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Long regarded as North Africa's leading film critic, Ferid Boughedir must now be considered one of the region's leading filmmakers on the basis of this, his first feature, which has already collected a swag of international awards and enjoyed enormous popular success in Tunisia and France. ... The ... Read more
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Here is a non-Shakespearian version of Hamlet, drawn from a Danish history recorded by Saxo Grammaticus in the 12th century, and containing characterization and incident not found in any other source. ... The film exemplifies the economy of action which characterized the Golden Era of Danish film ... Read more
This film shows the work of Robert Adam, the Scottish architect of the 18th century. His designs were mostly inspired by Ancient Rome and Greece, having spent several years of his youth studying these styles in Italy. ... Read more
Hand of Fate is a visually ravishing film portrait of six diverse individuals from across the globe, who have been given the gift and burden of being able into see the future. Told in their own words, their stories are at once exotic, intimate and shocking. From the banks of the Ganges River in ... Read more
The handicapped experience the difficulties of living together in an extreme form. This film shows four of them in the attempt to overcome their greatest handicap: human isolation. Together with unhandicapped persons, they discuss their problems in a group, experience encounters and search together ... Read more
The film uses painting and design to speak out against the silence of people in the face of evil. ... Silver Sail, Locarno Festival; Silver Medal, San Franciso Festival. ... Read more
“Puts the ‘grim' in Grimm.” - Variety ... After a distracted Eun-Soo plows his car into the forest, the helping hand of a small girl guiding him to the warmth of the House of Happy Children seems like a godsend. But as the warmth turns to chill, Eun-Soo discovers the dark secret of the ... Read more
Greek director, Pantelis Voulgaris, who made The Engagement of Anna in 1972, was afterwards imprisoned by the military junta on the island of Makronissos. During the Civil War following the Second World War, the island was used as a prison camp, holding eighty thousand Greeks. Nearly all of them ... Read more
An early BBC work, Hard Labour continues the understated, downbeat style of Bleak Moments in what may be Leigh's most poignant portrait, that of a middle-aged working class woman whose life is a never-ending grind of housework; either for her grumbling, thankless husband or the equally thankless ... Read more
An account of the 680 miles Sydney-Hobart yacht race. Covering the race, from the preparation and start on Sydney Harbour to its finish, the camera travels with the yachts and reports the conditions encountered at sea. (Documentary.) ... Read more
A coverage of the Sydney-Hobart yacht race, following one boat through the race culminating in the celebrations in Hobart. ... Read more
Harry Munter is a dreamy, precocious youth. He's also rather a genius, having invented some kind of electronic equipment which has come to the notice of an American company. ... Last year Harry went through the process of acquiring book knowledge. Now he's learning about life and death. And ... Read more
Haile Genma, an Ethiopian-born director, returned to his country to make this film in 1974, just before the fall of Haile Selassie Harvest is a dramatised documentary account of the struggle for survival of a peasant family on a rich landowner s farm The story painstakingly mirrors the bleak lives ... Read more
The setting is Cornwall, where an abandoned tin mine is about to be reopened. Old Captain Tregellis, whose boyhood friend was killed in a mining disaster there at the turn of the century, warns against reopening the "devil's mine". When the ghost-boy appears to one of the children he too warns of ... Read more
The Hawk is Dying screened as part of Director's Fortnight at this year's Cannes Film Festival. Character actor of the moment Paul Giamatti (Sideways, Cinderella Man) turns in another consummate performance in The Hawk is Dying, based on the 1973 novel by Southern writer Harry Crews. Giamatti plays ... Read more
On Polish national day, 1968, Ryszard Siwiec self immolated in front of thousands of people in a Warsaw stadium. He was protesting the invasion of Czechoslovakia by Warsaw Pact forces. The world remained silent; his name or deed received no front-page coverage. This moving documentary is the story ... Read more
This film is concerned with the problems of drinking and driving and shows what happens to two young people who mix the two. ... Read more
Some people will pay for anything, and at Heartbreak Motel everything is on offer. Stars local comedian Darren Casey. World premiere --- D/P/S Aaron McLoughlin TD digibeta/2007/7mins ... Read more
Boegel parodies the hero by imitating Bowie. His appearance evokes the image of the pop star which he clearly is not. A woman's fate is ... projected behind him. As the number progresses, more and more white fluid escapes from her mouth. ... Read more
“Blessed with an intense sympathy for his vulnerable characters, Lee [Kang-sheng] confidently combines social themes of poignant authenticity with striking visual elements.” - Toronto International Film Festival ... Lee Kang-sheng (The Missing, MIFF 2004), steps in front of and behind the ... Read more
A silent view of six women and their interaction with the camera, showing how the camera's presence always creates an inauthentic moment. ... --- ... D/P/S Friedl vom Gröller WS SixPackFilm L no dialogue TD 16mm/2009 ... --- ... D/P/S Friedl vom Gröller WS SixPackFilm L no dialogue TD 16mm/2009 ... Read more
... ... It will be a pity if Henry Portrait of a Serial Killer comes to be known for the controversy it has sparked rather than its qualities as a piece of filmmaking. As Caryn James in The New York Tunes remarked, "It is profoundly disturbing, even more for the questions it rais­es about the ... Read more
She is 17 years old and Polish. He's 40, African and married. He is also a wealthy, powerful pimp. They speak over the car-phone. She proposes that she come and work for him He accepts ... Read more
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