International Festival of New Cinema and New Media
the 28th edition of the festival, offered fewer
feature films than in previous years, but it looks like the quality had
definitely been a priority to the organizers. The list is particularly
interesting by noting that some of the major films that were expected at the Montreal
World Film Festival, and ended up being presented at the Toronto Film
Festival instead, made their appearance here.
films worthy of note:
8 1/2 Women (Peter Greenaway - UK / Germany / Luxembourg)
- Greenaway films are always disturbing, shocking, and beautiful to watch.
This one should be no exception.
After Life (Kore-eda Hirokazu - Japan)
- Hailed as an amusing and touching look at the after-life.
All About My Mother (Todo Sobre mi Madre) (Pedro Almodóvar - Spain / France)
- An ode to women everywhere, this film by Spanish "bad-boy"
director Almodóvar has been said to be his most touching.
Flowers of Shanghai (Hai Shan
Hua) (Hou Hsiao-hsien - Taiwan) - A fascinating, beautiful film on
Shanghai's red-light district at the turn of the century.
Ghost Dog: the Way of the Samurai (Jim Jarmusch - USA)
- Genre-busting director Jarmusch's latest film since Dead Man tells
the story of a hired killer, played by Forest Whitaker, who follows the code
of the Samurai.
Limey, The (Steven Soderbergh - USA) -
Soderbergh's first film since the critically acclaimed Out of Sight
combines the talents of two great actors, Terence Stamp and Peter Fonda.
Beau Travail (Claire Denis - France)
- After the brooding Chocolat, director Denis returns to Africa in
this story of French legionnaires.
Book of Life, The (Hal Hartley - USA / France) - At
the turn of the year 2000, Jesus and the Devil discuss the Apocalypse. A
film said to be filled with black humor and great dialogue.
Felicia's Journey (Atom
Egoyan - Canada / USA) - The latest by Egoyan since his critically-acclaimed
The Sweet Hereafter, has been met with lukewarm reviews, but should
still be an interesting experience.
Sombre (Philippe Grandrieux - France) -
Said to be a confusing mix of striking violence and sex, Sombre has
still been hailed as a deep, exciting piece of film-making.
Sue (Amos Kollek - USA) -
Said to be a striking portrait of a woman who has lost everything, on the
edge, looking for comfort on the streets of New York.
Wind Will Take Us, The (Bad mara khahab
bord) (Abbas Kiarostami - Iran / France) - Winner of the Silver Lion at this
year's Venice Film Festival, about three men who pass mysteriously through a
small village and unsettle the lives of all its inhabitants.
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