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SHOWING RESULTS | FILMS FROM THE FESTIVAL YEAR 2009
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ABOUT ELLY

  • Release Year: 2009
  • Runtime: 119 minutes
  • Directed By: Asghar Farhadi
  • Country: Iran
A group of old college pals reunites for a weekend adventure on the sea, but compounding lies and deception quickly lead to catastrophe. Everyone hopes Sepideh's new friend Elly will hit it off with Ahmad, newly divorced from his German wife and in search of an Iranian bride, but Elly disappears on the second day, plunging the group into a complex mystery. Asghar Farhadi took the Best Director prize at Berlin. | Read More
Drama
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ACCIDENTS HAPPEN

  • Release Year: 2009
  • Runtime: 92 minutes
  • Directed By: Andrew Lancaster
  • Country: Australia
There are dysfunctional families… and then there are the Conways. After a family tragedy, 15-year-old Billy Conway has become the de facto glue between his bitter mom (Geena Davis), distant brother, and stoic dad. But when Billy starts to act out, everything changes for him and his family in this visually stunning, bittersweet drama. | Read More
Drama
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ALL ABOUT ACTRESSES

  • Release Year: 2008
  • Runtime: 107 minutes
  • Directed By: Maïwenn
  • Country: France
Maïwenn sets out to resolve her tortured actress identity by making a faux-documentary around a bevy of famous French actresses—only to transform into the treacherous position of the director, falling in love with her subjects and subjected to their starlet-driven wrath. Indulging in the interior insecurities of divas and has-beens, she blurs reality through real-world-like footage and fantastical musical sequences. | Read More
Drama and Female Director(s)
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AMERICAN CASINO

  • Release Year: 2009
  • Runtime: 89 minutes
  • Directed By: Leslie Cockburn
  • Country: USA
Politicians and the media like to talk about the relationship between Wall Street and Main Street, but investigative journalist Leslie Cockburn's debut feature gets to the guts of the matter, visiting defectors from Bear Stearns and Standard & Poor's and other high-level players in the subprime mortgage gamble and, on the flipside, visiting the working-class Americans who were the unwitting chips on the table. | Read More
Female Director(s) and Documentary
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ANTOINE

  • Release Year: 2008
  • Runtime: 82 minutes
  • Directed By: Laura Bari
  • Country: Canada
Antoine was born 100 days premature and became blind from the effects of his incubator. Now five years old, he uses a mini boom microphone to discover and capture the sounds around him. Through this visually striking portrait, expertly crafted by Laura Bari, we share both the everyday and imaginary worlds Antoine lives in and learn how he overcomes adversity by creating his own alternative universe of beauty. | Read More
Female Director(s) and Documentary
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BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

  • Release Year: 2009
  • Runtime: 95 minutes
Heartwarming. Illuminating. Alarming. The films in this year's World Documentary Competition run the gamut. Get your tickets now to see the film chosen as the best of the Fest by a distinguished jury of some of the biggest names in news media, nonfiction filmmaking, scholarship, and show business. | Read More
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BEST NEW DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKER

  • Release Year: 2009
  • Runtime: 84 minutes
One of the goals of the Tribeca Film Festival has always been to seek out and encourage new talent and bold visions from every corner of the globe. Get your tickets now to see the first or second documentary feature from an emerging filmmaker chosen as the best of the Fest by a jury of internationally acclaimed filmmakers. | Read More
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