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Special premiere events with filmmaking guests attending and Festival parties following the screenings.


Don’t Tell   

Don’t Tell
Italy, 2005, 121 min.
Sabina is a young woman who discovers some dark secrets from her childhood buried deep inside her mind. Her pregnancy opens a door on this hidden past that she cannot close again. Best Actress, Venice Film Festival.... more



Mrs. Harris   

Mrs. Harris
USA, 2005, 96 min.
The tragic true-life story of Jean Harris, the brittle girls school headmistress, who murdered her lover, Scarsdale Diet guru Dr. Herbert Tarnower in the 1980s, receives a multi-toned treatment by playwright Phyllis Nagy in her first feature. The film brims with memorable star cameos.... more



The New World   

The New World
USA, 2005, 151 min.
This sweeping adventure, focusing on the first encounter of European and Native American cultures during the founding of the Jamestown, Virginia settlement in 1607, brings to life the classic tale of Indian princess Pocahontas and her relationship with adventurer John Smith, a story which forms the ... more



Palais Royal!   

Palais Royal!
France, 2005, 101 min.
A speech therapist is married to the heir of an imaginary kingdom. When the old king dies, she becomes queen although she's definitely not ready to be one! This brilliant parody of Lady Diana's setbacks with power and the media is brought to life by a group of great French actors in unexpectedly fun... more



Two Sons of Francisco   

Two Sons of Francisco
Brazil, 2005, 120 min.
Winner - John Schlessinger Award This blockbuster debut feature revolves around the family of poor sharecropper Francisco, who dreamed of turning two of his nine children into a famous country music duo. The moving story of Zezé Di Camargo and Luciano (who have sold more than 22 million re... more



Wah-Wah   

Wah-Wah
United Kingdom, 2005, 100 min.
One of cinema's most compelling drunks (on-screen), Richard E. Grant is best known for his delightfully debauched performance in Withnail and I. Wah-Wah, a semi-autobiographcal dramedy of English colonial life in Swaziland, is his not-to be missed directorial debut featuring standout p... more



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