Films in ‘tiger competition’
Hawaii, OsloErik Poppe IFFR 2005
Five powerful stories about love woven together in Oslo on the hottest day of the year. A dying man lies in the street, while the people who gather around him are more alive than ever. One longs for Hawaii, Hawaii. One longs for Hawaii, Oslo. All of them seeking love and everything is interconnected.
El cielo giraMercedes Álvarez IFFR 2005
Stunning film about the passing of time in the Northern Spanish village of La Aldea. The director was once the last to be born in the village as it bled dry and now returns to portray the essence of simple country life, painting with the camera.
Paradise GirlsFow Pyng Hu IFFR 2005
Three women, three stories, three locations. Three initially carefree lives are each disrupted by a male figure - respectively a friend, a father and a son. The three reactions display determination and an unconscious love for life.
GoddessRenata Litvinova IFFR 2005
Bizarre and fairy-tale police thriller about a female detective who tries to solve a cold case about a missing girl. Directed and acted by the Russian cult star Renata Litvinova. With a catchy soundtrack including music by Nick Cave.