Edinburgh International Film Festival 2005

The EIFF programme says: "This is the section dedicated to ground-breaking new films from established international directors."

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Up And Down Up And Down
Up And Down and Popular Music
Antares (Country: Austria; Year: 2004; Director: Gotz Spielmann; Writer: Gotz Spielmann; Stars: Petra Morze, Andreas Patton, Hary Prinz, Susanne Wuest, Dennis Cubic, Martina Zinner, Andreas Kiendl)
Multi-layered plotlines around the inhabitants of an apartment complex.
UK Premiere
The Art Of Losing ( Perder Es Cuestion De Metodo) (Country: Columbia/Spain; Year: 2004; Director: Sergio Cabrera; Writer: Sergio Cabrera, Jorge Goldenberg, based on the novel by Santiago Gamboa; Stars: Daniel Gimenez Cacho, Martina Garcia, Cesar Mora, Victor Mallarino, Umberto Dorado)
Columbian corruption, a decomposing corpse, a hard-drinking reporter and a tearful tart.
UK Premiere
A Driver For Vera (Voditel Dlya Very) (Country: Russia, Ukraine; Year: 2004; Director: Pavel Chukhraj; Writer: Pavel Chukhraj; Stars: Igor Petrenko, Yelena Babenko, Bogdan Stupka, Andrei Panin, Yekaterina Yudina, Marina Golub, Valeri Barinov, Natalja Gudkova, Alisa Grebenshchikova, Dimitri Vysotsky, Aleksei Zelensky)
A general sets up a marriage between his disabled daughter and his driver.
UK Premiere
Ferpect Crime (Crimen Ferpecto) (Country: Spain/Italy/France; Year: 2004; Director: Alex de la Iglesia; Writer: Alex de la Iglesia, Jorge Guerricaechevarria; Stars: Guillermo Toledo, Monica Cervera, Luis Varela, Fernando Tejero, Kira Miro, Enrique Villen, Javier Gutierrez, Tosario Pardo, Gracia Olaya)
An accidental killing leads to funny consequences of a psychotic nature.
UK Premiere
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.
UK Premiere
Johanna Johanna
Johanna and Antares
Johanna (Country: Hungary/Germany; Year: 2005; Director: Kornel Mundruczo; Writer: Kornel Mundruczo, Viktoria Petranyi; Stars: Orsi Toth, Zsolt Trill, Ildiko Cserna, Denes Gulyas, Istvan Gantner )
An operatic hospital saga, in which junkie nurse prescribes sex as life-saving treatment.
UK Premiere
Keane (Country: US; Year: 2004; Director: Lodge Kerrigan; Writer: Lodge Kerrigan; Stars: Damian Lewis, Amy Ryan, Abigail Breslin, Tina Holmes, Christopher Evan Welch)
Paranoia stalks a bus depot in Jersey as the father of an abducted girl seeks retribution
UK Premiere
The Life I Want (La Vita Che Vorrei) (Country: Italy; Year: 2004; Director: Giuseppe Piccioni; Writer: Giuseppe Piccioni, Linda Ferri; Stars: Luigi Lo Cascio, Sandra Ceccarelli, Galatea Ranzi, Fabio Camilli, Sasa Vulicevic, Roberto Citran, Ninnie Bruschetta, Camilla Filippi, Gea Lionello, Paolo Sassanelli, Sonia Gessner)
Troubled romance between stars on an Italian film set.
UK Premiere
L'Intrus (The Intruder) (Country: France; Year: 2004; Director: Claire Denis; Writer: Claire Denis, Jean-Pol Fargeau; Stars: Michel Subor, Katia Golubeva, Gregoire Colin, Bambou, Beatrice Dalle, Florence Loiret-Caille, Lolita Chammah, Alex Descas, Kim Dong-ho, Chang Se-tak)
Plot-defying drama about a naked man, with dogs.
UK Premiere
Low Life (Haryu insaeng) (Country: South Korea; Year: 2004; Director: Im Kwon-taek; Writer: Im Kwon-taek)
Twenty years in the life of a gangster set against political upheaval in Korea.
UK Premiere
Keane Keane
Keane and L'Intrus
Midwinter Night's Dream (San zimske noci) (Country: Serbia and Montenegro; Year: 2004; Director: Goran Paskaljevic; Writer: Filip David, Goran Paskaljevic, Goran Paskaljevic; Stars: Lazar Ristovski, Jasna Zalica, Jovana Mitic, Slobodan Ninkovic, Nenad Jezdic, Danica Ristovski, Dusan Janicijevic, Fedja Stojanovic, Vlasta Velisavljevic, Jovan Ristovski, Azra Cengic)
A man return's to his mother's home after a 10-year absence to discover a woman and her autistic daughter have moved in.
UK Premiere
Night Watch (Ronda Nocturna) (Country: Argentina/France; Year: 2005; Director: Edgardo Cozarinsky; Writer: Edgardo Cozarinsky; Stars: Gonzalo Heredia, Moro Anghileri, Rafael Ferro, Mario Ferro, Dario Tripicchio)
A streetwalker roaming the streets of Buenos Aires meets long dead friends.
UK Premiere
Nordkraft (Country: Denmark; Year: 2005; Director: Ole Christian Madsen; Writer: Jakob Ejersbo, Bo Hr. Hansen, Ole Christian Madsen; Stars: Signe Egholm Olsen, Claus Riis Østergaard, Thure Lindhardt, Farshad Kholghi, Thomas L Corneliussen, Pernille Vallentin Brandt, Signe Vaupel, Rudi Köhnke, Maria Stenz, Finn Storgaard, Lars Mikkelsen)
Ensemble piece about junkies and pushers.
International Premiere
Now And Then (L'Oeil De L'Autre) (Country: France; Year: 2004; Director: John Lvoff; Writer: John Lvoff, Camille Fontaine; Stars: Julie Depardieu, Dominique Reymond, Eric Elmosnino, Andre Marcon, Lionel Parlier)
Taking photographs in the Alps to avoid the harsh reality of human relationships
UK Premiere
Popular Music (Popularmusik Fran Vittula) (Country: Sweden/Finland; Year: 2004; Director: Reza Bagher; Writer: Reza Bagher, based on the book by Mikael Niemi; Stars: Niklas Ulfvarson, Max Enderfors, Tommy Vallikari, Andreas Af Enehjelm, Bjorn Kjellman, Jarmo Makinen, Kati Outinen, Tarja-Tuulikki Tarsala, Goran Forsmark, Lisa Lindgren, Sten Ljunggren)
In the Swedish backwoods rock-and-roll becomes act of rebellion for pubescent teenagers.
UK Premiere
The Art Of Losing The Art Of Losing
The Art Of Losing and Ferpect Crime
The President's Last Bang (Geuddae geusaramdeul) (Country: South Korea; Year: 2005; Director: Im Sang-soo ; Writer: Im Sang-soo; Stars: Jae-ho Song, Suk-kyu Han, Yun-shik Baek, Won-jung Jeong, Sang-geon Jo, Sang-ho Kim, Byung-gil Kwun, Jae-gu Lee, Seong-wook Kim, Dong-hun Choi, Sang-gun Cho)
Political satire about the events leading up to the assassination of a president.
UK Premiere
The Sun ( Solnze) (Country: Russia/Italy/France/Switzerland; Year: 2004; Director: Alexander Sokurov; Writer: Yury Arabov; Stars: Issey Ogata, Robert Dawson, Kaori Momoi, Shiri Sano, Shinmei Tsuji, Taijiro Tamura, Georgy Pitskhelauri, Hiroya Morita, Toshiaki Nishizawa, Naomasa Musaka)
One of Emperor Hirohito last days before the Japanese surrender in 1945.
UK Premiere
Tickets (Country: Italy/UK/Iran; Year: 2005; Director: Abbas Kiarostami, Ken Loach, Ermanno Olmi; Writer: Abbas Kiarostami, Paul Laverty, Ermanno Olmi; Stars: Carlo Dele Piane, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Silvana De Santis, Filippo Trojano, Martin Compston, William Ruane, Gary Maitland, Blerta Cahani, Klajdi Qorraj, Aishe Gjuriqi, Sanije Dedja, Kled Salaj, Edmond Budina, Danilo Nigrelli, Carolina Benvenga, Marta Ma)
Three international film directors take a train to Rome and tell stories of love, loss and the beautiful game.
UK Premiere
Up And Down (Horem Padem) (Country: Czech Republic; Year: 2004; Director: Jan Hrebejk; Writer: Jan Hrebejk, Petr Jarchovsky; Stars: Petr Forman, Emília Vasaryova, Jan Triska, Ingrid Timkova, Kristyna Bokova, Jirí Machacek, Natasa Burger)
Satire of racism and xenophobia in modern Prague.
UK Premiere
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