Films in ‘Maestros: Kings & Aces’
Rescue DawnWerner Herzog IFFR 2007 120′
A second homage by Herzog to the indestructible urge to survive of the pilot Dieter Dengler who was shot down during the Vietnam war and had to conquer imprisonment in the impenetrable jungle. Physical and challenging role for Christian Bale, who shows himself to be a worthy successor to Klaus Kinski.
DongJia Zhangke IFFR 2007 66′
Documentary project that put Jia Zhang-ke on the trail of his film Still Life, which won a Golden Lion. Portrait of the leading Chinese painter Liu Xiaodong, working upstream of the Three Gorges Dam in Sichuan and in Bangkok.
PaprikaKon Satoshi IFFR 2007 90′
Sparkling animation film in which the world of dreams can be entered as if it’s an amusement park. A dream machine is stolen from a laboratory. Dream detective Paprika, the alter ego of the female doctor Atsuko Chiba, takes up arms against an intangible enemy. Visually virtuoso and very entertaining.
Opera JawaGarin Nugroho IFFR 2007 120′
Breathtaking masterpiece by an Indonesian filmmaker who introduces baroque to Javanese culture. Age old story about desire and jealousy, portrayed by a fantastic combination of old and new music, dance and visual art. A spectacle.