LOOK BACK: TCFF 2005
We’re bringing back one representative movie from each of our past nine years to give you another chance to see some of the movies that make the Traverse City Film Festival what it is-a celebration of Just Great Movies.
Winner of the Founders Grand Prize at the inaugural Traverse City Film Festival, the best German film of 2004 (and a Palme d’Or nominee at the Cannes Film Festival) follows a group of twenty-somethings who have had enough of demonstrations and believe it’s time to send a different kind of political and social message: “What you own, someone once said, one day will own you.” They form a clandestine gang called The Edukators and break into the homes of the rich, rearrange their furniture, and leave them a message about their greedy ways. “Your days of plenty are numbered.” But things go awry as sexual attraction intrudes, and a kidnapped CEO upsets their master plan. Tense, evocative, and emotional, it’s one of the smartest thrillers ever shown at the festival.