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nina

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Feb 18, 2001
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The annual Film Festival is coming to my town and there's a LONG list of films. Because of that and because I don't have time to see them all I'll have to shorten the list. If you have seen any of the films or heard something about them don't be shy to tell :D


Everyday God Kisses Us on the Mouth / In fiecare zi dumnezeu ne saruta pe gura, Siniša Dragan, Romania, 2002


Sisters / Sestry, Sergej Bodrov, jr., Russia, 2001


Blind Spot / Slepa pega, Hanna A. W. Slak, Slovenia, 2001


Wild Bees / Divoké včely, Bohdan Slama, Czech, 2001


This Is Not a Love Song / This Is Not a Love Song, Bille Eltringham, GB, 2002


Hush! / Hush!, Ryosuke Hashiguchi, Japan, 2001


Seafood / Hai Xian, Wen Zhu, China/Hongkong, 2001


Inch'Allah Sunday / Inch'Allah dimanche, Yamina Benguigui, Algeria/France, 2001


Saturday / Sábado, Juan Villegas, Argentina, 2001


City of God / Ciudade de Deus, Fernando Meirelles, Brazil, 2002


Do Fish Do It? / Fickende Fische, Almut Getto, Germany, 2001


Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner / Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner, Zacharias Kunuk, Canada, 2001


Light of My Eyes / Luce dei miei occhi, Giuseppe Piccioni, Italy, 2002


My Russia / Mein Russland, Barbara Gräftner, Austria, 2002


The Spanish Woman / La spagnola, Steve Jacobs, Australia, 2001


The Days / Les jours ou Je n'existe pas (aura été), Jean-Charles Fitoussi, France, 2002


Smokers Only / Vagón fumador, Verónica Chen, Argentina, 2001


My Big Fat Greek Wedding / My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Joel Zwick, USA, 2002

Be My Star / Mein Stern, Valeska Grisebach, Austria/Germany, 2001


L'afrance / L'afrance, Alain Gomis, France/Senegal, 2001


Wimbledon Stage / La Stade de Wimbledon, Mathieu Almaric, France, 2001


The Cage / La cage, Alain Raoust, France, 2001


Freedom / La libertad, Lisandro Alonso, Argentina, 2001


A Moment of Happiness / Un moment de bonheur, Antoine Santana, France, 2001


Ghost World / Ghost World, Terry Zwigoff, GB/USA/Germany, 2001


8 Women / 8 Femmes, François Ozon, France, 2002


Monday Morning / Lundi matin, Otar Iosseliani, France/Italy, 2001


The Son / Le fils, Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne, Belgium/France, 2002


Amen. / Amen., Costa-Gavras, France/Germany/Romania, 2001


The Pianist / The Pianist, Roman Polanski, France/Israel/Netherlands/Polan/GB, 2002


Man Without a Past / Mies vailla menneisyyttä, Aki Kaurismäki, Finland/Germany/France, 2002


Talk to Her / Hable con ella, Pedro Almodóvar, Spain, 2002


Millennium Mambo / Qianxi manbo, Hou Hsiao-hsien, France/Taiwan, 2001


Human Nature / Human Nature, Michel Gondry, France/USA, 2001


All or Nothing / All or Nothing, Mike Leigh, GB/France, 2002


24 Hours Party People / 24 Hours Party People, Michael Winterbottom, GB/France/Netherlands, 2002


Sweet Sixteen / Sweet Sixteen, Ken Loach, GB/Germany/Spain, 2002


The Experiment / Das Experiment, Oliver Hirschbiegel, Germany, 2001


Intacto / Intacto, Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, Spain, 2001


Pollock / Pollock, Ed Harris, USA, 2000


Travelling Birds / Travelling Birds, Jacques Perrin, France, 2001


Dolls / Dolls, Takeši Kitano, Japan, 2002


The Cuckoo / Kukuška, Aleksander Rogožkin, Russia, 2002


Grill Point / Halbe Treppe, Andreas Dresen, Germany, 2002


Nowhere in Africa / Nirgendwo in Afrika, Caroline Link, Germany, 2002


Kedma / Kedma, Amos Gitai, France/Israel/Italy, 2002


Unknown Pleasures / Ren xiao yao, Jia Zhang-ke, China/Japan/Korea/France, 2002


Walking on Water / Walking on Water, Tony Ayres, Australia, 2002


Taking Sides / Taking Sides, István Szabó, Austria/France/Germany/GB, 2001


Hi, Tereska / Czesc Tereska, Robert Glinski, Poland, 2001


Bemani / Bemani, Dariush Mehrjui, Iran, 2002


Angela / Angela, Roberta Torre, Italy, 2002


Kandahar / Safar e Ghandehar, Mohsen Mikhmalbaf, Iran/France, 2001


Okay / Okay, Jesper W. Nielsen, Denmark, 2002


The Magdalene Sisters / The Magdalene Sisters, Peter Mullan, GB/Ireland, 2002


The Three Marias / As Tres Marias, Aluisio Abranches, Brazil, 2002


Son of the Bride / El Hijo de la novia, Juan José Campanella, Spain/Argentina, 2002


Lantana / Lantana, Ray Lawrence, Australia/Germany, 2001


No Regrets / Nichts bereuen, Benjamin Quabeck, Germany, 2001


Seagull's Laughter / Mavahlatur, Agust Guomundsson, Iceland, 2001

Iris / Iris, Richard Eyre, GB/USA, 2001


Gas Attack / Gas Attack, Kenny Glenaan, GB, 2001


Bloody Sunday / Bloody Sunday, Paul Greengrass, GB/Ireland, 2002


Sexy Best / Sexy Best, Jonathan Glazer, GB/Spain, 2000


Late Night Shopping / Late Night Shopping, Saul Metzstein, GB, 2001


Some Voices / Some Voices, Simon Cellan Jones, GB, 2001


Croupier / Croupier, Mike Hodges, GB/France/Germany/Ireland, 1998


Lucky Break / Lucky Break, Peter Cattaneo, GB/Germany, 2001


Charlotte Grey / Charlotte Grey, Gillian Armstrong, GB/Germany/Austria, 2001
 

Slagathor

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Jul 25, 2001
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:mute: I only know very few movies....

8 Femmes by François Ozon is an excellent movie if the critics are right - I haven't seen it yet.

The Pianist has received quite a lot of attention here in the press since it's partly Dutch but opinions are divided so it's risky that one! Most reviews were positive though...

Sestry by Sergej Bodrov is a fairly good movie.

Late Night Shopping by Saul Metzstein sucks!

Hope I helped you out a bit there :)
 

vitoria_Ally

Senior Member
Jul 14, 2002
7,232
#3
What a long list :D

From that list I've seen few only, but let's try:

1. Bloody Sunday / Bloody Sunday, Paul Greengrass, GB/Ireland, 2002

This one "obligatorily". Very good, one of those movies what leave sth in me. Made like documentary.


2. The Pianist / The Pianist, Roman Polanski, France/Israel/Netherlands/Polan/GB, 2002

Good movie and Cannes's winner this year.


3. Hi, Tereska / Czesc Tereska, Robert Glinski, Poland, 2001

FRom Poland ;) but that movie won may awards and festivals. Very good IMO


4. 5. 6.

8 Women / 8 Femmes, François Ozon, France, 2002

I heard that worth to see


All or Nothing / All or Nothing, Mike Leigh, GB/France, 2002

cause of Mike Liegh, I always lke his movies ;)


Talk to Her / Hable con ella, Pedro Almodóvar, Spain, 2002

cause of Almodovar ;)


I've seen 3 first, I know 3 last will be good
Or maybe I hope they will be good as always
 
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nina

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Feb 18, 2001
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Thanks guys! The festival will start on 11th November so I have time to chose and to see if you'll recommend some more :)
 

Sivori

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Jul 17, 2002
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If I were you I'd go see the movie by Takeshi Kitano, I haven't seen this one but his movies are usually very good, IMO of course.

I agree with vit that you should see Bloody sunday, I haven't seen it my self ( a clear tendency here....:D) but from what I've heard it's great.
Man without a past has gotten great reviews here.

My big fat greek wedding has gotten a lot of attention, and you'll probably be amused by it, the parts I've seen of it are quite funny, but I can (sort of relate to it, though).

You have too see Human Nature!!! It's brilliant, go see. I'll be very disappointed if you don't see this one....

Movies I don't think you should see:

Pollock, oh spare yourself the pain of this

Kandahar, the first movie to come out of Afghanistan for quite some time, and it shows. not very good.
 

Respaul

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Jul 14, 2002
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This Is Not a Love Song - Really enjoyed this!! Let down slightly by the director trying to showcase his talents.... often at the expense of the project in hand
Recomended

Fickende Fische - Well done chick flick!

My Big Fat Greek Wedding - Reasonably funny but a bit too comercial to see at a festival

8 Femmes - A farcical take on murder mysteries. Not bad. Wondeful performance from Isabelle Huppert. Shame about the music. Doubt it travels well!

The Pianist - Polanski returns to form!!

Hable con ella - Dissapointing by Almodovar's standards!

Human Nature - Dissapontingly unfunny look at society

24 Hours Party People - A great look at the manchester music scene.... may not travel well outside the uk!

Pollock - Good Film, great acting.... amazingly Boring!!

Iris - Dull but fine acting!

Bloody Sunday - Highly absorbing docu style film.... factually iffy!!

Sexy Best / Croupier - 2 of the best films you will see this year!!

Intacto - A great film about luck.... go see it!!
 
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nina

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Feb 18, 2001
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Well I would rather not comment too much about the content of the movie as I think I would offend a certain nation. DISGRACE! :frown:

At first, for about 10 minutes, I didn't like how the movie was shot, because it appeared like a documentary (it still is in a certain way), with camera following people, moving, not being steady ... but then I got used to it and it even made a special effect on the whole story :cool:

Short movie! (Especially after you were sitting for more than 2 hours watching The Pianist the previous day :D )
 
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nina

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Feb 18, 2001
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Almodóvar's Habla Con Ella is the best European movie this year :extatic: It was announced today; it also got an award for best scenario, best directing and the people's choice award :cheesy:

It's gonna come out here on Thursday, can't wait :touched:
 

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