Birds Eye View Film Fest starts this week

From: Victoria Powell (email suppressed)
Date: Tue Mar 04 2008 - 04:47:51 PST

Birds Eye View Film Festival starts with a bang this Thursday 6th at BFI
Southbank wth the Opening Night Gala hosted by Maureen Lipman and
featuring incredible shorts from Bolivia to Denmark plus a Silent Comedy
with piano accompaniment by Imogen Heap! There are not be missed films,
docs and events taking place at the ICA, BFI, Curzon Soho, Brixton Ritzy
and others..


Comedy Gala-BFI Southbank: 9 March 6:45-8:30pm

Opened by Minister of Culture Margaret Hodge. An unmissable launch of
BEV's hunt for the UK's new comedy filmmaking talent hosted by Jo Brand,
Jessica Hynes and Shazia Mirza with riotous gems from cinema's earliest
stars and accompanied by cutting edge musicians Nikki Yeoh and Serafina


Ecology- Q+A with Director - ICA CINEMA 1: 8 March 3:30PM

A look at the unsettling side of family holiday takes the themes of
destruction and renewal as metaphors in Sarah Turner's visually
compelling experimental feature Ecology.

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Her Name is Sabine- ICA CINEMA 1: 9 March 6.15PM
An intelligent, moving and beautiful portrait of Sabine, a 38-year-old
autistic woman, filmed by her actress-sister, Sandrine Bonnaire.

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Unrelated + Q&A with Director and Producer, hosted by Jonathan Romney
(Independent on Sunday)- ICA CINEMA 1: 11 March 6.15PM

A continental-style gem following 40-something Anna as she arrives at
friend Verena's Tuscan villa. After a humiliating episode Anna fears she
is condemned to a life on the periphery.

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Expired +Q&A with Director, hosted by journalist, writer and broadcaster
Sarfraz Manzoor. ICA CINEMA 1: 13 March 8.30PM Repeated ICA CINEMA 2: 14
March 6.15PM

*UK premiere*

Claire (Samantha Morton) is an unimposing, sweet-tempered meter maid
whose sheltered existence with her stroke-afflicted mother is jolted
when she meets Jay (Jason Patric), a troubled fellow parking officer.

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XXY + Q&A <> with actors Ines
Efron and Martin Piroyanski, hosted by Dave Calhoun - film editor, Time
Out. ICA CINEMA 1:12 March 9PM

A young hermaphrodite child and her friend explore their sexuality and
differences with open-mindedness, while her parents battle against
society's prejudice.

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