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Old 03-30-04, 11:45 AM
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Hong Kong Int'l Film Fest 04 - European branch

Here are the films I'm seeing at the film fest this year (names of directors included if I know them off by heart)

Elder Statesmen Class (aka 60 and over):

Not on the Lips (France) - Alain Resnais
Triple Agent (France) - Eric Rohmer
The Story of Marie and Julien (France) - Jacques Rivette
The Flower of Evil (France) - Claude Chabrol
That Day (Switzerland) - Raoul Ruiz
The Tulse Luper Suitcases: The Moab Story (UK) - Peter Greenaway
A Talking Picture (Portugal) - Manoel de Oliveira
Time of the Wolf (Austria) - Michael Haneke
Good Morning, Night (Italy) - Marco Bellochio

Middle-Age Masters:

His Brother (France) - Patrice Chereau
Father and Son (Russia) - Aleksandr Sokurov
Twentynine Palms (Belgium) - Bruno Dumont
Distant (Turkey) - Nuri Bilge Ceylan

Young Debut Pups:

The Return (Russia)
Since Otar Left (Georgia) - Julie Bertucelli
Roads to Koktebel (Russia)
Fuse (Bosnia)
Reconstruction (Denmark) - Christoffer Boe

Will unfortunately be missing:

The Five Obstructions (Denmark) - Lars von Trier
Come and Go (Portugal) - Joao Cesar Monteiro
The Dreamers (Italy) - Bernardo Bertolucci
Little Lili (France) - Calude Miller
Haute Tension - Switchblade Romance (France)
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A Talking Picture and Tulse Luper were the highlights of the Chicago Int'l Film Fest for me, both extraordinary works. I doubt the version of the Greenaway film you see will be the same one I saw.

The Raoul Ruiz film is charming.

I loved Haute Tension because it didn't give two shits about the audience, nicely assaultive.
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Originally posted by sundog
I doubt the version of the Greenaway film you see will be the same one I saw.

why do you say that sundog?

The Flower of Evil (France)/Claude Chabrol - was pretty bland and pretentious IMO

The Return - is amazing. Highly recommended
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Originally posted by Giles
why do you say that sundog?
Greenaway said, at the screening, that we were already watching a third iteration of the original and that he would continue to make changes. Not attempts to perfect the film, but to add to the plasticity of the overall presentation. It was all part of his "cinema is dead" spiel.

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