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It was one of those days when he just couldn't write, and things weren't going to get better. In fact, he didn't know how much worse...The writer comes to a full stop. It's a surreal thing, baby. ... Read more
The adventures of a family of city-dwellers who are spending a day's holiday on the windswept beaches of North-east England. Memories and fantasy mix with an atmosphere of freedom and bewilderment in the face of nature. But a sunny dream can suddenly turn into a nightmare. The sea lashes out ... Read more
An old man tells the story of his escape from France during WWII and in doing so reveals his unique and delightful personality. ... Read more
During China's Cultural Revolution around 7.5 million 'intellectual youth' were 'sent down' to the countryside to learn skills of manual labour and rural life. Xiu Xiu, based on Yan Geling's novella Tian Yu, tells an intimate tale of a young student trapped in a movement which has long since lost ... Read more
Armed with the same rawness of films like Kids - not to mention sharp-tongued Mexican lingo and dusty desert vistas - Y tu Mamá También is a dynamic coming-of-age road movie. Like most teen males, Tenoch and Julio (Gael García Bernal, familiar from Amores Perros) are on a ... Read more
"Neil asked me to make a video for the song Big Time from the Neil Young and Crazy Horse record Broken Arrow... Neil and the band liked the results and Neil particularly liked the rough look of the Super-8 photography. He called me up a little while later and said "Listen, we should do a longer ... Read more
Yeats has a deep love of the countryside of Western Ireland. This film, commemorating the centenary of the birth of the poet, portrays his feelings in terms of his poems, as well as creating its own poetry out of the Irish landscape. ... Golden Bear, Berlin Festival; Gold Medal, Barcelona Festival ... Read more
Named by FIPRESCI as their Revelation of the Year. In a small village on Majorca, Hans, a German odd-jobs man, reports for work for an affluent fellow countryman. He learns that his predecessor's name was also Hans but the locals are unwilling to say what happened to him. Certainly, he was on the ... Read more
A charming portrait of the filmmaker's 94-year-old Greek grandmother, combining flashes of gentle humour with poignant moments of sadness. ... D/P/S Natalie Cunningham L Greek w/English subtitles WS VCA School of Film & Television TD HD Cam/2012 ... Read more
Hong Kong hitman, Bart, has fallen on hard times. He has been forced to take on assassinations at bargain basement prices and even stoops to some questionable practices, shonky even by killer-for-hire standards. ... Called upon to bump off the boyfriend of a wealthy socialite, his client also ... Read more
An impressive and provocative dance film, featuring the Ballet Teatro de la Habana. ... Read more
The film shows the wide range of activities and disciplines that go toward the making of an opera, centering on preparations for Don Pasquale and on the young soprano, Isobel Buchanan, a leading artist with the Australian Opera Company. ... Read more
“The good music documentaries don't begin by assuming you care; they end by making you.” - Keven McAlester ... Former music journalist, Keven McAlester, portraits one of rock ‘n' roll's most tragic figures, Roger Kynard “Roky” Erickson of the infamous Thirteenth Floor Elevators in You're ... Read more
Young Adam UK'Ewan McGregor gives the finest performance of his career in an intensely sinister British gem.' -The GuardianYoung Adam is an atmospheric, sex-drenched drama set amid the waterways of post-war Scotland. Ewan McGregor is Joe, an enigmatic drifter who finds work on a barge, travelling ... Read more
This faithful screen version of Robert Musil's well-known novel is a major work of the new German cinema. Set in a remote Austrian boarding school before the First World War. the story centres on one of the pupils. Törless—handsome, vain, detached. When he arrives at the school, he adopts an ... Read more
The film is as ambiguous as its title, and in giving no definite ending, it leaves plenty to contemplate. Claus Worm, an architect, finds himself in a desperate and embarrassing position, concerning both his professional and his personal life. ... When he is being offered a tempting deal that would ... Read more
Directed by Xan Cassavetes, daughter of legendary actor-director John Cassavetes, [Z Channel] is an engrossing account of a TV phenomenon topped off by a bizarre murder-suicide. Jerry Harvey was a visionary programmer whose dream of bringing a perpetual film festival to Los Angeles resulted in ... Read more
Zbig Rybczynski VISIONary Poland/USA ... Filmmaker, video artist, animator, effects wizard, visionary music clip director, new media pioneer: Polish-born iconoclast Zbig Rybczynski is all of these. Rybczynski (who now resides in the USA) has been at the forefront of the global development of new ... Read more
Zero Day USAOn 1 May 2001 high-school pals Andre and Cal walked onto their school campus in Middle America with an arsenal of weaponry, intent on unleashing bloody mayhem. In the lead up to the planned massacre, the self-named 'army of Two' used video cameras to record their plans as well as the ... Read more
Award winning animator Georges Schwizgebel creates a peripatetic tribute to the illustrator Rodolphe Toppfer. Set in an idyllic countryside of windmills and would-be Gallileos the playful and engaging imagery flows seamlessly. A succinct and |oyous animation. ... Read more
An animated allegory in which fleeting, elusive images depict the cycle of life or, by extension, the course of man's evolution. ... Read more
Ken McMullen's most ambitious film to date traces the story of ... one of those shadowy figures from the past through whom we ... seek to learn the true temper of an extraordinary time. She is ... Zina, Leon Trotsky's daughter, whose copious letters to her ... father and others form the solid basis ... Read more
The latest offering from one of Australia's finest animators takes us on a breathless journey through 20th century images in art and fashion. Using an innovative combination of live action, animation, choreography and painting, Antoinette Starkiewicz's lushious imagery is a feast for the eyes. ... Read more
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Sarajevo, 1994. In a besieged tunnel connecting ordinary folk to the outside world, a mixed amateur choir is called upon to save a pregnant, albeit ailing cow. However the group must also bond together to salvage something far greater—hope! Winner of the Golden Bear for Best Short Film ... Read more
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