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A report on the outstanding Ballet of the Chilean National Theatre at rehearsals and at a performance of Carl Orff's "Carmina Burana". ... Read more
A ballet film giving us a high-spirited panorama of mankind's development from ancient Egypt to the space age. ... First Prize, International Television Festival, Buffalo; Award of Merit, San Francisco Festival. ... Read more
In a dark void of abstract shapes, a young girl and lier red balloon meet a sinister figure Delectably animated combination of stop-motion models and drawings (AL) ... Read more
This has been described as in some ways a return by director Jean-Luc Godard to the world of Breathless — the world of outsiders, of "fringe-people Most of the film lakes place in the suburbs of Pans, and Godard and his photographers have succeeded in transforming it into a setting of ... Read more
"Chockablock with Cockney hardcases, bent coppers, kinky politicians, shadowy MI5 fixers, black radicals, a Soho sleaze merchant and a bevy of topless birds." - Eye Weekly ... Based loosely on the 1971 ‘walkie-talkie robbery' at London's Lloyd Bank, The Bank Job is a bank-heist caper of twists ... Read more
A quirky scientist in a sperm bank is in love with the nurse at the fertility clinic, but she doesn't even know he exists. In this tale of unrequited love, he takes some crazy steps just to prove his heart. The Banker is ex-pat Hattie Dalton's BAFTA-Award winning first short. --- D/S Hattie Dalton ... Read more
The films of Majid Majidi - including Children of Heaven (1999) and The Colour of Paradise (2000) - have captivated MIFF audiences. With Baran, a stand out film at Rotterdam, Toronto and New York Film Festivals, Majidi draws attention to the ongoing and current plight of illegal Afghan workers. ... Read more
Cinematic choreography created through optical processes. ... Read more
A man returns to his childhood — to the day Brazil lost the 1950 World Cup in Rio de Janeiro. Can he re-write his country's destiny? Can he save Barbosa the goalkeeper from 'becoming the man who made Brazil cry?' ... Read more
An elegant animation that shows that for the dogs of Constantinople, 1910 was a very bad year. Winner of the Palme d'Or at Cannes. ... --- ... D Serge Avédikian P Ron Dyens, Aurélia Prévieu S Serge Avédikian, Karine Mazloumian WS Sacrebleu Productions L French w/English ... Read more
Ernst Barlach-1870-1938, sculptor and poet. "His forbidding, clean and beautiful works portray the modern man in his nakedness, truth and plight." ... Read more
"I hope your balls turn to bicycle wheels and backpedal up your arse!" - Barry McKenzie ... Beer guzzling and sheila chasing are the order of the day when Barry (Barry Crocker) and his aunt Edna (Barry Humphries) fly off to Paris. Mistaken for the Queen (of course), Edna is kidnapped and destined ... Read more
Basque Ball, Skin Against Stone (La Pelota Vasca, la Piel Contra la Piedra) Spain 'This film aims to be an invitation to discussion. This film has been conceived with respect towards all opinions. This film is independent. It is due entirely to personal initiative. This film declares its solidarity ... Read more
God is on all sides, but not in Haditha. ... On 19 November 2005, US Marines retaliated to a bombing attack on one of their vehicles by massacring 24 Iraqi non-combatants - innocent men, women and children from the town of Haditha, where the bombing took place.Battle for Haditha takes a ... Read more
Portrait of a family who are not as cool as they'd like to be-even at the beach! Subtle nuance is ever present in this beautifully shot film, as family dynamics and the awkward­ness of puberty are gently examined. ... Read more
“If you opened people up, you would find landscapes. If you opened me up you would find beaches.” - Agnès Varda ... French auteur Agnès Varda (The Gleaners & I, MIFF 2001; Cléo de 5 à 7) takes an unconventional approach to film-as-memoir with this charming exploration of her own memories ... Read more
In this hilarious computer animation, directed by Glen Dunstan and produced through the Animation and Interactive Media course at RMIT, a skeletal bird in a natural history museum dreams of flying. Delusions of flight, however, come to a crashing conclusion. ... Read more
All the women he gets to know finally drop out of his life. For the rest of his life. For the rest of his days, he is haunted by the image of Beatrice. ... Read more
Arguably Denis' greatest film to date, Beau Travail is by any standard a magisterial piece of work: meditative, richly sensual—an ode to the beauty of male bodies and to the inscrutability of their passions. In adaptating Melville's classic Billy Budd, Denis and co-scenarist Fargeau transpose ... Read more
“Beaufort could be seen as a new version of All Quiet on the Western Front.” - Screen International The oppressive reality of war comes to the fore in this gripping tale of Israel's evacuation of Beaufort Castle, a fortress on a mountain in Southern Lebanon. Rather than deliver a political ... Read more
Ken Loach meets Mike Leigh" is how Variety described the hilarious Cockney working-class comedy, Beautiful Thing. Hettie Macdonald's film centres around a story of gay love in an East London housing estate—from first nervous glances to ingenious use of peppermint foot lotion" ... This ... Read more
Sibling rivalry has rarely been represented with such gusto, humour or unashamed violence as a young Mexican American girl finally decides to teach her brother - a cruel youth suffering from an irrepresible case of Texan bedhead - a lesson. (L.A.) ... Read more
Having stirred the emotions of MIFF audiences fast year with his debut feature The Hanging Garden, Thorn Fitzgerald blends documentary and fiction in an entertaining and provocative homage to 1950s muscle magazines. This Berlin Film Festival hit demonstrates his wide cinematic palette; taking on ... Read more
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