2005 Film Festivals

fedortschenko.jpg||Cottbus ’05 : Fedorchenko

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Rotterdam
FF (Netherlands) – see below
Sunderland FF : The Door in the Floor, The Woodsman, etc.
Bradford FF : Dog Nail Clipper 
Nottingham Silent FF : Human Law, The Woman He Scorned, etc.

Crossing Europe FF (Linz) Austria : The Wedding, No Frank In Lumberton, etc.
Kino-Otok FF (Izola) Slovenia : Rolling Family, Levelland, etc.
Amsterdam Fantastic FF : Night Watch, Lorelei, Murder-Set-Pieces

Bradford Fantastic Films Weekend : Night of the Demon, Casting the Runes, etc.
Edinburgh FF : Murk, Serenity, etc. 
Bite The Mango FF, Bradford : Tony Takitani

Viennale
(Vienna FF), Austria : Tropic of Cancer, Our America, etc.
Leeds FF : Hidden, Tell Them Who You Are, etc.
Cottbus FF, Germany : The District!, Gravehopping, etc.
Ljubljana FF (Slovenia) : Kukumi, Willenbrock, etc. 
Northern Lights FF (UK) : The Forest For The Trees

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key:
bold = comprehensive report (at least 10 films seen)
non-bold = flying visit

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International Film Festival ROTTERDAM         

Ab-Normal Beauty     [6/10]   Sei mong se jun   China-HK 2004   Oxide Pang
Absolut     [7/10]   Switzerland 2004   Romed Wyder
Black Swans     [5/10]   Zwarte zwanen   Netherlands 2005   Colette Bothof   [WP]
Bombon (el perro)     [7/10]   Bombon (The Dog)   Argentina/Spn 2004   Carlos Sorin
Casshern     [6/10]   Japan 2004   Kiriya Kazuaki
Detour     [8/10]   USA 1945   Edgar G Ulmer
The Devil's Miner     [7/10]   Germany/USA 2004   Kief Davidson & Richard Ladkani
Fatherland – A Hunting Logbook   [6/10]   Vaterland…  Cz.Rep 2004   David Jarab
4      [2?/10]   Russia 2004   Ilya Khrzhanovsky
Hotel     [5?/10]   Austria (Aus/Ger) 2004   Jessica Hausner
Howl's Moving Castle     [7/10]   Hauru no ugoko shiro   Japan 2004   Miyazaki Hayao
L'intrus     [9/10]   The Intruder   France 2004   Claire Denis
Kings and Queen     [5/10]   Rois et reine   France 2004   Arnaud Desplechin
The Late Bloomer      [7/10]   Osoi-hito   Japan 2004   Shibata Go
Lost Embrace     [6/10]   El abrazo partido   Argentina/Spn 2004   Daniel Burman
Moog     [6/10]   USA 2004   Hans Fjellestad
My Generation     [4?/10]   Mai jeneorisheon   South Korea 2004   Noh Dong-Seok
The Neighbor in 13      [6/10]   Rinjin 13-go   Japan 2005   Inoue Yasuo   [WP]
9 Songs      [6/10]   UK 2004   Michael Winterbottom (original rating 7/10)
Panorama Ephemera      [7/10]   USA 2004   Rick Prelinger
Pin Boy      [5?/10]   Parapalos   Argentina 2004   Ana Poliak
Simon     [5/10]   Netherlands 2004   Eddy Terstall
69 Sixty Nine     [5/10]   aka 69   Japan 2004   Lee Sang-Il
The Sky Turns      [7/10]   El cielo gira   Spain 2004   Mercedes Alvarez
The Soup, One Morning   [7/10]  Aru asa soup wa   Japan 2004   Takahashi Izumi
Spying Cam     [6/10]   Frakchi   South Korea 2004   Whang Cheol-Mean
Survive Style 5+     [8/10]   Japan 2004   Sekiguchi Gen
Swing My Swing High, My Darling [4/10] Buai laju-laju Malay.2004 U.bin Hajisaari
Tarnation     [6/10]   USA 2004   Jonathan Caouette
They Came Back     [4+/10]   Les revenants   France 2004   Robin Campillo
13 Lakes     [9/10]   USA 2004   James Benning
Three … Extremes    [5/10]  Utsukushii Yoru Zankoku na Asa
                                      
Jap/Chi-HK/S.Korea 2004   Miike / Chan / Park
3-Iron     [8/10]   Bin-jip  South Korea 2004   Kim Ki-Duk
Vento di terra     [7/10]   Land Wind   Italy 2004   Vincenzo Marra
Visits – Hungry Ghost Anthology     [4/10?]   Malaysia 2004   Low / Lee / Ng / Ho
                                              aka Hungry Ghost Anthology
We Don't Live Here Anymore     [6/10]   USA 2004   John Curran
Welt Spiegel Kino     [6?/10]   Austria (Aus/Neth) 2005   Gustav Deutsch   [WP]
Whisky     [8/10]   Uruguay (Uru/Arg/Ger) 2004   Juan Pablo Rebella & Pablo Stoll
The World     [6/10]   Shi jie   China 2004   Jia Zhang-ke 

    .  [overview: Surviving in Style]

8/10 or higher:
1. The Intruder   [9/10]   (L'intrus)
2. 13 Lakes   [9/10]
3. Detour (1945)   [8/10]
4. Survive Style 5+   [8/10]
5. 3-Iron   [8/10]   (Bin-Jip)
6. Whisky   [8/10]

[thanks to Tonio Van Vugt and Helmi Scheepers]