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AT ELLEN'S AGE (Pia Marais, 2010)
Eat, pray, whatever. ... Idling through her forties, Ellen's life is about to hit the brakes. Losing her job, partner and mind all in the same week, she embarks on a bizarre anti-journey of self-disc… Read more

ATANARJUAT THE FAST RUNNER (Zacharias Kunuk, 2000)
Evil in the form of an unknown shaman, divides a small community of nomadic Inuit, upsetting its balance and spirit. 20 years pass and two brothers emerge to challenge the evil order: Amaqjuaq. the S… Read more

AUGUST 32ND ON EARTH (Denis Villeneuve, 1998)
Denis Villeneuve made his mark directing 20 short videos and winning first prize in the Canadian equivalent of the ABC's Race Around the World. August 32nd on Earth indicates his exceptional flair. .… Read more

AURA, THE (Fabian Bielinsky, 2005)
“Bielinsky is a meticulous craftsman. Every moment has a payoff… A meticulously conceived and executed heist pic that is equally concerned with character.” - Hollywood Reporter ... An intr… Read more

AUTUMN TALE (Eric Rohmer, 1998)
Eric Rohmer once commented that his films deal less with what people do than what is going on in their minds while they're doing it—a cinema of thought rather than aclions. Winner of Best Scree… Read more

AVIDA (Benôit Délépine, Gustave de Kervern, 2006)
The cinema of the absurd finds new champions in the form of directors Benoît Delépine and Gustave de Kervern. When a deaf-mute dog handler's employer falls victim to his own paranoia, the dog … Read more

Away We Go (, 2009)
Academy Award winning director Sam Mendes (American Beauty) brings us this hilarious and heartfelt story of a young couple embarking on the most exciting, frightening, strange, and wonderful journey … Read more

AWAYDAYS (Pat Holden, 2008)
Friendship, football, fights and fashion. ... Adapted by acclaimed author Kevin Sampson from his own bestselling novel, Awaydays is set in the north-west of England in the post-punk 70s, an era that … Read more

À L'AVENTURE (Jean-Claude Brisseau, 2008)
The latest provocation from France's notorious master of the erotic. ... One of French cinema's most controversial modern filmmakers, Jean-Claude Brisseau (Secret Things, MIFF 03; The Exterminating A… Read more

BABYMOTHER (Julian Henriques, 1998)
Anita is a 'Babymother', a young woman raising two chil­dren in a housing estate in north-west London with the assistance of her own mother, Edith. Byron, the father of her youngest child, is a l… Read more

BACHELORMAN (John Putch, 2002)
Ted Davis is a superhuman ladies man. He is worshipped by his pals who live vicariously through Ted's raunchy sexploits. Ted has all the lines, all the moves and a one hundred percent success rate in… Read more

BALNEARIOS (Mariano Llinás, 2002)
Balnearios combines oral tradition, faux- documentary style and techniques from the photo novel that resembles Chris Marker's seminal masterwork La Jetee, to celebrate the waterside holidays of Argen… Read more

BAMAKO (Abderrahmane Sissako, 2006)
Successfully mixing intimate drama with proselytising political fiction, filmmaker Abderrahmane Sissako has concocted an infinitely original and profoundly moving means for voicing Africa's grievance… Read more

BANK JOB, THE (Roger Donaldson, 2008)
"Chockablock with Cockney hardcases, bent coppers, kinky politicians, shadowy MI5 fixers, black radicals, a Soho sleaze merchant and a bevy of topless birds." - Eye Weekly ... Based loosely on the 19… Read more

BARAKAT! (Djamila Sahraoui, 2006)
Anchored by a pair of magnificently intense lead performances, Barakat! is a women's story set in a country wracked by violence. ... Filmmaker Djamila Sahraoui takes us to an Algerian coastal village… Read more

BARAN (Majid Majidi, 2001)
The films of Majid Majidi - including Children of Heaven (1999) and The Colour of Paradise (2000) - have captivated MIFF audiences. With Baran, a stand out film at Rotterdam, Toronto and New York Fil… Read more

BARBARA (Christian Petzold, 2012)
Winner of Best Director at the Berlin Film Festival. ... In the paranoiac nightmare of East Germany, 1980, Barbara - a physician from Berlin - has been sent to a small country town as punishment for … Read more

BARRIO (Fernando Leon De Aranoa, 1998)
Javi, Manu and Rai live in a none too salubrious part of Madrid. Their barrio (neighbourhood) is principally comprised of rundown, low-income housing and conse­quently the boys, in their mid-teen… Read more

BASTARDS (Claire Denis, 2013)
"Denis is at the height of her powers ... unfaltering control, superb manipulation of mood and masterful use of music." - Hollywood Reporter ... When wealthy patriarch Jacques commits suicide in susp… Read more

BATTLE FOR HADITHA (Nick Broomfield, 2007)
God is on all sides, but not in Haditha. ... On 19 November 2005, US Marines retaliated to a bombing attack on one of their vehicles by massacring 24 Iraqi non-combatants - innocent men, women and ch… Read more

BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD (Benh Zeitlin, 2012)
“One of the most striking films ever to premiere at the Sundance Film Festival.” - Hollywood Reporter ... Set in the lush southern Louisiana bayou, where six-year-old Hushpuppy lives with her fat… Read more

BEAUTY (Oliver Hermanus, 2011)
Winner of the Queer Palm award at Cannes. ... The first Afrikaans-language film to ever be screened at Cannes, Beauty tells the story of François, a middle-aged man whose well ordered existenc… Read more

BEDROOMS AND HALLWAYS (Rose Troche, 1998)
Rose Troche (Go Fish, MIFF 1994) has crafted an excel­lent comedy of manners and sex in the nervous 90s. Bedrooms and Hallways—which received the Audience Award at the London Film Festival&… Read more

BEESWAX (Andrew Bujalski, 2009)
“[Filmmaker] Bujalski is both a neo-hipster Woody Allen and a Rohmer-like romantic.” - Cinema Scope ... Twin sisters in Austin, Texas, fumble their way through the vicissitudes of modern life and… Read more

BEFORE NIGHT FALLS (Julian Schnabel, 2000)
Before Night Falls is based on the memoirs of exiled Cuban novelist and poet Reinaldo Arenas—an artist struggling as a homosexual in post-revolutionary Cuba and forced to smuggle his manuscript… Read more

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