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A record of physical and psychological stress experienced over three months by members of the International Biomedical ... Expedition. David Parer served the expedition as one man film maker,experimental guinea pig and back-up technician. ... His "Douglas Mawson—The Survivor" won the Grand ... Read more
Anthem Australia From the plight of asylum seekers in Australia to the desperate situation of refugees on the frontlines of Afghanistan, Anthem is a powerful new documentary from Tahir Cambis (Exile in Sarajavo, MIFF 1997) and Helen Newman that chronicles the human rights struggles of our ... Read more
In a light and entertaining manner. this animated film discusses the possibility that large quantities of anti-matter are existing in space, the significance of the Tunguska Meteor in relation to the annihilation process (the result of matter and anti-matter colliding), and explores the possibility ... Read more
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An evocation of the life and work of composer Anton Webern Poetry as a way of life Winner 1st Prize Brussels International Film Festival. ... Read more
Director Hiroshi Teshigahara apparently decided to make this documentary in 1959, when he first visited Europe, with his father and discovered the works of dynamic Spanish architect Antonio Gaudi in Barcelona. ... Regarded by many as a genius, Gaudi died in a tragic accident in 1926, but left a ... Read more
Suburban Melbourne area 1966 Antonio loves Anna, is passionate about Doctor Zlnvago and, despite religious guilt, tempted by opportuni­ties for infidelity Strange happenings are a-foot' The film, full of irony and comic mischief, is a cross between a contemporary folktale and a medieval ... Read more
The Ants won an humanitarian award for Outstanding Documentary at this year's Hong Kong Film Festival. ... Waich Okumura is an 80 year-old Japanese man who fought in China's civil war after World War II. The question still remains unanswered: Why did the Japanese join the Chinese conflict between ... Read more
This isn't Spinal Tap, this is Anvil. ... With endorsements from Lars Ulrich, Slash, and Lemmy from Motörhead, Anvil is the greatest Canadian metal band you've never heard of. School buddies Steve ‘Lips' Kudlow and Robb Reiner's 1982 album Metal on Metal influenced the likes of Slayer, Anthrax ... Read more
A humorous commentary on the Bntish passport category "Distinguishing Marks", previously known as "Any Special Peculiarities".By dissolving photographs and paintings of himself, Dean ... illustrates the myriad of descriptions attributed to the human face (bull neck, doe eyes, hook nose, cauliflower ... Read more
War can't be waged without combat troops. The method of transforming ordinary young men into soldiers is called "Basic Training". At Parns Island Marine Training Depot in South Carolina 18-year-olds are subjected to brutal but precisely calculated' ... regimen. At the end of it, these young men ... Read more
This is a film about the meaning of life, about why the human brain is the most extraordinary thing ever created Sit back and watch the exploding rockets, the eccentric animation (a Gothic church landing on a brain???), what it means to be a parent, Land Rights, the re-enactment of Archimedes and ... Read more
Using old photographs from the National War Museum, Canberra, and early newsreels, the film dramatically tells the story of the Gallipoli assault. The use of natural sound and editing techniques appear to animate still material producing a realistic account of this important event in Australian ... Read more
Using old photographs and early newsreels, the film dramatically tells the story of the Gallipoli assault. ... Read more
This is the second film of Satyajit Ray's trilogy which began with the remarkable Father Panchali, shown at last year's Festival. At the end of part one, Harihar, his wife Sarbojaya, and their son Apu, leave their Bengal village for the Holy City of Benares. Here Harihar scrapes a living by reading ... Read more
In the second part of the Apu trilogy, we find Harihar, his wife, Sarbojaya, and their son, Apu, in the holy city of Benares. Here, the father ekes out a living by reading the scriptures; when he dies, Sarbojaya first finds work with a rich landlord, but distressed by the menial position to which ... Read more
“Opens up deep historical wounds and generational traumas created by China's civil war, but does not press on them, exploring instead more universal human dilemmas.” - Hollywood Reporter ... Like thousands of Nationalists, Liu retreated to Taiwan when the Communists marched across China in ... Read more
Appalachian Spring is a folk tale set in the Appalachain wildernes of Pennsylvania during the pioneer period of American history. Its characters are a young pioneer and his bride, a pioneer woman, a wandering preacher and his small band of followers. The dance tells, in lyric terms, of the young ... Read more
The delightful tale of a butcher, a baker, a hunter, a dog, a cat, an apple pie and a series of misunderstandings. Simple animation and wicked humour make this a gem. ... ---D/S Isabelle Favez P Ruedi Schick, Swiss Effects WS Swiss Effects L no dialogue TD 35mm/col/2006/10mins ... Read more
April Diary is a poetic chronicle of a descent to the horrors behind the Falklands war. A highly subjective and personal search for the fragments of an ongoing war in Argentina. ... Read more
Uzuki Nireno bids farewell to her family and relocates to Tokyo to attend University. As the film progresses at a gentle pace, it becomes evident that the long-haired boy at the local bookstore has more to do with Nireno's choice of university than any other factor. A hit at both Berlin and Toronto ... Read more
"It's a rich and robust story, full of warmth and humour that reflects the changing face of Auckland's southern suburbs today." - producer Rachel Gardner ... The debut feature film from Sima Urale, Apron Strings explores the fine line between mothering and smothering through the sensory metaphor of ... Read more
A profile of the English theatre, film and opera director, based on a week in his fortieth year. We see him with his family, and at the places where his work takes him: the Lyric Theatre for the rehearsal of Peter Shaffer's "The Battle of Shrivings"; to Covent Garden: a cutting room, where he is ... Read more
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