Film Festivals 1997

Yet another all-sorts year with something for all tastes. From Atom Egoyan's controversial "The Sweet Hereafter" and Kirby Dick's provocative "Sick: The Life and Death of Bob Lanagan, Supermasochist" to the warm and witty "Kolya" from the Czech Republic and the harrowing and visually stunning "Zero Kelvin" from Norway. The Wachowski Brothers' stylish contemporary noir "Bound" was good company for David Cronenberg's not-for-all-tastes minor masterpiece "Crash". Peter Greenaway offered up his stylistic "The Pillow Book".

The Doom Generation (1995)

Director: Gregg Araki
Starring: James Duval, Rose McGowan, Johnathon Schaech

Writer-director Gregg Araki knocks off 'Natural Born Killers' with this tale of three teen slackers who go on a cross-country sex-and-violence spree,... Read more

The Pillow Book (1996)

Director: Peter Greenaway
Starring: Yoshi Oida, Vivian Wu, Ken Ogata, Ewan McGregor

Peter Greenaway's bold stylistic experiment has as it's theme, the 'correspondence' between the daughter of a famous writer and a publisher, written o... Read more

The Promise (1995)

Director: Margarethe von Trotta
Starring: Corinna Harfouch, Meret Becker, Anian Zollner

A pointed account of star-crossed German lovers, covering a 30 year timespan, beginning with their separation while trying to escape from East to West... Read more

The Separation (1994)

Director: Christian Vincent
Starring: Daniel Auteuil, Isabelle Huppert, Jerome Deschamps

Isabelle Huppert and Daniel Auteuil are spellbinding in their roles as lovers who endure the darkest hours of a relationship-the separation. Internati... Read more

The Sweet Hereafter (1997)

Director: Atom Egoyan
Starring: Ian Holm, Sarah Polley, Bruce Greenwood, Alberta Watson

This controversial, spellbinding offering focuses on a school bus accident in the Canadian wilderness killing 14 children. A tormented attorney (Ian H... Read more

Vertigo (1958)

Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Starring: Barbara Bel Geddes, Kim Novak, James Stewart, Tom Helmore, Henry Jones

Critics have hailed 'Vertigo' as Alfred Hitchcock's ultimate masterpiece. This haunting tale of obsession, fear and murder stars Hitchcock's favourite... Read more

Village of Dreams (1999)

Director: Yoichi Higashi
Starring: Keigo Matsuyama, Kyozo Nagatsuka, Mieko Harada, Shogo Matsuyama

An enchanting, blissful look at the magic and terror of childhood. Identical twin brothers, now successful artists, recall the summer of 1948 when the... Read more

When We Were Kings (1996)

Director: Leon Gast
Starring: Muhammad Ali, George Foreman, Don King, James Brown

Muhammad Ali and George Foreman's Rumble in the Jungle, the 1974 heavyweight championship fight that suddenly turned Zaire into the temporary sports a... Read more

Zero Kelvin (1995)

Director: Hans Petter Moland
Starring: Stellan Skarsgard, Gard B Eidsvold, Bjorn Sundquist, Camilla Martens

Visually stunning and psychologically intense, 'Zero Kelvin' finds three men at odds with the elements and each other when they embark on a fur-trappi... Read more

Zero Patience (1993)

Director: John Greyson
Starring: John Robinson, Normand Fauteux, Bernard Behrens

The surreal and supernatural join forces in this extremely unusualAIDS musica. The story features the ghost of the Canadian airline steward, who alleg... Read more