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quietearth [Film Festival 12.02.07] movie news



Here's a few more flicks we've picked out that we'd really like to see from Sundance. These don't have trailers or much info, but the storylines sound great.

Dramatic Competition
DOWNLOADING NANCY
(Director: Johan Renck; Screenwriters: Pamela Cuming, Lee Ross)
The tale of an unhappy wife whose online search for someone to put her out of her misery results in a torturous love affair. Cast: Maria Bello, Jason Patric, Rufus Sewell, Amy Brenneman.


GOOD DICK
(Director and Screenwriter: Marianna Palka)
The tale of a lonely girl drawn from her isolated life and solitary apartment by a doting young video store clerk who strives to capture her affections. Cast: Jason Ritter, Marianna Palka, Tom Arnold, Mark Webber, Martin Starr, Eric Edelstein.

PRETTY BIRD
(Director and Screenwriter: Paul Schneider)
A comic tale of three would-be entrepreneurs who set out to invent a rocket belt. The clash of their mismatched personalities soon dissolves the business into a morass of recriminations, retaliations, kidnapping, and murder in this parable of American dreams and delusions. Cast: Billy Crudup, Paul Giamatti, Kristen Wiig, David Hornsby.

World Cinema Dramatic Competition
THE WAVE (DIE WELLE), Germany
(Director: Dennis Gansel; Screenwriters: Dennis Gansel and Peter Thorwarth)
A high school teacher's unusual experiment to demonstrate to his students what life is like under a dictatorship spins horribly out of control when he forms a social unit with a life of its own. Cast: Juergen Vogel, Frederick Lau, Max Riemelt, Jennifer Ulrich, Christiane Paul.

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