Boston International Film Festival
                        Session 19
Sunday June 10, 2007    3:15PM TO 5:30PM
AMC/LOEWS Boston Common: 175 Tremont St. Boston

Hungarian Salami (15 min)

Louis, who runs a family operated restaurant in the outskirts of a small
village, is well-known to have a gift in resurrecting the dead. However,
he does not accept these acknowledgements concerning himself. One
night, he is visited by a bride and a groom, due to the sudden death of
the bride’s father before the wedding. According to their customs,
marriage can not take place within six months in the presence of a
death. However, the bride is pregnant and the wedding must proceed
regardless. Does Louis actually have the power to revive the dead
and help the couple in time?

Directed by: Sibel Guvenc
Produced by: Sibel Guvenc, Murat Guvenc
Written by: Murat Guvenc, Sibel Guvenc


She’s Not Dead (16 min)

One morning Harry's innocent dog walk in the park takes a grizzly turn
for the worse. Seeking his mother's advice only compounds the
problem in this dark, surreal yet classic comedy.

Director: Harry Hill
Assistant Director: none
Collaborator: none
Producer: Charlie Leech
Executive Producer: Sally Debonnaire
Associate Producer: James Biddle

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Vanaja    (1hour : 51min)

Set in rural South India, a place where social barriers are built
stronger than fort walls, VANAJA explores the chasm that divides
classes as a young girl struggles to come of age. Vanaja (Mamatha
Bhukya) is the 14 year-old daughter of a poor, low caste fisherman,
struggling with dwindling catches and mounting debt. When a sooth-
sayer predicts that she will be a great dancer one day, she goes to
work in the house of the local landlady, Rama Devi (Urmila
Dammannagari), in hopes of learning Kuchipudi dance while earning
a keep. She is hired as a farmhand, and her vivacious ways and
spunk soon catch the landlady’s eye, eventually securing her the
landlady’s mentorship – first in music, and then in dance. Vanaja
excels at the art, and seems to be on a steadily ascending path when
Shekhar (Karan Singh), Rama Devi’s 23 year old son – handsome,
muscular and rather insecure, returns from the US to run for local
political elections. Sexual chemistry is ignited between Shekhar and
Vanaja (still a minor at 15), as flirtation and innuendo bloom. But, the
situation suddenly turns ugly when Vanaja’s superior intellect pits her
against Shekhar in a public incident, which ultimately humiliates him in
front of his mother. Matters escalate, spiraling downwards and she is
pitched into a tale of class, family and animus from which there is only
one escape.

Lead Actor, Mamatha Bhukya
Supporting Actor,Bhavani Renukunta,
Supporting Actor, Krishnamma Gundimalla
Writer & Director:  Rajnesh Domalpalli
Producer: Latha R. Domalapalli
Executive Producer:  Andrew Lund
16mm Super