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La Nouvelle

France, 1990 (MIFF 1991, Fiction)

Director: Christophe Vassort

Subtitles are not required for this satire on news tattling in a small community. The dialogue, if not the shaggy dog ending, would dismay Disney. (F.F)

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L'ATALANTE

France, 1934
Lyrical, haunting, comical, surrealistic, beautiful, sad, magical: this newly restored print of Jean Vigo's L'Atalante shifts the adjectival gears into overdrive. ... Made in 1934, the film was so ou… More »

WAITING

Australia, 1990
Jackie McKimmie's new film Waiting has the clever thumb-nail portraits of Australian types that we saw in her film Australian Dream minus the desperate nervous energy. Waiting has a peaceful heart an… More »

ALL THE VERMEERS IN NEW YORK

USA, 1990
Prolific, political and peripatetic Jon Jost is a genuine cinema maverick. He works not so much against the system as out of it, with an independence that is both exhilarating and harsh. This is his … More »

BREAKING IN

USA, 1989
Both the Scottish-born director, Bill Forsyth, and the quintessentiatly American John Sayles (who wrote the original screenplay for Breaking In), have spent a lot of love and care on this project. Th… More »

And a Fire Engine to Go With the Dog

Australia, 1990
Thomas, embarking on a new life, collides with Elizabeth - a 'woman in red'. Together they discover something about themselves and each other. ... More »

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