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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 - Best Film - Los Angeles Film Festival
"A sweet, funny, fairy tale."
- Adam Nayman, Eye Weekly
A SIMPLE CURVE
Winner - Best Screenwriter - Nantucket Film Festival
"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
"An atmospheric, sun-soaked road trip!"
AUGUST THE FIRST
Winner - Best Feature Film - San Francisco Black Film Festival
"A smart and engaging debut!"
"Emotional fireworks that ring true!"
"A sharply observed, ultimately heartbreaking story...a fine achievement!"
- Stan Hall, The Oregonian
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
Winner - Grand Prix (Best Film) - Montreal World Film Festival
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
"A haunting, unexpectedly ambitious gem."
- Chuck Bowen, Slant Magazine
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
"Remarkable! A winningly heartfelt little gem!"
- Jen Johans, Film Intution
"Always engaging to watch! A very warm and character-driven film that tackles the very timely, provocative subject of racial discrimination in a surprisingly gentle way."
- Avi Offer, NYC Movie Guru
Nominated - Gran Prix - Montreal World Film Festival
"Exquisitely shot and told with a delicate simplicity...refreshing!"
- Jen Johans, Film Intuition
"Carol's Journey has an innate appreciation for the emotional vibrancy of youth and love."
"A little gem by the name of Carol's Journey...the personal message of this type of film drives much deeper into our hearts as the events unfold in such a manner as to remind us that life goes on as much as war comes at a greater cost than we tend to realize."
- Don Houston, DVD Talk