August 9, 2007

Discovery (2007)

  • BLIND Tamar van den Dop, Netherlands/Belgium/Bulgaria
  • COCHOCHI Israel Cardenas and Laura Amelia Guzman, Mexico/UK/Canada
  • CORROBOREE Ben Hackworth, Australia
  • FROZEN Shivajee Chandrabhushan, India
  • I AM FROM TITOV VELES Teona Strugar Mitevska, Macedonia
  • KING OF THE HILL Gonzalo Lpez-Gallego, Spain
  • LA ZONA Rodrigo Pla, Spain/Mexico
  • THE PASSAGE Mark Heller, USA
  • ROMING Jii Vejdlek, Czech Republic/Romania/Slovakia
  • SEPTEMBER Peter Carstairs, Australia
  • WITH YOUR PERMISSION Paprika Steen, Denmark/Sweden
  • THE WORLD UNSEEN Shamim Sarif, UK/South Africa


Darren said...

I don't know anything about the director, Ben Hackworth, but I'm intrigued by the description of Corroboree:

"A dying theatre director hires a young man named Conor (Conor O'Hanlon) to visit him in a meditation retreat and perform scenes from the director's life. Following a tape of instructions, the young man must visit different rooms over the weekend and in these rooms, encounters five actresses who portray key women in the director's life. As the final scenes unfold, Conor must decide whether the performance has gone too far."

msic said...

For what it's worth, I saw Teona Strugar Mitevska's debut feature, "How I Killed a Saint," and found it both stultifying and simpleminded. Maybe she's grown some, maybe not. But in a field as crowded as TIFF '07, I won't be lining up to find out.

Paprika Steen, on the other hand, rocks the house, yo. As an actress, anyway -- haven't seen her debut film as a helmer.

Dan Sallitt said...

Matthew Clayfield just wrote about Corroboree on his blog.

Maya said...

I'm going to check out Blind because I'm a sucker for the old adage: "It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye." Besides, it has a giraffe in the snow. Here's the website with trailer.