Top Independent Films Fall 2006

In BABEL, a tragic incident involving an American couple in Morocco sparks a chain of events for four families in different countries throughout the world. Tied by circumstance but separated by continent, culture and language, each character discovers that it is family that ultimately provides solace. In the remote sands of the   Moroccan desert,   more

VOLVER is a meeting of “Mildred Pierce” and “Arsenic and Old Lace”, combined with the surrealistic naturalism of my fourth film, “¿Qué he hecho yo para merecer esto!!” (“What have I done to Deserve This?”), that is, Madrid and its lively working-class neighbourhoods, where the immigrants from the various Spanish provinces share dreams, lives and fortune with a multitude of ethnic groups and other races,   more

 Michaela has grown up in a deeply religious family, in a small town in Germany, in the 1970's. Despite her long battle with epilepsy, she leaves home and secures her first taste of freedom while studying at the university. Her budding love for Stefan and her friendship with Hanna crack open the shell of faith and family within which she had always felt secure and protected.  more

When it was published in 2001, Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal quickly became a New York Times bestseller, with its incendiary, non-fiction exploration of the fast food industry. The big screen version FAST FOOD NATION is a dramatic feature penned by Fast Food Nation.   more

The tension is unbearable, the rivalry is cut-throat and yet love is somewhere in the air as Britain’s leading glamour-wedding magazine kicks off a contest in which three seemingly happily-engaged couples vie to create the most to-die-for fantasy wedding. The proceedings are captured in Debbie Isitt’s witty and affectionate spoof comedy CONFETTI, in which video cameras follow the three-month,  more

In an incredible twist of fate, a Scottish doctor (James McAvoy) on a Ugandan medical mission becomes irreversibly entangled with one of the world’s most barbaric figures: Idi Amin (Forest Whitaker). Impressed by Dr. Garrigan’s brazen attitude in a moment of crisis, the newly self-appointed Ugandan President Amin hand picks him as his personal physician and closest confidante  more

The Queen,” an intimate, revealing and often humorous portrait of the British royal family in crisis immediately following the death of Princess Diana, stars Helen Mirren as Queen Elizabeth II, James Cromwell as Prince Phillip and Michael Sheen as Tony Blair. The film is written by award-winner Peter Morgan and is produced by Andy Harries,  more

Written and directed by Mitchell (who previously starred in and directed the film adaptation of his international stage hit, HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH), SHORTBUS explores the lives of several characters living in present-day New York as they navigate the comic and tragic intersections between love and sex. Male and female, straight and gay, the characters find one and other, more

We first meet Ben (RUPERT GRINT), a shy, bookish 17-yearold, as he begins a very unpromising summer vacation. While the other kids are out having fun, Ben spends these precious few weeks attending bible classes, having driving lessons with his overbearing and overly religious mother (Laura Linney)  more

Christopher Guest turns the camera on Hollywood for his next film, "For Your Consideration." The film focuses on the making of an independent movie and its cast who become victims of the dreaded awards buzz. more


THE AURA tells in first person, the extraordinary trip of a character with no name, a taxidermist, an introverted, obscure man who has a strange obsession: again and again over recent years, he has planned and imagined the most perfectly executed robberies. more



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