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CAT RETURNS, THE (Morita Hiroyuki, 2004)
The Cat Returns (Neko no Ongaeshi) JapanThe latest film from Japanese animation powerhouse Studio Ghibli is The Cat Returns, an enchanting fantasy adventure tale following the fortunes of Haru, a you… Read more

Chapter Two; How to Breathe (Lee Hyung-suk, 2002)
A boy goes to extraordinary lengths to shelter his dog from the dangers and violence of the outside world. A short film of remarkable scope and complexity, touching upon universal issues with a parti… Read more

CHOGOLISA - THE BRIDE'S PEAK (Chonosuke Ise, 1959)
The Himalayas have always attracted mountaineers of those nations interested in climbing, for the colossal peaks at the "Roof of the World", present the ultimate challenge. ... In 1958, the Academic … Read more

Chuk and Gek (L. Lukinsky, 1954)
Chuk and Gek is the story of two four-year-olds and their adventures in a deserted mountain hut high up in the Blue Mountains. The performances of the two strange, gnome-like little urchins are mirac… Read more

Concerto for Sub-Machine Gun (Dusan Vukotic, 1958)
An extraordinary raid on a bank led by a high-class gangster. The gang literally hangs out in a cupboard, where they are lined up on coat-hangers ready for action. The gun raid is conducted like an o… Read more

Cowboy Jimmy (Dusan Vukotic, 1957)
A colour cartoon in which a cowboy hero is lured from the screen by his young admirers &ndash: only to fall painfully short of their fantasy ideals. ... Read more

CROCODILE (Kim Ki-Duk, 1996)
"The recurrent themes in my films are space and captivity. The woman in Crocodile and the man in The Isle are captives; they're characters who become prisoners through a violence which, ironically, i… Read more

Curse, The (Luke Jurevicius, )
The Curse is a Yirritja story that is told in Mialli language in Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia. An old woman nurses her sick son while her baby grandson sleeps. The son is ill because h… Read more

DARKON (Andrew Neel & Luke Meyer, 2006)
Darkon was the winner of the Audience Award for Best Documentary, SXSW. ... Each weekend, on the sweeping soccer fields of Baltimore, they gather. An epic war is taking place and at stake are the ric… Read more

DESTINY OF A MAN (Sergei Bondarchuk, 1960)
"In the beginning I led a very ordinary life. . ." This is the way Andrei Sokolov, the hero of A Man's Destiny by Mikhail Sholokhov, starts to tell us about himself. A simple, unadorned story of a pl… Read more

The global phenomenon of James Bond is an archetypal instance of 60s audiovisual brashness. The sheer loudness and pictorial noise of the first Bond films and their ironic self-consciousness reverber… Read more

Drop (Osamu Tezuka, 1965)
A companion piece of sorts to Mermaid, Drop utilizes similar brush and wash backgrounds, but stylizes its central protagonist in broader caricature. Tezuka made this film in one week as a demonstrati… Read more

Endless Creation - The Fountain of Youth (Yukio Tomizawa, 1957)
We are shown a glimpse of the complicated system of life through the functions of glucuronic acid which is indispensable for the preservation of youth and energy. ... Read more

Ersatz (Dusan Vukotic, 1961)
On the beach a tourist inflates a whole village in plastics. There is an ersatz for everything, including even human sentiments. A small, but real nail, however, gets involved in these proceedings. ... Read more

Ersatz (Dušan Vukotić, 1961)
Vukotic plays out the human drama of love, jealousy, murder and suicide in the environment of plastic beach toys. Winner of the first Academy Award for animation outside the United States. ... Academ… Read more

EVANGELION - 1.0 YOU ARE NOT ALONE (Masayuki Kazuya Tsurumaki, 2007)
God is in his heaven, all is (Not) right with the world. ... The Angels have descended. These colossal extraterrestrial monsters besiege the fortress-city of Tokyo-3 and our last line of defence is t… Read more

GATE OF HELL (Teinosuke Kinugasa, 1953)
Japanese films like Rashomon and Jigokumon have been the surprises at recent International Festivals, and the high standard of these and the few other Japanese films presented abroad in late years le… Read more

GEMINI (Shinya Tsukamoto, 1999)
Distinguished by the extraordinary visuals for which he is justifiably celebrated, the latest project by director Shinya Tsukamoto is an atmospheric, eerie exploration of identity, destiny and psycho… Read more

GET UP (Izutsu Kazuyuki, 2004)
Get Up (Gerropa!) JapanA Japanese yakuza comedy with soul! The soul of James Brown, that is. Ageing mob boss Habara has two days of freedom left before being sent off for a five-year stretch in priso… Read more

GUERNSEY (Nanouk Leopold, 2005)
Writer-director Nanouk Leopold's impressive second feature delves into notions of how we create distances and fall out of phase with one another. ... A strong-willed, thirty-something, wife and mothe… Read more

GUNMAN (Chatrichalerm Yukol, 1983)
Best friends are forced to face each other in a violent confrontation when one joins the police force and the other becomes a criminal. An action-packed adventure film which is also an indictment of … Read more

HOLE IN MY HEART, A (Lukas Moodysen, 2004)
Following his debut feature, [Show Me Love], and his acclaimed [Lilya 4-ever], the talented Lukas Moodysson probes further into the dark excesses of human behaviour. Sure to provoke controversy, his … Read more

HORNS AND HALOS (Suki Hawley, Michael Galinsky, 2002)
Horns and Halos careens straight into the heart of leftwing underground publishing versus hegemonic US political agendas. The pivotal characters include a 29-year-old punk rocker-cum-publisher an ex-… Read more

I Am Presenting You A Star (Fyodor Khitruk, 1975)
An animated film in four sequences that uses the same characters to demonstrate the plight of women in different epochs. ... Read more

I JUST DIDN'T DO IT (Masayuki Suo , 2007)
“Recalls the intensity of Alfred Hitchcock's The Wrong Man.” - Variety ... The writer-director of the original Japanese Shall We Dance?, Masayuki Suo, makes his return to feature filmmaking after… Read more

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