Wednesday, November 07, 2007

4th Seville Film Festival

Last November 2nd this festival started and will screen 150 movies from 33 countries. There are many new movies in this festival, too many to list them but I’ll list the ones participating in the competition sections.

Official Selection

A Londoni Férfi (The Man From London), Béla Tarr, Hungary, France and Germany
A Outra Margem (The Other Side), Luis Filipe Rocha, Portugal (Gay Interest)
Adama Meshuga (Sweet Mud), Dror Shaul, Israel, Germany, France, Japan
Aleksandra (Alexandra), Alexander Sokuv, Russia and France
Auf der Anderen Seite (The Edge of Heaven), Fatih Akin, Germany and Turkey (“dying” to see this one!)
Déjate Caer, Jesús Ponce, Spain
Du Levande (You, the Living), Roy Andersson, Sweden, Norway, Germany, France and Denmark
Gegenüber (Counterparts), Jan Bonny, Germany
Irina Palm, Sam Garbarski, Belgium, Germany, Luxemburg, UK and France
Iszka Utazása (Iska), Csaba Bollók, Hungary (interesting story!)
It’s a Free World, Ken Loach, UK, Italy, Germany, Spain
Izgnanie (The Banishment), Andrey Zvyagintsev, Russia (have to see this one!)
La Fille Coupée en Deux (The Girl Cut in Two), Claude Chabrol, France (Chabrol have to see it)
La Masseria delle Allodole (The Lark Farm), Paolo and Vittorio Taviani, Italy, Bulgaria, Spain and France (starring Paz Vega!)
Mio Fratello é Figlio Unico (My Brother is an Only Child), Daniele Luchetti, Italy
Ne Touchez Pas La Hache, Jacques Rivette, France and Italy
Obsluhovai Jsem Anglického Krále (I Served the King of England), Jirí Menzel, Czech Republic and Slovenia
Ulzhan, Volker Schlöndorff, Germany, France and Kazakhstan


4 luni, 3 saptamini si 2 zile / 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (2007): Cristian Mungiu - Romania
Am Ende kommen Touristen / And Along Come Tourists (2007): Robert Thalheim - Germany
Andalucía (2007): Alain Gomis – Spain and France
Anna M. (2007): Michel Spinosa – France
Bikur Ha-Tizmoret / The Band's Visit (2007): Eran Kolirin - Israel, France
Boldog új elet / Happy New Life (2007): Árpád Bogdán - Hungary
Börn / Children (2006): Ragnar Bragason - Iceland
Bufor / Beaufort (2007): Joseph Cedar – Israel
Dagen zonder lief / With Friends Like These… (2007): Felix van Groeningen - Belgium
Den Nya Människan / The New Man (2007): Klaus Härö - Sweden
Der Blinde Fleck / Blind Spot (2007): Tom Zenker - Germany
Eduart (2007): Angeliki Antoniou - Greece, Germany
El silencio de las piedras (2006): Jesús Manuel Rubio - Spain
Farväl Falkenberg / Falkenberg Farewell (2006): Jesper Ganslandt - Sweden, Denmark
Ha-Buah / The Bubble (2006): Eytan Fox - Israel
Hotel Very Welcome (2007): Sonja Heiss - Germany
In memoria di me / In Memory of Myself (2007): Saverio Costanzo - Italy
J'ai toujours rêvé d'être un gangster / I Always Wanted to Be a Gangster (2007): Samuel Benchetrit - France
Kunsten at graede i kor / The Art of Crying (2007): Peter Schønau Fog - Denmark
La cena per farli conoscere / A Dinner for Them to Meet (2007): Pupi Avati - Italy
Lady Chatterley et l’homme de bois (2006): Pascale Ferran - Francia, Belgium
Le rose del deserto / Roses from the Desert (2006): Mario Monicelli - Italy
Meduzot / Jellyfish (2007): Etgar Keret & Shira Geffen - Israel, France
Miehen työ / Man's Job (2007): Aleksi Salmenperä - Finland
Mýrin / Jar City (2006): Baltasar Kormákur - Iceland
När mörkret faller / When Darkness Falls (2006): Anders Nilsson - Sweden, Germany
Obarnata Elha / Christmas Tree Upside Down (2006): Ivan Čerkelov, Vasil Živkov - Bulgaria
Ober / Walter (2006): Alex van Warmerdam - Netherlands
Plac Zbawiciela / Savior's Square (2006): Krzysztof Krauze, Joanna Kos - Poland
Reprise (2007): Joachim Traer - Norway
Strength & Honour (2006): Mark Mahon – Ireland
Tehilim (2006): Raphaël Nadjari - France, Israel
Yella (2007): Christian Petzold – Germany


Coeurs (Private Fears in Public Places), Alain Resnais, 2006, France and Italy
Dotcom Luis Galvão Teles, Portugal, Spain, Ireland, UK and Brazil
Klopka (The Trap), Srdan Golubovic, Serbia, Montenegro, Germany and Hungary
Madonnen (Madonnas), Maria Speth, Germany, Belgium and Czech Republic
Nadzieja (Hope), Stanislaw Mucha, Poland and Germany
Opium - Egy elmebeteg nö naplója (Opium - Diary of a Madwoman), János Szász, Hungary and Germany
Takva (Takva - A Man's Fear of God), Özer Kiziltan, 2006, Germany
Yumurta (Egg), Semih Kaplanoglu, Turkey and Greece

There will be an homage to Michelangelo Antonioni and Ingmar Bergman and will screen L’Avventura, Al di lá delle Nuvole and Saraband.

To check the fest site go here.

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