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Films In 2007

"Dainipponjin has to be, hands down, the strangest picture in Cannes this year... [It is] tears-down-the-face funny and a genuine jaw-dropping oddity." - Variety ... Stand-up comedian and actor Hitoshi Matsumoto adds ‘director' to his list of cred-entials with this absurd mockumentary about a ... Read more
Thirty-three years of lies and deception threaten to unravel as three ex-Mossad agents find themselves unwittingly recalled to duty. ... In 1964 three Mossad agents led by Rachel (powerhouse Israeli actress Gila Almagor) capture the ‘Surgeon of Birkenau', an infamous Nazi war criminal responsible ... Read more
Dennis's mother is hurt when he invites a local girl out on a date. Despite pressure to cancel, Dennis ventures into a night that he will never forget. Screened at Sundance 08 --- D/S Mads Matthiesen S Martin Zandvliet P Jonas Bagger TD 35mm/2007/18mins ... Read more
When Dennis invites a local girl out on a date, he ventures into a night that he will never forget. ... Not in competition ... --- D/S Mads Matthiesen P Jonas Bagger S Martin Zandvliet TD 35mm/2007 ... Read more
The steppes of Outer Mongolia form a striking backdrop to this contemplative story of unlikely bonds formed in the trackless desert. Near the border between Mongolia and China, the desert slowly swallows a tiny rural community. The town leader, Hangai, is determined to plant seedlings and ... Read more
Real zombies move slow. ... Taking a shot at Zack Snider's accelerated version of the living dead, Romero returns for the fifth time to his own franchise with a trip back to the future. A film full of energy, as close as ever to Night of the Living Dead yet rooted in our own new media culture ... Read more
“They're utterly unique and absolutely world class.” - musician Nick Cave Dirty Three's unique sound glides from lullaby to catharsis to full-on sensory assault - taking in all the spaces and colours in-between. Formed in Melbourne in 1993, their singular take on instrumental rock has found ... Read more
A surprising story of oppression told with remarkable access and clarity. ... When Albania broke with the USSR in 1960, Russians living there suddenly became personae non grata. Couples in mixed marriages were forcibly separated through exile and imprisonment. Thousands of marriages ended this way ... Read more
A baby in an American upper-class family is accidentally exchanged with a white trash family's puppy.---D/S Geoffroy de Crécy WS Autour de Minuit TD 35mm/2008/16mins ... Read more
"A masterpiece... ‘cruel ironies' doesn't even begin to describe it." - Time Out London ... The latest in Jacques Rivette's series of adaptations of Honore de Balzac's work is a dramatisation of La Duchesse de Langeais. Set in the salons of 1820s Paris, it chronicles the doomed courtship between ... Read more
"A really excellent, intense, balls-to-the-wall thriller... In years to come [Olly] Blackburn will be mentioned in the same breath as Carpenter and Polanski. His vision is that assured." - aintitcool.com ... Making his feature filmmaking debut, Olly Blackburn gathers a cast of beautiful people for ... Read more
“You realise that love does not mean hurting yourself, right?” ... Powerful, emotional and overwhelming, Downloading Nancy - debut feature from music video director Johan Renck - features a stellar performance from Maria Bello (Thank You For Smoking) as a haunting, broken woman who can only ... Read more
“Depicting an African hell on Earth where ant-like men burrow deep into the desert and risk their lives to mine gold.” - Variety Mocktar, a Nigerian peasant travels to Burkina Faso to leave behind his mysterious past and work at the local gold mines. What he finds is a place where human life ... Read more
An original melding of spiritualism and action starring Jaycee Chan, son of martial-arts legend Jackie Chan, rounded out with spirited drumming sequences. ... When Sid (Chan), the son of a triad boss, is caught with the wife of a rival leader, he flees Hong Kong at the urging of his father ... Read more
"Wherever we go it has beaten us; wherever we turn, it follows us. We're surrounded by it, it gets inside us, we shed it... it nestles right into the despair of its own existence" - filmmaker Hartmut Bitomsky ... The bane of cleaners and allergy sufferers everywhere, dust is so tiny, so minute ... Read more
“A quietly confident visual poem to Haiti and its turbulent history.” - VarietyThe debut feature for Haitian-born director Michelange Quay is a non-narrative visual splendour focused on the poorest country in the western hemisphere, exploring its colonial heritage and the long-standing mismatch ... Read more
Who would imagine that Swiss avant-garde yodelling could bring so much joy? Well, it does. Enter the wondrous sonic world of three exceptional Swiss vocal artists whose universe of sound extends far beyond what we would describe as singing. The Alpine vistas are a stage and inspiration for our ... Read more
“A masterpiece of industrialised Armageddon chic enlivened by a touch of Cronenbergian corporeality… Imagine a Guinness advert designed by HR Giger and shot by Terry Gilliam and you're not even close.” - Channel 4This astonishing and immersive visual experience is a dark spin on the ... Read more
“Empties is charming, funny, bittersweet, funny, romantic and ultimately, you guessed it, very funny.” - Toronto International Film Festival ... Oscar-winning filmmaker Jan Sverák (Kolya) once again teams up with his father, Zdenek Sverák, who wrote and also leads the cast of this comedy ... Read more
“Should render contrite all who say there is nothing left for movies to show us that we haven't seen before.” - Variety ... One thousand men and women live together in unbelievably close quarters in Antarctica, risking their lives and sanity in the name of science. Filmmaker Werner Herzog ... Read more
Where there is gold, there will be gold- diggers… ... The transportation of an entire industrial gold mine from one side of the world to a remote area of Guinea, West Africa, is an epic logistic and filmic event. It's also an enormous social and economic upheaval for a desperately poor ... Read more
“This is one extraordinary documentary, approaching hugely emotive subject matter with nimble delicacy and, it has to be said, steely reserve.” - Time Out ... What is it like to have God-like surgical powers, yet to struggle against your own humanity? What is it like to try and save a life and ... Read more
God is in his heaven, all is (Not) right with the world. ... The Angels have descended. These colossal extraterrestrial monsters besiege the fortress-city of Tokyo-3 and our last line of defence is the Evangelion battle machine and its teenage pilot. A decade on, Hideaki Anno has reimagined his ... Read more
Finding his best friend's dead body was bad enough. ... Then discovering three more of his friends also killed themselves, Josh is left - as a sole survivor of a suicide pact that he wasn't let in on - to mull over his friends' short lives and to make sense of it all. With more questions than ... Read more
Grubby, violent and propulsively energetic, Ex Drummer is blacker than Trainspotting and bleaker than L'Enfant (The Child). A gang of Flemish lowlifes are in a wannabe rock band. One of them has a lisp, one is deaf, the other has a bung arm - and they're in desperate need of a drummer. They find ... Read more
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