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THE POPE'S TOILET
Uruguay's submission to the 2007 Academy Awards
Winner - Horizons Award - San Sebastian Int'l Film Festival
"Fernandez and Charlone have achieved something...with visual and dramatic intensity."
- Screen Daily
Submitted by Country - Best Foreign Film - Academy Awards®
Winner - Grand Prix (Best Film) - Montreal World Film Festival
DAYS AND CLOUDS
Winner - Best Actress - David Di Donatello Awards (Italian Oscars®)
Winner - Best Supporting Actress - David Di Donatello Awards (Italian Oscars®)
- New York Magazine
- Bob Mondello, NPR
"[A] superb, moving and thought-provoking filmâ€¦[A] gripping storyâ€¦finely observed, marvelously sensitiveâ€¦ emotionally true and absorbingâ€¦ It's the kind of film Hollywood should be makingâ€¦ sublimely castâ€¦ the essence of cinema so lacking in so many films todayâ€¦ warm, deeply rewarding."
- David Noh, Film Journal
THE GROCER'S SON
"Like taking a vacation to the French countryside and meeting people there of whom you grow extraordinarily fond, The Grocer's Son is an unalloyed pleasure, start to finish."
- Green Cine Daily
Winner - Best Film - Locarno Int'l Film Festival
Winner - Best Film - Sarajevo Film Festival
"A remarkably affecting work that doesn't go for easy sentiment."
- Jay Weissberg, Variety
"A quiet triumph!"
- New York Magazine
"Director Andrea Staka plays the actors like a fine instrument, eliciting anxiety, pain, passion and joy that feel genuine."
- Dawn Taylor, The Portland Tribune
"Delicate, emotionally potent."
- Manohla Dargis, The New York Times
AUGUST THE FIRST
Winner - Audience Award - Urbanworld Film Festival
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
Winner - Best Film - Film Critics of Australia Awards
Winner - Best Director - Film Critics of Australia Awards
"[Noise] kicks off with a wallop, then constantly confounds expectations by approaching its subject matter from fresh directions."
- Michael Rechtshaffen, The Hollywood Reporter
"One of the most amazing Mexican films in many a year...The Violin is filmmaking in its purest form. The debut film by Francisco Vargas moves us with its lyricism and shakes us with its honesty. A film that's moving, urgent and necessary."
- Guillermo del Toro, Director of Pan's Labyrinth
Winner - Best Feature Film - Brooklyn Int'l Film Festival
Official Selection - SXSW Film Festival
"The simple sweetness of this heartfelt effort arrives as both endearing and culturally provocative."
- Toddy Burton, The Austin Chronicle
"A gem of a film, beautifully shot and perfectly cast!"
- Mary Glucksman, Filmmaker Magazine
"ARRANGED is a must-see in this globalized world!"
- Alex Navissi, The Daily Texan
HER NAME IS SABINE
Winner - FIPRESCI Award - Cannes Film Festival (Directors' Fortnight)
Winner - Special Jury Prize - Festival Int'l Du Film Francophone de Namur
"Actress Sandrine Bonnaire makes her directorial debut with a powerful personal documentary about her younger sister Sabine."
- French Magazine
"The most beautiful film that Cannes has given us this year...it's cinema at its purest!"
"[A] piercing, deeply personal look at autism."
- NOW Magazine
Winner - Best Film - Moscow Int'l Film Festival
Winner - Best Actor - Moscow Int'l Film Festival
"This parable about faith and salvation is addressed to the same kind of broad-minded arthouse audience drawn to spiritual themes."
- Deborah Young, Variety