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Golden Gate (Palace II)

Brazil, 2001 (MIFF 2002, Fiction)

Director: Fernando Meirelles, Katia Lund

Golden Gate tells a gripping story of two kids living in one of the most violent favelas in Rio de Janeiro. All they want is some pocket money to go to a concert. This beautifully produced film screened at Sundance and New York and was a prize winner at Berlin.

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Just the Two of Us

Russia, 2001
"You pretend to work; we'll pretend to pay you' goes the old Soviet adage. In this remarkable debut film, which screened at Cannes, two ageing brothers, railroad line guards in the middle of nowhere,… More »

At Dawning

UK, 2002
She thinks if she can steal away in the darkness, before the man in the bed wakes, it never happened. The man in the tree strongly disagrees. Golden Bear winner at Berlin. ... More »

A Pair of Glasses

Italy, 2001
Annarelia, a ten-year-old growing up in a poverty-stricken town, lives in ignorant bliss until her mother saves enough money for a new pair of glasses. Steeped in Italian cinematic tradition, this be… More »

Blow

Australia, 2001
Rebecca, 15, is struggling with something big. Every morning, she sneezes violently. Exactly nine sneezes every time, her mother insists. Rebecca feels allergic to life, and needs to admit a big secr… More »

Roundabout

Australia, 2001
In Rachel Griffiths' Roundabout, an ordinary man heads for work and never makes it. A sudden event triggers a previously unrevealed fragility and he spirals out of control. Endlessly circling, he is … More »

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