Live From the Berkshire International Film Festival

Jun 3, 2011

Each year here at the Berkshire Film Festival, there are films that everybody knows are going to make a big splash. A couple of years ago, "Man on Wire" opened the festival and there was also "Frozen River," which earned Melissa Leo a Best Actress Oscar nomination. This year at the festival, "Beginners," in which Ewan McGregor plays a son whose father, Christopher Plummer, comes out of the closet at age 75, has already generated a lot of buzz. But the films that stay with me often are the ones without the fancy pedigrees and the brilliant prospects. From that same year, there was a hauntingly lovely Vietnamese movie called "The Owl and the Sparrow" about a zookeeper, a flight attendant and a runaway girl. The movie stayed with me, but I never heard much more about it. What happens to all these unsung jewels? Where do they go? And what do their makers hope for them? Why don't you hear about them? Leave your comments below, e-mail colin@wnpr.org or Tweet us @wnprcolinFor a full slideshow of photos by Chion Wolf, click here!