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The Personals is a cleverly constructed, ironic comedy of manners that's exceptionally accessible to western audiences without compromising its identity. A sleeper hit at Cannes 1999, the film involves Wu, a pret­ty but far from glamourous woman in her early 30s. A comfortably off ... Read more
“A charming indie title, suffused with the spirit of the French New Wave of the early sixties and possessed of a quirky likeability.” - Screen InternationalFrom 24-year-old newcomer Josh Safdie comes a free-flying, whimsical play-date with ever-curious Eléonore. Infused with ... Read more
This animated film, a 'souvenir of the Thirties', tells the curious story of a struggle between a devil and an angel. ... Read more
Les Princes is an exceptional first feature by someone who never expected to be allowed to make a film. "I must thank the French system which makes an allocation of money on the basis of the script and you don't have to show up until much later, when, even if they don't like you, it's too late!" ... Read more
A touching look at a one-parent family and a trip on Sydney's monorail thrown in. ... Read more
Some of the advanced scientific research now taking place at Cambridge is shown along with the lighter side of life there, such as a May Ball, the"Bump" Races, etc. The delightful architectural setting of the town and the graceful countryside are also vividly portrayed. ... Read more
Three minutes and 3664 subliminal frames of other films cut out and stuck together by the filmmaker during his days as a projectionist. ... --- ... D/P/S Johann Lurf WS SixPackFilm L no dialogue TD 35mm/2009 ... --- ... D/P/S Johann Lurf WS SixPackFilm L no dialogue TD 35mm/2009 ... Read more
Warning: This film may enchant you. It is about an evil little general who can neither read nor write; it s also about an old man who discovers a new form of table-top publishing and about the conversion of a telescope to peaceful purposes. ... Read more
Emily Sprod is a vigorously amorous lady who emerges from a sculptor's block and pursues her creator. ... Read more
A satirical love story. ... Read more
In December, 1954, "Sovietskaya Kultura" published a now famous article by Michael Romm, one of the Soviet Union's most prominent film producers. After discussing plans for the increase of production from sixty to one hundred and fifty films a year, he showed how bureaucracy was throttling creative ... Read more
When the Saints go marchin' in . . . they do so to a swinging, animated dance of death. ... Read more
A documentary drama covering the events immediately following the assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan on March 31,1981. The film is a re-creation with the actual doctors and nurses and others who were part of the effort to save his life through that day and into the night. ... Read more
British Transport Films used spare lengths of film to record the varied daily lives of their neighbours as seen from the roof of their building in London's Marylebone. The late Ralph Vaughan Williams, whose music is used as an accompaniment to the film, was a friend and neighbour of the Unit. ... Read more
The tale of a man who needs a screw to fix his wood cabinet. His pursuit takes him upon a labyrinthine journey through improbable department stores, right to the top of the screw-making bureaucracy. A hilarious satirical tale aimed squarely at the maelstrom of consumerism and turgid anonymity of ... Read more
John Ford's timeless saga of revenge with John Wayne, Vera Miles and Natalie Wood, is unquestionably one of the greatest of all Westerns, and Ethan Edwards is arguably the performance of John Wayne's life. The Searchers completely transforms the notion of the 'revisionist' Western, for what exactly ... Read more
Based on a Jorge Luis Borges story, the film tells about the fate of an author, Jaromir Hladik, who is sentenced to death by the Nazis. His request to them to complete his unfinished play, 'The Enemies', is refused. Then, in his cell, Hladik has a dream... ... Read more
It will come as a surprise to most filmgoers to realise that this Australian feature was made in 1919 just three years after Intolerance in America. Scenes from The Sentimental Bloke, a straight interpretation of the poem by C. J. Dennis, are presented with feeling and simplicity, extracts from the ... Read more
The Sentimental Bloke was the high point of Australian cinema for more than half a century, and is still one of the most appealing films made anywhere in the world before 1920. Although it is the usual things to credit this achievement to Raymond Longford, the film's director and (part) ... Read more
A science fiction film about an American tourist in Paris, who becomes obsessed with the idea that he is turning into a Japanese. ... Read more
A very lively record of children miming, to music an imaginary shirt factory production line. ... Read more
Khorshid is a ten year old blind boy who lives alone with his mother. He uses his exceptional hearing to bring extra cash into a needy household that subsists on his mother's fishing. Khorshid employs his gift as a tuner of traditional musical instruments, but, like most boys of his age he is ... Read more
The Abbe Serge Mouret, a chaste and pious young priest, devoting himself to the exhausting labours of his calling, succumbs to ill-health. A chance meeting with his uncle, Dr. Pascal, brings the Abbe briefly into contact with an old eccentric, Jeanbenaut, an unbeliever, and Albine, a beautiful girl ... Read more
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A stone is a stone is a stone. ... Read more
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