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Alone in a foreign country Amadi knows that a person's face can never tell their full story - but his heartbreak and that of his neighbour may be more similar than he realises. ... --- ... D/S Zia Mandviwalla P Owen Hughes WS NZ Film Commission L English, Rwandan w/English subtitles TD 35mm/2010 ... Read more
... ... Deadpan, fiercely cynical and extremely funny, Hal Hartley has cemented his reputa­tion as the US independent requiring the closest of scrutiny. This curious director creates a con­sistently fabulous feature every couple of years, wows an ever expanding audience and then ... Read more
It's amateur night with the girls each doing their thing on stage. Take it off, take it off, cry the boys from the rear. And the girls oblige. ... Read more
In the early days of the Summer of 1941, the Finnish army is mobilised on the Russian border. An idealistic young lieutenant, Eero, leads his platoon into a newly conquered village. There he sees his beloved fiancee Kaarina, who is serving in the Women's Auxiliary Corps. Eero asks his superiors to ... Read more
As President Bush's 'War Against Drugs' rant dominates the soundtrack we see another reali­ty — two characters who everyday have to contend with an America more interested in sermonising than compassion, in policing rather than contending with the issues. ... Read more
Amelia Rose Towers — whose initials spell ART — faces off against an adversary whose initials spell MAN, after passmg through sur­realist chambers and screens offering images of a personal identity that can never be recon­ciled Camp, baroque, decadently theatrical, with a ... Read more
As the title indicates, the film puts the ... arms race into perspective both from an ... historical and a present point of view: ... American industry backed Nazi Germany and now is making profits from the current preparation for war. ... Joan Harvey has created a powerful ... plea for our peace ... Read more
Four vignettes on American life done in cinema verite style. 'Honeymoon Hotel' looks at an ultra-gauche haven for newlyweds: 'Risen Indeed' covers the training of the travelling young believers of the Campus Crusade for Christ; The Best of Your Life' documents the pleasures of growing old in ... Read more
Generally unheralded at the time, the early 80s, hardcore punk rock scene in America gave birth to much of the rock music and culture that followed. There would be no Nirvana, Beastie Boys or Red Hot Chili Peppers if not for hardcore pioneers such as Black Flag, Bad Brains and Minor Threat. ... Read more
Based on Bret Easton Ellis' controversial novel, American Psycho is a film that dares you to watch it. Taking place in New York City in 1987, this is the story of Patrick Bateman, a Wall Street player and status whore, who dedicates his time to a lifestyle of material gain. "I have all the ... Read more
A Vietnam veteran turns up in a small town in Kansas. Instead of just passing through, he hangs around. He starts to restore a broken-down merry-go-round and, gradually, the town's people become fascinated, then ignore him and, finally, turn on him. ... Americana is the first feature film to be ... Read more
Amerigo Tot, a sculptor of Hungarian ... origin living in Italy, belongs among the ... great travellers. The film surveys the ... genuine and imaginary journeys of ... the artist. ... Read more
A sensitive drama about a boy discovering a world made for adults, about injustice, not just between authorities and individuals, but also between father and son.--- ... D/S David Dusa P Vanessa Ciszewski, Mikolaj Pokromski, Elena Von Saucken, David Dusa WS Kinomaton München L French w/English ... Read more
In 1901, Professor Humlum is inspired to help amnesiacs ... Read more
Freddie Wadling, the subject of this striking documentary, would only undergo life-saving surgery when his doctor lied to him and told him that Captain Beefhearl's mother had phoned and told him to go ahead with the operation! Just one of the many eccentricities of this Swedish musician who endured ... Read more
A love story is reduced to its essential ingredients — words and voice. A delightful music clip which is minimalist but not avant-garde. - (FF ... Read more
A humourous fish-out-of-water story of hope, determination and a side of fries. ... Palestinian single mother Muna and her teenage son Fadi decide to escape the daily grind of checkpoints and tension in Palestine and move to the US, exchanging the military-occupied West Bank for the fast-food ... Read more
The life and paintings of Amrita Sher-Gil, one of India's foremost artists, who died at the early age of 28. ... Read more
With Amy, Nadia Tass demonstrates the breadth of her talent as both director and producer. The quirky comic elements of her previous successes, including Malcolm and The Big Steal, are retained in Amy, but there is much more in store. Amy was struck deaf-mute after witnessing the death, on stage ... Read more
A filmmaker's personal look at the notion of success — that obsession with 'making if built so deeply into 20th Century culture that one can barely distinguish it from breathing. This journey winds through slogans, murmurings, high school, advertisements, sports, admonitions, dreams and home ... Read more
"When The Nicholas Brothers made their first entrance at the Cotton Club, Harold was 8 years old and Fayard 14. Impeccably dressed in top hat and tails, they were a combination of youth and sophistication which totally charmed the audience...it was as if a young Fred Astaire and his even younger ... Read more
“BEING A NEW ZEALANDER, I grew up with Janet Frame's fiction - her chilling and poetic first novel Owls Do Cry and the prevailing legend of Janet as New Zealand's 'mad writer'. We all knew of her supposed schizophrenia. Many believed her writings were inspirations of her madness. But the ... Read more
In a moving combination, Netherlands war memorials and Resistance monuments tell the story of war, oppression, resistance, hunger and liberation. The commentary is composed of poems written by patriots during the occupation of Holland. ... Read more
An artist's impression of the architecture and decoration of British churches through the ages. It is shown that the portrayal of the human face and figure has been a source of inspiration to those who have contributed to the design of the churches. ... Read more
A film which shows the plight of the delinquent children and orphans who are put in protective homes. ... Read more
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