Tribeca Film Festival 2009

Senior Programmer Genna Terranova explains, "The Showcase series offers a refreshing panorama for fans of contemporary world cinema. "

View other Tribeca Film Festival Films by strand: Discovery Section, Encounters, Midnight, Restored and Rediscovered, Shorts, Spotlight, World Documentary Features, World Narrative Feature Films

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Salt Of This Sea and Pandora's Box
All About Actresses (Le Bal Des Actrices) (Country: France; Year: 2009; Director: Maïwenn Le Besco; Writer: Maïwenn Le Besco; Stars: Jeanne Balibar, Romane Bohringer, Julie Depardieu, Mélanie Doutey, Marina Foïs, Estelle Lefébure, Maïwenn Le Besco, Linh Dan Pham, Charlotte Rampling, Muriel Robin)
Maïwenn sets out to resolve her tortured actress identity by making a faux-documentary around a bevy of famous French actresses. Blends real footage with fantasy.
US Premiere. Narrative
Antoine (Country: Canada; Year: 2008; Director: Laura Bari; Writer: Laura Bari; Stars: Antoine Houang)
Portrait of a five-year-old blind boy who uses a mini boom microphone to discover and capture the sounds around him, exploring his life and his imagination.
US Premiere. Documentary
Dazzle (Oogverblindend) (Country: Netherlands; Year: 2009; Director: Cyrus Frisch; Stars: Rutger Hauer, Georgina Verbaan)
A fragile, long-distance telephone relationship develops between a younger woman (played by Georgina Verban), and an older gentleman (played by Rutger Hauer).
North American Premiere. Narrative
FILM IST. A Girl & A Gun (Country: Austria, Germany; Year: 2009; Director: Gustav Deutsch; Writer: Gustav Deutsch)
Vision of relationships explored through 'found footage'.
North American Premiere. Narrative
Fish Eyes (Yu Yan) (Country: China; Year: 2008; Director: Zheng Wei; Writer: Zheng Wei)
Set during the 2008 Olympics on the outskirts of Beijing, first-time filmmaker Zheng Wei’s beautiful and poetic portrait of modern China tells a simple but poignant story about a father, son, and a mysterious young woman.
North American Premiere. Narrative
Rachel Rachel
Rachel and Antoine
Masquerades (Mascarades) (Country: Algeria, France; Year: 2008; Director: Lyes Salem; Writer: Lyes Salem, Nathalie Saugeon; Stars: Lyes Salem, Sarah Reguieg, Mohamed Bouchaïb, Rym Takoucht, Merouane Zmirli, Mourad Khen)
A man spins an outrageous fable to impress his village but as the lie begins to unravel surprising allegiances form.
North American Premiere. Narrative
My Dear Enemy (Meotjin haru) (Country: South Korea; Year: 2008; Director: Lee Yoon-Ki; Writer: Park Eun-yeong, Taira Azuko ; Stars: Jeon Do-Youn, Ha Jung-Woo)
Road movie about an unexpected reunion between two exes.
New York Premiere. Narrative
Pandora's Box (Pandora'nin kutusu) (Country: Turkey, France, Germany, Belgium; Year: 2008; Director: Yesim Ustaoglu; Writer: Selma Kaygusuz, Yesim Ustaoglu; Stars: Onur Ünsal, Derya Alabora, Tsilla Chelton, Övül Avkiran, Osman Sonant, Tayfun Bademsoy, Nazmi Kirik, Emrah Tinte)
When an aging matriarch (90-year-old Tsilla Chelton) starts showing signs of dementia, her dysfunctional family in Istanbul must navigate a minefield of unresolved issues to care for her.
New York Premiere. Narrative
Rachel (Country: France, Belgium; Year: 2009; Director: Simone Bitton)
In 2003 the 22-year-old American activist Rachel Corrie died trying to prevent the destruction of Palestinian homes in the Gaza Strip. She was killed by a bulldozer operated by the Israeli army. An Israeli military investigation ruled that her death was an accident. The film reconstructs the case and reaches a different conclusion.
North American Premiere. Documentary
Salt Of This Sea (Le Sel De La Mer) (Country: Palestine, Belgium, France, Spain, Switzerland; Year: 2008; Director: Annemarie Jacir; Writer: Annemarie Jacir; Stars: Suheir Hammad, Saleh Bakri, Riyad Ideis, Walid Abdul Salam, Jaber Abu Kaoud, Um Hussein Al Malhi, Iman Aoun, Yahya Barakat, Diana Buttu, Ismael Dabbag)
The odyssey of a US-born Palestinian woman who travels back to the land of her forebears.
New York Premiere. Narrative

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