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Famous for being 21/2 metres tall, Väinö Myllyrinne toured the world. Now represented as a life-sized puppet, his fame and travels continue. ... Director Jani Peltonen is a guest of the Festival. ... D/S Jani Peltonen P Sami Jahnukainen WS Mouka Filmi L Finnish, Italian w/English subtitles TD ... Read more
An elegantly composed and humorously observed look at life onboard the Queen Elizabeth II. ... Over tea and cakes on the sun deck, elderly guests of this floating senior citizen's club reflect on the experience of luxury and being pampered, something they had thought unobtainable during their ... Read more
Anh and Mang reflect on betel-chewing, teeth-lacquering and their displaced past while creating future memories for their grandchild, Tran. ... Jakeb Anhvu will introduce the session on Monday 31 July, 5pm at Greater Union.---D/S Jakeb Anhvu P Steve Thomas, Marsha Emerman WS VCA School of Film & ... Read more
Gillick's revealing documentary focuses on a group of 'old blokes' residing in a public high-rise. The filmmaker creates a warm and unpretentious story about their daily routines, dreams, dilemmas and disappointments, providing a unique, fascinating perspective on the lives of public housing ... Read more
With brogues so thick they need subtitles, farmers of the old country recount the days gone by. ... --- D/S Tony Donoghue P Janet Grainger WS Network Ireland Television TD digibeta/2008 ... Read more
An Indonesian institution for the ‘mentally disturbed' is a distressing world of squalor, screams and an unexpected cure. ... Not in competition ... --- D/S Dria Soetomo, Leonard Retel Helmrich P Orlow Seunke WS Ecco Films Indonesia L Indonesian w/English subtitles TD betacamsp/2008 ... Read more
‘Hatred' a loud metal band from Wales with an average age of 10. This documentary follows their shambolic preparations for their first gig. ... Read more
A wheelchair-mounted camera explores the unexpected perspective and intriguing modifications of a man's flat/amusement park/world. ... --- D/P/S Martin Bruch, Reinhilde Condin WS SixPackFilm TD 35mm/2008 ... Read more
Industrial chemist. Martial artist. Film extra. Father. Teacher. Poet. Pensioner. Warrior. One man. One life. It's him... Terry Lim! ... D Angus Sampson P Jo de Fina TD HD Cam/2011 ... Read more
Being confined to a wheelchair doesn't mean you can't dance. ... --- D Hsieh Chun-Yi P Hsiao-Fen Chang L Taiwanese, Mandarin w/English subtitles TD digibeta/2009 ... Read more
This evocative one-shot film depicts the daily life and fragmented aural memories of PolySom, the last vinyl record factory in Latin America. ... Read more
The miners of Tower Colliery bought their pit believing they were securing the future of their community. This is a compelling yet chilling portrait of this community ten years on.---D/P/S Sasha Maja Djurkovic WS National Film & Television School UK L English TD video/col/2005/17mins ... Read more
The tragedy of the 1986 Chernobyl disaster, as told by a family who were directly affected, is rendered both real and surreal through animation. ... D/S Rainer Ludwigs P Tetyana Chernyavska L Russian w/English subtitles TD HD Cam/2011 ... Read more
A droll lamentation about the automation of modern life, by French New Wave filmmaker Luc Moullet. A follow-up to his 1994 short More and More. ... D Luc Moullet P Les Films d'Ici WS Le Fresnoy L French w/English subtitles TD digibeta/2010 ... Read more
One person's workday finishes another's begins, in an homage to the menial worker and existential film about cleaning. ... --- D/S Adrian Francis P Melanie Brunt WS Feather Films TD digibeta/2008 ... Read more
Bill McFadyen is on a quest to be the bench press champion of the world. He's almost there, and he's only 73. ... --- D/P Finlay Pretsell, Adrian McDowall WS Scottish Documentary Institute (Edinburgh College of Art ECA) TD digibeta/2008 ... Read more
This film demonstrates that fact can indeed be stranger than fiction and sometimes the grey area between the two is the most interesting place to explore. ... Read more
With nuclear missiles hidden under the town, Minot is an uncanny place and its people lead a singular existence. ... --- D/P/S Angelika Brudniak, Cynthia Madansky WS SixPackFilm TD betacamsp/2008 ... Read more
McGregor's observational documentary explores a close relationship between two brothers, Aaron and Vinnie Pedersen. Aaron has established a successful career as a prominent TV actor. Following the death of their Nana, Daphne Hele, he has been responsible for the care of Vinnie, a thirty-four year ... Read more
Ho Yuhang sets out to interview a group of Indonesians who want to invade his home country of Malaysia. ... D Ho Yuhang P Mandy Marahimin, Lorna Tee S Prima Rusdi, Ho Yuhang L Indonesian w/English subtitles TD digibeta/2011 ... Read more
Yet another thoughtful piece from the Iranian master, the film combines ... poetry, photography, classical music, and cinema with the leitmotif of the road. A short experimental work that Abbas Kiarostami made almost en passant. ... Read more
A man left alone in the overwhelmingly beautiful and alien flatness of Lake Eyre, with nothing but the horizon. And salt. ... --- D Michael Angus & Murray Fredericks P/S Michael Angus S Michael Angus WS Jerrycan Films Pty Ltd TD digibeta/2009 ... Read more
A civil war in southern Sudan has been raging for over 20 years; thousands have been killed, thousands more taken into slavery. ... --- D/P David Aronowitsch, Hanna Heilborn WS Production Company Story AB L English, Dinka, Swedish w/English subtitles TD 35mm/2008 ... Read more
Full of mystery and expectation, this contemplation of place is unsettling.---D/S Enrique Rodrigues, Moncho Fernandez P Rocio Cabrera WS El Ojo del Caracol L no dialogue TD video/col/2005/10mins ... Read more
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