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Wild Things

The burden of humanity is placed on the shoulders and into the very being of one of God's forgotten creatures in Bresson's masterpiece, the ultimate animal film. ... Baptised by three children and christened as Balthazar, a donkey's life begins - and so does its torment. With a string of careless ... Read more
“It's as though Sofia Coppola had scrapped Lost in Translation midway through to focus instead on elephant beetles.” - Austin Chronicle ... The ineffable mystery of Japan's age-old love affair with insects is put under the microscope in Beetle Queen, which sees filmmaker Jessica Oreck - a ... Read more
This wordless wonder examines life in the wake of the Armenian-Azerbaijan conflict, as seen through the eyes of a stray buffalo. ... In this poetic drama, given framework by the passing seasons, filmmaker Harutyun Khachatryan details the minutia of everyday comings and goings of a border town ... Read more
“Unable to love each other, the English turn naturally to dogs.” - J.R. Ackerley ... For curmudgeonly writer J.R. Ackerley, a man unable to connect emotionally with other people, the biggest love of his life had always been his typewriter. That was until he adopted Tulip, an Alsatian bitch that ... Read more
Six hundred thousand people have filed past her cage each year. Seven days a week, winter and summer. For 37 years. ... Humans are heard but never seen in this wry documentary that turns its focus squarely on Nénette - a 40-year-old orangutan born in Borneo and caged in the Menagerie at ... Read more
“It is essentially about one set of primates who have power, using it against another who haven't.” - Guardian ... Prolific documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman (whose La Danse is also screening in this year's program) has devoted his career to the observation of social institutions, such as ... Read more
The untold story of the wild rabbits that lived in the Death Zone between the Berlin Walls. ... --- ... D/S Bartek Konopka, Piotr Rosolowski P Anna Wydra, Heino Deckert WS Deckert Distribution L German w/English subtitles TD digibeta/2009 ... --- ... D/S Bartek Konopka, Piotr Rosolowski P Anna ... Read more
“Monumental. An anthropological work of art.” - Cinema Scope ... A giant bleating flock of three thousand sheep take to the big mountains - and the big screen - in a documentary unlike anything you've seen before. Following ‘the last ride of the American cowboy', Sweetgrass documents the ... Read more
A 1962 short from Bert Haanstra made from footage he secretly shot of people visiting Amsterdam's Artis Zoo. ... --- ... D/P Bert Haanstra S Bert Haanstra, Simon Carmiggelt L no dialogue TD 16mm /1962 ... --- ... D/P Bert Haanstra S Bert Haanstra, Simon Carmiggelt L no dialogue TD 16mm /1962 ... Read more
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