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The legend of Orpheus and Euridice is retold in this animated film. ... Read more
Chris Doyle is an Australian expatriate cinematographer who left Australia in the 1970s and has been based in Hong Kong for the last 20 years. He is best known for his cinematography in Wong Kar-Wai's urban tales, Chungking Express, Happy Together, Fallen Angels and most recently In The Mood For ... Read more
A famous French documentary director has chosen to match his talents with those of a powerful subject who talks on his youth, his formative years, his life and work. Reichenbach on Welles on Welles, one might say. ... These recollections help to explain something of the creative processes of film ... Read more
Ostriches in South Africa against their natural surroundings; details of foot movements, the birds en masse, the hen bird and eggs, the newly-hatched chicks. ... Read more
Annie Griffin begins with a photograph of her family taken in the squeaky clean 50s it is a clas­sic all American line-up, a beaming mother and father and five cute children Griffin takes each of these faces and one by one interrogates them with those awkward questions wed all love to ask of ... Read more
A compelling exposition of master sculptor Anselm Kiefer's manufactured landscapes. ... Directed by Sophie Fiennes (The Perverts Guide to Cinema, MIFF 06) and produced by Kees Kasander (Fish Tank, MIFF 09) this production is a creative journey into the soul of German artist Anselm Kiefer. A giant ... Read more
Photos taken at Cannes are transformed into a collection of blurred silhouettes, grey streaks and iconoclasm where perfection usually reigns. ... --- ... D/P/S Siegfried A. Fruhauf WS SixPackFilm L no dialogue TD 35mm/2009 ... --- ... D/P/S Siegfried A. Fruhauf WS SixPackFilm L no dialogue TD ... Read more
Hakemzadeh is commissioned by the Ministry of Culture to travel with a mobile open-ait cinema through the mountainous green north of Iran. Trekking from one remote spot to the next, traveling with his young son, Hakemzadeh finds himself in an isolated village where people have never seen a film ... Read more
Three children were slain and dismembered in an Arkansas backwater in May, 1993 Three teenagers were convicted for the crime and sentenced to punishments ranging from life imprisonment to death. Cut and dried, except that along the way crucial evidence was 'lost' by police, confessions were ... Read more
Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky. the team behind the astonishing documentary Brother's Keeper (MIFF1992). have turned their lens on the American obsession with multiple murder Paradise Lost uncovers the kind of small-town nightmare that is the documentary film maker's dream. Their dark journey ... Read more
“A loopy series of character studies, centered on a woman with writer's block and a younger one who benignly stalks her.” - Variety ... Suffering from a severe case of writer's block and frequent bouts of somnambulism (including recurring sleep-baking), novelist Celimene (Chiara Mastroianni) ... Read more
,p>A knight rides alone through a forest in the early morning. He travels fully armed, but incognito. He comes to a river, guarded by another knight, also anonymous, who challenges his right of way. They fight; and by evening, they have killed each other. They might have been brothers. ... Read more
A chilling Hungarian adaptation of The Postman Always Rings Twice. Deeply grained monochrome images combine with a seething undercurrent of sex and murderous plotting to create a dark and sinister atmosphere. Lust and betray­al build to a horrifying climax, familiar from previous ver­sions ... Read more
Cinema, the projection of our dreams, desires and nightmares, has always been a fertile subject for psychoanalysis. In his freewheeling and endlessly amusing signature style, world famous philosopher, culture theoretician and mad cinema buff Slavoj Zizek takes psychoanalysis on a ride through some ... Read more
Milos Forman's first feature-film has as its theme the trials and tribulations of a young boy: his first love, his relations with the adult world, his parents and the people with whom he comes in contact at work. His job in a shop is to see thai customers do not "abscntniindcdly slip goods into ... Read more
A cartoon-kaleidoscope, created with pre-movie techniques. ... Read more
A cross between Cops and a seedy pulp novella, this 'action-based reality short' is a stylish, entertaining and insightful portrait of a modern private investigator, whose stomping ground is the mean streets of NYC. Directed by Monica Sharf, this noir-esque documentary accompanies Dempster and his ... Read more
“One of the best films about the world of modelling and an honest portrayal of an industry built on artifice.” - Guardian ... After tagging along with his partner, model Sara Ziff, to photo shoots and castings, Ole Schell saw the makings of a film - a visual diary of Sara's experiences within ... Read more
A splendid account of the life of Warhol starlet Brigid Berlin, daughter to the Hearst Corporation empire. Expected to follow in her parents footsteps and lead a perfect life, Brigid rebelled continually, eloped with a gay window dresser and spent her inheritance in one summer. Her association with ... Read more
A couple making love in one room whilst Grandmother makes trouble with a power drill in the other. Not much in itself but the film is refreshingly irreverent in its style and the humour is original and unexpected (although possibly a little cheap in places). A funky, fun film. Handcuffs, condoms ... Read more
The basic theme of PLAYBOY is that of voyeurism and violence ... exploiting them in such a way that certain humorous elements are ... brought to the fore. By not using any self-made footage but carefully ... choosing certain visual cliches such as an angst ridden face or an ... anticipating female ... Read more
Three generations of New York women confront the complexities of everyday life in this existential film from Nicole Holofcener (Lovely & Amazing, Friends with Money). ... Kate (Catherine Keener) and Alex (Oliver Platt) are married Manhattanites living comfortably off of their vintage store, from ... Read more
A reflective essay on the imposition of meretricious images upon landscape Narrative as a state of mind; landscape as an ice cream sundae. From the beach at Nice, to St Kilda Esplanade Selected for competition, Cannes 1988. ... Read more
Ruth Lingford is one of England's most respected and acknowledged independent animators. This, her latest film, is also her most powerful. Devised in collaboration with the English novelist, Sara Maitland, this short is an ancient tale retold, about a city under siege and the terrible action taken ... Read more
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