Director: Szabolcs Hajdu
“Spins a dark fairytale, riffing on various storytelling traditions from circus puppet shows to great literature.” - Screen International
An original and outlandish trip into a surreal and kinky world that Terry Gilliam would be proud to call his own, Bibliothèque Pascal delves into the imagination of its heroine Mona, as she recounts a story of being sold into the illegal sex-trade.
Following Mona as she becomes a cast member of the Bibliothèque Pascal, a high-class sex club, this darkly fantastical tale sees Hungarian filmmaker Szabolcs Hajdu let his imagination and fantasy run riot.
“The work of an imaginative film-maker with ambition and chutzpah, an original that will win admirers and detractors in equal measure.” - Screen International
“Kosmos is nothing less than cosmic in scope… beautifully shot, and profoundly imaginative.” - Hollywood Reporter ... From the sweeping snow-driven plains on the edge of Turkey emerges a my… More »
Provocative filmmaker Želimir Žilnik returns with a wry look at the social turmoil plaguing Serbia. ... Žilnik (Kenedi is Getting Married, MIFF 08) weaves an intricate picture of Serbi… More »
“Pity the festival-going fool who stumbles unawares into Harmony Korine's patently abrasive, deliberately cruddy-looking mock documentary Trash Humpers.” - Variety ... Amongst the badly-lit alley… More »
“In Rivette-land, there is no life without art and vice versa.” - Screen International ... For Kate, a broken-down car and a broken-down life both get a jump start from a chance roadside encounte… More »