Encounters 2008

Among the films screening this year are:

Radiohead "There There" Radiohead "There There"
Radiohead "There There" and 2 Birds
2 Birds (Smáfuglar, Two Birds) (Country: Iceland; Year: 2008; Director: Rúnar Rúnarsson; Writer: Rúnar Rúnarsson; Stars: Atli Óskar Fjalarsson , Hera Hilmarsdóttir , Sigurður Jakob Helgason , Þórunn Jakobsdóttir), Official Site
A group of teenagers experiment with ketamine and find themselves out of their depth.
Christmas With Dad (Country: UK; Year: 2008; Director: Conor McCormack)
A family prepare for Christmas.
The Crumblegiant (Country: UK, Northern Ireland; Year: 2007; Director: John McCloskey; Writer: John McCloskey; Stars: Narrated by Bernard Hill)
Half-remembered charcoal dreams from childhood.
Keith Reynolds Can't Make It Tonight (Country: UK; Year: 2007; Director: Felix Masse; Writer: Felix Masse; Stars: Scott Johnson)
A businessman reaches the end of his tether.
Last Time In Clerkenwell (Country: US; Year: 2008; Director: Alex Budovsky; Stars: n/a), Trailer
Birds go bonkers.
Last Time In Clerkenwell Last Time In Clerkenwell
Last Time In Clerkenwell and The Crumblegiant
Leaving (Country: UK; Year: 2008; Director: Sam Hearn, Richard Penfold; Writer: Penfold Richard; Stars: Kierston Wareing, Johnny Harris, Joe Siffleet)
A battered wife tries to find the courage to leave her husband.
Madame Tutli-Putli (Country: Canada; Year: 2007; Director: Chris Lavis, Maciek Szczerbowski; Writer: Chris Lavis, Maciek Szczerbowski), Official Site
A woman boards a train with all her worldly goods.
Radiohead "There There" (Country: UK; Year: 2003; Director: Chris Hopewell; Writer: Chris Hopewell)
Fantastical video set in the woods.
Sleeping Betty (Isabelle Au Bois Dormant) (Country: Canada; Year: 2007; Director: Claude Cloutier; Writer: Claude Cloutier), Official Site
The palace try to wake their princess.
Space Travel According To John (Country: UK; Year: 2008; Director: Jamie Stone, Anders Jedenfors)
A ten year old boy explains his space travel plans in this award winning animated film
Leaving Leaving
Leaving and Keith Reynolds Can't Make It Tonight
The Suburban Train (Elektryczka) (Country: Poland; Year: 2005; Director: Maciej Cuske)
Examination of faces on a Russian commuter train.
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