Films in ‘Cinema of the World: Time & Tide’
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.
The Way I Spent the End of the WorldCatalin Mitulescu IFFR 2007 106′
Seventeen-year-old Eva and her seven-year-old brother Lalalilu try to gain their own freedom at the end of Ceausescu’s rule, before the revolution is in sight, using wicked plans. The plans backfire, love wins.
Barakat!Djamila Sahraoui IFFR 2007 95′
In an Algeria overwhelmed by violence, a young female doctor looks for her kidnapped husband together with an older nurse. Exciting, charming and beautifully acted drama, which turns into an impressive story about powerful women in Algeria in the hands of first time filmmaker Sahraoui.
Fresh AirÁgnes Kocsis IFFR 2007 109′
Very visual and minimalist debut about a lonely Hungarian mother and her daughter. Her work cleaning toilets has given the mother an obsession for air fresheners. Her relationship with her teenage daughter could also use some fresh air. Funny and moving at the same time.