The film centres on Alessandro is an Italian professor of baroque music living in Strasbourg with his daughter, Irina, 15, in mid-teenage crisis, and his brother Crampone, a delightfully eccentric anarchist who has repeatedly applied for refugee status ever since Berlusconi came to power.
A distressed young woman, possibly on the run is surrounded by nothing but barren landscapes of forests and fields. As she progresses to an indiscernible denouement, the film contorts shape into a circular series of pulsating images that touches on the horror and the metaphysical
Island (2008) is a 12-minute black-and-white video that surveys the distinctive terrain of Gotland, an island off the eastern coast of Sweden. Projected on a large wall in Vancouver, Island uses prolonged static shots to immerse the viewer in an austere landscape.
Jaded Richard Grindle is the sleaziest clown working the children’s party circuit in Ireland. Arriving late to one birthday, his timing is off, the bratty kids a nightmare and a prank goes horribly wrong – he falls on a kitchen knife and goes to that Big Top in the sky.
“Tang Ren Jie (Ti Lung) is a senior gang brother embroiled in a dispute with a rival gang. “The Rambler” Jian Nan (David Chiang) is brought in as a hired hand to help dispatch the enemies in a successful attack that claims most of the rival gang’s lives.