Daytime Drinking (South Korea) - engaging story about a road trip gone wrong. While drinking with friends the story's main character is talked into meeting them out of town for a holiday intended to ease his depression over being recently dumped. He agrees to meet them there, only to find no one around when he arrives. A few phone calls later he finds they all passed out and forgot about him. So left to his own (and with a promise they'd meet him later) he heads to the hotel and into a series of alcohol fueled adventures. The film maps the next few days and the ups and downs (mostly downs) of the trip. Overall it held my attention well, which is pretty impressive as he's usually laying around looking bored or drinking). I know it doesn't sound like much but it's very pleasant to watch.
Marcello Marcello (Italy) - Cute movie, just don't think too much about the story device involving the "quirky" old world traditions where girls are sort of auctioned off on their 18th birthday to the guy bringing the best gift their dad. Beautiful Italian island scenery is the backdrop as Marcello races around the island making a series of deals in his qwest to secure the perfect gift to win the mayor's daughter. Just light fun, and there's nothing wrong with that from time to time.
Zift (Bulgaria) - my favorite film of the day. Picture a luscious black and white, Bulgarian film noir version of Crank. That's a gross simplification, but there are one or two parallels. Guy gets out of prison with a plan which as in all films is derailed almost as soon as he gets out of the doors by the folks waiting for him. Seems there's a bit of unfinished history which is told both via flashbacks and forward action. I really enjoyed it, only a few missteps here and there. Recommend seeing it when you can. I'm already looking forward to Zift 2 - Full Throttle - which seems equally implausible to the Crank sequel.
Wonderful World (USA) - Ferris Bueller as a super cynical proof reader ex-world class children's folk singer. A hardcore pessimist until he meets his roommate's sister. I went in with low expectations which it generally met. So apparently being a cynic can work out - though the film would have you believe otherwise. Not unwatcheable. Just not something I'd suggest using a fest slot on.