GOOD BYE, LENIN!*
Germany, 2003 (121 min) Dir.: Wolfgang Becker. With: Daniel Brühl,
Katrin Sass, Maria Simon, Chulpan Khamatova. Tender-hearted Rip
Van Winkle-like story about son who deceives his socialist mother
into thinking that East Germany still exists after she goes into
an 8-month coma just before the fall of the Berlin Wall.
France, 2003 (95 min) Dir.: François Dupeyron. With: Omar
Sharif, Pierre Boulanger, Gilbert Melki. Teenager finds friendship
and understanding in his relationship with the local grocer played
2003 (82 min) Dir.: Siddiq Barmak. With: Marina Golbahari, Arif
Herati, Zubaida Sahar. In a family whose men have all been killed
at war, a 12 year-old Afghan girl must disguise herself as a boy
to become the family breadwinner.
+I AM DINA* Denmark/Norway,
2002 (128 min) Dir.: Ole Bornedal. With: Maria Bonnevie, Gérard
Depardieu, Christopher Eccleston, Pernilla August. The trials
and tribulations in the life of a 19th century Norwegian girl
named Dina who, as a child, accidentally causes the death of her
GIRL WITH A PEARL EARRING
U.K./Luxembourg, 2003 (99 min) Dir.: Peter Webber. With:
Colin Firth, Scarlett Johansson, Tom Wilkinson, Judy Parfitt.
Fictional exploration of relationship between 17th century Dutch
master Johannes Vermeer and his maid who posed for one of his
most famous paintings.
+LOST IN TRANSLATION
U.S., 2003 (105 min.) Dir.: Sofia Coppola. With: Bill Murray,
Scarlett Johansson, Giovanni Ribisi. Bob Harris, a faded movie
star, is in Tokyo making a whisky commercial. With a nagging wife
back home and suffering from jet lag and cultural shock, he finds
a kindred spirit in Charlotte, a woman in her early 20s.
WHALE RIDER New Zealand/Germany,
2002 (101 min). Dir.: Niki Caro. With: Keisha Castle Hughes, Rawiri
Paratene, Cliff Curtis. Heart-warming tale of Maori girl's quest
to be accepted as future leader of her tribe.
+KITCHEN STORIES* Norway,
2003 (95 min) Dir.: Bent Hamer. With: Tomas Norström, Joachim
Calmeyer, Reine Brynolfsson. Comedic experiment gone wrong where
detached researcher and his male subject end up becoming best
U.K., 2003 (108 min) Dir.: Nigel Cole. With: Helen Mirren,
Julie Walters, John Alderton, Linda Bassett. A Womens Institute
chapters fundraising effort for a local hospital by posing
nude for a calendar becomes a media sensation.
+SUPER SIZE ME U.S.,
2004 (98 min.) Dir.: Morgan Spurlock. With: Morgan Spurlock. Documentary.
The statistics are staggering, America is the fattest nation on
earth with two-thirds of the adults overweight or obese. The fast-food
industry and McDonalds are the culprits. As an experiment,
Morgan Spurlock decided to eat exclusively at McDonalds
for 30 days to prove the ill effects!
THE SAMSARA* France/Italy/India/Germany,
2001 (138 min) Dir.: Nalin Pan. With: Shawn Ku, Christy Chung,
Neelesha Ba Vora. A spiritual love-story set in the majestic landscape
of Ladakh, Himalayas.
+SINCE OTAR LEFT...*
France/Belgium/Georgia, 2003 (102 min.) Dir.: Julie Bertucelli.
With: Esther Gorintin, Nino Khomasuridze, Dinara Drukarova. Three
women live together in post-Soviet Georgia. Ada, 25, lives in
a cramped two-room flat with her mother Marina and grandmother
Eka. Ever since Otar, Ekas beloved son, left to work in
France, news from him is very sparse.
THE CUCKOO* Russia,
2002 (104 min) Dir.: Aleksandr Rogozhkin. With: Ville Haapasalo,
Anni-Kristiina Juuso, Viktor Bychkov. Anti-war comedy set in 1944
Lapland where wounded Russian army captain meets Finnish soldier
while taking refuge on a remote reindeer farm of a young Lapp
U.S., 2003 (100 min) Dir.: Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini.
With: Paul Giamatti, Hope Davis, Harvey Pekar, Joyce Brabner.
Docudrama based on the life of Harvey Pekar, underground writer
of the comic book series American Splendor.
DIRTY PRETTY THINGS
U.K., 2002 (97 min) Dir.: Stephen Frears. With: Chiwetel Ejiofor,
Audrey Tautou, Sergi López. An illegal Nigerian immigrant
discovers the unpalatable side of London life including the black
market trade in human organs for transplants.
+THE PURPLE BUTTERFLY*
China/France, 2003 (127 min) Dir.: Ye Lou. With: Ziyi Zhang, Ye
Liu, Yuanzheng Feng. Thriller centering on Ding Hui who is a member
of Purple Butterfly, a powerful resistance group in Japanese-occupied
Australia, 2003 (103 min) Dir.: Rolf de Heer. With: Gary Sweet,
Helen Buday, Bogdan Koca. A regular suburban family man comes
home from work on his birthday to find a deserted house and a
videotape waiting to be played.
+THE STORY OF THE WEEPING CAMEL*
Germany/Mongolia, 2003 (93 min) Dir.: Byambasuren Davaa
and Luigi Falorni. With: Janchiv Ayurzana, Chimed Ohin, Amgaabazar
Gonson. Narrative documentary about a family of nomadic shepherds
in the Gobi Desert assisting the births of their camel herd and,
in particular, that of a rare white colt that had been rejected
by its mother.
* English subtitles / Sous-titres anglais
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