01 June, 2007

Opening Weekend

The Blossoming of Maximo Oliveros (Ang Pagdadalaga ni Maximo Oliveros)

Comedy-drama. 12 year old boy from a criminal family falls in love with a policeman.

With Nathan Lopez, Ping Medina, Peter Anthony Tombasa, J.R. Valentin

Writer: Michiko Yamamoto
Director: Auraeus Solito

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Wartime action-adventure. The adventures of the Lafayette Escadrille, young Americans who volunteered for the French military before the U.S. entered World War I, and became the country's first fighter pilots.

With James Franco, Scott Hazell, Mac McDonald, Philip Winchester, Todd Boyce, Michael Jibson

Writer: Phil Sears & Blake T. Evans and David S. Ward
Director: Tony Bill

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The Hitcher

Horror. A student couple agive a stranger a lift who turns out to be a psychopathic killer.

With Sean Bean, Sophia Bush, Zachary Knighton, Neal McDonough, Kyle Davis, Skip O'Brien

Writers: Eric Red and Jake Wade Wall and Eric Bernt (based on Eric Red's screenplay)
Director: Dave Meyers

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Biographical drama. About Austrian artist Gustav Klimt whose lavish, sexual paintings came to symbolise the art nouveau style of the late 19th and early 20th century.

With John Malkovich,Veronica Ferres, Saffron Burrows,Stephen Dillane, Paul Hilton

Writer: Raoul Ruiz (English translation Gilbert Adair)
Director: Raoul Ruiz

*** Q&A with Raoul Ruiz - 1 June 2007 at Institut Francais, Londres ***

Raoul Ruiz interview (auf Deutsch)
Raoul Ruiz interview (en Français)

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Lunacy (Sílení)

Horror. A drifter ends up trapped in an insane asylum where the inmates have gone wild.

With Pavel Liska, Jan Triska, Anna Geislerová, Jaroslav Dusek, Martin Huba, Pavel Nový

Writer: Jan Svankmajer (from the stories by Edgar Allan Poe and Marquis de Sade)
Director: Jan Svankmajer

Jan Svankmajer interview

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Paradise Lost (Turistas)

Horror. A group of young backpackers' vacation turns sour when a bus accident leaves them marooned in a remote Brazilian jungle that holds an ominous secret

With Josh Duhamel, Melissa George, Olivia Wilde, Desmond Askew, Beau Garrett, Max Brown

Writer: Michael Ross
Director: John Stockwell

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Ten Canoes

Drama. Parable. While hunting on the Arafura Swamp, an elder relates the time-old tale of Ridjimiraril, whose teenage brother Yeeralparil covets his youngest wife.

With Crusoe Kurddal, Jamie Gulpilil, Richard Birrinbirrin, Peter Djigirr, Peter Minygululu

Writer: Rolf de Heer
Directors: Rolf de Heer, Peter Djigirr

Rolf de Heer interview 1
Rolf de Heer interview 2
Rolf de Heer interview (audio) 3

Shooting People podcast interview

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Wedding Daze

Romantic comedy. A man who loses his girlfriend when he proposes, proposes to a waitress on a dare and she accepts.

With Jason Biggs, Isla Fisher, Audra Blaser, Mark Consuelos, Joe Pantoliano, Rob Corddry, Joanna Gleason

Writer: Michael Ian Black
Director: Michael Ian Black

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