Leeds International Film Festival 2006
Silence Is Golden Silence Is Golden
Silence Is Golden and Scene
Al Franken: God Spoke (Country: US; Year: 2006; Director: Nick Doop, Chris Hegedus; Writer: Saturday night live star Al Franken takes on Republican America on live radio during the last presidential campaign.)
Saturday night live star Al Franken takes on Republican America on live radio during the last presidential campaign.
Breaking And Entering (Country: UK/US; Year: 2006; Director: Anthony Minghella; Writer: Anthony Minghella; Stars: Jude Law, Juliette Binoche, Robin Wright Penn, Rafi Gavron, Martin Freeman, Ray Winstone, Poppy Rogers, Vera Farmiga, Caroline Chikezie)
A stolen laptop leads to revelations of loss, love and the quality of mercy.
Colour Me Kubrick (Color Me Kubrick, Colour Me Kubrick: A True...ish Story, Appelez-moi Kubrick, My Myself And Stanley) (Country: UK, France; Year: 2005; Director: Brian W. Cook; Writer: Anthony Frewin; Stars: John Malkovich, Richard E Grant, Jim Davidson, Luke Mably)
A biopic of a man who pretended to be Stanley Kubrick.
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.
The Empire In Africa (Country: US, Sierra Leone; Year: 2005; Director: Philippe Diaz; Writer: Philippe Diaz)
An exploration of the conflict in Sierra Leone.
The Empire In Africa The Empire In Africa
The Empire In Africa and Breaking And Entering
GamerZ (Country: Scotland/UK; Year: 2005; Director: Robbie Fraser; Writer: Robbie Fraser; Stars: Arnold Brown, Ed Tudor Pole, Johnny Austin, Ross Finbow, Jamie Honeybourne, Eileen McCallum, Stacey Sampson, Danielle Stewart, Ross Sutherland, James Young)
Comedy drama about student roleplay gamers. On limited release in Scotland.
Half Nelson (Country: US; Year: 2006; Director: Ryan Fleck; Writer: Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck; Stars: Ryan Gosling, Shareeka Epps, Anthony Mackie, Monique Curnen, Karen Chilton, Tina Holmes, Collins Pennie, Deborah Rush, Jay O. Sanders, Bryce Silver, Sebastian Sozzi)
A drug-addicted teacher is befriended by a student.
Interkosmos (Country: US; Year: 2006; Director: Jim Finn; Writer: Jim Finn)
A fictional documentary about an East German mission to colonise the moons of Jupiter.
The Last King Of Scotland (Country: UK; Year: 2006; Director: Kevin Macdonald; Writer: Jeremy Brock, based on the novel by Giles Foden; Stars: Forest Whitaker, James McAvoy, Kerry Washington, Gillian Anderson, Simon McBurney, David Oyelowo, Abby Mikiibi Nkaaga, Adam Kotz)
Ugandan dictator's rise to power as seen through the eyes of a young doctor.
London To Brighton (Country: UK; Year: 2006; Director: Paul Andrew Williams; Writer: Paul Andrew Williams; Stars: Lorraine Stanley, Georgia Groome, Johnny Harris, Nathan Constance, Alexander Morton, Sam Spruell, David Keeling, Jamie Kenna, Chloe Bale, Jack Deam)
Two prostitutes flee a murderous gang boss.
Colour Me Kubrick Colour Me Kubrick
Colour Me Kubrick and loudQUIETloud: A Film about the Pixies
loudQUIETloud: A Film about the Pixies (Country: US; Year: 2006; Director: Steve Cantor and Matthew Galkin; Stars: Charles Thomson (Frank Black), Kim Deal, David Lovering, Joey Santiago)
A documentary about The Pixies.
Mischief Night (Country: UK; Year: 2006; Director: Penny Woolcock; Writer: Penny Woolcock; Stars: Kelli Hollis, Holly Kenny, Ramon Tikaram, Qaxim Akhtar, Michael Taylor, Jake Hayward, Christsopher Simpson, Gwyn Hollis, Sarah Byrne.)
Riotous comedy that isn't scared to highlight social issues.
Paranoia Agent: The Complete Series Box Set (Country: Japan; Year: 2004; Director: Satoshi Kon; Writer: Seishi Minakami; Stars: Shozo Iizuka, Toshihiko Seki, Mamiko Noto, Haruko Momoi, Toshihiko Nakajima, Daisuke Sakaguchi, Kenji Utsumi, Kotono Mitsuishi, Mayumi Yamaguchi, Ryuji Saikachi, Hisako Kyoda)
A surreal investigation of a closed society's dark psychic underbelly.
Scene (Country: UK; Year: 2005; Director: Alec Boehm & Stephanie Argy; Writer: Bryan Larkin; Stars: Bryan Larkin, Marc Twynholm, Hamish Menzies, Richard Saade)
Someone is causing a scene.
Severance (Country: UK; Year: 2006; Director: Christopher Smith; Writer: James Moran, Christopher Smith; Stars: Danny Dyer, Laura Harris, Tim McInnerny, Toby Stephens, Claudie Blakley, Andy Nyman, Babou Ceesay, David Gilliam)
A British armament firm's fun time out in Hungary turns nasty when they get lost in the forest.
Half Nelson Half Nelson
Half Nelson and Mischief Night
Silence Is Golden (Country: UK; Year: 2006; Director: Chris Shepherd; Writer: Chris Shepherd; Stars: Conor Morris, Kate McCloughlin, Andrew Dunford, Patsy Peters)
A boy's eye view of life with his single mum and a nutty neighbour.
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Character arc Seth A Smith on filming with a two-year-old and bringing marbling to life in The Crescent

Keeping up appearances Marcello Martinessi on cultural conservatism and filmmaking honesty in The Heiresses

A different space Kelly Macdonald on working with Marc Turtletaub on Puzzle

Out of the past Susanna Nicchiarelli on Trine Dyrholm and the costume design in Nico, 1988

The iconic man Jonathan Baker on Becoming Iconic and Inconceivable

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