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This Week in Film: May 18, 2007

If you're not up for another Shrek movie this week, there are couple of arthouse pics worth checking it out, both of which made their Toronto premiere at last year's TIFF.

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This prodigious debut has been endlessly compared to Gus Van Sant's Elephant for its lyrical investigation of high school ennui; with each incidental moment crescendoing into inevitable tragedy. It's an astonishing fact that its young Australian director, Murali K. Thalluri, without any formal training made this film when he was 19, and took it all the way to Cannes where it received a standing ovation. Check out the official website and trailer.

Paris Je T'Aime

An anthology film made up of 22 shorts by household names like: The Coen Brothers, Wes Craven, Alfonso Cuaron, Christopher Doyle, Alexander Payne, Walter Salles, Tom Tykwer, Gus Van Sant, and many more. Stories of love, strangers on a train, chance encounters, all taking place in the most cinematically dreamy locale in the world.

Also opening this week:

Shrek The Third
Close to Home
Georgia Rule
Infest Wisely

(Photos: M2 Entertainment, First Look Studios)


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