Below we have our first looks at the new films from Tim Burton, Cate Shortland, Takashi Miike and The Farrelly Brothers.

Tim Burton’s ‘Frankenweenie

An expansion of his original 1984 live-action short film, ‘Frankenweenie’ is a heartwarming tale about a boy and his dog. After unexpectedly losing his beloved dog Sparky, young Victor harnesses the power of science to bring his best friend back to life—with just a few minor adjustments. He tries to hide his home-sewn creation, but when Sparky gets out, Victor’s fellow students, teachers and the entire town all learn that getting a new “leash on life” can be monstrous.

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Cate Shortland’s ‘Lore

Based on Rachel Seiffert’s Booker nominee post-WWII novella ‘The Dark Room,’ Shortland’s German-language adaptation stars Nele Trebs (‘Die Tür’), Kai Malina (‘The White Ribbon’) and Ursina Lardi (‘Songs of Love and Hate’).

Spring 1945. As the German front collapses, the Allied forces take control of Hitler’s country. With her Nazi parents imprisoned, 14-year-old Lore is left alone in charge of her four young siblings.

The only place they can go is their grandmother’s house, 900km north. Embarking on a journey across the devastated country, the children struggle to survive, slowly realizing the reality and consequences of their parents’ actions. When Thomas, a young Jewish refugee, offers his help, Lore has to learn to trust a person whom she had always been told was the enemy.

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Takashi Miike’s ‘Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney

From the director of ‘13 Assassins’ and based on the popular adventure videogame ‘Phoenix Wright’ series of videogames, the “light comedy” stars Hiroki Narimiya as the rookie defense attorney Phoenix Wright.

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The Farrelly Brothers‘ ‘The Three Stooges

While trying to save their childhood orphanage, Moe (Chris Diamantopoulos), Larry (Sean Hayes), and Curly (Will Sasso) inadvertently stumble into a murder plot and wind up starring in a reality TV show.

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