Re-Possessed

Mad Detective

Johnnie To, Ka-Fai Wai
89’ / 2007
Hong Kong

LEMESOS
Sunday 17.04 @ 18:00
NICOSIA
Friday 15.04 @ 18:00

Detective Bun -a recognized criminal profiler – has the ability to ‘see’ a person’s inner personality, their subconscious desires, emotions, and mental state. When a missing police gun is linked to several heists and murders, hotshot Inspector Ho (Andy On) calls on the valuable skills of his former mentor Bun to help unlock the killer’s identity. However, Bun’s unorthodox methods point to a fellow detective and take a schizophrenic turn for the worse.

Awards
1. Best Screenwriter Award – Asian Film Awards, Hong Kong, 2009
2. Best Screenplay Award – Hong Kong Film Awards. 2008
3. Orient Express Award, Special Mention – Sitges Catalonian International Film Festival, 2006
4. Nominated for the Golden Lion Award – Venice Film Festival, 2007

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/embed/0AL1fZqfvgA

White Lightning

Dominic Murphy
84’ / 2009
U.K.

LEMESOS
Saturday 16.04 @ 00:00
NICOSIA
Sunday 17.04 @ 18:00

West Virginia native Jesco White was just six years old when he started huffing gasoline and lighter fluid to get high. As a troubled adolescent young Jesco bounced between work camps and reform schools until the day his father, famed mountain dancer D. Ray White, taught him how to tap dance. That skill would prove indispensable in helping Jesco keep his wicked ways in check after his father is murdered and
the demons come knocking.

Awards
1. Golden Hitchcock Award – Dinard British Film Festival, 2009
2. Jury Prize for Best First Film – Fant-Asia Film Festival, Καναδάς / Canada, 2009

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/embed/p4tNjavoNUo

Passage à l’Acte

Martin Arnold

12’ / 1993
Austria

LEMESOS
Saturday 16.04 @ 00:00
NICOSIA
Sunday 17.04 @ 18:00

Four people at the breakfast table, an American family, locked in the beat of the editing table. The short, pulsating sequence at the family table shows, in its original state, a classic, deceptive harmony. Arnold deconstructs this scenario of normality by destroying its original continuity. It catches on the tinny sounds and bizarre body movements of the subjects, which, in reaction, become snagged on the continuity. The message which lies deep under the surface of the family idyll, suppressed or lost, is exposed – that message is war.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/embed/drDPbKquQVw

Fears of the Dark

Various

80’ / 2009
France

LEMESOS
Friday 15.04 @ 18:00
NICOSIA
Thursday 14.04 @ 18:00

This unprecedented animated epic features the coolest, most hip, underground, cutting edge, cult, visual and comic book artists of our time. Brought together for the first time on celluloid they delve beneath the skin to rattle the exact nerve that sends shivers racing down your spine.

Awards
Nominated for the Golden Reel Award – Motion Picture Sound Editors, ΗΠΑ / USA, 2009

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/embed/buoG3gLa6Ik

Eyes Wide Open

Haim Tabakman

96’ / 2009
Israel

LEMESOS
Friday 15.04 @ 00:00
NICOSIA
Tuesday 12.04 @ 18:00

Aaron, a respectable butcher in Jerusalem’s ultraorthodox Jewish community, is married to Rivka and is a dedicated father of four children. One day, he meets Ezri, a handsome twenty-two year old student, and soon falls in love with him. He then starts to neglect his family and community life, swept away by his love and lust for Ezri.

Awards
1. Grand Prix for Best Film – Ghent International Film Festival, Belgium, 2009
2.Best Actor Award for Zohar Shtrauss – Jerusalem Film Festival, Israel, 2009
3. John Schlesinger Award – Palm Springs International Film Festival, USA, 2010

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/embed/2mMMbBC8n4A

Requiem

Hans-Christian Shmid

93’ / 2006
Hungary

LEMESOS
Saturday 09.04 @ 00:00
NICOSIA
Monday 11.04 @ 18:00

After a breakdown during her first year of university, a young epileptic woman is convinced by those closest to her that she is possessed by an evil entity. The family seek the help of a priest in order to cast out the demon, but as the situation accelerates, the young woman must decide if she is indeed possessed, or whether she has succumbed to a crisis of faith. This powerful drama is based on true events.

Awards
1. Silver Berlin Bear Award, FIPRESCI Prize – Berlin International Film Festival, 2006
2. Best Young Actress Award for Sandra Hüller – Bavarian Film Awards, Germany, 2006
3. Best Film Award – Sitges Catalonian International Film Festival, 2006
4. Best Film Award – German Film Critics Association Awards, 2007
5. Best Sound, Outstanding Feature Film, Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role, Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role, Best Costume Design – German Film Awards, 2006

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/embed/30KLEFl2Nvg

Outer Space

Peter Tscherkassky

10’ / 1999
Austria

LEMESOS
Saturday 09.04 @ 00:00
NICOSIA
Monday 11.04 @ 22:00

Tscherkassky puts his heroine under pressure, drives her to extremes. Time and again she appears to hit out against the cinematic apparatus until the images begin to stutter, are thrown off track. Outer Space is a shocker of cinematographic dysfunction; a hellraiser of avant-garde cinema. It conjures up an inferno which pursues the destruction (of cinematic narrative and illusion) with unimaginable beauty.

Awards
1. Innovative Cinema Award – Diagonale Festival, Austria, 1999
2. Prize of the ‘Sparkasse Leipzig’ – Leipzig DOK Festival, Germany, 1999
3. Golden Spire Award – San Francisco International Film Festival, 2000
4. Honorable Mention for Best Short Film – Seattle International Film Festival, 2000

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/embed/mTarJ0Op7W8