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The stark contrast between super-abundance and hunger is forcefully depicted in this short film by means of computer-assisted animation. ... Jury Prize, Cannes. Golden Hugo, Chicago. Gold Medal, Barcelona. ... Read more
Curious drama/mystery/documentary from veteran filmmaker-photographer Robert Frank. Made in the Ruhr region in winter '89, Frank was given an entirely open commission to make a film that captured the atmosphere of the region. This dark and mysterious tale of a traveller going by train and car ... Read more
A joyful tilt at the expectations that can weigh down (literally) a single working woman. Fleming points her stick figure animation at a few of life's major small moments and creates magic. ... Read more
In this satire on the double standard, a young man wants to establish a relationship with a young woman. But she says: 'Don't you realise, there is a revolution going on?' and insists on a 'one night stand'. ... Read more
Filmed during Franco-Belgian anthropological expedition of 1934-35 to Easter Island. Contains unique views of the island and islanders. Shows removal of statue by the expedition. ... Read more
“For those who like their frights highly polished and fuss-free - this is as professional and effective as minimal horror gets.” - BBC Filmmakers David Moreau and Xavier Palud make their feature debut with a no-frills - high on terror, low on blood spillage - tension builder that draws one long ... Read more
Paintings placed on a transparent flounce surface turn to the right as their mirror-images disappear to the left of the screen. As they meet in the middle, they form a collage of more or less recognisable elements ... that can be assembled with imagination Into a story. ... Read more
A modern ethnological documentary of a journey through Africa with commentaries by psychiatrist Dr Nakang Na Nbog and traditional healer Yol Yol. The ontological and imperial conflicts of western intellectualism and traditional cultures are brought into sharp focus. ... Read more
This sensitive study of the filmmaker's grand­mother who has Alzheimers disease, explores the nature of time and memory. The tyranny of memory loss means that she, an accomplished portrait artist, can draw her grandchild's face without recognizing it from one moment to the next. Without a short ... Read more
In the Pit won the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival. Mexico City, one of the world's most populous urban centres, bustles daily with over three million cars, travelling in and out and all over its metropolis. Between 2003 and 2005, crews of construction workers were dealt the task of ... Read more
In this small town, the home of the Turkin family is regarded as something of a source of culture. Dmitri Ionych Startsev, the local doctor, is a frequent visitor. He is devoted to Katya, young daughter of the Turkins, but she refuses his proposal of marriage and departs from the province. Startsev ... Read more
An old man buys a tin of instant sex at a supermarket with horrendous results! ... Read more
In a mysterious netherworld, a group of people, including Holocaust survivor and underground casino owner Sam (Max Von Sydow), and his right-hand man, bank robber Federico, possess the gift of being uncommonly lucky. When Federico decides to break away from his boss, Sam strips him of his 'gift' ... Read more
”Briefly stated, the theme of Intolerance is the emotional basis of history - or more specifically, intolerance is the cause of wars and is a prime mover of the World in all ages.” ... This ambitious theme D. W. Griffith brought to the screen in the most immense film of all time, through the ... Read more
[Iron Island] is a moving but tragic story of those whose ignorance leads them to trust others who would abuse their trust in return. It is undoubtedly a parable of the rhythms and constraints of lives lived under despotic rule. This remarkable, almost surreal film screened in Directors' Fortnight ... Read more
Four women and a blind man take a trip. By playing the home movie in slow motion and by adding an imaginary sound to it we enter an alien age. ... Read more
A sad song with an Irish accent. A tear jerker set In the midst of parody. ... Read more
Léon has a novel approach to conflict resolution: when his parents fight, he sets the house on fire. ... In the technicolour summer of 1968, ten-year-old Léon is raising hell in his own small corner of Québec. Theft, vandalism, random acts of arson and a series of self-inflicted ... Read more
A brilliant yet nervous man, Max Cohen (Sean Gullette) is on the verge of the most important discovery of his life - a 216-digit number which would solve the mysteries of life. As Max verges on a solution, chaos swallows the world around him and he is plagued by crippling headaches and ... Read more
At 23, Josef Fares is one of the youngest talents to emerges from the the Swedish filmaking scene. Jalla! Jalla! is his debut film, is a charming comedy in which love, sex and cultural differences play leading roles. Mans and Roro are in their 20s and best friends. They both work for the park ... Read more
Jandek on Corwood USA The musician known only as Jandek has never played live, was interviewed once'over the phone'and only one person claims to have ever met him, and she's not sure. He has released 35 albums in 25 years. The music is agonised, confessional, unschooled, deeply personal and ... Read more
This film was shot over four days during the making of Straub-Huillet's Class Relations, in which Farocki was involved as an actor. The Straubs' literary reference was Franz Kafka's Amerika and their pilot project towards It En Rachachant was shown in last year's Alternatives section. ... Given the ... Read more
Winner of the Camera d'Or and the Young Critics' prize at this year's Cannes Film Festival. In this comic and often magical ensemble piece, four characters in Tel Aviv, touched by loneliness, are looking for some kind of connection, however tenuous. There is Batya who has little more than a leaky ... Read more
Since the dawn of time, man has longed to fly. This film, using the symbolic language of ballet, shows the history of aviation with particular em¬phasis on the principles and construction of jet aircraft. Jet received an Award of Merit from the San Francisco Festival. ... Read more
“Do you ever feel weird about me, your weird son?” Nine year-old Joshua, the well-mannered and highly intelligent son of affluent Manhattan parents (Sam Rockwell and Vera Famiga), has a new baby sister. But her arrival is having an unsettling effect. For no apparent reason, the baby won't stop ... Read more
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