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BBC FOUR Autumn 2004
Lilya 4-Ever

BBC FOUR - Autumn highlights 2004




International Cinema on BBC FOUR


Lilya 4-Ever (Sweden, 2002)

 

Lilya is a teenage girl who escapes the bleakness of the former Soviet Union, merely to exchange that life for one of sexual exploitation in her Swedish 'haven'. Her only happiness is in her friendship with young Volodya.

 

Director Lukas Moodysson's third film – and his masterpiece – is dedicated to "... the millions of children around the world who are exploited by the sex trade".

 

Lilya 4-Ever won the European Film Award 2002.

 

Acquisitions Publicity


Ten (Iran, 2002)

 

Tehran: a beautiful woman, making 10 journeys in her car over a 48-hour period, offers lifts to a variety of friends, relatives and strangers.

 

The ensuing conversations about love and life add up to a vivid portrait of the inhabitants of this enigmatic city.

 

Abbas Kiarostami's bold and innovative work has an absolutely universal appeal and was one of the most acclaimed films
of 2002.

 

Acquisitions Publicity


Intacto (Spain, 2001)

 

Juan Carlos Fresnadillo's complex and macabre thriller centres on a group of four people who, having already cheated death once in the past, become caught up in an elaborate and lethal game of chance, with terrifyingly high stakes.

 

Sam, a Holocaust survivor, runs a casino where luck is a transferable commodity to be acquired and gambled with. The four become intertwined in his world.

 

This ingenious and distinctive debut film, which was co-written with Andrés M Koppel, was released in the UK in 2003 and makes its television première on BBC FOUR.

 

Acquisitions Publicity


Nine Queens (Argentina, 2002)

 

Contemporary Buenos Aires: two con men, Juan and Marcos, meet – apparently, by chance.

 

They embark on a convoluted scam involving the Nine Queens, a set of rare, apparently genuine, stamps. But who is exploiting whom?

 

Director Fabian Bielinsky strides confidently into David Mamet territory with this taut and sophisticated thriller.

 

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Monday Morning (France/Italy, 2002)


In this international film première from writer-director Otar Iosseliani, Vincent plans his escape from that weary Monday morning feeling.

 

Sick and tired of his dreary life – his boring job, his dull home town, his wife and children – Vincent wakes up one day and leaves. Without a word to anybody he heads off to Italy in search of life.

 

Iosseliani's drama focuses on Vincent's need for adventure and introduces him to a new world and some colourful and occasionally comic characters along the way.

 

It was released in 2002 and is set in France.

 

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