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Film Archive from the 2007-2008 Season
The 2007-08 Season of the Bridport Film Society featured 15 films from around the globe.
The Lives of Others
25th September 2007Film Information
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Solitary Stasi agent is assigned to spy on a successful playwright and his actress girlfriend. European Film of the Year and winner of the 2007 Best Foreign Language Film Oscar
Directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
The Page Turner
9th October 2007Film Information
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Gifted ten-year-old pianist fails Conservatoire entrance exam having been distracted by the insensitive behaviour of the chairwoman of the jury. Ten years later she coolly takes her revenge. Déborah François (the distraught mother in The Child) is superb as the tourneuse de pages
Directed by Denis Dercourt
23rd October 2007Film Information
An austerely beautiful parable about men and their painfully conflicted view of themselves. A wintry tale that calmly occupies its own poetic time and space.
Directed by Rafi Pitts
I Saw Ben Barka Get Killed
6th November 2007Film Information
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Stylish noir thriller based on the mystery surrounding the disappearance of the Moroccan left-wing politician Mehdi Ben Barka in Paris in 1965 - one of the murkiest incidents in recent French history.
Directed by Serge Le Péron
France / Morocco / Spain 2005
20th November 2007Film Information
After years spent in the remote
industrial town of Guiyang, father
wishes the family to return to their
native Shanghai - his teenage daughter
would prefer to remain with her friends.
Winner of the Jury Prize at Cannes 2005.
Directed by Wang Xiaoshuai
China / Hong Kong 2005
4th December 2007Film Information
The discovery of the body of a young Aboriginal woman by four friends on a fishing trip has disruptive consequences. Based on a short story by Raymond Carver, with memorable performances by Gabriel Byrne and Laura Linney.
Directed by Ray Lawrence
The Clay Bird
18th December 2007Film Information
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A Muslim boy's childhood coincides
with events in East Pakistan leading
up to the creation of an independent
Winner of the International Critics' Award at Cannes 2002.
Directed by Tareque Masud
Bangladesh / France 2002
After the Wedding
8th January 2008Film Information
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Invited to the wedding of a billionaire benefactor's daughter, Danish charity worker and Mumbai orphanage manager finds his life utterly changed.
Directed by Susanne Bier
Denmark / UK / Sweden 2006
22nd January 2008Film Information
Lonely women travel to Haiti in the late 1970s to take advantage of the poorer young males, exchanging emotional and sexual attention for gifts and access to the daily lives of westerners. Fine performances by Charlotte Rampling and Karen Young.
Directed by Laurent Cantel
France / Canada 2005
5th February 2008Film Information
A woman and her twelve-year-old daughter cope with the aftermath of the Bosnian war in the rundown Sarajevo suburb of Grbavica. Winner of the Golden Bear at Berlin 2006, plus the Peace Film and Ecumenical Jury awards.
Directed by Jasmila Zbanic
Bosnia-Herzegovina / Croatia /Austria / Germany / Netherlands 2010
The Cave of the Yellow Dog
16th February 2008Film Information
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The everyday life of a self-reliant nomad family on the Mongolian steppe, with father and six-year-old daughter in conflict over a stray dog. By the director of The Story of the Weeping Camel.
Directed by Byambasuren Davaa
19th February 2008Film Information
Wry comedy about the superbly lugubrious owner of a Montevideo sock factory, his faithful forewoman and the visit of his successful brother. Winner of the International Critics' award at Cannes 2004, the Grand Prix at Tokyo 2004 and best Spanish Language Film of 2004.
Directed by Juan Pablo Rebella and Pablo Stoll
Uruguay / Argentina / Germany / Spain / France / USA / Japan 2004
4th March 2008Film Information
An open-air court in Mali examines how the policies of the World Bank and the IMF affect the people of Africa. A poetic and powerful mix of politics, documentary, melodrama, satire, comedy and parody.
Directed by Abderrahmane Sissako
Mali / France / USA / Japan 2006
18th March 2008Film Information
Portrait of the breakdown of the
relationship between a middle-aged
academic and his younger girlfriend
over summer, autumn and winter.
The director and his wife play the couple.
Winner of the International Critics' Award at Cannes 2006.
Directed by Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Turkey / France / Netherlands 2006
Seasons Ratings for 2007 / 2008
Following every film screening our audience are asked for their reaction to each film, helping us with our selection process for the following year.