Cambridge Film Festival 2007
Paprika Paprika
Paprika and Lunacy
As You Like It (Country: US, UK; Year: 2006; Director: Kenneth Branagh; Writer: William Shakespeare, adapted for the screen by Kenneth Branagh; Stars: Brian Blessed, Bryce Dallas Howard, Romola Garai, Adrian Lester, David Oyelowo, Alfred Molina, Kevin Kline, Richard Briers), Official Site
A banished duke and a young nobleman, Orlando, seek refuge in the Forest of Arden. The duke's daughter, in love with Orlando, pursues him disguised as a boy and devises a test for his love.
Azur & Asmar: The Princes' Quest (Azur And Asmar: The Princes' Quest, Azur Et Asmar) (Country: France, Belgium, Spain; Year: 2006; Director: Michel Ocelot; Writer: Michel Ocelot; Stars: Steven Kyman, Nigel Pilkington, Suzanna Nour, Nigel Lambert, Leopold Benedict, Frederick Benedict, Imogen Bailey, Emma Tate, Suzanne David, Sean Barrett, Keith Wickham (English voice cast))
Two young men with a shared past set out to try and rescue an imprisoned Djinn fairy, learning about themselves in the process.
Black Gold (Country: UK, US; Year: 2006; Director: Marc Francis, Nick Francis; Writer: Lisa Ko, Eric Martin; Stars: Terrence Howard)
A documentary examining the inequities of the coffee trade.
Casino Royale (James Bond 21) (Country: US/UK/Czech Republic; Year: 2006; Director: Martin Campbell; Writer: Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, Paul Haggis, based on the novel by Iam Fleming; Stars: Daniel Craig, Eva Green, Mads Mikkelsen, Judi Dench, Jeffrey Wright, Giancarlo Giannini, Caterina Murino, Simon Abkarian, Isaach De Bankole, Jesper Christensen, Ivana Milicevic)
James Bond earns his double zero status and relaxes at the poker table with a mass murderer.
Charlotte's Web (Country: US; Year: 2006; Director: Gary Winick; Writer: Susannah Grant, Karey Kirkpatrick, based on the novel by E B White; Stars: Dakota Fanning, Siobhan Fallon, Gary Basaraba, Kevin Anderson, Essie Davis, voices of Sam Shepard, Julia Roberts, Dominic Scott Kay, Robert Redford, Steve Buscemi, Thomas Haden Church, John Cleese, Oprah Winfrey, Reba McEntire, Kathy Bates, Cedric The Entertainer, Andre Benjamin, Abraham Benrubi)
The farmer's daughter and a talkative spider try to save the life of the smallest piglet in the barn.
Charlotte's Web Charlotte's Web
Charlotte's Web and I Have Never Forgotten You - The Life And Legacy Of Simon Wiesenthal
The Cloud (Die Wolke) (Country: Germany; Year: 2006; Director: Gregor Schnitzler; Writer: Marco Kreuzpaintner, Jane Ainscough, based on the novel by Gudrun Pausewang; Stars: Paula Kalenberg, Franz Dinda, Hans-Laurin Beyerling, Carina N. Wiese, Jennifer Ulrich, Claire Oelkers, Tom Wlaschiha, Karl Kranzkowski, Josefine Merkatz, Nikita Kuhlen, Richy Müller)
A girl tries to take her brother to safety after an accident at a nuclear power plant.
Clubland (Introducing The Dwights) (Country: Australia; Year: 2007; Director: Cherie Nowlan; Writer: Keith Thompson; Stars: Brenda Blethyn, Emma Booth, Peter Callan, Khan Chittenden, Brendan Clearkin, Russell Dykstra, Rebecca Gibney, Frankie J. Holden, Philip Quast, Katie Wall, Richard Wilson)
Comedy performer finds growing old is a funny business.
A Crude Awakening: The Oil Crash (Country: Switzerland; Year: 2006; Director: Basil Gelpke and Ray McCormack)
A documentary exploring the oil industry and its impact on the world economy.
Daft Punk's Electroma (Country: UK; Year: 2007; Director: Thomas Bangalter, Guy-Manuel De Homem-Christo; Writer: Bangalter, Homem-Christo, Cedric Hervet, Paul Hahn; Stars: Peter Hurteau, Michael Reich), Official Site
Two robots' quest to become human.
Disturbia (Country: US; Year: 2007; Director: D J Caruso; Writer: Christopher B Landon, Carl Ellsworth; Stars: Shia LaBeouf, Sarah Roemer, Carrie-Anne Moss, David Morse, Aaron Yoo, Jose Pablo Cantillo, Matt Craven, Viola Davis, Brandon Caruso, Luciano Rauso, Daniel Caruso)
A teenager becomes convinced his neighbour is a serial killer.
Opera Jawa Opera Jawa
Opera Jawa and Last Tango In Paris
Drawing Restraint 9 (Country: US, Japan; Year: 2005; Director: Matthew Barney; Writer: Matthew Barney; Stars: Matthew Barney, Björk)
An experimental art film exploring Japanese traditions.
Eagle vs Shark (Country: New Zealand; Year: 2007; Director: Taika Cohen; Writer: Taika Cohen; Stars: Loren Horsley, Jemaine Clement, David Fane, Chelsie Preston-Crayford, Tanea Heke, Taika Cohen)
Socially awkward adventures in love.
El Violin (The Violin) (Country: Mexico; Year: 2006; Director: Francisco Vargas Quevedo; Writer: Francisco Vargas Quevedo; Stars: Don Angel Tavira, Gerardo Taracena, Dagoberto Gama, Octavio Castro, Mario Garibaldi)
An old violinist tries to help his son's guerrilla faction.
End Of The Line (Country: Canada; Year: 2006; Director: Maurice Devereaux; Writer: Maurice Devereaux; Stars: Ilona Elkin, Nicolas Wright, Robin Wilcock, Joan McBride, Neil Napier, Tim Rozon, Emily Shelton, Danny Blanco, John Vamvas, Nina Fillis, Christine Lan)
Armageddon on the subway.
Evan Almighty (Country: US; Year: 2007; Director: Tom Shadyac; Writer: Steve Oedekerk; Stars: Steve Carell, Morgan Freeman, Lauren Graham, John Goodman, Wanda Sykes, John Michael Higgins, Johnny Simmons, Graham Phillips, Jimmy Bennett)
A US congressman is ordered by God to build an ark in preparation for a great flood. Out to own on DVD from November 26.
Gypsy Caravan: When The Road Bends Gypsy Caravan: When The Road Bends
Gypsy Caravan: When The Road Bends and The Cloud
Flanders (Flandres) (Country: France; Year: 2006; Director: Bruno Dumont; Writer: Bruno Dumont; Stars: Adélaïde Leroux, Samuel Boidin, Henri Cretel, Jean-Marie Bruveart, David Poulain, Patrice Venant)
A young woman goes mad at home whilst the soldier who loves her is surrounded by madness abroad.
Grease (Country: US; Year: 1978; Director: Randal Kleiser; Writer: Bronte Woodard and Allan Carr, based on the musical by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey; Stars: John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing, Jeff Conaway, Michael Tucci, Didi Conn, Kelly Ward, Barry Pearl, Frankie Avalon, Sid Caesar, Jamie Donnelly, Dinah Manoff, Eve Arden)
Cult musical about the romance between a naive Aussie and school stud. Singalong version back in cinemas for Valentine's Day.
Ghosts Of Cité Soleil (Country: Denmark, USA; Year: 2006; Director: Asger Leth and Milos Loncarevic; Writer: Asger Leth; Stars: Winson '2Pac' Jean, Wyclef Jean, James 'Bily' Petit Frère, Éleonore 'Lele' Senlis)
A look at the lives and origins of the young gangsters who control Haiti's shanty towns.
Ghost In The Shell 3: Solid State Society (Kôkaku kidôtai: Stand Alone Complex Solid State Society, Ghost In The Shell: Solid State Society ) (Country: Japan; Year: 2007; Director: Kenji Kamiyama; Writer: Kenji Kamiyama, Shotaro, Yoshiki Sakurai; Stars: Atsuko Tanaka, Osamu Saka, Akio Ohtsuka, Kohichi Yamadera, Yutaka Nakano, Toru Okawa, Takashi Onozuka, Taro Yamaguchi, Sakiko Tamagawa), Official Site
The latest feature length instalment of the renowned anime series.
Gypsy Caravan: When The Road Bends (When the Road Bends: Tales of a Gypsy Caravan) (Country: US; Year: 2006; Director: Jasmine Dellal; Stars: Fanfare Ciocarlia, Taraf de Haidouks, Esma Redzepova, Antonio El Pipa, Johnny Depp, Maharaja)
Documentary following a group of Roma musicians from diverse backgrounds who get together to tour the US.
The Walker The Walker
The Walker and Lady Chatterley
The Hoax (Country: US; Year: 2006; Director: Lasse Hallström; Writer: William Wheeler, based on the book by Clifford Irving.; Stars: Richard Gere, Alfred Molina, Hope Davis, Marcia Gay Harden, Stanley Tucci, Julie Delpy, Eli Wallach)
A writer creates a media sensation with his fake biography of Howard Hughes.
I Have Never Forgotten You - The Life And Legacy Of Simon Wiesenthal (Country: US; Year: 2007; Director: Richard Trank; Writer: Marvin Hier, Richard Trank; Stars: Simon Wiesenthal, Nicole Kidman (voice), Sir Ben Kingsley)
A documentary about famous Nazi-hunter Simon Wiesenthal.
The Killing Of John Lennon (Country: UK; Year: 2006; Director: Andrew Piddington; Writer: Andrew Piddington; Stars: Jonas Ball), Trailer
An exploration of the experiences of Mark Chapman before and after he killed John Lennon.
Lady Chatterley (Country: Belgium, France, UK; Year: 2006; Director: Pascale Ferran; Writer: Roger Bohbot and Pascale Ferran, based on the novel by DH Lawrence.; Stars: Marina Hands, Jean-Louis Coullo'ch, Hippolyte Girardot, Hélène Alexandridis, Hélène Fillières)
A poetic adaptation of DH Lawrence's classic book about an aristocrat who has an affair with her gamekeeper.
Last Tango In Paris (Ultimo tango a Parigi, Le Dernier Tango à Paris) (Country: Italy, France; Year: 1972; Director: Bernardo Bertolucci; Writer: Bernardo Bertolucci; Stars: Marlon Brando, Maria Schneider, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Maria Michi)
Two strangers meet in a empty apartment and begin a passionate but anonymous affair.
Disturbia Disturbia
Disturbia and Azur & Asmar: The Princes' Quest
Longing (Sehnsucht) (Country: Germany; Year: 2006; Director: Valeska Grisebach; Writer: Valeska Grisebach; Stars: Andreas Müller, Ilka Welz, Anett Dornbusch)
A volunteer firefighter who witnesses the aftermath of a car crash finds his life turned upside down by an obscure, destructive longing.
Lunacy (Sileni) (Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia; Year: 2005; Director: Jan Svankmajer; Writer: Jan Svankmajer, freely adapted from the writings of Edgar Allan Poe and the Marquis de Sade; Stars: Pavel Liska, Jan Tríska, Anna Geislerová, Martin Huba, Jaroslav Dusek, Pavel Novy, Stano Danciak, Jirí Krytinár, Jan Svankmajer, Iva Littmanová, Katerina Ruzicková, Katerina Valachová)
Horror film addresses madness, both in and out of the asylum.
Macbeth (Country: Australia; Year: 2006; Director: Geoffrey Wright; Writer: Victoria Hill, based on the play by William Shakespeare; Stars: Sam Worthington, Victoria Hill, Lachy Hulme, Gary Sweet, Steve Bastoni, Matt Doran)
Shakespeare's classic tale relocated in modern urban Melbourne.
Moliere (Molière) (Country: France; Year: 2007; Director: Laurent Tirard; Writer: Laurent Tirard, Grégoire Vigneron; Stars: Romain Duris, Fabrice Luchini, Laura Morante, Edouard Baer, Ludivine Sagnier, Fanny Valette)
An imaginative look at the 'lost' months of playwright Molière's life, in the style of one of his plays.
Motel Hell (Country: US; Year: 1980; Director: Kevin Connor; Writer: Robert Jaffe, Steven-Charles Jaffe; Stars: Rory Calhoun, Paul Linke, Nancy Parsons, Nina Axelrod, Wolfman Jack)
A man famous for his smoked meats buries unwary travellers alive and fattens them up...
South - Sir Ernest Shackleton's Glorious Epic of the Antarctic South - Sir Ernest Shackleton's Glorious Epic of the Antarctic
South - Sir Ernest Shackleton's Glorious Epic of the Antarctic and Tales From Earthsea
Opera Jawa (Requiem from Java) (Country: Indonesia; Year: 2006; Director: Garin Nugroho; Writer: Aramantono, Garin Nugroho; Stars: Martinus Miroto, Artika Sari Devi, Eko Supriyanto, Retno Maruti, Jecko Siompo Pui, Slamet Gundono)
A traditional Indonesian tale of love and tragedy recounted through the medium of dance.
Paprika (Country: Japan; Year: 2006; Director: Satoshi Kon; Writer: Seishi Minakami, Satoshi Kon, based on the novel by Yasutaka Tsutsui; Stars: Megumi Hayashibara, Tôru Furuya)
A dream machine is stolen, leading to people being unable to distinguish reality from fiction.
Pool Of Princesses (Prinzessinnenbad) (Country: Germany; Year: 2007; Director: Bettina Blümner)
Three 15-year-old girls talk about their lives.
Private Fears In Public Places (Coeurs) (Country: France, Italy; Year: 2006; Director: Alain Resnais; Writer: Jean-Michel Ribes, based on the play by Alan Ayckbourn.; Stars: Sabine Azéma, Lambert Wilson, André Dussollier, Pierre Arditi, Laura Morante, Isabelle Carré)
Several interconnected people search for emotional fulfillment during a Parisian winter.
The Queen (Country: UK, France, Italy; Year: 2006; Director: Stephen Frears; Writer: Peter Morgan; Stars: Helen Mirren, Michael Sheen, James Cromwell, Sylvia Syms, Alex Jennings, Helen McCrory, Roger Allam, Tim McMullan, Douglas Reith, Robin Soans, Lola Peploe)
The experiences of Queen Elizabeth II after the death of Princess Diana.
The Seventh Seal The Seventh Seal
The Seventh Seal and As You Like It
Sherrybaby (Country: US; Year: 2005; Director: Laurie Collyer; Writer: Laurie Collyer; Stars: Maggie Gyllenhaal, Brad William Henke, Giancarlo Esposito, Sam Bottoms, Ryan Simpkins, Kate Burton, Bridget Barkan, Danny Trejo)
An optimistic ex-convict tries to rebuild her life.
The Singer (Quand j'étais Chanteur) (Country: France; Year: 2006; Director: Xavier Giannoli; Writer: Xavier Giannoli; Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Cécile De France, Mathieu Amalric, Christine Citti, Patrick Pineau, Alain Chanone, Christophe)
A nightclub singer falls in love with a much younger woman.
Soft (Country: UK; Year: 2007; Director: Simon Ellis; Writer: Simon Ellis; Stars: Jonny Phillips, Matthew O'Shea, Michael Socha), Official Site
Youth Gang Terrorises Suburbia. Winner of European Film Academy Short Film Prix UIP.
South - Sir Ernest Shackleton's Glorious Epic of the Antarctic (In The Grip Of Polar Ice, Shackleton's Expedition To The Antarctic, Southward On The Queste) (Country: UK; Year: 1919; Director: Frank Hurley; Writer: Luke McKernan, Kelly Tyler)
Footage from Shackleton's expedition.
The Seventh Seal (Det Sjunde Inseglet) (Country: Sweden; Year: 1957; Director: Ingmar Bergman; Writer: Ingmar Bergman; Stars: Max von Sydow, Gunnar Bjornstrand, Bengt Ekorot, Nils Poppe, Bibi Andersson)
Bergman classic about a knight who plays chess with death. Out on re-release.
Ghost In The Shell 3: Solid State Society Ghost In The Shell 3: Solid State Society
Ghost In The Shell 3: Solid State Society and End Of The Line
The Sound Of Music (Country: US; Year: 1965; Director: Robert Wise; Writer: Howard Lindsay, Russel Crouse, Ernest Lehman, based on the book by Maria Augusta Trapp; Stars: Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker, Charmian Carr, Richard Haydn, Peggy Wood, Heather Menzies, Anna Lee, Portia Nelson, Ben Wright), Trailer
Julie Andrews climbs every mountain in the record-breaking World War II-ish musical.
Tales From Earthsea (Gedo Senki) (Country: Japan; Year: 2006; Director: Goro Miyazaki; Writer: Goro Miyazaki, based on the Earthsea fantasy series by Ursula K Le Guin.; Stars: Junichi Okada, Aoi Teshima, Bunta Sugawara, Yûko Tanaka, Teruyuki Kagawa, Jun Fubuki), Official Site
A young prince is caught up in a titanic struggle of sorcerers.
Taxidermia (Country: Hungary, Austria, France; Year: 2006; Director: György Pálfi; Writer: György Pálfi, Lajos Parti Nagy, Zsófia Ruttkay; Stars: Csaba Czene, Gergely Trócsányi, Piroska Molnár, Adél Stanczel, Marc Bischoff, Gábor Máté, Zoltán Koppány, Géza D. Hegedüs, Erwin Leder, Géza Balkay, Attila Balogh)
Three generations of grotesque goings on in Hungary.
Transylvania (Country: France; Year: 2006; Director: Tony Gatlif; Writer: Tony Gatlif; Stars: Asia Argento, Amira Casar, Birol Ünel, Alexandra Beaujard, Marco Castoldi, Beata Palya, Rares Budelaina, Gabor)
The picaresque adventures of a pregnant Italian in rural Romania.
The Walker (Country: US, UK; Year: 2007; Director: Paul Schrader; Writer: Paul Schrader; Stars: Woody Harrelson, Kristin Scott Thomas, Lauren Bacall, Moritz Bleibtreu, Ned Beatty, Mary Beth Hurt, Lily Tomlin, Willem Dafoe)
Investigating a murder mystery, a sophisticated male escort discovers some unexpected things about himself.
We Shall Overcome We Shall Overcome
We Shall Overcome and Sherrybaby
We Shall Overcome (Drømmen) (Country: Denmark; Year: 2006; Director: Niels Arden Oplev; Writer: Niels Arden Oplev, Steen Bille; Stars: Janus Dissing Rathke, Bent Mejding, Anders W. Berthelsen, Sarah Juel Werner, Peter Hesse Overgaard, Anne-Grethe Bjarup Riis, Jens Jørn Spottag)
A boy takes on the school establishment in Sixties Denmark.
Waitress (Country: USA; Year: 2007; Director: Adrienne Shelly; Writer: Adrienne Shelly; Stars: Keri Russell, Cheryl Hines, Adrienne Shelly, Nathan Fillion, Jeremy Sisto, Andy Griffith, Eddie Jemison, Lew Temple, Darby Stanchfield, Heidi Sulzman, Lauri Johnson), Official Site
Offbeat comedy about the trials and tribulations of an unhappily married waitress in small-town America.
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