Mannheim-Heidelberg 2003

  • Gönül Dönmez-Colin


MANNHEIM-HEIDELBERG INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2003 One of the oldest festivals of Germany, Mannheim-Heidelberg International Film Festival has remained loyal to its motto of ‘new comers' festival' showcasing films from unknown talents or totally marginalized filmmakers who favour exploring new film language. This year's event, which took place from 20 to 29 November, 2003 presented a large selection of films from Europe such as De Arm van Jezus (The Arm of Jesus) by Andre van der Hout from Holland, Sauja lozu (Handful of Bullets) by Una Celma from Latvia, Baby by Linda Wendel from Denmark and Donau, Dunaj, Duna, Du­nav, Dunarea by Goran Rebi from Austria.    From Iran, an eye-catching film was Khamoushiye Darya (The Silence of the Sea) by Vahid Mousaian, a visual reflection on exile's return tracing the tormented journey of an Iranian doctor settled in Sweden as he smuggled himself into his country of birth sans...