IFFK 2008 – List of Films

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IFFK opens tomorrow 🙂

Here’s my first list of Ten must watch (must be good\should be ok\ chillax its free man!) movies from the special sections (pretty much based on imdb and Wiki, no guarentee whatsoever)

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Night and Fog

Last Year at Marienbad

Hiroshima My Love

Turkish-German

Short Sharp Shock

Head On

Cannes Winners – Burkino Faso

Yaaba

Tilai

Other

Kedma

Tire Die

Last Year at Marienbad : To say the film has a plot is not quite accurate. It depicts the repetitive, almost mathematical interactions of three characters and even at the end of the film, the sequence of events remains unclear. Only the relationship of the three central characters, who remain nameless, is firm.

The list is organized into Competition ,Malayalam Cinema Now, Indian Cinema Today, Documentary, Short Fiction,Focus on russia,Indian masters in action and 50 years ago. Along with special sections for World Cinema (55 movies),Fernando Birri, Amos Gitai ,Idrissa Ouedraogo, Samira Makhmalbaf, Fatih Akin, Alain Resnais, Karen Shakhazarov.

The list of movies are published in the IFFK site and online reservation for balcony seats has started (I got an automated SMS in the morning, but somehow the site is not fully operational – yet another case where web technology is lagging behind mobile technology! PJ. yuck.)   Below is some information on the special sections and homages, followed by the full list

Fernando Birri (father of the new latin american cinema, or so they say) 

1.Tire Die (33min/Argentina/1960)2. The Flooded (87min/Argentina/1961)3. A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings  (85min/Argentina,Spain.Cuba/1988)4. My Brother Che (60min/Italy, Spain, Cuba/1985)

  
“Tire dié” was originally a photographic essay, proposed by Neo-realist filmmaker Fernando Birri to his students, when he founded the first documentary school in Latin America. the children of the Tire Dié neighborhood, who risked their lives every day, waiting for the passing of a train, to run and beg by the rails, yelling to the passengers “Tire die(z centavos”, or “Toss me a dime”.) It is a moving documentary, and it became one of the founding stones of the “New Latin American cinema” movement in the late 1950s and the Sixties. 
Amos Gitai ( Israel, War movies, French new wave, must be really boring stuff, i’m excited)

Idrissa Ouedraogo (is a film director from Burkina Faso. He is best known for his films Yaaba and Tilaï.). Tilaï won the Jury Grand Prize at the 1990 Cannes Film Festival and the Grand Prize at the 1991 Panafrican Film and Television Festival. Yaaba is also a Cannes Winner.
Samira Makhmalbaf   Fatih Akin  1. Head On (Turkey,Germany/120min/2003)2. Crossing the Bridge ( Turkey, Germany/92min/Doc/2006)

3. Short Sharp Shock (Turkey,Germany/100min/1998) 
Gegen die Wand (Head-On) with Sibel Kekilli as main actress was a great success in 2004 and received several prizes, among them the Golden Bear award at the Berlin Film Festival and the “Best Film” and the “Audience Award” at the 2004 European Film Awards. Alain Resnais (is a French film director whose early works are often grouped within the New Wave or nouvelle vague film movement.)

1. Hiroshima My Love 1959/90min/France

2. Last Year at Marienbad 1961/94min/ France, Germany, Italy, Austria

3. Muriel 1963/113min/France, Italy

4. Stavisky 1974/120min/ France,Italy

5. On Connait La Chanson 1997/120min/USA

6. Guernica 1950/13min/France

7. Night and Fog 1955/32min/France

8. Les Stauates Muerent Aussi 1953/30min/France

9. Cœurs (Private Fears in Public Places) 2006/121min 

 

Seminal short Night and Fog (1955) was one of the first documentaries about the Jewish Holocaust.

Last Year at Marienbad : To say the film has a plot is not quite accurate. It depicts the repetitive, almost mathematical interactions of three characters and even at the end of the film, the sequence of events remains unclear. Only the relationship of the three central characters, who remain nameless, is firm.

 

Full List of movies – IFFK 2008 

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5 Responses to IFFK 2008 – List of Films

  1. Ajay Prasad December 11, 2008 at 6:22 am #

    First strike! See you there comrade! 😀

  2. Payyan December 13, 2008 at 10:13 pm #

    i wud suggest BLINDNESS also…

  3. BVN December 14, 2008 at 1:38 pm #

    @Payyan,

    I heard Blindness is the crowds favourite now, I missed it

  4. Payyan December 14, 2008 at 2:27 pm #

    I saw it yesterday… My pick after the first 3 days… there is a second screening…try to get there… i wud say its worth the hype…

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