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The Sakkudei live on the island of Siberut, off the West Coast of Sumatra, in valleys cut off from the rest of the world. They live in harmony wilh their environment, unlike other groups which made contact with modern society — and money. ... Read more
The embryonic love tale of Pig and Runt begins when they are bom on the same day in the same hospital. This film is based on the play by Enda Walsh and is the debut feature film for Irish filmmaker Kirsten Sheridan—whose famous father Jim Sheridan made films such as My Left Foot and In The ... Read more
A massacre initiated by the followers of an apocalyptic religious sect has left more than 100 people dead - including the self-appointed executioners slain by fellow cult members. Three years have passed… On the anniversary of the slaughter, four friends who lost loved ones in the tragedy ... Read more
The winner of the FIPRESCI prize at this year's Berlin Film Festival, Distant Lights is a tender humanist portrart of a group of people finding their way in a world of moral ambiguity. ... The German-Polish border is marked by the Oder river and divides two very different towns— the ... Read more
The film's three episodes - illustrating the importance of aircraft in the maintenance of remote pioneering communities - are linked by letters written by a family of brothers. ... Andrew McNeil, living in the Outer Hebrides, hears how Malcolm was rescued by a De Havilland Otter after breaking a ... Read more
It's crass, edgy and often tasteless. It's [The District!] An hilariously incorrect updating of the story of Romeo and Juliet, [The District!] is set in the notoriously rough Budapest ghetto District VIII. This time it's not the Capulets and Montagues, but rather Hungarian and Gypsy clans that are ... Read more
When Guy's wife goes away for the weekend to visit her mother, he decides to call a girl he's met briefly some time before. What starts out as a harmless flirtation turns into a claustrophobic nightmare. ... Read more
"Documentary" is a compilation film which includes major sequences from the world's great documentaries. Each sequence offers an important example of documentary film style, content and construction. Before each of the documentaries represented, there is a brief introduction, placing it ... Read more
Black and white children play happily in a Dodge City playground. But elsewhere, in wars. children are suffering. What of the innocence of any of them? ... Read more
On a sweltering hot summer day, the 'dog days' settle on an affluent Vienna suburb. Behind the sterile exteriors, outer garments and inhibitions are cast off as six characters lose their cool. Former beauty queen Klaudia finds herself the target of her boyfriend's insane jealousy. An elderly man ... Read more
Chris Kennedy juggles comedy, drama and sentiment with aplomb in his third feature; Ralph, a sweet natured, and exceptionally naive young man from the bush is determined to make his mark on the Nashville Country & West­ern scene, but instead winds up in prison because he fell for a girl called ... Read more
Few filmmakers have generated as great a body of lurid gossip, myth and speculation as Donald Cammell. He was the creator and driving force behind Performance, one of fhe most startling and innovative British cult classics. The film starred Mick Jagger and James Fox and is a psychedelic document of ... Read more
Josie Spratt, a pudgy tomboy who fights with her sisters, is a primary school champion swimmer. She has a disturbing secret that no one suspects. This film uses strong, distinctive imagery and characterisation to tell a darkly familiar story. ... Read more
An intriguing world of doors and keys, using animation and pixillation, leads to the "end of snivilizations as we know it " A dialogue between a man and woman about meaning and reality. Another animation from the makers of last years MFF Best Animation Award Winner, Deadsy. ... Read more
A romantic landscape dressed full of love forms the context of this ... pastorale. Minimal Interventions in the image Intensify the character of this landlife. ... Read more
Masahiro Shinoda made his first film in 1960, and was immediately hailed as one of the Japanese New Wave. Since then he has made fourteen films, the most recent of which is Double Suicide, which, like his other work, reveals a complex concern for the limits which social conventions place upon the ... Read more
Another film in a series whose starting point is the sound track, made by pinning a radio microphone to the central character. The resulting "natural conversation" was edited to five minutes and the animator allowed free visual interpretation. This film is about the attempt by a "down and out" to ... Read more
"By turns voluptuous, whimsical and exceedingly strange, Guy Maddin's film suggests that silent film and ballet have always been natural dancing partners. At least they seem that way when folded into each other by a quirky visionary like Maddin, the Canadian filmmaker whose work has acquired a ... Read more
D Joji 'George' Iida P Takashi Hirano S Masaru Nakamura, Hiroshi Saito, Joji 'George' Iida WS Pony Canyon Inc. L Japanese w/English subtitles TD 35mm/Col/2003/122minsJoji 'George' Iida was born in Suwa City, Japan in 1959. Films: Battle Heater: Kotatsu (1990), Tokyo Babylon 1999 (1993), Rasen ... Read more
A young man arrives home to find his dad repairing the car again and his mum busy cooking, as usual. In these depressingly dreary surroundings the son imagines a luxurious dream kitchen, in which he can speak honestly with his parents. ... Read more
Originally titled "Soria-Moria", this film, capturing the mood of the Norwegian countryside, recalls Sucksdorff's earlier film WIND FROM THE WEST. The film, as always pleasantly photographed, explores the mountains and waterfalls round the fiord Soria-Moria, through the eyes of a small girl. The ... Read more
An animated student film about a small boy who is roused from his dreams by a train whistle. ... Read more
Om Said got married at the age of 16. Now she has eight children. She has never left her village. She cannot read or write. Nevertheless, all important decisions for the family are taken by her. ... Read more
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