Feature (official selection - TIFF 2011)


Hot Hot Hot
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Director:  Beryl Koltz

Title in English:  Hot Hot Hot
Original title:  Hot Hot Hot

2010/  Luxembourg/ 93’/ Fiction/ Colour

CREDITS

Script:  Beryl Koltz; Photography: Jako Raybaut;  Editing:  Amine Jaber; Music: André Dziezuk; Sound: Taher Pishvaei; Leading actors: Rob Stanley, Joanna Scanlan, Gary Cady, Amber Doyle, Angela Bain, Wendy Kweh, Jane Goddard, Bentley Kalu, Leila Anaïs Schaus; Producer: Claude Waringo


Synopsis:

Ferdinand is a long-standing employee at Fish Land, the aquatic centre within the globalised leisure complex "Worlds Apart". He's a small, bald forty year-old, and a solitary, anxious introvert, entirely devoted to his passion for fish. But Ferdinand's obsessive little existence is turned upside down the day Fish Land closes down for six months of renovation. He is transferred to another section of "Worlds Apart", the Finnish-Turkish Delight spa, entirely geared towards the pleasure of saunas and steam rooms. Ferdinand is suddenly thrown into a world of nudity, sensuality, relaxation and letting go... In short, everything he could possibly be afraid of! HOT HOT HOT is the belated journey of initiation of an inhibited little man, who slowly but surely learns to open up to the pleasures of life. It paints a colourful yet sensitive picture of a world caught between artificiality and authenticity, between norm and peculiarity. It is a film on the body, on nudity and love, and on accepting one's difference.

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Maternity Blues
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Director:  Fabrizio Cattani

Title in English: Maternity Blues
Original title:   Maternity Blues

2011/  Italy/ Red/ 93’/ Fiction/ Colour

CREDITS
Script:  Fabrizio Cattani, Grazia Verasani; Photography:  Francesco Carini; Editing:  Paola Freddi; Music:  Paolo Vivaldi; Sound:  Francesco Liotard; Leading Actors:  Andrea Osvart, Monica Birladeanu, Chiara Martegiani, Marina Pennafina, Daniele Pecci; Producer:  Elisabetta Olmi

Synopsis:
Four different women, but bound by a common guilt: the infanticide. Inside a judicial psychiatric hospital, they spend their time expiating a sentence which is mainly inner: the sense of guilt for a gesture what has made useless their existence. From the confessions, born a comfort that doesn’t completely succeed to alleviate the suffering, but that makes appear these women, like innocent guilty.

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The Qandil Mountains
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Director: Taha Karimi

Title in English:  The Qandil Mountains
Original title:  Kwystani Qandil

2010/ Iraq/ HD/ 86’/ Fiction/ Colour

CREDITS
Script:  Taha Karimi; Photography: Kaywan Yousefi; Editing:  Mohammad Reza Vatandoost; Music: Fardin Khalatbari; Sound: Taher Pishvaei; Leading actors:  Dr. Ghotbedin Sadeghi Jomerd Qareman Awnadin Mariwani; Producer:  Kurdistan Rogional Government (Krg)

Synopsis:
The borders of Iran, Turkey, and Iraq meet at a region called the Qandil Mountains. It’s been years that the soldiers of these three countries have been fighting the Kurdish peshmergas (Kurdish life-staker combatants) in the Qandil Mountains. The soldiers all say they must be aggressive. The Kurdish peshmergas say they have no way other than to be aggressive. So far, over ten thousand people have been killed and about a thousand more have gone missing in these mountains.

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The Artifice
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Director:  Jose Enrique March

Title in English:  The Artifice
Original title:  El Artificio

2011/ Spain/ HD/ 88’/ Feature/ Colour

CREDITS
Script:  Pablo Peris; Photography:  Paco Belda; Editing:  Manuel Calvo; Music:  Various Artist; Sound:  Jose Serrador; Leading actors:  Enrique Belloch, Maria Jose Peris, Paco Martinez Novell, Iñaki Miramon, Jose Galotto, Cesar Tormo; Producer:  Jose Enrique March

Synopsis:
What if a filmmaker's mind begins to lose?
What if he does not distinguish between reality and fiction?
All mirrors always have two sides.

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The Vanishing
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Director:  Adam Uryniak

Title in English:  The Vanishing
Original title:  Zniknięcie

2011/ Poland/ HD/ 71’/ Fiction/ Colour

CREDITS
Script:  Paweł Labe; Photography:  Adam Uryniak; Music: Piotr Skorupski;
Sound:  Krzysztof Nowak; Leading actors:  Michał Chołka, Katarzyna Zawiślak-Dolny, Przemysław Chojęta, Kornelia Trawkowska; Producer:  Adam Uryniak

Synopsis:
Calm and safe world of Michal Kunicki collapsed with disappearance of his wife and son. Solving the mystery of their vanishing becomes obsession that completely ruins his life.

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