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A history of the game of golf, from its origins in the early Celtic legends until the present time. ... Read more
A plea for the preservation of nature. ... Read more
Intended as a 'monument' to the soldiers and people of Cambodia, living under the shadow of American bombing, the film is also a ritual celebration of the sexuality of the war in Indo-China. ... Read more
On its 1982 release, [Goodbye Paradise] earned the AFI Award for Best Actor and Best Screenplay. Ray Barrett plays Michael Stacey, a disgraced former Queensland assistant police commissioner, in a film that never received the recognition it deserved due to the sensitivity of the time. (It was ... Read more
A cinema verite documentary exploring Los Angeles club boxing, with a special emphasis on disadvantaged minorities. ... Jury Award and Gold Medal, Miami. ... Read more
Gorgeous follows the perils of Hermoine the Modern Girl as she tackles plastic surgery, beauty therapy and bulimia in a feral fit of inadequacy, brought on by her evil inner voice, Deirdre the bad fairy. Kaz Cooke's popular comic stop character comes to life! ... Read more
Goto, an island formed after an earthquake in the 19th century has been cut off from the mainstream of social progress and survives as a totalitarian world of concrete corridors, iron trapdoors and observation towers. The tiny, population, ruled by the Govemor, works in stone quarries just outside ... Read more
In a Latin American city under strict military control, a young ... man obsessed with sketching graffiti plays cat-and-mouse with the authorities. When he discovers he has a kindred spirit, he sets out on a search ... Is this just a case of an aesthetic flirtation with subversive politics, or is ... Read more
MIFF has brought together the amazing and imaginative works by Image Forum, Japan. Exclusive to MIFF, these short films are at the epicentre of experimental filmmaking in a range of styles. [The Trains] (Hirata Takahiro, 8 mins) is a rhythmic rendition of [Kaerunoouta] (Frog song), created by the ... Read more
[Grange] is the latest drama of Australian filmmaker Catriona McKenzie, awarded Emerging Australian Filmmaker at MIFF 04 with [Mr Patterns]. [Grange] is a refreshingly fast-paced, action-packed comedy about two smart young lawyers trying to get ahead in the corporate world. It stars Aaron Pederson ... Read more
Working from just four rolls of black and white photographs of The Grateful Dead taken by Linda Eastman in 1967/68 (pre motor drive cameras) Paul McCartney brings the Dead back to life with computer trickery—lengthening shortening morphing speeding and slowing the sequence of stills into a ... Read more
Winner of the Golden Bear, Peace Film Award and Prize of the Ecumenical Jury at this year's Berlin Film Festival. ... Named after the neighbourhood adjacent to where the film's writer-director was raised, Grbavica is the startling debut feature from Jasmila Zbanic. This important and moving account ... Read more
In the nightlife districts of Osaka and Tokyo, a slightly different form of entertainment is taking place. In ‘host bars', charming young men laugh and flirt with women - and are paid handsomely for it. ... Profiling the denizens of Osaka's Cafe Rakkyo, and in particular the charismatic head ... Read more
Intended for instructional use in schools, this film is a popular science production studying the life and growth of green plants. ... Read more
Set in Wollongong, where the steel industry dominates not only the landscape but also the life of the community, the film traces a day in the lives of four adolescents faced with the problems of unemployment and limited prospects. ... Read more
Yonah wishes to bury his son who has committed suicide, however for religious reasons he cannot. We follow Yonah throughout the day, as he dejectedly picks up passengers in his taxi. The night, however, holds a surprise. ... Read more
The simple pleasures of growing food in the gar­den are shown to be beautiful as well as practi­cal in this evocative hand drawn pastel animation. ... Read more
A textured assemblage about hurtling through inner space. Jagged apprehensiveness that surrounds emotional reflection-pieces everywhere. ... Read more
“Far too outlandish to be believable - except it's all true.” - Wired ... What happens when the sceptical outsider becomes romantically involved with the ultimate insider? For Paul H-O, the fly in the ointment of the New York art scene of the 80s and 90s, his entanglement with the much lauded ... Read more
A Director is under pressure. ... Read more
Modelling clay of several colours is used to make a fascinating variety of abstract designs that pop, roll and jump before your eyes to the accompaniment of swing music. ... Read more
This film from Masao Adachi (who also co-directed Red Army/PFLP) is a radical, subversive and visually arresting parable of self-discovery. Commencing with an extended group copulation scene in which the film's young sexual veteran admits to feeling nothing, its purposefully distancing avant-garde ... Read more
A perfect and timely companion to Guy Maddin's latest feature, Twilight of the Ice Nymphs, Noam Gonick's penetrating documentary is a thorough study of emerging genius displaying the matchless Canadian sense of irony. Narrated by passionate Maddin devotee, Tom Waits (joining a fanclub that also ... Read more
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