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The household utensils manufactured by I.C.I. appear in a circus show. ... Read more
“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 as a behind-the-scenes ‘making of' documentary, in which a film director (Maïwenn) follows her ... Read more
"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 films of Olivier Assayas, Les Destinées Sentimentales and Late August, Early October) gives us a ... Read more
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 tell the story of ... every one of us: They are like the songs ... of Edith Piaf, simple and eternal ... Read more
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; prix du Film Technique, Milan Festival. ... Read more
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 Chantal Akerman's (Jeanne Dielman, MIFF 79; Night and Day, MIFF 92) lifelong pursuit of a new form of ... Read more
"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." - Variety ... Three sisters, aged four, six and ten, live alone in a tiny village in Yunnan Province ... Read more
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 the supercomputer known as Alpha 60 that rules the metropolis. Secret agent Lemmy Caution (Eddie ... Read more
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 Fragment plays out with the absurdism of a Brechtian moment. ... Read more
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 Ciszewski, Mikolaj Pokromski, Elena Von Saucken, David Dusa WS Kinomaton München L French w/English ... Read more
In 1901, Professor Humlum is inspired to help amnesiacs ... Read more
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 98) Amour eschews violence and psychological riddles for a profoundly frank portrayal of ageing ... Read more
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 of the past. . . ... Read more
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
An absorbing study of a gymnast ... exercising on a parallel bar with a ... grace almost balletie, observed by ... delicate colour photography. ... Read more
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 — for paintings ranging from gentle abstracts to violent non-representational explosions. ... Read more
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 sent dead rats And to cap it all, he becomes obsessed with Violetta (Fanny Bastien) an angelic waif ... Read more
A circus menagerie is used by this animated film to comment on the history of mankind. ... Read more
“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 a pop art/comedy/musical written specifically for screen siren Anna Karina, featuring a ... Read more
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 he is not as reticent as he originally seemed. In fact, he is nothing like he originally seemed. They ... Read more
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
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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, Willem Dafoe and Charlotte Gainsbourg (who won Cannes's best actress award for her harrowing ... Read more
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 latter's graphic novel weaves memories and moods into a thoughtful meditation upon the adoptee ... Read more
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