Films in ‘main programme features’
Pleasant DaysKornél Mundruczó IFFR 2003 82′
Heated three-cornered relationship in a Hungarian country town. This new version of a prize-winning promising début is a raw and realistic drama with a convincing young cast.
The Death of KlinghofferPenny Woolcock IFFR 2003
Dramatised and more realistic film version of a well-known and controversial opera by John Adams, 'inspired' by the drama aboard the cruiseschip Achile Lauro that was hijacked by Palestinian terrorists.
La trilogie I: Un couple épatantLucas Belvaux IFFR 2003
An ideal marriage is put under pressure by the strange behaviour of the hypochondriacal husband. This romantic, colourful and fluent comedy is occasionally farcical - as if Doris Day ended up in a Rohmer film. Lightest film from Belvaux' ambitious trilogy.
Il più bel giorno della mia vitaCristina Comencini IFFR 2003
A tender tale, also known as the 'Italian Festen', about the dramatic collapse of an Italian family. Less low budget than Festen, but just as gripping.