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CLOSED CURTAIN (Jafar Panahi,Kamboziya Partovi, 2013)
"The very fact that this film exists is cause for celebration: it's the second time, after This Is Not A Film, that Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi has managed to defy the 20-year-filmmaking ban impos… Read more

COLOSSAL YOUTH (Pedro Costa, )
“It's no exaggeration to say that Colossal Youth was the single most divisive film at Cannes in 2006.” - LA Weekly ... Mining material from his films Bones and In Vanda's Room, filmmaker Pedro Co… Read more

COSMOS (Jennifer Alleyn, Manon Briand, Marie-Julie Dallaire, Arto Paragamian, André Turpin, Denis Villeneuve, 1997)
A modern mosaic from the urban jungle, this is an omnibus film, six stories linked by the central character of Greek philosopher/taxi driver, Cosmos. Nightmares traumatise Morille, a young filmmaker … Read more

CRIMSON GOLD (Jafar Panahi, 2003)
Winner of the Un Certain Regard Jury Award at Cannes this year, Jafar Panahi's (The Circle, MIFF 2001) new film is a intimate and absorbing drama. Based on true events, told to Panahi by Abbas Kiaros… Read more

CURLING (Denis Côté, 2010)
"Denis Côté has long since staked out his territory as Canada's most adventurous auteur." - Eye Weekly ... Winning the Best Director prize at Locarno, Curling is an offbeat and eccentric comedy wit… Read more

DAMSELS IN DISTRESS (Whit Stillman, 2011)
“Whit Stillman's whimsical campus comedy is an utter delight.” - Variety ... Violet (Greta Gerwig) is a sweet-natured, eccentric sophomore at a recently co-ed New England campus. Along with her f… Read more

DANCE OF REALITY, The (Alejandro Jodorowsky, 2013)
"Life can be comic, can be sexy, can be everything at the same time. So I will make a picture, but I will not say what you need to feel. You will feel whatever you're feeling." - Alejandro Jodorowsky… Read more

DANCE OF THE WIND (Rajan Khosa, 1997)
Voted audience favourite at both the London and Nantes Film Festivals, Rajan Khosa's magnificent debut, Dance of the Wind, probes the dynamics of the Indian oral tradition. Pallavi, a successful sing… Read more

Dark Horse (Dagur Kari, )
Daniel (Jakob Cedergren) is a charming slacker, trying to make ends meet through graffiti. When he's not scrawling the names of young women on blank walls for their erstwhile lovers, or tagging for h… Read more

DARK HORSE (Todd Solondz, 2011)
“Solondz's most waywardly endearing film - his gentlest triumph.” - Time ... In a suburban world where every character knows their true value in the social order, 35-year-old man-child Abe (Jorda… Read more

days and hours (Pjer Zalica, 2004)
Significantly more upbeat than most contemporary cinema from this troubled region, [Days and Hours] revolves around good-hearted bachelor Fuke, who crosses the city in his beat-up car to fix his elde… Read more

dead man's shoes (Shane Meadows, 2004)
Shane Meadows has fashioned a chilling picture of vengeance in his brilliant and unforgiving [Dead Man's Shoes], a radical shift in tone from his [Once Upon a Time in the Midlands] (MIFF 03) and [A R… Read more

Dead Meat (Connor McMahon, 2004)
Any truly international film festival would welcome the inclusion of an Irish zombie movie, and MIFF has. [Dead Meat] represents yet another accomplished entry in the list of films such as [28 Days L… Read more

DEATH SENTENCE (Prakash Jha, 1997)
Sunset. A wide-screen expanse bathed in a blood red glow. Two women, their colourful saris almost luminous, crest a hill bathed in the last fiery rays of dusk. The scene is stunning, gorgeous for a f… Read more

DEBT, THE (Assaf Bernstein, 2007)
Thirty-three years of lies and deception threaten to unravel as three ex-Mossad agents find themselves unwittingly recalled to duty. ... In 1964 three Mossad agents led by Rachel (powerhouse Israeli … Read more

DEEP BREATH (Damien Odoul, 2000)
Winner of two awards at the 2001 Venice Film Festival, including the Cinema of the Present - Special Jury Award, Deep Breath tells a singular tale of an alienated teenage boy who lives with his uncle… Read more

DELBARAN (Abolfazl Jalili, 2001)
Opening this year's Rotterdam International Film Festival, acclaimed Iranian filmmaker Abolfazl Jalili's latest film (supported through the Hubert Bals Fund for innovative talent in developing countr… Read more

DESCENT, THE (Neil Marshall, 2005)
“The most significant Brit chiller since 28 Days Later. 5 stars.” - Empire, UK. ... Pitched by its director as “Deliverance goes underground”, The Descent is the much-anticipated second featu… Read more

DESERT WITHIN, THE (Rodrigo Plá, 2008)
"The desert grows, and woe to him who conceals the desert within him..." - Friedrich Nietzsche ... Hot off the success of last year's award-winning La Zona, Rodrigo Plá doesn't put one step wrong in… Read more

DEVEERI (Kavitha Lankesh, 1999)
In her debut feature, Indian filmmaker Kavitha Lankesh tells the story of a 12-year-old boy Kyatha (Manja) who lives with his sister Deveeri (played by prominent Indian actress Nandita Das) The pair … Read more

dias de campo (Raul Ruiz, 2004)
Following more than three decades in exile, acclaimed Chilean auteur Raul Ruiz returns to his homeland to bring cinema audiences [Dias de Campo]. This film was inspired by two stories from Chilean no… Read more

DIFFERENTLY MOLUSSIA (Nicolas Rey, 2012)
MIFF is proud to present filmmaker Nicolas Rey's extraordinary, randomised film experiment. ... In differently, Molussia there are nine chapters. Before each screening the order of the chapters is se… Read more

DISCO PIGS (Kirsten Sheridan, 2000)
The embryonic love tale of Pig and Runt begins when they are bom on the same day in the same hospital. This film is based on the play by Enda Walsh and is the debut feature film for Irish filmmaker K… Read more

DISTANT LIGHTS (Hans Christian Schmid, 2003)
The winner of the FIPRESCI prize at this year's Berlin Film Festival, Distant Lights is a tender humanist portrart of a group of people finding their way in a world of moral ambiguity. ... The German… Read more

DIVINE INTERVENTION (Elia Suleiman, 2002)
Collecting both the Jury Prize and FIPRESCI awards at Cannes this year, Elia Suleiman's Divine Intervention offers a singular view of Palestinian communities fraying at the edges - conveyed with a Ja… Read more

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