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Films By Colin

The MIFF Premiere Fund-supported debut feature from Melbourne's Cairnes brothers was winning awards before it was even made. ... When three young suburbanites head off to a music festival in the country, a car breakdown is all they need. Thankfully, help is at hand in the form of local organic ... Read more
It is the dream of many to challenge the world, to prove superiority in the areas of sport, science, or artistic endeavour. ... Aurora Australis is the story of such a challenge, documenting the story of four Australians who take on the world. ... Read more
Set in a typically isolated rural community of North Cornwall in 1916 the film centres on a young Cornish wrestler, Jack Bryant. ... Jack celebrates his eighteenth birthday, a date of double significance. He can enter this first ‘All-Weights' Wrestling Championship - an event for which his ... Read more
Directed by Colin Dean, who also wrote and directed Melbourne Wedding Belle, Capacity Smith is one of Film Australia's most successful fiction films. Proving the theory -there are no good stories, just good films -Capacity was made to promote scientific methods in dairy farm management. A stubborn ... Read more
A nostalgic recollection of the Klondike gold rush when the gold fever was at its height. The feeling of retrospect is deepened by the introduction of many vintage photographs which help to bring alive the men, and the women, who left their mark in the annals of the period. ... Read more
A portrait of Venice as Canaletto, Titian, Veronese and Tintoretto must have seen it. City Out of Time is a discovery of the city, which, like the arts the city fostered and still cherishes, has transcended time inspiring generations to pause and reflect on the meaning of life and art. ... Read more
The Children's Film Unit gives children the chance to learn filmmaking skills. Doombeach began with an improvisation based from some recent news items. ... While his mother is having a baby, a social worker suggests a seaside holiday for 12 year old Gavin. It is term time, so he has to attend ... Read more
The tragic story of Carlo Gesualdo, a composer and madrigalist, recognised as one of the great musical names of the late 16th century. Set in the year 1613, when Gesualdo discovers his wife and her lover in bed together and kills them both - the film is not only about his music, but also about his ... Read more
A tough and gritty film about friendship and homelessness, the characters and situations have a warmth humour and roundness to them without the least bit of saccarine. Shot in 16 mm black and white Vegemites has a great soundtrack from a collection of largely local bands. The film's style is akin ... Read more
Kelly is 13, bored with her working class parents and jobless future, and a regular caller to Childline, where she invents tales of terrible things which never happen to her at home. ... Max is also 13, rich and given to faking suicide to scare his father's girlfriend, while his father has little ... Read more
'Till death us do part' could just as easily have been ‘til you reach 40. Proving that life begins at 40, Elisabeth and Gudrun are Sweden's answer to the heroines of Thelma and Louise - minus the guns, the police and the crime spree. After a rough first encounter, the two become best friends ... Read more
From the director of Hard Road and Doombeach comes the latest feature from the Children's Film and Television Unit in Britain. How stays busy making business deals and dodging bombs during the raids on London in 1942. But his mother decides the dangers are too great for How to remain in London and ... Read more
“If you've been nurturing the idea that a weekend's camping will kick out your urban anxieties and bring you refreshingly closer to nature, this will have you thinking again.” - cinephilia.net.au ... When a bickering suburban couple (John Hargreaves and Briony Behets) decide to camp at a remote ... Read more
A young man tries out for his local rugby team, but discovers that becoming part of the team involves a lot more than giving 110%. ... D Colin Hodson P Wendell Cooke, Robin Murphy S Wendell Cooke, Paul Babbage, Colin Hodson WS NZ Film Commission TD DCP/2013 ... Read more
A simple story set to music - Colin Dean's light-hearted and charming contribution to the DOI's 1950 films on the state capitals of Australia. Dean was a leading young director at the DOI before he left to join the ABC and make their first series of historical dramas, Stormy Petrel, The Outcasts ... Read more
A humorous look at Melbourne, directed by Richard Mason (1954). ... You can read more about this film in Senses of Cinema. ... Read more
This is a film portrait in which the words are mostly Peter Hannaford's, an eighty-year-old Dartmoor smallholder and cattle doctor, living with his first cousin, Ruby French. The last of his kind, he talks of toads and tractors, mixing commonsense with superstition, showing how Dartmoor and its ... Read more
“Wanted: someone to go back in time with me. This is not a joke. You'll get paid after we get back. Must bring your own weapons. Safety not guaranteed. I have only done this once before." ... Apathetic magazine intern Darius (Aubrey Plaza, TV's Parks and Recreation) sets a course for unlikely ... Read more
Obsessed with bodily matters, this is a sensual and eerie fake documentary about women with AIDS directed with visual verve by Colin Campbell. ... Read more
Pete Standing Alone is a Blood Indian I caught between two worlds—the 19th j century horse culture of the Plains Indian and the energy politics of the 1980s. | He passionately believes that it should | be possible to have the best of both. ... As a young man Peter was more a part of the white ... Read more
Over four centuries the Huttentes fled Germany, Hungary, Rumania and Russia in search of a land where they could live as they believed; finally they settled in Western Canada. This finely photographed film takes us on an intriguing visit to one such colony in Alberta. ... Read more
The changing seasons, the Quebec countryside, and the French settlers of Canada of 100 years ago seen through the paintings of Cornelius Kreighoff. ... Read more
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A pithy commentary, in cartoon form, on an encounter between the forces of construction and destruction. ... Read more
A journey through Space and time — the story of man's mastering of the patterns and dimensions of that cosmos in which the earth is a minute speck. With superb photography, imaginative commentary and script, we travel amongst the stars and are shown worlds undreamed of. ... Read more
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