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A bitter-sweet and hilarious depiction of sexual frustration, loneliness and the raw-end of filmmaking business. With deft and assured visual and editing skill, Kuchar manages to intertwine the naked vulnerable emotions of the diary film genre with the cinematic 'passions' of the Hollywood sex ... Read more
A stolen car and some spliffs on a summers day…a holiday of sorts. A beautiful study of wounded, conflicted adolescence and fragile relationships. Directed by Laurence Coriat (writer of Michael Winterbottom's Wonderland) and director of Being Bad (MIFF 05).---D/S Laurence Coriat P Laurence ... Read more
After crashing his car, a man runs into the nearby woods carrying a mysterious sack. While its contents seem to weigh on him physically and emotionally, he is reluctant to let go - even when he feels he is being followed. But when he is discovered by one of the inhabitants of the swamplands, he has ... Read more
In the shadow of the modern, sky-rise, residential towers Plaza Hollywood (in East Kowloon) is the shantytown Tai Hom, which will shortly be torn down by the government to make way for a new development. Into this town enters mainland prostitute Tung Tung, also going by the name Fong Fong. She ... Read more
A sardonic account of the fifty-third day's shooting of the epic Genghis Khan on location in Yugoslavia, revealing the bizarre behind the spectacular. ... First Prize and Special Award, Oberhausen Festival. ... Read more
The central premise of Hollywoodism is that most of the founders of the most influential film companies in Hollywood were either East European Jewish immigrants or first generation American Jews, including Adolph Zukor (Paramount), Carl Laemmle (Universal), the Warner Brothers and Louis B. Mayer ... Read more
Albert Speer walks 31,936 kilometres, an imaginary journey undertaken by the imprisoned Nazi war criminal. ... Read more
Only a handful of the Yaghan people are now alive, the last of the Indians who inhabited the southern tip of South America. These brave sea-faring people could survive the hardships of a cold and hostile environment, but not the coming of the Europeans. Even the supposedly enlightened figure of ... Read more
A young woman daydreams about her past; her emotions are expressed by a series of surrealistic images. ... This experimental film, the work of two Polish artists, was awarded the Grand Prix at the 1958 International Festival of Experimental Films in Brussels. ... Read more
Home on the Range is a documentary in two parts, explaining firstly the role that U S bases such as Pine Gap, Nurrungar and North West Cape would play in a nuclear war, their strategic value as part of the nuclear deterrent and the effects on Australia as a nuclear target. ... The second part ... Read more
The story of a passion between Jean and Farid, thwarted by incomprehension opposite ... cultures and impossible departures And finally in their inevitable persecution. ... Read more
A wheelchair-mounted camera explores the unexpected perspective and intriguing modifications of a man's flat/amusement park/world. ... --- D/P/S Martin Bruch, Reinhilde Condin WS SixPackFilm TD 35mm/2008 ... Read more
Sydney documentanst and MFF regular, Tom Zubrycki (Bran Nue Dae, Friends and Enemies) continues on his unpredictable way with this intriguing, dramatic documentary portrait of an emigre family, shot in Melbourne and El Salvador over a 12 month period. ... Maria and Carlos Robles were political ... Read more
Documentary on German photographer A. Sander (1876-1964), which attempts to reconstruct the special relationship between Sander and the people he photographed, mainly in the country area of the Westerwald. ... Read more
A violent bombardment of disturbing images, using animation, puppets, newsreels, stills and music, comments on man's amazing ability to answer technical problems and his equally remarkable incompetence with human ones. ... Read more
Detective Black Ford is pursuing Lazy Dick, who meanwhile, is havin' one hootin'-tootin' time at the Hoodoo Nightspot. A morality tale? ... Read more
Hopedope shows parabolically a man's decay of orientation. Climbing higher and higher hoping to reach the very top, he fails. Unable to cope with his situation, his hope turns into dope. ... Read more
Best known for his collaborations with Charles Mingus, Roland Kirk and Dexter Gordon, Horace Parian's life story is extraordinary. Don McGlynns intimate portrait of the pianist is comprised of a combination of revealing interviews about Parian's fascinating life. McGlynn captures every stage of ... Read more
A remote railway station near the Adriatic Riviera in Yugoslavia is the limbo where five young layabouts laze away the summer days, ... making pointless bets like placing heads on the line as a train approaches and the first one off is chicken. A train pulls in once a day. passengers pile out for ... Read more
Designed primarily as training material for staffs of hospitals, this film dramatically portrays the horror and awful consequences of a tragic event; it demonstrates the results of good and bad training and the need for all hospital personnel to learn basic drills and routines in case of fire. ... Read more
When two girls turn down two teenage boys for more prosperous, motorised dates, the boys steal a car. ... Read more
For a lone security guard and a mysterious guest at the Hotel 66, curiosity and fascination gives way to something more. ... --- ... D/S Anthony Chen P Kurban Kassam WS National Film and Television School L English, Mandarin, Cantonese w/English subtitles TD 35mm/2010 ... --- ... D/S Anthony Chen P ... Read more
A documentary comedy on extras played by extras: Their dreams and American society is reflected in these dreams. ... The film takes place in "Hotel of the Stars", a hotel in the centre of Hollywood. It is an old hotel, but time has not been able to wipe out all traces of its previous elegance ... Read more
Based on a true story and winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the 2002 Venice Film Festival, House of Fools is a biting, satirical look at war set in an insane asylum, seen through the eyes of a woman literally madly in love. ... A young Chechen woman, Janna, is one of several inmates living in a ... Read more
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