07 September, 2007

Opening Weekend

Atonement


Fledgling writer Briony Tallis, as a 13-year-old, irrevocably changes the course of several lives when she accuses her older sister's lover of a crime he did not commit.

With Keira Knightley, James McAvoy,Romola Garai, Saoirse Ronanm, Brenda Blethyn, Vanessa Redgrave

Writer: Christopher Hampton (from the Ian McEwan novel)
Director: Joe Wright

Christopher Hampton interview

Christopher Hampton article

Official site

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Reprise


Two competitive friends, fueled by literary aspirations and youthful exuberance, endure the pangs of love, depression and burgeoning careers.

With Anders Danielsen Lie, Espen Klouman-Høiner, Viktoria Winge, Henrik Elvestad, Christian Rubeck

Writers: Joachim Trier, Eskil Vogt
Director: Joachim Trier

Joachim Trier and Eskil Vogt interview
Joachim Trier and Eskil Vogt interview (audio)
Joachim Trier interview
Joachim Trier interview (video)

Official site

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Rise of the Footsoldier


Follows the inexorable rise of Carlton Leach from one of the most feared generals of the football terraces to becoming a member of a notorious gang of criminals who rampaged their way through London and Essex in the late eighties and early nineties.

With Ricci Harnett, Terry Stone, Craig Fairbrass,Roland Manookian, Frank Harper, Billy Murray

Writers: Julian Gilbey, Will Gilbey
Director: Julian Gilbey

Official site

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Run, Fat Boy, Run


A chunky, clueless guy leaves his pregnant fiancée on their wedding day only to discover -- 5 years later -- that she is his one true love

With Simon Pegg, Dylan Moran, Thandie Newton, Harish Patel, Hank Azaria

Writers: Michael Ian Black & Simon Pegg
Director: David Schwimmer

Simon Pegg interview 1
Simon Pegg interview 2
Simon Pegg interview 3

Official site

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Small Engine Repair


Doug, an aspiring country singer, has spent his life as a loser in a non-descript small town with nobody believing in his heartbreaking voice and talent as a musician. His wife has left him and only his best friend believes in him. But he has one last chance to make it.

With Iain Glen, Steven Mackintosh, Stuart Graham, Laurence Kinlan

Writer: Niall Heery
Director: Niall Heery

Niall Heery interview 1
Niall Heery interview 2

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Someone Else


When thirty-something David isn't working as a photographer at a high-street photo studio he is stressing over his love-life. Torn between his rather-too-agreeable girlfriend Lisa and the exciting but tricky Nina, he has serious decision to make.

With Stephen Mangan, Susan Lynch, Lara Belmont, Christopher Coghill, Shaun Dingwall, John Henshaw, Lydia Piechowiak, Lydia Fox, Bridget Fry.

Writers: Col Spector, Radha Chakraborty
Director: Col Spector

Col Spector interview
Col Spector and Radha Chakraborty interview (video)

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