June 26, 2008

Contemporary World Cinema (2008)

View trailers and clips from films already announced for the Contemporary World Cinema Program.
blue = latest additions.

  • 33 Scenes from Life Malgosia Szumowska, Germany/Poland
  • $5 a Day Nigel Cole, USA
  • Acne Federico Veiroj, Uruguay/Argentina/Spain/Mexico
  • Adela Adolfo Alix Jr., Philippines
  • All Around Us Ryosuke Hashiguchi, Japan
  • Blind Sunflowers José Luis Cuerda, Spain
  • Cloud 9 Andreas Dresen, Germany
  • The Country Teacher Bohdan Sláma, Czech Republic/Germany/France
  • Country Wedding Valdís Óskarsdóttir, Iceland
  • Delta Kornél Mundruczó, Hungary/Germany
  • Dernier Maquis Rabah Ameur-Zaïmeche, France/Algeria
  • L’Empreinte de l’ange Safy Nebbou, France
  • Un Été sans point ni coup sûr Francis Leclerc, QC
  • Fear Me Not Kristian Levring, Denmark
  • A Film with Me in It Ian Fitzgibbon, Ireland
  • Firaaq Nandita Das, India
  • Flame & Citron Ole Christian Madsen, Denmark/Germany
  • The Ghost Karen Oganesyan, Russia
  • Goodbye Solo Ramin Bahrani, USA
  • El Greco Iannis Smaragdis, Greece/Spain/Hungary
  • L’Heure d’été Olivier Assayas, France
  • Horn of Plenty Juan Carlos Tabío, Spain/Cuba
  • In the Shadow of the Naga Phawat Panangkasiri, Thailand
  • Jerichow Christian Petzold, Germany
  • Katia’s Sister Mijke de Jong, The Netherlands
  • Khamsa Karim Dridi, France
  • Knitting Yin Lichuan, China
  • Laila’s Birthday Rashid Masharawi, Palestine/Tunisia/The Netherlands
  • Linha de Passe Walter Salles and Daniela Thomas, Brazil
  • Lion’s Den Pablo Trapero, Argentina/South Korea/Brazil
  • Lost Song Rodrigue Jean, QC
  • Machan Uberto Pasolini, United Kingdom/Italy/Germany/Sri Lanka
  • Maman est chez le coiffeur Léa Pool, QC
  • Middle of Nowhere John Stockwell, USA
  • Mothers&Daughters Carl Bessai, BC
  • My Mother, My Bride and I Hans Steinbichler, Germany/Romania
  • The Narrows François A. Velle, USA
  • Native Dancer Guka Omarova, Kazakhstan/Russia/France/Germany
  • O’Horten Bent Hamer, Norway/Germany/France
  • Once Upon a Time in Rio Breno Silveira, Brazil
  • Pandora's Box Yesim Ustaoglu, Turkey/France/Belgium/Germany
  • Patrik, Age 1.5 Ella Lemhagen, Sweden
  • Pedro Nicholas Oceano, USA
  • Radio Love Leonardo de Armas, Spain
  • Restless Amos Kollek, Israel/Germany/Canada/France/Belgium
  • The Rest of the Night Francesco Munzi, Italy
  • Return to Hansala Chus Gutiérrez, Spain
  • Revanche Götz Spielmann, Austria
  • Skin Anthony Fabian, United Kingdom/South Africa
  • Sugar Ryan Fleck & Anna Boden, USA
  • Teza Haile Gerima, Germany/Ethiopia/France
  • Three Wise Men Mika Kaurismäki, Finland
  • Toronto Stories Sook-Yin Lee, Sudz Sutherland, David Weaver and Aaron Woodley, ON
  • Treeless Mountain So Yong Kim, South Korea
  • Two-Legged Horse Samira Makhmalbaf, Iran
  • Under the Tree Garin Nugroho, Indonesia
  • Wendy and Lucy Kelly Reichardt, USA
  • White Night Wedding Baltasar Kormakur, Iceland
  • The Window Carlos Sorin, Spain/Argentina


Darren said...

This weekend I watched Pablo Trapero's first film, Crane World (1999), and liked it well enough to give Lion's Den a shot if it fits into my schedule. Crane World is the kind of film I love to find at TIFF. It's about a middle-aged, unskilled worker in Buenos Aires, who moves from job to job, always with a resigned attitude. Trapero is obviously fond of his characters and has a natural eye for composition. Crane World is shot in high-contrast, 4:3 black-and-white -- a little self-conscious but occasionally stunning to look at.

Has anyone seen his other films? I remember Rolling Family (2004) and Born and Bred (2006) playing at TIFF, but I missed them both.

Jeremy Heilman said...

I've seen & liked Lion's Den. Trapero has considerable formal prowess and there's a powerful lead performance. It's mostly observational, but it's smart and has completely novel subject matter (i.e. pregnant women in prison).

Any of Trapero's films are good (though not quite great, yet). The obvious thing to watch before you see it is his El Bonarense. It's essentially a companion film to Lion's Den, with the gender roles and the side of the law it's operating on flipped.

James McNally said...

Glad to see Wendy and Lucy is coming. And BOTH Icelandic wedding films(!).

Toronto Airport Transportation said...

will surely try to find some time over the weekend to watch Trapero film

Toronto Airport Transportation