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New Voices/New Visions

This juried competition features 10 films by first or second-time filmmakers selected to compete for the Festival’s New Visions Award.


Body   

Body
Brazil, 2007, 85 min.
The body of a woman found in a mass grave dating back to the 1970s is strangely preserved, as if her death had just occurred. At the Sao Paolo morgue, a pathologist assigned to her case suspects that she was killed by the military dictatorship. He embarks on an obsessive search to uncover the truth.... more



Continental, A Film Without Guns   

Continental, A Film Without Guns
Canada, 2007, 103 min.
This quiet and affecting ensemble piece traces the lives of four struggling characters whose lives are intertwined after a man’s disappearance; its title is taken from a line dance which is performed without touching.... more



Dharm   

Dharm
India, 2007, 103 min.
In Dharm, a four year old boy challenges the very core of a traditional Brahmin priest’s beliefs—and our faith in humanity—when it is found out that the little boy adopted by the priest is a Muslim.... more



Hounds   

Hounds
Germany, 2007, 86 min.
His mother having run off, 16-year old Lars feels even more isolated when he discovers his father is having an affair. But with the entrance of a young mute girl, it appears that his luck is about to change. A delicate blend of coming-of-age story and dysfunctional family comedy.... more



In the Arms of My Enemy   

In the Arms of My Enemy
France, 2007, 85 min.
A classic revenge drama set in 1810, Micha Wald’s visceral tale has a Cossack (Adrien Jolivet) set out on an epic chase to avenge the murder of his brother. Stunning landscapes and a near primordial attention to detail make this an unforgettable work.... more



In the Name of God   

In the Name of God
Pakistan, 2007, 170 min.
Condemned by radical clerics who issued a fatwa (Islamic ruling) against it, In The Name Of God has become a huge hit in Pakistan. Critical of Muslim radicals it also takes on the reaction of US authorities post 9/11.... more



The New Man   

The New Man
Sweden, 2007, 104 min.
Sweden, 1951. Gertrud is a 19-year-old from a very poor family. Against her will, she is committed to a work home for young women where the only way out is voluntary sterilization.... more



Shotgun Stories   

Shotgun Stories
USA, 2007, 92 min.
A modern spin on Crime and Punishment, this explosive tale of the feuding spawn of a recently deceased small town Arkansas man is simultaneously a tense family drama and a revenge story of near-biblical proportions.... more



Two Embraces   

Two Embraces
Mexico, 2007, 86 min.
Four people forced to fend for themselves in life – a burdened twelve-year-old boy, the cashier he has a crush on, an angry taxi driver and the estranged daughter of one of his passengers – come together in two embraces. An auspicious film debut and poignant tale of lonely people who find a glimmer ... more



The Waltz   

The Waltz
Italy, 2007, 90 min.
In one-shot long sequence, the stories of two girls are told against the backdrop of a ritzy Turin hotel where they used to work together. The engaging form of storytelling plays out as a waltz of life.... more



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