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The casual cruelty of parenthood meets with the nonchalance of youth. This is Andresson at work in the social milieu in which he excels. ... Not in competition ... --- D/P/S Roy Andersson WS Swedish Film Institute L Swedish w/English subtitles TD 16mm/1967 ... Read more
A lonely woman who lives with her daughter in disconnected silence sews herself a new man from discarded rags. His presence exacerbates tension in the mother-daughter relationship. An unconventional drama of lonliness and redemption. ... D Paul Andersen S Rachel Bowen P Sacha Rodriguez, Miranda ... Read more
Using photo-animation techniques, this publicity film advertises Shell petrols that contain I.C.A. ... Read more
A young man attempts to keep his father in hospital happy, even if it means breaking all the rules. ... Read more
This witty collection of vignettes profiles a city and some of the people that can be found there. A combination of a quirky shooting style and a discordant sound track effectively con­denses a variety of mood and texture into three minutes. ... Read more
Of the legendary relationship between Gertrude Stein and Alice Boyd Toklas, Thornton Wilder, wrote that "Alice was merely the dragon protecting the treasure." Waiting for the Moon develops from the entwined myths of these two women, a gentle but dynamic portrait of their genius. Portrait is the ... Read more
Wakefield Express was commissioned to celebrate the newspaper's fiftieth anniversary. It tells something of the history and the current operation of the paper and devotes itself to the subjects which occupy the reporters on the "Express" and its associated newspapers: the communal life of a group ... Read more
The story of a troubled teenager, his brother, a young, striving stand-up comedian, and his brother's friend and mentor - an aging and forgotten vaudevillian. The story is about alcoholism, but also about youth and aging, "making it" and failing, about taking responsibility for oneself and a ... Read more
Wallace and Gromit make a welcome return to the screen in these wonderful new Aardman creations. Wallace, presenting his ten latest inventions, is at his inspired, creative and incompetent best, and the sardonic Gromit is right to be wary. Contraptions include The Bully Proof Vest, The 525 ... Read more
A lifelong bond between a teenage boy and his dog is coming to an end. Bottled up, his grief becomes a wall that sits between him and the people that he loves. Staying strong can be hard, especially when you're losing your best friend. ... ---D/S Amy Gebhardt P Donna Sennett WS Australian Film ... Read more
A lyrical clip based on a romantic poem by Novalis (1800) With music by Beethoven it brings us closer to the world of death. ... Read more
Images of couples dancing in the park. A voice speaks a tent by Novalis — an exhortation to love Romantic dance images mix with the macabre to motivate the contents of the Novalis message. ... Read more
Wanda is a nowhere person in a nowhere world: one who lets events and circumstances pick her up and carry her along unprotesting, to be deposited at random at whatever bend or turn in the road fate may deem opportune. ... She has no glamour, is unintelligent and incompetent, yet her rootless ... Read more
War Hunt is about a war-lover, a man for whom war is not hell, but home. It is set in the bleak, blasted terrain of Korea, a few months prior to the cease-fire. As one of the soldiers remarks, "Its a funny kind of war", and it is presented as such, with propaganda loud speakers booming words and ... Read more
Although War Story is in some respects an intensely personal videotape, it is true to say that my task would have been impossible without the practical assistance and advice offered by others I can only plead that without, Sands of Iwo Jima, The Big Red One, The Longest Day, Platoon, Das Boat ... Read more
A stirring comedy about one man's memories of wartime life, revealing the astonishing resilience of ordinary people in the face of Hitler, subsidence and a deaf coalman. Essential Aardman, from the Lip Synch series. ... Read more
A stirring story from the second World War. Narrator, Bill, speaks out frankly about the bombing and the plumbing, revealing the astonishing resilience of ordinary people in the face of Hitler, subsistence and a deaf coalman! ... Read more
War Zone tackles head-on the everyday issue of the public harassment of women. Shot throughout the USA, filmmaker Maggie Hadleigh-West turns the camera on men in the same way that they turn their sexual aggression on her. She places herself in very real danger by asking men on the streets why they ... Read more
The intense atmosphere generated by members of an orchestra in the last five minutes before going on stage. The film makes an analogy between the mechanics of the human body and that of musical instruments. The instruments seem as equally alive as their players—only the performance they are ... Read more
In Southern Lebanon, beneath a crumbling crusader fortress, Beaufort Castle marks a spot that has seen hundreds of years of conflict. Beaufort was held by Israel from the early 80s with the last Israeli forces pulled out in 2000. Although the fort was subjected to a barrage of Hezbollah rockets ... Read more
Using watercolours, this animation takes us through a series of landscapes and seasons, exploring horizons and what lies beyond them. ... Read more
Wellington's headquarters still stand m the peaceful village of Waterloo; Napoleon's army tent, swords, flags are on display in the museum where visitors are shepherded past wax figures, paintings, firearms, and even skeletons collected from the fields. The camera takes in the silent, brooding ... Read more
Combines a series of impressions of the Thames from the mouth up to Kingston with a straightforward view of the daily routine of the Port. In the factual passages part of the commentary is spoken by a dockmaster and a docker; for the rest, the commentary takes the form of a poeticized prose. ... Read more
A film by veteran Australian ethnographic filmmaker about the outstatlon, or clan homeland movement throughout northern and central Australia. Two centres are closely examined. ... Yirrkala, in north-eastern Arnhem Land, a resource centre on the doorstep of a massive Cove bauxite mine, and ... Read more
Shot at their convention at Standing Rock, this documentary shows the struggle of American Indians for their rights. ... Read more
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