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Productivity and profit are not the only reasons to reassess one's workforce arrangements. Australian Premiere. --- D/S Franck Dion P/WS Papy3D Productions TD DigiBeta/2007/9mins ... Read more
Impressions of a journey observed with an eye for social phenomena. In a tour-de-force compression of timer closely edited io a percussion score, the peripatetic camera telescopes impressionistic visuals. ... Read more
The daily life of women sugar cane workers, emphasising the emotional side of the women's lives. After back-breaking work on the plantations all day, they return home to the drudgery of household chores and responsibilities of caring for their families. ... Read more
In this strange and beautiful film we see the city of New York as it appears when photographed through multiplying prisms, or reflected in mirrors The pictorial devices are used to make its appearance alive, glowing and intensely significant. ... Read more
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The most naturalistic films about the last war have come from the Communist countries — Czechoslo­vakia, Poland, Russia, and now, East Germany. The Iron Curtain countries view it with grey disillusion­ment. ... Frank Beyers powerful narrative tells of the last weeks at Buchenwald ... Read more
Driving on the backroads of Victoria through the night Shane Francis is haunted by his memories. Based on Richard Frankiand s experiences as a Field Officer and Investigator during the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody— "This film deliberately has no end because the story has ... Read more
A disarmingly straightforward film whose luminosity and embroidered craft raises what has become commonplace in the digital back into a realm of aesthetic pleasure. --- D/P Francien van Everdingen WS Filmbank TD 16mm/2007/3mins ... Read more
An impression of the city of San Francisco and its surroundings with visuals suggested by the description of the city by Robert Louis Stevenson. The past is evoked through documents, drawings, photographs, and a picture of the earthquake ruins brings to mind the Indian prophecy that the city would ... Read more
... ... In the fight between the torturer and the tor­tured, the stake is never simple. It is not only that of revealing a secret, it is the loss of self-possession. Because torture aims to get hold of the secrets of speech, thought and body, every­thing becomes transparent. In this ... Read more
A famous French documentary director has chosen to match his talents with those of a powerful subject who talks on his youth, his formative years, his life and work. Reichenbach on Welles on Welles, one might say. ... These recollections help to explain something of the creative processes of film ... Read more
A Spanish Cardinal in Rome learns that he has only one more year to live. Taking leave of the Pope (who is informed his Cardinal has a daughter and granddaughter), the Cardinal returns to the small Castilian village where he was born. The arrival of the Cardinal fills the villagers with unease and ... Read more
In a vertiginous flurry, a pair of creatures permeate all boundaries in this computer animated maze of segments and borders. We are drawn into the rhythmic and tumbling expansion of an abstract form whose rapid extension and metamorphoses leaves a lingering unease. An absorbing innovative computer ... Read more
This film is a record of two trips made by Frank Hurley to the Torres Strait Islands, and to Papua in 1920-21 and 1922-23. Hurley stated, "My ambition has been to bring back and portray some of the more remarkable incidents and customs which I was privileged to see, as well as to give an intimate ... Read more
It's said that you save 50% energy when you're satisfied with 90% of perfection - this film is about the last ten percent. ... Eighty-eight keys, 230 strings on a cast iron frame, a weight of 480 kilograms - Steinway Pianos technician Stefan Knüpfer works with these ingredients to seek the ... Read more
Ex-pat Australian Francine McDougall explores an urban myth of porcine proportions. Nose pickers take heed. (TB) ... Read more
"Beneath his brush matter becomes a living reality, symbolic of inexorable death and everlasting life... " ... This film is about the life and work of the famous Dutch 17th century artist as seen through his paintings. ... Read more
A short film on the life of the charismatic leader of the African National Congressof South Africa. Mandela, a long time adherent of non-violent action against the "apartheid" regime. became in 1961 (one year after Sharpeville), one of the founders of the military wing of the ANC, the spear of Ihe ... Read more
This is a documentary about the sources of inspiration of the art nouveau in Prague. The film shows art nouveau as an artistic style that penetrated into the everyday life of its time, and as an artistic process which opened new possibilities for modern creative art. ... Read more
New Zealand-born comedian Deb Filler's one-woman show, Punch Me In the Stomach, has now been adapted for the cinema. A very funny roller coaster ride through her story of growing up Jewish in New Zealand, Filler's cast of characters is drawn from her extended family who gather together for her ... Read more
Quest for Power is a film about the values, the style and goals of a new and radical Right-Wing movement in the United States: the so-called "New Right''. The film shows the leaders of this populist explosion from President Reagan down to a Californian constituent, who is tired of' “tax payers ... Read more
Lone is a 16-year old girl who runs away from an institution for wayward girls. Determined to strike out on her own, Lone succeeds only in compounding her problems. ... The theme of the film is escape. Whenever Lone faces a problem, she runs. She escapes from home after an encounter with ... Read more
Roy and Janet are young, in love and have Downes syndrome. Together they fight for their rights to freedom of choice and self expression. This remarkable film was made with the involvement of the 'Free For AH' Drama Group. (JB) ... Read more
“This is one of the best Australian films ever made: a gripping, frightening, rollicking ride.” - In Film Australia ... The late Richard Franklin proudly wears his genre influences on his sleeve in this lively road slasher movie, which shifts gears between Hitchcock's Rear Window and ... Read more
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