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Using as its source the words, music and draw­ings of autistic people, this film explores the feeling of autism from the inside Constructed to reflect an idiosyncratic and obsessive world, it is both visually striking and disquietingly insightful (AS) ... Read more
“Uncle… I have been here for a while. I would like to see a movie about your life. So I proposed a project about reincarnation.” ... --- ... D/S Apichatpong Weerasethakul P Simon Field, Keith Griffiths WS Animate Projects L Thai w/English subtitles TD betacamsp/2009 ... --- ... D/S ... Read more
A Chinese artist comes to England after the massacre in Tiananmen Square full of hope for his new life in the West, but he finds it hard to come to terms with leaving China. Despite the efforts of his English girlfriend to help him, he finds the gestures of sympathy patronising and his art ... Read more
Set in the North London home of an Indian family on the morning of their daughter's wedding, A Nice Arrangement explores with wit and a keen eye, the subtle complexities of a young woman's decision to go into a traditional marriage despite her apparent independence. ... Read more
This film version of Christopher Fry's verse drama was produced by the Stockton and District YMCA, to enable young professional artists and film technicians to work on an experimental project. ... The play is based on the Petronius story of the Ephesian widow who is determined to die upon her ... Read more
Commissioned by the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths, this documentary deals with aspects of their craft. Informative and elegant, the gold and silver bowls and cups and ornaments are handsomely photographed, and the film reflects a generous admiration for beauty, tradition and the dignities of the ... Read more
Athens has changed over the past few years. The neighbouring nations came to town when the curtain came down... Albanians, Romanians and others... but hey, that's life in the Balkans. Faraway neighbours one day, love-hate siblings and lovers the next. It's a lively mix and the streets are thankful ... Read more
... ... Part history lesson, part inspiration, part call to action, A Place Of Rage is an engaging portrait of Black activists Angela Davis and June Jordan. Focusing on the role of women in the revolutionary movements, the film traces the beginnings of the civil rights movement from Rosa Parks to ... Read more
A film about the life and work of Bernard Leach, now in his seventies, who makes his own pottery in St. Ives, Cornwall. Leach, an artist-philosopher who is keenly aware of the deep relationship between art and society, was trained in Japan by a Japanese master potter, and was inspired by that ... Read more
A tourist promotion film centring on the Hebrides, Skye, Orkney and Shetland, showing not only the scenery, but the people who live there and the work they do. ... Read more
A young Indian engineer, Shiv, attempts to achieve his ambition, despite family pressures and the limitations of his job as a foundry worker in the Midlands. A strike at the Birmingham factory where he works, gives him the opportunity to look for a site for the business he wants to set up: making ... Read more
Shane Meadows (Small Time & Where's the Money Ronnie, both MIFF 1997) once again proves himself one of Britain's most intriguing visual poets with this thoroughly engaging movie about English childhood. At once insightful and inspirational, Meadows reminds us that it's possible to make ... Read more
A film which shows the work of Henry Moore, from his drawings to his sculptures, with particular reference to his latest and most important work, the reclining figure for the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris. ... Read more
A cartoon showing how an irresponsible action can set off a chain reaction of disasters. ... Read more
The rise of Britain's most notorious cinema organist. ... Read more
Shifting between three-dimensional objects and two-dimensional surfaces, the illusion of space is folded through the use of mirrors and sound. ... --- D/P/S Max Hattler WS Max Hattler L no dialogue TD betacamsp/2008 ... Read more
As well as new Wallace and Gromit works (see Animation Gallery), MIFF presents new installments of some Aardman favourites: Angry Kid and The Presentators. With trademark humour and characterisation, the five episodes from these senes will not disappoint. ... Read more
An animated documentary that purports to be a study of people kidnapped by space aliens. Their stories are tested in a process of hypno­therapy and regressive memory analysis.(RP) ... Read more
The appalling Beverley (played by Alison Steadman, a Leigh regular) has arranged a small party amongst a few neighbours, which provides the perfect opportunity to display her vast array of cultural pretensions and affectations, much to the distress of her husband Laurence, a go-getting real estate ... Read more
Facial transformations, human and animal, including Henry VIII, Mick Jagger, Groucho Marx, Oscar Wilde, Prince Phillip, Pablo Picasso Salvador Dali, Idi Amin, etc. ... Read more
The White Bus was a 45-minute dramatic film directed by Lindsay Anderson and starring Shelagh Delaney. John Fletcher has been a friend and colleague of Anderson since they worked together in the "Free Cinema" movement of the early Fifties. Fletcher's film about his friend at work—one ... Read more
The man is asking: “What happened to the promise of love's great adventure and fulfilment?” (the myth of love). The woman is asking: “Why did I sacrifice the purity of self for the compromise of exchange?” (the myth of self). The film is asking: “Why do we persist in believing in either ... Read more
John Maybury, rock clip maestro and assistant to Derek Jarman, embellishes an aromatic New Wave lyric with a ribbon of suggestive icons linking minotaurs, supermarket punks and jock strapped angels. (P.K) ... Read more
In the early 70's Reginald Maudling said of Northern Ireland that the best we could hope to achieve would be a return to ... 'acceptable levels' of violence; almost ten years later, these levels continue to operate. ... This film show's not only what ... those 'acceptable levels' mean in practice ... Read more
Animated interpretation of Elvis Costello's song "Accidents Will Happen" in which a series of accidents are analysed and portrayed in a series of symbols in a clinical, remote, High Tech framework. ... Read more
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