Thursday, April 26, 2007

50th San Francisco International Film Festival

Events continue to happen frequently in cinema and tonight is the SFiFF opening night with the screening of Nuovomondo (Golden Door). There will be a screening of around 124+ films, documentary and shorts from allover the world.

In the new directors section that includes "first- and second-time directors emerging on the international scene" there are 11 films in competition for the Skyy Prize.

Along The Ridge (Anche Libero Va Bene), Italy, Kim Rossi Stuart
Bunny Chow, South Africa, John Barker
The Heavenly Kings (Sei Dai Tin Wong), Hong Kong, Daniel Wu
How Is Your Fish Today? (Jin Tian De Yu Zen Me Yang?), China/UK, Xiaolu Guo
Reprise, Norway, Joachim Trier
Rome Rather Than You (Roma Wa La N’Touma), Algeria/France/Germany, Tariq Teguia
7 Years (7 Ans), France, Jean-Pascal Hatu
The Silly Age (La Edad de la Peseta), Cuba/Spain/Venezuela, Pavel Giroud
The Violin (El Violín), Mexico, Francisco Vargas
The Yacoubian Building (Omaret Yacoubian), Egypt, Marwan Hamed
Zolykha’s Secret, Afghanistan, Horace Ahmad Shansab

In the same section there are 21 out of competition films and among them there is one movie that I have been waiting to see Claire Simon’s Ca Brûle (On Fire) … lucky those of you that live in SF!

In the World Cinema section that includes “acclaimed International directors with unique visions” we find 21 films, including Il Caimano, Lady Chatterley, and Cœurs, among others.

In the closing night they will show La Vie en Rose (La Môme) and the Centerpiece is Delirious.

If you want to browse the SFiFF site go here. You will find excellent and complete information for each film in the info section, then check downloads.

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