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Paradise : Love

by Ulrich Seidl

Austria/France/Germany, 2012, 120', colour

 

PARADISE: Love, the first film in the PARADISE TRILOGY takes place on Kenya’s beaches. Known there as "sugar mamas", European women seek out African boys selling love to earn a living. Teresa, a 50-year-old Austrian woman, travels to this vacation paradise. PARADISE: Love tells of older women and young men, of Europe and Africa, and of the exploited, who end up exploiting others.

 

Reviews

 

"A maestro of discomfort whose taste for confrontation masks a seriousness of purpose and a measure of compassion"
Dennis Lim, THE NEW YORK TIMES

"Repulsive and sublimely beautiful, arguably celebratory and damning of its characters, it's hideous and masterful all at once"
Leslie Felperin, VARIETY

"Very brave and politically incorrect (...) a naughty film"
Robert Keller, INDIEWIRE 

 

 

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Ulrich Seidl

Ulrich Seidl, born 1952 in Vienna (Austria), is director, author and producer. He started his career with award-winning documentaries such as „Good News“ (1990), „Animal Love“ (1995) and „Models“ (1998). Seidl's first feature film „Dog Days“ won the Special Jury Prize at the Venice Film Festival in 2001. „Import Export“ (2007), the first film to be produced by his own production company, was invited to Cannes competition. Subsequently, the three films of his successful and multiple-award-winning „PARADISE“- Trilogy (2012) had their premiere in the competitions of the world's most important film festivals in Cannes, Venice and Berlin. „PARADISE: Faith“ got the Special Jury Prize at the Venice Film Festival. His new work „In the Basement“ (2014) is an essay film about Austrians and their relationship to their cellars and will have its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival.

FILMOGRAPHY

2013 PARADISE : HOPE, Fiction, 91 min.
2012 PARADISE : FAITH, Fiction, 90 min.
2012 PARADISE : LOVE, Fiction, 120 min.
2007 IMPORT EXPORT, Fiction, 141 min.
2003 JESUS, YOU KNOW, Documentary, 87 min.
2002 A STATE OF THE NATION: AUSTRIA IN 6 CHAPTERS,             Documentary, 87 min.
2001 DOG DAYS, Fiction, 121 min.
1999 MODELS, Fiction, 118 min.
1998 SPASS OHNE GRENZEN, Documentary, 45 min.
1997 THE BOSOM FRIEND, Documentary, 60 min.
1996 ANIMAL LOVE, Documentary, 120 min.
1996 BILDER EINER AUSSTELLUNG, Documentary, 45 min.
1994 THE LAST REAL MEN, Documentary, 60 min.
1992 LOSSES TO BE EXPECTED, Documentary, 118 min.

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Cast

Margarethe Tiesel - Teresa
Peter Kazungu - Munga
Inge Maux - Teresa's friend

Crew / Technical Info

Director : Ulrich Seidl
Script : Ulrich Seidl, Veronika Franz   
Camera : Wolfgang Thaler, Ed Lachman   
Sound : Ekkehart Baumung 
Set Design : Renate Martin, Andreas Donhauser 
Costume Design : Tanja Hausner 
Editor : Christof Schertenleib 
Production Manager : Max Linder 
Production : Ulrich Seidl Film (AT)
Co-production : Tat Film (GER), Parisienne de Production (FRA) 
With the support of : Filminstitut, Filmfonds Wien, Land Niederösterreich, Eurimages, Centre National de la Cinématographie (CNC)
In collaboration with : ORF (Film/Fernseh-Abkommen), WDR/ARTE, Degeto, ARTE France  

Festivals

Festival de Cannes 2012 - Competition

Pressbook

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Year: 
2012
Duration: 
120'
Poster: 
Country: 
Austria
France
Germany

 

PARADISE: Love, the first film in the PARADISE TRILOGY takes place on Kenya’s beaches. Known there as "sugar mamas", European women seek out African boys selling love to earn a living. Teresa, a 50-year-old Austrian woman, travels to this vacation paradise. PARADISE: Love tells of older women and young men, of Europe and Africa, and of the exploited, who end up exploiting others.

 

Reviews: 

 

"A maestro of discomfort whose taste for confrontation masks a seriousness of purpose and a measure of compassion"
Dennis Lim, THE NEW YORK TIMES

"Repulsive and sublimely beautiful, arguably celebratory and damning of its characters, it's hideous and masterful all at once"
Leslie Felperin, VARIETY

"Very brave and politically incorrect (...) a naughty film"
Robert Keller, INDIEWIRE 

 

 

Trailer / Extracts: 
Synopsis: 

    PARADISE: Love, the first film in the PARADISE TRILOGY takes place on Kenya’s beaches. Known there as "sugar mamas", European women seek out African boys selling love to earn a living. Teresa, a 50-year-old Austrian woman, travels to this vacation paradise. PARADISE: Love tells of older women and young men, of Europe and Africa, and of the exploited, who end up exploiting others.  

Cast details: 

Margarethe Tiesel - TeresaPeter Kazungu - MungaInge Maux - Teresa's friend

Crew / Technical Info: 

Director : Ulrich Seidl
Script : Ulrich Seidl, Veronika Franz   
Camera : Wolfgang Thaler, Ed Lachman   
Sound : Ekkehart Baumung 
Set Design : Renate Martin, Andreas Donhauser 
Costume Design : Tanja Hausner 
Editor : Christof Schertenleib 
Production Manager : Max Linder 
Production : Ulrich Seidl Film (AT)

Pressbook: 

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Festivals: 

Festival de Cannes 2012 - Competition

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DAU

by Ilya Khrzhanovsky

France/Germany/Russian Federation/Sweden, 2011, about 120', colour

Producers: Atrem Vassiliev, Philippe Bober, Susanne Marian,
Erik Hemmendorf
 

Ilya Khrzhanovsky

Born in 1975 in Moscow, Ilya Khrzhanovsky studied at the Bonn Academy of Fine Art and graduated from the Russian film school VGIK in 1998. His first feature film “4” (2004) was awarded the Tiger Award and the Golden Cactus at the Rotterdam International Film Festival in 2005, the Best Director Prize at the Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema, the Grand Jury Prize as Best New Director at the Seattle International Film Festival, the Best Film and Best Camera Prize at the Transilvania International Film Festival and the Best Director Prize at the Athens International Film Festival. DAU is Khrzhanovsky’s second feature film.

FILMOGRAPHY

2005 4, Fiction, 126 min.
1999 OSTANOVKA, Fiction

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Year: 
2011
Duration: 
about 120'
Poster: 
Country: 
France
Germany
Russian Federation
Sweden

Producers: Atrem Vassiliev, Philippe Bober, Susanne Marian,
Erik Hemmendorf
 

Synopsis: 



Dau, a tall and awkward-looking Soviet scientist, is a man with two passions: women and physics. He lives the high life during the golden age of Soviet physics, while the rest of the country is starving. Sent to prison for openly critising Stalin, he finds himself oblidged to join the team developing the Soviet thermonuclear bomb. Love, sex, intrigue and anguish alternate with politics, Stalin's purges, the bomb and finally the Nobel prize.

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A Town called panic - series

by Stéphane Aubier & Vincent Patar

Belgium, 2003, 20 episodes, colour



Follow Cowboy, Indian, Horse and their friends in the mysteries of Atlantis, the unforgiving world of cycling and the time machine…
 

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Stéphane Aubier & Vincent Patar

Stéphane Aubier and Vincent Patar are both cult favorites and leading names in European animation. The pair met as art students, graduating in 1991 from the visual arts academy in Brussels. Their multiple award-winning 20-episode TV series A TOWN CALLED PANIC, in which simple plastic toys get into monumental trouble, has been shown all over the world.
 

 

Two years of work went into the feature film of the same name, which world premiered in the Official Selection at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival. Brimming with wry internal logic and a virulent strain of Belgian surrealism, everything they animate overflows with imagination and energy.

FILMOGRAPHY

2009 A TOWN CALLED PANIC, Animation, 75 min.
2001 A TOWN CALLED PANIC - TV SERIES, Animation, (20x) 5 min.
2000 LA RUPTURE, Animation, 2 min. 20
1999 PIC PIC ANDRE SHOOW "4 MOINS 1", Animation, 12 min.
1999 UFO BOVEN GEEL, Documentary/Animation, 12 min.
1998 LES BALTUS AU CIRQUE, Animation, 6 min. 40
1997 PIC PIC ANDRE SHOOW "LE DEUXIEME", Animation, 11 min. 30
1995 PIC PIC ANDRE SHOOW "THE FIRST", Animation, 7 min. 30
1993 LE VOLEUR DE CIRQUE, Animation, 13 min.
1991 A TOWN CALLED PANIC, Animation, 4 min.
1991 SAINT-NICOLAS CHEZ LES BALTUS, Animation, 5 min.
1988 PIC PIC ANDRE SHOOW, Animation, 13 min.

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Cast


Véronique Dumont - Janine
Bouli Lanners - Facteur, Simon, Vache
Benoît Poelvoorde - Steven
Bruce Elison - Indien
Frédéric Janin - Gendarme, Gérard
Vincent Patar - Cheval, Maman Atlante

Crew / Technical Info

Crew

Directors : Stéphane Aubier, Vincent Patar / Studios Picpic André
Script: Stéphane Aubier, Vincent Patar, Vincent Tavier, Guillaume Malandrin
Producer: La Parti Production
Director of Photography: Frank Defour, Jan Vandenbussche, Nicolas Guicheteau
Composer: Be Plouvier
Editing: Anne-Laure Guégan
Sound Design: Fred Piet
 

Technical Info

Category: Animation TV-Serie
Original Language: French
Format: Vidéo
Screen Ratio: 4:3
Speed: 24 fps
Sound: Dolby Stereo

 

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Festivals

MAIN AWARDS

ANNECY 2001, Grand Prix
ANIMA BRUXELLES 2001, Grand Prix
LOS ANGELES 2001, Animation Award
LAUSANNE 2003, Prix du Public

 

Year: 
2003
Duration: 
20 episodes
Poster: 
Country: 
Belgium



Follow Cowboy, Indian, Horse and their friends in the mysteries of Atlantis, the unforgiving world of cycling and the time machine…
 

Trailer / Extracts: 
Synopsis: 



Follow Cowboy, Indian, Horse and their friends in the mysteries of Atlantis, the unforgiving world of cycling and the time machine…
 

Cast details: 


Véronique Dumont - Janine
Bouli Lanners - Facteur, Simon, Vache
Benoît Poelvoorde - Steven
Bruce Elison - Indien
Frédéric Janin - Gendarme, Gérard
Vincent Patar - Cheval, Maman Atlante

Crew / Technical Info: 

Crew

Directors : Stéphane Aubier, Vincent Patar / Studios Picpic André
Script: Stéphane Aubier, Vincent Patar, Vincent Tavier, Guillaume Malandrin
Producer: La Parti Production
Director of Photography: Frank Defour, Jan Vandenbussche, Nicolas Guicheteau
Composer: Be Plouvier
Editing: Anne-Laure Guégan
Sound Design: Fred Piet
 

Technical Info

Category: Animation TV-Serie
Original Language: French
Format: Vidéo
Screen Ratio: 4:3
Speed: 24 fps
Sound: Dolby Stereo

 

Festivals: 

MAIN AWARDS

ANNECY 2001, Grand Prix
ANIMA BRUXELLES 2001, Grand Prix
LOS ANGELES 2001, Animation Award
LAUSANNE 2003, Prix du Public

 

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You, the living

by Roy Andersson

Denmark/France/Germany/Norway/Sweden, 2007, 94', colour



"YOU, THE LIVING is about the human being, about her greatness and her miserableness, her joy and sorrow, her self-confidence and anxiety. A being at whom we want to laugh and also cry for. It is simply a tragic comedy or a comic tragedy about us."

Roy Andersson    

Reviews

"A comic symphony on the meaning of life."
Justin Chang, VARIETY

"Roy Andersson excels in visual humor (...) A vision that keeps a sense of distance and burlesque poetry."
Frédéric Strauss, TELERAMA

"Andersson is a genuine one-off and to be treasured, not least for the precision of his pacing and his studio-shot compositions, which together contrive to make the very bleakest of scenarios at once affecting and hilarious."
Geoff Andrew, TIME OUT MAGAZINE

"Monty Python shot by Dreyer."
Gérard Lefort, LIBERATION

"One of European cinema's most distinctive stylists, and darkest humorists, returns with a tragi-comic panorama of the human condition (...) It's like a collaboration between Strindberg and Jacques Tati."
Jonathan Romney, SCREEN

"Kafka on acid (...) Hilarious scenes that will have you rolling on the floor laughing."
Michael Althen, FRANKFURTER ALLGEMEINE ZEITUNG

"Virtuous in his direction, Andersson offers us a film that is fluid, accessible and full of enjoyment. (...) He is a rare filmmaker."
M.M., L'HUMANITE

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Roy Andersson

 

Roy Andersson was born in Gothenberg, Sweden in 1943. His first feature A SWEDISH LOVE STORY won the main prize at the 1970 Berlinale. In 1975 he started making distinctive and very successful commercials, winning a total of 8 Golden Lions at Cannes. In 1981 he founded Studio 24 to produce and make his films with total freedom. After SOMETHING HAPPENED (1987) and WORLD OF GLORY (1991), two award winning shorts, he shot SONGS FROM THE SECOND FLOOR in his studio and won the Cannes Special Jury Prize in 2000. His fourth feature film YOU, THE LIVING premiered at Cannes Un Certain Regard in 2007.

 

FILMOGRAPHY

2007 YOU THE LIVING, Fiction, 95 min.
2000 SONGS FROM THE SECOND FLOOR, Fiction, 98 min.
1991 WORLD OF GLORY, Fiction, 16 min.
1987 SOMETHING HAPPENED, Fiction, 24 min.
1975 GILIAP, Fiction, 175 min.
1970 A SWEDISH LOVE STORY, Fiction, 115 min. 

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Cast


Jessica Lundberg - Anna
Elisabet Helander - Mia
Björn Englund - Tubaplayer
Leif Larsson - Carpenter
Ollie Olson - Consultant

Crew / Technical Info

Crew

Director: Roy Andersson
Script: Roy Andersson
Producer: Pernilla Sandström, Philippe Bober, Susanne Marian, Carsten Brandt
Production Company: Roy Andersson Filmproduktion, Parisienne de Production, Thermidor Filmproduktion, Posthus Teatret
Director of Photography: Gustav Danielsson
Sound: Jan Alvermark
Editing: Anna Märta Waer

Technical Information

Category: Feature Film/ Fiction
Original language: Swedish
Format: 35mm/ colour
Screen Ratio: 1:1,66
Speed: 24 frames/second
Sound: Dolby SR
Number of reels: 5
Footage: 2456m
 

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Festivals

 

PREMIERE

Cannes 2007, Un Certain Regard


MAIN AWARDS

Chicago 2007, Silver Hugo for Direction
Gent 2007, Georges Delerue Prize
Fantasporto 2007, Best Director
Swedish National Awards 2008 : Best Film, Best Direction & Best Screenplay

ADDITIONAL SELECTIONS

Paris Cinéma 2007, Competition
Toronto 2007, Competition
São Paulo 2007, Competition

Year: 
2007
Duration: 
94'
Poster: 
Country: 
Denmark
France
Germany
Norway
Sweden



"YOU, THE LIVING is about the human being, about her greatness and her miserableness, her joy and sorrow, her self-confidence and anxiety. A being at whom we want to laugh and also cry for. It is simply a tragic comedy or a comic tragedy about us."

Roy Andersson    

Reviews: 

"A comic symphony on the meaning of life."Justin Chang, VARIETY"Roy Andersson excels in visual humor (...) A vision that keeps a sense of distance and burlesque poetry."Frédéric Strauss, TELERAMA"Andersson is a genuine one-off and to be treasured, not least for the precision of his pacing and his studio-shot compositions, which together contrive to make the very bleakest of scenarios at once affecting and hilarious."Geoff Andrew, TIME OUT MAGAZINE"Monty Python shot by Dreyer."Gérard Lefort, LIBERATION

"One of European cinema's most distinctive stylists, and darkest humorists, returns with a tragi-comic panorama of the human condition (...) It's like a collaboration between Strindberg and Jacques Tati."Jonathan Romney, SCREEN"Kafka on acid (...) Hilarious scenes that will have you rolling on the floor laughing."Michael Althen, FRANKFURTER ALLGEMEINE ZEITUNG"Virtuous in his direction, Andersson offers us a film that is fluid, accessible and full of enjoyment. (...) He is a rare filmmaker."M.M., L'HUMANITE

Trailer / Extracts: 
Synopsis: 


 

"YOU, THE LIVING is about the human being, about her greatness and her miserableness, her joy and sorrow, her self-confidence and anxiety. A being at whom we want to laugh and also cry for. It is simply a tragic comedy or a comic tragedy about us."

Roy Andersson

Cast details: 


Jessica Lundberg - Anna
Elisabet Helander - Mia
Björn Englund - Tubaplayer
Leif Larsson - Carpenter
Ollie Olson - Consultant

Crew / Technical Info: 

Crew

Director: Roy Andersson
Script: Roy Andersson
Producer: Pernilla Sandström, Philippe Bober, Susanne Marian, Carsten Brandt
Production Company: Roy Andersson Filmproduktion, Parisienne de Production, Thermidor Filmproduktion, Posthus Teatret
Director of Photography: Gustav Danielsson
Sound: Jan Alvermark
Editing: Anna Märta Waer

Technical Information

Category: Feature Film/ Fiction
Original language: Swedish
Format: 35mm/ colour
Screen Ratio: 1:1,66
Speed: 24 frames/second
Sound: Dolby SR
Number of reels: 5
Footage: 2456m
 

Pressbook: 

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Festivals: 

 

PREMIERE

Cannes 2007, Un Certain Regard


MAIN AWARDS

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Women without men

by Shirin Neshat

Austria/France/Germany, 2009, 99', colour



Against the tumultuous backdrop of Iran’s 1953 CIA-backed coup d'état, the destinies of four women converge in a beautiful orchard, where they find independence, solace and companionship.
Acclaimed photographer Shirin Neshat makes her directorial debut with this incisive and sumptuously filmed reflection on the pivotal moment in history that directly led to the Islamic revolution and the Iran we know today.
 

 

Reviews

"This film grabbed my heart."
Ang Lee, VENICE JURY PRESIDENT

"The visuals, however, are as stunning as they ever were in Neshat’s video work. Martin Gschlacht’s camera offers perfectly framed (...) images of the magic forest as a safe retreat are highly suggestive. Dissolves often replace cuts, adding to the fluidity of the proceedings. The Moroccan locations (Neshat is not allowed back into Iran) are powerfully atmospheric and Ryuichi Sakamoto’s moody soundtrack fully supports the image. Orsi Toth’s despondent portrayal of the young prostitute stands out."
Dan Fainaru, SCREEN INTERNATIONAL

"a visually sumptuous feast"
Ali Jafar, VARIETY

 

“The fascination with the film comes from the quietness of the faces and desert landscapes; from the way Neshat arranges the street riots as if her heroes were all sleep walkers following their predestined paths. Neshat dedicated this large
scale production to all the liberty fighters in Iran from the beginning of the 20th century to the present green revolution.”
Wolfgang Höbel, SPIEGEL ONLINE

"The film, with its strong stylistic construction represents an extremely significant example of how images can be an efficient vehicle to democracy. As far as the human rights are concerned, Art will save the world."
MIMMO ROTELLA FOUNDATION

“A sublime director is born.”
Massimo Borriello, MOVIE PLAYER

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Shirin Neshat

Shirin Neshat, is an Iranian born artist/ filmmaker whose work addresses the complex social and religious forces shaping the identity of Muslim women. Neshat was recognized for her portraits of women overlaid with calligraphy in the Women of Allah series. She also directed several video installations, among them are: RAPTURE (1999,) and TURBULENT (1998,) which won her the International Award at the 48th Venice Biennale. Her solo museum exhibitions include shows at the Whitney Museum, New York; The Museum of Contemporary Arts, Athens; The Serpentine Gallery, London;

 

 

Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin and Musee d’Art Contemporain de Montreal. Women Without Men is her feature directorial debut.

 

 

 

Video Installations

2009 GAMES OF DESIRE
2008 FAROKH LEGHA
2008 MUNIS
2008 FAEZEH
2005 ZARIN
2004 ISSAR
2004 THE LAST WORD
2003 MAHDOKHT
2002 TOOB

 


2001 POSSESSED
2001 PULSE
2001 PASSAGE
2000 FERVOR
1999 SOLILOQUY
1999 RAPTURE
1998 TURBULENT
1997 THE SHADOW UNDER THE WEB
1996 ANCHORAGE

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Cast

 

 

Pegah Ferydoni - Faezeh
Arita Shahrzad - Fakhri
Shabnam Tolouei - Munis
Orsi Tóth - Zarin

Crew / Technical Info

Crew

Director : Shirin Neshat (in collaboration with Shoja Azari)
Script: Shirin Neshat, Shoja Azari
Producers: Susanne Marian, Martin Gschlacht, Philippe Bober
Associate Producers: Shoja Azari, Joerg E. Schweizer
Director of Photography : Martin Gschlacht
Music : Ryuichi Sakamoto
Production Design  : Katharina Wöppermann
Set Design : Shahram Karimi
Costume Design : Thomas Olah
Sound : Uve Haussig
Editing  : George Cragg, Jay Rabinowitz, Julia Wiedwald, Patrick Lambertz, Christof Schertenleib, Sam Neave
Executive Producers: Barbara Gladstone, Jerôme de Noirmont, Oleg Kokhan
 

 

Technical Info

Category: First Feature Film
Original Language: Farsi
Format: 35mm
Screen Ratio: 1:2.35
Speed: 
24 fps
Sound: 
Dolby 5.1
Number of Reels: 
6

 

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Festivals

 

PREMIERE

Venise 2009, Competition

MAIN AWARDS

Venice 2009, Silver Lion - Best Director
Venice 2009, Unicef award, Mimmo Rotella Award

MAIN SELECTIONS

Toronto 2009, Contemporary World Cinema
Viennale 2009, Competition
Sundance 2010, Competition
Rotterdam 2010, Spectrum

Year: 
2009
Duration: 
99'
Poster: 
Country: 
Austria
France
Germany



Against the tumultuous backdrop of Iran’s 1953 CIA-backed coup d'état, the destinies of four women converge in a beautiful orchard, where they find independence, solace and companionship.
Acclaimed photographer Shirin Neshat makes her directorial debut with this incisive and sumptuously filmed reflection on the pivotal moment in history that directly led to the Islamic revolution and the Iran we know today.
 

 

Reviews: 

"This film grabbed my heart."Ang Lee, VENICE JURY PRESIDENT"The visuals, however, are as stunning as they ever were in Neshat’s video work. Martin Gschlacht’s camera offers perfectly framed (...) images of the magic forest as a safe retreat are highly suggestive. Dissolves often replace cuts, adding to the fluidity of the proceedings. The Moroccan locations (Neshat is not allowed back into Iran) are powerfully atmospheric and Ryuichi Sakamoto’s moody soundtrack fully supports the image. Orsi Toth’s despondent portrayal of the young prostitute stands out."Dan Fainaru, SCREEN INTERNATIONAL"a visually sumptuous feast"Ali Jafar, VARIETY 

“The fascination with the film comes from the quietness of the faces and desert landscapes; from the way Neshat arranges the street riots as if her heroes were all sleep walkers following their predestined paths. Neshat dedicated this largescale production to all the liberty fighters in Iran from the beginning of the 20th century to the present green revolution.”Wolfgang Höbel, SPIEGEL ONLINE"The film, with its strong stylistic construction represents an extremely significant example of how images can be an efficient vehicle to democracy. As far as the human rights are concerned, Art will save the world."MIMMO ROTELLA FOUNDATION

“A sublime director is born.”Massimo Borriello, MOVIE PLAYER

Trailer / Extracts: 
Synopsis: 


 

Against the tumultuous backdrop of Iran’s 1953 CIA-backed coup d'état, the destinies of four women converge in a beautiful orchard, where they find independence, solace and companionship.
Acclaimed photographer Shirin Neshat makes her directorial debut with this incisive and sumptuously filmed reflection on the pivotal moment in history that directly led to the Islamic revolution and the Iran we know today.

 

 

Inspired by the novel Women Without Men by Shahrnush Parsipur

Cast details: 

 

 

Pegah Ferydoni - Faezeh
Arita Shahrzad - Fakhri
Shabnam Tolouei - Munis
Orsi Tóth - Zarin

Crew / Technical Info: 

Crew

 Technical InfoCategory: First Feature FilmOriginal Language: FarsiFormat: 35mmScreen Ratio: 1:2.35Speed: 24 fpsSound: Dolby 5.1Number of Reels: 

Pressbook: 

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Festivals: 

 

PREMIERE

Venise 2009, Competition

MAIN AWARDS

Venice 2009, Silver Lion - Best Director
Venice 2009, Unicef award, Mimmo Rotella Award

MAIN SELECTIONS

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Tetsuo: the bullet man

by Shinya Tsukamoto

Japan, 2009, 71', colour


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Shinya Tsukamoto

Born in Tokyo in 1960, he started making short films from the age of 14, using his father's 8mm camera and a cast of friends and relatives. His short THE ADVENTURES OF DENCHU KOZO (1987) won him his first awards and acclaim in Japan, but it was the now legendary cyberpunk feature TETSUO: THE IRON MAN (1989) that saw him catapulted into the big leagues. It influenced a generation of Western filmmakers including Quentin Tarantino, the Wachowski Brothers and Darren Aronofsky. In 1992 he released the sequel TETSUO II: THE BODY HAMMER, followed by the boxing drama TOKYO FIST. 

 

Since then, his films have demonstrated great diversity. Tsukamoto has also been active as an actor, working with such directors as Takashi Miike, Takashi Shimizu and Alex Cox.

 

FILMOGRAPHY

2009 TESTSUO: THE BULLET MAN, Fiction, 71 min.
2008 NIGHTMARE DETECTIVE II, Fiction, 102 min.
2006 NIGHTMARE DETECTIVE, Fiction, 106 min.
2005 HAZE: ORIGINAL LONG VERSION, Fiction, 49 min.
2004 VITAL, Fiction, 86 min.
2002 A SNAKE OF JUNE, Fiction, 77 min.
1999 GEMINI, Fiction, 84 min.
1998 BULLETT BALLETT, Fiction, 87 min.
1995 TOKYO FIST, Fiction, 87 min.
1992 TETSUO II: THE BODY HAMMER, Fiction, 83 min.
1990 HIRUKO, THE GOBLIN, Fiction, 89 min.
1989 TETSUO: THE IRON MAN, Fiction, 67 min.
1987 ADVENTURE OF DENCHU KOZO, Fiction, 47 min.

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Cast

 

 

Eric Bossick - Anthony
Akiko Monou - Yuriko
Shinya Tsukamoto - The man

Crew / Technical Info

Crew

Director: Shinya Tsukamoto
Screenplay: Shinya Tsukamoto, Hisakatsu Kuroki
Producers: Shinichi Kawahara (Kaijyu Theater), Masayuki Tanishima (Asmik Ace Entertainment)
Director of Photography: Shinya Tsukamoto, Takayuki Shida
Editors: Shinya Tsukamoto, Yuji Ambe
Production Designer: Shinya Tsukamoto
Music: Chu Ishikawa
Sound: Hirokazu Kato
 

Technical Info

Category: Feature Film
Original Language: English / Japanese
Format: 35mm
Screen Ratio: 1:1.66
Speed: 24 fps
Sound: Dolby 5.1

 

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Festivals

 

PREMIERE

Venice 2009, Competition


MAIN SELECTIONS

Sitges 2009, Special
Pusan 2009, Window on Asian Cinema
Tribeca 2010, Encounters


 


 

Pressbook

Downloads



Download pressbook

 

Year: 
2009
Duration: 
71'
Poster: 
Country: 
Japan


Trailer / Extracts: 
Synopsis: 


Cast details: 

 

 

Eric Bossick - Anthony
Akiko Monou - Yuriko
Shinya Tsukamoto - The man

Crew / Technical Info: 

Crew

Director: Shinya Tsukamoto
Screenplay: Shinya Tsukamoto, Hisakatsu Kuroki
Producers: Shinichi Kawahara (Kaijyu Theater), Masayuki Tanishima (Asmik Ace Entertainment)
Director of Photography: Shinya Tsukamoto, Takayuki Shida
Editors: Shinya Tsukamoto, Yuji Ambe
Production Designer: Shinya Tsukamoto
Music: Chu Ishikawa
Sound: Hirokazu Kato
 

Technical Info

Category: Feature Film
Original Language: English / Japanese
Format: 35mm
Screen Ratio: 1:1.66
Speed: 24 fps
Sound: Dolby 5.1

 

Pressbook: 

Downloads



Download pressbook

 

Festivals: 

 

PREMIERE

Venice 2009, Competition


MAIN SELECTIONS

Sitges 2009, Special
Pusan 2009, Window on Asian Cinema
Tribeca 2010, Encounters


 


 

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Tender son. The Frankenstein Project

by Kornél Mundruczó

Austria/Germany/Hungary, 2010, colour

Reviews

"Mundruczó is decidedly a master of mise-en-scène (...)"
Norbert Kreutz, LE TEMPS

"Exquisite shotmaking and mounting tension (...) Mundruczó is certainly a talent."
Wesley Morris, BOSTON GLOBE

"Extraordinary stylistic talent (...) radical and fascinating (...)"
Fabien Lemercier, CINEUROPA

"Shines a black light of suffocating beauty."
Jacques Mandelbaum, LE MONDE

"Remarkably filmed (...) a beautiful achievement."
Antoine Guillot, FRANCE CULTURE

"(...) Spectacular visuals (...) Hypnotic (....)"
Odile Tremblay, LE DEVOIR

"Confirms his precise and sober sense for imagery.(...) a captivating atmosphere (...)"
Thierry Chèze, L'EXPRESS

"An amazingly evocative gothic structure, equal parts beautiful and terminally decaying."
Paul Martin, INDIEMOVIESONLINE.COM

"An inspired beginning full of irony (...) a spellbinding finale (...)"
Elodie Leroy, FILMSACTU.COM

" (...) Black as desperation, white as snow, and red as blood (...)"
LE MIDI LIBRE

"(...) fresh and unpredictable (...)"
John Grosch, FRANCE 24

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Kornél Mundruczó

 

Kornél Mundruczó was born in Hungary in 1975. PLEASANT DAYS, his first feature film, was awarded the Silver Leopard in Locarno in 2002. His second feature film, JOHANNA - a filmic opera adaptation of the story of Joan of Arc - was presented in Cannes Un Certain Regard in 2005. DELTA was presented In Competition at Cannes 2008 and was awarded the FIPRESCI prize.  His last film TENDER SON: THE FRANKENSTEIN PROJECT premiered in competition at Cannes in 2010.

 

Filmography

2010 TENDER SON - THE FRANKENSTEIN PROJECT, 105 min.
2008 DELTA, 92 min.
2005 JOHANNA,
 83 min.
2005 LOST AND FOUND (collective) "Short Lasting Silence", 20 min.
2004 LITTLE APOCRYPHA NO.2, 15 min.
2003 JOAN OF ARC ON THE NIGHT BUS, 24 min.
2002 LITTLE APOCRYPHA NO.1, 5 min.
2002 PLEASANT DAYS, 85 min.
2001 AFTA, 25 min.
2000 THIS I WISH AND NOTHING MORE,
 Graduation film, 78 min.

 

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Cast

Rudolf Frecska - Rudi
Kornél Mundruczó - The director
Lili Monori - The Mother
Kitty Csíkos - Magda

Crew / Technical Info

Crew

Director: Kornél Mundruczó
Script: Kornél Mundruczó, Yvette Biró
Producers: Viktó Petrányi, Susanne Marian, Philippe Bober, Gabriele Kranzelbinder, Gábor Kovács
Production Companies: Proton Cinema, Essential Filmproduktion, Filmpartners, KGP Kranzelbinder Gabriele Production
Director of Photography: Mátyás Erdély
Sound: Gábor Balázs
Editing: Dávid Jancsó
Production Design: Márton Ágh
Costume Design: János Breckl
Music: Philipp E. Kümpel, Andreas Moisa, Gyorgy Kurtag, Peter Zombola

 

 Technical Info

Category: Feature Film
Original Language: Hungarian
Format: 35mm
Screen Ratio: 1:2.39
Speed: 24 fps
Sound: Optical Stereo

 

 

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Festivals

 

PREMIERE

Cannes 2010, Competition

MAIN AWARDS

Munich 2010, Special Mention
Sarajevo 2010, Special Jury Award
Sevilla 2010, Special Jury Prize
Sofia 2011, Cinema Today - Masters

MAIN SELECTIONS

Toronto 2010, Contemporary World Cinema
Rotterdam 2011, Spectrum

Year: 
2010
Poster: 
Country: 
Austria
Germany
Hungary

Reviews: 

"Mundruczó is decidedly a master of mise-en-scène (...)"Norbert Kreutz, LE TEMPS"Exquisite shotmaking and mounting tension (...) Mundruczó is certainly a talent."Wesley Morris, BOSTON GLOBE"Extraordinary stylistic talent (...) radical and fascinating (...)"Fabien Lemercier, CINEUROPA"Shines a black light of suffocating beauty."Jacques Mandelbaum, LE MONDE"Remarkably filmed (...) a beautiful achievement."Antoine Guillot, FRANCE CULTURE"(...) Spectacular visuals (...) Hypnotic (....)"Odile Tremblay, LE DEVOIR

"Confirms his precise and sober sense for imagery.(...) a captivating atmosphere (...)"Thierry Chèze, L'EXPRESS"An amazingly evocative gothic structure, equal parts beautiful and terminally decaying."Paul Martin, INDIEMOVIESONLINE.COM"An inspired beginning full of irony (...) a spellbinding finale (...)"Elodie Leroy, FILMSACTU.COM" (...) Black as desperation, white as snow, and red as blood (...)"LE MIDI LIBRE"(...) fresh and unpredictable (...)"John Grosch, FRANCE 24

Trailer / Extracts: 
Synopsis: 

Cast details: 

Rudolf Frecska - Rudi
Kornél Mundruczó - The director
Lili Monori - The Mother
Kitty Csíkos - Magda

Crew / Technical Info: 

Crew

 Technical InfoCategory: Feature FilmOriginal Language: HungarianFormat: 35mmScreen Ratio: 1:2.39Speed: 24 fpsSound: Optical Stereo  

Pressbook: 

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Festivals: 

 

PREMIERE

Cannes 2010, Competition

MAIN AWARDS

Munich 2010, Special Mention
Sarajevo 2010, Special Jury Award
Sevilla 2010, Special Jury Prize
Sofia 2011, Cinema Today - Masters

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A Swedish love story

by Roy Andersson

Sweden, 1969, 114', colour



Two adolescents meet and cautiously fall in love in beautiful surroundings during the peak of an idyllic Swedish summer. Oblivious to social boundaries, they innocently create their own milieu in contrast to the distorted relationships, disillusionment, and world-weariness of adult life around them. Andersson's feature debut is a sunny, optimistic work that has drawn comparison to early films by Ingmar Bergman. Gorgeously shot by Jörgen Persson, cinematographer of Bo Widerberg's ELVIRA MADIGAN, the work relies on beautiful visuals to relate its sensitive story.

Reviews

"Exquisite, sensitive and almost certainly selling, A SWEDISH LOVE STRORY is like sweet reality for teenagers and as a look back for older people. (...) A film with burning hope, it gives the viewer joy and comfort. (...) Andersson is already one of the best directors in Sweden."
VARIETY

"One of the era's greatest films about adolescence."
Michael Atkinson, VILLAGE VOICE

"Filmed in bright frames wrapped with soft music, this lovestory could nearly be sentimental if Roy Andersson would no use it to point up the mediocrity of the adults"
Jean-Luc Douin, LE MONDE

"(...) The movie strikes with his freshness ton and mature direction  (...) Typical Andersson style."
Isabell Danel, PREMIÈRE

"(...) We stay with the incredible freshness of the teenage lovestory in this debut feature [A SWEDISH LOVE STORY]. (...) We find here something of Bergman's magic (...)."
Amélie Dubois, LES INROCKUPTIBLES

"A masterpiece, that's all."
Thomas Baurez, STUDIO

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Roy Andersson

 

Roy Andersson was born in Gothenberg, Sweden in 1943. His first feature A SWEDISH LOVE STORY won the main prize at the 1970 Berlinale. In 1975 he started making distinctive and very successful commercials, winning a total of 8 Golden Lions at Cannes. In 1981 he founded Studio 24 to produce and make his films with total freedom. After SOMETHING HAPPENED (1987) and WORLD OF GLORY (1991), two award winning shorts, he shot SONGS FROM THE SECOND FLOOR in his studio and won the Cannes Special Jury Prize in 2000. His fourth feature film YOU, THE LIVING premiered at Cannes Un Certain Regard in 2007.

 

FILMOGRAPHY

2007 YOU THE LIVING, Fiction, 95 min.
2000 SONGS FROM THE SECOND FLOOR, Fiction, 98 min.
1991 WORLD OF GLORY, Fiction, 16 min.
1987 SOMETHING HAPPENED, Fiction, 24 min.
1975 GILIAP, Fiction, 175 min.
1970 A SWEDISH LOVE STORY, Fiction, 115 min. 

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Cast


Ann-Sofie Kylin - Annika
Rolf Sohlman - Pär

Crew / Technical Info

Crew

Director: Roy Andersson
Script: Roy Andersson
Production Company: Europa Film
Director of Photography: Jörgen Persson
Sound: Owe Svensson, Sven Fahlén
Scenography: Lars Wallén
Costumes: Per Lekang, Maj Eriksson
Editing: Kalle Boman

Technical Information

Category: First Feature Film/ Fiction
Original language: Swedish
Format: 35mm/ colour
Screen Ratio: 1:1,66
Speed: 24 frames/second
Sound: Dolby SR
Number of reels: 7
Footage: 3419m

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Festivals

 

PREMIERE

Berlinale 1970, Competition


MAIN AWARDS

Berlinale 1970, Grand Prix
IWG Golden Plaque 1970, Best Film
Interfilm Award - Recommendation 1970, Best Film
Journalists' Special Award 1970, Best Film
UNICRIT Award 1970, Best Film



 

Year: 
1969
Duration: 
114'
Poster: 
Country: 
Sweden



Two adolescents meet and cautiously fall in love in beautiful surroundings during the peak of an idyllic Swedish summer. Oblivious to social boundaries, they innocently create their own milieu in contrast to the distorted relationships, disillusionment, and world-weariness of adult life around them. Andersson's feature debut is a sunny, optimistic work that has drawn comparison to early films by Ingmar Bergman. Gorgeously shot by Jörgen Persson, cinematographer of Bo Widerberg's ELVIRA MADIGAN, the work relies on beautiful visuals to relate its sensitive story.

Reviews: 

"Exquisite, sensitive and almost certainly selling, A SWEDISH LOVE STRORY is like sweet reality for teenagers and as a look back for older people. (...) A film with burning hope, it gives the viewer joy and comfort. (...) Andersson is already one of the best directors in Sweden."VARIETY"One of the era's greatest films about adolescence."Michael Atkinson, VILLAGE VOICE"Filmed in bright frames wrapped with soft music, this lovestory could nearly be sentimental if Roy Andersson would no use it to point up the mediocrity of the adults"Jean-Luc Douin, LE MONDE"(...) The movie strikes with his freshness ton and mature direction  (...) Typical Andersson style."Isabell Danel, PREMIÈRE

"(...) We stay with the incredible freshness of the teenage lovestory in this debut feature [A SWEDISH LOVE STORY]. (...) We find here something of Bergman's magic (...)."Amélie Dubois, LES INROCKUPTIBLES"A masterpiece, that's all."Thomas Baurez, STUDIO

Trailer / Extracts: 
Synopsis: 



Two adolescents meet and cautiously fall in love in beautiful surroundings during the peak of an idyllic Swedish summer. Oblivious to social boundaries, they innocently create their own milieu in contrast to the distorted relationships, disillusionment, and world-weariness of adult life around them. Andersson’s feature debut is a sunny, optimistic work that has drawn comparison to early films by Ingmar Bergman. Gorgeously shot by Jörgen Persson, cinematographer of Bo Widerberg's Elvira Madigan, the work relies on beautiful visuals to relate its sensitive story.

Cast details: 


Ann-Sofie Kylin - Annika
Rolf Sohlman - Pär

Crew / Technical Info: 

Crew

Director: Roy Andersson
Script: Roy Andersson
Production Company: Europa Film
Director of Photography: Jörgen Persson
Sound: Owe Svensson, Sven Fahlén
Scenography: Lars Wallén
Costumes: Per Lekang, Maj Eriksson
Editing: Kalle Boman

Technical Information

Category: First Feature Film/ Fiction
Original language: Swedish
Format: 35mm/ colour
Screen Ratio: 1:1,66
Speed: 24 frames/second
Sound: Dolby SR
Number of reels: 7
Footage: 3419m

Festivals: 

 

PREMIERE

Berlinale 1970, Competition


MAIN AWARDS

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