Gamboa's "The Hero" to Open 2005 New Directors/New Films; Full Series Lineup Unveiled
by Eugene Hernandez
The lineup for the 34th New Director/New Films series has been announced in New York. The event, presented by the Department of Film and Media at the Museum of Modern Art and the Film Society of Lincoln Center, will run from March 23 - April 3, 2005. With the Museum of Modern Art back in Manhattan, screening will take place at MoMA's Titus 1 theater and at Alice Tully Hall and The Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center.
Zezé Gamboa's "The Hero," an Angola/Portugal/France production, to be distributed by California Newsreel, will open the series this year. Eight short films that will screen in New Directors/New Films have yet to be announced.
Films were selected by a six-person committee from the staffs of The Film Committee Society of Lincoln Center (Marian Masone, Joanna Ney, and Richard Peña) and Department of Film and Media, The Museum of Modern Art (Mary Lea Bandy, Jytte Jensen, and Laurence Kardish).
This year's event is sponsored by National Geographic Traveler Magazine and Audi.
Complete Lineup (information provided by The Museum of Modern Art and The Film Society of Lincoln Center):
"The Hero," directed by Zezé Gamboa, Angola/Portugal/France, 2004; 97m. California Newsreel.
"Agnes and His Brothers," directed by Oskar Roehler, Germany, 2004; 115m.
"Certi Bambini," directed by Andrea and Antonio Frazzi, Italy, 2004; 94m.
"Clorox, Ammonia and Coffee," directed Mona J. Hoel, Norway, 2004; 115m
"Darwin's Nightmare," directed by Hubert Sauper, Austria/France/Belgium, 2004; 107m.
"The Devil and Daniel Johnston," directed by Jeff Feuerzeig, USA, 2005; 109m.
"Duck Season," directed by Fernando Eimbcke, Mexico, 2004; 87m.
"L'Esquive," directed by Abdelatif Kechiche, France, 2004; 115m. New Yorker Films.
"Le Grand Voyage," directed by Ismaël Ferroukhi, France/Morocco, 2004; 108m. FilmMovement.
"Junebug," directed by Phil Morrison, USA, 2005; 102m. Sony Pictures Classics.
"Kontroll," directed by Nimrod Antal, Hungary, 2004; 105m. THINKFilm.
"Live-In Maid," directed by Jorge Gaggero, Argentina/Spain, 2004; 83m.
"Mila From Mars," directed by Sophia Zornitsa, Bulgaria, 2004; 95m.
"Murderball," directed by Henry Alex Rubin and Dana Adam Shapiro, USA, 2005; 85m. THINKFilm.
"Our Brand is Crisis," directed by Rachel Boynton, USA, 2005; 85m.
"Primo Amore," directed by Matteo Garrone, Italy, 2004; 94m. Strand Releasing.
"Private," directed by Saverio Costanzo, Italy, 2004; 92m. Avatar Films.
"Sequins," directed by Eléonore Faucher, France, 2004; 88m. New Yorker Films.
"Somersault," directed by Cate Shortland, Australia, 2004; 106m. Magnolia Pictures.
"South of the Clouds," directed by Zhu Wen, China, 2004; 100m.
"Starlit High Noon," directed Nakagawa Yosuke, Japan, 2005; 92m.
"They Came Back," directed by Robin Campillo, France, 2004; 102m.
"Two Great Sheep," directed by Liu Hao, China, 2004; 100m.
"The Welts," directed by Magdalena Piekorz, Poland, 2004; 91m.
"Young Rebels," directed by Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden, USA/Cuba, 2005; 70m.