SIFF Trailers: Week 2

Another selection of trailers for SIFF. Click on titles for showtimes and venues. (Back to week 1.)

2-days.jpg2 Days in Paris (France, Germany) 6/2, 6/5 – Julie Delpy returns to familiar territory, though this time as a first time director, as well as writing and co-starring with Adam Goldberg in this romantic comedy. “Though the set-up sounds similar to the the two pics Delpy made with director Richard Linklater (“Before Sunrise,” “Before Sunset”), the tone is much livelier and more offbeat. A fest crowdpleaser” – Variety. [Trailer]

American Shopper (U.S.) 6/7, 6/10 – Documentary/comedy. Film follows eight participants in training for The 1st National Aisling Championship – a “a competitive shopping contest complete with costumes, customized carts, dancing and $10,000 first prize.” [Trailer]

The Banquet (Hong Kong) 6/7, 6/11 – Zhang Ziyi in “[Feng Xiaogang’s] adaptation of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, The Banquet is every inch an epic scaled art film – deeply theatrical, stunningly beautiful, filled with intriguing contradictions, and a surprisingly faithful adaptation of the source material…it also will not take long to be greatly impressed by the martial arts choreography. Though the film is actually significantly more focused on drama and palace intrigue than it is with hand to hand combat it opens with a simply stunning sequence and all subsequent sequences show every bit as much verve.” – Twitch. [Trailer]

Black Sheep (New Zealand) 6/2 – Midnight Show. Think Shaun of the Dead, with sheep. Duh. [Trailer]

posey.jpgBroken English (U.S.) 6/8, 6/10 – Directorial debut by Zoe Cassavetes (Yes. Offspring of John C. and Gena Rowlands.) Parker Posey does the single, thirty-something thing in this romantic comedy. After a number of bad to worse dating encounters, maybe she’s found the one in Frenchy Julien. Also features Drea de Matteo, Justin Theroux, and Rowlands. [Trailer]

Cashback (U.K.) 6/2, 6/5 – Suffering from insomnia, and recovering from break-up trauma, Ben imagines he can stop time whilst among other quirky late-night supermarketers. IMDB keywords for Cashback are Nude Girl/Nudity/Female Nudity/Love/Time Freeze. [Trailer]

Dasepo Naughty Girls (South Korea) 6/4, 6/6 – Wacked-out sex-farce, based on the Korean web-novel, “Multi-Cell Girl”. High-schoolers get their rocks off. [Non-subtitled trailer]

Day Watch (Russia) 6/8, 6/10 – Part 2 of Russian director Timur Bekmambetov’s fantasy/sci-fi Night Watch trilogy. [Trailer]

Kurt Cobain About a Son (U.S.) 6/2 – 25-plus hours of audio interviews with Cobain about his life and times, taped by Michael Azerrad for his book “Come As You Are: The Story of Nirvana”. “It’s almost exactly an hour into About A Son before the first image of Kurt Cobain hits the screen….technique and wit turn out to be the main attraction…[director A.J] Schnack’s images combine into an unlikely alloy that upholds Cobain’s legend even while tearing it down…A Nirvana song never graces the soundtrack, which is instead packed with Creedence, Springsteen, Big Black and The Vaselines.” – CHUD. [Trailer]

La Vie En Rose – (Czech Republic, France, U.K.) 6/1, 6/2 – Edith Piaf biopic. “For those that grew up listening to Piaf magically transform poetic lyrics written for her into unforgettable pieces of history, La Vie en rose will most likely grab hold of your heart…Marion Cotillard’s performance is one that should not be missed” – Cinematical. [Trailer]

The Pervert’s Guide to Cinema (Austria, Netherlands, U.K.) 6/8, 6/9 – Slovenian-born political philosopher and cultural critic Slavoj Zizek mines classic films for psychological subtext. “Zizek’s ideas can be at times long-winded and academic. But they also are frequently amusing and provocative, whether using Norman Bates’ multilevel house in “Psycho” and the Marx Brothers to illustrate Freud’s theories about the superego, ego and id or the films of David Lynch to explore, well, pretty much every aspect of human sexuality.” – Hollywood Reporter. [Trailer]

syndromes.jpgSyndromes and a Century (Thailand) 6/4, 6/7 – Apichatpong Weerasethakul (Mysterious Object at Noon, Tropical Malady) directs two hospital stories, based on memories attached to his parents’ relationship. Contributing critics to Film Comment named Syndromes the Best Film of 2006 not yet distributed in the U.S. [Trailer]

Woman on the Beach (South Korea) 6/3, 6/5 – “A wonderful, serious-minded romantic comedy-drama about a film director’s uncertain relations with two successive women while trying to write a script at an off-season beach resort, this is Korean buff favorite Hong Sang-soo‘s most accessible film.” – Variety. [Trailer]

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