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Films In 2008

WAVE, THE (MA15+) (Dennis Gansel, 2008)
“What is there left to be against? All we want is to have fun.”Faced with having to teach autocracy for project week to a class full of disaffected youth, a high-school teacher decides to turn hi… Read more

WEDDING SONG, THE (Karin Albou, 2008)
“A bold, very carnal take on adolescent female bonding.” - Variety ... In 1942 in Tunisia, two teenage girls struggle to hold their friendship together in the face of cultural differences and eme… Read more

WELCOME TO THE STICKS (M) (Dany Boon, 2008)
The heartwarming comedy that became the biggest box office smash in French history.In an attempt to cheer up his depressed wife, postal worker Philippe tries to scam a transfer from his comfortable l… Read more

Welcome to White Chapel District- DRAW ME A STORY (Marie Vieillevie, 2008)
What if the city began to tell us all about the cloak and dagger stories that she'd witnessed? ... --- D/S Marie Vieillevie P Rudolph Falaise WS L'agence du court-métrage - Régie TV Câble TD 35mm/… Read more

WENDY AND LUCY (Kelly Reichardt, 2008)
A girl and her dog hit the road, in Kelly Reichardt's follow up to her indie favourite Old Joy.Wendy (Michelle Williams, Brokeback Mountain) is on her way to Alaska in her beat up car with her best f… Read more

“When our public institutions fail us in the pursuit of truth and justice, we, the people, will find our own ways to uncover and speak of our history.” - filmmaker Scott Millwood ... In 1972 envi… Read more

WHERE IN THE WORLD IS OSAMA BIN LADEN? (M) (Morgan Spurlock, 2008)
“If I've learned anything from big budget action movies it's that complicated global problems are best solved by one lonely guy.” - filmmaker Morgan SpurlockHaving lost the weight from the fast f… Read more

A civilization under threat, clinging to tradition. ... In southern Chile, unnoticed by the rest of the world for centuries, a remote community of people exist who call themselves Mapuche-Pehuenche -… Read more

WHITE NIGHT WEDDING (Baltasar Kormákur, 2008)
“Kormákur's most assured and ambitious film to date.” - Toronto Film Festival ... Actor-director Baltasar Kormákur (Jar City, MIFF 08) calls his modernised version of Anton Chekhov's play Ivano… Read more

White Wolf (Pierre-Luc Granjon, 2008)
A child befriends a gigantic wolf. Then one day his father goes a-hunting. Australian premiere.---D/S Pierre Luc-Granjon P/WS Nexus Productions TD 35mm/2008/11mins ... Read more

WHO'S AFRAID OF KATHY ACKER (Barbara Caspar, 2008)
“I like relationships and I like flesh.” - Kathy Acker ... Boldly exploring the extremities of an extreme woman, Who's Afraid of Kathy Acker? chronicles one of America's original ‘outlaw write… Read more

WHO'S AFRAID OF THE WOLF? (Maria Prochazkova, 2008)
“Tightly scripted… wondrously inventive and irresistibly played.” - Variety ... Once upon a time there was a little girl called Terezka, who loved the story of Little Red Riding Hood and t… Read more

“Before I even heard Arthur's music, I was intrigued. My friend described a long forgotten gay disco auteur in a farmer's plaid shirt, obsessively listening to mixes of his own music on the Staten … Read more

Tragedy tears a close-knit group of high-school friends apart, forcing them to forge individual paths. ... For the Taiwan chapter of the Winds of September trilogy, director Tom Shu-Yu Lin brings us … Read more

World Rattled of Habit, A (Ben Rivers, 2008)
A day trip to Suffolk to see my friend Ben and his dad Oleg. ... --- D/P Ben Rivers WS LUX TD betacamsp/2008 ... Read more

WRECKING CREW, THE (Denny Tedesco, 2008)
“People will finally understand what it was like to be in the trenches of Rock and Roll… [this film is] the closest thing to being there.” - Hal Blaine, drummer for The Wrecking Crew ... Y… Read more

YAKUZA EIGA (Yves Montmayeur, 2008)
“I love the Yakuza… I see them as the heirs to the samurai spirit.” - actor Sonny Chiba ... Literally translated as ‘good-for-nothing', Japan's criminal brotherhood - the Yakuza - underw… Read more

yb box- SHOW ME A STORY (Liu Feng, 2008)
All people are born with their own distinct rhythm; three of China's best beatboxers are about to share theirs. ... --- D Liu Feng P Kerli Teo, Angie Wong, Liu Xiaoming S WS Wieden + Kennedy Shanghai… Read more

YES MEN FIX THE WORLD THE (Andy Bichlbaum & Mike Bonnano, 2008)
"Comedic vigilante justice." - USA Today ... Anti-globalisation pranksters Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno are back with this followup to The Yes Men (MIFF 04), to again skewer the excesses of capita… Read more

YOUNG FREUD IN GAZA (Peå Holmquist & Suzanne Khardalian, 2008)
“We need a million psychologists in Gaza." - Ayed ... With medical bag in hand, Ayed takes on the onerous task of attending patients in the Jabaliya refugee camp in northern Gaza. His job is unremi… Read more

YURI'S DAY (Kirill Serebrennikov, 2008)
“An allegory about Russia itself, seen here [as] a sort of spiritual Hotel California, from which, to paraphrase the Eagles, you can check out but you can never leave.” - Variety ... Yuri's Day t… Read more

Zap Cat (Aihara Nobuhiro, 2008)
Memories and images fade easily; they are entities that are forever losing their balance. ... --- D/P Aihara Nobuhiro WS Image Forum L no dialogue TD 16mm/2008 ... Read more

ZIFT (Javor Gardev, 2008)
A one-off noir thrill-ride artfully crafted from chiaroscuro and fog. ... In the opening moments, Moth is hurtled from a soviet jail into a stylised 60s Sofia underworld. He must steer at breakneck p… Read more

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