15 December, 2006

Opening Weekend

Black Christmas
Slasher remake. Sorority sisters find themselves being harassed by a stranger with menacing phone-calls.

With Katie Cassidy, Michelle Trachtenberg, Kristen Cloke, Crystal Lowe, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Oliver Hudson, Lacey Chabert, Andrea Martin

Writer: Glen Morgan based on Roy Moore's 1974 screenplay)
Director: Glen Morgan

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Dead Man's Cards
Drama about two bouncers confronting gun culture in Liverpool.

With Paul Barber, Robin John Barlow, Kimberley Barrett, Mike Bell, Tom Bell

Writers: James Marquand, James McMartin
Director: James Marquand

James Marquand & James McMartin video interview
James Marquand interview

Official site


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Deja Vu
Thriller about a man who travels back in time to prevent a woman being murdured.

With Denzel Washington, Paula Patton, Val Kilmer, Jim Caviezel, Adam Goldberg

Writers: Bill Marsilii & Terry Rossio
Director: Tony Scott

Bill Marsilii Interview

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Eragon
Fantasy adventure featuring dragons.

With Edward Speleers, Jeremy Irons, Sienna Guillory, Robert Carlyle, John Malkovich, Garrett Hedlund, Alun Armstrong

Writers: Peter Buchman and Lawrence Konner & Mark Rosenthal and Jesse Wigutow (from the novel by Christopher Paolini)
Director: Stefen Fangmeier

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Esma's Secret (Grbavica)
A woman and her daughter struggle to make their way through the aftermath of the Balkan war. Winner of the Golden Bear award at the Berlin Film Festival.

With Mirjana Karanovic, Luna Mijovic, Leon Lucev, Kenan Catic, Jasna Ornela Berry, Dejan Acimovic

Writer: Jasmila Zbanic
Director: Jasmila Zbanic

Jasmila Zbanic interview 1
Jasmila Zbanic interview 2

Official site

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Frostbite (Frostbiten)
Horror. Vampires large it in Lapland.

Writers: Daniel Ojanlatva and Pidde Andersson
Director: Anders Banke

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Grounded (Unaccompanied Minors)
Comedy. Five kids spend Christmas Eve in an airport,

With Lewis Black, Wilmer Valderrama, Tyler James Williams, Dyllan Christopher, Brett Kelly, Gina Mantegna, Quinn Shephard, Paget Brewster

Writers: Jacob Meszaros & Mya Stark
Director: Paul Feig

Production notes: how the writers got the idea

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It's Winter (Zemastan)
Neo-realistic drama about life on the outskirts of Tehran.

With Hashem Abdi, Mitra Hajjar, Ali Nicksaulat, Said Orkani

Writer: Rafi Pitts
Director: Rafi Pitts

Rafi Pitts video interview

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The West Wittering Affair
British romantic sex comedy about friends who stay together in a country house.

With Danny Scheinman, Sarah Sutcliffe, David Annen, Rick Bacon, Rebecca Cardinale, Sarah Coomes, Malcolm Ridley, Jonson Willis, Miltos Yerolemou

Writers: Danny Scheinman, Sarah Sutcliffe
Director: David Scheinmann

David Scheinmann interview 1
David Scheinmann audio interview

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