Raindance Film Festival 2007
Bunny Chow Bunny Chow
Bunny Chow and Crazy Love
La Antena (The Aerial) (Country: Argentina; Year: 2007; Director: Esteban Sapir; Writer: Esteban Sapir; Stars: Valeria Bertuccelli, Alejandro Urdapilleta, Julieta Cardinali, Rafael Ferro, Raúl Hochman, Ricardo Merkin, Sol Moreno, Gustavo Pastorini, Carlos Piñeiro, Florencia Raggi), Official Site
Dystopian fairytale about a 'city without a voice'.
The Amazing Grace (Country: Nigeria, UK; Year: 2006; Director: Jeta Amata; Writer: Jeta Amata, Scott Cleverdon, Nick Moran; Stars: Nick Moran, Scott Cleverdon, Mbong Odungide, Fred Amata, James Hicks, Joke Silva, Zack Amata, Itam Efa Williamson, Ita Bassey, Chica Chukwu, Hannah Aniekan)
The story of what inspired John Newton to write the hymn Amazing Grace.
The Boss Of It All (Direktøren for det hele) (Country: Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, Italy, France, Norway, Finland, Germany; Year: 2006; Director: Lars von Trier; Writer: Lars von Trier; Stars: Jens Albinus, Peter Gantzler, Benedikt Erlingsson, Iben Hjejle, Henrik Prip, Mia Lyhne, Casper Christensen, Louise Mieritz, Jean-Marc Barr, Sofie Gråbøl, Anders Hove, Lars von Trier), Trailer
An IT company trying to sell up hires an actor to pose as its president.
Bunny Chow (Country: South Africa; Year: 2006; Director: John Barker; Writer: John Barker and David Kibuuka, based on the story by Joey Yusuf Rasdien and Salah Sabiti; Stars: David Kibuuka, Kim Engelbrecht, Kagiso Lediga, Joey Yusuf Rasdien, Jason Cope, Keren Neumann, Salah Sabiti, Angela Chow, David Kau, Andy 'Admiral' Kasrils, Danny K, Darlington Michaels, Tiisetso Sefatsa, Jakkie Groenewald, Charlene Karen Hayes, Tasmin van der Spuy, Tim Horwood, Vuyisa 'Breeze' Yoko, Louw Venter, Rob van Vuuren)
A group of Johannesburg stand-up comedians take a roadtrip to perform at a rock concert.
Crazy Love (Country: US; Year: 2007; Director: Dan Klores, Fisher Stevens; Writer: Dan Klores; Stars: Jimmy Breslin, Burt Pugach, Linda Pugach)
Documentary about a man who mutilates the woman he claims to love.
Mala Noche Mala Noche
Mala Noche and The Killing Of John Lennon
Day Watch (Dnevnoy Dozor, Daywatch) (Country: Russia; Year: 2006; Director: Timur Bekmambetov; Writer: Timur Bekmambetov, based on the novel by Sergei Lukyanenko.; Stars: Konstantin Khabensky, Mariya Poroshina, Vladimir Menshov, Galina Tyunina, Viktor Verzhbitsky, Zhanna Friske, Dmitry Martynov), Trailer
The forces of good and evil battle over a device with the power to save or destroy Moscow.
Eloge De L'Amour (In Praise Of Love) (Country: France; Year: 2001; Director: Jean-Luc Godard; Writer: Jean-Luc Godard; Stars: Bruno Putzulu, Cecile Camp, Jean Davy, Francoise Verny, Audrey Klebaner, Phillipe Lyrette, Jeremy Lippmann)
Jean-Luc Godard at his most incomprehensible in a story that might be connected to making a film.
Exhibit A (Country: US; Year: 2007; Director: Dom Rotheroe; Writer: Dom Rotheroe; Stars: Bradley Cole, Angela Forrest, Brittany Ashworth, Oliver Lee)
Camcorder footage reveals the events leading up to brutal murders within an ordinary family home.
Ex Drummer (Country: Belgium; Year: 2007; Director: Koen Mortier; Writer: Koen Mortier, based on the book by Herman Brusselmans; Stars: Dries Vanhegen, Norman Baert, Sam Louwyck, Gunter Lamoot)
A group of punk misfits ask a famous novelist to join their band... despite the fact he can't play, only to find their plans spiralling out of control.
Flighty (Country: UK; Year: 2007; Director: Leigh Hodgkinson; Writer: Leigh Hodgkinson)
Speed dating for butterflies.
La Antena La Antena
La Antena and Medium Rare
Glitch (Country: Canada; Year: 2006; Director: Peter Ricq; Writer: Peter Ricq)
A man is grabbed into a twisted dimension. Showing at EIFF 2007 as part of World Animation 1.
Guilty By Nature (Country: UK; Year: 2006; Director: Joseph Barnett; Writer: Joseph Barnett)
A year in the life of a nursery shrub.
The Hottest State (Country: US; Year: 2006; Director: Ethan Hawke; Writer: Ethan Hawke, based on the novel by Ethan Hawke; Stars: Mark Webber, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Laura Linney, Ethan Hawke, Sonia Braga, Dave Afton, Michelle Williams, Josh Zuckerman)
Love bites a 20-year-old Texan actor in New York.
The Inheritance (Country: UK; Year: 2007; Director: Charles Henri Belleville; Writer: Tim Barrow; Stars: Fraser Sivewright, Tim Barrow, Imogen Toner, Tom Hardy), Official Site
Two brothers who hate each other drive to Skye to search for their dead daddy's money.
In Search Of A Midnight Kiss (Country: US; Year: 2007; Director: Alex Holdridge; Writer: Alex Holdridge; Stars: Scoot McNairy, Twink Caplan, Ann Chatterton, Cindy Drummond, Nic Harcourt, Justin Huen), Official Site
Lonely in the run-up to New Year, a young man decides to post a personal ad to find someone with whom to spend that special midnight moment.
We Are Together We Are Together
We Are Together and Over The Hill
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.
Last Waltz In Sarajevo (Belle Epoque, Poslednji valcer u Sarajevu) (Country: Serbia, Bosnia-Herzegovina; Year: 1990; Director: Nikola Stojanovic; Writer: Nebojsa Pajkic, Haris Prolic, Nikola Stojanovic; Stars: Davor Janjic, Vita Mavric, Radmila Zivkovic)
A tragicomic look at the events preceeding the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand.
Mala Noche (Country: US; Year: 1985; Director: Gus Van Sant; Writer: Walt Curtis, Gus Van Sant; Stars: Doug Cooeyate, Ray Monge, Tim Streeter)
Moody and atmospheric picture about unrequited love on skid row.
Manufacturing Dissent: Uncovering Michael Moore (Country: Canada; Year: 2007; Director: Deborah Melnyk, Rick Caine; Writer: Deborah Melnyk, Rick Caine)
Canadian documentary filmmakers try in vain to interview Michael Moore.
Medium Rare (Country: UK; Year: 2007; Director: Stefan Stuckert ; Writer: Stefan Stuckert ; Stars: Steve Furst, Sara Stewart, Gordon Alexander, Derren Brown, Lisa Halstead)
A man on the run hides in a restaurant.
Once Once
Once and Flighty
The One And Only Herb McGwyer Plays Wallis Island (Country: UK; Year: 2006; Director: James Griffiths; Writer: Tom Basden, Tim Key; Stars: Tom Basden, Tim Key)
A millionaire buys his very own one man concert. Winner of the UK Short Film Award at EIFF 2007.
Once (Country: Ireland; Year: 2006; Director: John Carney; Writer: John Carney, with music by Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová; Stars: Glen Hansard, Markéta Irglová, Hugh Walsh, Gerry Hendrick, Alastair Foley, Geoff Minogue, Bill Hodnett, Danuse Ktrestova), Official Site
Guy meets Girl and makes beautiful - and Oscar-winning - music with her.
Over The Hill (Country: UK; Year: 2007; Director: Peter Baynton; Writer: Peter Baynton)
Animation about an old folk's home's sinister secret.
Paranoid Park (Country: France, USA; Year: 2007; Director: Gus Van Sant; Writer: Gus Van Sant, based on the novel by Blake Nelson.; Stars: Gabe Nevins, Daniel Liu, Taylor Momsen, Jake Miller, Lauren McKinney, Winfield Jackson, Joe Schweitzer)
A young skateboarder finds himself in trouble following the death of a security guard.
Phantom Love (Country: US; Year: 2007; Director: Nina Menkes; Writer: Nina Menkes; Stars: Marina Choif, Juliette Marquis, Bobby Naderi), Official Site
An alienated woman undertakes a strange spiritual journey.
Last Waltz In Sarajevo Last Waltz In Sarajevo
Last Waltz In Sarajevo and Ex Drummer
This Filthy World (Country: US; Year: 2006; Director: Jeff Garlin; Writer: John Waters; Stars: John Waters)
A look at the world through the eyes of cult film director and trash icon John Waters.
WAZ (Country: UK, US; Year: 2007; Director: Tom Shankland; Writer: Clive Bradley; Stars: Stellan Skarsgård, Melissa George, Selma Blair, Ashley Walters, John Sharian), Official Site
A detective caught in a battle of wits with a killer is forced to pay for his past failings.
Weirdsville (Country: Canada; Year: 2007; Director: Allan Moyle; Writer: Willem Wennekers; Stars: Scott Speedman, Wes Bentley, Taryn Manning)
The unlikely lives of Canadian junkies.
We Are Together (Thina Simunye) (Country: UK; Year: 2006; Director: Paul Taylor; Writer: Slindile Moya, Paul Taylor; Stars: Children of Agape, 'Grandma' Zodwa Mqadi, Zwai, Paul Simon, Alicia Keys), Official Site
Life in an African orphanage where the children are united by a love of singing.

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