Select a festival
Search The Film Archive
Browse By Director

Ebb Tide

UK, 1993 (MIFF 1993, Fiction)

Director: Teresa Grimes

An English seaside resort. It's the early 60s and 'out-of-season.' Millie is a seven year old who shares a rambling boarding house with her sin­gle mother and several elderly 'theatrical' resi­dents. Millie finds a key in the house and searches for a lock for it to fit. It opens an old wardrobe in the attic. Inside the wardrobe she discovers a mysterious stranger who beckons to her.

A beautifully crafted film with all the feel and eccentricity of an era.

See also...

1001 Suburban Nights

Australia, 1992
A suburban encounter and a mutual need for companionship lead to a re-telling of the tales of 1001 Arabian Nights. Eerily distant images force words back into the prominence they once held in the day… More »

Ab Irato

France, 1991
A classroom full of attentive children, every teacher's dream. But Madame finds herself in the midst of a nightmare when she tries to out­wit them is a series of Eco-esque verbal puz­zles. Th… More »

AmBUSHed

USA, 1993
As President Bush's 'War Against Drugs' rant dominates the soundtrack we see another reali­ty — two characters who everyday have to contend with an America more interested in sermonising th… More »

Angels Watching Over Me

USA, 1992
A quirky urban parable about a faithful pigeon feeder led into temptation on his way to offer the daily bread. Well served by its cast of two off-Broadway actors and a flock of pigeons trained by the… More »

The Attendant

USA, 1992
A museum warder's observations and fan­tasies of a 19th century painting 'Scene On the Coast of Africa'. The painting comes to life pre­senting a lurid re-interpretation. A new film from Issa… More »

© Melbourne International Film Festival 2013.

Site by MeccaMedialight. Powered by Textstem CMS.