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Night Cries is the latest experimental work by the talented Aboriginal filmmaker, Tracey Moffat. This breathtakingiy visual film, set in an abandoned and decaying homestead in the middle of the desert, centres on the life of a middle aged Aboriginal woman who is forced to care for her ageing white ... Read more
In No Title an image is being constructed. Multiple perspectives of the subject are combined. A multilingual appeal is made to the viewer to not objectify the image or subject. We are dealing with the overlapping of cultural boundaries and the potential for misrepresentation as we view our own ... Read more
Greta S incorporates a sprinkling of traditional bay-area style — cutting and pasting images from an obscure range of memorabilia footage and pop culture — as she guides us through the tribulations and ecstasies of life in the 90s. No-Zone generates the feelng of reading a book, as a ... Read more
Tom Kalin's (Swoon) journeyistic collage of speeding images caught fieetingly from the window of a passing car, in the landscape glimpsed from the compartment of a tram, on the elusive sun-reflecting ripples of the sea employs a warped video-clip aesthetic in its revelation of the fleeting and ... Read more
"Everything flows, everything moves itself in image, tone and word". A metamorphosis of language and image within the boundaries of a structured digital frame. Image becomes movement and language becomes code. ... Read more
Hito Steyerl weaves together feminism, cinema and terrorism. [November] is a reflexive take on the construction of the mythic identity into which Steyerl's close friend Andrea Wolf was transformed following her assassination as a suspected Kurdish terrorist. --- D/S Hito Steyerl P/WS Sixpack Film L ... Read more
A mystical, semi-surrealistic, non-objective film which visually captures the moods of stylized voodoo ritual music. ... Read more
Jo Law presents her Chinese cultural identity with a particularly Australian edge Old Earth refers to the philosophical system that her grandfather created in isolation while living in England It was a way of thinking grounded in the past which also tried to come to terms with a new ephemeral ... Read more
A Godard-inspired absurdist drama about desire and politics. One Dau Trois 123 features a man and woman in conversation with each other, the off-screen director, a Welsh taxi driver, a Parisian anarchist and graphic interventions. ... Read more
Expanding from an idea originally conceived as a manner of cinematic intervention in British television, the discipline of the one-minute film continues to bear fruit as a tree of quick wit. But even in its successful brevity, it is not just a mode for getting to a point. Like this one: a dry run ... Read more
A short silent museum piece. Two actors are seen from the eye of the projector, miming out an ironic series of sentimental impressions. A conceptual animation film. ... Read more
This collage of found film footage, assembles porn movie, children's instructional film, sports coverage and 50s Hollywood musicals to con­struct an investigation of gay men's differing attitudes towards the female body. A clever and contentious film. ... Read more
What's it like being Hepatitis C positive? This simple and succinct introspection was scribed with a rudimentary tech­nology that itself echoes this degradation and breakdown. An abstracted and scarred image for the cuts within. ... Read more
Photos taken at Cannes are transformed into a collection of blurred silhouettes, grey streaks and iconoclasm where perfection usually reigns. ... --- ... D/P/S Siegfried A. Fruhauf WS SixPackFilm L no dialogue TD 35mm/2009 ... --- ... D/P/S Siegfried A. Fruhauf WS SixPackFilm L no dialogue TD ... Read more
Filmmaker Inger Lise Hansen turns architecture and space on its head, showing how much our perspective is ruled by habit. ... --- ... D Inger Lise Hansen P OK Center for Contemporary Art, Linz WS SixPackFilm L no dialogue TD 35mm/2009 ... --- ... D Inger Lise Hansen P OK Center for Contemporary ... Read more
A brief silent encounter between a man and a woman on the Passage Briare in Paris becomes a respite from the fear of getting old. ... --- ... D/P/S Friedl vom Gröller WS SixPackFilm L no dialogue TD 16mm/2009 ... --- ... D/P/S Friedl vom Gröller WS SixPackFilm L no dialogue TD 16mm/2009 ... Read more
A small, romantic storm in a tea cup. A man's memory of, or wish for a relationship. Highly polished, symbolically contrived, visually beautiful with a dynamic camera that rushes into the sky and suggests flight or astral travel as it hovers. The opening title muses "Am I alive'? asleep? It seems ... Read more
Singularly weird depiction of an urban nightmare initiated from a corporate toilet cubicle. A slick production that incorporates sophisticated film techniques with elements of performance art. (S.C.) ... Read more
Through repetition and reversal, a short sequence featuring two people in a domestic setting is continually deconstructed and reinvented. The result is a curious system of spatial dynamics where the filmmaker imposes his own sense of rhythm and choreography. Piece Touchee is representative of the ... Read more
A portal into the oppressive and grimy underbelly of contemporary urban existence, Pistol is an apocalyptic study of frustration and release. Combining a lush, high-contrast aesthetic and Godard-influenced camera work with a raw drum-and-bass soundtrack, the film pulsates with urgency and a ... Read more
A group of strange, disquieting images and sounds turn about in a subtly varied cycle: clouds, a nut being cracked, an obscure geolog­ical landscape, particles of matter, a face disfig­ured in graphics, exaggerated eating noises... and along with shots of open phones, hints of plots ... Read more
Possibly the most extraordinary short film at MIFF this year, in Pop the viewer is the main character as we take a candid journey from tourist to drag queens and some startlmgly real stuff in between. While at one stage you could be forgiven for mistaking this film as a snuff movie, Pop steadily ... Read more
Porter Springs 4 is a bizarre and sometimes disturbing collage of strange family moments, shot over 20 years on summer vacations. Several generations of the Hills family contribute to this cinematographic delight, providing a history not only of themselves, but of home movie photography and its ... Read more
A portrait of the child. Slowly the child's gaze is focused towards the direction of the audience. There is an uneasy moment of confrontation between the portrait and the audience. Established artist Nagai's first confrontation with cinema is also reminiscent of the pre-cinema diorama; concentrated ... Read more
Exposed directly onto film, this playful and elegant work explores the materiality and design of the humble postage stamp. With sampled extracts from anonymous postcards comprising the soundtrack, Post Mark Lick meditates not only on the history and form of correspondence, but also on the iconic ... Read more
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