Bradford International Film Festival 2011

Premieres and previews of new cinema from around the world,

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A Marine Story A Marine Story
A Marine Story and The Red Machine
13 Assassins (Jûsan-nin no shikaku) (Country: Japan, UK; Year: 2010; Director: Takashi Miike; Writer: Kaneo Ikegami, Takashi Miike, Daisuke Tengan; Stars: Kôji Yakusho, Takayuki Yamada, Yûsuke Iseya, Gorô Inagaki, Masachika Ichimura, Mikijiro Hira, Hiroki Matsukata, Ikki Sawamura, Arata Furuta, Tsuyoshi Ihara, Masataka Kubota, Sosuke Takaoka, Seiji Rokkaku, Yûma Ishigaki, Kôen Kondô), Official Site, Trailer
A retired samurai has to assemble a squad of assassins and set a town-sized trap.
As If I Am Not There (Country: Ireland, Bosnia; Year: 2010; Director: Juanita Wilson; Stars: Natasa Petrovic, Stellan Skarsgård, Fedja Stukan, Nikolina Kujaca, Zvezda Angelovska, Jasna Diklic, Katina Ivanova, Sanja Buric,), Official Site
A schoolteacher suffers brutality at the hands of Serb soldiers during the Bosnian War.
Blooded (Country: UK; Year: 2011; Director: Edward Boase; Writer: James Walker; Stars: Nick Ashdon, Oliver Boot, Tracy Ifeachor, Joseph Kloska, Jay Taylor, Cicely Tennant)
Five youngsters are kidnapped and forced into a deadly game where the hunters become the hunted.
Boris Ryzhy (Country: Netherlands; Year: 2008; Director: Aliona Van der Horst)
A documentary exploring the life of russian poet Boris Ryzhy.
Cave Of Forgotten Dreams (Caves of Forgotten Dreams) (Year: 2010; Director: Werner Herzog; Writer: Werner Herzog; Stars: Charles Fathy, Werner Herzog)
An exploration of the Chauvet caves in Southern France where the oldest known human paintings can be found.
Meek's Cutoff Meek's Cutoff
Meek's Cutoff and 13 Assassins
The Christening (Chrzest) (Country: Poland; Year: 2010; Director: Marcin Wrona; Writer: Dariusz Glazer, Grzegorz Jankowski, Grazyna Trela; Stars: Iwona Bielska, Krzysztof Czeczot, Andrzej Franczyk, Robert Jurczyga, Mikolaj Kalucki, Zbigniew Konopka, Michal Koterski, Ireneusz Koziol, Ola Radwanska, Slawomir Rokita, Natalia Rybicka, Tomasz Schuchardt, Pawel Tomaszewski, Adam Woronowicz, Wojciech Zielinski), Official Site
Loosely based on a true story, a Polish man tries to escape his criminal past... the only problem being that the mafia are out to kill him.
Congo In Four Acts (Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo, South Africa; Year: 2010; Director: Dieudo Hamadi, Kiripi Katembo Siku, Divita Wa Lusala)
Portmanteau look at the turbulent African country.
Curling (Country: Canada; Year: 2010; Director: Denis Côté; Writer: Denis Côté; Stars: Emmanuel Bilodeau, Philomène Bilodeau, Roc LaFortune, Sophie Desmarais, Johanne Haberlin, Muriel Dutil, Anie-Pascale Robitaille, Yves Trudel), Official Site
Examination of the relationship between a Quebecois father and daughter.
Dance To The Spirits (Dansa als esperits) (Country: Spain; Year: 2010; Director: Ricardo Íscar; Writer: Daria Esteva, Ricardo Íscar, Lluís Mallart; Stars: Mba Owona)
Documentary focusing on traditional medical practices in a remote area of Cameroon.
Deforce (Country: US; Year: 2010; Director: Daniel Falconer; Writer: Daniel Falconer, Andrew Rodney; Stars: Nelson Jones), Official Site
A look at the social and economic problems faced by Detroit.
Viva Riva! Viva Riva!
Viva Riva! and How I Ended This Summer
Elsewhere (La tête ailleurs) (Country: France; Year: 2010; Director: Frédéric Pelle; Writer: Laurent Graff, Frédéric Pelle; Stars: Nicolas Abraham, Frans Boyer, Léna Breban, Anaïs Demoustier, Philippe Duquesne, Jean-François Gallotte, Jade Phan-Gia, Pierre Renverseau)
A casino dealer dreams of a different life... but does he have the will to make a move?
Essential Killing (Year: 2010; Director: Jerzy Skolimowski; Writer: Eva Piaskowska, Jerzy Skolimowski; Stars: Vincent Gallo, Emmanuelle Seigner, Stig Frode Henriksen, Nicolai Cleve Broch, David L. Price, Zach Cohen, Torgrim Ødegård, Varg Strande, Eirik Daleng, Phillip Goss, Lars Markus Verpeide Bakke, Niklas Nygaard, Tracy Spencer Shipp, Dariusz Juzyszyn, Thomas Berg)
An interrogated man goes on the run.
Fanny, Annie And Danny (Fanny, Annie & Danny) (Country: US; Year: 2010; Director: Chris Brown; Writer: Chris Brown; Stars: Jill Pixley, Carlye Pollack, Jonathan Leveck, Colette Keen, George Killingsworth, Nick Frangione, Don Schwartz), Official Site
Three troubled adult siblings are brought together by their horrific mother for the Christmas holiday.
Greenwashers (Country: US; Year: 2010; Director: Bret Malley; Stars: Scot Case, Andrew Havenhand, Bret Malley, Bill McKibben, Kelli Pennington)
Examining the complex issues surrounding the practice of greenwash: misleading consumers regarding the environmental benefits of a product or business has become a new marketing standard.
Guilty Pleasures (Country: UK; Year: 2010; Director: Julie Moggan)
A documentary about a convention for romance novel enthusiasts who dream of making the Mills & Boone story come true.
Point Blank Point Blank
Point Blank and Boris Ryzhy
Honey (Bal) (Country: Turkey, Germany; Year: 2010; Director: Semih Kaplanoglu; Writer: Semih Kaplanoglu, Orçun Köksal; Stars: Erdal Besikçioglu, Tülin Özen, Alev Uçarer, Bora Altas)
Examination of the bond between a little boy, the forest and his beekeeper dad.
How I Ended This Summer (Kak Ya Provel Etim Letom, How I Ended The Summer) (Country: Russia; Year: 2010; Director: Aleksei Popogrebsky; Writer: Aleksei Popogrebsky; Stars: Grigoriy Dobrygin, Sergei Puskepalis)
A youngster on a remote Arctic research station engages in a series of deadly deceptions.
Im Schatten (Country: Germany; Year: 2010; Director: Thomas Arslan; Writer: Thomas Arslan; Stars: Misel Maticevic, Rainer Bock, Uwe Bohm, Karoline Eichhorn, Timo Jacobs, Peter Kurth, Jörg Malchow, David Scheller, André Szymanski, Hanns Zischler, Albrecht Hirche, Lutz Heyden, Stefan Tiede, Claudio Stapane, Aaron Raabe)
A freshly released criminal plans one last heist.
Kick-Off (Country: Austria; Year: 2010; Director: Hüseyin Tabak; Stars: Orhan Yildirim, Johann Kovacs, Serkan Yavuz, Gilbert Prilasnig), Official Site
Documentary looks at those selected to represent Austria at the Homeless World Cup.
Killing Kasztner (Killing Kasztner: The Jew Who Dealt With Nazis) (Country: US; Year: 2008; Director: Gaylen Ross; Writer: Andy Cohen, Gaylen Ross), Official Site
Examining whether the controversial man who negotiated with Adolf Eichmann in a bid to preserve the lives of 1600 Hungarian Jews.
Cave Of Forgotten Dreams Cave Of Forgotten Dreams
Cave Of Forgotten Dreams and Honey
The Last Report On Anna (Utolsó jelentés Annáról) (Country: Hungary; Year: 2009; Director: Márta Mészáros; Writer: Márta Mészáros, Éva Pataki; Stars: Enikö Eszenyi, Ernõ Fekete, Zsuzsa Czinkóczi, Beata Fudalej, György Cserhalmi, Gabriella Hámori, Adél Kováts, Tibor Gáspár, Zoltán Seress, Juli Básti, Gábor Máté, Tibor Szilágyi, Frigyes Hollósi, Jákob Ladányi, Lili Monori)
A look at the role of secret informants in Seventies Hungary.
Magnet Man (Czlowiek magnes) (Country: Poland; Year: 2001; Director: Marcin Wrona; Writer: Marcin Wrona; Stars: Ewa Kasprzyk, Zdzislaw Wardejn)
Partly inspired by the life of the writer/director's father – a famous “bio-energo-therapist” who used magnets to cure various maladies – Magnet Man combines various sources of real and fictional footage to create a rapid-fire meditation on family dynamics.
A Marine Story (Country: US; Year: 2010; Director: Ned Farr; Writer: Ned Farr; Stars: Dreya Weber, Paris P Pickard, Christine Mourad)
A highly capable soldier who is quietly dismissed after it's discovered she's a lesbian takes on the training of a troubled local teenager who wants to join up.
Matching Jack (Country: Australia; Year: 2010; Director: Nadia Tass; Writer: Lynne Renew, David Parker; Stars: Jacinda Barrett, Richard Roxburgh, Tom Russell, James Nesbitt, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Yvonne Strahovski, Colin Friels, Julia Blake, Marg Downey, Daniela Farinacci, Alexandra Schepisi, Nicole Gulasekharam, Krista Vendy, Jane Allsop, Jacinta Stapleton)
After her son is taken ill, a woman tries to find a way to get a positive outcome from her husband's infidelities.
Meek's Cutoff (Country: US; Year: 2010; Director: Kelly Reichardt; Writer: Jonathan Raymond; Stars: Paul Dano, Bruce Greenwood, Shirley Henderson, Neal Huff, Zoe Kazan, Tommy Nelson, Will Patton, Rod Rondeaux, Michelle Williams)
Drama tracks a wagon train on the 1840s Oregon Trail.
As If I Am Not There As If I Am Not There
As If I Am Not There and My Flesh My Blood
Modra (Country: Canada, Slovakia; Year: 2010; Director: Ingrid Veninger; Writer: Ingrid Veninger; Stars: Hallie Switzer, Alexander Gammal, Mathieu Chesneau, Branislav Dugovic, Cyril Dugovic, Imrich Dugovic, Jan Dugovic, Martin Dugovic, Elena Dugovicova, Marta Dugovicova, Mark Holec, Hugh Mater, Eva Mikytova, Jozefina Ochabova, Katka Pavlikova), Official Site
Young love blossoms on a summer trip.
Mount Bayo (Cerro Bayo) (Country: Argentina; Year: 2010; Director: Victoria Galardi; Writer: Victoria Galardi; Stars: Eugenia Alonso, Guillermo Arengo, Juan Barberini, Adriana Barraza, Elisa Carricajo, Inés Efron, Adela Gleijer, Marcela Kloosterboer, Verónica Llinás, Nahuel Pérez Biscayart, Nicolas Silberg)
The lives of a family in a Patagonian village are irrevocably changed after the matriarch attempts suicide.
My Flesh My Blood (Moja Krew) (Country: Poland; Year: 2009; Director: Marcin Wrona; Stars: Eryk Lubos, Luu De Ly, Wojciech Zielinski, Marek Piotrowski, Joanna Pokojska, Ngoc Hai Bui, Magda Szeplik, Krzysztof Kolberger, Malgorzata Zajaczkowska)
A brain damaged boxer searches for love.
A Night For Dying Tigers (Country: Canada; Year: 2010; Director: Terry Miles; Writer: Terry Miles; Stars: Jennifer Beals, Gil Bellows, Lauren Lee Smith, Tygh Runyan, Kathleen Robertson, John Pyper-Ferguson, Leah Gibson, Sarah Lind, Jessica Heafey, Lars Anderson, Audrey Braun, Daniel Cudmore, Agam Darshi, Geoff Gustafson, Viv Leacock)
A family meet on the night before a man is due to be jailed for five years, exposing cracks in their relationships.
Oranges And Sunshine (Country: UK, Australia; Year: 2010; Director: Jim Loach; Writer: Rona Munro; Stars: Hugo Weaving, Emily Watson, David Wenham)
A social worker struggles to reunite families after discovering the (real life) scandalous deportation of British children to other Commonwealth countries, which often resulted in abuse.
Essential Killing Essential Killing
Essential Killing and Oranges And Sunshine
Outside The Law: Stories From Guantanamo (Country: UK; Year: 2009; Director: Polly Nash, Andy Worthington), Official Site
Documentary, revealing stories of British detainees at the controversial jail.
Point Blank (À Bout Portant) (Country: France; Year: 2010; Director: Fred Cavayé; Writer: Fred Cavayé, Guillaume Lemans; Stars: Gilles Lellouche, Roschdy Zem, Elena Anaya, Gérard Lanvin)
An ordinary nurse defies all odds to help an injured gangster escape from the hospital where he works in order to save his kidnapped, pregnant wife.
Le Quattro Volte (Country: Italy, Germany, Switzerland; Year: 2010; Director: Michelangelo Frammartino; Writer: Michelangelo Frammartino; Stars: Giuseppe Fuda, Bruno Timpano, Nazareno Timpano), Official Site
A shepherd find himself in the bodies of a baby goat, a tree and a lump of coal as his soul makes its final journey.
Reuniting the Rubins (Country: UK; Year: 2010; Director: Yoav Factor; Writer: Yoav Factor; Stars: Rhona Mitra, Timothy Spall, James Callis, Honor Blackman, Hugh O'Conor, Blake Harrison, Rita Davies, Loo Brealey, Theo Stevenson, Chris Wilson, Amy Steel, Asier Newman, Rez Kempton, Claudia Coulter, Alison Pargeter)
A lawyer is forced to abandon a dream trip to fulfil his mother's wish of reconciling his estranged adult children.
The Red Machine (Country: US; Year: 2009; Director: Stephanie Argy, Alec Boehm; Writer: Stephanie Argy, Alec Boehm; Stars: Lee Perkins, Donal Thoms-Cappello, Meg Brogan, Mo Byrnes, Eddie Lee, Madoka)
A young thief is persuaded to help a US government agency steal a Japanese encryption device on the eve of war.
Guilty Pleasures Guilty Pleasures
Guilty Pleasures and Le Quattro Volte
Sailor (Country: Poland; Year: 2010; Director: Norman Leto)
Described as "a genuine one-off" by festival programmers.
Seesaw (Country: Japan; Year: 2010; Director: Keihiro Kanyama; Writer: Keihiro Kanyama; Stars: Keihiro Kanyama, Maki Murakami, Keigo Oka, Sora), Official Site
Trouble brews for a young couple.
Traces Of A Diary (Country: Portugal, Japan; Year: 2010; Director: Marco Martins, André Príncipe)
Documentary portrait of six Japanese artists.
Vespa (Country: Hungary, Serbia; Year: 2010; Director: Diana Groó; Writer: Diana Groó, Iván Szabó; Stars: György Bajomi Nagy, Rodrigó Balogh, Rudolf Balogh, Krisztina Erdélyi, Kristina Erdely, Zénó Kárász, László Kassai, Gábor Nagypál, Júlia Nyakó, Kata Petõ, János Puporka, Gábor Róbert, Simon Szabó, Sándor Tóth)
A young boy goes on a big trip to claim a prize Vespa bike.
Viva Riva! (Country: Democratic Republic Of The Congo; Year: 2010; Director: Djo Tunda Wa Munga; Writer: Djo Tunda Wa Munga; Stars: Patsha Bay, Manie Malone, Hoji Fortuna, Diplome Amekindra)
A Kinshasa hustler hatches a scheme to steal a lucrative stash of petrol, but his lust for the wife of a notorious crime boss might bring more trouble than he's prepared for.
Mount Bayo Mount Bayo
Mount Bayo and Reuniting the Rubins
When We Leave (Die Fremde) (Country: Germany; Year: 2010; Director: Feo Aladag; Writer: Feo Aladag; Stars: Sibel Kekilli, Nizam Schiller, Derya Alabora, Settar Tanriogen, Serhad Can, Almila Bagriacik, Tamer Yigit, Alwara Höfels, Florian Lukas, Blanca Apilanez Fernandez, Mustafa Jouni, Aram Arami, Ufuk Bayraktar, Edin Hasanovic, Nursel Köse)
hen young Turkish-German woman Umay can no longer stand her husband’s ill-treatment, she flees from Istanbul with her five-year-old son into the arms of her family in Berlin. But love, affection, and loyalty soon become irrelevant as they struggle to reconcile Umay’s willful self-determination with the social system that governs their lives.
Wonderful Summer (Cudowne lato) (Country: Poland; Year: 2011; Director: Ryszard Brylski; Writer: Wojciech Lepianka, Agata Nowak; Stars: Katarzyna Figura, Marek Kasprzyk, Marcin Luczak, Cezary Lukaszewicz, Antoni Pawlicki, Helena Sujecka, Jerzy Trela, Bronislaw Wroclawski)
Coming of age comedy sees a young girl get advice from the ghost of her mum.
The World According To Ion B (Lumea vazuta de Ion B) (Country: Romania; Year: 2009; Director: Alexander Nanau; Writer: Alexander Nanau; Stars: Ion Barladeanu), Official Site
Portrait of "outsider artist" Ion Barladeanu.
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