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Still to Come from 1997: World Premieres

Gourmet Prospects

Dakan Dirs. Mohamed Camara. With Cécile Bois, Mamady Mory Camara, Koumba Diakite
Destiny Dir. Youssef Chahine. With Nour El-Sherif, Hani Salama, Laila Eloui, Mahmoud Hemida
Fireworks [Hana-Bi] Dir. Takeshi Kitano. With Takeshi Kitano, Kayoko Kishimoto, Ren Ôsugi
Kini & Adams Dir. Idrissa Ouedraogo. With Vusi Kunene, David Mohloki, Nthati Moshesh
Leila Dir. Dariush Mehrjui. With Leila Hatami, Ali Mosaffa, Jamileh Shiekhi, Turan Mehrzad
Level Five Dir. Chris Marker. Experimental essay film about gaming and World War II history
Little Dieter Needs to Fly Dir. Werner Herzog. Documentary about combat prisoner in Vietnam
The Long Way Home Dir. Mark Jonathan Harris. Documentary about post-WW2 Jewish refugees
The Mirror Dir. Jafar Panahi. With Mina Mohammadkhani, Aida Mohammadkhani, Kazem Mojdehi
Nil by Mouth Dir. Gary Oldman. With Ray Winstone, Kathy Burke, Charlie Creed-Miles
Open Your Eyes Dir. Alejandro Amenábar. With Eduardo Noriega, Penélope Cruz, Najwa Nimri
Perfect Blue Dir. Satoshi Kôn. With Junko Iwao, Rica Matsumoto, Shinpachi Shuji, Masaaki Ôkura
Princess Mononoke Dir. Hayao Miyazaki. Animated. Voices of Yuriko Ishida, Yôji Matsuda
Riding the Rails Dirs. Lexy Lovell and Michael Uys. Documentary about boxcar stowaways
Rosewood Dir. John Singleton. With Ving Rhames, Don Cheadle, Jon Voight, Esther Rolle
Voyage to the Beginning of the World Dir. Manoel de Oliveira. With Marcello Mastroianni
Waco: The Rules of Engagement Dir. William Gazecki. Documentary about notorious standoff
Xiao Wu Dir. Jia Zhangke. With Wang Hongwei, Hongjian Hao, Zuo Baitao, Jinrei Ma, Junying Liu

Actressy Enticements

Anna Karenina Dir. Bernard Rose. With Sophie Marceau, Sean Bean, Alfred Molina, Mia Kirshner
The Chambermaid on the Titanic Dir. Bigas Luna. With Aitana Sánchez-Gijón, Olivier Martinez
Chinese Box Dir. Wayne Wang. With Jeremy Irons, Gong Li, Maggie Cheung, Michael Hui
Déjà Vu Dir. Henry Jaglom. With Victoria Foyt, Stephen Dillane, Vanessa Redgrave, Glynis Barber
For Roseanna Dir. Paul Weiland. With Jean Reno, Mercedes Ruehl, Polly Walker, Mark Frankel
The Gambler Dir. Károly Makk. With Michael Gambon, Jodhi May, Polly Walker, Luise Rainer
G.I. Jane Dir. Ridley Scott. With Demi Moore, Viggo Mortensen, Anne Bancroft, Jason Beghe
Kiss or Kill Dir. Bill Bennett. With Frances O'Connor, Matt Day, Chris Haywood, Barry Langrishe
Kiss the Girls Dir. Gary Fleder. With Ashley Judd, Morgan Freeman, Cary Elwes, Tony Goldwyn
Lucie Aubrac Dir. Claude Berri. With Carole Bouquet, Daniel Auteuil, Patrice Chéreau
Metroland Dir. Philip Saville. With Christian Bale, Emily Watson, Lee Ross, John Wood
The Only Thrill Dir. Peter Masterson. With Diane Keaton, Sam Shepared, Diane Lane
Picture Perfect Dir. Glenn Gordon Caron. With Jennifer Aniston, Jay Mohr, Kevin Bacon
Soul Food Dir. George Tillman, Jr. With Vanessa Williams, Vivica A. Fox, Nia Long, Michael Beach
Swept from the Sea Dir. Beeban Kidron. With Rachel Weisz, Vincent Perez, Kathy Bates

Gender Is Burning

Cop Land Dir. James Mangold. With Sylvester Stallone, Harvey Keitel, Ray Liotta, Robert De Niro
Dry Cleaning Dir. Anne Fontaine. With Miou-Miou, Charles Berling, Stanislas Merhar
The Edge Dir. Lee Tamahori. With Anthony Hopkins, Alec Baldwin, Harold Perrineau
A Life Less Ordinary Dir. Danny Boyle. With Ewan McGregor, Cameron Diaz, Delroy Lindo
Nowhere Dir. Gregg Araki. With James Duval, Rachel True, Nathan Bexton, Debi Mazar
Office Killer Dir. Cindy Sherman. With Carol Kane, Molly Ringwald, Jeanne Tripplehorn
Paul Monette: The Brink of Summer's End Dir. Monte Bramer. Documentary
Steam: The Turkish Bath Dir. Ferzan Ozpetek. With Alessandro Gassman, Francesca d'Aloja
The Tango Lesson Dir. Sally Potter. With Sally Potter, Pablo Verón, Carlos Copello, Olga Besio
Twentyfourseven Dir. Shane Meadows. With Bob Hoskins, Danny Nussbaum, Frank Harper
Two Girls and a Guy Dir. James Toback. With Robert Downey Jr., Natasha Gregson Wagner
Unmade Beds Dir. Nicholas Barker. Documentary about four singletons in contemporary New York
Who the Hell is Juliette? Dir. Carlos Markovich. Documentary about two Cuban women

Auteurist Loyalties

Absolute Power Dir. Clint Eastwood. With Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Ed Harris, Laura Linney
Assassin(s) Dir. Mathieu Kassovitz. With Mathieu Kassovitz, Michel Serrault, Mehdi Benoufa
The Big One Dir. Michael Moore. Documentary about politics and massive corporatism in the US
A Brother's Kiss Dir. Seth Zvi Rosenfeld. With Nick Chinlund, Michael Raynor, Rosie Perez
Critical Care Dir. Sidney Lumet. With James Spader, Kyra Sedgwick, Helen Mirren
Cure Dir. Kiyoshi Kurosawa. With Kôji Yakusho, Masato Hagiwara, Tsuyoshi Ujiki, Anna Nakagawa
The End of Violence Dir. Wim Wenders. With Bill Pullman, Andie MacDowell, Gabriel Byrne
Every Little Thing Dir. Nicolas Philibert. Documentary about a French psychiatric clinic
Four Days in September Dir. Bruno Barreto. With Alan Arkin, Fernanda Torres, Pedro Cardoso
Genealogies of a Crime Dir. Raul Ruiz. With Catherine Deneuve, Michel Piccoli, Melvil Poupaud
Hercules Dirs. Ron Clements and John Musker. Animated. Voices of Tate Donovan, James Woods
Insomnia Dir. Erik Skjoldbjærg. With Stellan Skarsgård, Maria Mathiesen, Sverre Anker Ousdal
Mimic Dir. Guillermo del Toro. With Mira Sorvino, Jeremy Northam, Giancarlo Giannini
Moon Over Broadway Dirs. Chris Hegedus and D.A. Pennebaker. Documentary
Mr. Jealousy Dir. Noah Baumbach. With Eric Stoltz, Annabella Sciorra, Chris Eigeman
Prefontaine Dir. Steve James. With Jared Leto, R. Lee Ermey, Ed O'Neill, Breckin Meyer
The Prince of Homburg Dir. Marco Bellocchio. With Andrea Di Stefano, Barbora Bobulova
The Serpent's Kiss Dir. Philippe Rousselot. With Ewan McGregor, Greta Scacchi, Carmen Chaplin
Seventh Heaven Dir. Benoît Jacquot. With Sandrine Kiberlain, Vincent Lindon, François Berléand
Suzaku Dir. Naomi Kawase. With Kôtarô Shibata, Yasuyo Kamimura, Sachiko Izumi, Jun Kunimura
Traveller Dir. Jack N. Green. With Bill Paxton, Mark Wahlberg, Julianna Margulies, James Gammon
The Truce Dir. Francesco Rosi. With John Turturro, Rade Serbedzija, Massimo Ghini, Teco Celio
Twilight of the Ice Nymphs Dir. Guy Maddin. With Pascale Bussières, Shelley Duvall
Winter Sleepers Dir. Tom Tykwer. With Ulrich Matthes, Marie-Lou Sellem, Heino Ferch
Year of the Horse Dir. Jim Jarmusch. Documentary about Neil Young and Crazy Horse's '96 tour

Further Research

Anaconda Dir. Luis Llosa. With Jennifer Lopez, Jon Voight, Ice Cube, Eric Stoltz, Owen Wilson
Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life Dir. Michael Paxton. Documentary about the controversial writer
Batman & Robin Dir. Joel Schumacher. With George Clooney, Arnold Schwarzenegger
The Brave Dir. Johnny Depp. With Johnny Depp, Marlon Brando, Elpidia Carrillo, Marshall Bell
Character Dir. Mike van Diem. With Jan Decleir, Fedja van Huêt, Betty Schuurman
Con Air Dir. Simon West. With Nicolas Cage, John Malkovich, Ving Rhames, Steve Buscemi
Deceiver Dir. Josh and Jonas Pate. With Tim Roth, Renée Zellweger, Michael Rooker, Chris Penn
The Devil's Advocate Dir. Taylor Hackford. With Keanu Reeves, Al Pacino, Charlize Theron
The Education of Little Tree Dir. Richard Friedenberg. With James Ashton, James Cromwell
Event Horizon Dir. Paul W.S. Anderson. With Laurence Fishburne, Sam Neill, Kathleen Quinlan
Faraw Dir. Abdoulaye Ascofare. With Aminata Ousmane, Balla Moussa Keita, Safiatou Mahamane
The Fight in the Fields Dirs. Rick Tejada-Flores and Ray Telles. Documentary
Firelight Dir. William Nicholson. With Sophie Marceau, Stephen Dillane, Lia Williams
The Forbidden Woman Dir. Philippe Harel. With Isabelle Carré, Philippe Harel, Nathalie Conio
Full Tilt Boogie Dir. Sarah Kelly. Documentary about the making of From Dusk Till Dawn
Going All the Way Dir. Mark Pellington. With Jeremy Davies, Ben Affleck, Amy Locane
Gridlock'd Dir. Vondie Curtis-Hall. With Tim Roth, Tupac Shakur, Thandie Newton, Tom Wright
The Harmonists Dir. Joseph Vilsmaier. With Ben Becker, Heino Ferch, Ulrich Noethen
Hurricane Streets Dir. Morgan J. Freeman. With Brendan Sexton III, Antoine McLean
Innocence Dir. Zeki Demirkubuz. With Güven Kiraç, Haluk Bilginer, Derya Alabora
Keys to Tulsa Dir. Leslie Greif. With Eric Stoltz, James Spader, Deborah Kara Unger
The Locusts Dir. John Patrick Kelley. With Vince Vaughn, Kate Capshaw, Jeremy Davies
Made in Hong Kong Dir. Fruit Chan. With Sam Lee, Neiky Hui-Chi Yim, Wenders Li
Nightwatch Dir. Ole Bornedal. With Ewan McGregor, Nick Nolte, Patricia Arquette, Josh Brolin
The Peacemaker Dir. Mimi Leder. With George Clooney, Nicole Kidman, Marcel Iures
The Perfect Circle Dir. Ademir Kenović. With Mustafa Nadarević, Almedin Leleta
Photographing Fairies Dir. Nick Willing. With Toby Stephens, Emily Woof, Ben Kingsley
Port Djema Dir. Eric Heumann. With Jean-Yves Dubois, Nathalie Boutefeu, Christophe Odent
The Postman Dir. Kevin Costner. With Kevin Costner, Will Patton, Olivia Williams, Larenz Tate
Private Parts Dir. Betty Thomas. With Howard Stern, Mary McCormack, Robin Quivers
Rhyme & Reason Dir. Peter Spirer. Documentary about the birth and evolution of hip-hop
Secrets of the Heart Dir. Montxo Armendaríz. With Carmelo Gómez, Charo López, Silvia Munt
Shooting Fish Dir. Stefan Schwartz. With Dan Futterman, Stuart Townsend, Kate Beckinsale
The Thief Dir. Pavel Chukhray. With Vladimir Mashkov, Ekaterina Rednikova, Mikhail Filipchuk
Western Dir. Manuel Poirier. With Sergi López, Sacha Bourdo, Élisabeth Vitali, Marie Matheron