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BILLAL (Tom Zubrycki, 1996)
Easter, 1994 at an outer western Sydney housing estate. A fight breaks out between wo neighbouring families, one Lebanese, the other Anglo-Australian. Next day, 16-year-old Biillal Eter is crossing t… Read more

LIFE (Lawrence Johnston, 1995)
... ... After his exceptional award-winning shorts Night Out (MIFF '90) and Eternity (MIFF '94), director Lawrence Johnston's much-anticipated debut feature, Life, is an excitingly cinematic adaptati… Read more

LOVE AND OTHER CATASTROPHES (Emma-Kate Croghan, 1996)
Made on a wing, a prayer and a ton of energy. Love and Other Catastrophes marks the filmic debut of a fresh and exciting new team. A hip original comedy set firmly within 90s Melbourne, Love...is a r… Read more

NOT FOURTEEN AGAIN (Gillian Armstrong, 1995)
... ... Gillian Armstrong (My Brilliant Career, Last Days of Chez Nous, Little Women) returns to the documentary world of Smokes & Lollies. Fourteen's Good, Eighteen's Better and Bingo. Braces & Brid… Read more

RATS IN THE RANKS (Bob Connolly, Robin Anderson, 1996)
... ... Australia's foremost documentary filmmaker Robin Anderson and Bob Connolly, have turned their unblinking gaze from the tribe, cultures of the PNG highlands (Black Harvest,. Leahy's Neighbours… Read more

RIVER STREET (Tony Mahood, 1996)
... ... Tony Mahood's endearing first feature, set squarely in the inner suburbs of Melbourne,a gentle moral tale at odds with the temper of our times, but even more valuable for it. In his lost subs… Read more

SHINE (Scott Hicks, 1996)
It is Australia, the late 1950's. A talented young teenage boy studies piano under the stern tutelage of his domineering father. Although offered a scholarship to study further in the US, his father … Read more

TO HAVE AND TO HOLD (John Hillcoat, 1996)
... ... The romantic melodrama is not a common genre in Australian cinema, but then John Hillcoat is not your average Australian filmmaker, as evidenced by his first feature, the internationally accl… Read more

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