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Films In 2011

DAMSELS IN DISTRESS (Whit Stillman, 2011)
“Whit Stillman's whimsical campus comedy is an utter delight.” - Variety ... Violet (Greta Gerwig) is a sweet-natured, eccentric sophomore at a recently co-ed New England campus. Along with her f… Read more

DARK HORSE (Todd Solondz, 2011)
“Solondz's most waywardly endearing film - his gentlest triumph.” - Time ... In a suburban world where every character knows their true value in the social order, 35-year-old man-child Abe (Jorda… Read more

DAY IS DONE (Thomas Imbach, 2011)
For fifteen years filmmaker Thomas Imbach has filmed the world that lies outside his Zurich window. ... As the landscape changes, so does his life: his father dies, a baby is born and hundreds of mes… Read more

DEATH FOR SALE (Faouzi Bensaïdi, 2011)
"A gritty and stylized urban thriller with strong social overtones ... marked by solid performances and a convincingly dark atmosphere." – Hollywood Reporter ... In the Moroccan port city of Te… Read more

Disquiet (SJ. Ramir, 2011)
The passage of an anonymous figure through a remote and desolate geographical environment becomes a metaphysical journey through landscapes of the mind. S.J. Ramir is a guest of the Festival. ... D/P… Read more

Distant Words (Nassiem Valamanesh, 2011)
Nassiem Valamanesh's (Side by Side, MIFF 09) distinctive voice and visual style shines through in this film about a man who wakes up to a world where no one can talk. ... D/S Nassiem Valamanesh P Sel… Read more

Double or Nothing (Nathaniel Krause, 2011)
Clark makes a series of cruel bets with a homeless man, while Clark's girlfriend Becca watches in horror. Adam Brody, Louisa Krause and Keith David star in this provocative, pitch-black comedy writte… Read more

DREILEBEN - BEATS BEING DEAD (Christian Petzold, 2011)
The first of the 'Dreileben' television series, a collection of three stand-alone films created by three prominent German filmmakers about a fictional small town plagued by an escaped criminal. ... W… Read more

"Unexpected connections between strangers and friends, and the past and present, are the motor of Dreileben: Don't Follow Me Around." - Variety ... Police psychologist Jo is brought to the town of Dr… Read more

DREILEBEN - ONE MINUTE OF DARKNESS (Christoph Hochhäusler, 2011)
"Beautiful, chilling and tragically ironic." - Hollywood Reporter ... Hunted by police after escaping captivity, sex offender and killer Molesch is on the run in the woods on the outskirts of Dreileb… Read more

DRIVE (Nicholas Winding Refn, 2011)
"A magnificent homage to US crime films from the late 1970s and '80s." - Screen International ... Driver (Ryan Gosling) is good at what he does. A stunt driver by day, a getaway driver by night, he's… Read more

Dura Lex (Anke Blondé, 2011)
When two policemen arrive on Kristi's doorstep asking about human trafficking, she learns her cleaning lady may not be who she says she is. Who should Kristi believe - the cops or the woman who has b… Read more

Ebony Society (Tammy Davis, 2011)
Two young thieves unexpectedly discover their Christmas spirit and re-evaluate their lives during a break-in, in the directorial debut by Outrageous Fortune actor Tammy Davis. ... D/S Tammy Davis P A… Read more

EL VELADOR (Natalia Almada, 2011)
"An exquisite study of a rapidly expanding cemetery at the center of Mexico's drug wars." - Variety ... In Mexico, the war on drugs has become a literal war, resulting in the bloodiest conflict since… Read more

ELENA (Andrey Zvyangintsev, 2011)
"A wise and impeccably controlled drama that finds Russian helmer Andrey Zvyagintsev in outstanding form." - Variety ... Elena dotes on her selfish, wealthy husband Vladimir and lives a lonely life s… Read more

Eli the Invincible (Miranda Nation, 2011)
Eli is a young wrestling fan trying to make sense of the racial violence surrounding him. When the time comes, he must play his part. ... D/S Miranda Nation P Dominic Allen, Miranda Nation TD HD Cam/… Read more

EXPORTING RAYMOND (Phil Rosenthal, 2011)
An attempt to export the hit US TV show Everybody Loves Raymond to Russia makes for a front row seat to a comedic culture-clash. ... Everybody loves Raymond, but can the love extend to far Eastern Eu… Read more

FACE TO FACE (Michael Rymer, 2011)
"A bristling little Australian indie that lands its many punches with pungent power." - Hollywood Reporter ... After Greg (Vince Colosimo) is attacked by a young employee outside his home, he finds h… Read more

FACING MIRRORS (Negar Azarbayjani, 2011)
An Iranian female ‘buddy' movie about a taxi driver and a transsexual. ... Two women - poles apart in background and belief - find themselves awkward travelling companions in a desperate car ride t… Read more

Three young African refugees in Melbourne's inner-west find that love is never simple - especially when they all have eyes for the same girl. ... Beniam, Ramsy and MJ are best friends. Hanging out at… Read more

FAMILIAR GROUND (Stéphane Lafleur, 2011)
"Bleak, wry and darkly comic... an impressive command of tone keeps things grounded right until a delicious finale." - Variety ... Filmmaker Stéphane Lafleur (Continental, a Film Without Guns) mixes… Read more

Family Nightmare (Dustin Guy Defa, 2011)
A personal portrait of family dysfunction, told via a series of unearthed VHS home movies from the mid-1990s overdubbed with a new soundtrack. ... D/P Dustin Guy Defa TD HD Cam/2011 ... Read more

FAREWELL, MY QUEEN (Benoît Jacquot, 2011)
“Benoît Jacquot's venom-tipped account of palatial intrigue and royal oblivion.” - Variety ... Farewell, My Queen is an opulent yet intimate chronicle of the panicky last days of the French… Read more

FAUST (Alexander Sokurov, 2011)
“Good doesn't exist, but evil does.” ... Goethe's version of the Faust legend gets a dense and idiosyncratic reinterpretation at the hands of Russian master Aleksander Sokurov (Russian Ark) ... S… Read more

Fight for Your Right Revisited (Adam Yauch, 2011)
Adam Yauch's 2010 tongue-in-cheek homage to the Beastie Boys' breakthrough song, Fight For Your Right (to Party), picks up where the original video left off. ... Essentially an extended showcase vide… Read more

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