So my favourites (remembering I haven't seen a couple of the competition films - The Mike Leigh, Hunger and Lake Tahoe (to name 3).
My prediction is My Winnepeg - for its creative approach to telling a story about family and place. Alongside In Bruges and Stop-Loss as my competition Favourites. All three of these films worked as films that anyone could go see and get something out of (in my opinion).
I also enjoyed Three Blind Mice and Calm/Quiet Chaos and would advise anyone to check these out.
I would also like to add the folloing non-competition films to my favourites of the festival so far.
- Standard Operating Procedure - all i can say is wow - this film packs a punch.
- Elite Squad - for opening the door into a world we would never see.
- Salute - The Peter Norman Story - for telling us a story behind a picture simply and with genuine emotion.
- Choke - for the performances and the truly twisted storylines.
Go everynight from Tuesday - Friday (and stay for both films)
Finish the socks.
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