Self-portrait with Nanny (2004) is a gem from last year. The faded images of Kaganof as a baby put to retro burlesque music are a reference to the silent films of long ago. Once again, Kaganof pays homage to popular cinema, for this film is a perfect essay on the durability of cinematic time, as well as on the auto referential and egocentric dimension of the work of many great artists.-Dionysos Andronis
The Machinist is the story of Trevor Reznik, a lathe-operator who is dying of insomnia. In a machine shop, occupational hazards are bad enough under normal circumstances; yet for Trevor the risks are compounded by fatigue.
Viktor Navorski is a man without a country; his plane took off just as a coup d'etat exploded in his homeland, leaving it in shambles, and now he's stranded at Kennedy Airport, where he's holding a passport that nobody recognizes.
Liquidated after discovering a corporate conspiracy, mild-mannered graphic artist Patience Phillips washes up on an island, where she's resurrected and endowed with the prowess of a cat -- and she's eager to use her new skills .