Chennai film fest 2011

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1.
Flesh Memories (2012)
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(104 mins.)
 
2.
Hadewijch (2009)
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The aspirant nun Céline vel Hadewijch is invited to leave the convent where she studies and she returns to the house of her mother in Paris... (105 mins.)
Director: Bruno Dumont
 
3.
Heat Wave (2011)
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On a sweltering day in the south of France; an alluring girl; her troubled boyfriend; her mysterious mother and a gruff neighbor collide in tragedy as their secrets lead to a series of shocking events. (88 mins.)
 
4.
House of Tolerance (2011)
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Life in an elegant Parisian brothel in the early twentieth century. The madam essentially owns the women: their expenses exceed earnings... (122 mins.)
 
5.
The Three-Way Wedding (2010)
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A play writer entertains the actors of his next play, including his ex-wife and her new lover. Everyone is finding his new place. (104 mins.)
Director: Jacques Doillon
 
6.
My Little Princess (2011)
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Violetta is raised by her grandmother. Her mother Hanna tries to make a living on taking photographs... (105 mins.)
Director: Eva Ionesco
 
7.
The Women on the 6th Floor (2010)
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In 1960s Paris, a conservative couple's lives are turned upside down by two Spanish maids. (102 mins.)
 
8.
The Conquest (2011)
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A look at French president Nicolas Sarkozy's rise to power. (105 mins.)
 
9.
The Prize (2011)
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Ceci, a seven year old girl, has to keep a huge secret, but she doesn't completely understand what is the secret about... (115 mins.)
 
10.
The Snows of Kilimanjaro (2011)
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A union pensioner and his wife are robbed, but find that merely getting the assailants brought to justice is not enough for their consciences. (107 mins.)
 
11.
Tomboy (2011)
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A family moves into a new neighborhood, and a 10-year-old named Laure deliberately presents as a boy named Mikhael to the neighborhood children. (82 mins.)
Director: Céline Sciamma
 
12.
Love Like Poison (2010)
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Anna a young teenager comes home from her Catholic boarding school for the holidays and discovers her father has left... (92 mins.)
 
13.
An Ordinary Execution (2010)
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Moscow, 1952. Anna is taken to the Kremlin where she has to cure Stanlin himself. She needs to keep the secret at all costs and as her relationship with the URSS leader grows, her couple with Vassilli tumbles. (105 mins.)
Director: Marc Dugain
 
14.
The Dispensables (2009)
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Jacob (11) tries to hide the suicide of his father because he is afraid to have to live in an orphanage. (95 mins.)
 
15.
Sleeping Sickness (2011)
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(91 mins.)
Director: Ulrich Köhler
 
16.
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
 
17.
Friendship! (2010)
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A young man from East Germany travels to San Francisco to search for his father, who fled 12 years ago. (110 mins.)
Director: Markus Goller
 
18.
Bastard (2011)
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(100 mins.)
Director: Carsten Unger
 
19.
Auf der sicheren Seite (2010 Documentary)
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Nowadays, the majority of people live in cities. Poverty, crime and chaos pose major problems for the often helpless administrations... (80 mins.)
 
20.
Über uns das All (2011)
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Martha is in a happy relationship with Paul. She shares her life with him, and she trusts him and feels she knows him inside out... (88 mins.)
Director: Jan Schomburg
 
21.
The Willow Tree (2005)
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Youssef, a blind university professor, is suddenly diagnosed with a fatal disease and must undergo treatment in France. Back home, will he find the life he had before? (96 mins.)
Director: Majid Majidi
 
22.
The Tear of the Cold (2004)
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During the Iran-Iraq war,a soldier and a Kurdish girl come to a new understanding of the notion of animosity despite their supposedly opposite circumstances. (96 mins.)
 
24.
So Close, So Far (2005)
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Dr. Alam, a very profiled specialist in neurology and a successful surgeon, is drowned in his professional and social work... (121 mins.)
 
25.
The Last Queen of the Earth (2006)
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Leaving his family in Afghanistan to find work in Iran, Ali Bakhsh returns home to Afghanistan in search of his family in the wake of the 9/11 attacks and the following U.S. invasion. (89 mins.)
 
26.
Farewell Baghdad (2010)
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The Polish-American boxer Daniel Dalca (Mazdak Mirabedini) escapes his problems by enlisting in the army... (97 mins.)
Director: Mehdi Naderi
 
27.
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
 
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29.
We Have a Pope (2011)
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A story centered on the relationship between the newly elected Pope and his therapist. (102 mins.)
Director: Nanni Moretti
 
30.
Kiss Me Again (2010)
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A look at the lives of Carlo, Giulia, and their friends some 10 years after the events of L'Ultimo bacio. (139 mins.)
 
31.
20 Cigarettes (2010)
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Autobiographical story about an assistant director who receives an offer to shoot a film in Iraq. (94 mins.)
 
32.
Life Back Then (2011)
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(131 mins.)
Director: Takahisa Zeze
 
33.
Themis (2011)
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After two teenagers from abusive households befriend each other, their lives take a dark adventure into existentialism, despair, and human frailty. (129 mins.)
Director: Sion Sono
 
34.
Confessions (2010)
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A psychological thriller of a grieving mother turned cold-blooded avenger with a twisty master plan to pay back those who were responsible for her daughter's death. (106 mins.)
 
35.
The Front Line (2011)
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A drama centered on the Korean War's final battle that will determine the border between north and south. (133 mins.)
Director: Hun Jang
 
36.
Mil cretins (2011)
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Fifteen stories, some contemporary and some historical, where through humor, sarcasm and bravery accounts pain, old age, death and love but above all the human stupidity. (92 mins.)
Director: Ventura Pons