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On Oct. 26, the festival will hand out a best-picture prize, from a shortlist that includes “The Artist, “The Descendants,” Aleksandr Sokurov’s Venice Film festival winner “Faust” and Lynne Ramsay’s high school massacre drama “We Need to Talk About Kevin.”

The festival closes Oct. 27 with “Deep Blue Sea,” which stars Rachel Weisz, Tom Hiddleston and Simon Russell Beale _ stiff upper lips a-quiver _ in Terence Davies’ adaptation of Terrence Rattigan’s play about a postwar love triangle.