Dir: Gabor Csupo. UK. 2008. 103mins.Gabor Csupo’schildren’s fantasyabout a plucky and resourceful 13-year-old girl on a magical quest to thwart an encroaching disaster is undermined by a sluggish blend
Dir. Marco Kreuzpaintner. Germany. 2008. 120 mins.The beloved 1971 children’s book by Otfried Preussler finally reaches the screen in a live-action version courtesy of young German director Marco Kreuzpa
Dir: Mamoru Oshii. Japan. 2008. 122mins.Mamoru Oshii’s most meditative feature-length animation to date tells the story of a group of genetically modified eternally-young fighter aces in a world where wa
Dir: Semih Kaplanoglu. Turkey-France-Germany. 2008. 111mins.Painfully slow but at the same time a resonant, elegiac coming of age story, the second installment in Turkish arthouse director Semih Kaplanog
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