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ADIEU GODARD // Why We Love This Film // HIFF Selects

Absurd and thoroughly enjoyable, it is only fitting to feature Amartya Bhattacharyya’s ADIEU GODARD as our October HIFF SELECTS film in honor of the French auteur’s recent passing. Back to absurdity, here is the premise for the film: An old porn-addict accidentally brings home a DVD of a Godard film, and falls in love with …

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HIFF42 Announces First 10 films + Kerry Warkia as Honoree

A MAN OF REASON Directed by Jung Woo-sung (South Korea) – U.S. Premiere Soo-hyuk (Korean superstar Jung Woo-sung, also doing double duty in his directorial debut) in his wants out of the criminal world. Problem is, he’s got a target on his back after serving 10 years for wiping out his old boss and a …

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FREE PUPPIES! // Why We Love This Film // HIFF Selects

A New York Times “Noteworthy Film of the Summer,” September’s HIFF SELECTS is for all the dog lovers out there in an incredible true story of resilience, determination and lots of elbow grease. FREE PUPPIES! Chronicles this incredible story–When Hurricane Katrina left more than 250,000 pets stranded, the infrastructure of modern pet transport for a …

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HIT THE ROAD | Why We Love This Film // HIFF Selects

Panah Panahi, son of the great Iranian director Jafar Panahi, forever embattled with the government and currently under house arrest, makes a striking feature debut with this charming and deeply moving road movie. HIT THE ROAD expands on the genre, following a family of four–two middle-aged parents and their sons, one a taciturn adult, the …

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NEPTUNE FROST | Why We Love This Film // HIFF Selects

A visual and aural feast, NEPTUNE FROST is an Afro-Futurist musical that is a cry for liberation through technology. The best science fiction is allegorical to the societal climate of its times, but it is also done so through a white male gaze. From EVERYTHING, EVERYWHERE, ALL AT ONCE to the exemplary works of Octavia …

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MRS. NOISY | Q&A with Chihiro Amano & HIFF Programmer, Anna Page

MRS. NOISY Director: Chihiro Amano Cast: Yukiko Shinohara, Yoko Ootaka, Takuma Nagao, Chise Niitsu, Taichi Miyazaki, Raiki Yonemoto Language: Japanese with English subtitles Synopsis: A small quarrel between two neighbors quickly snowballs into a major internet frenzy. Based on a brilliant script by the writer director Chihiro Amano, this modern-day comedy takes an unexpected turn …

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Advice to Young Filmmakers from the Class of 2022

Congratulations to the class of 2022! We would like to highlight two seniors, Inez Anderson & Faith Christy Soilven, who have recently graduated high school and who have been a part of our HIFF Education Programs. Inez Anderson is a graduate of Roosevelt High School and was an active participant of HIFF’s Education programs throughout …

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GIRL, INTERRUPTED (1999): A Gap Year at the Psych Ward

As of May 2022, GIRL, INTERRUPTED is streaming on NETFLIX and PlutoTV. Upon first look, GIRL, INTERRUPTED (1999) appears to be the sister film of the critically acclaimed ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST (1975). The way Lisa (Angelina Jolie) enters the ward, kicking and screaming, marks her as GIRL, INTERRUPTED’s McMurphy and the force …

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