Saturday, November 13, 2010

59 Mannheim-Heidelberg International Film Festival

I’m starting to find new films in festivals and as you can imagine, makes me very excited as there are some films that look very promising. The fest started on November 11 and will run until the 21st and here are the films in the International Competition.

2 Fois Une Femme (Twice a Woman), François Delisle, Canada
10 ½, Daniel Grou, Canada (Surely very hard-to-watch)
Act of Dishonour, Nelofer Pazira, Canada (A very interesting story set in Afghanistan by a woman director that performed in great Kandahar)
Atsisveikinimas (Farewell – The Ballad of a Lucky Man), Tomas Donela, Lithuania
Eva y Lola (Eva and Lola), Sabrina Farji, Argentina (story seems interesting)
Hold Om Mig (Hold Me Tight), Kaspar Munk, Denmark
Just Inès, Marcel Grant, UK (a stylized study of loneliness, could be interesting)
Kandahar Break, David Whitney, UK
La Casa Sulle Nuvole (The House in the Clouds), Claudio Giovannesi, Italy
Paeva Lopus (When the Day is Done), Maiju Ingman, Estonia
Planes para Mañana (Plans for Tomorrow), Juana Macías, Spain
Siyah Beyaz (Black and White), Ahmet Boyacıoğlu, Turkey
Till det som ar vackert (Pure), Lisa Langseth, Sweden (Maybe interesting)
Win/Win, Jaap van Heusden, Netherland
Xun Huan Zuo Le (The High Life), Zhao Dayong, China

I’m impressed by this fest as has many films by female directors, which is quite unusual. To check information about each film go here. I suggest you check other sections as also have interesting films.

Opening film was none other than La Vida de los Peces (The Life of Fish) by Matias Bize, which hopefully I’ll be watching in the big screen soon. Award ceremony will be on Sunday November 21st in Mannheim.

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