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.
Mischief NightPenny Woolcock IFFR 2007 93′
Playful, slightly grim comedy plays a game with the turbulent relationships between the white and Pakistani communities in a northern English city. Love, religious convictions, drugs, theft and magic go hand in hand in this sparkling and original new film.
After This Our ExilePatrick Tam IFFR 2007 150′
Very atmospheric film. In a beautifully designed Asian past, a boy watches as his parents make a mess of their lives.
WWW - What a Wonderful WorldFaouzi Bensaïdi IFFR 2007 99′
Powerful, visually orchestrated quasi-comedy in which a hit man who gets his commissions by Internet loses his heart to an indomitable female traffic cop. Inventively and drily, the director makes grateful use of a playful cinematographic language that makes the best possible use of the dramatic opportunities of the widescreen format.