First published in 1963, the International Film Guide enjoys an unrivalled reputation as the most authoritative and trusted source of information on contemporary world cinema. The guide offers comprehensive international coverage through a "World Survey" section encompassing the output of over one hundred countries. The 2009 edition will also include a special focus on the 2004 expansion of the European Union and the development of cinema in the Union's ten new member countries: Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, and Slovenia. The guide also includes detailed breakdowns of international box office statistics and film festival award-winners. Written by expert local correspondents who present critical reviews assessing features, documentaries, and shorts, International Film Guide is an essential companion for anyone interested in the global art of film.