New Horizons 2011

Films watched on the 11 IFF New Horizons, Wroclaw, Poland
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1.
A Separation (2011)
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A married couple are faced with a difficult decision - to improve the life of their child by moving to another country or to stay in Iran and look after a deteriorating parent who has Alzheimer's disease. (123 mins.)
Director: Asghar Farhadi
“ 9/10 ” - sobolek88
 
2.
Year Without a Summer (2010)
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Azam comes back to his village, and looks for his childhood friend Ali. Ali and his wife Minah invites... (87 mins.)
Director: Chui Mui Tan
“ 7/10 ” - sobolek88
 
3.
Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (2011)
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A group of men set out in search of a dead body in the Anatolian steppes. (157 mins.)
“ 8/10 ” - sobolek88
 
4.
Code Blue (2011)
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Marian, a middle aged nurse, devotes herself to her patients like a saint. Sometimes she even takes on the role of a redeemer... (81 mins.)
“ 7/10 ” - sobolek88
 
5.
Edogawa Ranpo ryôki-kan: Yaneura no sanposha (1976)
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The landlord of a boarding house in 1923 Tokyo, is keen on spying on the bizarre close encounters taking place beneath his roof. One day he sees a prostitute killing a customer, and decides he's found his soulmate. (76 mins.)
Director: Noboru Tanaka
“ 7/10 ” - sobolek88
 
6.
The Nine Muses (2010 Documentary)
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Part documentary, part personal essay, this experimental film combines archive imagery with the striking wintry landscapes of Alaska to tell the story of immigrant experience coming into the UK from 1960 onwards. (90 mins.)
Director: John Akomfrah
“ 5/10 ” - sobolek88
 
7.
No Love Juice: Rustling in Bed (1999)
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(58 mins.)
Director: Yûji Tajiri
“ 6/10 ” - sobolek88
 
8.
Walk Away Renee (2011 Documentary)
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A documentary on Jonathan Caouette's cross-country road trip with his mentally ill mother. (90 mins.)
“ 8/10 ” - sobolek88
 
9.
Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles (2011 Documentary)
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An urban mystery unfurls as one man pieces together the surreal meaning of hundreds of cryptic tiled messages that have been appearing in city streets across the U.S. and South America. (86 mins.)
Director: Jon Foy
“ 7/10 ” - sobolek88
 
10.
Pina (2011 Documentary)
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A tribute to the late German choreographer, Pina Bausch, as her dancers perform her most famous creations. (103 mins.)
Director: Wim Wenders
“ 7/10 ” - sobolek88
 
11.
Seduction (1929)
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A young woman is seduced and abandoned by a man who was invited to stay at his home by her father in a stormy night. Noticing that she is pregnant, the girl decides to leave home and start a new life. (85 mins.)
Director: Gustav Machatý
“ 7/10 ” - sobolek88
 
12.
Shut Up Little Man! An Audio Misadventure (2011 Documentary)
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When two friends tape-recorded the fights of their violently noisy neighbors, they accidentally created one of the world's first 'viral' pop-culture sensations. (90 mins.)
Director: Matthew Bate
“ 8/10 ” - sobolek88
 
13.
AUN: The Beginning and the End of All Things (2011)
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When looking for alternative energy sources, the Japanese scientist Sekai tragically dies. Twenty years... (100 mins.)
“ 5/10 ” - sobolek88
 
14.
Arirang (2011 Documentary)
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Documentary on director Kim Ki-Duk looking back at his film career. (100 mins.)
Director: Ki-duk Kim
Stars: Ki-duk Kim
“ 7/10 ” - sobolek88
 
15.
The Terrorists (2011 Documentary)
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(103 mins.)
Director: Thunska
“ 2/10 ” - sobolek88
 
16.
Blue Film Woman (1969)
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(80 mins.)
Director: Kan Mukai
“ 6/10 ” - sobolek88
 
17.
Characters (2011)
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A once-emerging writer, Soo-Yeon is now making a living by working as an assistant scriptwriter for a great box-office hit maker... (99 mins.)
Director: Kwang-Ju Son
“ 8/10 ” - sobolek88
 
18.
Dharma Guns (La succession Starkov) (2010)
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(93 mins.)
Director: F.J. Ossang
“ 5/10 ” - sobolek88
 
19.
A sírásó (2010)
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A stranger comes to town in this adaptation Rainer Maria Rilke short story, and gets a job as a gravedigger... (85 mins.)
Director: Sándor Kardos
“ 8/10 ” - sobolek88
 
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“ 8/10 ” - sobolek88
 
21.
Le Havre (2011)
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When an African boy arrives by cargo ship in the port city of Le Havre, an aging shoe shiner takes pity on the child and welcomes him into his home. (93 mins.)
Director: Aki Kaurismäki
“ 8/10 ” - sobolek88
 
22.
Tape (2010 Documentary)
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With groundbreaking honesty, performance artist Li Ning turns his life into art in this epic work of experimental documentary... (168 mins.)
Director: Li Ning
“ 7/10 ” - sobolek88
 
23.
Pyuupiru 2001-2008 (2011 Documentary)
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Pyuupiru is a Japanese contemporary artist whose works are highly acclaimed in recent years. An old friend of his (hers)... (90 mins.)
“ 7/10 ” - sobolek88
 
24.
The Door Ajar (2011 Documentary)
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(83 mins.)
Director: Patrick Jolley
“ 4/10 ” - sobolek88
 
25.
Pink Flamingos (1972)
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Notorious Baltimore criminal and underground figure Divine goes up against a sleazy married couple who make a passionate attempt to humiliate her and seize her tabloid-given title as "The Filthiest Person Alive". (93 mins.)
Director: John Waters
“ 6/10 ” - sobolek88
 
26.
Dad (2010)
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After a long separation, a father and his son spend the day fishing on the river bank. On a beautiful autumn Sunday, surrounded by the majestic countryside, they seem to be alone in the world. They must start all over again. (71 mins.)
Director: Vlado Skafar
“ 7/10 ” - sobolek88
 
27.
The Turin Horse (2011)
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A rural farmer is forced to confront the mortality of his faithful horse. (146 mins.)
“ 10/10 ” - sobolek88
 
28.
Attenberg (2010)
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Stuck in her boring factory town, twenty-three-year-old Marina is at the mercy of both her father's impending death and her distaste for other humans. (97 mins.)
“ 6/10 ” - sobolek88
 
29.
Hatsujô kateikyôshi: sensei no aijiru (2003)
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Sachiko Hanai is a call girl. One day she is caught up in a gunfight and is shot in the forehead. Instead of killing her... (90 mins.)
Director: Mitsuru Meike
“ 8/10 ” - sobolek88
 
30.
Running in Madness, Dying in Love (1969)
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During clashes between demonstrators and police that rage on the streets of Tokyo, a young man hiding in the house of his brother - a police officer. (77 mins.)
Director: Kôji Wakamatsu
“ 6/10 ” - sobolek88
 
31.
The Ditch (2010)
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It recounts the harrowing story of life at one of Mao's camps, at the end of the fifties, where 'rightists' were sent to be 're-educated through labor'. (112 mins.)
Director: Bing Wang
“ 5/10 ” - sobolek88
 
32.
Ways of the Sea (2010)
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This film exposes the human trafficking operation and journey through the seas of Southern Philippines to neighboring Malaysia... (75 mins.)
Director: Sheron R. Dayoc
“ 7/10 ” - sobolek88
 
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“ 6/10 ” - sobolek88
 
34.
Gushing Prayer (1971)
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(72 mins.)
“ 5/10 ” - sobolek88
 
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“ 8/10 ” - sobolek88
 
36.
Chitra Sutram (2011)
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A computer teacher, his black-magician grandfather and a female cyber-creature -- a series of pre-destined rendezvous... (102 mins.)
Director: Vipin Vijay
“ 3/10 ” - sobolek88
 
37.
Lemonade Joe (1964)
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Straight shooting Lemonade Joe cleans up Stetson City, in this musical parody of early Westerns, after shooting the pants off villain Old Pistol... (98 mins.)
Director: Oldrich Lipský
“ 8/10 ” - sobolek88
 
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“ 3/10 ” - sobolek88
 
39.
The Skin I Live In (2011)
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A brilliant plastic surgeon, haunted by past tragedies, creates a type of synthetic skin that withstands any kind of damage. His guinea pig: a mysterious and volatile woman who holds the key to his obsession. (120 mins.)
“ 8/10 ” - sobolek88