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The latest offering from one of Australia's finest animators takes us on a breathless journey through 20th century images in art and fashion. Using an innovative combination of live action, animation, choreography and painting, Antoinette Starkiewicz's lushious imagery is a feast for the eyes. ... Read more
... ... Les Blank's long association with the Melbourne Film Festival ' continues with Ziveli, an anthropologtcal document on the culture and music of the Serbian-American communities of Chicago and California. ... ... ... 'Although the Serbs are a relatively small ethnic group, they have ... Read more
“We can all come away comforted that in academia, as in poetry and science, adored ‘rock stars' can be old, paunchy, and less than beautiful.” - Village Voice ... Philosopher, Slavoj Zizek, is one of the most important - and outrageous - cultural theorists working today, spouting a fusion of ... Read more
Zohre & Manouchehr France/Iran'How did religion become a political system and manage to penetrate our privacy, creating a feeling of anxiety around the subject of sexuality' How can love and sexuality find a way through the myriad of prohibitions and interdicts in contemporary Iranian society' ... Read more
Denise takes her marriage vows seriously. It should come as no surprise then that when her new hubby Danny is attacked and infected by a zombie sailor, she stands right by her man... at least up until he starts looking at her like lunch! ... A nicely nasty twist on the traditional zombie movie ... Read more
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In 2005, a 45 year-old executive was anonymously delivered to hospital with a perforated colon. Following his subsequent death, videotapes found at his home showed him having sex with an Arabian stallion. The ensuing media coverage and public outcry over this incident uncovered a secret community ... Read more
Bert Haanstra's latest film is joy to watch. A visit to the zoo is made an opportunity for cross-cutting: we switch from animals to humans, from striped dresses to zebras, and we wonder who is looking at whom? Award: Fipresci prize and Gold Medal of the City, Berlin Film Festival. ... Read more
A 1962 short from Bert Haanstra made from footage he secretly shot of people visiting Amsterdam's Artis Zoo. ... --- ... D/P Bert Haanstra S Bert Haanstra, Simon Carmiggelt L no dialogue TD 16mm /1962 ... --- ... D/P Bert Haanstra S Bert Haanstra, Simon Carmiggelt L no dialogue TD 16mm /1962 ... Read more
A surreal and absurdist black comedy set during a dinner party where the line between civilisation and pack animal behaviour disappears altogether. ... World Premiere. ... D/S Sophie Hayward P Ruth Morris WS VCA School of Film & Television TD HD Cam/2012 ... Read more
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Sarajevo, 1994. In a besieged tunnel connecting ordinary folk to the outside world, a mixed amateur choir is called upon to save a pregnant, albeit ailing cow. However the group must also bond together to salvage something far greater—hope! Winner of the Golden Bear for Best Short Film ... Read more
“While most cinematic genres are languishing, the horror movie is alive and well and holidaying in the Spanish sun.” - GuardianThe shaky camera trend of horror that began with The Blair Witch Project and continued through to the likes of Diary of the Dead (also showing in this year's program) ... Read more
“[REC] Genesis is possibly the sweetest, most endearing film I've seen in quite some time; throat rips, chainsaws, gut munches and vicious possessed included.” - Fangoria ... Paco Plaza (co-director, [REC], [REC] 2) directs this ‘rom-zom-com' - the third instalment in the series that goes ... Read more
“Constructed around an elegantly simple idea but executed with grace and ingenuity.” - Variety ... What would happen if you drilled a tunnel straight through the centre of the earth? It's a fantastical question many children dream about. In ¡Vivan Las Antipodas!, director Victor ... Read more
A French road trip in Argentina turns into a mission for Marcus to cheer up his recently dumped brother Antoine. ... --- ... D Edouard Delue P Emmanuel Agneray, Jerome Bleitrach S Edouard Deluc, Olivier de Plas, David Roux WS Bizibi L French, Spanish w/English subtitles TD 35mm/2009 ... --- ... D ... Read more
An ecobalance is established in New York City. ... Read more
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