‘Whiskey,’ ‘Buffalo’ among GFI int’l fare

Touring series kicks off this winter

Global Film Initiative has added foreign pics “Whisky,” “Uniform,” “Buffalo Boy” and “What’s a Human Anyway” to its slate for U.S. distribution in 2005.

All will screen in major U.S. cities as part of the 2005 Global Lens touring series, which kicks off Jan. 6 in Seattle.

Juan Pablo Rebella and Pablo Stoll’s Uruguayan comedy “Whisky” picked up both the Regard Original jury prize and the Fipresci international critics award when it premiered at Cannes in Un Certain Regard in 2004.

Chinese filmmaker Diao Yinan’s “Uniform” garnered awards at 2003 Vancouver Int’l Film Fest and 2004 Int’l Film Fest Rotterdam.

Minh Nguyen-Vo’s “Buffalo Boy,” a coming-of-age story set in 1940 French-occupied Vietnam, preemed at the 2004 Locarno Film Festival and will screen at the upcoming Toronto fest.

“What’s a Human Anyway” from Turkish filmmaker Reha Erdem received the Fipresci international critics award at the 2004 Istanbul Film Festival.

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