Nowhere in Africa* Germany,
2002 (138 min.) Dir.: Caroline Link. With: Juliane Köhler, Merab
Ninidze, Matthias Habich, Sidede Onyulo. Autobiographical account of
German Jewish familys forced emigration to Kenya during WWII as
told from the point of view of a young girl. Best Foreign Film Oscar.
+ Jalla! Jalla!* Sweden,
2000 (88 min.) Dir.: Josef Fares. With: Fares Fares, Torkel Petersson,
Tuva Novotny. Spirited youthful comedy about a young Lebanese man trying
to get out of an arranged marriage while his best friend is confronting
male sexual dysfunction.
Talk to Her/Hable con ella*
Spain, 2002 (112 min.) Dir.: Pedro Almodóvar. With: Javier Cámara,
Dario Grandinetti, Rosario Flores. Story of two men who meet by accident
and who, by coincidence, happen to be in love with women, both of whom
are in comas. Golden Globe Best Foreign Film.
+ Till Human Voices Wake Us
Australia, 2001 (96 min.) Dir.: Michael Petroni. With: Guy Pearce, Helena
Bonham Carter, Lindley Joyner. One mans retrospection of his experiences
as a 15-year-old and present-day events leading him to a new outlook
The Pianist France/Poland/Germany/U.K.,
2002 (148 min.) Dir.: Roman Polanski. With: Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann,
Frank Finlay, Maureen Lipman. Harrowing true-life story of concert pianist
who, against all odds, survives his incarceration in the Warsaw ghetto
during WWII. Best Director and Actor Oscars as well as Best Film Oscar
+ Pauline And Paulette* Belgium,
2001 (78 min.) Dir.: Lieven Debrauwer. With: Dora van der Groen, Ann
Petersen, Rosemarie Bergmans, Idwig Stephane. A touching yet simple
story about two women who must decide how to care for their ageing,
Satin Rouge* Tunisia/France,
2002 (99 min.) Dir.: Raja Amari. With: Hiam Abbass, Hend El Fahem, Maher
Kamoun. Lilia, a middle-aged, middle-class widow in Tunis, discovers
the joys of belly-dancing.
+ Bend It Like Beckham U.K.,
2002 (112 min.) Dir.: Gurinder Chadha. With: Parminder K. Nagra, Keira
Knightley, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers. Conflict arises between teenage girl
from a traditional Sikh family and her desire to play professional soccer
Mostly Martha* Germany/Austria/Switzerland/Italy,
2002 (107 min.) Dir.: Sandra Nettelbeck. With: Martina Gedeck, Sergio
Castellito, Maxime Foerste. Charming relationship comedy about food,
gourmet cooking and emotionally chilling out.
+ Happy Times* China, 2002
(95 min.) Dir.: Zhang Yimou. With: Zhao Benshan, Dong Jie, Li Xuejian.
Wise, gentle and sad comedy about a 50-something retired factory workers
quest to convince his fiancée that he is a man of substance.
Heaven* Germany/U.S., 2002
(97 min.) Dir.: Tom Tykwer. With: Cate Blanchett, Giovanni Ribisi, Remo
Girone, Stefania Rocca. Krzysztof Kieslowski-written romantic-thriller
centering around an English schoolteacher-turned-bomber and her relationship
with an Italian police officer.
+ Ararat Canada, 2002 (116
min.) Dir.: Atom Egoyan. With: Charles Aznavour, Brent Carver, Arsinée
Khanjian, Bruce Greenwood. Film-within-a-film centring on how the Turkish
government treated its Armenian citizens in 1915, and how modern artists
and filmmakers re-invent and re-shape history. 5 Genies including Best
Behind the Sun* Brazil/France/Switzerland,
2001 (92 min.) Dir.: Walter Salles. With: José Dumont, Rodrigo
Santoro, Falvia Marco Antonio. Sun-soaked tale of revenge that tranforms
into a romance when the circus comes to town. Golden Globe Best Foreign
+ Divine Intervention* France/Morocco/Germany,
2002 (92 min.) Dir.: Elia Suleiman. With: Elia Suleiman, Manal Khader,
Nayef Fahoum Daher, George Ibrahim. Black comedy centering on the Israeli-Palestinian
conflict from a Palestinian perspective. Cannes Jury Prize winner.
March 31-April 3
Rabbit-Proof Fence Australia/U.K.,
2002 (93 min.) Dir.: Phillip Noyce. With: Everlyn Sampi, Tianna Sansbury,
Laura Monaghan, Kenneth Branagh. True story of three half-white, half-Aboriginal
girls incredible 2,400 km trek across Austalian desert to escape
+ The Man Without a Past*
Finland/Germany/France, 2002 (97 min.) Dir.: Aki Kaurismäki. With:
Markku Peltola, Kait Outinen, Annikki Tähti, Juhani Niemelä.
An eccentric comedy about an amnesia victim who finds a new life
and romance among the homeless and disenfranchised. Cannes Grand
Prize winner as well as Best Foreign Film Oscar Nominee.
April 28 - May 1
Les Invasions barbares/The Barbarian Invasions*
Canada/France, 2003 (112 min.) Dir.: Denys Arcand. With: Rémy
Girard, Stéphane Rousseau, Marie-Josée Croze, Dorothée
Berryman, Louise Portal. Sequel to Arcands 1986 masterpiece, Le
déclin de lempire américain/The Decline of the American
Empire continues its survey of male-female sexual mores and much
more. Cannes Best Screenplay and Actress awards.
+ Y tu mam? tambi?n/And Your Mother Too!*
Mexico, 2001 (106 min.) Dir.: Alphonso Cuarón. With: Maribei
Verdú, Gael Garcia Bernal, Diego Luna. Coming of Age road movie
where a couple of teenage boys persuade an alluring Spanish woman to
leave Mexico City and accompany them into the Mexican countryside. Golden
Globe Best Foreign Film Nominee.
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