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Films In 2011

BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* (Fredrik Gertten, 2011)
“You are naïve if you take a pop at a big multi-national and not think they'll come at you.” ... A confronting documentary that captures the repercussions of Swedish director Fredrik Gertten… Read more

Blue (Stephen Kang, 2011)
A former children's television mascot, the puppet-like Blue has been largely forgotten by the world. Grappling with his own irrelevance and struggling to hold down a dead-end waiting job, Blue is sho… Read more

BOBBY FISCHER AGAINST THE WORLD (Liz Garbus, 2011)
"Chess and me - it's hard to take them apart." - Bobby Fischer. ... A Grandmaster by the age of 16, Bobby Fischer was to many the greatest chess player who ever lived. A prodigal superstar to adoring… Read more

Bobby Yeah (Robert Morgan, 2011)
A multiple award winner, Robert Morgan's (The Cat with Hands, MIFF 02) Bobby Yeah is a nightmarish claymation tale about a petty thug who kidnaps a bizarre creature and presses a button that he shoul… Read more

Bogland (Jonas Selberg Augustsén, 2011)
Bogland is the a quirky tale of two Sápmi girls seeking answers to their heritage. ... Screens as part of the Swedish Shorts package. ... D Jonas Selberg Augustsén P Freddy Olsson WS Swedish Film I… Read more

BONSAI (Cristián Jiménez, 2011)
“One of the finest accomplishments from the freewheeling new generation of Chilean filmmakers.” - Variety ... United through a shared passion for the written word, college students Julio, an inve… Read more

Brainy (Daniel Joseph Borgman, 2011)
Daniel Borgman (Lars and Peter, MIFF 09; Berik, MIFF 10) delivers a moving tale of a boy who believes that his much-loved grandfather is still alive and possessing the power to reanimate dead animals. Read more

BROTHER NUMBER ONE (Annie Goldson, 2011)
In 1978, New Zealander Kerry Hamill and two friends aboard the yacht Foxy Lady took shelter from a storm, accidentally straying into in Cambodian waters. ... One man was shot dead when the boat was b… Read more

BUCK (PG) (Cindy Meehl, 2011)
"Your horse is a mirror to your soul. Sometimes you might not like what you see." - Buck Brannaman ... Fresh from a rapturous reception at the Sundance Film Festival, where it received the 2011 Audie… Read more

BULLHEAD (Michaël R. Roskam, 2011)
A box office hit in Belgium, the crime drama Bullhead takes us on a disturbing journey into the darkened soul of a broken man. ... In the expanses of the farmlands of Flanders, the hulking Jacky trie… Read more

BULLY (Lee Hirsch, 2011)
“Serves as a call to action against abuse of students by their peers.” - Variety ... With millions of kids every year suffering schoolyard persecution at the hands of their peers, bullying is the… Read more

Captain Hu (Basil Vogt, 2011)
Stranding his ship in the Alps, the misadventures of Captain Hu are brought to life with simple line animation. ... D/S Basil Vogt P Basil Vogt, Catherine Ann Berger WS Trickbüro L no dialogue TD 35… Read more

Carpet Burn (David Short, 2011)
David Short (Kitchen Horror, 2010) finds horror the everyday. This time carpet fibres generate a nightmarish experience. David Short is a guest of the Festival. ... D/P David Short L no dialogue TD d… Read more

CARRÉ BLANC (Jean Baptiste Leonetti, 2011)
“Jean-Baptiste Léonetti's mesmerizing first feature recalls the bitingly literate social commentary of Albert Camus, Aldous Huxley and Franz Kafka… with a little Terry Gilliam (circa Brazil… Read more

CEDAR RAPIDS (Miguel Arteta, 2011)
“A wistful, equally tender and raunchy comedy of self-discovery… the jokes sing as well as zing.” - New York Times ... Tim Lippe (The Hangover's Ed Helms) is a naive 34-year-old insurance … Read more

CERTAIN PEOPLE (Levan Akin, 2011)
“This tonally razor-sharp debut by helmer Levan Akin oozes authenticity and filmmaking savoir-faire.” - Variety ... An acutely observed ensemble piece about a dinner party that goes off the rails… Read more

CHICKEN WITH PLUMS (Marjane Satrapi, Vincent Paronnaud, 2011)
“Both winsome and sophisticated, Chicken with Plums unfolds like a rich Persian carpet woven of memories and nostalgia in a colourful fantasy Iran of 1958.” - Hollywood Reporter ... Celebrated Te… Read more

CIRCUMSTANCE (Maryam Keshavarz, 2011)
"An amazingly accomplished and complex first feature from Iranian-American writer-director Maryam Keshavarz." - Hollywood Reporter ... Two 16-year-old best friends, Atafeh and Shireen, coming of age … Read more

Cold Blood (Martin Thibaudeau, 2011)
A mother brings her reluctant son to the hospital for an ambiguous procedure. ... D/P/S Martin Thibaudeau L French w/English subtitles TD HD Cam/2011 ... Read more

Collision (Nick Matthews, 2011)
Memory and mortality collide as a man reflects on a former relationship during a brief moment in time before a life-changing event. ... D Nick Matthews P David Ngo S David Ngo, Nick Matthews WS Proje… Read more

Continental Drift (Anna Helme, 2011)
A young Australian tourist visiting Croatia in 1999 has an unexpected encounter with a Serbian woman in a land torn apart by war. ... D/S Anna Helme P Ruth Morris WS VCA School of Film & Television L… Read more

CORRESPONDENCE JONAS MEKAS - JL GUERÍN (José Luis Guerin, Jonas Mekas, 2011)
“Reflections, philosophically and politically sophisticated, on the relationship of film to reality, time, place, memory and death mix with subtle, telling, elegant images to produce intellectually… Read more

CRAZY HORSE (Frederick Wiseman, 2011)
Slip backstage at the world's most famous nude dance revue. ... Founded in 1951, Paris's legendary Crazy Horse cabaret is a fixture of the city's nightlife. Famous for its elaborate nude dance specta… Read more

Cross-Country (Maryna Vroda, 2011)
First a boy is forced to run. Then he runs on his own. Then he watches someone else run. Winner of the Palme d'Or for Best Short at Cannes 2011. ... D/S Maryna Vroda P Les 3 Lignes, Maryna Vroda WS L… Read more

Cutting Loose (Finlay Pretsell, Adrian McDowall , 2011)
“I'm trusted with a pair of scissors and I'm in here for murder”. ... The Scottish Prison Service hairdressing competition is just around the corner and Francis, the current champion, is getting … Read more

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