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Riding the Tiger

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by directors John Haptas and Kristine Samuelson. Two perspectives from the ground: in 1965 a B-52 bomber takes off to deliver its deadly cargo over Vietnam; in 1995, in an airport cemetery in Arizona......

Two Thousand and None

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From director Arto Paragamian. Paleontologist Benjamin Kasparian, who is about to make a pioneering scientific dicovery, learns that he is suffering from an, until now, unknown brain tumour....

A la Media Noche y Media

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By director Mariana Rondon and Marité Ugas. A large tidal wave will soon sweep the city on the coast. People try, panic-stricken, to flee the last judgement, but where can they go?...

Beyond the Ocean

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By director Tony Pemberton. A young Russian woman, Pitsee, has just arrived in New York to start a new life there. She is pregnant and her boyfriend doesn't know yet that he will be a father......

Pleure Pas, Germaine

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Gilles Bedard and his Spanish wife Germaine are packing the family belongings onto a trailer to leave their home in Brussels. Their eldest daughter was recently found dead under an overpass and Gilles is convinced that she was murdered....

Fiasco

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By director Ragnar Bragason. Pensioner Karl falls in love with a withered actress. but every time she see him, she can't remember who he is......

Girls' Night Out

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Somewhere in a Seoul apartment, three women are enjoying an evening meal together and talking, of course, about the one and only subject......

House!

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By director Julian Kemp. The "La Scala" in a small South Wales town used to be a concert hall, variety theatre and cinema. Now it's a "bingo palace" for the British numbers game, promising fabulous lottery winnings, or at least a harmless night out......

Jiljoo (Rush)

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By director Lee Sang-in. Baram, Seung-hyun, San-jin and Sun-woo all go to the Freebird club. Baram, who dresses like a tomboy, works by day as a waitress, but is a passionate rock-music fan....

Tcheky Karyo

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De plus en plus demandé par les productions anglo-saxonnes, Tcheky Karyo est l'un des acteurs de la comédie typiquement British Saving Grace signée Nigel Cole. Il y interprète une fois de plus un méchant, mais cette fois un méchant au grand cour. ...

Snatch

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A high-octane caper film full of seamlessly outlandish performances, Snatch proves that writer-director Guy Ritchie (who has garnered some attention as the father of Madonna's second child two years after "fathering" Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels) has talent to burn. Snatch is bloody and irreverent, which makes it, in the vernacular, bloody irreverent. Represented at Dinard by Rade Sherbedgia who plays Boris the Blade....

Maybe Baby

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Opening film at the Dinard Festival of British Cinema, Maybe Baby's director Ben Elton presented his feature debut to those in attendance....

Palmarès

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C'est en adressant un clin d'oil à Alfred Hitchcock que le Jury du Festival du Film Britannique de Dinard à remis les différents prix de cette 11ème édition. Et notamment le prestigieux Hitchcock d'Or qui est allé tout droit à Billy Elliot, le film de Stephen Daldry, qui remporte décidément un succès considérable partout où il est présenté. Le film sort en France le 20 décembre. ...

Billy Elliot

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Stephen Daldry's debut, Billy Elliot, was a highlight of Edinburgh, not least because of its upbeat yet honest narrative and a startling performance from Jamie Bell. Having wowed Cannes, Edinburgh and Toronto, the film took the FIPRESCI prize at Ghent and was named Best Film at the British Independent Film Awards in October....

Chicks with Guns

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Wonder Woman, Foxy Brown and other female super-heroes are background figures in this expose of the female hero-figure. With loaded guns and an abundance of girl power, the chicks are ready to fight anytime, anyhow and anywhere. Jennifer Arnold was born in 1970 in Palm Springs, California. She graduated with a degree in African history at the University of Nairobi in Kenya, before concentrating on filmmaking back in her home state of California. Her latest film, Maid of Honor successfu...

Cloud Cover

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A film about a woman with threatening … clouds? Whichever way she turns, clouds of bitterness above her head. The film points to the accumulation of the past in our senses, which hinders all future social success. In five minutes Svärling manages to capture the essence of anxiety. Lisbeth Svärling was born in 1963 and raised in Stockholm, Lisbeth Svärling worked in elderly care for many years before starting her studies in animation and graphic design at HDK in ...

Das Experiment

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An animation movie with a comical Pavlov theme. A film about the natural sciences, instincts and animals' influence on concepts such as time, democracy and the alphabet. The strangest educational film in a long, long time! Gregor Stockmann was born in 1972 in Furstenfeldbruck, Germany. Works closely with his old school friend Arne Zank from Hamburg. ...

I Wash Therefore I Am

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The mantra 'Hare Rama, Hare Krishna' is chanted in tune with the washing machines when two monks decide to wash every single robe in the area's ashram. Discussions regarding the spacious washing machine from hell are mixed with persistent chanting. Part of a series of short films called Observations In Holland. Britta Hosman was born in Utrecht in 1967. She has been a radio presenter for Amsterdam FM and VPRO Radio. She has made short TV-features for Waskracht, a controvers...

Notbremse

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Love at first sight on two trains standing still at a German train station leads to a struggle against timetables, senior citizens on the stairs and irritating ticket-collectors in a film filled with speechless and sweaty separation anxiety. Philipp Wohlleben was born in 1972 in Bonn, Germany. He has worked for several advertising agencies in Cologne. He moonlights as a dj and music producer in the band LSD Proton. ...

Spotless

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Meet the housewife from hell! A cleaning instruction video in a gothic environment, combined with Mario Bava horror, Latin-American psychedelia, Wolfgang the Cat and the not so easily removable brain-matter of the husband. Successful play with genres with photo tricks not seen since the days of Lars von Trier's 35-mm films. Jessica Nilsson was born in Sweden in 1965. After seven years at the Royal Academy of Art she graduated in 1995 from the Academy of Film in Denmark. ...

Steinflug

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A rioter in a middle-European town throws a cobblestone against the opposition. He misses his goal and the stone continues around the world, ending where he least expects. A fast-paced comment on the stone as the oldest weapon and the coherence between human conflicts all over the world. Susanne Horizon-Fränzel was born in 1959 in Bad Godesberg, Germany. Since 1985 she has directed several acclaimed short films with political messages. 35 mm etching, pixelation, doll-films...

Caged Birds Cannot Fly (3')

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Filled with references to Matt Groening, Jim Henson and Nick Park, this masterpiece without dialogue is the best thing that has happened to poultry since the Green Party. An extraordinary animated short about broilers, deprivation of liberty and melancholy. Luis Briceno was born in 1971 in Osorna, Chile. Has lived in France since 1992. he works, besides the making of short films, as a DJ and making hot Chilean dishes. Caged birds cannot fly is his first short within the profession...

Comm-Raid on the Potemkin

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The Battleship Potemkin in a shoot -em-up tale of armed sailors fighting for a liberated Russia against the evil Tsarist regime. Graphic design by Sergei's greatgrandson Sean Eisenstein results in some of the most inspiring and revolutionary video montage ever. Endan Hughes is northern ireland's most popular short film director who has received a lot of international attention for two pop-culture short-film experiments Flying Saucer Rock 'n' Roll and Comm-Raid on the Potemki...

ILL

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A fascinating and spectacular computer-animated silent film about the always-bad combination of weapons and drugs. Big beat accompanies Junky's nightmarish trip in the rough junkie pad, at the same time as his girlfriend knocks on the door... Resident Evil meets Requiem For A Dream. Shimogiri Nozomu was born in 1979 in Tokyo, Japan. He is a computer animator with several computer game animations to his credit. Comments on the growing drug-problems in the home country with t...

Liv Ulmann

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Award-winning Scandanavian stage and screen star (born in Tokyo to Norwegian parents), Liv Ullmann is best known for her ground-breaking work with Swedish filmmaker Ingmar Bergman. Beginning with Persona (1966) and her own personal favorite Bergman film, Scenes From A Mariage(1974), Ullmann has grown not only as an actor, but in the last ten years as a film director, most recently with a Bergman-scripted examination of marital infidelity, named Faithless. Interviewed by Lisa Nessels...

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