Director: Patricia V. Tassinari
This funny, fantastical personal fable traces a woman's relationship with Italian film director Federico Fellini and her desire to change her life. The film tells the real and imagined tale of Eileen, who has been writing letters to Fellini, a figure who has become her friend, mentor and means of escape. Various rejections and a sense of isolation lead her to gradually lose grip on reality and retreat into her own world. She has one last hope; to join Federico in Cinecitta. The process of cinephilia turning into cinedementia is exuberantly portrayed throughout this bittersweet farce which is studded with filmic references.
A cunning storyteller presents a curious tale of blackmail to two friends invited to lunch. As the story unwinds we realise that the blackmail plot is merely a cover-up for a far more sinister plot i… More »
A deceptively simple, poetic examination of conversations, class back-grounds, individual hopes and dreams, set in Melbourne suburbia. Rick, a young washing-machine repairman, bumps into an old schoo… More »
Bet you didn't know the Chinese had both newsreels and rock'n'roll bands! This example of a Chinese featurette (competently dubbed into English) chronicles the history of the country's leading power … More »
A modern French allegory about childhood and illness. Beautiful cinematography and childlike understandings mix the reality of a boy dying with the hopes and dreams of his young brother who must save… More »
One Halloween night, Jank Rottweiller asks his old friend Fred to drive him to his father's house in the country. As miles pass, Jank leaves all reason behind him, dragging Fred along. By the time th… More »