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Considering all the norms from which Nargess departs, it may seem surprising that the film was made at all. It honestly and sympathetically represents people who live out­side strict Islamic law, giving profound com­plexity and humanity to its portrait of two very different women. Nargess ... Read more
Natural City South KoreaA high-impact Korean sci-fi blockbuster that won the Best Special Effects prize at South Korea's Grand Bell Film Awards.It is 2080 and the Last Great War has devastated the globe. On a rebuilt earth, technology enforces law, and genetic experiments have achieved new levels ... Read more
Luis Bunuel's film is a kind of summary of his style and his ideas. It is a truly great film. John Huston called it a masterpiece on the level of Bicycle Thieves, Bardem declares that its final scene is "the densest, most profound and disturbing scene m the history of the cinema". It is the story ... Read more
The story of the bushranger, Ned Kelly, is told through the paintings oi the Australian artist, Sidney Nolan, accompanied by a descriptive ballad. ... Read more
The famous bushranger's story in paintings and music. Second Prize, Open Section, "for its powerful interpretation of the Ned Kelly story through an original ballad". ... Read more
This biography of early civil rights activist Rob Williams focuses on the decade from 1959, during which Williams founded the Black Power movement, dodged a lynching and fled the US for his own safety. ... Williams was given a musket by his grandmother as a token of the family's ongoing resistance ... Read more
The filmmaker moves into a studio flat in Jerusalem, and finds herself embroiled in an ongoing battle between the neighbours on either side of her. One is a hostile, bitter per­vert, glorifying in his (dubious) past army career. The other is an extreme right-wing radi­cal, who claims to be ... Read more
Six hundred thousand people have filed past her cage each year. Seven days a week, winter and summer. For 37 years. ... Humans are heard but never seen in this wry documentary that turns its focus squarely on Nénette - a 40-year-old orangutan born in Borneo and caged in the Menagerie at ... Read more
Portrait from life of Lord Thomson of Fleet, born 1894 Roy Thomson of Toronto, but now a financier with operations on a world scale. ... Center of the Thomson empire is London, England. Much of the film was made there, though it follows its subject to Scotland for a visit to a village school, to ... Read more
A documentary which presents seven or. the finest traditional musicians in the north-eastern United States as they play in their homes at dances and at contests passing on their styles to younger fiddlers, and discussing their music ... . ... Read more
Nick Cave muses on his creative process, his inspirations and his collaborators. --- D/P Rebecca Peniston Bird L English TD digibeta/2008/17mins ... Read more
“A bitter view of rural Spanish life rarely matched since Mario Camus' 80s brutal backwoods classic The Holy Innocents.” - Variety Unfurling through six interconnected parts, each pushing a different character to the fore, The Night of the Sunflowers is a gripping and impeccably acted thriller ... Read more
Jack and Diana Weston's lives are intruded upon by Dr de Freis, not long after their car accident. Dr de Freis is a chronicler of car accidents who attempts to verify the psychological changes which occur in victims of accidents and the subsequent articulation of their anxieties. ... Read more
Nina's Tragedies (Ha'asonot Shei Nina) Israel' [Winner of 11 Israeli Academy Awards] Nina's Tragedies is that rare film which achieves a lusciously paradoxical 'happy-sad' state, making us laugh and cry at the same time. Writer-director Savi Gabizon unfurls a melancholic romp through the range of ... Read more
The film tells the history of coal mining from the eleventh century until the present day. As digging developed and the original excavations became deep and extensive galleries, the hazards of flood, fire and poisonous fumes were added to an already arduous and dangerous occupation. Only gradually ... Read more
A documentary which examines the plight of children who are born with inherited debts. ... Read more
During a holiday in Sweden, the sailing boat of a group of Danish children becomes adrift; the children land on a desert island and spend two days before they are rescued. The film probes the social mechanisms at work when a group of people are suddenly left to themselves. ... Read more
'An experimental documentary on dancing and its part in subcultures from punk to electro." Philip Brophy ... Remade from 1982 Super 8. ... Read more
This season, 10 women will be vying for the affection of one man… and none of them will know that he's blind. In a desperate attempt to inject new life into his flailing reality TV show - Choice of Heart - Zacky Reibenbach hits on a gimmick to win back viewers and rescue the rating figures ... Read more
“A fast, funny and heartfelt celebration of one of Iran's most marginalised minorities: rock musicians.” - The National ... Filmed illegally in the Iranian city of Tehran, No One Knows About Persian Cats ventures into the underground world of Iran's illicit music scene. Lurking on the margins ... Read more
Japan in the 90s: the decade of the bubble that burst. A young couple, Daisuke and Akajiru, fail to launch their 'health drink' in the city, and so they retreat to the provincial town where Daisuke grew up and attempt a 'relaunch'. Again their efforts come up short, as the townsfolk simply find the ... Read more
No Place to Hide is made up of the vintage films, newsreels, cartoons and television programmes (many featuring celebrities) which attempted to sell Americans on family (and later public) fallout shelters. Russia had the atomic bomb and schoolchildren were told by classroom films that they could ... Read more
This student-made documentary examines the methods used in one approach to personal development, based on the works of Freud, Jung and Perles. ... Read more
In sharp contrast to the rich, poetic monologue of Amber City, the stark, minimalist narrative of Karen Kirza's and Brad Butler's film, non-places, provides a montage of intimate stories and memories. In the anonymity of this particular city, lives are fraught with difficult and sometimes brutal ... Read more
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