Skip to main content

Blues, Black and White

Switzerland, 1987 (MIFF 1988, Fiction)

Director: Markus Imboden

A white woman puts her plate of cutlets and chips on the table, goes back for the mineral water, comes back to the table, and finds a stranger, a black woman, sitting there The white woman feels robbed and demands her property back.

See also...

Hunting Season

The desperation of persecuted and persecutors are revealed in this tale of love and the loutish efforts of a gang of neo-Nazis. Torn between her Fascist brother and the immigrant worker she loves, a ... More »

Umbo and Samuel

Set in Senegal, Umbo and Samuel is a modern fable about a small white African boy who has been taken hostage and finds himself in a cell with Umbo, a Wolof tribesman. To escape they must first ... More »

Humdrum

This evening Theo and his friend from work have gone to the pub. It is filled with the same old faces behaving in the same restrained fashion, talking over the same old things. Suddenly Theo stands ... More »

50% Absolut

50% Absolut is the story of a couple walking home from a night at a pub. She is scared of heights and wants to be accompanied over the high bridge. He is in love with her and wants everything, and he ... More »

When the Going gets Tough, the Tough go Shopping

Isn't it remarkable that the essence of Melbourne life fits neatly under the floor of a Holden Kingswood? ... More »

Valtos

A long term patient in a psychiatric hospital contemplates the inevitability of chance and mars the small but relentless dislocations that threaten this fragile existence ... More »

Select a festival
Search The Film Archive
Browse By Director