Tuesday, November 11, 2008

49th Thessaloniki International Film Festival

From November 14 to 23 this famous fest will take place at Athens, Greece and here are the films in the international competition.

An Ja (Over There) Abdolreza Kahani, Iran, 2008
Bitjaru, Geumbungeo Doeda (A Broom Becomes a Goldfish), Dong-Joo Kim, Korea, 2008
Le Bruit Des Gens Autour (Sunny Spells), Diasteme, France, 2008
Chicos Normales (Ordinary Boys), Daniel Hernandez, Spain, 2008
Firaaq, Nandita Das, India, 2008
Jiu Jiang Feng (Winds of September), Tom Shu –Yu Lin, Taiwan and Hong Kong, 2008
Pescanik (The Hourglass) Szabolcs Tolnai, Serbia, 2007
Pescuit Sportiv (Hooked) Adrian Sitaru, Romania and France, 2007
Selda (The Inmate) Ellen Ramos and Paolo Villaluna, Philippines, 2008
Tris Stigmes (Three Moments), Petros Sevastikoglou, Greece, 2008
Three Blind Mice, Matthew Newton, Australia, 2008
Una Semana Solos (A Week Alone), Celina Murga, Argentina, 2008
Voy a Explotar (I’m Gonna Explode), Gerardo Naranjo, Mexico, 2008
Without, Alexandros Avranas, Greece, 2008

Opening Film: The Wrestler, Darren Aronofksy, USA
Closing Film: Frost/Nixon, Ron Howard, USA

In the Greek Panorama sections there are many interesting films, shorts and docs that if you want to check them or other films in the many sections and parallel events go here.

Among the many celebrities attending, worth mentioning is Diablo Cody that will be a member of the jury and with Masterclassess Takeshi Kitano, Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, Emir Kusturica, and Oliver Stone.

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