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The Honolulu Advertiser

Posted on: Friday, November 2, 2001

Movie Scene
6 films in running for top prize

Veterans of World War II take centerstage in films
Veterans' saga touches a son's life
Sept. 11 muted much film-industry hoopla
Jurors are film-industry notables
Hawai'i International Film Festival information

Advertiser Staff

Six films from as many nations will compete for the Golden Maile Award, the top film festival prize voted by the guest jurors.

The films:

• "The Fast Runner," Canada, directed by Zacharias Kunuk. A mysterious shaman arrives in a remote Arctic village, spreading jealousy, envy, dissent; the austere landscape adds to the mood of alienation. At 6:30 p.m. Monday at Waikiki 2.

• "Bungee Jumping of Their Own," South Korea, directed by Kim Dae-Seung. A love story with layers, about two college students who pledge lifelong love, with surprising results etched with scandal and public alienation. At 6 p.m. Saturday at Dole Cannery 9; 3 p.m. Monday at Windward Stadium; 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at Dole Cannery 8.

• "Firefly Dreams," Japan, directed by John Williams. A coming-of-age drama, laced with familial obligations, centering on a small-town girl adjusting to divorce. At 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Dole Cannery 8; 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Dole Cannery 8.

• "Millennium Mambo," Taiwan, directed by Hou Hsaio Hsien. A bar hostess, caught in the techno dance club scene, is disenchanted with her boyfriend and gets involved with a gangster. At 6 pm. Sunday at Dole Cannery 9; 6:45 p.m. Wednesday at Waikiki 1.

• "Season of Guavas," Vietnam, directed by Dang Nhat Minh. A powerful drama, rich with nostalgia, about the after-effects of the Vietnam war. At noon Sunday at Dole Cannery 9; 9:30 p.m. Wednesday at Dole Cannery 8.

• "To End All Wars," USA, directed by David L. Cunningham. See story, Page 18, and review, Page 19. At 6:30 p.m. today at Waikiki 2; 6:45 p.m. today at Waikiki 1.