i have been SO lucky in that thus far, all the films i've seen have been not just good but exceptional. the standards at this festival are set high.
i bought 30 tickets but i am struggling - yesterday i was hungover and sleep deprived so missed two films but will list what i HAVE seen so far -
the edge of dreaming - an autobiographical documentary of a scottish film maker and her family - who has a really vivid dream that she is going to die in her 48th years. in her life, things start to point towards this being a reality...
silver girls - a documentary profiling the lives of 3 septuagenarian prostitutes in berlin. paradoxically quite uplifting and inspiring in it's tone and content.
the ape - a stark existential swedish film documenting the last day of 'freedom' of a driving instructor who that morning has butchered his wife (in an apparent jealous rage) and injured his son.
neotoma tape / massage the history - two documentaries by cameron jamie, the first excerpts from home video VHS tapes of obsessed teenagers talking about their musical heros (the go-gos, sonic youth) and a montage of bizarre snippets from public access tv broadcasts from the 80s and 90s.
massage the history is a 10 minute film about these black kids in alabama who engage in ritualistic and sensual dance routines with inanimate objects, shot to 'massage the history' by sonic youth.
no heart feelings - low budget canadian pseudo documentary following a circle of friends in their late 20s during a summer in toronto. the story of my life! absolutely loved it.
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