30 June, 2007

Opening Weekend

Awarapan


Bollywood action romance. A man has to keep tabs on his gangster boss's girlfriend.

With Emraan Hashmi, Rehan Khan, Mrinalini Sharma, Shreya

Writer: Mohit Suri
Director: Mohit Suri

Official site

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The Flying Scotsman


Biographical drama. About Graeme Obree, the Champion cyclist who built his bicycle from old bits of washing machines.

With Jonny Lee Miller,Sean Brown,Joseph Carney,Crawford McInally-Keir,Jan Plazalski

Writers: John Brown, Declan Hughes, Simon Rose
Director: Douglas Mackinnon

Production notes including Simon Rose interview

Official site

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The Golden Door (Nuovomondo)


Drama. At the turn of the last century, a very poor farmer, widower, decides to emigrate to US with all his family from Sicily.

With Charlotte Gainsbourg, Vincenzo Amato, Aurora Quattrocchi, Francesco Casisa, Filippo Pucillo

Writer: Emanuele Crialese
Director: Emanuele Crialese

Emanuele Crialese interview
Emanuele Crialese interview (en français)

Official site

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Hostel: Part II


Horror. Three American college students studying abroad are lured to a Slovakian hostel, and discover the grim reality behind it
With Lauren German, Roger Bart, Heather Matarazzo, Bijou Phillips, Richard Burgi

Writer: Eli Roth
Director: Eli Roth

Eli Roth interview 1
Eli Roth interview 2
Eli Roth interview 3
Eli Roth interview 4 (video)
Eli Roth interview 5 (audio)

Official site

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Paris, I Love You (Paris, je t'aime)

Romance. 18 short films by 18 writer-directors

With Ludivine Sagnier, Gérard Depardieu, Marianne Faithfull, Gaspard Ulliel, Steve Buscemi, Barbet Schroeder, Miranda Richardson, Juliette Binoche, Willem Dafoe, Nick Nolte, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Gérard Depardieu, Gena Rowlands

Writer/Directors include: Walter Salles, Alfonso Cuarón, Tom Tykwer, Gus Van Sant, Wes Craven, Alexander Payne, Gurinder Chadha and Joel and Ethan Coen.

Wikipedia
Official site

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Shrek the Third


Animated comedy adventure. When his new father-in-law, King Harold falls ill, Shrek is looked at as the heir to the land of Far, Far Away - but he doesn't want to give up his swamp.

With Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, Antonio Banderas, Julie Andrews, John Cleese, Rupert Everett Eric Idle, Justin Timberlake

Writers: Jeffrey Price, Peter S. Seaman, Jon Zack, etc
Directors: Chris Miller, Raman Hui

Official site

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Shutter


Supernatural horror. A young photographer and his girlfriend discover mysterious shadows in their photographs after a tragic accident.

With Ananda Everingham, Natthaweeranuch Thongmee, Achita Sikamana, Unnop Chanpaibool

Writers: Banjong Pisanthanakun, Parkpoom Wongpoom
Directors: Banjong Pisanthanakun, Parkpoom Wongpoom

Banjong Pisanthanakun, Parkpoom Wongpoom interview

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Stolen Holidays (Les Petites vacances)


Comedy-drama. A grandmother decides to take her grandchildren on an extended holiday without permission or consent from their parents. As their illicit holiday extends further and further, the grandmother must evade the increasingly urgent efforts of the parents to get their children back.

With Bernadette Lafont, Adèle Csech, Lucas Franchi, Claude Brasseur, Claire Nadeau

Writers: Cyril Brody, Gladys Marciano, Olivier Peyon
Director: Olivier Peyon

Olivier Peyon interview (en français)

Official site

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