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ALL ABOUT ACTRESSES (Maïwenn Le Besco, 2009)
“I can't take any more of your highbrow direction! I've done this goddamn scene 30 times!” ... Actor-turned-director Maïwenn Le Besco's latest feature is a clever black comedy masquerading a… Read more

ALL IS FORGIVEN (Mia Hansen-Løve, 2007)
"Forgiveness is being aware of the suffering of others" - filmmaker Mia Hansen-Løve ... The feature debut from Mia Hansen-Løve (former critic for Cahiers du Cinéma and actress in the f… Read more

ALL THE REAL GIRLS (David Gordon Green, 2003)
"In his lyrical second feature, David Gordon Green (George Washington, MIFF 2000) astonishes and delights with the distinctiveness of his cinematic voice and the depth of his genuine, contoured chara… Read more

ALMAYER'S FOLLY (Chantal Akerman, 2011)
Belgian filmmaking's most revered auteur returns with a freewheeling adaptation of Joseph Conrad's first novel. ... Atmospheric, subversive and impeccably controlled, Almayer's Folly continues Chanta… Read more

ALMOST BROTHERS (Lucia Marat, 2004)
Almost Brothers is an ambitious film by filmmaker Lucia Murat. With the realism of a documentary, she explores the racism bubbling beneath the surface of Brazil's cultural pluralism, and the difficul… Read more

ALONE (Benito Zambrano, 1999)
Winner of the Berlin Film Festival audience award last year, Alone is a gritty story about a mother and daughter, their relationship and its compelling consequences. This remarkable new film is the n… Read more

ALPS (Yorgos Lanthimos, 2011)
“A truly original work and a masterpiece of contemporary existentialism.” - Cinema Scope ... A mysterious underground club known as Alps offers a most unusual service: to stand in for your dearly… Read more

AMBUSH (Olli Saarela, 1999)
In the early days of the Summer of 1941, the Finnish army is mobilised on the Russian border. An idealistic young lieutenant, Eero, leads his platoon into a newly conquered village. There he sees his… Read more

AMERICAN PSYCHO (Mary Harron, 1999)
Based on Bret Easton Ellis' controversial novel, American Psycho is a film that dares you to watch it. Taking place in New York City in 1987, this is the story of Patrick Bateman, a Wall Street playe… Read more

AMERICAN SPLENDOUR (Shari Springer Berman, Robert Pulcini, 2002)
Scooping the FIPRESCI award for best film in the Un Certain Regard section at Cannes this year and the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance, American Splendor is a captivating and utterly original mix of fic… Read more

AMOUR (Michael Haneke, 2012)
Winner of Cannes' coveted top prize, the Palme d'Or. ... Unfolding largely within the protective shell of a Parisian apartment, filmmaker Michael Haneke's (The White Ribbon MIFF 09, Funny Games MIFF … Read more

AMREEKA (Cherien Dabis, 2009)
A humourous fish-out-of-water story of hope, determination and a side of fries. ... Palestinian single mother Muna and her teenage son Fadi decide to escape the daily grind of checkpoints and tension… Read more

AN EDUCATION (M) (Lone Scherfig, 2008)
“Lone Scherfig's emotionally pulsing, culturally observant picture simply bursts with life.” - Variety ... In 1961, London is a city poised on the cusp of a counter-culture explosion. At 16 years… Read more

AN ENGLISHMAN IN NEW YORK (Richard Laxton, 2008)
“You can't touch me now. I'm one of the stately homos of England.” - Quentin Crisp ... John Hurt returns to the incorrigible and always colourful life of writer, raconteur and gay icon Quentin Cr… Read more

ANGEL ON THE RIGHT (Djamshed Usmonov, 2002)
Khamro, a burly, violent Tadjikistani thug, ran out on his hometown a decade ago. He left behind a disgraced mother, a pregnant girlfriend, and a trail of debts, then wound up in a Russian jail. The … Read more

ANGELS OF THE UNIVERSE (Fridrik Thor Fridriksson, 1999)
One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest, Icelandic director Fridrik Thor Fridriksson blurs the line between sanity and madness, casting doubt on how we come to decide which is which. Paul is living a well-ad… Read more

ANOTHER DAY IN PARADISE (Larry Clark, 1998)
Larry Clark's first feature, Kids (1995), was heralded as a realist masterpiece for its powerful veracity. Here, he pulls apart the archetype of the American family, then reconstructs it with the odd… Read more

ANOTHER EARTH (Mike Cahill, 2010)
"Sundance can boast of another discovery... science fiction at its best." - Hollywood Reporter ... On the night that a duplicate Earth is discovered in our solar system, astrophysics student Rhoda dr… Read more

ANTICHRIST (Lars Von Trier, 2009)
The most controversial film of Cannes 2009. The latest feature from Lars von Trier (Dancer in the Dark, Breaking the Waves) is a harrowing depiction of marital breakdown starring a grieving couple, W… Read more

APRIL (Nanni Moretti, 1998)
Nanni Moretti has been touted as Italy's answer to Woody Allen principally for his combination of scathing social humour and consistent use of himself as the sub­ject for his own films. April tac… Read more

APRON STRINGS (Sima Urale, 2008)
"It's a rich and robust story, full of warmth and humour that reflects the changing face of Auckland's southern suburbs today." - producer Rachel Gardner ... The debut feature film from Sima Urale, A… Read more

ARAM (Robert Kéchichian, 2002)
A tough, brooding thriller that reaches deep into the heart of Turkish-Armenian animosity. The DST, France's internal secret service, observes the covert arrival on their shores of Aram, a feared ex-… Read more

ARLINGTON ROAD (Mark Pellington, 1998)
A nail-biting exercise in political paranoia featuring first rate performances from leads Tim Robbins and Jeff Bridges. Michael Faraday (Bridges) is rebuilding his life after the death of his FBI age… Read more

AROUND A SMALL MOUNTAIN (Jacques Rivette, 2009)
“In Rivette-land, there is no life without art and vice versa.” - Screen International ... For Kate, a broken-down car and a broken-down life both get a jump start from a chance roadside encounte… Read more

ARTAVAZD PELECHIAN SHORTS (, )
With Jean-Luc Godard and Aleksandr Sokurov citing him as a major influence, the work of Artavazd Pelechian is becoming recognised as being of central importance to the history of filmmaking. This scr… Read more

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