Tribeca Film Festival 2009

A diverse array of unique voices, this international film collection includes premieres from a wide range of directors.

Executive Director of the Tribeca Film Festival Nancy Schafer said: "The films this year will either entertain you, allow you to escape to faraway places, or encourage you to think about familiar stories in new ways."

Awards will be presented for Best Narrative Feature and Best New Narrative Filmmaker (for first or second time feature directors).

In addition, films predominantly shot in New York and/or produced by a New York-based production company will be up for the following awards: Best New York Narrative and Best New York Documentary.

The Heineken Audience Award will be given to a film showing as part of the World Narrative Competition, World Documentary Competition, Encounters, Discovery, Midnight, Spotlight or Showcase section.

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

Here And There Here And There
Here And There and The Eclipse
About Elly (Darbareye Elly) (Country: Iran; Year: 2009; Director: Asghar Farhadi; Writer: Asghar Farhadi; Stars: Golshifteh Farahani, Taraneh Alidoosti, Marila Zare'i, Rana Azadvar, Shahab Hosseini, Saber Abbar)
A matchmaking trip to the coast leads to tragedy.
North American Premiere
Accidents Happen (Country: Australia, UK; Year: 2009; Director: Andrew Lancaster; Writer: Brian Carbee, based on his own book; Stars: Geena Davis, Joel Tobeck, Erik Thomson, Sebastian Gregory, Morgan Griffin, Rebecca Massey, Harry Cook, Harrison Gilbertson, Katrina Retallick, Viva Bianca), Official Site
The struggles of a dysfunctional family in the years following a tragic accident.
World Premiere
The Eclipse (Country: Ireland; Year: 2009; Director: Conor McPherson; Writer: Conor McPherson; Stars: Ciaran Hinds, Iben Hjejle, Aiden Quinn, Eanna Hardwicke, Jim Norton, Hannah Lynch), Official Site
A writer is haunted by the living.
World Premiere
The Exploding Girl (Country: US; Year: 2009; Director: Bradley Rust Gray; Writer: Bradley Rust Gray; Stars: Zoe Kazan, Mark Rendall, Franklin Pipp, Maryann Urbano)
Two long-time confidants negotiate feelings and friendships during their college break.
North American Premiere
The Fish Child (El Niño Pez) (Country: Argentina, France, Spain; Year: 2009; Director: Lucía Puenzo; Writer: Lucía Puenzo; Stars: Inés Efron, Mariela Vitale, Carlos Bardem, Pep Munné, Arnaldo André, Diego Velázquez, Julián Doregger, Sandra Guida)
A middle-class teen and her lesbian maid find plans to forge a life together thwarted by a death.
North American Premiere
About Elly About Elly
About Elly and Stay Cool
Handsome Harry (Country: US; Year: 2009; Director: Bette Gordon; Writer: Nicholas T Proferes; Stars: Jamey Sheridan, Steve Buscemi, Mariann Mayberry, Aidan Quinn, John Savage, Campbell Scott, Titus Welliver, Karen Young, Bill Sage, Emily Donahoe)
A phonecall from his past prompts a man to go on a journey in the hopes of redemption.
World Premiere
Here And There (Tami i Ovde) (Country: Serbia, US, Germany; Year: 2009; Director: Darko Lungulov; Writer: Darko Lungulov; Stars: David Thornton, Mirjana Karanovic, Cyndi Lauper, Branislav Trifunovic, Jelena Mrdja, Antone Pagan, Max King, Fredda Lomsky, Eliezer Meyer, Goran Radakovic)
A miserable musician finds love comes lately after he heads to Serbia for a marriage of convenience.
World Premiere
North (Nord) (Country: Norway; Year: 2009; Director: Rune Denstad Langlo; Writer: Erlend Loe; Stars: Anders Baasmo Christiansen, Marte Aunemo, Lars Olsen, Mads Sjogard Pettersen, Astrid Solhaug, Kyrre Hellum)
A former ski ace finds himself working as a piste patroller - but will a blast from his past give him a new lease of life.
North American Premiere
Queen To Play (Joueuse) (Country: France; Year: 2009; Director: Caroline Bottaro; Writer: Caroline Bottaro; Stars: Jennifer Beals, Sandrine Bonnaire, Laurence Colussi, Maxime Delauney, Didier Ferrari, Alexandra Gentil, Dominic Gould, Kevin Kline, Valérie Lagrange, Daniel Martin)
Sandrine Bonnaire plays an inquisitive hotel maid captivated by a vacationing couple (Jennifer Beals, Francis Renaud) playing chess. Thus begins her obsession with mastering the game and transforming her uninspired life.
World Premiere
Seven Minutes In Heaven (Sheva dakot be gan eden) (Country: Israel; Year: 2008; Director: Omri Givon; Writer: Omri Givon; Stars: Raymonde Amsalem, Eldad Fribas, Nadav Netz, Ronit Yudkevitz)
A young woman struggles to reconstruct her memory of the events immediately following the Jerusalem bus bombing that took the life of her boyfriend and left her badly scarred.
International Premiere
Accidents Happen Accidents Happen
Accidents Happen and The Exploding Girl
Stay Cool (Country: US; Year: 2009; Director: Michael Polish; Writer: Mark Polish; Stars: Mark Polish, Winona Ryder, Hilary Duff, Sean Astin, Josh Holloway, Michael Gross, Chevy Chase, Marc Blucas, Frances Conroy, Joanna Cassidy)
A man returns to his old high school and finds its as though he never left.
World Premiere
Vegas: Based On A True Story (Country: US; Year: 2008; Director: Amir Naderi; Writer: Susan Brennan, Bliss Esposito, Charlie Lake Keaton, Amir Naderi; Stars: Mark Greenfield, Alexis Hart, Nancy La Scala, Zach Thomas, Walt Turner, Benjamin Weil)
The film takes place away from the glittering strip of luxury mega casinos, but the judgment-clouding greed of Sin City is just as pervasive on the desert outskirts of town, where an otherwise happy family is thrown into turmoil after learning of a forgotten fortune that may be buried underneath their scrubby little home.
North American Premiere
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