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IFFK 2008

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Cœurs (Private Fears in Public Places). Night and Fog, Last Year at Marienbad, Hiroshima My Love, Short Sharp Shock, Head On, Yaaba, Tilai, Kedma, Tire Die[IFFK 2008 – List of Films]

The 13th international film festival of kerala will start tomorrow and those are the movies BVN is going to see. If you are attending, we would like to hear which movies are worth seeing. Leave a comment.

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  1. Some intersting films are show there:

    Takeshi Kitano’s and Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s films
    “Achilles and the Tortoise” and “Tokyo Sonata”

    also Kim Ki-duk’s “Breath” is shown as well.

  2. Last Year at Marienbad is good movie, but it is an old one in b/w. I have the video with me.”Head On” , If it the same Turkish/German movie, then it is a good one, again i have the video, why are they showing such old movies, is the question i guess.

  3. Alain Resnais is considered to be a part of the
    French New Wave. His most popular films seems to be from
    that era: “Night and Fog” (1955), “Hiroshima Mon Amour” (1959),
    and “Last Year at Marienbad” (1961).

    He is still working, with his latest film
    “Private Fears in Public Places” (2006) having a
    rating of 7.1/10 in IMDB.

  4. Majidi’s Song of the Sparrows
    Nadita Das’ Firaq
    Meirelles’ Blindness
    Bergman’s Magician

  5. When it comes to the New Wave, they should have had
    some of Jean-Pierre Melville’s films.

  6. @ Melethil, the world cinema section of about 55 movies has movies released after 2007, I believe its a good 50-50 mix. but tell you b\w is a turn off any day.

  7. cool!
    Fernando Meirelles’s latest film, “Blindness”, is there as well.

    Too bad the film is doing bad business.
    Hope DVD sales or something might help it financially.

  8. Watched Kanchivaram today. Amazing movie. (Detailed review later)
    We are Jazzmen was so and so.
    Bergman’s movie was projected from a DVD with LCD player.
    Duk’s Breath had an interesting theme.
    Yellow House was pathetic
    Heard good opinions about Three Monkeys, Firaaq, Blindness, and Akash Kusum

  9. cool that you saw Kim’s “Breath”.

    if only I was there.

    The thing with these Korean names
    are that the last name (family name)
    comes first. Then the first name
    comes last.
    strange, I suppose.
    That’s why in imdb his name is the other way around.
    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1104118/

    Actually its the same case with Japanese
    names but in the West its called the other way.
    ex: Ozu Yasujiro -> Yasujiro Ozu
    But thats not the case with Korean names for some reason.
    And most of the times Korean first names are two syllables.
    ex; Ki-duk, Jung-woo, Jung-young, Yeong-su, Kang-ho etc.

    That name at the end is from my fav Korean actor Song Kang-ho (I use the Korean way since I’m used to it)

    Hmmmmm, “Breath” has a rating of 7/10 in IMDB.

  10. “but tell you b\w is a turn off any day.”

    films in b/w. when changed to color, as it did happen to
    some films in the 80s, is a turn off any day.

  11. Coen’s “Burn After Reading”

    “Persepolis” by Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud

    Ray’s “The Music Room”

    Bergman’s last work, the tele-film “Saraband”

    And for all Bob Dylan fans:
    Todd Haynes’s “I’m Not There.” the multi-starer
    which has Cate Blanchett, Christian Bale, Heath Ledger,
    and Richard Gere.
    and unlike “Twenty:20” quite far from the mainstream.

  12. Thanks, Francis, for the information on the Korean first and second names.

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