Films in ‘main programme’
Desert BlueMorgan J. Freeman IFFR 1999
In a remote Californian desert village, director Freeman brings together several colourful inhabitants and passers-by who all have their own reasons for holing up in this sandpit. With John Heard, Kate Hudson and Brendan Sexton III.
La primera noche de mi vidaMiguel Albaladejo IFFR 1999
A comedy filled with contrasts and clashing ideas, about two newly-weds during the last five hours of New Year's Eve 1999 in the outer suburbs of Madrid. A road movie in which the motorways turn out to be vicious circles leading nowhere.
De stilteMohsen Makhmalbaf IFFR 1999
The blind boy Korshid has a special gift for sounds. He works for an instrument-maker, but on his way to work he is often distracted by sounds. Beautifully shot on location in Tadjikhistan by Iranian master.
Last NightDon McKellar IFFR 1999
Tragi-comic portrayal of the apocalypse. The world succumbs without panic, but not everyone is lucky or clever enough to fulfill their final wishes. McKellar and his colleague Cronenberg in captivating roles.