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"Two men in chairs by the open hearth; photos move in front of their heads." Accurate enough, though hardly preparation for this combination of pixilation, micromesh mixing, photography and film. The filmmakers' concerns are with the world of art " as an artificial world", and "when the ... Read more
Absurd humour amongst the changing of the seasons as two jinxed, soulless desperadoes try anything for a free cup of coffee. ... --- ... D/S Jonas Selberg Augustsén P Freddy Olsson WS Swedish Film Institute L Swedish w/English subtitles TD 2009 ... --- ... D/S Jonas Selberg Augustsén P Freddy ... Read more
Along the windswept Coney Island boardwalk, Sonny meets young Eddie who introduces him to some of the many mysteries of this faded, forgotten neighbourhood. McCleave's moody and mysterious rust-tinted mini-drama shows a truly cinematic elan over its 16 gripping minutes. ... Read more
Avondale New Zealand 1965. A young boy, Paul, contends with the profound events taking place in his life. This is a beautifully crafted, evocative and moving story of guilt, loss, love and smoked eels. ... Read more
Beautifully shot and finely acted, Avril opens an intriguing window on women in contemporary Tunisia. Amida, a 10 year old girl, arrives from her native village with an old man who sells her to Farida and Dalila, two sisters in their fifties. There is a strange mood in Amida's new environment. ... Read more
The 70s were tumultuous times but one bit of nostalgia overlooked by The Ice Storm was the cultural impact of the Sex Pistols. '77 is as much a coming of age story set in a small Sussex village as it is about the currents of change that were challenging the traditions and deep-seated moralism of a ... Read more
Abandoned in a country town by his guardian, a young, solitary albino boy spends his days playing chicken and spying on his neighbours until a bizarre encounter forces him to connect. ... D/S Billie Pleffer P Rita Walsh, Stacey Kwijas WS VCA School of Film & Television L no dialogue TD HD Cam/2011 ... Read more
Life whizzes past from the backseat of a family car in this whimsical film that imaginatively mixes live-action, animation, optical effects and backscreen projection (JB) ... Read more
With self-deprecating humour, Bruce Weber relives his youthful cravings, adolescent crush­es and overwhelming desire to look like Clint Eastwood. ... Read more
A dramatic monologue, delivered with great energy and fire, expressing the pent up feelings of an angry, disillusioned young woman. Over-the-top performance, script and direction combine to produce a parody of feminine outrage with which we can all identify. (F.F) ... Read more
A little bit of gambling, a place to hide from the wife, good coffee and a lot of Greek. If you don't speak it, you're in trouble. ... --- ... D/P/S Viron Papadopoulos WS Plexus Films L English, Greek w/English subtitles TD digibeta/2009 ... --- ... D/P/S Viron Papadopoulos WS Plexus Films L ... Read more
As a child Migue ran away from a family home ravaged by poverty. As a teenager he finds a new home and family; living on the rooftops of Barcelona with his girlfriend Mara and an illegal immigrant Ahmed. Petty theft and pickpocketing sustain their existence, until Migue steals from the wrong man ... Read more
Julie-Anne comes home from a hard day at the office to discover her mother has locked the cat in the house all day (again) and that she is expected to cook 'bangers" for dinner. Preparing Ihe meal becomes a manifestation of all the repressed tensions in Julie-Anne's work and home life. ... Read more
A quirky scientist in a sperm bank is in love with the nurse at the fertility clinic, but she doesn't even know he exists. In this tale of unrequited love, he takes some crazy steps just to prove his heart. The Banker is ex-pat Hattie Dalton's BAFTA-Award winning first short. --- D/S Hattie Dalton ... Read more
A man returns to his childhood — to the day Brazil lost the 1950 World Cup in Rio de Janeiro. Can he re-write his country's destiny? Can he save Barbosa the goalkeeper from 'becoming the man who made Brazil cry?' ... Read more
The observer and the observed. Voyeunstic pleasure and jealous desire. Fantasy or reality? Stars David Wenham. ... Read more
The ebb and flow of erotic desire makes for a summertime splash in this vibrant realisation by Ann Turner (Celm Dallas Doll). Inspired by a Jeffrey Smart painting, Turner's work starts out baking in the sun before it takes a cool dip beyond the sexual shoreline. ... Read more
Two women — mother and daughter — sun-tannmg on a beautiful beach, on vacation together Seems idyllic, but what's wrong with this picture? Beach Story evokes through images, sounds and not so many words, the complexity of a specific human relationship The film is about the minutes of ... Read more
Portrait of a family who are not as cool as they'd like to be-even at the beach! Subtle nuance is ever present in this beautifully shot film, as family dynamics and the awkward­ness of puberty are gently examined. ... Read more
Have you ever wondered what men talk about when they go fishing? Sublimely located, this beautifully photographed tale about two men and their tackle subverts all expectations. ... Read more
Sibling rivalry has rarely been represented with such gusto, humour or unashamed violence as a young Mexican American girl finally decides to teach her brother - a cruel youth suffering from an irrepresible case of Texan bedhead - a lesson. (L.A.) ... Read more
Before dawn, the wheat gently undulates on the hillside. Before dawn, people will rise and others will take away their hope. Bálint Kenyeres' poignant reminder of the state of the world and its borders was screened in Competition in Cannes, 2005. ... --- ... D/S Bálint Kenyeres P András Muhi WS ... Read more
Loudmouth Vincent embarrasses his friend Louis who asks him about condoms. Louis doesn't use the condom... and things don't end quite as easily... ... Read more
A surreal and humorous film about escaping the claustrophobia of suburban life. A teenage boy cleans his room, feeds his cat, says goodbye to his parents and silently disappears. Behave is a beautifully realised meditation on escaping the monotony of suburban ritual. ... Read more
A snapshot of the lives of three teenagers (encompassing past, present and future), this seductively dreamy film explores their longing for love, played out under Mediterranean skies. This poetic film by Laurence Coriat (writer of Michael Winterbottom's Wonderland) premiered at Sundance, 2005. ... Read more
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