Directors' Fortnight 2005

The Directors Fortnight screened 21 features, 14 shorts and two special events. In addition to the Fortnight screenings two films were presented by the SRF: Claire Simon's Est-ce qu'on a gagné ou est-ce qu'on a perdu ? and Ousmane Sembene's Xala (1975), the Senegalese director who received the SRF's Carrosse d'Or Award.

The Fortnight held special screenings of Sam Peckinpah's great western, Ride The High Country and Valerio Zurlini's exceptional Cronaca familiare - two affecting cinephile highlights of the festival.

The opening film, Eric Khoo's Be With Me, moved first night audiences and remained one of the festival's major surprises. In the following days, the Fortnight scored again with Lodge Kerrigan's powerful third film, Keane. Other Fortnight highlights included Bent Hamer's Factotum, starring Matt Dillon and Lily Taylor, Mohammad Rasoulof's Jazireh Ahani (Iron Island, closing film), João Pedro Rodrigues's Odete (Portugal), Kim Longinotto and Florence Ayisi's Sisters In Law (a fabulous documentary about women judges in Cameroun), Greg McLean's Wolf Creek (an Australian horror film which enjoyed a sizeable turnout of genre fans).

The four French selections provided a good reflection of the ambition and diversity of local auteur films.

Feature films (21)

Alice
Portugal - 1h42 (2005)
Marco Martins

Be With Me
Singapour - 1h30 (2005)
Eric Khoo

Cache cache
France - 1h31 (2005)
Yves Caumon

Crying Fist
Ju-Meok-I-Woon-Da
South Korea - 2h15 (2005)
Seung-wan RYOO

Douches froides
France - 1h42 (2005)
Antony Cordier

Factotum
Norway, U.S.A., Germany - 1h33 (2005)
Bent Hamer

Geminis
France, Argentina - 1h25 (2005)
Albertina CARRI

Guernsey
Netherlands - 1h30 (2005)
Nanouk Leopold

Jazireh Ahani
Iron Island
Iran - 1h30 (2005)
Mohammad Rasoulof

Keane
U.S.A. - 1h33 (2005)
Lodge Kerrigan

La Moustache
France - 1h26 (2005)
Emmanuel Carrère

Odete
Portugal - 1h41 (2005)
João Pedro Rodrigues

Room
U.S.A. - 1h16 (2005)
Kyle Henry

Seven Invisible Men
Lithuania, France, Portugal - 1h59 (2005)
Sharunas Bartas

Sisters In Law
United Kingdom - 1h44 (2005)
Kim Longinotto
Florence Ayisi

Tbilisi-Tbilisi
Georgia - 1h27 (2005)
Levan Zakareichvili

The Buried Forest
La forêt oubliée
Japan - 1h33 (2005)
Kohei Oguri

The President's Last Bang
Gu Tte Gu Sa Ram Dul
South Korea - 1h42 (2005)
Sang-Soo IM

Travaux, on sait quand ça commence...
France - 1h35 (2005)
Brigitte Roüan

Who's Camus Anyway ?
Camus nante shiranai
Japan - 1h55 (2005)
Mitsuo Yanagimachi

Wolf Creek
Australia - 1h35 (2005)
Greg McLean

Short films (14)

A bras le corps
France - 19 min (2005)
Katell Quillévéré

A mains nues
France - 26 min (2005)
Agnès Feuvre

Consultation Room
Shinsatsu-shitsu
Japan - 9 min (2005)
Kei Oyama

Cosmetic Emergency
Netherlands, U.S.A. - 9 min (2005)
Martha Colburn

Da Janela Do Meu Quarto
From The Window Of My Room
Brazil - 5 min (2005)
Cao Guimarães

Du soleil en hiver
France - 17 min (2005)
Samuel Collardey

Etoile violette
France - 45 min (2005)
Axelle Ropert

Instructions for a Light and Sound Machine
Austria - 17 min (2005)
Peter Tscherkassky

Kara, Anak Sebatang Pohon
Kara, The Daughter of A Tree
Indonesia - 9 min (2005)
Edwin

Majorettes
France - 16 min (2005)
Lola Doillon

Nits
United Kingdom - 11 min (2005)
Harry Wootliff

Résfilm
Slitfilm
Hungary - 19 min (2005)
Sándor Kardos

Trilogy About Clouds
Mittsu no Kumo
Japan - 14 min (2005)
Naoyuki Tsuji

Vinil verde
Brazil - 17 min (2005)
Kleber Mendonça Filho

Special screenings (2)

Cronaca familiare
Journal intime
Italy - 1h54 (2005)
Valerio Zurlini

Ride The High Country
U.S.A. - 1h34 (2005)
Sam Peckinpah

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