Films in ‘main programme features’
The Magdalene SistersPeter Mullan IFFR 2003
Winner of the Golden Lion in Venice is a realistic and revealing drama about the recent history of Catholic Ireland. Four young 'fallen' women are locked up in a convent annex washhouse. Mullan lets his actresses shine.
Springtime in a Small TownTian Zhuangzhuang IFFR 2003
Remake of Fei Mu's classic from 1948 about a three-sided relationship between a sensual woman, her morbid husband and her ex-fiancé. Balances perfectly between respect for the original and the desire to steer Chinese cinema in new directions. By the maker of The Blue Kite.
La cageAlain Raoust IFFR 2003
Award-winning, meditative road movie about how it was and how it might have been - about forgiving and even forgetting. With two beautiful leading roles, for Caroline Ducey as the murderess looking for forgiveness and for the French Alps.
Surprise FilmIFFR 2003
Kung Fu can be applied to all aspects of life...