Morvern Callar and Australian Rules
8 Women (8 Femmes)
(Country: France; Year: 2001; Director: Francois Ozon; Writer: Francois Ozon, Marina de Van, based on the play by Robert Thomas; Stars: Danielle Darrieux, Catherine Deneuve, Isabelle Huppert, Fanny Ardant, Virginie Ledoyen, Emmanuelle Beart, Ludivine Sagnier, Firmine Richard)
Eight women, one body and a house full of lies.
Abouna (Our Father)
(Country: Chad/France; Year: 2002; Director: Mahamat Saleh Haroun; Writer: Mahamat Saleh Haroun; Stars: Ahidjo Mahamat Moussa, Hamza Moctar Aguid, Zara Haroun, Mounira Khalil, Koulsy Lamko, Garba Issa)
Two brothers from Chad are affected in different ways when their father leaves home.
(Country: Australia; Year: 2002; Director: Paul Goldman; Writer: Phillip Gwynne, based on his novel, Deadly Unna; Stars: Nathan Phillips, Simon
Westaway, Lisa Flanagan, Luke
Carroll, Kevin Harrington, Tom
Racial tension hides beneath the
surface of a tidy Australian fishing
All Or Nothing
(Country: UK; Year: 2002; Director: Mike Leigh; Writer: Mike Leigh; Stars: Timothy Spall, Lesley Manville, Ruth Sheen, James Corden, Marion Bailey, Alison Garland, Paul Jesson, Kathryn Hunter, Sally Hawkins, Helen Coker)
Mike Leigh investigates the sad, heartfelt lives of high-rise South Londoners.
July Rhapsody and Just A Kiss
(Country: Italy; Year: 2002; Director: Roberta Torre; Writer: Roberta Torre; Stars: Donatella Finocchiaro, Andrea Di
Stefano, Mario Pupella, Erasmo
Lobello, Tony Gambino, Matteo
Gulino, Maria Mistretta,
Tale of star-crossed lovers in
Mafiosi world of Sicily.
(Country: Germany; Year: 2002; Director: Christopher Roth; Writer: Moritz Von Uslar; Stars: Frank Giering, Vadim Glowna, Laura Maori Tonke, Birge Schade, Daniel Krauss)
German jailbird lashes out at society with a series of uninteresting attacks and confusing exploits.
(Country: USA; Year: 2002; Director: Paul Hough; Stars: "The Lizard", "Chaos", "Scar", "Heartless", "The Retarded Butcher")
A shockingly graphic documentary about the backyard wrestling phenomenon.
(Country: Switzerland; Year: 2001; Director: Vadim Jendreyko; Stars: Bashkim Berisha, Riza Berisha, Djka Berisha)
A young Kosovan kick boxer and his family try to explain his rage and frustration.
Baadasssss Cinema and The Trespasser
(Country: UK/US; Year: 2002; Director: Isaac Julien; Stars: Samuel L Jackson, Pam Grier, Melvin Van Peebles, Quentin Tarantino)
Documentary about the 1970s blaxploitation films.
(Country: Germany/UK/US; Year: 2001; Director: Gregor Jordan; Writer: Gregor Jordan, Eric Axel Weiss, Nora MacCoby, based on the novel by Robert O'Connor; Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Ed Harris, Anna Paquin, Scott Glenn, Elizabeth McGovern, Michael Pena, Leon Robinson)
Cynical depiction of life as a US soldier in Germany, 1989.
Bundy (Ted Bundy)
(Country: US; Year: 2002; Director: Matthew Bright; Writer: Matthew Bright, Stephen Johnston; Stars: Michael Reilly Burke, Boti Ann Bliss, Stefani Brass, Marina Black, Wayne Morse, Tom Savini)
Biopic of serial killer Ted Bundy.
Her Majesty and Bashkim
(Country: US; Year: 2002; Director: Roger Michell; Writer: Michael Tolkin, Chap Taylor; Stars: Ben Affleck, Samuel L Jackson,
Toni Collette, Sidney Pollack,
William Hurt, Amanda Peet,
An ambitious lawyer and a recovering alcoholic have a bad day in New York after a car crash.
(Country: Germany; Year: 2002; Director: Angela Christlieb, Stephen Kijak)
There, but for the grace of God, go Scorsese, Tarantino, Truffaut and Godard in this documentary about seriously obsessive New York cinephiles.
The Clay Bird (Matir Monia, L'Oiseau d'Argile)
(Country: France/Bangladesh; Year: 2002; Director: Tareque Masud; Writer: Tareque Masud, Catherine Masud; Stars: Nurul Islam Bablu, Russell Farazi, Jayanto Chattopadhyay, Rokeya Prachy)
Life as a Muslim seen through the eyes of Bangledeshis on the verge of civil war.
(Country: Turkey; Year: 2001; Director: Zeki Demirkubuz; Writer: Zeki Demirkubuz; Stars: Taner Birsel, Basak Köklükaya, Iskender Altin, Mirac Eronat, Gulgun Kutlu)
A husband suspects his wife of infidelity and tries to make her confess.
Cry Woman (Ku Qi De Nu Ren)
(Country: China; Year: 2002; Director: Bingjian Liu; Writer: Ja Deng, Bingjian Liu
; Stars: Liao Qin, Wei Xingkun, Zhu
Jiayue, Li Longjun, Wen Ging)
Tough girl hustles work in China
and discovers she has talent as a
professional wailer at funerals.
Every Day God Kisses Us On
The Mouth and The Importance Of Being Earnest
Dark Water (Honogurai Mozu No Soko Kara)
(Country: Japan; Year: 2002; Director: Hideo Nakata; Writer: Yoshihiro Nakamura, Ken-ichi
Suzuki, based on the novel by
Koji Suzuki; Stars: Hitomi Kuroki, Rio Kanno, Mirei
Oguchi, Asami Mizukawa,
Fumiyo Kohinata, Shigemitsu Ogi)
Obvious but effective Japanese
horror from the director and writer
(Country: USA; Year: 2001; Director: Bill Morrison; Writer: Bill Morrison)
Think Mirroball for those who find Mirrorball lightweight.
(Country: Israel; Year: 2001; Director: Anat Even, Ada Ushpiz; Writer: Anat Even, Ada Ushpiz; Stars: Najwa, Nawal, Siham)
Powerful documentary about the life of three Palestinian widows and their families.
A Red Bear and Volcano High
(Country: Norway; Year: 2001; Director: Marius Holst; Writer: Nikolaj Frobenius, Marius Holst,
based on the book by Ingvar
Ambjornsen; Stars: Kim Bodnia, Mikael Persbrandt,
Maria Bonnevie, Thomas
Skarpordet, Tintin Anderzon,
Tord Peterson, Shanti Roney,
Anastasios Soulis, Ulla-Britt
Norman-Olsson, Willy Karlsson)
Secrets from the past are prized open when an ex-con comes to see a couple in the country.
The Eye Of The Day (De Stand Van De Zon, À La Hauteur Du Soleil)
(Country: The Netherlands; Year: 2001; Director: Leonard Retel Helmrich; Writer: Leonard Retel Helmrich, Hetty Naakens-Retel Helmrich; Stars: Rumidja, Dwi, Barkti, Ibu Sum, Tani)
Documentary about an
Indonesian family, trying to
survey the politically turbulent
(Country: USA; Year: 2001; Director: Bill Paxton; Writer: Brent Hanley; Stars: Bill Paxton, Matthew
McConaughey, Powers Boothe,
Matthew O'Leary, Jeremy
Sumpter, Luke Askew)
Bill Paxton’s kids think he’s gone
nutzo in religious thriller about a
serial axe murderer.
(Country: US; Year: 2001; Director: Daisy von Scherler Mayer; Writer: Tracey Jackson; Stars: Heather Graham, Jimi Mistry,
Marisa Tomei, Christine
Baranski, Michael McKean,
Malachy McCourt, Rob Morrow,
Sanjeev Bhaskar, Ajay Naidu,
Dance instructor from Bombay
goes to New York, meets a porn
star and become a sex guru.
Abouna and Tattoo
The Happiness of the Katakuris (Katakuri-ke no Koufuku)
(Country: Japan; Year: 2001; Director: Takashi Miike; Writer: Kikumi Yamagishi; Stars: Kiyoshiro Imawano, Keiko Matsuzaka, Naomi Nishida, Kenji Sawada, Shinji Takeda, Naoto Takenaka, Tetsuro Tamba)
Running a guest house proves
deathly for a family. Just as well
they know a few good songs.
(Country: UK/US; Year: 2002; Director: Damien O’Donnell; Writer: Paul Fraser; Stars: Michael Sheen, Mark Addy, Jim
Carter, Ruth Jones, Celia Imrie,
Jane Robbins, Mark Strong, Paul
Shane, Phillipa Peak, Jade
Big-time loser turns his life
around when he travels to
Blackpool in an effort to win back
his estranged wife.
(Country: New Zealand; Year: 2001; Director: Mark J Gordon; Writer: Mark J Gordon; Stars: Sally Andrews, Anna Sheridan,
Mark Clare, Alison Routledge,
Geoff Snell, Craig Elliott, Patrick
Morrison, Todd Emerson,
Alexander Gandar, Anton
Tennet, Stuart Devenie)
A girl dreams of meeting Queen
Hoover Street Revival
(Country: UK; Year: 2002; Director: Sophie Fiennes; Stars: Bishop Noel Jones)
The goings-on within the 'hood of
South Central LA and their
all-black gospel church.
(Country: Spain; Year: 2001; Director: Juan Carlos Fresnadillo; Writer: Juan Carlos Fresnadillo; Stars: Leonardo Sbaraglia, Eusebio
Poncela, Mónica López, Antonio
Dechent, Max von Sydow,
Guillermo Toledo, Alber Ponte,
Andrea San Vicente, Jesús
Noguero, Ramón Serrada,
If luck is a commodity, it can be bought and sold.
Tadpole and The Cuban Game
The Importance Of Being Earnest
(Country: UK/US; Year: 2002; Director: Oliver Parker; Writer: Oliver Parker, based on the play by Oscar Wilde; Stars: Rupert Everett, Colin Firth,
Frances O'Connor, Reese
Witherspoon, Judi Dench, Tom
Wilkinson, Anna Massey)
Wilde's tale of love and identity
gets saddled with unfortunate
(Country: US; Year: 2002; Director: Christopher Nolan; Writer: Hillary Seitz, based on the script
by Nikolaj Frobenius and Erik
Skjoldbjaeg for Insomnia (1997); Stars: Al Pacino, Robin Williams, Hilary
Swank, Maura Tierney, Martin
Donovan, Nicky Katt, Paul
Al Pacino is an LA detective
come to Alaska to solve a
(Country: France; Year: 2002; Director: Gaspar Noé; Writer: Gaspar Noé; Stars: Monica Bellucci, Vincent Cassel, Albert Dupontel, Philippe Nahon, Jo Prestia, Stephane Drouot)
Brutal story of a violent rape, told
in reverse. Now out to own in
special collectors edition.
(Country: Mexico/Spain; Year: 2002; Director: Carlos Reygadas; Writer: Carlos Reygadas; Stars: Alejandro Ferretis, Magdalene
Flores, Carlos Reygadas,
Barquin, Martin Cerrano,
Rolando Hernandez, Yolanda
Villa, Bernabe Perez, Fernando
Benitez and Claudia Rodriguez.)
Mystery man seeks redemption
and death in Mexico.
One Hour Photo and Balzac And The Little Chinese Seamstress
Just A Kiss
(Country: US; Year: 2001; Director: Fisher Stevens; Writer: Patrick Breen; Stars: Ron Eldard, Kyra Sedgewick,
Patrick Breen, Marisa Tomei,
Marley Shelton, Taye Diggs,
Farcical romance as three
couples become inextricably
entwined due to wanderlust.
The Last Great Wilderness
(Country: UK; Year: 2002; Director: David Mackenzie; Writer: Michael Tait, Alistair Mackenzie,
David Mackenzie, Gillian Berrie; Stars: Alistair Mackenzie, Jonny
Phillips, Victoria Smurfit, David
Hayman, Ewan Stewart, Ford
Kiernan, Sheila Donald, Martin
Two men take refuge in a retreat for lost souls in the countryside.
(Country: UK, Canada; Year: 2002; Director: Lynne Ramsay; Writer: Lynne Ramsay, Liana Dognini, based on the novel by Alan Warner; Stars: Samantha Morton, Kathleen McDermott, Raife Patrick Burchell, Carolyn Calder, Dan Cadan, Jim Wilson)
After her boyfriend commits
suicide, Samantha Morton runs
away to Spain with her best pal.
My Little Eye
(Country: UK, Canada; Year: 2002; Director: Marc Evans; Writer: David Hilton, James Watkins; Stars: Jennifer Sky, Stephen O'Reilly, Laura Regan, Sean CW Johnson, Kris Lemche)
People agree to take part in a reality TV experiment, which will see them share an isolated house for six months. But with a week to go, do their backers want them out?
The Happiness of the Katakuris and Out Of Control
Once Upon A Time In The Midlands
(Country: UK; Year: 2002; Director: Shane Meadows; Writer: Shane Meadows, Paul Fraser; Stars: Rhys Ifans, Robert Carlyle, Shirley Henderson, Kathy Burke, Ricky Tomlinson, Finn Atkins, James Cosmo)
Rhys Ifans and Robert Carlyle tussle for the affections of Shirley Henderson.
One Hour Photo
(Country: US; Year: 2002; Director: Mark Romanek; Writer: Mark Romanek; Stars: Robin Williams, Connie Nielsen, Michael Vartan, Dylan Smith, Erin Daniels, Paul H. Kim, Lee Garlington, Gary Cole, Marion Calvert, David Moreland, Shaun P. O'Hagan)
Robin Williams assumes the stalker role in this offbeat thriller.
Out Of Control
(Country: UK; Year: 2002; Director: Dominic Savage; Writer: Dominic Savage; Stars: Tamzin Outhwaite, David Morrissey, Jamie Foreman, Frank Harper, Danny Young, Leo Gregory, Akemnji Ndifornyan)
Gritty drama about boys in borstal.
Pleasant Days (Szép napok)
(Country: Hungary; Year: 2002; Director: Kornél Mundruczó; Writer: Kornél Mundruczó, Viktória Petrányi; Stars: Tamás Polgár, Orsolya Tóth, Kata Wéger, Lajos Ottó Horváth, András Réthelyi, Károly Kuna)
Newly paroled timewaster Peter wanders aimlessly from scene to scene as he continues to squander his life.
A Red Bear (Un Oso Rojo)
(Country: Argentina; Year: 2002; Director: Adrian Caetano; Writer: Adrian Caetano; Stars: Julio Chavez, Soledad Villamil, Luis Hachin, Agostina Lage, Rene Lavand, Enrqique Liporace, Daniel Valenzuela, Freddy Forbes, Ernesto Villegas)
Ex-con tries to re-establish relations with his family and collect money due him.
Dragonflies and Japon
(Country: UK; Year: 2002; Director: Alex Cox; Writer: Frank Cottrell Boyce, based on the play by Thomas Middleton; Stars: Christopher Eccleston, Eddie Izzard, Derek Jacobi, Diana Quick, Sophie Dahl, Justin Salinger)
A modern day adaptation of Thomas Middleton's 17th century stage play.
(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.
Sex Is Comedy (Scènes Intimes)
(Country: France; Year: 2002; Director: Catherine Breillat; Writer: Catherine Breillat; Stars: Anne Parillaud, Gregorie Colin, Roxanne Mesquida, Ashley Wanninger, Dominique Colladant)
A director struggles to shoot the sex scene central to her film.
Sex With Strangers
(Country: US; Year: 2001; Director: Harry Gantz, Joe Gantz; Stars: Calvin, Julie, Shannon, Gerard, James, Theresa, Sara)
Documentary following the lives of couples who sleep around with any willing partner.
Soft Shell Man (Un Crabe Dans La Tete, A Crab In The Head)
(Country: Canada; Year: 2001; Director: Andre Turpin; Writer: Andre Turpin; Stars: David La Haye, Isabelle Blais, Emmanuel Bilodeau, Chantel Giroux, Pascale Desrochers,)
A man returns home after an accident in the Indian Ocean to see his photographs in a new exhibit.
Bundy and Breath Control: The History of the Human Beat Box
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.
Son Of The Bride (El Hijo De La Novia)
(Country: Argentina/Spain; Year: 2001; Director: Juan José Campanella; Writer: Fernando Castets, Juan Jose Campanella; Stars: Ricardo Darin, Hector Alterio, Norma Aleandro, Eduardo Blanco, Natalia Verbeke, Gimena Nóbile, David Masajnik, Claudia Fontán, Atilio Pozzobón, Salo Pasik)
Fortysomething businessman discovers the value of family over success.
Le Souffle (Deep Breath)
(Country: France; Year: 2001; Director: Damien Odoul; Writer: Damien Odoul; Stars: Pierre-Louis Bonnetblanc, Dominique Chevallier, Maxime Dalbrut, Jean-Claude Lecante, Jean Milrod)
Harsh coming of age drama set in rural France.
(Country: Canada/UK; Year: 2002; Director: David Cronenberg; Writer: Patrick McGrath, based on the novel by Patrick McGrath; Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Miranda Richardson, Gabriel Byrne, Lynn Redgrave, John Neville, Bradley Hall, Gary Reineke, Philip Craig, Cliff Saunders, Tara Ellis, Sara Stockbridge)
A man undergoes a mental collapse.
Digging for Dutch and Cry Woman
(Country: Germany; Year: 2002; Director: Robert Schwentke; Writer: Robert Schwentke; Stars: August Diehl, Christian Redl, Nadesha Brennicke, Ilkur Bahadir, Jasmin Schwiers, Monika Bleibtreu, Fatih Cevikkollu, Johan Leysen, Ingo Naujoks, Florian Panzner, Gustav-Peter Wohler)
Stylish German Se7en style thriller.
(Country: Iran/France; Year: 2002; Director: Abbas Kiarostami; Writer: Abbas Kiarostami; Stars: Mania Akbari, Amin Maher, Kamran Adl, Roya Arabshahi, Amene Moradi, Mandana Sharbaf, Katayoun Taleizadeh)
Conversations in a car reveal many aspects of modern Iranian life, especially for women.
This Is Not A Love Song
(Country: UK; Year: 2002; Director: Bille Eltringham; Writer: Simon Beaufoy; Stars: Michael Colgan, Kenny Glenaan, David Bradley, John Henshaw, Adam Pepper, Keri Arnold, Chris Middleton)
Two petty crooks are hunted over rugged country after a gun goes off by mistake in a farmyard.
The Trespasser (O Invasor)
(Country: Brazil; Year: 2001; Director: Beto Brant; Writer: Marcal Aquino, Beto Brant, Renato Ciasca; Stars: Paulo Miklos, Marco Ricca, Alexandre Borges, Mariana Ximenes, Malu Mader, Chris Couto, George Freire, Jayme del Cueto, Sabotage)
A hitman wreaks havoc when hired by two directors of a construction firm to eliminate a third.
Confession and Angela
(Country: US; Year: 2001; Director: Kris Curry, Rich Fox; Stars: Larger Than Life, The Missing Links, Sheer Heart Attack)
Rockumentary following the lives of tribute bands and their fans.
(Country: US; Year: 2002; Director: Gary Winick; Writer: Heather McGowan, Niels Mueller, Gary Winick; Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Aaron Stanford, John Ritter, Bebe Neuwirth, Robert Iler, Adam Lefevre, Peter Appel, Alicia van Couvering, Kate Mara, Hope Chernov)
A boy falls for his stepmother in this coming of age comedy.
Volcano High (Whasango, Hwasan Highschool)
(Country: Korea; Year: 2001; Director: Kim Tae-gyun; Writer: Jung Ahn-chul, Kim Tae-gyun, Park Heon-soo, Huh Gyun, based on the story by Suh Dong-heon; Stars: Jang Hyuk, Shin Min-ah, Kim Soo-roh, Kwon Sang-woo, Gong Hyo-jin, Jung Sang-hoon, Kim Hyung-jong, Huh Jun-ho, Jo Sung-ha, Park Dong-bin)
Live action manga from Korea about violence at school, post apocalypse.
Waiting For Happiness (Heremakono)
(Country: France/Mauritania; Year: 2002; Director: Abderrahmane Sissako; Writer: Abderrahmane Sissako; Stars: Khatra Ould Abdel Kader, Maata Ould Mohamed Abeid, Mohamed Mahmoud Ould Mohamed, Nana Diakite)
Abdallah returns to his village to bid farewell to his mother before embarking on his journey to Europe.