How Is Your Fish Today?
Xiaolu Guo, 2007, 83 min.
Ruminating on urban isolationism in a rapidly expanding China, Guo's debut narrative feature follows a Beijing-based screenwriter as he obsessively rewrites a rejected script about a murderer on the run.
Auraeus Solito, 2006, 113 min.
In this fable of tradition and nonconformity set against the lush beauty of the Filipino countryside, three misfits come together to make their own place in a conservative, often superstitious village.
Daniel B. Gold and Judith Helfand, 2006, 95 min.
This tantalizing "toxic comedy" tracks a cadre of global warming messengers parrying across the widening chasm between scientific understanding and political action. As climate change goes mainstream, activists, scientists, journalists, politicians, and pundits jostle for position on opposing sides of the hot - and overheating - issue.
Michael Glawogger, 2006, 96 min.
Glawogger (Workingman's Death, SFIFF 2006) returns to narrative filmmaking with this dark, odd, but enormously appealing story of Sebastian (an appalling cad), Pia (Sebastian's new flame), and Kallman (a muttering, shabby drunk), who find their lives uprooted and strangely intertwined with each other's.