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Films Screened In 2003

I’LL BE SEEING HER: WOMEN IN KOREAN CINEMA (Kim Soyoung, 2003)
Ranging from the classic, rarely seen films of the Golden Age of Korean cinema of the 50s, to the invigorating work emerging at the moment, this new documentary is a concise examination of female rep… Read more

I’ll wait for the next one (Phillipe Orreindy, 2002)
Antoine, a 29-year-old man, performs his personal ad to a packed train carriage on the French subway. His performance is funny and charming, but will it ever lead to bigger things? ... Read more

I’m a Star! (Stefan Stratil, 2002)
A lonely man, a cigarette, a hotel hallway— this is the setting for an ironic take on Sinatra lore. Fueled by the contents of his flask, he staggers for all eternity through the corridors of a … Read more

In Absentia (Lucia Cedron, 2002)
Sitting in her bathroom in a new country, Maria takes a pregnancy test. While she waits for the results, she remembers the violence and exile she escaped when she left Argentina. Won the Silver Bear … Read more

IN AMERICA (Jim Sheridan, 2002)
Johnny and Sarah (Samantha Morton, Morvern Collar, in MIFF this year) arrive in New York from Ireland with their two young daughters, soon after the death of their infant son. Virtually penniless and… Read more

IN MY SKIN (Marina de Van, 2002)
Esther is in her 30s and freelances for a public relations firm. She's ready to make some changes in her life—the possibility of accepting a regular position within the company, and also settli… Read more

In the Beginning was the Eye (Bady Minck, 2002)
Direct from Directors' Fortnight at this year's Cannes Film Festival, In the Beginning was the Eye is a film about narration and remembering; about the volatility of language and image and the tricks… Read more

Indian Summer (Carolyn Dobbe, 2002)
On December 1, 2001 it was 66 degrees (19 Celsius) in NYC: an Indian Summer that comes to an icy end. Dobbe carefully builds up the days contemplative mood with a classic filmic eye for detail, colou… Read more

INFERNAL AFFAIRS (Andrew Lau, Alan Mak, 2002)
Taking its place besides the classic John Woo and Tsuik Hark Hong Kong action films of the 80s and 90s, Infernal Affairs is as hard boiled and relentless as they come. Yan (Tony Leung Chiu-wai) is an… Read more

INTACTO (Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, 2001)
In a mysterious netherworld, a group of people, including Holocaust survivor and underground casino owner Sam (Max Von Sydow), and his right-hand man, bank robber Federico, possess the gift of being … Read more

INTERSTELLA 5555 (Kazuhisa Takenouchi, 2003)
Parisian electro-duo Daft Punk combine with legendary Japanese animator Leiji Matsumoto (Albator) in this hour-long visual and aural extravaganza. Its simple plot—four musicians from another ga… Read more

IRANIAN SPREAD (Kianoosh Ayyari, 2002)
An intnguingly simple premise—a counterfeit 1000 toman banknote travels throughout Iran as it is passed from person to person—that results in a kaleidoscopic journey of culture, geography… Read more

It's a Wonderful Life (Guy Maddin, 2001)
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JAM FILMS (Ryuhei Kitamura, Tetsuo Shinohara, George Iida, Rokuro Mochizuki, Yukihiko Tsutsumi, Isao Yukisada, 2002)
A compilation of outrageous, inventive short films from seven of Japan's hottest filmmakers. Wildly diverse in subject, genre, systems of photography and filmmaking technique, Jam Films explodes onto… Read more

JAPANESE STORY (Sue Brooks, 2002)
"In Japan we have an expression which, when translated, means 'you meet only once, so make everything in that moment count.'" - Gotaro Tsunishima ... Toni Colette is Sandy, an ambitious geologist who… Read more

Japanese Tradition: Dogeza (Junji Kojima, 2002)
Become the Perfect Japanese, with this step by step mock educational video. Japanese Tradition is fun, quirky and very cool. When exploring Dogeza, the art of apology, and Sushi, the art of eating su… Read more

Japanese Tradition: Sushi (Junji Kojima, 2002)
Become the Perfect Japanese, with this step by step mock educational video. Japanese Tradition is fun, quirky and very cool. When exploring Dogeza, the art of apology, and Sushi, the art of eating su… Read more

JEALOUSY IS MY MIDDLE NAME (Park Chan-ok, 2002)
Wongsang is a struggling student, living in a single room and working part-time as a plumber while finishing his thesis in literature. He dreams of studying abroad, but his financial situation is not… Read more

JIMMY SCOTT: IF YOU ONLY KNEW (Matthew Buzzell, 2002)
The New York Times called enigmatic jazz legend Jimmy Scott "the most unjustly ignored American singer of the 20th century". Best known for his heavenly voice and work with practically every legendar… Read more

John and Mia (Christian Bjarke Dyekjær, 2002)
Long-distance truck driver and widower John prepares to relax at home with Christmas beers, a bag of frozen hash and a porno movie.To his horror he discovers his estranged daughter Mia is a porn star… Read more

JONNY VANG (Jens Lien, 2003)
Selected for Berlin and Seattle Film Festivals and awarded at two more, Jonny Vang is a skewed black comedy about a small town loser with ambitions to make it in the high flying world of ... worm far… Read more

Journey Man (Dictynna Hood, 2002)
A stowaway from Sierra Leone, a Welsh town and Christmas ... "Beautiful acting from Usifu Jalloh and Ruth Madoc. Lovely, lovely film. Sensitive, understated, kind and clear"—Ewan McGregor ... Read more

Just a Woman (Mitra Farahani, Sonbol B. Y. P. Jean de Forets, 2002)
A vivid and compelling portrait of transsexuality in Iran. Morvarid strives to conciliate her Islamic culture, her family and her sex work. But, more than this, she strives to become a woman. Won the… Read more

Kaidohmaru (Kanji Wakabayashi, 2002)
During the Heian Period of Japan's history, dark spirits still dwelled in the forests, mountains and rivers. Disguised as a male warrior a young woman named Kaidohmaru, 'The Knight of Fire', wages co… Read more

KAKUTO (Iseya Yusuke, 2002)
Life for Ryo is hectic. Aside from his university studies, his indulgences in drugs, girls and clubs keep him on his toes. On his birthday, he decides to throw a party with some close friends, that i… Read more

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