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AE FOND KISS (Ken Loach, 2004)
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 (M… Read more

ANA AND THE OTHERS (Celina Murga, 2004)
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 a… Read more

BAADASSSSS! (Mario Van Peebles, 2004)
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… Read more

COFFEE AND CIGARETTES (Jim Jarmusch, 2004)
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, incl… Read more

COWARDS BEND THE KNEE (Guy Maddin, 2004)
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 hilarious… Read more

DÍAS DE SANTIAGO (Josué Méndez, 2004)
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 gen… Read more

DEAD CREATURES (Andrew Parkinson, 2004)
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 w… Read more

EXILES (Tony Gatlif, 2004)
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.… Read more

FAR SIDE OF THE MOON (Robert Lepage, 2004)
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, … Read more

FUSE (Pjer Zalica, 2004)
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… Read more

G-SALE (Randy Nargi, 2004)
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 eleph… Read more

GRAFFITI ARTIST, THE ( James Bolton, 2004)
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 virgina… Read more

HEAD-ON (Fatih Akin, 2004)
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 … Read more

HOLY GIRL, THE (Lucrecia Martel, 2004)
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… Read more

HOTEL (Jessica Hausner, 2004)
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'T… Read more

I'M NOT SCARED (Gabriele Salvatores, 2004)
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 … Read more

LAST HORROR MOVIE, THE (Julian Richards, 2004)
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… Read more

LIFE AND DEATH OF PETER SELLERS, THE (Stephen Hopkins, 2004)
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 Selle… Read more

LIFE IS A MIRACLE (Emir Kusturica, 2004)
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. … Read more

LIGHTWEIGHT ( Jean-Pierre Ameris, 2004)
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 … Read more

LOST SKELETON OF CADAVRA, THE (Larry Blamire, 2004)
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'… Read more

MARIA FULL OF GRACE (Joshua Marston, 2004)
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 … Read more

MISTER V. (Emilie Deleuze, 2004)
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 … Read more

NINA (Heitor Dhalia, 2004)
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… Read more

NOTRE MUSIQUE (Jean-Luc Godard, 2004)
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', 'Pur… Read more

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