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A film impressing on the Danes their duties as hosts to foreign tourists visiting Denmark. ... Read more
A girl and an old man are stuck together in a strange place. Daily they sift through sand; 'You never believed in this story about pearls...Huh?" chides the old man. "I hate you...I hate you," thinks the girl. A journey through impressions of abuse and madness. Elegantly filmed in black and white ... Read more
“Heralds a dark wit and sleek intelligence guided by a creatively secure humility.” - Variety ... Death, family and literature all come to the forefront but not necessarily in that order, as three seemingly unrelated guests at a funeral reveal their hidden relationships with the deceased and ... Read more
"Memoirs of a Movie Palace" looks at the Loew's Kings Theatre in New York, a huge, ornate structure which opened its doors in 1929. "Memoirs' evokes the aura of the building in its heyday and explores the meaning of movie-palace architecture to both the film industry and the movie-going public. ... Read more
A simple, albeit dramatic story. A life in fragmented memories, retold and relived in luminous, evocative images. ... Visually and aurally overwhelming, this astounding dramatised documentary is a rich retelling of one woman's story — the inspiring tale of Czech-born Johanna Kimla Ocenaskova ... Read more
A father's intimate and passionate plea for a peaceful world in which to raise his new born son. Employs innovative animation techniques. ... Read more
This documentary film, gaining by understatement, is a study of a modest travelling circus - the life without the glamour. The photography is thoroughly telling and the film has a hauntingly grey, rather sad air to it. Award: St. Finbarr Statuette, Cork Festival. ... Read more
Mermaid Story is a Dhuwa story that is told in Mialli language in Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia. An old songman feels neglected by his family, so he wanders into the bush. After a while, he finds himself drawn to a lake. ... ---D James Calvert S Chris Kelley, Gamanjan & Michael Wagner ... Read more
An animated film, which demonstrates the immortality of the legend of Orpheus and Euridice. The artwork is based on the style of Pompeian frescoes; the music is by the renowned composer, Zdenek Liska. ... Best Student Film, Chicago ... Read more
Born to an anarchist father, Metello follows in his footsteps as a champion of liberty and social justice. When he is imprisoned after a strike action, he repeats the hollow promise his father made before him, to forget politics after he serves his term. ... A look back into the heyday of the ... Read more
An animated film ... Read more
"Women, like the witches of old, learn to fly and use magical powers With these new-found powers, they try to inflict "female" suffering onto men This new understanding is seen as a vision, if not a key to the possibility of a different world " - Vera Ncubauer ... Read more
Niki Bern's film Midas uses live characters in a page-turning 3D 'pop-up' environment to create a surreal fairytale. Narrated by Zoe Carides, the film utilises con­temporary digital computer effects while alluding visu­ally to picture books, the traditional mode of storytelling. ... Read more
“Angelina Jolie plays [Mariane Pearl] with a rigour and passion that surprised even the most jaded sceptics in Cannes.” - The Times (UK) Under the direction of Michael Winterbottom (9 Songs, Wonderland), Angelina Jolie is Mariane Pearl whose journalist husband was beheaded in 2002 while ... Read more
A young boy - out well past his bed time - follows his big sister into a cornfield. Screened at Annecy. ---D/S Tibor Banoczki P Anna Higgs WS NFTS TD DigiBeta/2007/11mins ... Read more
The Mimis is a Dhuwa story that is told in Dalabon language in Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Despite all his efforts, a young boy finds he cannot hunt as well as his father. The boy sulkily wanders away, and discovers the Mimis. ---D Dave Jones S Tom E. Lewis (Balang) & Michael Wagner P ... Read more
Uses mirrors, superimposed images, moving cameras, optical printing and split screen to capture the features and ... atmosphere of a derelict hotel building. ... Read more
A millstone is exhibited by chance at a modern art exhibition. The admirers of abstract art are enthusiastic about the new work until the miller appears and takes back the stone to the mill. ... Read more
Oma Grete's doesn't want to clean, even when her home is taken over by giant dust mites that threaten to destroy the world. ... --- D/S Karl Tebbe P Marjorie Bendeck WS ShortFilmAgency Hamburg L German w/English subtitles TD 35mm/2008 ... Read more
Inside a collection of fragments we begin to find the gradual definition of things, spaces, glimpses of a camera an eye looking back at us the scratchy, almost fidgety sounds of a film whirring into life. Brehm fashions an enveloping phenomenological experience from the almost discarded off-cuts ... Read more
Bent Barfod, Danish avant-garde film director, produced an experimental photographic ballet film in Mixed Double. ... Read more
Almost impossible to categorise, Serge Bozon's first featurette Mods is a warm melange of psychedelic black-comedy, musical and love story - all scored with a groovy 60s soundtrack.Inexplicably struck down with melancholy, uni student Edouard stops speaking and refuses to leave his room. His two ... Read more
Helene has been admitted to the prestigious Julliard School of Music. But there is an obsta­cle: she is the mother of a four-month-old baby. A heart-breaking audition must be taken. Sarah and Samuel, a Hassidic couple, long for a child. So when a baby boy mysteriously appears at their door one ... Read more
Tom Zubrycki's documentary The Diplomat (MIFF 2000) focused on the struggle for independence in East Timor and its impact both politically and personally. In Molly and Mobarak, Zubrycki turns his knowing eye on a group of asylum seekers in a small, rural NSW town, focusing on various relationships ... Read more
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