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Films Screened In 2007

The Fighting Cholitas is about a group of bold and resilient female Bolivian wrestlers. These indigenous women jump into the ring every week in their traditional and vibrant multi-layered skirts to perform the acrobatic manoeuvres of Luche Libre to the jeers and applause of their ardent fans ... Read more
16 year old Ricky lives in a small fishing village and is hindered by the expectations of his overbearing father. Meeting an older girl they escape together into a blanket of thick fog, Ricky emerges as a young man, but is he ready to face his father/ ... --- ... D Peter Salmon S Nick Mayow P ... Read more
A real-life thriller about Norma Khouri, the people she conned and how no-one's safe in the age of spin. In July 2004, Norma Khouri, best-selling author of Forbidden Love, was exposed as a fake. She had won fame and fortune as a Jordanian virgin on the run from Islamic extremists who had put a ... Read more
Paris' famous Père Lachaise cemetery is the resting place of famous artists - from Marcel Proust to Jim Morrison - and is the setting for this uplifting documentary. Through the simple concept of interviewing the people visiting the graves of the Père Lachaise cemetery, Forever investigates ... Read more
“One year from now, we should meet here again, because we have been through quite something together.” An unlikely trio of men gets closer and more confined than they ever imagined when their car is run off the road and into a ravine. It begins with Rafael and his brother-in-law heading to the ... Read more
The filmmaker stoically animates his naked body in single frame exposures. An impressive exercise in technical precision, which gathers momentum as the rules of the film's construction play against the rhythms of the natural world. ... ---D/P Albert Sackl WS Sixpackfilm L No dialogue TD ... Read more
“A supple, silly and visually accomplished meditation on fleeting power versus simple joys.” - Variety When Vincent, a French government minister, is ousted from his cushy position, he loses not only his job but also the lifestyle that comes with it - mistresses, mansions and money. Faced with ... Read more
“A valuably tactless, steady, clear-eyed look at the tragedy and cruelty of the new globalised serfdom.” - The Guardian In February 2004, 23 illegal Chinese immigrants were drowned while cockle picking in the northwest of England, cut off by the incoming tides on an empty sandbar in the ... Read more
“There has never been anything quite like Asger Leth's film; it's amazing it even exists and that the director is still alive.” - Variety It is 2004. The Haitian slum of Cité Soleil is the most dangerous place on earth. Lawlessness, poverty and despair fuel the only currency that matters ... Read more
Lee Hyun-joo is top of her class, her only blemish in life is a persistent blocked nose. One morning, she is horrified when she expels a long worm-like creature from her nose. Free of the worm and her blocked nose, Hyun-joo's intelligence begins to fade, just as a rival classmate's begins to rise ... Read more
What is a hormonal teen in the middle of small-town Patagonia to do? Informed by director Alexis Dos Santos' own youth, the energetic and sensual Glue represents the emergence of another exciting, new Argentinian filmmaker. The focus of the film is a budding singer/songwriter, the skinny and ... Read more
“An eloquent metaphor for an American public unwilling or unable to come to terms with the wages of war.” - Variety Middle American husband and father Stanley Phillips (John Cusack) is a manager at a box store. His wife Grace is in Iraq fighting for the US Army. Already struggling to live with ... Read more
“Blessed with a witty script and a talented ensemble of little-known character actors, this (is a) low-key but enormously charming pic” - Scott Foundas, Variety. ... Odd couple Martin and Clarence scour the country looking for the next big musical act. The con is ‘song sharking', auditioning ... Read more
Prvi Igrani Film o Srpskoj Trupi (First movie about Serbian Trumpet) An ambitious young trumpeter, Romeo, falls in love with a freckled maiden, Juliana, whose father also happens to be a trumpeter. The father does not approve of this love match, unimpressed with Romeo's “black” face. The young ... Read more
“Rarely has gritty naturalism and visual poetry been married so stirringly as in Half Moon.” - Toronto Film Festival The fourth feature from venerated Kurdish filmmaker Bahman Ghobadi (A Time for Drunken Horses, Turtles Can Fly) - inspired by Mozart's Requiem - centres on a musician in the ... Read more
A gentle samurai on a mission to take revenge on his father's death. To kill or not to kill - that is the question. Hirokazu Kore-eda's most recent release - and his first period film - is a decidedly unconventional samurai film. It follows an inept warrior, unable to avenge his father's killing ... Read more
A moody film version of the Brothers Grimm fairytale that stays completely faithful to the original. Generations of children have come to love this morality tale about a brother and sister abandoned in the forest and held captive by a creepy woman who lives in a house made of gingerbread and ... Read more
He's getting married and it's the happiest day of his life. A light-hearted film that reverses gender roles and assumptions, while subtly challenging the classic traditional wedding.---D/S Ursula Burton P Gabrielle Burton, Jennifer Burton, Maria Burton, Charity Burton WS Five Sisters Productions TD ... Read more
Three thirty-something couples gather for a luncheon that has all the ingredients to be a recipe for disaster. Relationships are tested, multiple surprises are revealed and souls are laid bare. A delightful romp that will have you in stitches. It's almost too much to bear! ... ---D/S Matt Kirby P ... Read more
Swiss musicians Koch-Schütz-Studer turn a 30-day music marathon into a cinematic piece of chamber music. Their album, Hardcore Chambermusic, is a music publishing phenomena that has taken Switzerland by storm. This documentary gives audiences an insight into the artists at work during an epic ... Read more
'Till death us do part' could just as easily have been ‘til you reach 40. Proving that life begins at 40, Elisabeth and Gudrun are Sweden's answer to the heroines of Thelma and Louise - minus the guns, the police and the crime spree. After a rough first encounter, the two become best friends ... Read more
“Israeli society through the foreigner's eyes.” - co-director David Ofek A melting pot of nationalities simmer away in a Hebrew language ulpan, a classroom traditionally used to help newcomers adapt to the values of the Jewish state. They include a Catholic princess from Lima, a Chinese woman ... Read more
“I never thought in my worst nightmares that 14 years later I'd feel compelled to track down His Big White Self.” - filmmaker Nick Broomfield Nick Broomfield's 1991 documentary, The Leader, His Driver and the Driver's Wife, made during the final days of apartheid, focused on South African ... Read more
After crashing his car, a man runs into the nearby woods carrying a mysterious sack. While its contents seem to weigh on him physically and emotionally, he is reluctant to let go - even when he feels he is being followed. But when he is discovered by one of the inhabitants of the swamplands, he has ... Read more
“A scandal when first released, Mr Jodorowsky's movie is a dazzling, rambling, often incoherent satire on consumerism, militarism and the exploitation of third world cultures by the West. It unfurls like a hallucinogenic daydream.” - New York Times Although widely regarded as one of the best ... Read more
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