Films in ‘Cinema of the World: Time & Tide’
Sounds of SandMarion Hänsel IFFR 2007 96′
A village teacher tries to flee the war with his family and cattle by crossing the Sahara to the south. At first the odyssey only seems to bring losses, until an unexpected bond develops between the father and his young daughter.
NuovomondoEmanuele Crialese IFFR 2007 112′
Crialese follows in the footsteps of the Taviani Brothers. Imaginative and intelligent migrant drama shows the departure, journey and arrival on Ellis Island of poor, superstitious Sicilians at the start of the previous century.
Half MoonBahman Ghobadi IFFR 2007 107′
Bittersweet comedy about the impossible bus journey of an old Kurdish musician who travels with his sons to Iraq to give the concert of his life.
Christmas Tree Upside DownIvan Cherkelov, Vassil Zhivkov IFFR 2007 127′
A gigantic Christmas tree travels across Bulgaria towards the capital passing birthdays, pregnancies, a suicidal man and gypsies. The countless stories on the way sketch a realistic and poetic image of this brand new member of the European Union.