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Films By Michael Rubbo

DAISY: THE STORY OF A FACELIFT (Michael Rubbo, 1982)
Daisy feels she needs a facelift. ... The film follows her through all the stages, from the preliminary visit with the surgeon, to the actual operation. Interspersed with Daisy's story is an examinat… Read more

MUCH ADO ABOUT SOMETHING (Michael Rubbo, 2002)
Who really wrote Shakespeare? Even the director of London's Globe theatre has his doubts. Melbourne-born filmmaker Michael Rubbo probes experts from London to Seattle, arriving at a film essay of inc… Read more

OK Camera (Michael Rubbo, 1972)
OK Camera takes the viewer behind the scenes during the on-location shooting of several major Quebec film productions, including Kamouraska, starring Genevieve Bujold. Film makers, stars and fans spe… Read more

SAD SONG OF YELLOW SKIN (Michael Rubbo, 1970)
This is a film on the other Saigon, where bombs seldom fall and blood seldom flows. It shows what some of the ordinary people who have grown up on the fringe of perpetual war, do and feel: the childr… Read more

Sir! Sir! (Michael rubbo, 1968)
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A documentary about the new currents of political and philosophical thought in France. The debate centres on people interviewed at the time of the French elections, which the Left was slated to win. … Read more

The first fiction feature by documentary director Michael Rubbo, the solution of the title refers to a magical cure for hair restoration devised by the ghosts of two tramps for a bold boy called Mich… Read more

The Walls Come Tumbling Down (Michael Rubbo, Pierre Lasry, William Weintraub, 1976)
In the face of modern techniques, whales face extinction. The film gives an account of the current debate about whaling, and the efforts of the Canadian-sponsored Project Jonah to stop the slaughter. ... Read more

VINCENT AND ME (Michael Rubbo, 1990)
Jo wins a scholarship to study art at a city art school, where she hopes to learn to paint like her hero, Vincent Van Gogh. One day she meets a mysterious art dealer, who buys some of her drawings. H… Read more

WAITING FOR FIDEL (Michael Rubbo, 1974)
In 1974, an interview was arranged between two Canadians and Fidel Castro, and Michael Rubbo tagged along to make a record of the conversation. While waiting to be called by Castro, the Canadians wer… Read more

WET EARTH AND WARM PEOPLE (Michael Rubbo, 1972)
Glimpses of life in Indonesia, in and around Jakarta. This film is a chance, unscripted view of people in the city and a nearby village, in this crescent of islands, nothing goes by the book. ... Read more

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