Films in ‘Cinema of the World: Time & Tide’
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.
Crossing the DustShawkat Amin Korki IFFR 2007 73′
Road movie shot in a documentary style about to Kurdish soldiers who have to take food to their comrades along dusty Iraqi roads. On the way, they find a lost kid by the name of Saddam. Should they help him or not?
FallingBarbara Albert IFFR 2007 85′
Five girlfriends bump into each other after 14 years at a funeral. Together they settle accounts with the past, present and future. Barbara Albert (Free Radicals) wrote and directed an actors’ film for five of her favourite Austrian actresses, all her own age.
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.