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SONG OF CHAO PHAYA (Prince Chatrichalerm Yukol, 1990)
Sang, Prang and Tubtim (husband, wife and sister-in-law), jointly crew a barge that brings sand down the Chao Phaya river to Bangkok. Arriving in Bangkok, the dissatisfied wife, Prang, goes ashore to… Read more

SONG OF CHAO PHAYA (Chatrichalerm Yukol, 1990)
Sang, Prang and Tubtim (husband, wife and sister-in-law) jointly crew a barge that brings sand down the Chao Phaya river to Bangkok. Arriving in Bangkok, the dissatisfied wife, Prang, goes ashore see… Read more

SPRING, SUMMER, FALL, WINTER AND SPRING (Kim Ki-duk, 2004)
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter' and Spring (Bom, Yeoreum, Gaeul, Gyeowool, Geurigo Bom) South Korea'spring, Summer, Fall, Winter' and Spring is an exquisitely simple movie. The film's lyrical plainness… Read more

Stain on the Conscience (Dušan Vukotić, 1968)
Shot entirely in live-action with animation painted on the film: an experiment stemming from the live-action sequences in the earlier Play. A tired washed-out individual is publicly menaced by a red … Read more

STORY OF A PROSTITUTE (Seijun Suzuki, 1965)
Some sequences in Story of a Prostitute are so achingly beautiful, they scar the mind. In fact, I would argue that Suzuki's most powerful films revolve around women. OK—so they re always prosti… Read more

SUMO DO, SUMO DON'T (Masayuki Suo, 1992)
The Bad News Bears go Tokyo for Masayuki Suo's teen wrestlefest, Sumo Do, Sumo Don't. Truancy, transvestism and desperation coerce a motley assortment of misfits, nerds and academic failures into res… Read more

SWORD IN THE MOON (Kim Eui-suk, 2004)
Sword in the Moon (Cheongpung Myeongweol) South KoreaA pedal-to-the-metal South Korean martial arts spectacular, Sword in the Moon injected a high dose of visceral entertainment in the Un Certain Reg… Read more

Tales of the Street Corner (Osamu Tezuka, 1962)
Tezuka's work can loosely be divided into three distinct modes of production: his manga—where he could elaborate his ideas with total control, his TV series and manga derived features-which oft… Read more

TETSUO 2: THE BODY HAMMER (Shinya Tsukamoto, 1991)
... ... Shinya Tsukamoto's original Tetsuo: The Iron Man, was a hyper-energized account of a young man who suddenly discovers that his body parts have been replaced with sharp metal blades. Little se… Read more

THE CITIZEN (Chatri Charlerm Yukol, 1977)
Deserted by his wife, Thongpoon comes to Bangkok to save for his small son's future education by working as a taxi driver. His concern for others and his trusting nature allow him to be cheated by ma… Read more

THE ELEPHANT KEEPER (Chatri-Chalerm Yukol, 1989)
The Elephant Keeper is an exceptionally entertaining and dramatic feature film which is at once an environmental film about the dangers to Thailand's rainforests, an animal film which has all the mag… Read more

THE ELEPHANT KEEPER (Chatrichalerm Yukol, 1989)
The Elephant Keeper is an exceptionally entertaining and dramatic feature film which is at once an environmental film about the dangers to Thailand's rainforests, an animal film which has all the mag… Read more

THE EYE ABOVE THE WELL (Johan van der Keuken, 1988)
A couple of years ago, distinguished filmmaker Johan van der Keuken and his wife and collaborator Noshka van der Lely visited Kerala, a coastal province in southwestern India. There he conceived and … Read more

The Green Cat (Osamu Tezuka, 1983)
The original manga on which the Green Cat has been regarded as a pioneering science fiction work. The resultant anime is a typically quirky mix of Disney-esque character stylings with involving and p… Read more

THE ISLE (Kim Ki-Duk, 2000)
"Hyunshik, an ex-cop in deep pain and on the lam, arrives at the end of his road, an isolated lake, dotted with floating huts, serving as a retreat for fishing and a host of sordid activities. Its be… Read more

THE ISLE (Kim Ki-Duk, )
"Hyunshik, an ex-cop in deep pain and on the lam, arrives at the end of his road, an isolated lake dotted with floating huts, serving as a retreat for fishing and a host of sordid activities. Its bea… Read more

The Majesty of Wood (Charles Dekeukeleire, 1955)
The unifying theme of this film is the beauty of wood. A succession of examples from Belgian churches and museums traces the sequences of styles from the hieratic Romanesque through the gradually inc… Read more

THE PHILADELPHIA STORY (George Cukor, 1940)
Tracy Lord (Katharine Hepburn), the daughter of a wealthy family, is slated to marry George Kittredge (John Howard) a stuffed-shirt executive. Her previous marriage, to C.K Dexter (Cary Grant), ended… Read more

THE PRINCESS BLADE (Shinsuke Sato, Donnie Yen, 2001)
In the far future Japan has been closed to the outside world for 500 years. Dazzling technology is at odds with a primitive feudal system. A terrorist rebel organisation, battling the oppressive regi… Read more

THE SILENT SERVICE (Ryosuke Takahaski, 1995)
... ... Further proof thar Japanese animation has more faces than the wild, over-the-top stylings of the manga we've seen of late in Australia. An extraordinary film adapted from a comic that sold ov… Read more

The Zebra Man (Peter Webber, Tom Hareduke, 1992)
Based on the true story of Major Horace Ridler — an English aristocrat who returned from the First World War to 1920s London where he began his transformation into "one of the world's great odd… Read more

THIS WINDOW IS YOURS (Tomoyuki Furumaya, 1994)
Tomoyuki Furumaya's first feature is quite unlike other recent Japanese movies about teenagers. For one thing, its about romantic longings rather than sex. For another, its tone is sensual rather tha… Read more

TIME (Kim Ki-duk, 2006)
A recent estimate in Korea claimed that 50 percent of the female population had opted for plastic surgery in their 20s. Considering this epidemic, MIFF favourite Kim Ki-duk's (Bad Guy, The Isle) la… Read more

Time (Johan van der Keuken, 1983)
This remarkable film marks a new departure in the career of a unique director. Having shed the early classification of a modern Joris Ivens or a Dutch combination of Peter Watkins with the ethonograp… Read more

Time (Dušan Vukotić, 1967)
A countdown on a child learning to walk - arguably the best 'mini mini' made. ... Read more

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