2005 Fresno Film Festival

Synopsis & Film Details

1st Fresno Film Festival

April 8-10, 2005

Friday, April 08, 2005


In this Turkish drama, directed by Fatih Akin, a suicidal young woman sets up a marriage of convenience with a forty-year-old addict with the intention to break free from strict familial restrictions; an act that will lead to an outburst of envious love.

Saturday, April 09, 2005


Jonathan Caouette’s American independent documentary on growing up with his mentally ill mother — a mixture of snapshots, Super-8 film, answering machine messages, video diaries, early short films, and more – culled from nineteen years of his life.

Sunday, April 10, 2005


Ousmane Sembene’s international co-production. In this drama, a woman shelters a group of girls from suffering female genital mutilation, and in the process starts a conflict that tears her village apart.

Gloomy Sunday (The Piano Player)

This romantic drama, directed by Rolf Schübel, follows three men who are in love with the most beautiful waitress: An intellectual restaurant owner, a mysterious musician, and an erratic businessman; taking place during WWII.


  • Donaghy Sales
  • Patience Milrod