Tuesday, July 29, 2008

5th Giornate Degli Autori – Venice Days

This parallel section to the Venice International Film Festival is organized by the Italian Association of Film-makers (ANAC - Associazione Nazionale Autori Cinematografici) and by the Association of Independent Directors and Producers (API - Associazione Autori e Produttori Indipendenti) is modeled after the spirit of the Cannes Directors’ Fortnight and will run from August 28th to September 6th and here is the line-up.

Broken Lines, Sallie Aprahamian, UK, 2008
Che Saccio, Camille d’Arcimoles, Italy, 2008 (documentary)
Il Passato e’ Il Mio Bastone (The Past is my Stick), Flavia Mastrella and Antonio Rezza, Italy, 2008 (this b/w doc looks VERY art cinema interesting)
Machan, Uberto Pasolini, Italy, Germany and Sri Lanka, 2008
Muukalainen (The Visitor), Jukka-Pekka Valkeapää, Finland, UK, Germany and Estonia, 2008
Nowhere Man, Patrice Toye, Belgium, Netherlands, Norway and Luxemburg, 2008 (seems very art cinema interesting)
Pescuit Sportiv (Hooked), Adrian Sitaru, Romania and France, 2008 (must be seen for me)
Pokrajina Št.2 (Landscape No.2), Vinko Möderndorfer, Slovenia and Serbia, 2008
Rysa (Scratch), Michal Rosa, Poland, 2008
Stella, Sylvie Verheyde, France, 2008 (young girl’s childhood in working-class Paris in the 1970s… seems interesting!)
Un altro pianeta (One Love, One Life), Stefano Tummolini, Italy, 2008 (another no-budget film… must be seen for me!)
Una Semana Solos (A Week Alone), Celina Murga, Argentina, 2008 (director is going to be tutored by Martin Scorsese for one year… hmm)
Venkovský učitel (A Country Teacher), Bohdan Sláma, Czech Republic, Germany and France, 2008 (Gay interest)

Matteo Garrone and Paolo Sorrentino will receive the 2008 Creativity Award.

To check detailed information about each movie go here.

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