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Ae Fond Kiss UK/Spain/Germany/ItalyMaster of contemporary social-realism cinema Ken Loach makes a return to MIFF with the final film in his acclaimed Glasgow trilogy, which includes My Name is Joe (MIFF 1999) and Sweet Sixteen. Peering into the world of interracial romance and ethnic intolerance ... Read more
Ana and the Others (Ana y los otros) ArgentinaAfter living in Buenos Aires for a number of years, 25-year-old Ana returns to her small Argentine hometown of Paraná. Catching up with former friends and visiting all her old haunts, Ana notices a distinct difference between her 'sophisticated' ... Read more
Baadasssss! USA Mario Van Peebles was 13 when his filmmaking father, Melvin, asked him to perform his first on-screen sex scene in the groundbreaking 1971 blaxploitation flick Sweetback's Baad Asssss Song. Baadasssss! is Mario's loving and stylish dramatic recreation of his father's pioneering ... Read more
Coffee and Cigarettes USA'When you're cool, you're cool and Coffee and Cigarettes is certified.' -VarietyUS indie film icon Jim Jarmusch has assembled a remarkable group of actors and musicians, including Bill Murray, Cate Blanchett, Jack and Meg White (from The White Stripes), Tom Waits and Iggy ... Read more
Cowards Bend the Knee Canada'straight from the guilt mines of Guy Maddin's psyche to the collective unconscious of stunned audiences, Cowards Bend the Knee is film autobiography at its most hilariously creative.' -Variety'sex! Voyeurism! Revenge! Ice-hockey! The scandalous confessions of Winnipeg's ... Read more
Días de Santiago Peru Santiago, an intense 23-year-old soldier, has returned to Lima after years of fighting the scourge of drug-traffickers and terrorist organisations. He is a member of a lost generation, adrift in the wake of government irresponsibilities. Shocked upon his return to find Lima a ... Read more
Dead Creatures UK,/i>Imagine what Ken Loach would do with a zombie film and you have the flesh-munching treat that is Dead Creatures. This original entry into the grand tradition of films about the walking undead is happily free of all the clichés, especially the armies of corpses stumbling about ... Read more
Exiles (Exils) France ... Winner of the Best Director prize at Cannes, Exiles is MIFF regular Tony Gatlif's (Swing, MIFF 2002) latest intoxicating, music fuelled, and most personal cinematic delight. ... 'Exiles is a terrific journey of self-discovery, a return to roots and a venture into the soul ... Read more
Far Side of the Moon (La Face Cachée de la Lune) Canada Acclaimed theatre and film director Robert Lepage (Possible Worlds, MIFF 2001) brings to the screen an adaptation of his own play. A playful, metaphorical tale juxtaposing sibling rivalry with the US'soviet space race, Far Side of the Moon is ... Read more
Fuse (Gori Valtra) Bosnia-Herzegovina/Austria/France/TurkeyIn the small Bosnian town of Tesanje things appear calm in the aftermath of the ravaging war. People seem warm and open, and the town square is an inviting meeting point for its inhabitants. But look closer and there is a seedy underbelly ... Read more
G-Sale USABogwood: the garage sale capital of the USA. A certain breed of person will spend every weekend combing through other folks' cast-off belongings looking for treasure in the form of an elephant carved from a coconut. Like Christopher Guest's Best in Show and Waiting for Guffman, the ... Read more
The Graffiti Artist USA,P>For 17-year-old Nick a can of spray paint is a way of life. Adrift in a lush, nocturnal urban landscape, he is out to destroy the system by making art on the maze of virginal exterior walls of downtown Seattle and Portland. Leading an isolated and lonely life, Nick must ... Read more
Head-On (Gegen die Wand) Germany'Head-On is an intense, romantic, funny-sad, sometimes harrowing, always moving portrait of cultural estrangement and the power of love.' -The Hollywood ReporterAfter a heavy night of drinking, Cahit, a 40-year-old Berliner on a path of self-destruction, drives his ... Read more
The Holy Girl (La Niña Santa) ArgentinaIn Official Competition at Cannes this year, The Holy Girl is a potent tale of sexual awakening and religious guilt, set in a small, claustrophobic Argentine town.16-year-old Amalia, like many girls her age, is questioning her religious beliefs. After choir ... Read more
Hotel Austria/GermanyIrene has just begun a job as a front-desk clerk in a small mountain resort. Residing in the hotel itself, Irena has plenty of time to wander the long, empty corridors at night'Time also to become suspicious about the whereabouts of the woman she replaced, who recently ... Read more
I'm Not Scared (Io Non Ho Paura) Italy The latest film from Italian maestro Gabriele Salvatores (Mediterraneo) is a taut thriller set in the sun-drenched southern Italian countryside. It is 1978 and 10-year-old Michele lives a carefree life in a small town with his mother and younger sister, Maria ... Read more
The Last Horror Movie UKMax is a witty, charming and debonair wedding photographer by day and thrill-killer with a taste for human flesh by night. Max has coerced a young video apprentice, who thinks he has the stomach for the task, into documenting his crimes. As the film progresses, the line ... Read more
The Life and Death of Peter Sellers USA/UK'a tour de force performance from Geoffrey Rush.' -screen InternationalMIFF patron Geoffrey Rush stars in the title role of The Life and Death of Peter Sellers, selected in Official Competition at Cannes. He is supported by a stellar cast that includes ... Read more
Life is a Miracle (Zivot Je Cudo)Serbia and Montenegro/France Emir Kusturica (Underground) returns with another exuberant cinematic tapestry, direct from its place in Official Competition at Cannes. Shot through with copious amounts of wine, song and dancing, this bittersweet tale of star-crossed ... Read more
Lightweight (Poids Léger) France Sharp, rapid and powerful, Antoine boxes as a lightweight. Recently orphaned, he is the pride and joy, as well as surrogate son, of Chief, who runs the amateur club where Antoine trains in the evenings. The two dine at a local Chinese restaurant, where the young ... Read more
The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra USA'If you've never seen a movie whose title begins with the words 'attack of', preferably followed by a phrase including the word 'Creature', 'Giant', 'Monster', 'Robot' or 'Killer', stop reading here. Assuming you meet the above criteria, The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra ... Read more
Maria Full of Grace (Maria, Ilena eres de Gracia) USA/Colombia Maria Full of Grace is a gritty, deeply humanist portrait of one woman's struggle for independence. It won the Audience Award for Drama at Sundance this year, and scooped the Best Actress prize at Berlin Film Festival (shared with Oscar ... Read more
Mister V. FranceLuigi, a horse trainer in provincial France, is in grave danger. With none of his fold performing up to par, and in debt to an unscrupulous Belgian breeder, he embarks on a desperate plan. He buys a horse, Mister V., planning an 'accident' to befall the beast in order to claim the ... Read more
Nina Brazil 'Young Nina, an intelligent and talented comic-strip artist, has a full-time job attending hip parties and scraping together enough money to finance her lifestyle. This latter activity is however not very successful and she has great difficulty coughing up the rent for landlady ... Read more
Notre Musique France/Switzerland The latest film from venerable 73-year-old French auteur Jean-Luc Godard arrives direct from its slot in Official Selection at Cannes. Set in three parts''Hell', 'Purgatory' and 'Heaven''Notre Musique is a philosophical meditation on the impact of warfare upon the ... Read more
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