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Films In 2005

INVISIBLE WAVES (Pen-ek Ratanaruang, 2005)
“If Jacques Tati, the French comic absurdist, had ever made a gangster thriller, it probably would have looked like Invisible Waves.” - Hollywood Reporter This ethereal existential offering from … Read more

IRAQ IN FRAGMENTS (James Longley, 2005)
“A production of startling audacity and aesthetic provocation... if (director, James) Longley's astonishing feat of poetic agitation has a precedent in the entire history of documentary, I'm not aw… Read more

It's My Turn now (JÖrgen Hjerdt, 2005)
Stumbling to the ground with a basket of clean washing, a woman lies contemplatively in the autumn dirt. A gently playful comedy of an every-day heroine, patiently awaiting her just reward.---D/S Jö… Read more

IT'S WINTER (Rafi Pitts, 2005)
It's Winter was in Official Competition at this year's Berlin Film Festival. ... Khatoun and her daughter are abandoned when her husband searches for work elsewhere. Months pass. His family doesn't r… Read more

jewboy (Tony Krawitz, 2005)
[Jewboy], which screened in Un Certain Regard at Cannes this year, announces the abundant talent of director Tony Krawitz. Set in the Chassidic community of Sydney, it concerns a young man named Yuri… Read more

KILOMETRE ZERO (Hiner Saleem, 2005)
Kilometre Zero screened in Official Competition at last year's Cannes Film Festival. Veering between playful black comedy and telling commentary on the historical ethnic tensions that continue to wra… Read more

KISSED BY WINTER (Sara Johnsen, 2005)
[Kissed by Winter] is the piercing debut feature of Sara Johnsen, its story turning on loss, repression and redemption. ... A doctor in Stockholm, Victoria's life is thrown into disarray by the death… Read more

KZ (Rex Bloomstein, 2005)
KZ was nominated for a Grand Jury Prize at this year's Sundance Film Festival. How do people live with the ghosts of the past? How do you live your life knowing that, in the very recent past, atrocit… Read more

LAND OF THE DEAD (MA15+) (George Romero, 2005)
The dead shall inherit the earth. ... Partially rewritten after 9/11, Land of the Dead is the only film of the ‘Dead' series produced by a major studio.While the rich and powerful live in a fortifi… Read more

Last Factory, The (Felipe Nepomuceno, 2005)
This evocative one-shot film depicts the daily life and fragmented aural memories of PolySom, the last vinyl record factory in Latin America. ... Read more

Last Men Standing (Sasha Djurkovic, 2005)
The miners of Tower Colliery bought their pit believing they were securing the future of their community. This is a compelling yet chilling portrait of this community ten years on.---D/P/S Sasha Maja… Read more

Last Supper (Johannes Hammel, 2005)
Before long, the unknown families' outings and coffee klatches, documented in the original home movies for themselves and thier children, will no longer be recognisable. In the same way as the memori… Read more

Le Rouge au Sol (Maxime Giraux, 2005)
A young man goes shopping with his mother after a tumultous night out. a conversation filled with uncomfortable dialogue takes place en route to their destination. ... Read more

LEGEND OF TIME, THE (Isaki Lacuesta, 2005)
An elliptical blend of documentary and fiction, The Legend of Time is an exploration of two lives on the native island of Spain's legendary flamenco singer, Camarón. The first tale in this film foll… Read more

LINDA LINDA LINDA (Nobuhiro Yamashita, 2005)
Trouble strikes a high-school, teen-girl band on the eve of their performance at the school's festival. The lead guitarist has broken her finger and the lead singer has split. The remaining band memb… Read more

LITTLE RED FLOWERS (Zhang Yuan, 2005)
“One of the best films from China within the past few years.” - The Guardian Seen through the eyes of a four year-old boy, Little Red Flowers vividly realises the struggles of fitting into a pos… Read more

LITTLE TRIP TO HEAVEN, A (Baltasar Kormákur, 2005)
“A filmmaker enters Coen brothers territory at his own risk. Baltasar Kormákur crosses that border with A Little Trip to Heaven, a film with Fargo on its mind.” - Hollywood Reporter ... A finely… Read more

LOFT (KUROSAWA Kiyoshi, 2005)
A writer in a secluded country house is haunted by the past in the latest supernatural horror offering from Kurosawa Kiyoshi. Reiko (Nakatani Miki, Ring), an author struggling with a deadline on her … Read more

lomax the songhunter (Rogier Kappers, 2005)
Alan Lomax devoted his entire life to recording music in danger of disappearing. For six decades he travelled tirelessly, documenting blues, bluegrass, jazz, Appalachian and Cajun music for the Archi… Read more

LONGING (Valeska Grisebach, 2005)
An inadvertent infidelity propels three inhabitants of a small German town into a fraught love triangle in this powerful, minutely and beautifully observed second film from director Valeska Grisebach… Read more

look both ways (Sarah Watt, 2005)
Sarah Watt has a considerable reputation for her award-winning animated shorts. But Watt's astonishing debut feature, [Look Both Ways], marks this talented director's effortless transition to feature… Read more

LOOKING FOR CHEYENNE (Valerie Minetto, 2005)
“Suspenseful, funny, touching, sexy, and painlessly pertinent.” - Variety A love story between two women, Looking for Cheyenne also explores the deeper questions about the extent to which society… Read more

LOST AND FOUND (Kornél Mundruczó, Stefan Arsenijevic, Nadejda Koseva, Mait Laas, Cristian Mungiu, Jasmila Zbanic, 2005)
Six of Central and Eastern Europe's brightest young directors come together in this omnibus feature, each giving their idiosyncratic take on the theme of ‘generation'. In The Ritual (Nadejda Koseva… Read more

Lost Bag, The (Jean-Luc Greco - Catherine Buffat, 2005)
A man misplaces a bag full of gold but doesn't seem to want it back. His reluctance to reclaim his treasure results in a spectacularly strange chase scene.---D/S Jean-Luc Greco D Catherine Buffat P L… Read more

LOST DOMAIN, THE (Raoul Ruiz, 2005)
With almost 100 film projects to his credit, Raoul Ruiz has a firm place among the great directors of our time. The Lost Domain masterfully blends political and personal themes in a story about frien… Read more

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