- Three Times (Hou Hsiao-Hsien, Taiwan)
- L’Enfant (Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne, Belgium)
- A History of Violence (David Cronenberg, Canada)
- Caché (Michael Haneke, Austria)
- The Death of Mr. Lazarescu (Cristi Puiu, Romania)
- The Wayward Cloud (Tsai Ming-Liang, Taiwan)
- The Quiet (Jamie Babbit, USA)
- The Sun (Alexander Sokurov, Russia)
- Instructions For A Light And Sound Machine (Peter Tscherkassky, Austria)
- Les Amants Réguliers (Philippe Garrel, France)
- The Forsaken Land (Vimukthi Jayasundara, Sri Lanka)
- Entre La Mer Et L’Eau Douce (Michel Brault, Canada, 1967)
- À Travers La Forêt (Jean-Paul Civeyrac, France)
- Vers Le Sud (Laurent Cantet, France)
Good & Solid:
- Perpetual Motion (Ning Ying, China)
- Something Like Happiness (Bohdan Slama, Czech Republic)
- Manderlay (Lars Von Trier, Denmark)
- My Dad Is 100 Years Old (Guy Maddin, Canada)
- Why We Fight (Eugene Jarecki, USA)
Others — some interesting, some disappointing:
- Le Temps Qui Reste (Francois Ozon, France)
- I Am (Dorota Kedzierzawska, Poland)
- Mary (Abel Ferrara, USA/France)
- Shanghai Dreams (Wang Xiaoshuai, China)
- Ballets Russes (Dan Geller & Dayna Goldfine, USA)
- Gilaneh (Rakhshan Bani-Etemad & Mohsen Abdolvahab, Iran)
pic: The Quiet (Jamie Babbit).
September 19, 2005 at 2:28 am
Sounds great, girish! I’m looking forward to the write-ups!
September 19, 2005 at 4:06 pm
Glad to hear you made it home safe. I walked in the door just past midnight and spent an hour or so doing laundry.
September 19, 2005 at 4:26 pm
Those are a lot of films…I love it.
September 19, 2005 at 5:06 pm
Glad to hear you had a great trip. Can’t wait to hear more about some of those films!
September 19, 2005 at 6:23 pm
Yes, I’ll begin posting on the movies soon, while they’re still clattering around in my head.
Michael, I really enjoyed your “desert island discs” post.
September 19, 2005 at 7:13 pm
Welcome back Girish. Looking forward to reading more.
September 20, 2005 at 12:32 am
I like this drawing with eyes and reels!
Looking forward to your thoughts on this festival.
September 20, 2005 at 2:07 pm
Heheh, bloodshot eyes!
September 20, 2005 at 5:20 pm
Interesting list. It looks like you chose films as I have in past festivals, basing it on those that that likely would not get commercial runs, Cronenberg excepted. Some rain and wind here at Miami Beach, but Rita’s biggest effect on my life will probably be the temporary disruption of mail and my Netflix queue.
September 20, 2005 at 5:33 pm
Thanks, Girish. I really enjoyed writing that post. (Now, I should do one for films as well.)
September 21, 2005 at 5:24 am
Even the bad films on that list sound good. I’m especially interested in hearing about The Quiet, since it was the first production from the University of Texas’ new production shingle; I’d heard some bad buzz about it from people who’d worked on it.
September 21, 2005 at 11:19 am
David, The Quiet turned out to be one of the surprises of the fest. It’s a superb and moody little teen film. I’ll definitely post about it in the next few days. (The director and screenwriters talked about their experience shooting it at U/Texas).
October 13, 2005 at 2:42 pm
I am moving to Toronto next month and I am excited. Hope to see you guys at next year’s TIFF (I am a South Indian too. So girish, we gotta meet).
BTW, Did anyone check out Rowan Wood’s “Little Fish”? I am a huge fan of Cate Blanchett and just want to know if the movie is any good.
October 14, 2005 at 4:17 am
Now I just gotta acquire all those.
Where is the Criteron collection when you need it!?