Sunday, May 4, 2008

#32: SFIFF: Up the Yangtze, Still Life, Medicine for Melancholy, Ice People, Mataharis, Faubourg Treme. Plus Audrey Chang & Lourdes Portillo.

The 51st San Francisco International film festival is running from April 24th to May 8th.

Up the Yangtze dir: Yung Chang.
Winner of the Golden Gate Documentary Feature Prize.

Still Life dir: Jia Zhang-ke starring: Han Sanming, Zhao Tao, Li Zhu Bing, Wang Hongwei

Interview with Audrey Chang, documentary programmer and Golden Gate awards manager for the SFIFF51

Medicine for Melancholy dir: Barry Jenkins starring: Wyatt Cenac, Tracey Heggins.
Winner of the SFIFF Audience Prize for Best Narrative Film.

Ice People dir: Anne Aghion

Mataharis dir: Icíar Bollaín starring: Najwa Nimri, Tristán Ulloa, María Vázquez, Diego Martín, Nuria González, Antonio de la Torre

Faubourg Treme: the Untold Story of Black New Orleans dir: Dawn Logsdon.
Winner of the Golden Gate Bay Area Documentary Feature Prize.

Interview with film-maker Lourdes Portillo.