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Whereupon We Drive Off (Detlev Buck, 1988)
Give ten minutes of your time to tar. From the Berlin Film School. ... Read more

Whirr (Timo Katz, 2005)
With mechanical precision this ‘landscape animation' captures the tension between differences and repetitions of form sampled in a suburban housing estate.---D/P/S Timo Katz L no dialogue TD video/… Read more

WHISPERING OF THE TREES, THE (Tom Lemke, 2008)
A civilization under threat, clinging to tradition. ... In southern Chile, unnoticed by the rest of the world for centuries, a remote community of people exist who call themselves Mapuche-Pehuenche -… Read more

WHISPERING PAGES (Alexander Sokurov, 1993)
"The shape of a dark world - in both senses of the word - comes into view in slow pans which are only interrupted by cuts to a new location. We see the facades of dockland buildings, the catacomb-lik… Read more

WHO'S AFRAID OF KATHY ACKER (Barbara Caspar, 2008)
“I like relationships and I like flesh.” - Kathy Acker ... Boldly exploring the extremities of an extreme woman, Who's Afraid of Kathy Acker? chronicles one of America's original ‘outlaw write… Read more

Who's That Fat Bitch in the Corner? (Christoph Dreher, Ellen El Malki, )
A montage from four different perspectives of a group of musicians working in a claustrophobic situation. ... Read more

Who’s Afraid of a Little Man (Pavel Prochazka, 1971)
A little boy is being bullied by bigger boys in this cartoon, until his grandfather teaches him how to stand up for himself. ... Read more

WILD BLUE YONDER, THE (Werner Herzog, 2005)
“Astronauts lost in space, the secret Roswell object re-examined, an alien who tells us all about his home planet - the Wild Blue Yonder - where the atmosphere is composed of liquid helium and the … Read more

WILD RIDER LTD. (Franz-Josef Spieker, 1967)
The threadbare quality of the prominent people of our age and the way they are managed is exposed with a wealth of sarcasm in this zany spoof on the promotion racket. The formula for success is extra… Read more

Wind (Margit Ruile, 1992)
A film poem with flying hats, talking trees and weather vanes. Wind is a lyrical and beautiful venture into the memories of an old woman. ... And the little girl says "It is as if Heaven gently kisse… Read more

WIND THAT SHAKES THE BARLEY, THE (Ken Loach, 2006)
FRIDAY 11 AUGUST, 9PM - SOLD OUT ... The Wind that Shakes the Barley was winner of the Palme d'Or at this year's Cannes Film Festival. Both an ardent observer of reality and a deeply committed politi… Read more

WINGS OF DESIRE (Wim Wenders, 1987)
The heroes of the film are angels, unemployed guardian angels who have been hanging around Berlin ever since the end of World War II, having lost most of the powers they once owned: to whisper advice… Read more

WINTER'S DAUGHTER (Johannes Schmid, 2011)
A touching story about a young girl determined to track down her biological father. ... Eleven-year-old Kattaka is celebrating Christmas with her parents when an unexpected phone call turns her world… Read more

WITH BURNING PATIENCE (Antonio Skarmeta, 1984)
In the seaside village of Isla Negra (Chile) lives an old and much respected Nobel Prize-winning poet, Pablo Neruda. The villagers are poor people who live simply and ordinarily. Pablo is the only li… Read more

With Me (Kerstin Cmelka, 2000)
A seedy interior reminiscent of an early porn genre, some wickedly choreographed double exposures techniques and a transparent filmmaker having sex with herself, makes Mit Mir a silently confronting … Read more

WOMEN WITHOUT MEN (Shirin Neshat, 2009)
Winner of the Silver Lion for Best Director at the Venice Film Festival. ... It's not surprising that Shirin Neshat's debut feature is so visually transfixing - considering she's one of the most infl… Read more

WORKING TITLE: JOURNEYS FROM BERLIN/1971 (Yvonne Rainer, 1980)
In Journeys from Berlin/1971, there are five characters a man, a woman and an adolescent girl who "appears" on the sound track, a female psychoanalytic patient in her early fifties, and a therapist, … Read more

WORKINGMAN'S DEATH (Michael Glawogger, 2005)
Won the Grierson Award at the London Film Festival. ... What would you be prepared to do to earn a living? Michael Glawogger's eye-opening documentary focuses on the extremes to which people will go … Read more

WORLD ON A WIRE (1973) (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1973)
“There are movies that make news and movies that are news. World on a Wire is one of the latter.” - Village Voice ... R.W. Fassbinder's epic, made-for-TV, science fiction mystery has been screene… Read more

WR: MYSTERIES OF THE ORGANISM (R) (Dušan Makavejev, 1971)
“Maybe it is like a mirror. People hold it up to themselves and see reflected only what they are most offended by.” - filmmaker Dusan MakavejevWhat does the energy harnessed through orgasm have t… Read more

WRONG MOVEMENT (Wim Wenders, 1975)
Young Wilhelm Meister is on the way: from Bonn, past a castle on the Rhine, through a suburb of Frankfurt and on to the great mountain, the Zugspitze. He is escaping from boredom and dullness, and he… Read more

WRONG MOVEMENT (Wim Wenders, 1975)
Young Wilhelm Meister is on the way: from Bonn, past a castle on the Rhine, through a suburb of Frankfurt and on to the great mountain, the Zugspitze. He is escaping from boredom and dullness, and he… Read more

WUNDERKINDER (Marcus Rosenmüller, 2011)
“Political systems devour people. Individual struggle is all that's left.” ... In a Ukraine torn between Hitler and Stalin, three children united by their love of music must protect each other in… Read more

WUNDKANAL: EXECUTION FOR FOUR VOICES (Thomas Harlan, 1984)
An old man is kidnapped and interrogated by his captors. In the process, the biography of a mass murderer is laid bare: the eighty-year-old man formerly held a high-level command post in the SS and w… Read more

YELLA (Christian Petzold, 2007)
“Another precision-helmed, tightly wound, metaphysical thriller that confirms [Christian Petzold] as one of Germany's finest middle-generation directors.” - Variety Featuring a stand-out perform… Read more

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