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1998. 46th Edition
Films
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ALL THE LITTLE ANIMALS
Jeremy Thomas
UK 
Bobby is the victim of a childhood road accident which has left him braindamaged. His mother's death leaves him at the mercy of his stepfather Bernard De Winter, who takes advantage of Bobby's mental state to gain control of the family business and systematically terrorises the boy with threats of a future in a mental institution if he doesn't sign away his inheritance. Escapin...
Bobby is the victim of a childhood road accident which has left him braindamaged. His mother's death leaves him at the mercy of his stepfather Bernard De Winter, who takes advantage of Bobby's mental state to gain control of the family business and systematically terrorises the boy with threats of a future in a mental institution if he doesn't sign away his inheritance. Escaping from his stepfather, Bobby encounters the eccentric Mr. Summers, who buries the animals that are killed on the road. Summers' patient guidance helps Bobby to discover himself and the world. Faced with the prospect of De Winter tracking them down, Summers concludes that it's time to confront him.
CENTRAL DO BRASIL
Walter Salles
Brazil - France 
Retired schoolteacher Dora earns a living writing letters for the illiterate at Rio de Janeiro's central station. The inhabitants of the poor areas jostle around her in order to have letters written to missing members of their families, send declarations of love or exchange news about their lives. The passing of time has made Dora completely indifferent to the importance of her...
Retired schoolteacher Dora earns a living writing letters for the illiterate at Rio de Janeiro's central station. The inhabitants of the poor areas jostle around her in order to have letters written to missing members of their families, send declarations of love or exchange news about their lives. The passing of time has made Dora completely indifferent to the importance of her mission and she arbitrarily sends some of the letters and throws others away. Among her clients are Ana and her nine-year-old son, Josué. One day Ana is killed by a bus and Dora decides to take the boy in search of his father, who lives in a remote part of north-east Brazil.
DIS-MOI QUE JE REVE / MOONCALF
Claude Mourieras
France 
Just out of his teens, Julian has the mentality of a child. While the people at school treat him as if he were retarded, at home he is considered to be something of a dreamer. His father makes vain attempts at humour to calm the brotherly tension caused by the boy's 17-year-old brother Yannick's resolve to put him into a mental institution and his younger sister Marion's strong...
Just out of his teens, Julian has the mentality of a child. While the people at school treat him as if he were retarded, at home he is considered to be something of a dreamer. His father makes vain attempts at humour to calm the brotherly tension caused by the boy's 17-year-old brother Yannick's resolve to put him into a mental institution and his younger sister Marion's strong opposition to the idea, whereas Jeanne, the boy's mother, desperately tries to keep him out of a home by hiring a psychologist to give the whole family therapy sessions.
HAPPINESS
Todd Solondz
USA 
The three well-off Jordan family sisters are still trying to find their bliss. At 30, Joy still hasn't found Mr. Right, making her married sister Trish secretly despair that Joy won't "have it all" the way she does, while the best-selling author, Helen, is set on the tracks of a terrible angst. Meanwhile, their parents are discovering that the Golden Years aren't what they're c...
The three well-off Jordan family sisters are still trying to find their bliss. At 30, Joy still hasn't found Mr. Right, making her married sister Trish secretly despair that Joy won't "have it all" the way she does, while the best-selling author, Helen, is set on the tracks of a terrible angst. Meanwhile, their parents are discovering that the Golden Years aren't what they're chalked up to be: Mona is on the point of getting a divorce and Lenny is partial to the idea of dying. Then of course, there's Trish's repressed psychiatrist husband, Helen's strange neighbour, and the Russian cabbie who singlemindedly pursues the American dream while he follows Joy's classes for adults. But an out-of-the-blue phonecall changes everything.
LA VENDEDORA DE ROSAS / THE LITTLE GIRL WHO SOLD ROSES
Victor Gaviria
Colombia 
Monica is only 13 and already a rebel. She has created a world of her own in the street and pluckily fights to hold on to the little she has: her girlfriends, all kids like her, her drug-dealer boyfriend, her dignity and her pride. She makes concessions to no-one. On Christmas Eve, as on any other night, she is selling roses to make a living and indulge in her boyfriend's dream...
Monica is only 13 and already a rebel. She has created a world of her own in the street and pluckily fights to hold on to the little she has: her girlfriends, all kids like her, her drug-dealer boyfriend, her dignity and her pride. She makes concessions to no-one. On Christmas Eve, as on any other night, she is selling roses to make a living and indulge in her boyfriend's dream, but life once again brings her face to face with loneliness, drugs and death. Monica embodies the hidden face of a merciless city, Medellín, a city like any other where street children who have no place in this world fritter away the futile days of their lives.
LA VIE REVEE DES ANGES / THE DREAM LIFE OF ANGELS
Erick Zonca
France 
With nothing to her name but a rucksack and a spirited attitude to life, 20-year-old Isa lives hand-to-mouth, town-to-town, until she arrives in Lille where she encounters the equally insouciant Marie and a shared liking for solitude - although not for quite the same reasons. Marie is a standoffish and hypersensitive girl with a rebellious approach to her working-class backgrou...
With nothing to her name but a rucksack and a spirited attitude to life, 20-year-old Isa lives hand-to-mouth, town-to-town, until she arrives in Lille where she encounters the equally insouciant Marie and a shared liking for solitude - although not for quite the same reasons. Marie is a standoffish and hypersensitive girl with a rebellious approach to her working-class background.
MIA EONIOTITA KE MIA MERA / AN ETERNITY AND A DAY
Theo Angelopoulos
Greece - France - Germany - Italy 
It's Sunday and dusk-coloured rain is falling on Thessalonika. Alexander, a great author, is preparing to leave the house by the sea which has always been his home. He finds a letter from his wife, Anna, in which she speaks of a summer day some thirty years ago. Thus, Alexander embarks on a strange journey in which the past and the present are intertwined. Whilst chasing the fa...
It's Sunday and dusk-coloured rain is falling on Thessalonika. Alexander, a great author, is preparing to leave the house by the sea which has always been his home. He finds a letter from his wife, Anna, in which she speaks of a summer day some thirty years ago. Thus, Alexander embarks on a strange journey in which the past and the present are intertwined. Whilst chasing the fanciful words of his novels, he looks back over the happy times of his life. Times he wants to retrieve for one day... for eternity.
MONUMENT AVENUE / MONUMENT AVE.
Ted Demme
Canada - USA 
Bobby O'Grady lives in Charlestown's Boston neighbourhood where Monument Avenue has become the dividing line between the blue-collar neighbourhood and its newly "yuppified" quarter. Bobby and his best friend Mouse Murphy steal everything they can get their hands on and share the profits from their heists with old school chum Jackie O'Hara, better known as Jackie O. Celebrating ...
Bobby O'Grady lives in Charlestown's Boston neighbourhood where Monument Avenue has become the dividing line between the blue-collar neighbourhood and its newly "yuppified" quarter. Bobby and his best friend Mouse Murphy steal everything they can get their hands on and share the profits from their heists with old school chum Jackie O'Hara, better known as Jackie O. Celebrating a kind of Robin Hood sensibility, these guys justify their work as stealing from the rich and giving to the poor. When Bobby's cousin comes home from prison with downtown cop Hanlon hot on his heels, and secrets start coming to the surface, like the fact that Jackie O's girlfriend has been seeing Bobby on the sly, it looks like some old friendships might cease to exist.
POODLE SPRINGS
Bob Rafelson
USA 
Cynical as ever, hard-boiled private eye Philip Marlowe has left the tranquility of bachelorhood for married life. Moving to the small desert town of Poodle Springs after wedding the daughter of a billionaire, Marlowe becomes immersed in deadly intrigue. Uncovering a sinister scheme that might involve both his wealthy wife and father-in-law, - the associate of his main suspect ...
Cynical as ever, hard-boiled private eye Philip Marlowe has left the tranquility of bachelorhood for married life. Moving to the small desert town of Poodle Springs after wedding the daughter of a billionaire, Marlowe becomes immersed in deadly intrigue. Uncovering a sinister scheme that might involve both his wealthy wife and father-in-law, - the associate of his main suspect - the world-weary Marlowe's battle of love versus old habits dupe him into showing a vulnerability that could cost him his life.
THE HORSE WHISPERER
Robert Redford
USA 
Involved in a terrible horse-riding accident, both 14-year-old Grace and her prized ride Pilgrim have been physically and emotionally scarred. Conscious of the close ties between the girl and her horse, Grace's mother uproots in search of a 'whisperer' with a unique gift for healing horses. Her quest takes her to Montana's Tom Booker, a whisperer who will try to cure Pilgrim, a...
Involved in a terrible horse-riding accident, both 14-year-old Grace and her prized ride Pilgrim have been physically and emotionally scarred. Conscious of the close ties between the girl and her horse, Grace's mother uproots in search of a 'whisperer' with a unique gift for healing horses. Her quest takes her to Montana's Tom Booker, a whisperer who will try to cure Pilgrim, and to an unexpected love affair into the bargain.
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