Part 4 of my top picks from recent film festivals all over the world (and many more to come). For the previous 9 movies just check previous posts. Hope you enjoy
Official Plot (IMDB)
A French teacher in a small Algerian village during the Algerian War forms an unexpected bond with a dissident, and is then ordered to turn him in to the authorities.
Sounds like a very promising film with the fantastic Viggo Mortenssen in the lead role as Daru. The man always delivers a great performance. One of the favorites of the Rotterdam Film Festival.
Official Plot (imdb)
Biblical archaeologist Don Verdean is hired by a local church pastor to find faith-promoting relics in the Holy Land. But after a fruitless expedition he is forced to get creative in this comedy of faith and fraud.
This the new feature for Napoleon Dynamite writer/director Jared Hess. Although I was one of the very few that didn’t really like Napoleon Dynamite (I liked it, just wasn’t mad about it). I still found it to be way more original than most of the other comedies out at that time, there was just something unique about it, so I’M sure Don Verdean will carry the same sort of vibe and we can expect something a little different.
it also stars Sam Rockwell and Jermaine Clements so if that ain’t enough for you to watch the film , then I don’t know what it is.
Enjoy a clip from the movie..
Official Plot (Imdb)
In a world where women have become asexual and are no longer giving birth to males, a quiet, unassuming housekeeper named Andrew Myers finds himself at the center of a battle to keep men from going extinct.
Sounds like a original concept for a film and a damn good idea for a mockumentary. sort of like Spinal Tap meets A backwards version of Children Of Men. Looking forward to this one.
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As always, thanks for reading, there will be a part 5 up in another couple of days.