Skip to main content

Orders of Love

UK (MIFF 2005, documentary)

Director: J Benstock

With the birth of his son, comedy director Jes Bestock explores his previously sidelined family in a paranoid attempt to protect his child from the darker side of his gene pool. Combining computer graphics and video, this amusing short doc looks at the family in all its complexity.
D Jes Benstock P Jes Benstock, T. Bass S Jes Benstock, G. Kennedy WS Short Circuit TD video/col, B&W/2004/10mins

See also...

Rave Against the Machine

This rock'n'roll documentary explores the relationship between war and music through a group of young survivors of the Bosnian war. Surprisingly, they look back on their lives during the siege of ... More »

Museum Piece

A one-shot video diary from a hotel in Berlin, [Museum Piece] places the thoughts and experiences of the filmmaker into today's political climate, travelling through the halls of a hotel to a small ... More »

Undressing My Mother

Ken Wardrop's award-winning film is an intimate portrait of an elderly, overweight woman, which reveals her perspective on issues of love, ageing and body image. It screened at the Critics' Week in ... More »

Paul's Beautiful Laundrette

Eco Paul cares for the environment. Wherever he goes, he obsessively collects rubbish from the streets of Melbourne. This moving doco follows the filmmaker's journey from shame and embarrassment to ... More »

Thunder Lannyang

[Thunder Lannyang] is an elegant portrait of Taiwanese music and family tradition interwoven with a personal history. Jin-tsai Chuan is one of the few remaining exponents of Baguan traditional opera ... More »

Back to Life

This blackly comic look at taxidermy leads us to think about our own relationships with our families, our pets and death. ... More »

Select a festival
Search The Film Archive
Browse By Director