Films From UK

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
Co-directed by Pia Borg, whose Crystal World won Best Experimental Short Film at MIFF in 2013, comes this survey of the Adamson Collection of outsider art created by patients at the Netherne psychiatric hospital between 1946 and 1981. Winner of the Golden Pardino for Best International Short Film at Locarno. ... 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 agent with a few of his own, thank you. ... As in many of Leigh's films, the hot-bed of repressed sex... 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 director's notebook on an admired colleague— is often remarkably intimate, recording many private moments in the cr... 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 self or love?” (the myth of cinema?). ... Absolute is a road movie, but nobody goes anywhere. Maybe someone dies... 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 to the Belfast community, but the precise mechanism by which they are ... made acceptable to the Engli... 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
An investigation of lightning as an arbitrary intervention in people's lives with devastating consequences. ... Read more
An animated version of the complete fifth act of Shakespeare's Hamlet ... Read more
The world is a ball and the first human being is called Adam He's standing there now and looks as if he might fall down, so the creator plants him a little more firmly m the ground He has to learn all the rules, for instance, if you throw clay around then you'll get clay thrown back at you. ... Read more
The world is a ball and the first human being is called Adam. His first experiences are mostly rather painful and he has to learn all the rules. For instance, 1: if you throw clay around you'll get clay thown back at you. ... Read more
An obssesive visual diarist documents the disintegration of his relationship and gives the innocent flicker book a hitherto unexplored cutting edge. Screened at Annecy. ... D/S/P Ian Mackinnon TD 35mm/col/2006/6mins ... Read more
Has the 'greed is good' world of the eighties been replaced by a new spirit of cooperation? How is advertising, the most selfish and successful of eighties industries coping? We look at the new "caring, sharing" ads, and ask how you sell to the altruistic consumer? ... Read more
Adult Fun is a British thriller about industrial espionage that develops into an altogether different kind of film. It is directed by James Scott, who uses a semi-documentary approach, relying on a high degree of improvisation. He says the film is based on the world of night cleaners, although it becomes a bizarre metaphysical mystery, rather than a mystery drama. ... A young man with a violent na... Read more
From the respected post graduate course at London's Royal College of Art. Two friends (as it happens named John) pass a rainy day playing games and perfecting their latest invention. Screened at Rotterdam. ... D/S William Bishop-Stephens S John Hegley P/WS Royal Colege of Art TD video/col/2006/7mins ... Read more
In this anthropological study, we see the East African building his boats in the way that it has been done for centuries. Traditional methods of pottery making, basket weaving and the fashioning of hunting weapons are recorded together with ceremonial dances and folk music. In this way, we are brought into contact with one of the world's oldest cultures - a culture which is gradually being integra... Read more
How would Aubrey Beardsley have viewed our world? In this film, contemporary or near contemporary figures like Lenny Bruce and John Lennon help demonstrate a hypothetical Beardsley picture of the 1980s. ... Read more
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