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Titles in Genre Adolescence/Coming of Age
Official Selection - Montreal World Film Festival
"This is a film that belongs on your 'Must-See' list if you were ever 11 years old and made it to adulthood!"
- Cynthia Corral, Cinequest
A BOTTLE IN THE GAZA SEA
Official Selection - New York Jewish Film Festival
"[For] anyone who's just interested in a gripping, unsentimental drama with a lot of action and a pacifist message of hope and reconciliation, A Bottle in the Gaza Sea is must-viewing."
- Jeff Henrich, Montreal Gazette
"Heartfelt! [Bottle] is a gentle pairing of youthful idealism and tenacious hope."
- Jeannette Catsoulis, The New York Times
"This is the story of people who dream big and find a commonunderstanding...No matter where your sympathies lie,it's hard not to get behind that."
- Robert Levin, AM New York
A PECK ON THE CHEEK
Winner of six 2003 National Film Awards of India
Music by the Academy Awardï¿½ winning composer of Slumdog Millionaire, A.R. Rahman
"A Peck on the Cheek is a sweet, funny, fairy tale about the adopted daughter of loving parents who wants to find her real mother, even if it means running away from home."
--Adam Nayman, Eye Weekly
A SIMPLE CURVE
Winner - Best Director - Nantucket FF
"A Simple Curve possesses wisdom that is rare for film these days, let alone a debut."
- Peter Howell, The Toronto Star
"CRITICS' PICK! Luminous!"
- Stephen Holden, The New York Times
"CRITICS' PICK! Gorgeous!"
- V.A. Musetto, New York Post
"CRITICS' PICK! Relish in the adventure!"
- Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out New York
Winner - Best Children's Film - Oulu Int'l Film Festival
"Ms. Silver's ability to...catch those moments between innocence and knowing, childhood and adulthood, unforgiving and forgiving, makes her someone to watch."
- Manohla Dargis, The New York Times
"...a nicely-honed sense of poignancy...Silver's sensitively written and directed scenario make Arcadia feel fresh..."
- Christopher Bourne, TwitchFilm.com
AUGUST THE FIRST
"Smart and engaging. Olabisi is most definitely a talent to watch."
--Mark Rabinowitz, Indiewire
"Olabisi exhibits a sure hand with both story and ensemble. Emotional fireworks ring true."
--Eddie Cockrell, Variety
BEFORE YOUR EYES
Winner - Special Jury Prize - Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival
"The film has moments, especially toward the end, that so transcend the material as to make the journey doubly worthwhile."
- Jay Weissberg, Variety
"Buttressed by strong performances - particularly newcomer Timmermans in the lead - the film has not an ounce of fat or histrionics. Rarely has so much emotion and excitement been compressed into 90 minutes of screen time." --Denis Seguin, Screen Daily
Winner - Best Supporting Actor - British Independent Film Awards (BIFA)
Nominated - 9 Awards - British Independent Film Awards (BIFA)
"The visually pleasing drama is graced by a lovely score from Britpop eminence Damon Albarn...and by fine performances, notably from a soulful Tim Roth and appealing young newcomer Eloise Laurence."
- David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter
"Broken is a valuable showcase for an outstanding up-and-coming talent, and Laurence is an actor to watch."
- Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
Winner - Best Screenplay - Award of the Israeli Film Academy
"Released as the settlements on the Gaza Strip were being dismantled, Cedar's film offers a refreshing new perspective of them and a sly critique of their origins."
- Ken Fox, TV Guide