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Films In 2009

Cat Piano, The (Eddie White and Ari Gibson, 2009)
Nick Cave narrates the tale of a city of singing cats in this latest animation from award-winning studio The People's Republic of Animation. ... --- D Eddie White, Ari Gibson P Jessica Brentnall S Ed… Read more

CELL 211 (Daniel Monzon, 2009)
“Satisfyingly intense… keeps the viewer tightly handcuffed.” - Variety ... A gritty, edge-of-your-seat thriller filled with powerhouse performances and calculated twists, this multi-award-w… Read more

CHICKS (LIFE AT THE RANCH) (Sophie Letourneur, 2009)
Dogs in Space goes to Paris. ... A group of early-twenty-something Parisian girls party, pick up and hang out in this visceral and hilarious debut from Sophie Letourneur. ... Hanging out in their sha… Read more

China's Unnatural Disaster: The Tears of Sichuan Province (Jon Alpert, Matthew O'Neill, 2009)
For those grieving for the 70,000 who died in the Sichuan Province's 2008 earthquake, justice is just one more thing they'll have to live without. ... --- ... D Jon Alpert, Matthew O'Neill P Jon Alpe… Read more

CHLOE (Atom Egoyan, 2009)
A steamy Hitchcockian thriller that delves into the realm of sexual jealousy. ... Eroticism as seen through the eyes of Atom Egoyan (Exotica) comes elegantly composed with caressing camera moves, and… Read more

CITIES ON SPEED - BOGOTA CHANGE (Andreas Møl Dalsgaard, 2009)
Bogotá Change ... Ridden with crime and drugs, Bogotá was once considered one of the most dangerous cities in the world. Then Antanus Mockus - a man fired from his university job for moonin… Read more

Cairo Garbage ... With 10,000 tonnes of new garbage produced every day, Cairo is drowning in its own waste. Even the ‘garbage people' who for years have made a living from the discarded goods can't… Read more

CITIES ON SPEED - MUMBAI DISCONNECTED (Camilla Nielsson, Frederik Jacobi, 2009)
Mumbai Disconnected ... With a population set to grow from 18 million to 28.5 million in the next 10 years - 80% of whom currently catch the train to and from work each day - Mumbai is a city warping… Read more

CITIES ON SPEED - SHANGHAI SPACE (Nanna Frank Møller, 2009)
Shanghai Space ... In a city that grows by half a million people per year, space is a precious commodity. Shanghai's rapid expansion is forcing officials to look at subterranean accommodation as a po… Read more

“Gut-wrenchingly up close and personal.” - Variety ... Filmmaker Lu Chuan (Kekexili: Mountain Patrol, MIFF 2004) shows the ‘Rape of Nanking' to be an appropriate and horrific title for the atro… Read more

Closing Night - Bran Nue Dae (, 2009)
An energetic, star-studded musical road trip about finding where you belong. ... Filmed in the desert-scapes of Western Australia's Broome, this exuberant musical road movie - studded with stars of s… Read more

COLLAPSE (Chris Smith, 2009)
Crackpot. Conspiracy theorist. Genius. ... Investigative journalist and former policeman Michael Ruppert has been called many things - from ‘conspiracy theorist' to ‘batshit insane' - but there's… Read more

COOKING HISTORY (Peter Kerekes, 2009)
6 wars, 10 recipes, 60,361,024 dead. ... If the cooks went on strike would there still be war? Pondering this question and looking at six of the greatest, bloodiest wars of Europe's past, Cooking His… Read more

CORALINE (Henry Selick, 2009)
Put on your 3D specs for a fun-filled, animated journey into a parallel world. ... Just when you thought you'd seen everything possible at the movies, filmmaker Henry Selick (The Nightmare Before Chr… Read more

COVE, THE (Louie Psihoyos, 2009)
“I'd be surprised if [this] doesn't wind up being nominated in next year's best documentary feature Oscar race.” - Hollywood Reporter ... Filmmaker Louie Psihoyos, Richard O'Barry (former on-set … Read more

COWBOYS IN PARADISE (Amit Virmani, 2009)
The unassuming film that inflamed an internet controversy and raised the ire of Indonesian authorities. ... After meeting a 12-year-old Indonesian boy who announced “When I grow up, I want to sex-s… Read more

Crossing Worlds (Eric Hanson, Greg Downing, Gene Cooper, 2009)
A visual tone poem designed for the fulldome planetarium format but encompassing terrestrial subject matter, Crossing Worlds utilizes spherical photography from the American desert west to immerse th… Read more

DARWIN AND HIS FABULOUS ORCHIDS (Eduard Thomas, Dr. Martin Nickol, Ralph Heinsohn, 2009)
Aesthetic, unique, impressive - this introduction to the largest and most varied family of plants and to the research carried out by Charles Darwin will be an optically intense, but at the same time … Read more

Deeper Than Yesterday (Ariel Kleiman, 2009)
After three months in the belly of a Russian submarine, even the best men can and will become savages. ... --- ... D/S Ariel Kleiman P Anna Kojevnikov, Benjamin Gilovitz, Sarah Cyngler Dist STOOL PIG… Read more

DEFAMATION (Yoav Shamir, 2009)
“Explores intelligently the very touchy topic of anti-Semitism.” - Hollywood Reporter ... Having elicited charges of anti-Semitism from critics of his previous films, Yoav Shamir (Flipping Out, M… Read more

DOGTOOTH (Yorgos Lanthimos, 2009)
“Three indefinitely grounded siblings are stuck in an alternative universe dictated by their parents' cruel whimsies - think an eternal Big Brother house as designed by Lars von Trier.” - Variety… Read more

DOMEFEST 2009 (David Beining, 2009)
The best of Domefest 2009. Domefest, was founded in 2004 by David Beining, Director of Immersive Media at the ARTS Lab in the University of New Mexico. Juried shows from Domefest have played around t… Read more

Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark Room (Kuba Czekaj, 2009)
Lata tends to put her dad up on a pedestal, but as Father's Day approaches all the secrets he's hiding threaten to bring him down. ... --- ... D/S Kuba Czekaj P Ewa Jastrz bska WS Munk Studio L Polis… Read more

DOUBLE TAKE (Johan Grimonprez, 2009)
“Television is like the American toaster, you push the button and the same thing pops up every time.” - Alfred Hitchcock ... Through a feverish assemblage of mid-20th century advertising, newsree… Read more

DOWN TERRACE (Ben Wheatley, 2009)
“If The Sopranos had been cooked up by Mike Leigh instead of David Chase, the result might resemble Down Terrace.” - Cinematical ... This black suburban comedy from director Ben Wheatley slickly … Read more

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