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Blind and deformed from radiation poisoning, Berik spends his days alone at home - that is until 11-year-old Adil comes knocking. ... --- ... D/S Daniel Joseph Borgman P Katja Adomeit WS Zentropa L Russian, Kazakh w/English subtitles TD 35mm/2010 ... --- ... D/S Daniel Joseph Borgman P Katja ... Read more
A black and white portrait of a disturbed young man who lives with his mute sister and wakes one morning to eat porridge and go on an incredible journey. This film won eight awards in the third Western Australian Video and Film Festival. It is the director's first 16mm endeavour and it demonstrates ... Read more
Better or Worse? explores the world of 8-year-old Rachel as she embarks upon a series of experiments attempting to make sense of her defective eyesight. Balancing her desire to appear normal with the visual chaos of her everyday life. this film delicately explores the limiting and precarious nature ... Read more
A deceptively simple, poetic examination of conversations, class back-grounds, individual hopes and dreams, set in Melbourne suburbia. Rick, a young washing-machine repairman, bumps into an old school friend Monica, who's now the lead singer of a band on tour from Sydney. Soon infatuated, Rick ... Read more
Bet you didn't know the Chinese had both newsreels and rock'n'roll bands! This example of a Chinese featurette (competently dubbed into English) chronicles the history of the country's leading power trio, Big Character Poster, (the true inventors of punk rock). ... Denounced in 1966 as decadent ... Read more
When Marlon arrives at a juvenile prison, his rap rhymes elicit a strong and violent response from Gavin, a neurotic bully. The jealous Gavin conspires to silence him, leading to a battle of wills between the two. Shot on location with a cast of actual inmates and wardens, Finola Geraghty's film ... Read more
Riding a crowded bus, a man spies a white box, but while opening it he dies. The woman sitting in front of him steals the cursed box, linking her fate to its contents. This frantically charged short is emblematic of contemporary Argentinean cinema and is not to be missed. --- D/S Venditti+Hofman ... Read more
In a bleak urban landscape, an old man pulls out a tooth triggering a memory of his proudest moment. Surrounded by decay the old man relives his childlike sense of joyful expectation. ... Read more
Inspiration on a 1940s production line. A coathanger factory, a white pigeon and a young woman. Even the briefest encounter can inspire relief from life's everyday routines. ... Read more
A young girl escapes her harsh family environment through elaborate flights of fantasy. On her birthday she flaps a little too hard and finds herself on the side of the angels. ... Read more
Cassie and Damon move next door to Debbie and Hung in the flat plains of Melbourne's outer Western Suburbs. A film about Viet­namese food, cuckoo clocks and bulldogs. ... Read more
Berlin today; a cross-section of the community. A train carriage. In a series of beautifully observed scenes Danquart sets you up for a comedy, then delivers a double-whammy drama about racism and German indifference. A perfect film. ... Read more
In the harsh landscape of the Judean desert, two Israeli truck drivers accidently hit and kill a Bedouin child. The confrontation between the family of the child and the drivers is a stark and fascinating study of a changing culture's valuation of life. ... Read more
A pirated-DVD seller in love with the daughter of the local pub owner imagines moments from his life as scenes from classic films, with a big song and dance finale. ... Screens as part of the Blackfella Shorts package. ... D/S SF Tusa P Andrew Arbuthnot TD HD Cam/2012 ... ... Proudly presented by ... Read more
In a church a young woman kneels before the Holy Mother and ponders the question of how to tell her boyfriend that she is pregnant to another man. Will her prayers be answered? ... Read more
Little boys that play with gun powder should be more careful. Blinder looks at the friends and humour to be found when you grow up and have a dead eye removed. ... Read more
Rebecca, 15, is struggling with something big. Every morning, she sneezes violently. Exactly nine sneezes every time, her mother insists. Rebecca feels allergic to life, and needs to admit a big secret before she can blow these sneezes away. ... Read more
A psychological study of a 'fragile' couple through a kaleidoscope of fractured images. What is left is a mood, a glimpse, leaving the audience ta contemplate and consider various solutions. ... Read more
Don McKellar (writer of Roadkill and Highway 61, in which he also appears) turns director, with astounding success (see also Bloody Nose) and stellar casting. David Cronenberg stars as Tom Cramer, a porn-aficionado cum business­man. We meet Tom on a typical day at the car­pet factory ... Read more
David Lynch meets Jane Campion. On the fringes of a housing estate a girl seduces a boy with a secret she will only reveal in exchange for his love. When the boy fails to honor the pact, that which he holds closest is threatened by the girl's desire for revenge. Blue Tongue screened in Critics' ... Read more
A white woman puts her plate of cutlets and chips on the table, goes back for the mineral water, comes back to the table, and finds a stranger, a black woman, sitting there The white woman feels robbed and demands her property back. ... Read more
A dark comedy about a mother and wife in search of a look, a Spanish maid dancing on the table, three precocious little girls and a husband in the bath. Something has to give ... ... Read more
India, the land of the Kama Sutra, has been surprisingly rigid in its attitudes towards sexual practices, and this of course includes homo­sexuality. Given that, this video production is quite frank and brave with its attitudes towards being gay in Bombay. ... Six poems, presented as vignettes ... Read more
The members of this family have two things in common; one, they cannot communicate with each other, and two, they all love Bonza. This is a frantically paced comedy about the trials of an Australian household seen through the eyes of the family dog. ... Is Dad having an affair? Will his toupe fall ... Read more
This insightful monologue, delivered in a nightclub bathroom, reveals the emotional landscape of a 50-something woman as she tells her poignant and sometimes painful story of falling in love with a younger man. ... Read more
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