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1999 New York's New Director's/New Films Series Lineup Set

28 Films Set for 28th New Director's Series

by Eugene Hernandez




Tweny-eight films will screen at the 28th New Director's/New Films Series (March 26 - April 11) presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center and the Department of Film and Video of the Museum of Modern Art. The acclaimed annual event will feature the directorial debuts of eight directors this year -- Michael Polish, Julian Goldberger, and Eric Mendelshon from the U.S., Peter Mullan and Christopher Nolan from the U.K., Jia Zhangke from China, Lebanese filmmaker Ziad Doueiri, and Fernando Vendrell from Portugal. Returning to the event with new films are four directors -- Tom Tykwer, Julio Medem, Francois Ozon, and Ana Kokkinos.


The complete lineup for the event which will be held at New York City's Museum of Modern Art follows:


Eric Mendelsohn's "Judy Berlin" (USA)

Tom Tykwer's "Run Lola Run" (Lola Rennt, Germany)

Michael Polish's "Twin Falls Idaho" (USA)

Julian Goldberger "Trans" (USA)

Jia Zhangke's "Xiao Wu" (China)

Fernando Vencrell's "Dribbling Fate" (Fintar o Destino, Portugal/Cape Verde)

Julio Medem's "Lovers of the Arctic Circle" (Los Amantes del Circulo Polar, Spain)

Unni Staume's "Thrane's Method" (Thranes Method, Norway)

Gyorgy Feher's "Passion" (Szenvedley, Hungary)

Christopher Nolan's "Following" (UK)

Francois Ozon's "Sitcom" (France)

Sandrine Veysset's "Victor" (Victor...Pendant Qu'il Est Trop Tard, France)

Peter Mullan's "Orphans" (UK)

Christophe Restiau and Johan Roger's "Like Father Like Son" (De Pere En Fils, France)

Vigo Remi's "Open Bodies" (Les Corps Ouverts, France)

Ana Kokkinos' "Head On" (Australia)

Alexei Balabanov's "Of Freaks and Men" (Pro Ourodov I Lioudiei, Russia)

Petr Zelenka's "Buttoners" (Knoflikari, Czech Republic)

Mojtaba Raei's "Birth of a Butterfly" (Tavalod-E-Yek Parvaneh)

Ziad Doueiri's "West Beirut" (West Beyrouth, Lebanon/France)

Fernando Leon de Aranos' "Barrio" (Spain)

Garin Nugroho's "Leaf on a Pillow" (Daun Di Atas Bantal, Indonesia)

Jean-Pierre Limosin's "Tokyo Eyes" (France/Japan)

Srdjan Dragojevic's "The Wounds" (Rane, Yugoslavia/France)


Short Films include:

Jeff Stark's "Desserts" (UK)

Julia Solomonoff's "Siesta" (Argentina/USA)

Sara Sugarman's "Anthrakitis" (UK)

Jodi Kaplan's "Immersion" (USA)


[Ticket sales begin Friday, March 5th in person at the Museum of Modern Art -- for ticket and general information call MOMA at 212/708-9500.]

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