Films in ‘Cinema of the World: Time & Tide’
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.
A Dirty CarnivalYoo Ha IFFR 2007 141′
A young, ambitious gangster meets an old school buddy who has become a filmmaker and is looking for authentic stories from the gangster world. In a gripping epic narrative style, ‘the best Korean gangster film since Friend’ gives a merciless picture of the Korean underworld. Leading roles for baseball bats and the prize-winning young star Zo In-Sung.
At the RiverEva Neymann IFFR 2007 84′
Empathic and sensitive account of the emotional bond between an old mother and daughter who know they are entering the last phase of life. Together they go for one more stroll along the river.
12:08 East of BucharestCorneliu Porumboiu IFFR 2007 89′
A small town. A local TV station. A talk-show host who has to look hard to find two unwilling guests to talk about the revolution 16 years ago. Yet it isn’t boring, but irresistibly funny. And when the viewers intervene it gets hilarious. Well-earned Golden Camera for the best debut at Cannes.