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  UNICA INTERNATIONAL NON-PROFESSIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Luxembourg 2011)       (Library ref no. 123)
Set of 4 DVDs

Every year the UNICA Festival donates a compilation programme of major entries to the IAC Library. It is free with only postal charges to pay. This year there are four DVDs in the collection with more than can be shown in a Club evening and I hope the following reviews will help your choice. I have not referred to which film is on which disc since you will probably prefer to select between discs.

GOLD MEDAL WINNERS

1. NOCTURNE
Jan Baca (Spain) Best film in the festival.

Will the new neighbour bring new opportunities? A beautifully acted tale of last chances.

Fiction
43.mins

2. TECHLOPOLIS
Javier Mrad (Argentina)

An incredibly imaginative animation giving believable and emotional life to everyday objects.

Animation
12.mins


3. BUSY
Felix von Seefranz (Germany)

Mrs Schmidt had relished the busy life running a company, but she is struggling getting used to retirement

Fiction
15.mins

4. CAMAS CALIENTES (Shared Beds)
Lluc Guell, Paula Morello (Switzerland)

Two starngers, on hard times, are forced to sleep alternately in 'hot beds'. However there is some tenderness in such difficult circumstances.

Fiction
14.mins


SILVER MEDAL WINNERS

1. THE SONG
Dima Ilieva (Bulgaria)

A fascinating documentary about the writing of Lili Marlene and its many recordings.

Documentary
13.mins

2. Still from the film.THE TRAP
Robert Lorrimer (Great Britain)

You may have seen this beautifully made comedy before but it deserves repeat viewings. (This British film is presented with French and German subtitles)

Comedy
7.mins


3. CONVERGENT
Alejandro Portaz (Spain)

In this charming romantic film they meet but are they destined to relate?

Fiction
6.mins

4. ELIZABETH VON UNGERN_STERNMEER
Vallo Toomla (Estonia)

A beautifully photographed but rather slow and enigmatic drama about a lonely wife on a Baltic island.

Fiction
19.min


5. NAPRITELUM OSUDU (Enemy of Fate)
Ondrej Krejear (Czech Republic)

The incredible life story of WW11 RAF pilot, Frantisek Truhlar.

Documentary
30.mins

6. INTE BLA (Not Blue)
Nathalie Alvarez and Robin Eriksson (Sweden)

A brother and sister support and challenge each other through the stress of their fears and doubts.

Fiction
15.mins


7. ENCORE UN PEU DE TOI (Still a Part of You)
Renaud Ducoing(France)

A delicate story of a young girl who decides to find her dead mother's secret lover (some sex scenes and language).

Fiction
30.mins

8. DECAY
Yury Kotovoy (Russia)

A hard-hitting documentary about a Grandmother's fight against criminal corruption in Russia.

Documentary
10.mins

9. BRUTAL ROMANCE
Shavarsh Hambardzumyan (Armenia)

Stop-motion animation of a man's increasingly extravagant attempts to woo a young lady.

Animation
11.mins

10. SPRACHLOS (Speechless)
Adrian Copitzky, Felix Faist and Frank Kaya (Germany)

An imaginatively filmed scene of destruction and decay. Bjorn lives alone, his friends try to help, his ex-girlfriend doesn't seem to care, time just runs out.

Fiction
10.mins

11. EDDIE
Sebastian Lindblad and Louise Berg (Sweden)

A father and son work as partners in crime. Some good action sequences but the relationship is mainly dialogue driven with no English subtitles.

Fiction
28.mins

12. VON DER WELT VERGESSEN (Forgotten by the World)
Doris Dvorak (Austria)

A visitor to Myanmar (Burma) is shocked by the military dictatorship's relentless persecution of dissenting minorities in this penetrating documentary which mixes the Myanmar known to the tourist with the reality known to its population.

Documentary
23.mins

13. QUIEN ES ESCHEGOYAN? (Who is Eschegoyan?)
Renaud Ducoing (Argentina)

The scene is Argentina 1978 host to the World Cup and Eschegoyan has some much sought after tickets in this stylish comedy.

Comedy
14.mins

14. THE COLLECTOR
Jef Caelan (Netherlands)

You never know who will come knocking on your door collecting for a local choir. A strangely compelling tale of manners with an intriguing mystery.

Fiction
22.mins

15. LA VALISE EGAREE (The Suitcase They Left Behind)
Paul Rousset (France)

In 1939 a Spanish exile fleeing Franco left a suitcase in a French railway station. A fascinating documentary about the search for the owner.

Documentary
14.mins

16. INSULAR
Eric Alexander (Italy)

An emergency on an isolated island provides the foundation to this well told, tense story.

Fiction
19.mins

17. INNOCENZE PERDUTE (Innocence Lost)
Francesco Giusiani (Italy)

In the suburbs of Rome a game turns to tragedy in this well filmed story of how a bad decision has consequences of its own (some strong language).

Fiction
13.mins


WORLD MINUTE MOVIE CUP - TOP FOUR

1 BENEFIT
Keith Baker (Great Britain)

Fiction
1.min

2. DIE MURMELN DES ZEUS (The Marbles of Zeus)
Kober and Kober (Austria)

Fiction
1.min


3. GAME
Hristina Grozeva and Sofia Natfiz (Bulgaria)

Fiction
1 min

4. MODERNE ZEITEN (Modern Times)
Videofilmer Senftenberg (Germany)
Fiction
1 min

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