UTOPIA 2010 - The Tel Aviv International Festival of Fantastic Film

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1.
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)
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Scott Pilgrim must defeat his new girlfriend's seven evil exes in order to win her heart. (112 mins.)
Director: Edgar Wright
“ Opening night, Local Premiere ” - valiky-tlv
 
2.
Mr. Nobody (2009)
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A boy stands on a station platform as a train is about to leave. Should he go with his mother or stay with his father? Infinite possibilities arise from this decision. As long as he doesn't choose, anything is possible. (141 mins.)
“ Closing night ” - valiky-tlv
 
3.
The Wild Hunt (2009)
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A medieval reenactment game turns into a Shakespearean tragedy when a non-player crashes the event to win back his girlfriend. (96 mins.)
“ Best Film Award ” - valiky-tlv
 
4.
Splice (2009)
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Genetic engineers Clive Nicoli and Elsa Kast hope to achieve fame by successfully splicing together the DNA of different animals to create new hybrid animals for medical use. (104 mins.)
Director: Vincenzo Natali
 
5.
Pandorum (2009)
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A pair of crew members aboard a spaceship wake up with no knowledge of their mission or their identities. (108 mins.)
“ Dir Christian Alvart in attendance ” - valiky-tlv
 
6.
Cargo (2009)
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In 2270, Earth is completely depleted and no one lives there anymore. Those that have money move to... (112 mins.)
“ Directors Ivan Engler and Ralph Etter in attendance ” - valiky-tlv
 
7.
Suck (2009)
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A comedy centered on a rock 'n' roll band that will do anything to become famous. (91 mins.)
Director: Rob Stefaniuk
 
8.
Skeletons (2010)
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Two exorcists literally remove the skeletons from the cupboards from people's homes. Some fairly embarrassing secrets are revealed along the way. A case where the skeletons have hidden themselves turns the lives of all those involved. (94 mins.)
Director: Nick Whitfield
 
9.
Symbol (2009)
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The man wakes up in a white room, room is empty other than the buttons, he should find out which button to push to get what he wants. (93 mins.)
 
10.
Big Man Japan (2007)
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An eccentric man living alone in a decrepit house in Tokyo periodically transforms into a 100-foot tall giant in order to defend Japan against similarly sized monsters. (113 mins.)
 
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Metropia (2009)
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A complex story of a misaligned man, though good intent, creating a nightmarish Dystopian existence. (86 mins.)
Director: Tarik Saleh
 
12.
Thirst (2009)
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Through a failed medical experiment, a priest is stricken with vampirism and is forced to abandon his ascetic ways. (133 mins.)
Director: Chan-wook Park
 
13.
[Rec] 2 (2009)
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In order to ascertain the current situation inside, a supposed medical officer and a GEO team step into the quarantined and ill-fated apartment building. (85 mins.)
 
14.
Pontypool (2008)
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A radio host interprets the possible outbreak of a deadly virus which infects the small Ontario town he is stationed in. (93 mins.)
Director: Bruce McDonald
 
15.
1 (2009)
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A bookshop renowned for its rare works is mysteriously and completely filled with copies of a book entitled 1... (91 mins.)
Director: Pater Sparrow
“ Dir Pater Sparrow in attendance ” - valiky-tlv
 
16.
Repo Men (2010)
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Set in the near future when artificial organs can be bought on credit, it revolves around a man who struggles to make the payments on a heart he has purchased. He must therefore go on the run before said ticker is repossessed. (111 mins.)
“ Local Premiere ” - valiky-tlv
 
17.
Predators (2010)
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A group of elite warriors parachute into an unfamiliar jungle and are hunted by members of a merciless alien race. (107 mins.)
Director: Nimród Antal
“ Local Premiere ” - valiky-tlv
 
18.
Technotise: Edit & I (2009)
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Belgrade 2074. Edit is a student. After a few failed exams she decides to implant a memory chip... but, something strange starts happening to her. (100 mins.)
 
19.
Exam (2009)
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The final eight candidates for a highly desirable corporate job are locked together in an exam room and given a test with one question. It seems simple yet confusing that soon, tensions begin to unravel. (101 mins.)
 
20.
Defendor (2009)
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Arthur Poppington, a regular man who adopts a superhero persona, known as 'Defendor', combs the city streets at night, in search of his arch-enemy, Captain Industry. (101 mins.)
Director: Peter Stebbings
 
21.
The Call of Cthulhu (2005)
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While sorting the affairs of his late Uncle, a man accidentally stumbles across a series of dark secrets connected to an ancient horror waiting to be freed. (47 mins.)
Director: Andrew Leman
 
22.
Incident at Loch Ness (2004)
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A documentary exploring the myth of the Loch Ness monster. (94 mins.)
Director: Zak Penn
 
23.
Going Postal (2010 Mini-Series)
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A con artist is conned into taking the job as Postmaster General in the Ankh-Morpork Post Office. (185 mins.)
Director: Jon Jones
 
24.
Chocolate Underground (2008)
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When chocolate is banned, two friends start a bootlegging operation. (87 mins.)
Director: Takayuki Hamana
“ Anime Program ” - valiky-tlv
 
25.
King of Thorn (2009)
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A virus begins to grip the Earth's population and a group of hopeful survivors are cryogenically frozen in attempt to find a cure. But when the group awakens they are flung into a horrifying situation. (120 mins.)
“ Anime Program ” - valiky-tlv
 
26.
Playing Columbine (2008 Documentary)
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Chronicles the history of the game "Super Columbine Massacre RPG!." The film traces back the 16-bit role-playing game to its inception... (94 mins.)
Director: Danny Ledonne
“ Documentary Program ” - valiky-tlv
 
27.
Here's Johnny (2008 Documentary)
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An inside look at the life of legendary comic book artist Johnny Hicklenton, renowned for his depictions of 'Judge Dredd' and 'Nemesis The Warlock' in 2000AD. As well as a celebration of one of Britain's finest horror artists, the film is also a brutally honest portrayal of Johnny's battle against the disease Multiple Sclerosis. (52 mins.)
Director: Kat Mansoor
“ Documentary Program ” - valiky-tlv
 
28.
Full Battle Rattle (2008 Documentary)
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A film about life inside the US Army's Iraq simulation in California's Mojave Desert. (85 mins.)
“ Documentary Program ” - valiky-tlv
 
29.
Frazetta: Painting with Fire (2003 Documentary)
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For over 50 years, Frank Frazetta dominated the art world with his images of fierce warriors, helpless princesses... (93 mins.)
Director: Lance Laspina
“ Documentary Program, Frank Frazetta ” - valiky-tlv
 
30.
Fire and Ice (1983)
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In this animated tale, a tiny village is destroyed by a surging glacier, which serves as the deadly domain for the evil Ice Lord... (81 mins.)
“ Frank Frazetta ” - valiky-tlv
 
31.
The Human Centipede (First Sequence) (2009)
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A mad scientist kidnaps and mutilates a trio of tourists in order to reassemble them into a human centipede, created by stitching their mouths to each others' rectums. (92 mins.)
Director: Tom Six
“ Midnight Horror ” - valiky-tlv
 
32.
Vampire Girl vs. Frankenstein Girl (2009)
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Transfer student Monami has a secret and a past that has caught up with Mizushima. Deceiving Mizushima into eating a token gift of chocolate... (84 mins.)
“ Midnight Horror ” - valiky-tlv
 
33.
Alien vs. Ninja (2010)
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A comet crashes into a Japanese forest and a group of mighty ninjas must fight a group of killer Aliens before they reach their village and kill everyone. (80 mins.)
Director: Seiji Chiba
“ Midnight Horror ” - valiky-tlv
 
34.
2048 (2010)
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(48 mins.)
Director: Yaron Kaftori
“ Israeli Program ” - valiky-tlv
 
35.
Andante (2010)
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In a post-industrial world people are no longer able to dream. A factory run by Mr Terrier sells the frightened... (101 mins.)
Director: Assaf Tager
“ Israeli Program
Also included:
Future Diaries ” - valiky-tlv
 
36.
Galaxy Quest (1999)
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The alumni cast of a space opera television series have to play their roles as the real thing when an alien race needs their help. However, they also have to defend the alien race and Earth from a reptilian warlord. (102 mins.)
Director: Dean Parisot
“ Classics section ” - valiky-tlv
 
37.
The Princess Bride (1987)
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While home sick in bed, a young boy's grandfather reads him a story called The Princess Bride. (98 mins.)
Director: Rob Reiner
“ Classics section ” - valiky-tlv
 
38.
Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993)
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A spoof of Robin Hood in general and Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves in particular. (104 mins.)
Director: Mel Brooks
“ Classics section ” - valiky-tlv
 
39.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
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A newly engaged couple have a breakdown in an isolated area and must pay a call to the bizarre residence of Dr. Frank-N-Furter. (100 mins.)
Director: Jim Sharman
“ Classics section ” - valiky-tlv