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Dog Brain (J. Falconer, 1988)
A delightfully lively animation by the makers of Lupo the Butcher — a hit at last year's festival — about the fantasies that take place in a dog's dream. Mr Freud woutd have a field day h… Read more

Doodle Film (Don Winkler, 1971)
A film depicting the various stages in a man's life as illustrated by the doodles he scrawls on paper, down through the years. ... Read more

DRACULA: PAGES FROM A VIRGIN'S DIARY (Guy Maddin, 2002)
"By turns voluptuous, whimsical and exceedingly strange, Guy Maddin's film suggests that silent film and ballet have always been natural dancing partners. At least they seem that way when folded into… Read more

Dream Flight (Phillippe Bergeron, Danielle Thalmann, 1982)
Computer-animated fantasy of a lonely dreamer from another planet who journeys to earth, but receives an unfriendly ... welcome. ... Read more

DREAMLAND (Donald Brittain, 1974)
This film documents the history of the Canadian cinema from its earliest days to 1939. It contains generous excerpts from films produced during the period, and offers vigorous criticism of the Americ… Read more

DREAMS OF DUST (Laurent Salgues, 2007)
“Depicting an African hell on Earth where ant-like men burrow deep into the desert and risk their lives to mine gold.” - Variety Mocktar, a Nigerian peasant travels to Burkina Faso to leave behi… Read more

Drowning in Flames (Garine Torossian, 1994)
Once again this Armenian Canadian film maker proves that she is the world s best alchemist of handmade abstract film this time taking on the aesthetic of her contemporaries Mike and Doug Starn. A nat… Read more

E (Bretislav Pojar, 1981)
Am ordinary citizen suffers from a visual defect which affects his perception of things. People around him see that he has treatment and is cured ... Read more

Each Day That Comes (Graham Parker, 1966)
The story of a young woman who becomes chained to the static environment of a small town that seldom changes. The camera explores the life of Stella as a child and as a woman, and describes her despe… Read more

EARTH (Deepa Mehta, 1998)
The second part of a trilogy (preceded by MIFF 1997 smash, Fire) whose theme is the elements, Deepa Mehta's Earth examines the subject of India's partition as a means to deal with land literally and … Read more

EAST HASTINGS PHARMACY (Antoine Bourges, 2012)
"Against an austere backdrop, East Hastings Pharmacy transforms the methodical routine of methadone dispensing into the mechanics of gripping drama." - DOXA Documentary Film Festival Jury ... With th… Read more

ECLIPSE (Jeremy Podeswa, 1994)
... ... In writer-director Jeremy Podeswa's cool and decidedly erotic debut feature, sex circulates like a good rumour as ten people unwittingly form a complex network of friends,lovers and casual en… Read more

Ecstasy (Mark Wihak, 1999)
Stacey, a raver girl, encounters God and is given a special mission. She's not quite sure how to deal with this, but she tries her best. ... Read more

Either/Or in Chinatown (Gabor Body, 1985)
The question of seduction (Kierkegaard) is combined with the theory of cosmetics (Gabor Body] and the old Chinese philosophy of the rainbow death. ... Read more

Elbowing (Paul Driessen, 1979)
The scene: a long line of straight-faced, identical people, using their elbows to get to the top. They pass a nudge along the line until the first person, the "top", knocked off his feet by the impac… Read more

Elefanti (Jeremiah J. Hayes, 1989)
During the Second World War Canadians of Italian extraction were interned as "aliens" in their own land. Elefanti, through the use of archival material and interviews, examines the effects of this in… Read more

Elephantrio (Paul Driessen, Graeme Ross, John Weldon, 1986)
Three earthlings embark on the journey of life, soul firmly in hand. Dangers moral and physical strew their way. An animation film about love, rejection, greed, endurance, honour and ignominy. ... Read more

Eli's Lesson (Peter D Marshall, 1992)
Eli lives in a small Hatariat farming community and wants to be a pilot. His guardian uncle, a chicken farmer, has other plans. When his own and his uncle's dreams for his future collide, Eli runs aw… Read more

Embryonic Development - The Chick (J. V. Durden, 1953)
An instructional film using, among other devices, diagrams and time &ndash: lapse cinemicrography to tell the story of the embryology of the chick. The recapitulation sequences provide, within the sp… Read more

END OF TIME, The (Peter Mettler, 2012)
What is time? A reality? An illusion? A concept? These questions lie at the heart of visionary filmmaker Peter Mettler's latest work. ... Peter Mettler was last seen at MIFF in 2010 with Petropolis: … Read more

Endiang (Steve Cosens, 1992)
Endiang explores the gulf, a tragic landscape between Grandfather and Grandson, between a man who has lost his memory and the grand­son who returns to Endiang, Alberta, in an attempt to connect w… Read more

Enemy Alien (Jeanette Lerman, 1975)
Twenty-three thousand Japanese migrated to Canada at the turn of the century Many of them fought alongside the Canadians during the first World War, they were a source of cheap labour, they ran perip… Read more

ERNEST BROWN: PIONEER PHOTOGRAPHER (Tom Radford, 1973)
A look at Western Canada at the turn of the century through the critical eyes of Ernest Brown, a photographer, genius, caustic social critic, historian, and lover of life. The film spans his life and… Read more

EROTICA: A JOURNEY INTO FEMALE SEXUALITY (Maya Gallus, 1997)
An excellent contemporary companion piece to Monica Treut's Didn't do it for Love, Erotica explores female sexuality by consulting the opinions and experiences of an international group of ten artist… Read more

Espolio (Sidney Goldsmith, 1970)
The film is based on the poem, in which a carpenter builds a cross and speaks of his pride in his work and his reluctance to be involved with the situations which bring men to die on crosses. ... Gol… Read more

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