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A young girl living in a remote wrecking yard is forced to take on the town bullies when they travel out to torment her father. ... Selected for competition at Cannes. ... D Michael Spiccia P Jessica Mitchell S Julius Avery TD HD Cam/2012 ... Read more
Belly-dancing, beer, love handles and beer-bellies. Cultures collide in the life of Annette the belly dancer. Embracing Lebanese culture, she discovers that cultural stereotyping works both ways, facing chauvinism and fighting cultural myth number two: that you are born with the rhythm in you, it ... Read more
In 1978, Tom E. Lewis played the unforgettable hero in [The Chant of Jimmy Blacksmith]. The character he played was close to himself: a young man struggling on the edge of two cultures. Ivan Sen's first film since his award-winning feature [Beneath Clouds] (2002), [Yellow Fella] is an emotional ... Read more
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The poignant story of Yirawala MBE, a tribal man of high degree, who fought to hold back a tidal wave of change, even though he knew some people wanted the money from mining. ... The film shows the marvellous works of Yirawala and explains its meaning in relation to the land and the Dreaming. ... Read more
A sympathetic description of the true aims of Yoga and an absorbing demonstration of it in practice. ... Silver Award, Teaching Category, Australian Film Awards. ... Read more
A surreal journey through various Bataille-informed masculine erotic and absurdist images. ... Read more
A woman returns to a psychiatric institution. The building is in disrepair but painful memories remain intact: the journey must begin anew. This student film suffers from some weaknesses, notably some very banal dialogue but is impressive for its visual stylistics.,especially in the opening ... Read more
A minor case of vandalism brings two lonely people together. Single parents Martin and Kay meet when their sons, Joe and Steven, appear in the Children's Court on a delinquency charge. As their relationship deepens Martin tells Kay that he used to like being best in everything he did, but now, a ... Read more
A charming portrait of the filmmaker's 94-year-old Greek grandmother, combining flashes of gentle humour with poignant moments of sadness. ... D/P/S Natalie Cunningham L Greek w/English subtitles WS VCA School of Film & Television TD HD Cam/2012 ... Read more
Two brothers killing time in a series of ambiguous vignettes that create a mood both playful and unnerving, taking us through the looking glass of middle-class Australia. ... D/S James Vaughan P Olivia Hantken TD DCP/2012 ... Read more
The film shows the wide range of activities and disciplines that go toward the making of an opera, centering on preparations for Don Pasquale and on the young soprano, Isobel Buchanan, a leading artist with the Australian Opera Company. ... Read more
A light-hearted look at the hopes and fantasies of an actress on her way to an audition for an international feature film. ... Read more
The film traces the development of imaginative and lively approaches to house design in Melbourne up until the Second World War. ... Read more
You can read more about this film in Senses of Cinema. ... Read more
Shot on location at Amberley Air Force Base the commercial depicts the ... various back up jobs needed to get a single plane off the ground. ... Read more
The latest offering from one of Australia's finest animators takes us on a breathless journey through 20th century images in art and fashion. Using an innovative combination of live action, animation, choreography and painting, Antoinette Starkiewicz's lushious imagery is a feast for the eyes. ... Read more
A surreal and absurdist black comedy set during a dinner party where the line between civilisation and pack animal behaviour disappears altogether. ... World Premiere. ... D/S Sophie Hayward P Ruth Morris WS VCA School of Film & Television TD HD Cam/2012 ... Read more
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