Bradford International Film Festival 2008
Edward Scissorhands Edward Scissorhands
Edward Scissorhands and The Inheritance
2001: A Space Odyssey (2001) (Country: UK, US; Year: 1968; Director: Stanley Kubrick; Writer: Stanley Kubrick. Based on the book by Arthur C Clarke; Stars: Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester, Daniel Richter, Leonard Rossiter, Douglas Rain)
Kubrick and Clarke's quest to the stars.
Almost Famous (Country: US; Year: 2000; Director: Cameron Crowe; Writer: Cameron Crowe; Stars: Patrick Fugit, Billy Crudup, Frances McDormand, Kate Hudson, Jason Lee, Zooey Deschanel, Michael Angarano, Anna Paquin, Fairuza Balk, Noah Taylor, John Fedevich, Philip Seymour Hoffman)
Autobiography of a suburban Californian boy's rites of passage.
Blade Runner: The Final Cut (Country: USA; Year: 1982; Director: Ridley Scott; Writer: Hampton Fancher, David Webb Peoples, Roland Kibbee, based on the story by Philip K Dick; Stars: Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, Edward James Olmos, M. Emmet Walsh, Daryl Hannah, William Sanderson, Brion James, Joe Turkel, Joanna Cassidy, James Hong)
The final cut is the deepest for Ridley Scott's remastered sci-fi epic.
Brando (Country: US; Year: 2007; Director: Leslie Greif, Mimi Freedman; Stars: Johnny Depp, Ed Begley Jnr, Martin Scorsese, Al Pacino, Robert Duvall)
Documentary exploring the life of Marlon Brando and his enduring contribution to cinema.
Bunny Chow (Country: South Africa; Year: 2006; Director: John Barker; Writer: John Barker and David Kibuuka, based on the story by Joey Yusuf Rasdien and Salah Sabiti; Stars: David Kibuuka, Kim Engelbrecht, Kagiso Lediga, Joey Yusuf Rasdien, Jason Cope, Keren Neumann, Salah Sabiti, Angela Chow, David Kau, Andy 'Admiral' Kasrils, Danny K, Darlington Michaels, Tiisetso Sefatsa, Jakkie Groenewald, Charlene Karen Hayes, Tasmin van der Spuy, Tim Horwood, Vuyisa 'Breeze' Yoko, Louw Venter, Rob van Vuuren)
A group of Johannesburg stand-up comedians take a roadtrip to perform at a rock concert.
War, Love, God & Madness War, Love, God & Madness
War, Love, God & Madness and The Cottage
Caramel (Sukkar Banat) (Country: France, Lebanon; Year: 2007; Director: Nadine Labaki; Writer: Rodney El Haddad, Jihad Hojeily; Stars: Nadine Labaki, Yasmine Elmasri, Joanna Moukarzel, Gisèle Aouad, Sihame Haddad, Adel Karam, Aziza Semaan, Fatmeh Safa, Dimitri Staneofski), Official Site, Trailer
A glimpse into the lives of five women working in and around a beauty salon in Beirut.
The Cottage (Country: UK; Year: 2008; Director: Paul Andrew Williams; Writer: Paul Andrew Williams; Stars: Dave Legeno, Andy Serkis, Jennifer Ellison, Doug Bradley, Georgia Groome, Reece Shearsmith, Steve O'Donnell, Johnny Harris)
When wannabe big-time crooks kidnap a gangster's daughter and hole up in a remote cottage, they find there are scarier people out there than the mob.
Diary Of The Dead (Country: US; Year: 2007; Director: George A Romero; Writer: George A Romero; Stars: Michelle Morgan, Joshua Close, Shawn Roberts, Amy Ciupak Lalonde, Joe Dinicol, Scott Wentworth, Philip Riccio, Chris Violette, Tatiana Maslany, Nick Alachiotis, Matt Birman)
Film students try to record the end of civilisation as they know it when the dead begin to walk. Plus read our with George A Romero.
Edward Scissorhands (Country: US; Year: 1990; Director: Tim Burton; Writer: Tim Burton, Caroline Thompson; Stars: Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, Dianne Wiest, Anthony Michael Hall, Kathy Baker, Robert Oliveri, Conchata Ferrell, Caroline Aaron, Dick Anthony Williams, O-Lan Jones, Vincent Price, Alan Arkin, Susan Blommaert, Linda Perri, John Davidson)
An intrepid Avon lady enters her local Gothic castle to find a lonely young home-made man with scissors for hands.
The Filth And The Fury (Country: US; Year: 1999; Director: Julien Temple; Stars: Johnny Lydon, Sid Vicious, Malcolm McLaren, Steve Jones, Glen Matlock, Paul Cook)
Documentary about punk badboys the Sex Pistols.
XXY and Diary Of The Dead
Four Minutes (Vier Minuten) (Country: Germany; Year: 2006; Director: Chris Kraus; Writer: Chris Kraus; Stars: Monica Bleibtreu, Hannah Herzsprung, Sven Pippig, Richy Müller, Jasmin Tabatabai, Stefan Kurt, Vadim Glowna)
A young prisoner receives piano lessons which change her life.
Garage (Country: Ireland; Year: 2007; Director: Lenny Abrahamson; Writer: Mark O'Halloran; Stars: Pat Shortt, Conor Ryan, Anne-Marie Duff, John Keogh), Official Site, Trailer
The life of a lonely petrol station attendant is changed forever when he is befriended by a bored teenager.
Ghosts (Gespenster) (Country: Germany/France; Year: 2005; Director: Christian Petzold; Writer: Christian Petzold; Stars: Julia Hummer, Sabine Timoteo, Marianne Basler, Aurelien Recoing, Benno Furmann)
Mystery of a lost child and two teenage girls on the run.
Honeydripper (Country: US; Year: 2007; Director: John Sayles; Writer: John Sayles; Stars: Danny Glover, Lisa Gay Hamilton, Yaya DaCosta, Charles S Dutton, Vondie Curtis-Hall, Gary Clark Jr, Mable John, Stacy Keach), Official Site
The owner of a run-down bar, struggling to compete with the arrival of a jukebox across the road, gambles everything on a star who may not even turn up.
In Bruges (Country: UK, Belgium; Year: 2008; Director: Martin McDonagh; Writer: Martin McDonagh; Stars: Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, Ralph Fiennes, Jordan Prentice, Clémence Poésy, Eric Godon, Ciaran Hinds, Zeljko Ivanek)
No country for hitmen.
I'm A Cyborg, But That's OK I'm A Cyborg, But That's OK
I'm A Cyborg, But That's OK and Sleuth
I Served The King Of England (Obsluhoval Jsem Anglického Krále) (Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia; Year: 2006; Director: Jirí Menzel; Writer: Jirí Menzel, based on the novel by Bohumil Hrabal; Stars: Ivan Barnev, Oldrich Kaiser, Julia Jentsch, Martin Huba, Mari Labuda, Milan Lasica), Trailer
The history of Prague recounted through one man's story, full of glamour and danger.
I'm A Cyborg, But That's OK (Saibogujiman Kwenchana, I'm A Cyborg) (Country: South Korea; Year: 2006; Director: Park Chan-wook; Writer: Jeong Seo-Gyeong, Park Chan-wook; Stars: Lim Su-jeong, Rain, Choi Hie-jin, Kim Byeong-ok, Lee Yong-nyeo), Official Site
A young woman convinced she is a killer cyborg is hospitalised and falls in love with a young man who believes he can steal people's souls.
The Inheritance (Country: UK; Year: 2007; Director: Charles Henri Belleville; Writer: Tim Barrow; Stars: Fraser Sivewright, Tim Barrow, Imogen Toner, Tom Hardy), Official Site
Two brothers who hate each other drive to Skye to search for their dead daddy's money.
In Search Of A Midnight Kiss (Country: US; Year: 2007; Director: Alex Holdridge; Writer: Alex Holdridge; Stars: Scoot McNairy, Twink Caplan, Ann Chatterton, Cindy Drummond, Nic Harcourt, Justin Huen), Official Site
Lonely in the run-up to New Year, a young man decides to post a personal ad to find someone with whom to spend that special midnight moment.
In The City Of Sylvia (En la ciudad de Sylvia, Dans La Ville De Sylvie, Some Photos In The City Of Sylvia) (Country: Spain; Year: 2007; Director: José Luis Guerín; Writer: José Luis Guerín; Stars: Xavier Lafitte, Pilar López de Ayalam, Michaël Balerdi, Laurence Cordier, Tanja Czichy, Gladys Deussner, Eric Dietrich, Charlotte Dupont, Philippe Ohrel)
A boy dreams of finding a lost love.
Honeydripper Honeydripper
Honeydripper and In Search Of A Midnight Kiss
Joy Division (Country: US, UK; Year: 2007; Director: Grant Gee; Writer: Jon Savage; Stars: Peter Hook, Bernard Sumner, Stephen Morris, Tony Wilson, Annik Honore)
An in-depth biographical account of the legendary Manchester band.
Lars And The Real Girl (Country: US; Year: 2007; Director: Craig Gillespie; Writer: Nancy Oliver; Stars: Ryan Gosling, Emily Mortimer, Paul Schneider, Kelli Garner, Patricia Clarkson, Nancy Beatty, RD Reid, Joe Bostick, Liz Gordon, Nicky Guadagni, Doug Lennox, Karen Robinson, Maxwell McCabe-Lokos, Billy Parrott, Sally Cahill), Official Site
A quiet young man falls in love with a woman who is perfect in every way - except that she's inflatable.
The Last Mistress (Une vieille maîtresse) (Country: France; Year: 2007; Director: Catherine Breillat; Writer: Catherine Breillat, adapted from the novel by Jules-Amédée Barbey d'Aurevilly; Stars: Asia Argento, Fu'ad Ait Aattou, Roxane Mesquida, Claude Sarraute, Yolande Moreau, Michael Lonsdale, Anne Parillaud, Jean-Philippe Tesse)
Exploration of aristocratic fidelity in 18th Century France.
Monty Python's The Meaning Of Life (Country: UK; Year: 1983; Director: Terry Jones; Writer: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam, Michael Palin; Stars: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam, Michael Palin)
A sketch show on film from the makers of Life Of Brian.
Monty Python And The Holy Grail (Country: UK; Year: 1975; Director: Terry Jones and Terry Gilliam; Writer: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin.; Stars: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin, Neil Innes, Carol Cleveland, Connie Booth, Iain Banks)
King Arthur and his Knights go on a much-interrupted and humorous search for the Holy Grail. Out on re-release.
Rabbit-Proof Fence Rabbit-Proof Fence
Rabbit-Proof Fence and You, The Living
Pandaemonium (Country: UK; Year: 2000; Director: Julien Temple; Writer: Frank Cottrell Boyce; Stars: John Hannah, Linus Roache, Samantha Morton, Emily Woof, Emma Fielding, Andy Serkis, Samuel West)
Friendship and rivalry between Romantic poets, Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Wordsworth.
Redacted (Country: US; Year: 2007; Director: Brian De Palma; Writer: Brian De Palma; Stars: Izzy Diaz, Robe Devaney, Daniel Stewart Sherman, Kel O’Neill, Ty Jones, Zahara Al Zubaidi, Patrick Carroll), Official Site, Trailer
Controversial story, asking where, in the censored war in Iraq, do we find the truth? Plus read what Brian De Palma said about the film - and the redaction of it, .
Rabbit-Proof Fence (Country: Australia; Year: 2002; Director: Phillip Noyce; Writer: Christine Olsen, based on the book by Doris Pilkington; Stars: Everlyn Sampi, Tianna Sansbury, Laura Monaghan, Kenneth Branagh, Deborah Mailman, David Gulpilil)
True story of three mixed race Aboriginal girls who walk home across the breadth of Australia.
Something To Remind Me (Toter Mann) (Country: Germany; Year: 2001; Director: Christian Petzold; Writer: Christian Petzold; Stars: Nina Hoss, Andre Hennicke, Sven Pippig, Kathrin Angerer, Heinrich Schmieder, Franziska Trogner, Henning Peker, Michael Gerber)
Expertly constructed thriller in the tradition of Hitchcock and Chabrol.
Sleuth (Country: US; Year: 2007; Director: Kenneth Branagh; Writer: Harold Pinter, adapted from the play by Anthony Shaffer.; Stars: Michael Caine, Jude Law, Harold Pinter), Official Site
A young man visits the husband of the woman he loves to demand that he give her a divorce - but which of them is the predator and which the prey?
Something To Remind Me Something To Remind Me
Something To Remind Me and 2001: A Space Odyssey
The State I'm In (Die Innere Sicherheit) (Country: Germany; Year: 2000; Director: Christian Petzold; Writer: Christian Petzold, Harun Farocki; Stars: Julia Hummer, Barbara Auer, Richy Muller, Bilge Bingul, Gunther Maria Halmer, Katharina Schuttler)
Old revolutionaries still on the run flee from Portugal to Germany with their teenage daughter.
Vexille (Country: Japan; Year: 2007; Director: Fumihiko Sori; Writer: Haruka Handa, Fumihiko Sori; Stars: Voices of Meisa Kuroki, Shosuke Tanihara, Yasuko Matsuyuki, Tetsuya Kakihara, Toshiyuki Morikawa, Akio Ôtsuka, Romi Pak, Takahiro Sakurai), Official Site
In 2077, Japan’s secretive, advanced bio-technology could pose an unimaginable threat.
War, Love, God & Madness (War, Love, God And Madness) (Country: UK, Iraq, Netherlands, Palestine, Sweden; Year: 2008; Director: Mohamed Al-Daradji), Official Site
A disturbing journey into Iraq, documenting the making of Ahlaam.
XXY (Country: Argentina, France, Spain; Year: 2007; Director: Lucía Puenzo; Writer: Lucía Puenzo; Stars: Inés Efron, Ricardo Darín, Valeria Bertuccelli, Martín Piroyansky, Germán Palacios, Lucas Escariz, Luciano Nóbile, Carolina Pelleritti)
Coming of age drama about an intersex teen.
Yella (Country: Germany; Year: 2007; Director: Christian Petzold; Writer: Simone Baer, Christian Petzold; Stars: Nina Hoss, Devid Striesow, Hinnerk Schönemann, Burghart Klaußner, Barbara Auer, Christian Redl, Selin Bademsoy, Wanja Mues, Michael Wittenborn, Martin Brambach, Joachim Nimtz)
Metaphysical thriller about a woman trying to escape her past and build a future.
In Bruges In Bruges
In Bruges and The Last Mistress
You, The Living (Du Levande) (Country: Sweden, Germany, France, Denmark, Norway; Year: 2007; Director: Roy Andersson; Writer: Roy Andersson; Stars: Jessika Lundberg, Elisabet Helander, Björn Englund, Eric Bäckman, Leif Larsson, Ollie Olson, Kemal Sener), Official Site, Trailer
Surreal, dreamlike, and darkly comic sketches about life and death.

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