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  1. SFIFF 2006: CONCLUDING WORDS ...

    SFIFF 2006: CONCLUDING WORDS

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    Isabelle Huppert in Gabrielle

    THIS IS JUST A PARTIAL OVERVIEW; There's no way one person can see over two...
  2. COMING: Reviews of Ying Liang's Taking Father...

    COMING: Reviews of Ying Liang's Taking Father Home, Pascale Breton's Illumination, the SFIFF coming-of-age shorts series, Live 'n' Learn. and the Werner Herzog special event with his new movie, The...
  3. József Pacskovszky: See You in Space (Ég veled!...

    József Pacskovszky: See You in Space (Ég veled! 2005)

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    Getting spacey

    Though unknown in the US, Hungarian director József...
  4. Philippe Faucon: The Betrayal (2005) ...

    Philippe Faucon: The Betrayal (2005)

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    Betrayed by suspicion

    This film about the Algerian war shown at the 2006 San Francisco...
  5. Roberto Gervitz: Underground Game (2005) ...

    Roberto Gervitz: Underground Game (2005)

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    Spritz and fizzle

    Săo Paulo, 21st century: a beautiful modern subway system haunted...
  6. Juan Diego Solanas: Northeast (Nordeste, 2005) ...

    Juan Diego Solanas: Northeast (Nordeste, 2005)

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    A terrible tale, left unresolved

    Juan Diego Solanas begins his disturbing and...
  7. WATCHING AND HELPING: TWO DOCUMENTARIES Sacha...

    WATCHING AND HELPING: TWO DOCUMENTARIES

    Sacha Mirzoeff, Bettina Borgfeld: Shooting Under Fire (2005)

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    Shooting Under Fire follows...
  8. SOME OTHER FESTIVAL FILMS, BRIEFLY NOTED ...

    SOME OTHER FESTIVAL FILMS, BRIEFLY NOTED


    Daniel Yu: All About Love (2005).

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    Andy Lau as two characters with a doppelgänger...
  9. Ricardo Benet: News from Afar (2004) ...

    Ricardo Benet: News from Afar (2004)

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    A spectral landscape and a splendid slow trip into time

    Mexican Benet's awesome first feature...
  10. Samir Nasr: Seeds of Doubt (Folgeschäden, 2004) ...

    Samir Nasr: Seeds of Doubt (Folgeschäden, 2004)

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    A measured story of erupting prejudice

    Director Samir Nasr is German on his...
  11. John Longley: Iraq in Fragments (2005) ...

    John Longley: Iraq in Fragments (2005)

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    Sad images that don't quite add up

    Longley's visually beautiful and emotionally...
  12. Fernando E. Solanas: The Dignity of the Nobodies (2005)

    Fernando E. Solanas: The Dignity of the Nobodies (2005)

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    Chaotic and grainy, but for some of us, essential viewing

    This...
  13. Nobuhiro Suwa: Perfect Couple (2005)

    Nobuhiro Suwa: A Perfect Couple (2005)

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    Oppressive boredom

    A couple on the verge of divorce (they announce it to friends at...
  14. Tsai Ming-liang: Wayward Cloud (2005) ...

    Tsai Ming-liang: Wayward Cloud (2005)

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    Love in a time of watermelons

    Tsai is back with his alter ego, the pretty-boy punk, Lee...
  15. Carlos Saura: Iberia (2005)

    Carlos Saura: Iberia (2005)

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    Worthy, but not Saura's best musical film

    If Saura hadn't done anything like this before, Iberia would...
  16. John Turturro: Romance and Cigarettes (2005) ...

    John Turturro: Romance and Cigarettes (2005)

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    Privileged fiasco

    Turturro's Romance and Cigarettes leaves almost no...
  17. Greg Zglinski: One Long Winter without Fire ...

    Greg Zglinski: One Long Winter without Fire

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    One long movie without a ray of hope

    The title of this film isn't very catchy, even in...
  18. Ryan Fleck: Half Nelson (2005)

    Ryan Fleck: Half Nelson (2005)

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    Half success

    Ryan Gosling, the twenty-five-year-old Canadian-born actor remembered for the Mickey...
  19. Bent Hamer: Factotum (2005) ...

    Bent Hamer: Factotum (2005)

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    Jack of all trades and master of the bottle

    If you remember that Bent Hamer made the little film about...
  20. Zeff Zimbalist, Matt Mochary: Favela Rising ...

    Zeff Zimbalist, Matt Mochary: Favela Rising

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    Not just a sense of rhythm

    Favela Rising is a documentary about the slums of Rio,...
  21. Keith Fulton, Louis Pepe: Brothers of the Head...

    Keith Fulton, Louis Pepe: Brothers of the Head (2005)

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    THE TREADAWAY TWINS IN BROTHERS OF THE HEAD

    A band that's really together

    Experts can outline...
  22. GIUSEPPE PICCIONI: THE LIFE I WANT/LA VITA CHE...

    GIUSEPPE PICCIONI: THE LIFE I WANT/LA VITA CHE VORREI (2004)

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    Very instructive


    This throught-provoking, informative movie about...
  23. [To be shown at the San Francisco International...

    [To be shown at the San Francisco International Film Festival April 23, 26, and 28 and May 3, 2006.]

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    ALICIA SCHERSON: PLAY
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  24. 49th San Francisco International Film Festival...

    49th San Francisco International Film Festival 2006
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    Opening night's Perhaps Love featured Takeshi Kaneshiro

    SFIFF 2006: LINKED INDEX...
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