The Tribeca Film Festival kicked off yesterday with the premiere of the fourth and supposedly final Shrek movie. But you don’t care about that. You want to hear about the films that you’ll actually want to see. With nearly 200 of them screening, there is a dizzying array of choices sure to send any serious movie buff into an existential panic. It would be impossible to catch everything, but we’ve sussed out the five flicks you definitely don’t want to miss. Check them out and watch accompanying trailers after the jump.
Neil Jordan‘s latest film is a fantastical tale of unlikely love and redemption. Colin Farrell is a fisherman who “catches” a beautiful sea woman in his net, transforming his life as well as his ailing daughter. But as the truth unravels, a darker underbelly is revealed that challenges the myth and forces characters to confront a stark reality. Sigur Ros’ hypnotically tranquil music provides the score for the eerily pleasing and deeply satisfying story that rivals Jordan’s best work.