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While Sarah is trying to conceive a child, she uncovers the confronting truth about her parents - retired activists from the Algerian communist party - and her own identity. ... Screens with The Rest of the World (France, 82 mins). ... D/S Karim Bengana P Alain Bellon, Karim Bengana L French ... Read more
“We are committed to rebuilding a proud Japan, where the prime minister can openly worship at Yasukuni.” - Japanese politican ... A celebrated but beleaguered documentary, Yasukuni drew a storm of controversy in Japan from ultra-nationalists, who labelled the film anti-Japanese. Chinese ... Read more
All people are born with their own distinct rhythm; three of China's best beatboxers are about to share theirs. ... --- D Liu Feng P Kerli Teo, Angie Wong, Liu Xiaoming S WS Wieden + Kennedy Shanghai L Chinese w/English subtitles TD digibeta/2008 ... Read more
Belly-dancing, beer, love handles and beer-bellies. Cultures collide in the life of Annette the belly dancer. Embracing Lebanese culture, she discovers that cultural stereotyping works both ways, facing chauvinism and fighting cultural myth number two: that you are born with the rhythm in you, it ... Read more
A documentary film issued on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the birth of the famous creative artist and painter, Mikolas Alesh. ... Read more
This touching, well-rounded comedy centres on the lonely, single Peggy, an office assistant who's obsessively attached to her beagle, Pencil. When Pencil meets an untimely end, the guilt-wracked Peggy is left to find something to fill the void in her life. In a uniquely mismatched love interest ... Read more
"Neil asked me to make a video for the song Big Time from the Neil Young and Crazy Horse record Broken Arrow... Neil and the band liked the results and Neil particularly liked the rough look of the Super-8 photography. He called me up a little while later and said "Listen, we should do a longer ... Read more
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Yao Ming is Houston's big man of basketball. The Houston Rockets drafted the seven-foot, six-inch Chinese national in 2002, amid considerable skepticism from the NBA hoops experts. [The Year of the Yao] follows this new giant of the sport through one of the most exciting rookie debut years that ... Read more
Yeats has a deep love of the countryside of Western Ireland. This film, commemorating the centenary of the birth of the poet, portrays his feelings in terms of his poems, as well as creating its own poetry out of the Irish landscape. ... Golden Bear, Berlin Festival; Gold Medal, Barcelona Festival ... Read more
“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 performance by Nina Hoss in which she occupies almost the entire screen time (previously seen in Petzold's ... Read more
Director Chen Kaige was only 32 when he made Yellow Earth, his debut feature. During the Cultural Revolution (1966-76), like many of his contemporaries, Chen had been sent down to the countryside to "learn from the peasants". The editors of Seeds Of Fire, a recently published anthology of ... Read more
In 1978, Tom E. Lewis played the unforgettable hero in [The Chant of Jimmy Blacksmith]. The character he played was close to himself: a young man struggling on the edge of two cultures. Ivan Sen's first film since his award-winning feature [Beneath Clouds] (2002), [Yellow Fella] is an emotional ... Read more
One man's efforts to repair his broken family with yellow paint and electricity. ... In the harsh landscape of Algeria, a poor Berber farming family is stunned by news of their son's death, who was killed while serving in the military. With only a motorbike and a trailer his father Mouloud travels ... Read more
A spoof on the original "yellow Submarine" film originally made for the television showing of "The Rutles". ... Read more
Set in the idyll of an Andalusian village in feudal times, this is the story of one woman's struggle for self-realisation. A tragedy of passions, it traces Yerma's frustrations and discontent with her new husband who loves and respects her but denies her sexual fulfilment, motherhood and a share in ... Read more
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"Comedic vigilante justice." - USA Today ... Anti-globalisation pranksters Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno are back with this followup to The Yes Men (MIFF 04), to again skewer the excesses of capitalism with their particular brand of gonzo activism. Impersonating executives (what they call ... Read more
The Yes Men USA'sundance 2004 has given us two more brilliantly subversive films: Super Size Me and The Yes Men.' -The Hollywood Reporter Meet Andy and Mike, two of the anti-corporate activist-pranksters known as the Yes Men. In this hilarious new doco from the makers of American Movie, these two ... Read more
A pictorial survey of India on the march, with an emphasis on the social consciousness pervading the country. ... Read more
Zululand, South Africa. Yesterday (Leleti Khumalo), a woman in her early 30s, and her seven-year-old daughter Beauty are on the way to the nearest clinic. Yesterday has a lingering cough and wants to get it checked. After untold difficulties gaining access to a doctor, she learns the terrible news ... Read more
A mega-budget Korean, sci-fi thrill-ride, Yesterday takes its influences from Blade Runner and The Matrix via James Cameron's Dark Angel TV series and Silence of the Lambs. A malevolent, super-intelligent serial killer is bumping off senior police, scientists and even children in daring, dangerous ... Read more
The poignant story of Yirawala MBE, a tribal man of high degree, who fought to hold back a tidal wave of change, even though he knew some people wanted the money from mining. ... The film shows the marvellous works of Yirawala and explains its meaning in relation to the land and the Dreaming. ... Read more
Named by FIPRESCI as their Revelation of the Year. In a small village on Majorca, Hans, a German odd-jobs man, reports for work for an affluent fellow countryman. He learns that his predecessor's name was also Hans but the locals are unwilling to say what happened to him. Certainly, he was on the ... Read more
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