Vol. 4 Num 232 Sun. January 18, 2004  

8th Dhaka International Film Festival
Schedule for today
Central Public Library auditorium

Bank Ban by Saba Kael of Hungary at 10:30 am

Zakir and his Friends by Lutz Leonhardt of Switzerland at 12:30 pm

The Spiral by Krysztof Zanussi of Poland at 3:00 pm

Nishad by Shaji N. Karun of India at 5:00 pm

The Little Republic by Anwar Jamal of India at 7:30 pm

National Museum auditorium

Elling by Petter Naess of Norway at 10:30 am

Okay by Jesper W. Nielsen of Denmark at 12:30 pm

Summer Time and The Knowledge of Healing of Switzerland at 3:00 pm

Jalla! Jalla! by Josef Fares of Sweden at 5:00 pm

Tehran 7:00 A.M. by Amir Sahab Rajavian of Iran at 7:30 pm


SPIRALA (The Spiral)

Director: Krzysztof Zanussi

Synopsis: Tomasz suddenly discovers that he is terminally ill and attempts suicide in the mountains. He is saved and taken to hospital. His illness interrupts a successful professional career. Tomasz is only 30; he has always believed in his unrestrained vitality. He has never thought about death before. He cannot accept the situation.


Director: Anna Luif

Synopsis: 13-year-old Nadja is spending her summer vacation at home. She is bored to death until a new tenant moves in with whom she falls in love. But what she doesn't know yet is that he is her mother's new boyfriend. Nadja begins to spy on him, taking photographs of him and secretly forcing her way into his apartment. Eventually she can't take it anyomore and feels compelled to confess her love to him. But then she discovers that he is seeing a woman.