HeyUGuys brings you the latest in World Cinema film trailers in association with Film Dates UK.

Each week we’ll be showcasing some of most anticipated foreign releases as well as highlighting a few hidden gems which may have fallen off your radar. It’s no surprise that Hollywood has turned to World Cinema for inspiration in recent years with the number of remakes getting more and more popular.

Whilst it remains to be seen how many of these remakes go on to succeed or stay true to their original story counterparts, we decided it was high-time we turned the spotlight onto the next wave of foreign films to grace our screens.

This week we have 4 new trailers for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy!

Benda Bilili!

UK Cinema Release Date: Friday 18th March 2011

Synopsis: Summer 2009. Five paraplegics and a young able-bodied teenager light up the stage in front of an entranced audience of 8000 people. “Benda Bilili” – in English “See Beyond”, is the name of this Kinshasa band which has acquired a global following. Chances of success were slim at first for these homeless handicapped artists who struggled to survive on the streets of their dilapidated capital. “Benda Bilili” is not a music film, it’s the story of a dream that became reality. And a plunge into the streets of Kinshasa without a safety net.

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Les Diaboliques (Demonen)

UK Cinema Release Date: Friday 18th March 2011

Synopsis: The wife and mistress of a sadistic boarding school headmaster plot to kill him. They drown him in the bathtub and dump the body in the school’s filthy swimming pool… but when the pool is drained, the body has disappeared – and subsequent reported sightings of the headmaster slowly drive his ‘killers’ (and the audience) up the wall with almost unbearable suspense.

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Al-mor wa al rumman (Pomegranates and Myrrh)

UK Cinema Release Date: Saturday 19th March 2011

Synopsis: Ramallah this decade. A free spirited woman dancer, Kamar, finds herself the wife of a prisoner, Zaid, and away from everything she loves until she returns to the dance, defying society’s taboos. At the dance Kamar is confronted with Kais, a Palestinian returnee, who has taken Kamar’s role as the head choreographer. Sparks fly between Kamar and Kais, creating more than a passionate, emotional dance for the both of them. Matters become even more complicated when Zaid’s sentence is extended. At the same time the family’s legal case against the land confiscation faces one obstacle after another and the villagers from the nearby villages are unable to reach the family’s olive groves, placing the annual harvest and consequently the family’s livelihood in danger. AndKamar’s life is thrown into turmoil as she becomes increasingly attached to Kais, and caught in the midst of her desire to dance and breaking the family and society taboos of the prisoner’s wife’s role while life under occupation rages on.

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Plato’s Academy (Akadimia Platonos)

UK Cinema Release Date: Sunday 20th March 2011

Synopsis: A Greek shopkeeper discovers something about his family’s past when his mother embraces an Albanian worker.

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Check back next week for more trailers!