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A snapshot of the lives of three teenagers (encompassing past, present and future), this seductively dreamy film explores their longing for love, played out under Mediterranean skies. This poetic film by Laurence Coriat (writer of Michael Winterbottom's Wonderland) premiered at Sundance, 2005. ... Read more
Special adaptations and inter-relationships of the plants and animals of the Canadian Rockies are discussed. Unique shots of the Water Ouzel, Golden-Mantled Ground Squirrel, Western Toad, Black Bear and other animals explain hibernation, cryptic colouration, predator/prey and other relationships. ... Read more
This film is one of the first comprehensive looks at the student movement of the 1960s as seen from the Berkeley campus. A small student movement becomes a cause celebré when the House Un-American Activities shows a film on campuses across the country about the "communist spies" on the Berkeley ... Read more
Bertha is an old traction engine which Sclater treats, not for its nostalgic interest as might be expected, but for the opportunities its complex mechanism offers the film-maker for "pure cinema." ... Read more
A black and white portrait of a disturbed young man who lives with his mute sister and wakes one morning to eat porridge and go on an incredible journey. This film won eight awards in the third Western Australian Video and Film Festival. It is the director's first 16mm endeavour and it demonstrates ... Read more
Bertolucci's latest film is designed with the pure geome­try of music in mind. In Kenya. Shadurai's (Thandie Newton) husband is arrested for opposing the military government. She moves to Rome and takes work cleaning the house of an expatriate English composer and pianist named Kinsky (David ... Read more
“Telling his story in a direct, straightforward manner, (Philippe) Faucon avoids the temptation of creating action for its own sake. This is not a war film; the conflict is in the people's heads and not in the sights of a rifle.” - Toronto International Film Festival ... During the Algerian ... Read more
Better or Worse? explores the world of 8-year-old Rachel as she embarks upon a series of experiments attempting to make sense of her defective eyesight. Balancing her desire to appear normal with the visual chaos of her everyday life. this film delicately explores the limiting and precarious nature ... Read more
Ken (Daniel Wu) has been romancing teacher Chan Wai-Ching (Gillian Chung), until he unceremoniously ditches her for karaoke waitress Shirley (Tao Hung). Chan goes knocking on Shirley's door when she finds that the rapscallion Ken has posted naked images of her on the Internet, leading to her losing ... Read more
WORLD PREMIERE ... You wouldn't know a cult if you joined one.What is Kenja? It is derided as a ‘secretive cult' in the media, its leader described as a ‘seedy conman' in parliament. For 25 years, Kenja has fought all the negativity the world could throw. But Kenja isn't going under.Last year ... Read more
This television documentary examines the work and theories of Peter Eisenman, Frank Gehry, Michael Graves, and Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown, American architect ... int he vanguard of Post-Modernism. ... Philip Johnson, the acknowledged Dean of American architects, appears throughout the ... Read more
Bet you didn't know the Chinese had both newsreels and rock'n'roll bands! This example of a Chinese featurette (competently dubbed into English) chronicles the history of the country's leading power trio, Big Character Poster, (the true inventors of punk rock). ... Denounced in 1966 as decadent ... Read more
"Okatsu is a widow raising five children - adults but still mama-dependent - in mid-eighteenth century Edo, Japan. Her frugality attracts unflattering comment even amid national tough times (the region is in famine) What Okatsu tells no one is that she saves so that a friend can start his own ... Read more
The bighorn sheep of the Rocky Mountains are filmed amidst the splendid scenery of alpine peaks. The film shows extraordinary close-ups of the wary, sure-footed animals, with music and natural sound as the only commentary. ... Read more
Bill has two children, Mandy aged 18 months, and Jamie, three years. He has been a single parent since Mandy was three months old. This film looks at an ordinary day with Bill and the children, while he talks about the problems and joy of his family life. ... Read more
Easter, 1994 at an outer western Sydney housing estate. A fight breaks out between wo neighbouring families, one Lebanese, the other Anglo-Australian. Next day, 16-year-old Biillal Eter is crossing the road outside his home when a car driven by one of the neighbours. Linc Jeswick runs him down. Tom ... Read more
Kenny is thirty years old, successful, and thinks he is happy when he meets his two best friends from high school for a private reunion They have changed The resulting confrontation causes Kenny to change his life. ... First Prize, Thessaloniki. ... Read more
A magician changes one of his audience into a bird, then his powers fail . . . ... Read more
An ultralight aircraft glides and swoops over Taipei, breathtaking from the sky, in the opening of Huang Min-Chen's follow-up to the terrific Too Young. Once more the director made off with top honours at the Taipei Film Festival in 2000, again deserving accomplishment for his second extraordinary ... Read more
The film shows a natural childbirth with some difficulties, and the next day, in a home environment. ... Read more
The film is a trilogy of stories concerning ihe Second World War in Poland. Unlike many war films, this one deals in no heroics, but shows the war from the viewpoint of the children of Poland who found themselves involved in events beyond their understanding. ... "On the Road," the first story, is ... Read more
A young girl escapes her harsh family environment through elaborate flights of fantasy. On her birthday she flaps a little too hard and finds herself on the side of the angels. ... Read more
Graham Chase's just completed new doco is a fascinating episode from the continuing saga of the Philipine revolution. It's subject is one Bemabe Buscayno, alias Kommanda Dante, a life-time friend of Ninoy Aquino, and founder member of the NPA (New People's Army). Arrested m the manhunt that also ... Read more
Larry Cohen's two Blaxploitation flicks - Black Caesar and Hell Up in Harlem - are often accused of ripping off the genre whitey-style. But Cohen is a sharp genre-crossing exploitation master. He delivers the funk and the action in Black Caesar and rams it hard and fast. Fred Williamson ... Read more
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