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The gavotte is by Rameau, the harpsicord is in the Court of Louis XIV, the elegant occasion is given by the Duchess of R. But this time her frequent guest pays no heed to the music, the dancers, the actors, the elegance. Nicolas du Tillet, a court dwarf, witnesses only the silent, secret drama ... Read more
Based on a story by Sonika Bo, this is a film about the life of a Paris sparrow. ... Read more
Albertina Carri's [Geminis] is a beautifully shot but disturbing film that peels back the skin of a middle-class family to reveal the secrets below. It wooed the audiences in Directors' Fortnight at Cannes this year. ... Lucia and Daniel have three children: the eldest is Ezequiel, who now lives in ... Read more
This student film documents the delivery of a baby by the Le Boyer method, that provides immediate contact after birth between the child and the parents. ... Read more
Mr. Jenkins, a bank commissionaire, learns not to shout about bank service. Second Prize, T.V. Advertising Section, "for witty selling of the difficult-to-sell". ... Read more
George Segal, one of the most eloquent living American artists, supported himself with chicken farming before his career took off during his Pop Art days in the 1960s, still lives and works in the same modest buildings. ... This film was made during a period of two years, when Segal was at work on ... Read more
What does it take to succeed as an ‘animation star'? Three out-of-work animated characters envy a friend's success - and animation takes a comical look in the mirror in the process.---D Henry Cruickshank P Nick Wright S Johnny Meres WS Scotttish Screen L English TD video/col/2005/6mins ... Read more
This heartwarming yet burlesque German comedy won audience hearts and the prized FIPRESCI Award at this year's Rotterdam International Film Festival - and in the first few minutes its not hard to see why. Head of a strange, incomplete family is 30-year-old Mike, whose time is taken up caring for ... Read more
An animated film in a dry whimsical style about the problems of getting started. ... Read more
James Clayden's Ghost Paintings series, produced over the past 17 years, represents a bold and unique synthesis of film and video art. Carefully layered textures, colours and sounds become a sort of visual poetry that defies rational analysis, but that nevertheless invokes thought in the viewer ... Read more
The first feature from former Swinburne students English and Hillcoat blows the cobwebs out of the Australian feature in one gut wrenching cinematic punch It's tough, uncompromising and totally unlike any feature made here recently, possibly ever. ... Ghosts... is the product of extensive research ... Read more
“You can sense [Claude] Chabrol's wicked grin behind the camera in every sense… the master shows that he has lost none of his youthful energy.” - Toronto International Film Festival ... Entering his sixth decade of filmmaking, highly acclaimed French director Claude Chabrol capitalises ... Read more
To take a bicycle down the street should be easy, but a small transport problem can quickly grow. Per Carleson's delightful [Girl Power] proves that a little cunning can help, especially if you are a woman of a certain age. --- D/S Per Carleson P/WS Studio Lagnö L Swedish w/English subtitles TD ... Read more
Shot on a budget of $5,000, Girls In Suits is a controversial comedy about two women who come together to celebrate milestones in their careers - but whose discussion ends up revolving totally around men. The director and writer have had long careers in American television. ... Read more
A modern story from China. It is mid-winter. In a city in Northeast China, a provincial ice-sports meeting is being held. In the women's 3,000 metres sprint Ting Shu-ping, a new star, unexpectedly defeats Wang Tung-yen who has been champion for many years. One of the spectators, Yu Li-ping, becomes ... Read more
A sketch of the emotional quality of life in a great city. ... Read more
Told entirely in visuals and music, this poetic tale of tbree generations of a tamily of aviators manage* to communicate man's yearning to conquer the skies. The lead Is a scruffy little boy, who, fascinated by the huge jet planes that land everyday in the nearby drome, is longing to My like his ... Read more
“I've been called a minimalist composer for more than 30 years, and while I've never really agreed with the description, I've gotten used to it.” - Philip Glass ... In the year of his 70th birthday, the three-time Academy Award-nominated Philip Glass remains one of the most influential ... Read more
Born from the belly of the Himalayas, India has been nurtured by two great rivers which have their source in them: the Ganges and the Brahmaputra. The course of either leads through Eastern India, the cradle of its civilization, the heart of its culture. This film takes a journey of glimpses, from ... Read more
No fishing expedition, this first feature is an insider view of lesbian life in the nineties by a writer and filmmaker team who are as good at angst as they are at irony. Go Fish has already been dubbed a "dyke Slacker" pic for its low-budget, black and white chronicling of daily hopes, fears, and ... Read more
The filmshows the ritual involved in the polination of flowers by bees, and how this pollination is used to raise the yield of vegetables and fruits. ... Read more
A calypso moon rises as does the thirst for this 'gold & brown' drink. ... Read more
Golden Swallow (Jin Yanzi) Hong Kong MIFF 2003 guest Cheng Pei Pei (Come Drink With Me) stars in this 60s action adventure also known by the evocative title, The Girl With the Thunderbolt Kick. Golden Swallow has seemingly given up her death-dealing ways until she is wrongfully accused of going on ... Read more
The film's title is taken from the name given to the women whose men work as migrant labourers in the goldmines of South Africa. The men (from Lesotho, a small mountainous country surrounded by South Africa) have over the last 100 years worked these most dangerous mines and due to Apartheid laws ... Read more
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