Film Festival Favorites

From: Jims
Sent on: Sunday, March 29, 2009 10:56 PM
Hi everyone

I just came back from one of the best Film Festivals ever. I was happy to see a lot of our group members were able to be there.

The 33rd increased by over 10,000 people to over 66,000 attendees. As Marcie Goodman indicated at the closing ceremonies, the Film Festival is equally exciting as Christmas, just without the functional family.

My favorites:

Cherry Blossom - I liked this movie better than any of the Oscar nominees this past year. I can't say enough good things about this movie. It also won the Audience award. Yes.
Terribly Happy - Murder mystery
I swear it is not me - Dysfunctional family Canadian film
Of Parents and Children - Czech film about dysfunction again
Jury Duty

Other notables:

Goodbye Solo - Cedar Lee
Dunya & Desie
La Belle Personne
Under the Bombs - War / love story
Strangers - Israeli-Palestinian love story
Cut Loose
Kisses
Rooster's Breakfast
The Investigator - Won Central European award
Loss
The Tour - A really deep movie I would like to know more about

3 films I wished I would have seen
Manana - Swedish / Chilean
The Candidate
Prince of Broadway - won American Independent award

Thanks to all of you for your comments. I am looking forward to number 34.

On another note, this weekend, is the Akron Film Festival, just in case you didn't get enough festivalabilia.

Jim


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