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SHOWING 154 FILMS FROM THE FESTIVAL YEAR 2007
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AIR I BREATHE

  • Release Year: 2007
  • Runtime: 97 minutes
  • Country: USA
A businessman (Forest Whitaker) bets his life on a horse race, a gangster (Brendan Fraser) sees the future, a pop star (Sarah Michelle Gellar) falls prey to a crime boss (Andy Garcia) and a doctor (Kevin Bacon) must save the love of his life. Based on a Chinese proverb, these four overlapping stories dramatize the four emotional cornerstones of life: happiness, pleasure, sorrow and love. |Read More
Drama, Crime
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AMARELINHA

  • Release Year: 2006
  • Runtime: 17 minutes
  • Directed By: François Choquet
  • Country: USA
In Amarelinha, Matteus is a six-year-old who treasures storytelling hour with his parents before bedtime. Believing that they will stop telling him bedtime stories once he learns how to read, Matteus comes up with a plan to exempt himself from reading exercises at school. |Read More
Animation
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Statistically, the person most likely to get attacked by a shark is the one with the most flesh exposed. Get tips like this and more when we sit down with some seriously adventurous filmmakers - those who immerse themselves in the elements, so that you don't have to! Let's compare scars. |Read More
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ANDERMAN

  • Release Year: 2006
  • Runtime: 12 minutes
  • Directed By: Jaap van Heusden
  • Country: Netherlands
A young writer threatens to go crazy under the care of his demented mother. On the verge of insanity, he decides to look up three works of art that helped him recover from a previous psychotic episode |Read More
Documentary
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ANITA O'DAY - THE LIFE OF A JAZZ SINGER

  • Release Year: 2007
  • Runtime: 90 minutes
  • Country: USA
An intimate and deeply moving tribute to jazz diva extraordinaire Anita O'Day, completed just weeks before her death in November 2006. Packed with terrific clips and anecdotes from friends and fellow musicians, this enjoyable documentary zips along at the speed of her renowned up-tempo interpretation of "Sweet Georgia Brown." |Read More
Documentary, Music
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AUTISM: THE MUSICAL

  • Release Year: 2007
  • Runtime: 94 minutes
  • Directed By: Tricia Regan
  • Country: USA
Although the statistic is alarming--one in 150 children in the U.S. is now diagnosed with autism--this documentary is steeped in a sense of optimism. Filmed over the course of one year, it follows five autistic children in Los Angeles as they write and rehearse their own full-length musical, tossing aside all stereotypes in the process. |Read More
Female Director(s), Documentary, Music
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AVIDA

  • Release Year: 2006
  • Runtime: 83 minutes
  • Directed By: Gustave Kervern and Benoît Delépine
  • Country: France
A hilarious critique of life's cruelties, this modern surrealist comedy--by the same pair of loons responsible for Aaltra (TFF 2005)--chronicles the kidnapping of a plump billionaire's dog by a deaf-mute and two ketamine addicts. In a series of absurd, grotesque sequences, the wealthy woman turns the situation around and forces them to carry out her last wishes. The squeamish should stay at home. |Read More
Comedy
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BETWEEN HEAVEN AND EARTH

  • Release Year: 2006
  • Runtime: 70 minutes
  • Country: Netherlands
In the heart of the Eurasian continent, the ancient center of the world where the Silk Road connected China to Europe, the circus is a deeply rooted cultural phenomenon. This film focuses on two circus artists, whose lifelong friendship is affected by the differing political choices they make under the dictatorship in Uzbekistan. In Russian and Uzbek. |Read More
Female Director(s), Documentary
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BEYOND BELIEF

  • Release Year: 2007
  • Runtime: 97 minutes
  • Directed By: Beth Murphy
  • Country: USA
Inspired by compassion for others whose loss they recognize as mirroring their own, two courageous women whose husbands died on September 11 turn their grief into a catalyst for action. They travel to Kabul to help other widows, soon recognizing that the plight of the Afghan women leaves them feeling almost blessed. In English and Dari. |Read More
Female Director(s), Documentary

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