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A brief history of the progress and development of British aviation, leading up to the commanding position occupied by Britain today in the field of the gas turbine. ... Read more
“Rarely has the tinderbox nature of the Middle East been so accurately lensed, on such an intimate scale.” - Variety ... Four characters on separate journeys crash together as individual pieces of a larger puzzle in Ajami, a film that begins with a single act of revenge before spiralling out of ... Read more
Spring had sprung and every species is mating except the caged cheetahs of Akbar, Emperor of Hindustran. When frustration spills over, stay out of reach of the big cats. ... Read more
Akiko-san has followed her husband's career path to Scarsdale in America and finds herself uncomfortably immersed in the simmering melting pot of expatriate Japanese culture. Here a housewife is either perm-san or temp-san (a reference to her style of residence-not hair). This 'work-doc' stirs it ... Read more
Akuemon is a good example of animation in the gekiga style which has developed in Japan by the start of the 60s. This was a more seriously toned adult-oriented form of manga, which stressed realistic effect and emotional impact, as opposed to the visual symbolism and hi-keyed archetypes displayed ... Read more
“Documentary? Fiction?… simply, and finally, a film - albeit one of uncommon and delicately achieved beauty.” - Cinema Scope ... Hoping to impart something of his Mayan heritage, divorced father Jorge takes his young son Natan on a holiday to a picturesque native fishing village on the ... Read more
A documentary on the wild lands of Alaska, the last great herds of caribou, and the threats to the existence of wilderness as oil development and mining take over the State. ... Read more
Kevin Spacey's (Usual Suspects, Seven) shatter­ing directorial debut. Albino Alligator takes the familiar frame of a heist gone wrong/hostage drama and hangs upon it astonishing perfor­mances from the entire cast, innumerable plot twists and a dazzling visual style. In the grand tradition ... Read more
The story of Baby Shoes and his passion for his girl Alex, the nymphomaniac who steals his zelophile heart. An irreverent and stylish romp through transgressive love. Australian premiere.---D/S Sean Conway P Samm Haillay TD DigiBeta/2007/16mins ... Read more
Theo Angelopoulos' new film comes to us laden with international awards and honors. Its first screening at the 1980 Venice Festival threw almost the entire remaining offerings into sharp relief. Its sheer size and length demanded attention and as a film it proved riveting and engrossing. ... John ... Read more
The story of Alexandria. . . Why? begins in 1942, at a time when Egypt found itself in a tense and highly precarious situation The Egyptians are hostile to the occupying British forces, Rommel's army is advancing threateningly, and so are the Italians Signs of the approaching Palestinian-Jewish ... Read more
Alice sits in her room surrounded by toys and reads Lewis Carroll's story, which transports her, too, into a Wonderland ... Jan Svankmajer, the Czech master of animation, has fulfilled a lifetime ambition in this personal interpretation of Lewis Carroll's 'Alice in Wonderland' Svankmajer's Alice ... Read more
The Porno Indians are among the world's finest basket makers. Alice Elliott is one of the few Porno continuing that centuries-old tradition. ... Read more
This film is anything but boring. The synopsis for this film could be "a couple argue about the man's mother coming to visit"—but alienation is about the shifting borders in relationships. Where are the limits? What happens if you go beyond them? It's a tense, but amusing, ride. The sense of ... Read more
The lives of Australian spiders are filmed entirely in close-up. The egg-sac making, the emergence of the young, predatory techniques, mating procedures are shown in remarkable detail. ... Read more
The household utensils manufactured by I.C.I. appear in a circus show. ... Read more
"Shunji Iwai achieved international recognition with Love Letter (1995) and April Story (MIFF 1999), and with this quietly devastating, often hauntingly beautiful portrait of troubled youth, he has now proved himself one of Japan's leading talents and boldest voices. Visually, Iwai's film (which ... Read more
Voted Best Documentary at the 2002 Berlin Film Festival, All About My Father is a highly personal film about Esben Benestad, a well respected doctor - who also happens to be a transvestite - from a small, very close-minded Christian town in Norway. The film was directed by the one person most ... Read more
Whitey wants to be Charlie Parker, but lives in Hammersmith, can't play the saxophone and is white. ... Read more
"Forgiveness is being aware of the suffering of others" - filmmaker Mia Hansen-Løve ... The feature debut from Mia Hansen-Løve (former critic for Cahiers du Cinéma and actress in the films of Olivier Assayas, Les Destinées Sentimentales and Late August, Early October) gives us a ... Read more
The music clip for Bjork's All is Full of Love features a pair of white robots embracing in a way that is compellingly human. Like many of Chris Cunningham's music clips, this one has created controversy, but as Cunningham stated jokingly in Times/Metro magazine: "I don't think there are any rules ... Read more
Ageing, gravely ill, physicist Dronov is engaged in the development of a space engine, when his doctor orders htm to stop working. He hands over the direction of his experiments to his favourite pupil, Vyazmin, who, however, hasn't the stature to cope with the irresponsible egotism of the director ... Read more
Clever calypso verse makes up the accompaniment to yet another colourful and enlightening cartoon film by Halas and Batchelor. ... The story surveys, briefly and wittily, the use of fire for warmth and comfort since the days of the Romans. ... Read more
Micro, macro, micro, macro, let's call the whole thing off. ... Read more
New approaches in art education are seen in a typical grade four primary classroom. Through a wide variety of activities, and with a sympathetic and understanding teacher, the children grow in confidence and begin to express themselves creatively. ... Silver Award, Australia Film Awards 1970. ... Read more
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