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A lonely young girl walks the city streets. A young man with a camera walks the streets at night. They meet and inspire each other to move on in life. ... Read more
Kunihiro was once known as the 'Ball of Fire', the most feared hitman in the Japanese underworld until the law finally caught up with him. Released after a long stint in jail, all he desires is the quiet life. Kunihiro finds his former gangland associates changed for the worse. Motivated by greed ... Read more
Over the Threshold is about intermarriage between Japanese and Westerners. The filmmakers are a husband and wife team who met during their studies at Britain's National Film & TV School in London. The film documents their first visit to Japan together, during which husband Tezuka introduces his ... Read more
With live score performed by In The Nursery. ... A Page of Madness is the story of a retired sailor who has taken a job as a janitor in a lunatic asylum to look after his insane wife, locked away after attempting to drown their child. A synopsis of the plot can't begin to explain the power of the ... Read more
Bahram and Samira find themselves living in the heart of Sydney beachside culture, after being released from Villawood. Their expectations and experiences of Australian urban life create conflict between them. From the director of Mona Lisa, best short student film (MIFF 04).---D/P Sotiros ... Read more
Those familiar with the universe of Bubblegum Crisis:Tokyo 2040 will immediately recognise the hi-tech dystopia of Parasite Dolls, a film sure to terrify and outrage with its depiction of rogue robots, criminal conspiracy and anime mayhem! ... This first-rate Japanime marshals the creative forces ... Read more
A cartoon-kaleidoscope, created with pre-movie techniques. ... Read more
The final world is neighbourly boorishness. Two neighbours are getting along fine, until one buys a small piccolo and aggravates the other by repeating the bird's tune in the middle of the night. Vukotic's first film as an independent artist, and a great success internationally. ... Read more
Tezuka's second major animation short. Pictures at an Exhibition is Tezuka's inspired response to Disney's Fantasia. Much of Disney's works did not reach Japan until the late 40s, and the advances that Disney displayed in Snow White and Fantasia hit Japanese animators with great force. Tezuka has ... Read more
Suffering from a mysterious affliction, a young boy is left in the care of a secluded hospital where nothing is as it seems. ... --- ... D/P/S Asuka Sylvie WS VCA School of Film & Television TD digibeta/2010 ... --- ... D/P/S Asuka Sylvie WS VCA School of Film & Television TD digibeta/2010 ... Read more
Vukotic's best film, mixing live action with animation. ... Read more
Acknowledged as the first anime for girls (and indirectly leading to some of the most mind-boggling gender-specific girls titles {shojo manga & anime} which have proliferated in Japan over the proceeding 30 years), Princess Knight is a truly confounding tale. Set in a lurid fantasy-Europe, which ... Read more
[Princess Raccoon], from maverick of Japanese cinema Seijun Suzuki (MIFF 00 retrospective subject), screened in Official Selection at Cannes, 2005. In this stunning operetta, Suzuki is inspired the Tanuki Goten films of the 1940s and 50s, but gives his own unique touch to the genre through engaging ... Read more
The most loved man in Paris reminisces about a time when he was loved by just one woman instead of a whole city. He longs for a similar love, but is it just his imagination, or could he really leave the adoration of the people behind?--- ... D/P Sotiris Dounoukos S/P Matt Rubinstein. L French ... Read more
Another of the whimsical gag shorts, this one about the futuristic society of machines at the eternal service of the isolated human being. The repeated ' thank you - come again' phrase orients the film as a wry comment on the polite rituals of mass consumption in contemporary Japan. ... Read more
Kim's most experimental film to date, Real Fiction was shot in just 200 minutes with eight 35mm cameras, ten digital cameras and twelve sequence directors. It's title, translated literally from Korean as 'state of reality', is as much a tongue-in-cheek contrivance as an allusion to the reality of ... Read more
Technically referred to as the Remake Of Astro Boy this series features a karaoke disco version of the theme (true to the Japanese theme but with English words). Many changes are evident in this slicker version but the themes are largely intact. The main shift is in the focus on the robotics of ... Read more
The first Reggae musical to rival the legendary The Harder They Come, Rockers is set in the same Jamaican and Rastafarian context Its hero. Horsemouth. lives lackadaisically in Kingston and works as a drummer, if he works at all When he tries to supplement his income by selling records, the rate of ... Read more
Through the personal moral confusion and conflicts of a young idealistic police officer, Salween highlights the terrible killing and lawlessness of the Thai-Burma border. A conflict that stretches back to when Burma achieved independence without first having found an acceptable solution to the ... Read more
Samaritan Girl (Samaria) South KoreaWinner of the Silver Bear for Best Director at this year's Berlin Film Festival, Kim Ki-duk's 10th feature combines the darker-edged themes of his earlier films (Bad Guy, MIFF 2002), with the mature sensibility of his most recent masterwork, Spring, Summer, Fall ... Read more
The classic Samurai film has been drastically updated in this dazzling feature debut by Hiroyuki Nakano. An official selection at Sundance and Montreal Film Festivals, Samurai Fiction has taken the genre and added a daring and dynamic new flair. A masterful sense of humour, advanced special ... Read more
Originally titled Fucking Amal (an exclamation by one of the protagonists which obviously presented some marketing problems in more prudish territories), Show Me Love is a sensitive story of universal appeal about the trials of sexual identification and awakening in a small town. ... Amal is a ... Read more
Silmido South KoreaA box-office phenomenon in its home country, Silmido is a mega-budget, political action thriller based on the true story of one of the most controversial incidents in recent Korean history.In 1968 a North Korean commando team narrowly fails in their attempt to assassinate the ... Read more
When a corrupt land development company tries to evict 20,000 dwellers from their homes, Somsri, a charismatic local teacher leads the fight to save his community. 'Tiger Temple Community' is the name of one of the biggest slums in Bangkok. Formerly useless swampland, it belongs to the government ... Read more
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