Contents OFFICIAL SELECTION In Competition Sleeping Beauty
POST PRODUCTION The Hunter 6 Keyhole 8 IN PRODUCTION Dreams of a Life
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MARKET Collaborator Frissons Des Collines Funkytown Hidden 3D Bengali Dectective Familiar Grounds Salesman Mad Bastards Summer Coda South Solitary Eco-Pirate A Manâ€™s Story Rio Sex Comedy Chasing Madoff Road to Nowhere
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Official Selection - In Competition
Sleeping Beauty Director: Julia Leigh Producer: Jessica Brentnall Executive Producers: Tim White, Alan Cardy, Jamie Hilton Cast: Emily Browning (Sucker Punch), Rachael Blake, Peter Carroll Australia, 2011, 101 min, ENGLISH “You will go to sleep: you will wake up. It will be as if those hours never existed.” Death-haunted, quietly reckless, Lucy is a young university student who takes a job as a Sleeping Beauty. In the Sleeping Beauty Chamber old men seek an erotic experience that requires Lucy’s absolute submission. This unsettling task starts to bleed into Lucy’s daily life and she develops an increasing need to know what happens to her when she is asleep.
SOLD TO: AUSTRALIA / CANADA / FRANCE USA AVAILABLE THROUGH UTA
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Post-Production - Promo Screening
Director: Daniel Nettheim Producers: Vincent Sheehan, Liz Watts (Animal Kingdom), Paul Wiegard Cast: Willem Dafoe, Sam Neill, Frances O’Connor
Based on the acclaimed novel by Julia Leigh (Sleeping Beauty) Australia, 2011, ENGLISH THE HUNTER is the story of Martin, a skilled and ruthless mercenary sent into the Tasmanian wilderness on a hunt for a tiger believed to be extinct. Hired by an anonymous company that wants the tiger’s genetic material, Martin arrives in Tasmania posing as a scientist. He proceeds to set up base camp at a broken-down farmhouse, where he stays with a family whose father has gone missing. Usually a loner, Martin becomes increasingly close to the family; however, as his attachment to the family grows, Martin is led further down a path of unforeseen dangers, complicating his effort to complete his deadly mission.
THRILLER SOLD TO: Airlines / AustraliA / Bulgaria / Canada / Middle East / Poland / Romania / Turkey
“[An] accomplished novel....feels, around the edges, like an exploration of an archaic manhood that may itself be teetering on extinction’s brink…Leigh takes you on a trek through the mind of a fanatic.” Rob Nixon, The New York Times on The Hunter by Julia Leigh
Post - Production
Keyhole Director: Guy Maddin Producers: Jean Du Toit, Lindsay Hamel, Phyllis Laing, Guy Maddin, Jody Shapiro Cast: Jason Patric (The Lost Boys, Sleepers), Isabella Rossellini (Death Becomes Her, Blue Velvet), Udo Kier (Blade, Ace Ventura, Grindhouse), Kevin McDonald (Lilo And Stitch, Epic Movie) Canada, 2011, ENGLISH A gangster and deadbeat father, Ulysses Pick (Patric), returns home after a long absence. He is toting two teenagers: a drowned girl, Denny, who has mysteriously returned to life; and a bound-and-gagged hostage, who is actually his own teenage son, Manners. Confused Ulysses doesnâ€™t recognize his own son, but he feels with increasing conviction he must make an indoor odyssey from the back door of his home all the way up, one room at a time, to the marriage bedroom where his wife Hyacinth (Rossellini) awaits.
GENRE: GUY MADDIN! SOLD TO: CANADA
Dreams of a Life Director: Carol Morley Executive Producer: Producers: UK, ENGLISH DREAMS OF A LIFE is an imaginative and multilayered quest to go beyond the newspaper reports and solve the mystery of who thirty-eight year old Joyce Vincent was and why she lay undiscovered for three years after her death in one of the busiest parts of London.
DOCU-DRAMA SOLD TO: UK
Director: Martin Donovan Executive Producers: Ted Hope (American Splendor, The Devil and Daniel Johnston, 21 Grams) Producers: Julien Favre, Luca Matrundola, Pascal Vaguelsy Cast: Martin Donovan, David Morse, Olivia Williams, Melissa Auf der Maur With original music by PJ Harvey
Canada / USA, 2010, ENGLISH On a visit to his childhood home to look in on his mother, the famous playwright Robert Longfellow is taken hostage by Gus, an ex-con neighbour he has avoided since he was a boy. As the drama unfolds on the cable news channels, the two men unexpectedly bond until the mood darkens and shots ring out.
SUSPENSE / DRAMA SOLD TO: Australia / Canada / Middle East / Scandinavia
Screenings Sat 14th 14:00 OLYMPIA 5 Mon 16th 14:00 ARCADES 2
Frissons Des Collines Director: Richard Roy Producers: Louis-Philippe Rochon Jaime Tobon Cast: Antoine Pilon/Evelyne Brochu/Guillaume Lemay-Thivièrge Canada, 2011, FRENCH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES It’s the summer of 1969. The world is changing fast, and a year of intense social upheaval has just ended. At 12, young Frisson can feel the spirit of discovery awakening inside. He wants to go live in the country with his hero, outlaw biker Tom Faucher. He gets into trouble with his friend, big Thibault, and carries a torch for his teacher. Frisson believes anything is possible, even making it to Woodstock and getting Hendrix’s autograph. He’ll stop at nothing to get the money he needs for the trip. Against the backdrop of the Age of Aquarius and the first lunar landing, Frisson is coming of age. He’s slowly discovering the joys and disappointments of desire, friendship and love. In a word, he’s becoming a man.
SOLD TO: Canada
Sat 14th 10:00 ARCADES 2 Mon 16th 9:30 RIVIERA 2
Funkytown Hidden 3D
Screenings Fri 13th 18:30 PALAIS K Mon16th 10:00 PALAIS I
Director: Antoine Thomas Producers: Andrea Marotti, André Rouleau, Don Carmody Cast: Sean Clement, Simonetta Solder (Mother of Tears), Jordan Hayes
Director: Daniel Roby Producers: André Rouleau Cast: Patrick Huard, Justin Chatwin, Sarah Mutch, Paul Doucet, Raymond Bouchard
Canada / Italy, 2011, 81 min, ENGLISH
Canada, 2011, 133 min, English and French with English subtitles
1976. Montreal. Eight people who wanted to see and be seen at the trendiest disco will be juggling fame and anonymity until they will be forced to make sober choices in an era when excess was the norm, and when disco was king.
Screenings DRAMA SOLD TO: CANADA
Thur12th 18:00 OLYMPIA 5 Sun 15th 18:00 ARCADES 2
When Brian Karter’s mother dies, he is surprised to learn that he has inherited The Sanctuary, home to her controversial experimental addiction treatment center. During a tour of the decrepit building with his friends and a mysterious associate of his mother, it becomes clear that something sinister lies beneath the surface. Despite their misgivings, the group follows a secret passageway underground and comes to a terrible realization: Brian’s mother built a revolutionary machine that cured people of their addictions but, as a side effect, caused those addictions to materialize in the form of mutant children hungry for human flesh, now living in the bowels of the abandoned building. With the mutant children hunting the group as prey, Brian and his friends fight to stay alive against the inconceivable, and soon realize that some things are better left hidden.
3D HORROR SOLD TO: AUSTRIA / BENELUX / CANADA / CIS / GERMANY / INDIA / INDONESIA / ITALY / MALAYSIA / MIDDLE EAST / POLAND / SINGAPORE / TAIWAN / THAILAND / TURKEY / UK
Imagine your addiction... Imagine your addiction coming to life.
The Bengali Detective
Director: Phil Cox Producers: Giovanna Stopponi, Annie Sundberg (Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work), Himesh Kar Executive Producers: Angus Aynsley (Wasteland), Karol Martesko-Fenster (Hell and Back Again), Gernot Schaffler,Thomas Brunner, Jon Thomspon
FOX SEARCHLIGHT has purchased remake rights! UK/India/USA/AUSTRIA, 2011, 91 min, Hindi, EnglisH, Bengali with ENGLISH subtitles The secrets of Kolkata are revealed by overweight dance obsessed intrepid detective Rajesh Ji. Mixing dance and hit songs with the harsh lives of clients, this original feature documentary provides an unprecedented look at modern India through the prism of crime.
DOCUMENTARY SOLD TO: CANADA / INDIA / UK
Screenings Sat 14th 18:30 PALAIS K Web 18th 10:00 PALAIS I
Winner Ecumenical Prize
Director: Stéphane Lafleur (Continental, un film sans fusil) Producers: Luc Déry, Kim McCraw (Incendies) Cast: Fanny Mallette, Francis La Haye, Sylvain Marcel Canada, 2011, 89 min, French with ENGLISH SUBTITLES
Maryse works in a factory and lives a comfortable suburban life with her husband Alain. Their current obsession: selling a tractor that sits unused on their front lawn. Maryse’s brother, Benoit, lives with their convalescent father. Benoit is stuck in perpetual adolescence, but hopes to settle into a new adult life with his girfriend, an older single mother. Then everything changes. An accident at Maryse’s workplace sparks a series of coincidences and a stranger arrives, claiming to come from the future. Suddenly the brother and sister are launched into a road trip that will change their ordinary lives forever.
COMEDY/DRAMA SOLD TO: CANADA
“Though the setup might sound surreal, an impressive command of tone . . . keeps things grounded right until a delicious finale.” Boyd van Hoeij – Variety
“Four stars. Deceptively simple but quietly powerful.” Andrew Grant – About.com
“An absolute delight and a vivid look at crime-fighting in a big city.... connects you with a character whom you can’t stop watching.” David D’Arcy, Screen INTERNATIONAL
“An obstinately memorable misfit fable . . . [with a] winningly deadpan sense of humour. ” Lee Marshall – Screen Daily
“It’s easy to see why Fox Searchlight recently purchased “remake rights” to the British-Indian film.... Rajesh Ji . . . is a dazzling character. At once funny, determined and tragic, Rajesh could star in a series of films as he sleuths his way across the sprawling, chaotic metropolis that is Kolkata.” Kirk Honeycutt, The Hollywood Reporter
Screenings Thur 12th 16:00 ARCADES 2 Web 18th 15:30 RIVIERA 2
“Sundance’s foreign-language films often feature mature themes and characters that American independents do not. Among the most interesting this year... from Canada Sébastien Pilote’s Frenchlanguage ‘The Salesman’.” Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
Director: Sébastien Pilote Producers: Bernadette Payeur, Marc Daigle Cast: Gilbert Sicotte, Nathalie Cavezzali, Jérémy Tessier, Jean-François Boudreau Canada, 2011, 107 min, French with English subtitles
SOLD TO: CANADA / BENELUX
“Visually panoramic yet dramatically intimate...manages to wallop and warm at once.” Rob Nelson, Variety
Director: Brendan Fletcher Writers: Brendan Fletcher in collaboration with Dean Daley-Jones, Greg Tait, John Watson Producers: Alan Pigram, Stephen Pigram, David Jowsey, Brendan Fletcher Cast: Dean Daley-Jones, Lucas Yeeda, Ngaire Pigram, Greg Tait, John Watson, Douglas Macale Australia, 2011, 90 min, ENGLISH
Marcel Lévesque, a savvy, quick-witted car salesman nearing retirement, lives for just three things: his work, his daughter, and his grandson. He has been salesman of the month for years at the dealership where he has spent his whole career, in a fading one-industry town. One endless winter, while the pulp and paper mill lays off more workers, Marcel has only one thing on his mind: getting his beloved American cars off the snowy lot. One day he sells a brand new truck to François Paradis, a laid-off worker from the mill, leading to repercussions Marcel never imagined, in this film about alienation, humanity, religion and the art of selling cars.
Screenings Sun 15th 10:00 OLYMPIA 5 Tues 17th 10:00 ARCADES 2
TJ is a mad bastard, and his estranged 13-year-old son Bullet is on the fast track to becoming one, too. After being turned away from his mother’s house, TJ sets off across the country to northwestern Australia to make things right with his son. Grandpa Tex has lived a tough life, and now, as a local cop, he wants to change things for the men in his community. Crosscutting between three generations, Mad Bastards is a raw look at the journey to becoming a man and the personal transformation one must make. Developed with local Aboriginal communities and fueled by a local cast, Mad Bastards draws from the rich tradition of storytelling inherent in Indigenous life. Using music from legendary Broome musicians the Pigram Brothers, writer/director Brendan Fletcher poetically fuses the harsh realities of violence, healing, and family. - Owl Johnson, Sundance Film Festival 2011 Film Guide
DRAMA SOLD TO: AIRLINES / AUSTRALIA / CANADA / MIDDLE EAST / USA
“... brutally realistic...Fletcher’s film is definitely worth checking out.” Don Simpson, Los Angeles Independent “Delightfully observed and impressively assured debut film.” Mark Adams, Screen Intl “Impeccably acted, poignant and nuanced.” Dennis Harvey, Variety
“...shapes textured relationships within a vividly drawn milieu..” David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter
Screening Fri 13th 16:00 OLYMPIA 5 Soundtrack available on iTunes!
Market Screening “An utterly beautiful, brilliant film… it feels like something new.” Ain’t It Cool News
The Story of Paul Watson Screenings
Director: Richard Gray Producers: Richard Gray, Mark Goldenfein, John Finemore Cast: Rachael Taylor (Gray’s Anatomy, Bottle Shock, Cedar Boys), Alex Dimitriades (Head On), Susie Porter, Angus Sampson, Nathan Phillips, Cassandra Magrath, Jacki Weaver ((Academy Award nominee, Animal Kingdom)
Thur 12th 10:00 GRAY 1 Tues 17th 14:00 GRAY 1
DRAMA SOLD TO: AUSTRALIA / MIDDLE EAST
“South Solitary is a very special film, both original and in its own way, quite a daring one.” David Stratton, At The Movies
Screening Mon 16th 18:00 OLYMPIA 5
“He is one of the gutsiest guys on the planet. I am just so grateful to him for his commitment and his courage and his daring and his humanity.” Martin Sheen, quoted from The New Yorker “Movie stars only get to play act at being action heroes, but they see Watson as the real thing.” Dr. Patrick Moore, Greenpeace co-founder
Australia, 2010, 108 min, ENGLISH Heidi, a young woman haunted by the memory of her estranged father, returns to Australia seeking closure. Along the road to her hometown she makes a chance connection with the handsome owner of an orange grove, Michael. After her father’s wake turns sour, Heidi flees to Michael’s grove to find the escape and camaraderie she desperately needs. There among the colorful surroundings and offbeat characters of picking season, Heidi allows her feelings for Michael to blossom. He struggles to reciprocate, however, using his wit and charm to mask a tortured soul. As the past unravels, Heidi and Michael are forced to confront the future, discovering that their lives and secrets are better shared.
Director and Producer: Trish Dolman Canada, 2011, 110 min, ENGLISH
“I think he’s a hero...He’s been prepared to put himself on the line to stop the abuse of animals in places where no one else was prepared to go.” Peter Singer, Princeton ethicist and the author of “Animal Liberation”
Fri 13th 14:00 ARCADES 2
SOLD TO: CANADA / SCANDINAVIA / US US NOT AVAILABLE THROUGH eOne
A Man’s Story
Director: Shirley Barett Producers: Miranda Culley, Marian Macgowan Executive Producers Philip Keir, Emile Sherman (THE KING’S SPEECH), Sarah Radclyffe Cast: Miranda Otto, Marton Csokas, Essie Davis, Rohan Nichol, Barry Otto
Director: Varon Bonicos Producers: Rachel Robey, Alastair Clark (London To Brighton, Better Things) Featuring: Ozwald Boateng UK, 2010, 90 min, ENGLISH
Australia, 2010, 120 min, ENGLISH Meredith (Miranda Otto), an unmarried woman in her thirties, arrives on the remote lighthouse island South Solitary as an unpaid companion to her elderly uncle (Barry Otto), the new head lighthouse keeper. Bad weather and misadventure leave Meredith marooned on the island with only the gruff and shy Keeper Fleet (Marton Csokas), a veteran very much damaged by his war experience. Against all odds a tender, faltering courtship ensues.
DRAMA SOLD TO: AIRLINES / AUSTRALIA / CANADA / MIDDLE EAST
“...the coolest man on Earth.” John Walsh - The Independent
Screening Web 18th 16:00 PALAIS I
A MAN’S STORY profiles menswear designer Ozwald Boateng, his business and his personal life. Charismatic, glamorous, hard-working and very humanly flawed, Boateng’s triumphs and set-backs are the meat of this film which is set against a back-drop of models, movie stars and exotic locations. Black and straight, he breaks the stereotypes of the fashion industry. He is his own original.
DOCUMENTARY SOLD TO: UK / IRELAND / MIDDLE EAST
Rio Sex Comedy Director: Jonathan Nossiter (Mondovino) Producers: Jonathan Nossiter, Matias Mariani Cast: Charlotte Rampling, Bill Pullman, Irène Jacob, Fisher Stevens, Daniela Dams
“Slapstick comedy a la Preston Sturges with a sharp eye on urban policy, the film overcomes a difficult challenge: to make us laugh and reflect on a hot-button topic.” Agnès Poirier – Nouvel Observateur - Teleobs
Amélie Dubois – Les Inrockuptibles
France/Brazil, 2010, 110 min, ENGLISH/FRENCH/ PORTUGUESE WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES A delirious comedic romp through the favelas and high-end plastic surgery clinics of Rio de Janeiro, Rio Sex Comedy charts the misadventures of expatriates in their bungled search for personal pleasures and social justice. Charlotte Rampling is a mischevious English plastic surgeon determined to discourage anyone from going under the knife. Irène Jacob is a French anthropologist whose political correctness is upstaged by more carnal ambitions. Bill Pullman is a befuddled American ambassador who flees from his responsibilities into one of Rio’s most dangerous favelas where he becomes co-opted by the schemes of Fisher Stevens, favela tour operator and romantic huckster.
VENICE FILM FESTIVAL - IN COMPETITION Monte Hellmann, Winner of Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement VIENNA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DU FILM DE LA ROCHE-SUR-YON Monte Hellmann Retrospective ESTORIL FILM FESTIVAL - Official Selection PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Road to Nowhere
Director: Monte Hellman (Two-Lane Blacktop) Producers: Steven Gaydos, Melissa Hellman, Monte Hellman, Jonathan Dana Cast: Shannyn Sossamon, Tygh Runyan, Cliff De Young
COMEDY SOLD TO: BRAZIL / CYPRUS / Czech Republic / FRANCE / GREECE / Slovak Republic US NOT AVAILABLE THROUGH eOne
Chasing Madoff Director: Jeff Prosserman Producers: Jeff Prosserman, Jeff Sackman
USA/Canada, 2010, 94 min, ENGLISH At approximately 8:30am on December 11th, 2008 two federal agents entered the New York City penthouse of 133 East 64th Street and arrested Bernard Madoff, the admitted mastermind behind the largest act of financial fraud in world history. A decade prior, Boston-based Securities Analyst Harry Markopolos discovered that Bernard L. Madoff Securities was a Ponzi scheme. Foxhounds is a documentary feature that reveals the frightening true story behind the Bernard Madoff scandal from the team that discovered it ten years before the public.
SOLD TO: CANADA US NOT AVAILABLE THROUGH eOne
USA, 2010, 121 min, ENGLISH “Monte Hellman’s first feature film in 21 years is one of his finest and deepest, a twin peak to his 1971 masterpiece, ‘Two Lane Blacktop’.” F.X. Feeney - Variety
”’Road’ may also be as significant to the indie feature as ‘Avatar’ is to the popcorn movie.” John Anderson, The New York Times
“A certifiable masterpiece.” Olaf Möller – Film Comment
“A triumphant return for one of cinema’s masters.” Brad Stevens – Sight and Sound
“There’s little better at restoring one’s faith in cinema then when a great director returns from the wilderness . . . [Road to Nowhere] is a deliriously enjoyable film . . . As Hellman builds layer upon layer and takes meta to a new level, one can tell that this was as fun for him to make as it is for audiences to watch.” Nick Dawson – Filmmaker Magazine
“Beautifully shot and edited and as cinematic as anything Hellman’s ever done, Road to Nowhere is . . . ‘a love song to the movies in our hearts.’” Marc Savlov - The Austin Chronicle
THRILLER SOLD TO: FRANCE / ISRAEL / ITALY / MIDDLE EAST / PORTUGAL / USA / WEST AFRICA
PALAIS I 10:00am
OLYMPIA 1 14:00pm
PALAIS K 16:00pm
ARCADES 2 10:00am
RIVIERA 2 15:30pm
OLYMPIA 5 10:00am
GRAY 1 02:00pm
PALAIS I 10:00am
Friday 20th April
RIVIERA 2 09:30am
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ARCADES 2 18:00pm
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Thursday 19th April
ARCADES 2 14:00pm
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OLYMPIA 5 16:00pm
A Manâ€™s Story
OLYMPIA 5 14:00pm
PALAIS K 18:30pm
PALAIS K 18:30pm
OLYMPIA 5 18:00pm
ARCADES 2 16:00pm
Friday 13th April Saturday 14th April
Frissons Des Collines
GRAY 1 10:00am
The Paul Watson Story
The Bengali Detective Thursday 12th April
PALAIS I 16:00pm
OLYMPIA 5 18:00pm
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