Movies seen in 2006
Brokeback Mountain, 4, US, Ang Lee, The story of two cowboys who looked after sheep for a summer in the 1950s. In the wilderness, far from the watching our eye of society, their love blossomed -
Ahlaam, 4, Iraq, M. Al-
Me and you and everyone else, 4, US, Miranda July, Filmmaker gives herself the leading role in a relationship sketch with a surrealistic edge. She plays a kind of Desperate Housewife but then really strange and really funny. In fact a story about people being vulnerable and having difficulties to set up relationships. Funny, but very similar to the work of Todd Solonz.
The death of mr Lazarescu, 4, Romania, Christi Puiu, Hyperrealistic feature about the sad state of health care in Romania, where a patient is confronted in real-
Stoned, 3, UK, Stephen Wooley, Brian Jones was a Rolling Stone found in his swimming pool. An unsolved mystery, but in this very well documented feature, they get quite a long way.
Eye witness, did not screen due to technical problems. The short movie of 20 minutes before was about Lithuanian girls ending up in the sex industry in Belgium. Impressing.
Lunacy, Czech Republic, 5, Jan Swankmajer, The young man ends up in a surrealist lunatic asylum. In this philosophical horror film, in which live action is combined with animation, Svankmajer investigates themes such as absolute freedom and oppression by civilisation. These are two ways to run a lunatic asylum and the real world now is a combination of the worse elements of both.
Every other week, 3, Zweden, Herngren e.a., Summer in Sweden. Everyone moves. The kind of musical chairs. Jens has marital problems when he hides a purely platonic friendship and moves in with his happily divorced brother. And he really does have his own modern problems. Interrupted by commercials for divorces people (e.g by Ikea how to quickly shift your interior from bachelor to getting the children.
Masters of Horror, homecoming, 4, US, Joe Dante, Part of a 13 part series. Where other directors chose for ` blood and Gore' Dante committed himself with the worrying reality with brilliant and anti-
Mutual appreciation, US, Andrej Bujalski, Boring movie about 20 plus people.
Land of the blind, 3, US, Robert Edwards, Political thriller about a nameless country with a totalitarian regime that is wrestling with a well-
Dam street, 4, China,, Li Yu, Powerful and colourfully filmed Chinese love drama, in which the fate of a talented 16-
President Mir Qanbar, 3, Iran, Shirvani, Humane and humourous portrait of a retired civil servant Mir Qanbar, who wants to take part in the presidential elections. Far from the capital Teheran, this Don Quichote campaigns with a donkey and some folders in a company of his very own Sancho Panchez, who is the intended Minister of Health because of his handicap.
Some kinda love, 2, Japan, quite boring movie about three people
Song of songs, 4, UK, Impressive feature debut about the intense, strange and occasionally cruel relationship between brother and sister in an Orthodox Jewish community in London, with impressive roles by Natalie Press and Joel Chalfen. A bit difficult to understand and perhaps one should see the movie twice. But good acting and dark atmosphere.
Little trip to heaven, 3, Kormakur, Insurance agent (Forest Whitaker) investigates a fishy case. Icelandic film set in hostile Minnesota in the 1980s that is a cross between a stylised thriller and a dry comedy. Bit too ordinary for the festival, but easy going.
Look Both ways, 4, Australia, Sarah Watt, What happens if you have the unfortunate tendency to predict disasters everywhere: from train accidents to whales eating babies? That afflicts Merrill until she meets Nick... intelligent and well acted drama with beautiful animation sequences. Nice movie.
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