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Icarus said, I can fly. The philosophers were not impressed. ... Read more
Laetitia and Yeliz are about to graduate as hairdressers and open a salon, but first they plan to party. ... --- ... D/S Claire Burger, Marie Amachoukeli P Isabelle Madelaine WS Dharamsala L French w/English subtitles TD 35mm/2009 ... --- ... D/S Claire Burger, Marie Amachoukeli P Isabelle ... Read more
A compilation of outrageous, inventive short films from seven of Japan's hottest filmmakers. Wildly diverse in subject, genre, systems of photography and filmmaking technique, Jam Films explodes onto the screen and doesn't let up for 109 minutes. ... Each director was allowed a level of creative ... Read more
A middle-aged couple lives above a jazz club and cannot sleep for the noise. But maybe this is the distraction they need in their lives. Izabela Plucinska's beautifully crafted film won the Silver Bear at Berlin. ... --- ... D Izabela Plucinska P Jamila Wenske WS Hochschule für Film und ... Read more
Charlotte Brontë's famous tale gets a fresh makeover, with a winning performance from Australia's Mia Wasikowska (The Kids Are All Right, MIFF 2010) as the tenacious Jane. ... Having been adapted for film and TV almost 30 times over the last century, Jane Eyre now finds a new voice with this ... Read more
Jin-Roh is set in an alternative universe where, in Tokyo of the 1950s, advanced technology already abounds. A totalitarian government is ruthlessly crushing dissident activists. Our protagonist is Kazuki Fuse, a member of the Kerberos, a heavily armed Special Unit trained to crush resistance ... Read more
Jin-Roh is set in an alternate universe where, in Tokyo of the 1950s, advanced technology already abounds. A totalitarian government is ruthlessly crushing dissident activists. Our protagonist is Kazuki Fuse, a member of the Kerberos, a heavily armed Special Unit trained to crush resistance. While ... Read more
“We believe happy people should not worry about hidden things. Our spirits are offended if we think too much.” Set in the Arctic Circle, The Journals of Knud Rasmussen poetically explores the first contact between European explorers and the Inuit people during Rasmussen's great sled journey ... Read more
A tour de force of technique and the imagination. Influenced by the experimental hungarian animation, The Fly, Jumping utilizes the point-of-view gag to convey a breathtaking view of how powerful a child's imagination can be. Apart from the technical virtuosity of the animation ( containing over ... Read more
Life for Ryo is hectic. Aside from his university studies, his indulgences in drugs, girls and clubs keep him on his toes. On his birthday, he decides to throw a party with some close friends, that includes Naoshi, a childhood pal, and Makoto, who drops in on Ryo unaware that it is his birthday ... Read more
Cukor's last film before World War II was the politically relevant Keeper ot the Flame, concerning itself with a public figure, mysteriously killed, who is revealed by an investigative reporter to have been the leader of an American fascist movement. Heavy stuff for the times, the film resonates ... Read more
The 3rd TV series Tezuka created with Mushi, Kimba was the first colour anime series made in Japan. Highly memorable for Australian kids who saw it during its early 70s broadcast, Kimba con­tained a certain harshness and sadness atypical of animation then and still now It is based on the Zen ... Read more
The construction of the Kurobe Dam in an inaccessible valley of the Japanese Alps is under way. This film, shot in magnificent colour, records the breathtaking beauty of the scenery and the superhuman efforts of the workers who explored the site and started the work on the Dam. ... Read more
Hideyuki Hirayama's [Lady Joker] was inspired by the unsolved 1984 kidnapping of a company president that launched a nationwide manhunt and generated massive media coverage. Based on a bestselling novel by Kaoru Takamura, it's a compelling look at the downside of Japan's spectacular economic growth ... Read more
The man behind one of Australia's most fascinating legends, Lasseter's Reef, was worth his weight in gold. ... Australia's El Dorado was found by Lewis Harold Bell Lasseter - if we believe his claims in the late 1800s to have discovered a vast gold deposit in central Australia. This mysterious ... Read more
The second major work Tezuka produced as a reflection on the art, craft and history of animation (the first being Pictures at an Exhibition). Legend of the Forest is formally dedicated to walt Disney, and conveys Tezuka's ongoing theme of the importance and value of life in all its forms. Told ... Read more
... ... In Like Grains of Sand director Ryosuke Hashiguchi orchestrates the intensity of passionate, thwarted first love into a remarkably moving film. When Kasane is transferred to a new school, she does not take long to figure out that Shuji. the most interesting boy in her class, is gay and ... Read more
Manipulation is about repression in society The minority, or in this case 'the small man syn­drome', fights against the machinery of life, which physically and mentally humiliates, crushing out all hope and individuality, manu­facturing and destroying and subsequently depositing piles of ... Read more
If Princess Knight sounds wiid, Marvelous Melmo is all the more so because Tezuka's intentions were that this TV series function as sex educa­tion for young children. Never released in the west-not surpnsingly-the series follows the exploits of Melmo who is given a bottle of trans­formative ... Read more
A whimsical tale of impossible love rendered in severely simplistic stick-figure technique. Tezuka explored a vast range of styles and tech­niques in his animation which he could not do with his manga. The music score for Mermaid is the first of many done by Isao Tomita who later went on to ... Read more
With the outbreak of war and the bombing of Pearl Harbour, life changed for Minoru Fukushima. Only nine years old and Canadian born, he could not understand the events which were to make his life change so much. Forced by racism to flee the land of his birth, he was branded an enemy of Canada. This ... Read more
Moon Man is a Dhuwa story that is told in Rittharngu language in Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia. Before the moon was in the sky, it was a man.---D Luke Jurevicius & Toby Quarmby S Vera Cameron (Galijan) & Michael Wagner P Domenic Friguglietti & Michael Wagner WS Australian Broadcasting ... Read more
One of Tezuka's last shorts. Utilizing a sketchy realist mode of depiction , it is a cautionary tale of armament set against a backdrop of samurai lore and iconography. Towards the end of his life, Tezuka was specially outspoken on a variety of global issues. His cautionary address, though, exists ... Read more
"Beautifully shot and winsomely appealing … Nina is an artfully elegant and sweetly playful film." – Screen ... It's August and Rome's citizens are deserting the city for cooler climes. Remaining behind in sweltering streets, 20-something Nina is preparing for an exam, and her ... Read more
A story of a truck-driver who leads a modest life in a suburb of Istanbul, with his wife, daughter and elderly father. A neighbour tries hard to separate the family so that he can marry the wife. After much trouble and difficulty all ends well and the family settles down to a more harmonious life ... Read more
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