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Set to a scorching soundtrack, The Loved Ones is a vivid, sexy, fun, relentlessly attacking rollercoaster that takes the conventions of the genre and then runs them off the rails. ... As the school formal approaches and decisions are made about what to wear and who to go with, Lola Stone, the ... Read more
Obsessed with running faster than any man before him, Jack Lovelock came to the 1936 Berlin Olympics in pursuit of perfection. With powerful directorial understatement and lumi­nous black-and-white cinematography the him recreates the feel of those monumental times and allows the audience to ... Read more
Lovely Day is a masterpiece of painterly animation art. Painstakingly rendered in the style of Hieronymus Bosch, the central character and accompanying putto-like figures evoke memories of a time when the pianola was the prince of the parlour and "partying" involved an old fashioned knees up and ... Read more
The works of the Czech writer, Jan OtcenaSek, who was born in 1924, have already been used as the basis of the films Citizen Brych and Romeo, Juliet and Darkness. Lovers in Year One, directed by Jaroslav Balik, comes from Otcenasek's story and screen-play. The setting is Prague in 1945, immediately ... Read more
James Herbert literally breathes life into this masterpiece, which is visually breathtaking, rich in hue and gracefully sensual. (If you have never seen work by him, don't miss this one.) ... Read more
John's only sink is in the bathroom. We see him expertly wash up the dishes in this challenging space while reflecting on matters such as music, work ethics, economics and the dishes themselves. A short video which is surprising, intimate and arresting. Filmmaker Jan Bruck manages to be both ... Read more
A harsh study of a man in a jarringly unfamiliar British landscape, County Durham. It is an area pitted and scarred by industry and coal mining, in which a small, violent group of men have a strange occupation: gathering coal washed up on the beach from undersea seams. ... First Film Award, Tours ... Read more
You're being watched. ... Technology, media and voyeurism interweave in stories covering love, sex and dhokha (treachery) in the modern age. From forbidden romance to hidden cameras and shonky sting operations, the underbelly of everyday life in India is exposed via a triptych of quirky tales. ... Read more
Lucky People Center was originally an illegal Swedish nightclub in the late 1980s. The collective involved moved into film and music production, and eventually live performance. As a culmination of their many-faceted career, Lucky People Center International, the film, casts a wide net to haul in ... Read more
The hypocracy of the horse racing elite and the hardened gambler is highlighted in this work. ... Images of admiring crowds and gentle handlers are countered by the demise of the horse. ... Read more
A season in Elwood. Looking back on 1991. This is my scrapbook. This is not my home but it's where I live. These are not my words but they're what I say. You see there are all these connections but i don't want to think about it. I must get out of the flat and go down the beach. What's going on ... Read more
An Irish tale of the shift in social allegiance from mother-clan to father-king. The pregnant goddess Macha, to save her boastful husband, concedes to run a race against the King's horses. Created in a cameraless style of animation by drawing and painting frame by frame directly on clear 35mm film ... Read more
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The Schwarzer Garten is loaded with dangerous connections. Macumba is overtly menacing, connecting ethnographical footage of tribal rituals with 70s black pornography. The montage construction is consistent with other films in the sextet. Brehm intercuts the labial mouth of an African objet dart ... Read more
It was scripted in two weeks and shot in two weeks! With no funds to speak of director James Bogle and his multi-talented conspirators have created a knock 'em down, drag 'em out romp of classically farcical proportions. Mad Bomber in Love is another example of the 'no budget' filmmaking that has ... Read more
The travelogue of a lone western tourist in Madagascar dances off the page and brings colorful local customs to life. ... --- ... D/S Bastien Dubois P Ron Dyens, Aurélia Prévieu WS Sacrebleu Productions L French w/English subtitles TD betacamsp/2009 ... --- ... D/S Bastien Dubois P Ron ... Read more
Fragmentary impressions of life in a village in southern France are put together again in an impressionistic - an often bewildering - manner, to reveal the passions hidden below the surface. ... Prix Jean Vigo; Prix Antonin Artaud. ... Read more
A dramatic documentary contrasting the reality of street life with TV m a contemporary British city. There is a frantic collision ol images as scenes of power pleasure and play compete against each other in the contemporary mind. ... Read more
A virtuoso study of the manufacture of photographic equipment showing the precision demanded. The processing of film in darkness is shown by some astonishing infra-red photography. ... Read more
Part III of The Magnum Story brings Magnum into the 80s, a time when television and shrinking magazine markets had the agency, apparently, in a state of perpetual crisis. In particular, the film charts an assignment to China, which caught the beginning of protests leading to the Tianamen Square ... Read more
'As beautifully illustrated as a Monet landscape painting.'- Hollywood Reporter ... Adapted from Nobuko Takagi's autobiographical novel about growing up in rural post-war Japan, Mai Mai Miracle is a stunningly rendered animation very much in the tradition of the celebrated work of Hayao Miyazaki ... Read more
A simple trip to the bakery for a young Palestinian girl turns into a journey that subtly depicts the tensions of a politically charged environment and illustrates the grief of growing up under occupation. Selected for the Palm Springs, Sundance and Berlin Film Festivals. ... --- ... D/P/S Cherien ... Read more
As the title suggests, St Clair Bourne's documentary is a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Spike Lee's acclaimed feature Do The Right Thing. ... While 'making of...' movies invariably serve merely as promotional tools, often made by the same producers as the movie in subject, this ... Read more
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