Some of you may still not believe, but Titanic Film Festival will take place this year as well. In response to the thousands of questions and doubtful queries we would like to assure you with regular news that we make every effort to organize the festival, so that between 7th – 17th April, 2011
film connoisseurs can select from a wide range of never else, never again-to-be-seen films. Emphasizing our sympathy for the art cinemas on the verge of closing, Titanic will take place at the traditional venues: Urania National Film Theatre
, Toldi Cinema
, Örökmozgó Filmmuseum
Titanic has been a competitive film festival for six years, and now we would like to recommend some of the films in competition
is a Canadian film that not only competes for the Breaking Waves Award but also for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film this year. Denis Villeneuve
’s touching and honest drama gives a sensible insight into the war-stricken history of the Middle East through the story of a brother and a sister living in Canada, but having roots in the Middle East. The twins are investigating their mother’s mysterious past while trying to find their father whom they long thought was dead and their brother they never knew existed. The investigation brings astonishing results and the film mesmerizingly leads the audience towards its shocking end.
Another film from Canada is Curling
, the story of a quiet and reserved single father, who is raising his daughter isolated from the world. The relationship between the over-protective dad and his daughter is relatively idyllic until some unexpected events jeopardize the fragile harmony. The film’s quirky sense of humour, occasionally absurd plot twist and most likeable characters make it an outstandingly enjoyable piece. Director Denis Côté
won the prize for Best Director at Locarno Film Festival, where Curling star Emmanuel Bilodeau was also named best actor. Côté is not unknown to the audience at Titanic, for his previous film, All That She Wants
was screened at the festival in 2009.
Perhaps the most peculiar characteristic of Rainy Seasons
is its apolitical tone quite unususal from an Iranian film. The protagonist is a middle class, sullen teenage boy with parents on the verge of divorce, feeling abandoned and insecure living in an empty flat in Tehran. In his first full-length feature Majid Barzegar
shakes off the traditional characteristics of Iranian film in a strikingly resolute way. Rainy Seasons
is an excellent psychological drama touching upon universal topics and at the same time applying typical Iranian themes and gestures. Savage
is a Swedish film in which a young man grown up in a criminal family wants to break free from the vicious circle of crime, but he cannot escape the evil blood floating in his veins… The film is based on a true story and shows what happens when one’s dreams and desires are denied until one reaches a breaking point. Savage
directed by Martin Jern
and Emil Larsson
has been nominated for the Best Nordic Film of the Year award at Göteborg International Film Festival.
Stay tuned, for more exciting news and details about the programme, premieres and guest are coming soon.