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Two undertakers maintain their solemn countenance in spite of the obstacles confronting them. Australian premiere. --- D/S Smith and Foulkes P/WS Nexus Productions TD DigiBeta/2007/8mins ... Read more
Tomoyuki Furumaya's first feature is quite unlike other recent Japanese movies about teenagers. For one thing, its about romantic longings rather than sex. For another, its tone is sensual rather than sappy. For yet another, its setting is rural rather than urban (it was shot in Yamanashi ... Read more
During the war of 1914, the Princess de Bormes organises an ambulance service to the front. She is aided by the young Thomas de Fontenoy, who manages to get the necessary authorisations on account of his alleged relationship to the general of the same name. After a couple of trips, during which ... Read more
East Germany 1961, the wall has gone up. Out in the country a young boy notices that the village postman, a very unsporty gentleman, has suddenly started running as a hobby. Stop watches, binoculars and trains— what are these two up to? Screened in Aspen. ... Read more
One of the most visually inventive films on art. By the combined movements of statue, camera, and background, a view of the entire work and then close-ups, the development of an idea from a drawing to a finished work, the film gives a curious kind of semi-existence to Thoryaldsen's somewhat frigid ... Read more
Four Melbourne artists and filmmakers known as Arf Arf have made a truly original film based on their work in sound poetry and visual gesticulation using a variety of experimental film techniques, the images intertwining with threads of voice. English sound poetry group Koncrete Kanticle appear ... Read more
New Age shamanism. Fire walking. Tantric sex. An Australian rugby coach. ... Every year Angsbacka, an idyllic lakeside forest in the north of Sweden, becomes a gathering point for people seeking spiritual fulfilment. At the No Mind Festival participants throw their material desires to the wind in ... Read more
It's often said that 'three's a crowd", however three elements, three legs (tripod) three angles etc. offer the lowest common standard of stability. ... Three - The Passenger (trailer) ; My Son is Back from Vietnam (but spent 15 years behind sunglasses) and, The Trip (heaven's in the back seat, the ... Read more
Seventeen of our finest creative talents take on the bestselling short story collection in Australian history: Tim Winton's The Turning. ... In The Turning, Tim Winton turned his peerless eye for the quiet struggles of everyday life upon the seaside town of Angelus, Western Australia. Across three ... Read more
To Shoot a Mad Dog is an insight into the making of Philippe Mora's Mad Dog Morgan, which features Dennis Hopper at his manic worst/best.Screens with Long Weekend.---D/P David Elfick TD 16mm/1976/26mins ... Read more
A report on the human rights situation and the conditions of political prisoners in Chile since the coup in 1973, featuring personal accounts from two women ex-prisoners and fresh documentary material on the coup and its aftermath. ... Anonymously made by a group of North and South American ... Read more
A clay animation portrait of a woman who is unable to make up her mind about who she really is or wants to be. ... First Prize for First Film, International Animated Film Festival. ... Read more
TOLL OF THE SEA complements the screening at this year's festival of BECKY SHARP, the cinema's first three-colour::.;..: Technicolor feature. TOLL OF THE SEA is the first two-colour Technicolor feature, and the latest restoration success from the Film Archives at the University of Southern ... Read more
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Michael is 17 years old, Angela is 16; they are travellers. They are Irish tinkers, reluctantly married to each other. When they are sent to the north of Ireland to buy radios and other goods for smuggling into the "Free State", they are thrown into intimate contact with each other for the first ... Read more
Gabriel, a composer struggling to make a living in New York, is picked up on the subway one night by Mark, a hunky go-go dancer Adonis from the local cruise joint. The trouble is, the two of them can't find a place to bed down for the night. As they search for a suitable venue, Jim Falls wonderful ... Read more
An essay film which explores questions of national identity as constructed by critical views of Irish history on one hand, and the new formulations of national identity for Ireland in the interests of multinational capital on the other. The film works around an observation sequence at a business ... Read more
Australian actress Rachel Griffiths proves that she can create magic from either side of the camera. Tulip is the story of William, a man who has just lost his wife of 45 years, and his relationship to his wife's cow, Tulip. William tries to adjust to life alone but first he must solve the dilemma ... Read more
After Ruth's father forces her to wear a dress, instead of her usual jeans and Doc Martens, a deeply buried memory begins to surface - her father's sexual abuse of her. ... In the absense of her mother who is away on a journalistic assignment, Ruth burns the dress and leaves home. ... She travels ... Read more
In this film, Truffaut turned to a love story by the author of "Jules et Jim", about a triangle again, but this time of two English girls and a Frenchman whom they nickname "The Continent". ... Claude, the hero of the film, meets the elder sister, Anne, first, when she is studying sculpture in ... Read more
Paul and Rene, two men in their forties. weary with life. One. a widower, has a 23 year-old daughter who hopes to become an actress The other is divorced and pays alimony to his ex-wife. ... They live together, go on vacations together. This last vacation has been a washout and so is their return ... Read more
Two short Bob Godfrey cartoons on the general theme of man's inability to communicate with his fellows. ... In Masks, the hypocrisy of human pretence is illustrated by comically using some well-known paintings. ... Happenings is about an idler who speculates why things happen to everyone else, but ... Read more
Mark Dornford-May's [U-Carmen Ekhayelitsha] was awarded the Golden Bear at Berlin this year. It is based on Georges Bizet's [Carmen] (1875), one of the most popular operas in musical history. Merimee wrote the novella that inspired Bizet - a story fuelled by love, jealously, revenge, erotic ... Read more
A patient journey to the heart of the ancient Central Asian steppe where one man is hunting for treasure. But perhaps he's also trying to save his soul… Driven by a mysterious force, a Parisian teacher heads east. When his car breaks down in Kazakhstan, he decides to continue on foot ... Read more
The film presents the reveries of a man travelling on an underground train, stimulated by the sights rushing past and the faintly disquieting atmosphere of the night. ... Read more
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