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SHOWING RESULTS | FILMS FROM THE FESTIVAL YEAR 2009
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ENGLISHMAN IN NEW YORK

  • Release Year: 2008
  • Runtime: 74 minutes
  • Country: U.K.
John Hurt astounds as he revisits the role that made him a star (in 1975's The Naked Civil Servant): real-life writer, actor, and gay icon Quentin Crisp. This smart, sensitive drama—marked by Hurt's bravura handling of Crisp's razor-tongued wit—focuses on the flamboyant 72-year-old star's move to New York in 1981, and the fallout from a reckless comment about the burgeoning AIDS epidemic. A Leopardrama Film for ITV1. Executive producers are Joey Attawia, Susie Field, and James Burstall. | Read More
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ENTRE NOS

  • Release Year: 2009
  • Runtime: 80 minutes
  • Directed By: Gloria La Morte and Paola Mendoza
  • Country: USA and Colombia
Adoring mother Mariana (talented codirector Paola Mendoza) has toted her two children from Colombia to New York to indulge her husband's whim. But when he abruptly abandons the family, she'll have to rely on her own imagination and courage—and that of her remarkable kids (breakthroughs Sebastian Villada and Laura Montana)—to survive insurmountable odds during their first summer in the United States. | Read More
Drama and Female Director(s)
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EXPLODING GIRL

  • Release Year: 2009
  • Runtime: 79 minutes
  • Directed By: Bradley Rust Gray
  • Country: USA
A tender performance by Zoe Kazan is the centerpiece of this delicate, beautifully shot character study. Cherubic college student Ivy is back home in Brooklyn for summer break with her longtime platonic guy pal Al in tow. As her relationship with her boyfriend slowly disintegrates via cell phone, Al's friendship is cast in a new light. | Read More
Drama
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FILM IST. A GIRL & A GUN

  • Release Year: 2009
  • Runtime: 93 minutes
  • Directed By: Gustav Deutsch
  • Country: Austria
Gustav Deutsch, the maestro of found footage filmmaking, excavates old movies from archives worldwide (including the Kinsey Institute) to weave together a stunning vision of the natural and mythological order of the universe, love between the sexes, and weapons of mass destruction. Recommended for adults only. | Read More
Drama
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FEAR ME NOT

  • Release Year: 2008
  • Runtime: 95 minutes
  • Country: Denmark
In this intensely chilling psychological thriller, a run-down middle-aged workaholic (Ulrich Thomsen) enrolls in a clinical trial for a new antidepressant without telling his family. When the trial is abandoned because of dangerous side effects, he continues to take the medication, triggering a hellish descent into madness. | Read More
Thriller
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FISH CHILD

  • Release Year: 2009
  • Runtime: 96 minutes
  • Directed By: Lucía Puenzo
  • Country: France, Spain, Argentina
Likened to a bold Argentine Thelma and Louise, Lucía Puenzo's follow-up to her Cannes winner XXY wraps a passionate love story in the arms of a pulsating thriller. When an upper-class Argentine falls for her family's sultry Paraguayan maid, the two make plans to run away together, but their hope for escape is derailed when shocking secrets become unveiled. | Read More
Drama and Female Director(s)
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FISH EYES

  • Release Year: 2009
  • Runtime: 78 minutes
  • Directed By: Wei Zheng
  • Country: South Korea and China
Set during the 2008 Olympics on the outskirts of Beijing, first-time filmmaker Zheng Wei's beautiful and poetic portrait of modern China tells a simple but poignant story about a father, son, and mysterious young woman that subtly explores the physical and psychological tensions that exist in a land where emerging capitalism and accelerating modernization are rapidly overtaking traditional values. | Read More
Drama
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FIXER: THE TAKING OF AJMAL NAQSHBANDI

  • Release Year: 2008
  • Runtime: 84 minutes
  • Directed By: Ian Olds
  • Country: USA
In 2007, the Taliban kidnapped 24-year-old Ajmal Naqshbandi and an Italian journalist. Naqshbandi was one of Afghanistan's best "fixers"—someone hired by foreign journalists to facilitate, translate, and gain access for their stories. This gripping, tragic story is a behind-the-scenes look into the dangerous and unseen world that happens before we get the news. | Read More
Documentary
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