Thursday, August 14, 2008

The Complete Discovery Line-Up

$9.99 (Tatia Rosenthal)
Gigantic (Matt Aselton)
Lovely, Still (Nik Fackler)
Lymelife (Derick Martini and Steven Martini)
Rain (Maria Govan)
The Stoning of Soraya M. (Cyrus Nowrasteh)
What Doesn't Kill You (Brian Goodman)
Cold Lunch (Eva Sorhaug)
Vacation (Hajime Kadoi)
Apron Strings (Sima Urale)
Better Things (Duane Hopkins)
Daytime Drinking (Young-seok Noh)
Hooked (Adrian Sitaru)
Kabuli Kid (Barmak Akram)
Parc (Arnaud des Pallieres)
Snow (Aida Begic)
Tale 52 (Alexis Alexiou)
Winds of September (Tom Shu- Yu Lin)
Zift (Javor Gardev)
Hunger (Steve McQueen)
Medicine for Melancholy (Barry Jenkins)
The Paranoids (Gabriel Medina)
Three Blind Mice (Matthew Newton)
Tony Manero (Pablo Larrain)
Tulpan (Sergey Dvortsevoy)
Delta (Kornel Mundruczo)

I can recommend Tulpan from that list. It's a warm-hearted ethnographic film with more filmic rigor than usual and a few well-choreographed extended shots. Hunger, Better Things and Tony Manero were obvious buzz objects from Cannes. Delta I didn't much enjoy, but the visuals were enough for many. The star power attached to What Doesn't Kill You demands a closer look...

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