TIFF52 2011

Films I watched during the 52ndThessaloniki International Film Festival 4-13.11.2012
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1.
Innocent Saturday (2011)
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A group of friends and bandmates look to escape from the Chernobyl disaster. (99 mins.)
 
2.
The Consequences of Love (2004)
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An introverted man's life changes completely when he finds himself attracted to a young bar-maid. (100 mins.)
 
3.
Models (1999)
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Four models share their life experience. (118 mins.)
Director: Ulrich Seidl
“ X ” - aliprovatas
 
4.
The Flood (2010)
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Everything is complicated in Yoni's life. He's almost 13, real gifted, but physically undeveloped and... (100 mins.)
Director: Guy Nattiv
 
5.
Avé (2011)
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Two troubled teens hitchhike across Bulgaria. (86 mins.)
 
6.
Tyrannosaur (2011)
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Joseph, a man plagued by violence and a rage that is driving him to self-destruction, earns a chance of redemption that appears in the form of Hannah, a Christian charity shop worker. (92 mins.)
Director: Paddy Considine
 
7.
The Forgiveness of Blood (2011)
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An Albanian family is torn apart by a murder, resulting in a blood feud that makes eldest son Nik a prime target and forces his sister, eldest daughter Rudina, to leave school in order to take over the family business. (109 mins.)
Director: Joshua Marston
 
8.
She Monkeys (2011)
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Two adolescent girls on an equine acrobatics team form an intimate friendship that becomes threatened by their competitive nature. (83 mins.)
Director: Lisa Aschan
 
9.
Play (2011)
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An astute observation based on real cases of bullying. In central Gothenburg, Sweden, a group of boys... (118 mins.)
Director: Ruben Östlund
 
10.
The Kid with a Bike (2011)
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Abandoned by his father, a young boy is left in a state-run youth farm. In a random act of kindness, the town hair-dresser agrees to foster him on week-ends. (84 mins.)
 
11.
Best Intentions (2011)
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Alex, in his mid-thirties, is a quite neurotic character. When his mother is hospitalized with a stroke... (105 mins.)
Director: Adrian Sitaru
 
12.
Terraferma (2011)
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A Sicilian family deals with the arrival of a group of immigrants on their island. (88 mins.)
 
13.
The Pier (2011)
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After 20 years of no contact with his father, Jack McCarthy (played by Hurley) travels from New York to his father Larry's death bed in Cork... (89 mins.)
Director: Gerard Hurley
 
14.
The Piano in a Factory (2010)
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To fight for custody of his daughter who loves playing the piano, a steel factory worker decides to forge a piano from scratch. (119 mins.)
Director: Meng Zhang, Bo Gao
 
15.
Behold the Lamb (2011)
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Behold the Lamb is darkly comic road movie that follows Eddie, a fifty year old overweight and depressed accountant and Liz, a young tearaway as they travel across Northern Ireland to pick up a lamb. (85 mins.)
Director: John McIlduff
 
16.
Toll Booth (2010)
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Quiet and introverted toll booth clerk Kenan's life, a humdrum routine between the Tavsancik toll booth plaza and his home, will change the day the new operations chief comes to inspect Tavsancik. (96 mins.)
 
17.
Somewhere Tonight (2011)
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A pair of lonely lovers meet while chatting on a phone sex line. (85 mins.)
 
18.
Elena (2011)
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When a sudden illness and an unexpected reunion threaten dutiful housewife Elena's potential inheritance, she must hatch a desperate plan ... (109 mins.)
 
19.
A Little Closer (2011)
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Three family members each learn the cruelties of love and sexuality. (72 mins.)
Director: Matthew Petock
 
20.
The Island (2011)
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(95 mins.)
Director: Kamen Kalev
“ X ” - aliprovatas
 
21.
Cut (2011)
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Shuji is an uncompromising young filmmaker at odds with Japanese society. One day he learns that his loan shark brother... (133 mins.)
Director: Amir Naderi
 
22.
The Salesman (2011)
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Marcel Lévesque, a quick-witted car salesman nearing retirement, lives to sell. He has been salesman... (107 mins.)
 
23.
Goodbye (2011)
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Story of a young lawyer in Tehran in search of a visa to leave the country, which is what Mohammad Rasoulof did during the winter of 2010/11. (100 mins.)
 
24.
Punk's Not Dead (2011)
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A group of crotchety codgers attempt to revive the punk-rock band they all played in 17 years earlier in "Punk Is Not Dead," from Macedonian scribe-helmer (104 mins.)
 
25.
Eighty Letters (2011)
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The story takes place in Czechoslovakia in 1987. The father has defected to England and the mother and... (75 mins.)
Director: Václav Kadrnka
 
26.
Buddha Mountain (2010)
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(105 mins.)
Director: Yu Li
 
27.
The Enemy (2011)
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Story begins couple of days after the war has ended. A group of soldiers in charge of clearing the fields... (108 mins.)
Director: Dejan Zecevic
 
28.
Loverboy (2011)
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A young man seduces poor girls in order to pass them to a prostitution ring. (99 mins.)
 
29.
Bonsái (2011)
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A young writer recounts an earlier romance in hopes of attracting his new love interest. (95 mins.)
 
30.
Finisterrae (2010)
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Two ghosts walk along the Camino of Santiago. (80 mins.)
 
31.
Weekend (2011)
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After a drunken house party with his straight mates, Russell heads out to a gay club. Just before closing time he picks up Glen but what's expected to be just a one-night stand becomes something else, something special. (97 mins.)
Director: Andrew Haigh
 
32.
Superclásico (2011)
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Christian is a Copenhagen wine seller on the brink of bankruptcy. Equally unsuccessful in just about every other aspect of life... (99 mins.)
 
33.
Press (2010)
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Turkey's first Kurdish language newspaper is under siege. After exposing human rights abuses in Diyarbakır, the journalists become the target of increasingly ruthless government-sanctioned intimidation. (100 mins.)
Director: Sedat Yilmaz
 
34.
Tomorrow Will Be Better (2011)
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Three young boys, who live on the mean streets of Ukraine, embark on an journey to cross the border into Poland. (118 mins.)
 
35.
Bora Bora (2011)
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Mia, 15, is at odds with everyone. School is hell and her mother is always on her back. Mia is only at peace when she is running... (76 mins.)
“ Balkan Short Films
1. Prospathise na mhn vlefariseis
2. Superman, Spiderman, Batman
3. San to skili st'ampeli
4. Bora Bora ” - aliprovatas
 
36.
Twilight Portrait (2011)
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Marina, an upper-class social worker with a doting husband and an enviable downtown apartment, is suddenly transformed into a bizarre twilight version of herself after having been raped by three policemen. (105 mins.)
 
37.
Beast (2011)
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Bruno loves his wife Maxine. But something is wrong. Their love is not what it once was, and Maxine has found someone else... (83 mins.)
Director: Christoffer Boe