The inhabitants of a Sydney apartment block are all searching for the meaning of life. Unemployed Dave thinks he’s found the answer in a $9.99 booklet. In his struggle to share his find with the world, his path crosses with those of his neighbors: a lovesick workman, a magician and a fallen angel.
Director Tatia Rosenthal’s feature debut, this vibrant stop-motion production is adapted from the stories of Israeli author Etgar Keret. Unfolding like an animated Robert Altman movie, and with a voice cast that includes Geoffrey Rush, $9.99 is a surreal, existential tale of intersecting lives.
Michelangelo Antonioni, 1957, Italy
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Yeşim Ustaoğlu, 1999, Turkey
Jia Zhangke, 1997, China
Jean-Pierre Dardenne,Luc Dardenne, 1996, Belgium
Erick Zonca, 2008, France
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Wong Kar Wai, 2004, Hong Kong
Vincent Paronnaud,Marjane Satrapi, 2007, France