Le Scaphandre Et Le Papillon – The Diving Bell And The Butterfly

05 Nov 2008 Director: Julian Schnabel France, USA 2007 112min The winner of a BAFTA and two awards at Cannes, this is the true story of Jean-Dominique Bauby. In 1995, Bauby, the French editor of Elle, has a stroke at the age of 43. His entire body is paralyzed with the exception of his left… Continue reading Le Scaphandre Et Le Papillon – The Diving Bell And The Butterfly

Honey Dripper

19 Nov 2008 Director: John Sayles USA 2007 124 min John Saylesʼ fable set in rural Alabama in the 1950ʼs. Tyrone “Pine Top” Purvis, the owner of the Honeydripper Lounge is broke and desperate to lure the young cotton pickers and recruits from the local army base away from the rival club Touissants. He hires… Continue reading Honey Dripper

Bikur Ha-tizmoret – The Band’s Visit

17 Dec 2008 Director: Eran Kolirin Israel, France, USA 2007 87 min The Alexandria Ceremonial Police Orchestra travel from Egypt to Israel for a performance. Due to a bureaucratic error there is no one to meet them to help them to their venue. They decide to make their own way but end up in an… Continue reading Bikur Ha-tizmoret – The Band’s Visit


7 Jan 2009 Director: Jason Reitman USA, Canada 2007 96 min Confident and forthright Juno (Ellen Page) has her life thrown off kilter when a one-off encounter on a chair with Paulie Bleeker leaves her pregnant. She decides to go through with the pregnancy. She sets off to find an adoptive couple, with the support… Continue reading Juno


21 Jan 2009 Director: Lucía Puenzo Argentina, France, Spain 2007 90 min Alex is a 15 year old with a hermaphroditic condition, possessing both male and female genitalia. She lives as a girl but as puberty approaches her sexual identity threatens to impact on both Alex and her family. Her parents move from Argentina to… Continue reading XXY

In The Valley Of Elah

18 Feb 2009 Director: Paul Haggis USA 2007 121 min Mike Deerfield returns home from a tour of duty in Iraq and disappears. His father, Hank (Tommy Lee Jones), a retired military policeman from the Vietnam era, sets out to find him. He finds help from detective Emily Saunders (Charlize Theron), but the pair face… Continue reading In The Valley Of Elah

Tais Toi! – Shut Up!

7 Jan 2009 Director: Jason Reitman USA, Canada 2007 96min Quentin (Gérard Depardieu), a dim-witted giant who loves to talk, finds himself in jail after a botched bank robbery. He is placed in a cell with Ruby (Jean Reno), a brooding, taciturn outlaw with 15 million pounds waiting on the outside. Quentin mistakes Rubyʼs silence… Continue reading Tais Toi! – Shut Up!