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Humorous treatment of the develop­ment of numbers and the science of arithmetic. ... Read more
Hungarian fairy tales always begin, "It was and it wasn't", and the spirit of the fairy tale is never far away in Gyula Gazdag's allegorical story of a young boy in search of his father ... Young Andris is being brought up solely by his mother, Maria On Andris' third birthday, Maria is summoned to ... Read more
Ageing, gravely ill, physicist Dronov is engaged in the development of a space engine, when his doctor orders htm to stop working. He hands over the direction of his experiments to his favourite pupil, Vyazmin, who, however, hasn't the stature to cope with the irresponsible egotism of the director ... Read more
The hero of this cartoon wants to have everything bigger than his fellow man. But his ambition leads to a rude awakening. ... Read more
A prisoner paints a landscape on the wall of his cell, but the warden ... interferes. ... Read more
Through humorous, sometimes sorrowful confessions, the film illustrates the devotion of some postmen, who are just retiring. for their work and profession. ... Read more
Two portraits, of a man and a woman, go through a series of strange changes which indicate their relationship. ... Golden Ducat Award for Animation, Mannheim Festival. ... Read more
An adaptation of a Katherine Mansfield story about a successful young lawyer, his wife, and a jazz pianist, whose lives are changed after a dinner party, at which the true relationship between the protagonists is revealed. ... Read more
"The product of three years in the editing room, the playful pic consists of quick cuts from more than 450 classics of world cinema, artfully collaged to tell a love story. " - Variety ... This formidably edited compilation film about what happens when the ultimate man meets the ultimate woman is ... Read more
Shot over a period of seven months, this film is a. record of animal life in a Hungarian natural sanctuary. Fine photography, and great patience produced many striking and savage impressions. ... Read more
Twin Peaks meets Microcosmos in this multi-award winning gem that has captivated Festival audiences world-wide. ... An old peasant sits by the side of a road hiccupping in a slow, rhythmic fashion. The sun beats down, and life, as usual, continues around him—women sew, grass grows and men ... Read more
This pleasant, unpretentious film is about a young man from Siberia who, passing through Moscow, befriends a city boy who shows him the town. They meet a girl and spend a few idyllic hours doing nothing in particular, except a little flirting, and playing harmless pranks on each other . . . ... Read more
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“Human life is like Pandora's Box, too ambiguous and magical to measure.” - filmmaker Roh Gyeong-tae ... Within the decaying landscape of an industrialised South Korean city, three lost souls wrestle with questions of identity and meaning in Roh Gyeong-tae's follow up to his praised debut ... Read more
When Csaba, a rowdy quick-tempered labourer, is released from gaol for having stabbed a man in a drunken brawl, he ... finds his wife, Eva, living with another man, Miklos. A quick divorce follows, but owing to the housing shortage in Budapest the three are forced to live under the same roof. ... Read more
An animated film based on the famous lullaby by Attila Jozsef. ... Read more
The final installment of Peggy Ahwesh's loose trilogy on sexuality and violence (The Deadman [1990], The Colour of Love [1994]). Pilfering plot elements from Mario Bava's What! (1963), and appropriating text from Kathy Acker, Steven Shaviro and the Marquis de Sade, Ahwesh creates an hallucinatory ... Read more
... ... If Ann Turner's Celia gave the mistaken impression that it examined the effects of a 1957 rabbit plague on a suburban Melbourne family, you would be forgiven for assuming Paris Trout's opening sequence foretold the drama of a community at the mercy of a rabies epidemic. Not so. This ... Read more
A chilling Hungarian adaptation of The Postman Always Rings Twice. Deeply grained monochrome images combine with a seething undercurrent of sex and murderous plotting to create a dark and sinister atmosphere. Lust and betray­al build to a horrifying climax, familiar from previous ver­sions ... Read more
Children of an isolated hamlet, their school and their first contact with the arts. ... Read more
Niko Pirosmani was a great Georgian artist, although his works are not widely known outside the Soviet Union. He painted before 1920, refusing to compromise, living a bare existence. He accepted meagre pay, often only food and drink, for works to be hung in bars and restaurants. His life was ... Read more
Children have their own inner world, remote as it may seem to those of us who have forgotten the years of childhood. True enough, they walk along the same streets as we do, see the same trees and clouds, but they see them in their own way. Things that may seem extremely simple to their ... Read more
There is an exhilarating horrible immediacy about the Bureau of inverse Technology's Suicide Box. Formed in Melbourne in 1992, incorporated in Delaware, USA in 1997, but now based in cities across the Northern Hemisphere, the Bureau are a covert action data collection agency for the information ... Read more
Three generations of a family pursue their own peculiar desires in György Pálfi's Taxidermia, a film that revels in the crude physicality of human condition. Following a Hungarian family line down three generations, the story starts with Vendel, a hair-lipped orderly working in an isolated ... Read more
A dead man lies naked, sprawled across a bed. From somewhere there's the oppressive drone of a buzzing fly. A nearly naked woman flees the scene. Peggy Ahwesh's and Keith Sanborn's take on Georges Bataille's story The Deadman begins like an art-house pulp, an adults only Kiss Me Deadly, but it ... Read more
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