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Retrospectives, Country Focus

This section will include various packages of films that will try to reflect the rich cultural flavours
PTI | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 29, 2004 09:23 PM IST

This section includes various packages of films that will try to reflect the rich cultural flavours from the social milieus of different countries in Asia, Europe, Africa, Australia & Canada. 

Films of Ashok Amritraj
Amritraj is one of the most successful film producers of Indian origin in Hollywood and IFFI is honoring him by screening five of his films.

Walking Tall by Kevin Bray
Raising Helen by Garry Marshall           
Moonlight Mile by Brad Silberling
Bandits by Barry Levinson
Bringing Down The House by Adam Shankman            
 

Vittorio Gassman’s films
One of the most popular and versatile stars in Italy for over 40 years, handsome, flamboyant Vittorio Gassman has found tremendous success on stage and screen as an actor. Known as the “Olivier of Italy,” whose credits include The Big Deal on Madonna Street, The Easy Life, and Profumo di Donna, for which he won a Best Actor award at the Cannes International Film Festival in the year 1975.

The Easy Life (Ii Sorpasso) by Dino Risi 
For Love And Gold (L'armata Brancaleone) by Mario Monicelli
C'eravamo Tanto Amati (We All Loved Each Other So Much) by Ettore Scola
Profumo Di Donna (Scent Of A Woman) by Dino Risi
The Family (La Famiglia) by Ettore Scola  
The Desert Of The Tartars (Ii Deserto Dei Tartari) by Valerio Zurlini

Jean-Marie Gaston films
Jean-Marie Gaston Kaboré is a Director, Producer and Scriptwriter from Burkina Faso. Kaboré 's first feature, Wend Kuuni (1982) was a breakthrough for African cinema notable for the way it translated African oral tradition to the screen. IFFI is screening four of his films. 

Rabi
Zan Boko
Wend Kuuni
Buud Yam    

Retrospective of Jerzy Stuhr’s films
A retro to Jerzy Stuhr from Poland, actor and director of theatre and cinema, professor and rector (1990-1996) of the National Academy of Theatre in Krakow, four selected films will be screened in 35th IFFI 2004, Goa.  

Camera Buff by  Krzysztof Kieslowski
Top Dog (Wodzirej) by Feliks Falk
Love Stories (Historie Milosne) by Jerzy Stuhr
A Week Of The Life Of The Man (Tydzien Z Zycia Mezczyzny) by Jerzy Stuhr  

Films funded by HBF
The Hubert Bals Fund is designed to bring remarkable or urgent feature films and feature length creative documentaries by innovative and talented filmmakers from developing countries closer to fulfillment. Since the Fund started in 1988, well over 470 projects (films, post production and distribution) from independent filmmakers in Asia, the Middle East, Eastern Europe, Africa and Latin America received support. As a honor to this organization 35th IFFI 2004, Goa is screening seven HBF films:   

Leila by Dariush Mehrjui,  Iran
Na Cidade Vazia (Hollow City) by Maria Joao Ganga, Angola
How I Killed A Saint by Teona Mitevska, Macedonia
Waiting For Happiness (Heremakono) by Abderrahmane Sissako,  Mauritania
25 Watts  by Juan Pablo Rebella & Pablo Stoll, Uruguay
Domesticas by Fernando Mereilles & Anado Olival, Brazil
The Moonless Night (Nata Pa Hënë) by Artan Minoralli, Albania 

Bavarian Films  
IFFI  is screening eight films in this section. These eight films are German films but special feature is that all the films are made in Bavaria. 

Agnes And His Brothers (Agnes Und Seine Bruder)  by Oskar Roehler
Das Wunder Von Bern (The Miracle Of Bern) by Sonke Wortmann
Jennerwein by Hans-Gunther Bucking           
Ganz Und Gar (Breaking Loose) by Kreuzpaintner           
Hierankl  (A Birthday To Remember) by Sebastian Steinbichler
Quiero Ser ( I Want To Be….)- Short by Florian Gallenberger           
"Bjorn - The Hurdles Of Bureaucracy" – Short by Andy Niessner           
Die Blutritter  by Douglas Wolfsperger             

COUNTRY FOCUS:

Canada
As a country showcase, IFFI is screening five of the Canadian films in Goa.  

Ararat by Atom Egoyan
Invasions Barbares  (Les Invasions Of Barbarians) by Benys Arcand
La Grande Seduction by Jean-Francois Pouliot
Touch Of Pink by Ian Iqbal Rashid
Spider by David Cronenberg    

Egypt  
Five films will be screened to focus on cinema from this African country.

Oh My Country Oh (Ah Ya Balad Ah) by Hussein Kamal
The Forgotten (El Mansy)
Serae Fil Nil by Atef Salem
His Excellency The Minister (Maali El Wazir) by Samir Sife
Denteilla by Inas El Deghedy 

Portugal
As a country showcase, IFFI will screen five of Portuguese films. 

Temptation (Tentacao) by Joaquim Leitao  
Gold River (O Rio Do Ouro)  by Paulo Rocha
Adam And Eve (Adao E Eva) by Joaquim Leitao
Hell (Inferno) by Joaquim Leitao
The Root Of The Heart (A Raiz Do Coracao) by Paulo Rocha    

Taiwan
As a country showcase IFFI will screen six of the Taiwanese films.

Goodbye Dragon Inn by Ming-Liang Tsai
Bear Hug by Shaudi Wang
The Missing  by Kang-Shen Lee
Love Of May by Hsiao-Min Hsu
Blue Gate Crossing  (Lanse Da Men) by Chin Yen Yee
Formula 17 (Shi Qi Sui De Tian Kong) by D.J.Chen, Yin-Jung Chen 

Raw Edge Films 
To give encouragement upcoming directors and filmmakers IFFI is screening five films in Goa. All these films are made in Australia.

The Boys by Rowan Woods
Praise by John Curran
Walking On Water  by Tony Ayres
Chopper  by Andrew Dominik
Lantana  by Ray Lawrence 

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