Films in ‘critics' choice’
HomeKobayashi Takahiro IFFR 2003
The camera as family therapist. Film student Kobayashi made an award-winning portrait of his own dysfunctional family, with e.g. a brother who locked himself in his room for seven years. Chosen by Fukatsu Junko, Asahi Shimbun.
24 Hour Party PeopleMichael Winterbottom IFFR 2003 112′
Funny and ironic, but loving film about the rise and fall of the Hacienda, and with it the Manchester music scene from Joy Division to The Happy Mondays. With a beautiful confident leading role by Steve Coogan as Tony Wilson, the man behind the scenes. Chosen by Hans Beerekamp, NRC Handelsblad.
Auto FocusPaul Schrader IFFR 2003
Finely stylised biopic about the slow demise of the popular actor Bob Crane: from respectable father to sex slave and private porn video pioneer, who embraces his demons as if they are his best friends. Chosen by Ab Zagt, Algemeen Dagblad.
BalneariosMariano Llinás IFFR 2003
Very playful and poetic documentary about Argentine coastal resorts and their place in local imagination. Chosen by Horacio Bernades, Pagina12.