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    CANNES '07 ATELIER INTERVIEW | Vimukthi Jayasundara: "'Ahasinwitai' is a kind of climax of the idea

    In The Atelier entry "Ahasinwitai" ("The Fallen"), a young Sri Lankan man flees the violence of the city, venturing to a village where myth and legend still keep a strong hold on the inhabitants. Sri Lankan filmmaker Vimukthi Jayasundara previously won the Camera d'Or in Cannes 2003 with his first ...

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    CANNES '07 ATELIER INTERVIEW | Semih Kaplanoglu: "Time is the raw material of cinema."

    In Semih Kaplanoglu's Atelier project "Milk", a young man who sells milk with his mother watches his world change dramatically as their Turkish town faces globalization and his mother falls in love. Kaplanoglu already has a distinguished record in film. His first feature "Herkes Kendi Evinde" won ...

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    CANNES '07 ATELIER INTERVIEW | Joana Hadjithomas & Khalil Joreige: "It is a film that reasserts our

    A view of war outside and in is the subject of Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige's Atelier project "I Can't Go Home", about a pregnant Lebanese filmmaker stuck in Paris as war breaks out back home, while her doctor husband struggles at the center of it. Directors of numerous short films, Hadjith...

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    CANNES '07 ATELIER INTERVIEW | Pablo Aguero: "My town is in the mythical valley of Argentinean Patag

    From Argentina, Pablo Aguero brings his project "Salamandra" to The Atelier, where as a first-time filmmaker his project will be among the few given priority. Described as a "conjunction of opposites", the story is of a mother struggling to raise her son in Patagonia and uses much of the director's...

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    indieWIRE INTERVIEW | "Fay Grim" director Hal Hartley

    Picking up over seven years after "Henry Fool", Hal Hartley brings us his version of the sequel. In "Fay Grim" Parker Posey again plays Fay, struggling with her son who is turning out to be much like his arrogant father Henry, missing now for seven years. When she's sent by the CIA to Paris to get her husband's belongings, she's thrust into international espionage as she begins to uncover the truth about Henry. To Hartley fans everywhere, new work from the indie film maven is something to celebrate. Toronto Film Festival programmer Noah Cowan wrote: "Hartley's films trade on rhythm and this requires an enormous command of tone by both act...

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    indieWIRE INTERVIEW | "Day Night Day Night" director Julia Loktev

    Suicide bomber as a tourist? Or a tourist as a suicide bomber? Julia Loktev's artful and haunting feature "Day Night Day Night" sharpens its focus by refusing to take a side. The film follows an anonymous girl (Luisa Williams) as she's loaded with a backpack of explosives, and her suspenseful wal...

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    indieWIRE INTERVIEW | "Brand Upon the Brain!" Director Guy Maddin

    Canadian director Guy Maddin has had an illustrious career in not only directing but also writing, cinematography, editing and even acting. 2003's "The Saddest Music in the World" won a slew of festival recognitions as did "The Heart of the World" (2000). His latest release, "Brand Upon the Brain!" follows the story of a mother who "tracks her son's every move, bellowing for him to come home over the 'Aerophone' just as something interesting is about to happen. The intrigue continues as deranged mother, hellbent on restoring her youth and sinister scientist-father who is sequestered night and day in his basement laboratory, engage in diabolic...

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    indieWIRE INTERVIEW | "Away From Her" Director Sarah Polley

    Actor/director Sarah Polley has won accolades both at home in Canada and around the world for her roles in "My Life Without Me," "Lantern Hill," "Go," and "The Sweet Hereafter" among many others. Her latest directing venture, "Away From Her" starring Julie Christie, Olympia Dukakis, Gordon Pinsent and Kristen Thomson has also garnered festival praise, including at the Toronto International Film Festival, where it premiered last September and at the Sedona Film Festival Stateside where it won the "Excellence in Filmmaking" award. The drama centers on Grant and Fiona, a couple who have been married for decades with a closeness that's unmistakab...

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    indieWIRE INTERVIEW | "Sing Now or Forever Hold Your Peace" director Bruce Leddy

    Bruce Leddy's debut feature, "Sing Now or Forever Hold Your Peace", could be described as the a cappella version of "The Big Chill." The ensemble comedy is about a male a capella group that reunites years later for a long, lost weekend of rehearsal before performing at their friend's wedding. The ...

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    PEOPLE: Daniel Wu, "Heavenly King"

    [This interview first appeared in indieWIRE's sister publication covering film in the Bay Area, SF360. For additional coverage of the San Francisco International Film Festival, visit the SF360 website.]

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