Sunday, April 20, 2008

#30 SFIFF preview: Forbidden Lie$, FLOW: For Love of Water, Ballast, Stranded: I've come from a plane that crashed on the mountains

Our first episode dedicated to covering the 51st San Francisco International film festival running from April 24th to May 8th.

Forbidden Lie$ dir: Anna Broinowski starring: Norma Khouri, Linda Mutawi.
Winner of the Golden Gate Documentary Feature Special Jury Prize.

FLOW: For Love of Water dir: Irena Salina starring: Maude Barlow, Shelly Brime, Anthony Burgmans, Vandana Shiva

Ballast dir: Lance Hammer starring: Micheal J. Smith Sr., JimMyron Ross, Tarra Riggs, Johnny McPhail.
Winner of the FIPRESCI prize.

Stranded: I've come from a plane that crashed on the mountains dir: Gonzalo Arijon.
Winner of Audience Prize for Best Documentary.


davis said...

I think we need to have a knock-down, drag-out podcast brawl over Ballast. I like it quite a bit. I'm the world's biggest fan of Charles Burnett, and I'm an admirer of David Gordon Green and Terrance Mallick, but I just don't see the resemblance to Ballast at all. If anything Hammer is borrowing from the Dardennes (of whom I'm also a huge fan). But transplanting their view from Belgium to Mississippi is an outstanding idea.

By the way, "ballast" is usually pronounced with the emphasis on the first syllable, no?

Erin said...

hey Rob, thanks for listening to the show. I look forward to the tustle between you and Cathy once Ballast comes out officially.

I think the Dardennes comparison is a good one but the characters in Ballast are infinitely more enjoyable to spend time with.

Hopefully we can catch up a bit at SFIFF next week!