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After her stepson's tragic shotgun suicide. Joan Dougherty was inspired to start a company that specialises in cleaning crime scenes. With amazing good humour, Dougherty relates the typically bizarre but sometimes blackly comic nature of her grim profession. Some things are better left unknown but ... Read more
A light-hearted look at the hopes and fantasies of an actress on her way to an audition for an international feature film. ... Read more
A film for the Taxation Division of Revenue Canada, to show that filling in income tax forms is not as difficult as it may seem. ... Read more
“You, the Living is about the human being, about her greatness and her miserableness, her joy and sorrow, her self-confidence and anxiety. A being at whom we want to laugh and also cry for. It is simply a tragic comedy or a comic tragedy about us.” - filmmaker Roy Andersson In You, the Living ... Read more
Young Adam UK'Ewan McGregor gives the finest performance of his career in an intensely sinister British gem.' -The GuardianYoung Adam is an atmospheric, sex-drenched drama set amid the waterways of post-war Scotland. Ewan McGregor is Joe, an enigmatic drifter who finds work on a barge, travelling ... Read more
“We need a million psychologists in Gaza." - Ayed ... With medical bag in hand, Ayed takes on the onerous task of attending patients in the Jabaliya refugee camp in northern Gaza. His job is unremitting - he's the only field psychologist operating in an area regularly subjected to strikes from ... Read more
A commentary on the way the photographer, David Hamilton, works with his five favourite models, with a selection of his best photos. ... Silver Dragon, Warsaw. ... Read more
It's London at the height of punk rock and the year of the Royal Jubilee,1977. Chris and Caz are two music fans with a pirate-radio show and a gig as house d.j.'s at a club that attracts white-punks and black soulboys and girls alike, with 'the crispest new tunes'. ... When a gay friend is killed ... Read more
This faithful screen version of Robert Musil's well-known novel is a major work of the new German cinema. Set in a remote Austrian boarding school before the First World War. the story centres on one of the pupils. Törless—handsome, vain, detached. When he arrives at the school, he adopts an ... Read more
What could be more punk than a bunch of old folk ripping into The Ramones' ‘I Wanna Be Sedated'?In the hands of a senior citizens choir with an average age of 81, The Clash's ‘Should I Stay or Should I Go', David Bowie's ‘Golden Years' and the Bee Gees' ‘Stayin' Alive' take on gleeful new ... Read more
A second-rate crooner sings to his love, while his face becomes a permutating landscape. A bizarre animation. reminiscent of Godley & Creme's Cry. ... Read more
In a pre-credit sequence, a hunky young stud, Gary (Jason Patric), sweating from exercise hisses dramati­cally, "I think you're a great lay." As it transpires, he is dictating the line into a tape recorder, rehearsing it to be used on a number of different women. As just one exam­ple of the ... Read more
The film traces the development of imaginative and lively approaches to house design in Melbourne up until the Second World War. ... Read more
You can read more about this film in Senses of Cinema. ... Read more
“This film is an easy Oscar contender.” - Stan Lee In 2005, the FBI determined that the number one domestic terrorist threat to the USA were animal rights activists. This surprising statement motivated documentary maker Curt Johnson to dive deeper into the animal rights debate; more ... Read more
The film is as ambiguous as its title, and in giving no definite ending, it leaves plenty to contemplate. Claus Worm, an architect, finds himself in a desperate and embarrassing position, concerning both his professional and his personal life. ... When he is being offered a tempting deal that would ... Read more
Amid the current trend towards eliminating all bodily imperfections the original female body gets its own back A witty and visually bold step in the right direction. (AS) ... Read more
Bonni loves Wiltem. Willem loves himself, and the company of others, but not Bonni's. Bonni wonders what a girl has to do to attract a man. She asks for our advice. A comedy. ... Read more
“A lovely example of what a surefooted filmmaker can achieve with a game and talented cast and a generous, heartfelt story.” - The Guardian ... When Iris sends best friend Jack off to her family's holiday shack for a break, it turns out not to be the quiet, soul-reviving opportunity he was ... Read more
In his follow up to the BAFTA nominated ‘Film Noir' (MIFF 2006) Osbert Parker trawls through old movies and his Dinky toy collection again to create this darkly entertaining love story and psychological thriller. Won best animated film at the Aspen Short Film Festival. ... D/S Osbert Parker P/WS ... Read more
Jojini Mizuno is a disgraced ex-cop convicted for illicit dealings. He infiltrates two competing gangs with a secret agenda, setting mobster against mobster. Like a stubborn drunkard, he crashes his way into the most unimaginable scenarios, unleashing brutality, anguish and psychosis. In the ... Read more
The story of a whole generation is symbolised in this portrait of a witty and independent woman, Yudie. ... Read more
The portrayal of what the son sees in the life of his father. Dr. Yukawa, Japan's Nobel prizewinner, and his world of cosmotrones. ... Read more
Les Blank marries his obsession with spicy, down home food and his fascination for the Cajuns and Creoles of Southern Louisiana, to create this mouth watering exploration into the cooking and culture of the region. From the bayous and prairies where this unique cuisine originated, to the New ... Read more
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