23 February, 2007

Opening Weekend

Bamako



Drama. Melé is a bar singer, her husband Chaka is out of work and the couple is on the verge of breaking up.


With Aïssa Maïga, Maimouna Hélène Diarra, Balla Habib Dembélé, Djénéba Koné

Writer: Abderrahmane Sissako
Director: Abderrahmane Sissako

Abderrahmane Sissako interview (PDF)

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The Good Shepherd


Thriller. Early history of the CIA.

With Matt Damon, Angelina Jolie, Alec Baldwin, Tammy Blanchard, Billy Crudup, Robert De Niro, Keir Dullea, Michael Gambon, William Hurt,Timothy Hutton, Joe Pesci, John Sessions, John Turturro

Writer: Eric Roth
Director: Robert De Niro

Eric Roth interview 1
Eric Roth interview 2


Official site

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Letters from Iwo Jima



War drama. The story of the battle of Iwo Jima between the United States and Imperial Japan during World War II, as told from the perspective of the Japanese.
(companion piece to Flags of our Fathers)

With Ken Watanabe, Kazunari Ninomiya, Tsuyoshi Ihara, Ryo Kase

Writer: Iris Yamashita (based on story by Paul Haggis and book by Tadamichi Kuribayashi and Tsuyoko Yoshido)
Director: Clint Eastwood

Iris Yamashita interview 1
Iris Yamashita interview 2 (mp3)

Production interview

Official site

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The Number 23


Psychological thriller. A man's life unravels after he comes into contact with an obscure book titled The Number 23 which he is convinced is based on his own life.

With Jim Carrey, Virginia Madsen, Logan Lerman, Danny Huston, Rhona Mitra

Writer: Fernley Phillips
Director: Joel Schumacher

Official site

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Orchestra Seats (Fauteuils d'orchestre)


Romantic comedy-drama. A young woman arrives in Paris where she finds a job as a waitress in bar next to a theatre and gets inspired by the artists.

With Cécile De France, Valérie Lemercier, Albert Dupontel, Laura Morante

Writers: Christopher Thompson, Danièle Thompson
Director: Danièle Thompson


Christopher Thompson & Danièle Thompson interview
Danièle Thompson interview 1
Danièle Thompson interview 2

Official site

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Satan (Sheitan)


Comedy - horror. Young people out clubbing meet up with the bad shepherd.

With Vincent Cassel, Olivier Bartélémy, Roxane Mesquida, Nicolas Le Phat Tan

Writers: Christian Chapiron, Kim Chapiron
Director: Kim Chapiron

Kim Chapiron interview 1
Kim Chapiron interview 2
Kim Chapiron interview 3

Official site

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School for Scoundrels


Comedy. A young guy short on luck, enrolls in a class to build confidence to help win over the girl of his dreams.

Writers: Todd Phillips & Scot Armstrong (based on the screenplay by Hal E. Chester and Patricia Moyes and the book by Stephen Potter)
Director: Todd Phillips

Todd Phillips interview 1
Todd Phillips interview 2 (mp3)
Todd Phillips interview 3
Todd Phillips interview 4

Official site

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