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An introduction to the fabulous world of fine art. The drama of the salesroom, the hunt for new masterpieces, the assiduous cultivation of top clients are seen as we follow the chairman of Sothebys about his business with hidden cameras and concealed microphones. ... Read more
Twenty years of painstaking research has now unveiled the time, the environment, the climate, the habitation and the cultural setting of the Man of Tautavel. The Tautavel Grotto in France is an extraordinary relic of human prehistory. This film presents a fascinating account of the latest ... Read more
Maiquel just wants a quiet, normal life. This simple plan goes out the window when he loses a soccer bet and has to dye his hair blonde. Cruelly teased by a much-loathed neighbourhood drug dealer, Maiquel snaps and shoots the man. Suddenly he is a folk hero, a protector of the meek, even endorsed ... Read more
The Man Who Loved Women is the second film of François Truffaut to be presented at this year's festival. It demonstrates a quite different aspect of the directorial personality of this most remarkable of modern French directors. ... The film centres on the life of Bertrand Morane, a well-off ... Read more
Resurrected after 25 years in Frank Sinatra's vaults John Frankenheimer's long-suppressed political satire still stimulates audiences with its verve, dash and morally pointed wit. ... Contrary to rumours of neo-Republican, ex-Democrat Sinatra's ideological motivations for withholding exhibition ... Read more
The scene is set: we meet three youngsters; one of ihem finds an old testament, another takes 'Das Kapital' from a corpse; both of them come under the spell of the varied teachings of these books, while the third boy, a young nobleman, is brought up in a religious atmosphere. When we meet them some ... Read more
A narrative about an old abandoned mattress found in a vacant lot, based on a poem by Aaron Kramer. ... Read more
In Thaddeus Grimm's comic strip factory, there is no rest for the funny. Then, one miser­able day, the Midas Touch company sends downtrodden cartoonist Archibald Scoggins a pen to change lives. Scoggins thinks he has fantasyland made but, as they say, th-that's not all folks... (SB) ... Read more
A non-narrative film filled with stunning and memorable images. It is an evocative filmic journey. ... Read more
Painting on glass subtly animates to transform one etching-like image to another as an illustration of a little girl's train of thought. Curiosity impels her to discover and explore the source of her imagination or creative faculty, which materialises as an actual place in the animated landscapes ... Read more
II caso Moro examines the kidnapping, capture and killing of Italian Christian Democrat leader Aldo Moro in fine detail with the benefit of historical hindsight. Based on Robert Katz's documentary book Days Of Wrath, the film finds no new or startling evidence that could solve the mysteries ... Read more
On a hot, summer afternoon, in a housing estate, a young girl is bored. Her mother's ignoring her. And even her dog won't play. But outside, in a field near a freeway, she meets a stranger. Someone who understands. Selected for Official Competition at Cannes 2003. ... Read more
In a well crafted and compact piece of filmmaking. The Mule takes a slice out of a drug runner's most crucial and stressful moment as he passes from one side of the Mexican border to another. Rich in atmosphere character study and form exploration. The Mule is a short but intense filmic journey (JS) Read more
Reality and fiction become confused In this short narrative as I airy panics after an argument with his girlfriend. Special lighting effects and a strong sound track help us enter the mind of a man under stress. ... Read more
Faith, conscience and evil lie at the very heart of Volker Schloendorff's masterly new film, [The Ninth Day]. Based on a true story, this measured and deeply compelling film explores one of the most morally bankrupt moments of modern history. Kremer (Ulrich Matthes) is a young Catholic priest ... Read more
Abel, who lives in Quebec, goes to France in search of ancestors, friends and lovers. He travels from Paris to Marseilles, seeking to establish the roots of his own French-Canadian culture. He wanders through museums and art galleries, remarking that it is all like a vast picture post-card, but he ... Read more
A film of a poem by Philip Larkin, a meditation on growing old and facing our mortality. A suitably nasal Bob Geldof evokes a mixture of fear, disgust and compassion as the 'lighted rooms' begin to dim. A very effective mixture of rotoscope and traditional animation. ... Read more
Based on a traditional Jewish song , the film describes a chain of events, each element presented being over powered by it's successor's: the kid is eaten by the cat, the cat is attacked by the dog etc. The climax comes with the appearance of man whose death end the chain. ... Read more
Lin Tse Hsu was the Chinese hero of the opium war of 1840. Driven on by easy money, traders and some irresponsible missionaries flooded the Chinese towns with this drug. ... The Manchu court was forced to send Lin Tse Hsu as governor of Canton, to put a stop to the trade, but with the threat of ... Read more
A parody of that film genre whose purpose is the depiction of sexual violence upon captive women. The Order, contrary to the films it satirizes, results in 'order out of chaos', as the victim rises above her precarious situation. ... Read more
A young boy, Daniel, rushes to school to meet up with his girlfriend, Maly. Unfortunately, he is confronted by Maly's older brother, Ronen, who has his own grievances with Daniel. Daniel solves his dilemma in an ingenious manner. ... Read more
Made for television, "The Outcast" is another variant of the (white) South African genre of passionate family conflict and ... test of masculine prowess played against a background of natural beauty. ... This story of three brothers, all of whom "live by the axe", is set deep in the Knysna rain ... Read more
This animated film illustrates the Eskimo fable about the tragicomical love story of an owl and a goose. ... Read more
This is the story of Hans, whose life was ruined by five women. ... His mother forces him to continue his high school education, forbidding him to learn an honest trade, which he always wanted. He joins the Foreign Legion, returns, becomes a policeman. His career in the force is ruined when a ... Read more
Inspired by the beheading-cum-abduction of renowned Danish tourist attraction The Little Mermaid, the film's protagonist, Julius, attempts to emulate history. He concocts an elaborate plan but it goes awry when he is unwittingly thrust into the limelight. ... Read more
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