FLORIDA FILM FESTIVAL
Bright Young Things
9:30 p.m. March 13 at Enzian; 8 p.m. March 14 at Regal.
Stephen Fry's (Gosford Park) directorial debut follows the exploits and outlandish schemes of a young couple attempting to gain acceptance in high society. The extraordinary cast includes Academy Award-winner Jim Broadbent (Iris), Peter O'Toole, Dan Aykroyd and Stockard Channing. (U.K., 2003, 105 minutes; directed by Stephen Fry; sponsored by the Westin Grand Bohemian.)
7 p.m. March 14 at Enzian.
Starring Academy-Award nominees Tim Robbins (Mystic River) and Samantha Morton (In America), Michael Winterbottom's imaginative film is a love story set against the backdrop of a quasi-Orwellian world. With compelling performances and beautiful direction, Code 46 is a haunting look at our potential future. (U.K., 2003, 92 minutes; directed by Michael Winterbottom; East Coast premiere/second U.S. showing.)
8 p.m. March 6 and 2 p.m. March 14 at Regal.
Danish iconoclast Lars Von Trier's (Dancer in the Dark) film follows a runaway whose morality is tested when she takes refuge in a pious mining town. Featuring performances from a cast that includes Nicole Kidman, James Caan, Patricia Clarkson, Ben Gazzara, Chloe Sevigny, Stellan Skarsgård and Lauren Bacall. (Denmark/ Sweden/ U.K./ France/ Germany, 2003, 177 minutes; directed by Lars Von Trier; regional premiere.)
Good bye, Lenin!
6:45 p.m. March 7 at Regal.
Nominated for best foreign film at this year's Golden Globes, Good Bye, Lenin! is an inventive satire on the reunification of Germany. After party loyalist Christiane awakens from an eight-month coma, during which the Berlin Wall has crumbled, her son Alex must go to ridiculous lengths to shield her from the tremendous social upheaval that has occurred. (Germany, 2003, 118 minutes; rated R; directed by Wolfgang Becker.)
7 p.m. March 13 and 14 at Regal.
A hypnotherapist (Goran Visnjic, ER) who can read people's minds becomes obsessed with a search for a serial killer. With stylish direction and an impressive cast that includes Shirley Henderson (24 Hour Party People), Miranda Otto (The Lord of the Rings), and Paddy Considine (In America), Hypnotic is a spellbinding supernatural thriller. (U.K., 2002, 102 minutes; directed by Nick Willing.)
7:15 p.m. March 6 at Enzian.
Colin Farrell stars in this film, which follows the rapid chain of events that occurs when a thuggish robber breaks up with his girlfriend. Outrageously humorous and intricately woven, Intermission is a smart and gritty portrait of the search for happiness. (Ireland, 2003, 105 minutes; rated R; directed by John Crowley; Florida premiere.)