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Films Screened In 2007

DOL: THE VALLEY OF TAMBOURINES (HINER SALEEM, 2006)
DOL: A traditional Kurdish tambourine, which is used for festivities in the Middle East, as well as for funerals. On the border of Iran and Iraq sits a small village, Balliova, which is controlled b… Read more

DREAMS OF DUST (Laurent Salgues, 2007)
“Depicting an African hell on Earth where ant-like men burrow deep into the desert and risk their lives to mine gold.” - Variety Mocktar, a Nigerian peasant travels to Burkina Faso to leave behi… Read more

DRY SEASON (Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, 2006)
“An unassumingly political work that unfolds with the simplicity of a parable and the gravity of a Bible story.” - New York Times Dry Season deals with the aftermath of Chad's 40-year civil war.… Read more

Dugong (Erin White, 2006)
A prodigal son unexpectedly arrives with his dog for his younger brother's wedding. Family revelations persuade him to leave again, more of a loner than before. Film Victoria-funded, Dugong screened … Read more

EAGLE VS SHARK (Taika Waititi, 2006)
Director Taika Waititi will be a guest of the festival and will be introducing the first screening of Eagle vs Shark ... “Napoleon Dynamite meets When Harry Met Sally.” - cinematicalPainfully ine… Read more

ECHOES OF HOME (Stefan Schwietert, 2007)
Who would imagine that Swiss avant-garde yodelling could bring so much joy? Well, it does. Enter the wondrous sonic world of three exceptional Swiss vocal artists whose universe of sound extends far… Read more

EIJANAIKA (Shohei Imamura, 1981)
“As a spectacle, it's stunning in its dynamism and the last half-hour presents one of the most libidinal depictions of a mass uprising since Eisenstein restaged the storming of the Winter Palace.… Read more

El Otro Lado (Alex Webb, 1992)
In places almost like a surveillance film, Alex Webb's El Otro Lado (The Other Side) follows the desperate flight of Mexicans trying to cross illegally into the USA. ... Check out the Talking Picture… Read more

EL TOPO (Alexandro Jodorowsky, 1970)
Presented in a fully restored print, this visceral, quasi-Western is credited as starting the ‘midnight movies' phenomenon. El Topo tells of a black-clad gunslinger whose yearning for spiritual en… Read more

ENEMIES OF HAPPINESS (Anja Al Erhayem, Eva Mulved, 2006)
Winner of Silver Wolf Award at last year's International Documentary Festival Amsterdam, Enemies of Happiness introduces us to a remarkable 28 year-old woman during Afghanistan's first democratic ele… Read more

Eve and Marilyn (Eve Arnold, 1987)
In Eve and Marilyn, Arnold spotlights her relationship with Marilyn Monroe, whom she photographed possibly more than any other photographer over a certain period. This film raises fascinating questio… Read more

EVERYTHING'S GONE GREEN (Paul Fox, 2006)
Author Douglas Coupland (Generation X) makes a foray into film as the screenwriter of Everything's Gone Green, a quirky tale about a slacker caught in a late-20s wasteland. When Ryan (Paulo Costanzo… Read more

EX-DRUMMER (Koen Mortier, 2007)
Grubby, violent and propulsively energetic, Ex Drummer is blacker than Trainspotting and bleaker than L'Enfant (The Child). A gang of Flemish lowlifes are in a wannabe rock band. One of them has a l… Read more

EXIT (Peter Lindmark, )
Last year's MIFF guest, the enigmatic Mads Mikkelsen (Casino Royale, the Pusher trilogy at MIFF 06), stars in a dark, Hitchcockian thriller set against the high-flying world of corporate finance. T… Read more

Experimental & Conceptual Shorts Programme (, )
Silver Poem (Brazil)Order-Re-Order (Austria)Harrachov (UK/Netherlands)Popkitsch (Australia). ..... .:.:...:::ccccoCCoooo: : (Austria)Time Away (Canada)Harmonium (UK)When Your Feet Don't Touch the Gro… Read more

EXTERMINATING ANGELS (Jean-Claude Brisseau, 2006)
“It is porn, yes, but of the most noble kind.” - Rotterdam Film Festival The “maestro of pulse-quickening simulated sex” - according to Variety - Jean-Claude Brisseau (Secret Things) continu… Read more

Fair Trade (Michael Dreher, 2006)
The shortest distance and at the same time the most obvious gap between the so-called Third World Countries and Europe is the Straits of Gibraltar. Fair Trade is one of the many stories of child trad… Read more

FALKENBERG FAREWELL (Jesper Ganslandt, 2006)
“Part poetry, part sociological snapshot of small-town life, Falkenberg Farewell is like a Swedish I Vitelloni - the opening salvo from a new and distinctive talent.” - Toronto Film Festival Jes… Read more

FALLING (Barbara Albert, 2006)
Playing somewhat like an updated, Austrian version of The Big Chill, Falling is the story of five women returning to their small hometown for their teacher's funeral. Having been apart for almost 14… Read more

FAMILY TIES (Kim Tae-yong, 2006)
“Here, you encounter a love completely different from what you have known or experienced before…” - filmmaker Kim Tae-yong Arguments turn to fighting, fighting to shouting, shouting to cr… Read more

Fast Lane (Grant Scicluna, 2006)
Shattering lives and friendships. A teenager enters life in the fast lane when the consequences of his and his mate's reckless behaviour hits him head on. World Premiere.---D/S Grant Scicluna P Janni… Read more

FAY GRIM (Hal Hartley, 2006)
“You're a good woman, Fay. Someday when all this is over and we have destroyed Western civilization... ” Ten years have passed since Henry Fool. With Fay Grim, filmmaker Hal Hartley reunites us w… Read more

Fetch (Dana Dorian, 2006)
This punchy tale of an unimpressed mutt takes a humorous look at how good a friend 'man's best friend' really is. ... D Dana Dorian P Sam McCarthy WS Axis Animation TD video/col/2006/2mins ... Read more

FEW DAYS IN SEPTEMBER, A (Santiago Amigorena, )
“[Juliet] Binoche is charmingly convincing as a sophisticated French female James Bond who speaks several languages, is handy with an automatic and has kept a pet turtle longer than she keeps her m… Read more

FIDO (Andrew Currie, 2006)
The ‘zom-com' sub-genre gets a technicolor makeover in this frisky take on the adventures of the undead. The town of Willard exists in a kind of retro future where everyone wears smiles on their … Read more

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