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Films In 2011

First Contact (Matthew Richards, 2011)
A father and daughter live in self-imposed exile on the edge of a remote salt lake until the arrival of a mysterious man on the verge of death forces them to confront the things they've been hiding f… Read more

FIRST POSITION (Bess Kargman, 2011)
“Touching, enormously satisfying … poised for breakout success.” - Variety ... A ruthlessly competitive search for perfection, the Youth America Grand Prix is the world's largest and most … Read more

FOOTNOTE (Joseph Cedar, 2011)
"A smart, well written and deftly executed confrontation between a father and son who may be more alike than they would choose to believe." - Screen International ... Comedy meets bitter family drama… Read more

Fungus (Charlotta Miller, 2011)
In Fungus, the noisy protests of a neighbour whose husband just died compels Katrin to face her ex. ... Screens as part of the Swedish Shorts package. ... D Charlotta Miller P Emma Sahlgren WS Swedis… Read more

FUTURES MARKET (Mercedes Álvarez, 2011)
“A compelling meditation on dreams that doubles as an exposé of how cheap those dreams have become, Futures Market is a wise and fulfilling film.” - Variety ... Rotterdam Film Festival Tiger Awa… Read more

GAINSBOURG BY GAINSBOURG: AN INTIMATE SELF-PORTRAIT (Pierre-Henry Salfati, 2011)
“Ugliness is, in a way, superior to beauty, because it lasts.” - Serge Gainsbourg ... Singer. Poet. Artist. Actor. Filmmaker. Novelist. Troublemaker. Icon. ... Serge Gainsbourg lived an extraordi… Read more

Ghost (Dahci Ma, 2011)
A starving fugitive, on the run from the police, is confronted with his crimes by his own subconscious. ... Director Dahci Ma is a guest of the Festival. ... D/S Dahci Ma P Jay Jeong WS Premium Films… Read more

GIRIMUNHO (Helvecio Marins Jr, Clarissa Campolina, 2011)
“It's really not at all hard to be swept along by [Girimunho]'s manifold visual and aural pleasures.” - Hollywood Reporter ... At 81, Bastu (playing herself) enjoys partying with friends ‘til t… Read more

Girl (Fijona Jonuzi, 2011)
When thirty-something Hanna finds herself at a party full of 20-year-old men, she has to get over her discomfort in order to become ‘one of the boys'. ... Screens with Pure (Sweden, 97 mins). ... D… Read more

Girl in the Water (Woo Ming Jin, Jeppe Rønde, 2011)
A Thai refugee trying to start a new life in a Malaysian fishing village is haunted by the absence of her child. ... D/S Woo Ming Jin, Jeppe Rønde P Edmund Yeo, Patricia Drati, Tine Fischer L … Read more

GIRL MODEL (David Redmon, Ashley Sabin, 2011)
“You can't be young enough. Youth is beautiful, there's a luminosity, and that is what my eye is trained to see.” - Model Scout Ashley Arbaugh ... In rural Siberia, model scouts and agencies scou… Read more

GIVE UP TOMORROW (Michael Collins, 2011)
"A perfect storm of cronyism, tabloid journalism, public prejudice and corruption." - Variety ... A murder mystery, a courtroom drama and an exposé of endemic corruption in the Philippines, Give Up … Read more

Go the Dogs (Jackie van Beek, 2011)
A 12-year-old autistic girl and Western Bulldogs fan crosses paths with a runaway teenage boy and a kind policewoman while finding her way home. ... D/SJackie van Beek P Aaron Watson, Jackie van Beek… Read more

GOD BLESS AMERICA (Bobcat Goldthwait, 2011)
“I wrote a movie about asking people to be nice where we kill a whole bunch of people.” - Filmmaker Bobcat Goldthwait ... Comedian-turned-filmmaker Bobcat Goldthwait (World's Greatest Dad, MIFF 1… Read more

GOLDEN SLUMBERS (Davy Chou, 2011)
“An elegantly assembled and deeply moving remembrance of Cambodian cinema... pure poetry.” - Variety ... Between 1960 and 1975, Cambodia produced over 400 films, making it one of the most vibrant… Read more

GOOD BYE (Mohamad Rasoulof, 2011)
"A suspenseful and moving portrait of modern censorship." - indieWIRE ... Arrested just before completion and finished in clandestine circumstances, Good Bye is Mohammad Rasoulof's searing indictment… Read more

GREY MATTER (Kivu Ruhorahoza, 2011)
The first full-length feature film made in Rwanda by a Rwandan filmmaker. ... With this groundbreaking debut feature, writer-director Kivu Ruhorahoza presents a multi-layered film within a film, wher… Read more

GUILTY OF ROMANCE (Sion Sono, 2011)
Japan's prince of transgressive cinema, Sion Sono brings us an erotic, psychosexual tale of sex, money and murder. ... With this risque, noir-esque film, director Sion Sono (Love Exposure, MIFF 2009;… Read more

HAIL (Amiel Courtin-Wilson, 2011)
An ambitious experimental docudrama, Hail draws from the life experiences of its star: ex-criminal and jail-cell philosopher Danny Jones. ... Both epic love story and autobiography, the audacious Hai… Read more

Halfway There (Arnaud Bénoliel, 2011)
While visiting his hometown, a man is hit by a car. The shock of the accident delivers a moment of awareness as long-forgotten memories tumble through his mind while he drifts out of consciousness. .… Read more

HANEZU (Naomi Kawase, 2011)
"A beautifully made, quietist and contemplative work... a delicately romantic and even subtly erotic love story." - Guardian ... In rural Japan, three lovers face the consequences of infidelity and t… Read more

HAPPY END (Björn Runge, 2011)
“We follow individuals that are of most importance to each other, but they are not honest to each other.” - Björn Runge, director ... Preceded by Daybreak (which won the Silver Bear at the Berli… Read more

HARA-KIRI: DEATH OF A SAMURAI (Takashi Miike, 2011)
The unfailingly prolific Takashi Miike returns with this magnificently acted retelling of Masaki Kobayashi's 1962 masterpiece Harakiri. ... Set in feudal Japan during a long stint of peace, Hara-Kiri… Read more

HEADSHOT (Pen-ek Ratanaruang, 2011)
Visionary director Pen-ek Ratanaruang (Ploy, MIFF 08) returns with another dreamlike journey through Bangkok's criminal underworld. ... When a job goes terribly wrong, cop-turned-hitman Tul suffers a… Read more

Heavy Eyes (Siegfried A. Fruhauf, 2011)
Ghostly and beautiful, Siegfried A Fruhauf's (Palmes d'Or, MIFF 09; Realtime, MIFF 03) Heavy Eyes is hypnotic cinema of abstraction and Neo-Expressionism. ... D/P/S Siegfried A. Fruhauf WS SixPackFil… Read more

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