Cinema Europa - London Film Festival 2007
The Netherlands, Italy, The Czech Republic, Slovakia, Denmark, Iceland and Bosnia-Herzegovina jump in for great little tastes from the continental. The only problem is choosing...
Here are the films:
Andres and Me
Investigating the mysterious disappearance of a political speechwriter.
At the River
A touching story of a friendship between mother and daughter.
US Marines pass through a Romanian town leaving havoc in their wake.
Controversial true story: a policeman kidnaps and tortures a party official's daughter.
A journey of self-discovery through past lives, with Charlotte Rampling.
Days and Clouds
A wife is left to cope when her husband becomes bankrupt.
Don't Think About It
Will an ex-rock star be reunited with his family after running away in the past?
Simon has lost custody of his beloved son and plans their final holiday.
The joy of old age: Josef deserts his job to fantasise about a new life.
Friends of Jesus
Male solidarity, loyalty and friendship are called into a question.
Two pairs of brothers collide in a tale of love, betrayal and revenge.
A poignant drama about a lost connection between a father and son.
In Memory of Me
Claustrophobic and mysterious Venice-based thriller.
A single mother's sanity slowly unravels, leaving her children bewildered.
Homelessness and child trafficking in Loach-like Romanian drama.
Island of Lost Souls
Lulu's world is one of magic, occult and evil powers.
Adaptation of an Icelandic new wave fiction: a story of illness and murder.
Kidz in Da Hood
Wenders-like depiction of a friendship between a young man and a little girl.
A poetic reflection on memory and loss set in an Armenian landscape.
A Man's Job
A moral dilemma: should Juha be unfaithful to help his wife and family?
Extraordinarily moving and striking portrait of marriage in 80s Czech society.
Three female detectives fight to balance work and domestic life.
Max & Co
Will Max be able to find his father, and foil a dastardly plan?
The Mosquito Problem & Other Stories
Under the surface: the dark side of life in a Bulgarian community.
One Hundred Nails
A provocative, anti-religious statement from Ermanno Olmi.
OPIUM - Diary of a Madwoman
A sexual and literary relationship develops between a doctor and his patient.
Return to Goree
A fascinating history of music and slavery.
A touching drama about a long-lasting friendship and illness.
Social realism: the struggles of everyday life for a married couple in Poland.
Is the evil substitute teacher truly an alien?
A young delinquent meets a girl who leads him deeper into crime.
To kill or not to kill? A man struggles with his conscience.
Stevie searches for meaning in her life, in spite of her wayward parents.
A day in the life of a hotel filmed in a continuous take.
We Want Roses Too
Feminist confessions: Italy's sexual revolution in the 60s and 70s.
With Your Permission
A black comedy of marital troubles, with a possibility of a happy ending.
A man plans his death, but will his self-absorbed family intervene?
When a break-in goes wrong a boy tries to escape a wealthy gated community.