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Alkathene Circus (Etienne Raik, 1957)
The household utensils manufactured by I.C.I. appear in a circus show. ... Read more

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 ONE NIGHT (Chantal Akerman, 1982)
lmages of night and images of love are ... interwoven with each other, couples ... meet and separate, fragments of life are ... captured in short scenes. They don't tell ... a story, and yet, they te… Read more

Allegro Ma Troppo (Paul de Roubaix, 1962)
The reverse side of civilised living, with ourselves ihe inhuman marionettes jerked by strings of our own making. ... Diploma of merit, Edinburgh Festival; Prix du Groupes des Trente, Tours Festival;… 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

ALONE (Wang Bing, 2012)
"An unquestionably eye-opening, deeply human, strikingly lensed look at an impoverished family whose rudimentary living conditions are a sharp riposte to the illusion of China's economic boom." - Var… Read more

ALPHAVILLE (M) (Jean-Luc Godard, 1965)
Godard's iconic sci-fi noir is one of cinema's truly unconventional and striking films. ... In totalitarian future city emotions are outlawed, residents are bar coded and are constantly monitored by … Read more

Amadea Fragment (Celine me Ait-Manna, 2001)
A single tracking shot of a woman walking along a jetty is ruptured by a random act of violence which is unexpectedly countenanced by a random act of laughter! A sinister little etude, Amadea Fragmen… Read more

Amin (David Dusa, 2007)
A sensitive drama about a boy discovering a world made for adults, about injustice, not just between authorities and individuals, but also between father and son.--- ... D/S David Dusa P Vanessa Cisz… Read more

Amnesia (Pierre-Henri Salfati, 1987)
In 1901, Professor Humlum is inspired to help amnesiacs ... 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

An Evening at Baron Swenbeck's (Hubert Niogret, 1972)
During his dinner party, the Baron Swenbeck begins reminiscing about his brother who hung himself twenty years ago. A strange cry in the night brings the guests from the party out into the darkness o… Read more

An Ordinary Morning (Michel Gauthier, 1980)
In the space of a few hours, an emigrant traveller is the butt of everyday racism and is placed in a state of psychological dependence. ... Read more

Anatomie d'un mouvement (François Moreuil, )
An absorbing study of a gymnast ... exercising on a parallel bar with a ... grace almost balletie, observed by ... delicate colour photography. ... Read more

Andre Masson and the Four Elements (Jean Bremillon, 1959)
The work of the French abstract-expressionist, Masson, as seen through his interpretation of the four seasons. The film shows a variety of modern techniques used — including a spray gun —… Read more

ANGEL DUST (Edouard Niermans, 1987)
For Inspector Blount (Bernard Giraudeau) life is pretty confusing His wife has left him for another man. His investigations into a series of murders reveal that the victims, before being killed are s… Read more

Animoses (Mose, 1973)
A circus menagerie is used by this animated film to comment on the history of mankind. ... Read more

ANNA (Pierre Koralnik, 1967)
“An ultra chic (and ultra rare) imported treasure buried deep in the foreign recess of 1960s pop culture.” - Stylus Magazine ... The first colour broadcast to appear on French television, Anna is… Read more

Anna's Trip (Guillaume Bréaud, 1998)
15 year old Anna misses the last train home, and finds herself stranded in Paris. A cautious stranger, Felix, passes by, and Anna manages to convince him to take her back to his flat. Felix reveals h… Read more

Antartida (Jen Jacques Flori, 1971)
The Antarctic is a continent from another planet. But its fantastic world of snow, rock and ice is already being invaded by man and his machines. ... Read more

Anti-Rust (Michel Jaffrennon, 1990)
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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

APPROVED FOR ADOPTION (Jung,Laurent Boileau, 2012)
Winner of the Audience Award at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival. ... A hybrid of stylised animation and autobiographical documentary, Laurent Boileau and Jung's adaptation of the lat… Read more

Arab Dream, The (Elia Suleiman, 2004)
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