It’s no secret that Kore-Eda Hirokazu is one of Squally’s favorite filmmakers. His latest is the story of a family haunted by death – territory the director covered in a very different fashion in his ’90s debut Maribosi. The trailer only gives the most fleeting impression of his flair for tender moments, although IFC First Take hammer home the obvious comparisons to Ozu’s work. Other useful reference points: Assayas’s Summer Hours and Edward Yang’s Yi-Yi.
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In the final installment of our Tribeca-associated trailers, there is the requisite trip to the Holy Land, a scorching concert featuring James Brown and one funky moustache, a masterpiece from Japan, a profile of a possibly mad evolutionary thinker, tragedy Vegas style, and a musical for North Korean concentration camps victims. Only in New York, kids, only in New York!
Salt of This Sea (Annemarie Jacir, 2008)
A journey to Israel to retrieve her grandfather’s assets turns into a voyage of discovery for a young Brooklynite.
Poor Tribeca International Film Festival. They release their slate to great fanfare and all they get are a bunch of people saying that the recession has made movie-going no fun and another handful of cineastes wondering how to fill up the last two weeks in April. So they’ve decided to toss out a few more feature-length bones to remind us that watching Uzbek animation and Ben Lyons being ushered to the front of the line can be a wonderful thing. If not quite as wonderful as ice cream. The new line-up includes films from Steven Soderbergh, Eric Bana, and Cheryl Hines; a star turn from John Hurt and a woman who has done oral; a biting British satire; and two trawls through the nether world of New York film-making. More after the jump!