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“What is there left to be against? All we want is to have fun.”Faced with having to teach autocracy for project week to a class full of disaffected youth, a high-school teacher decides to turn his classroom into a microcosm of a dictatorship, employing drill-sergeant tactics, matching uniforms ... Read more
A sheep herd, so large that it appears to have a life and movement of its own, is mustered amid the attractive scenery of New Zealand's Southern Alps. ... Read more
Celebrated auteur Tsai Ming-liang returns to MIFF with his daring [The Wayward Cloud], which won the Fipresci and Silver Bear at Berlin, 2005. Loneliness and disconnection are at the heart of the film, underscored by the radically pared back dialogue. Here, Tsai picks up the threads of his [What ... Read more
""Given the current state of agriculture in the world, it could feed12 billion people... or to put it another way: any child who dies of starvation today is in fact murdered."" - Jean Ziegler, UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food ... Over 300,000 hectares in Latin America are dedicated to ... Read more
A human being of an older generation in today's environment. A farmer's wife. 63 years old, somewhere in France, makes up her mind about her past life and the future existence of others. Today's situation in European agriculture shows that many workers in this field, find themselves in an open air ... Read more
Faith in the survival of the Jewish people is expressed wilh the use of a few candles and a telling soundtrack in this brief symbolic film. ... Read more
July 20th, 1969. The entire planet is fixed on the Apollo XI. This is an accepted story, but there are lesser known details of July 20th, 1969, which no-one has ever talked about: the story of Marie-Andree Chevalier. First contraceptive pill, first night out with a boy. Ifs bye-bye childhood and ... Read more
It's been said that there were three ' sparks ' of goodness among the evil of the Holocaust that of an individual, of a community and of a country. The individual was Raoul Wallenberg, the country was Denmark and the community was Le Chambon, France. ... While many know the stories of Wallenberg ... Read more
The cinematic gaze meets the eye of the private sphere head on, in complete silence and black and white. ... --- ... 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
Mistrust, a missing person and a floating dressmaker's dummy dominate the weekend of five Beijing friends who spend a summer weekend on the banks of the Yangzhe. Yudong, away from his wife's gaze, is stirred at the arrival of high-school sweetheart Jin Xiao-Bei. The appearance of said dummy, with a ... Read more
"Went With the Wind" tells the story of Margaret Mitchell, the well-known author of the unforgettable romance "Gone ... with the Wind", from her childhood until her days of glory, satirising Hollywood's greatest production of all times. ... Read more
A gangland thriller set against the violence and corruption of New York's Korea Town.John is a young American-born Korean attorney fresh from college and trying to prove himself. Taking on a pro bono case defending a 14-year-old accused of killing a prominent gangster, he finds himself thrown into ... Read more
This student-made Western is the story of a young girl's pioneer hardships on the 1870 Texas Indian frontier. Her childhood innocence is suddenly shattered by tragedy, but th rough fate and self will, she survives a Comanche raid on her family farm. The drama is framed within the contrasts of 1920 ... Read more
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A true story of twin boys, one born blind, and their parents' determination to treat both equally and to help share their different worlds of darkness and light. ... Read more
"Anchored by fine performances, delicate narrative development and an overall tenderness, this picture unfolds beautifully...This life on the farm drama is a potent addition to cinema's recent Mid-Western collection—Boys Don't Cry and David Lynch's The Straight Story—and there are ... Read more
A pseudo documentary about growing up, ‘WHAT IS BUSINESS' parodies instructional and educational films. Segalove conducts a series of interview* with a variety of business people and comedy takes over. ... Read more
This film explains the United Nations' Declaration of the Rights of the Child, a ten point charter passed in 1959. ... The children discuss their concepts of the problems they face and paint their ideas on the right of a child to stay with its mother, to have adequate housing, freedom of religion ... Read more
The latest from Tsai Ming-liang - a dynamo on the Taiwanese film scene - is a poignant, frequently amusing and whimsical, journey through the human conditions of memory and yearning, filtered through an illuminating, at times cinematically referenced, humour. Hsiao-Kang sells watches on the streets ... Read more
A New Jersey girl on the verge of adulthood. Anna (Liza Weil) is struggling to realise her dreams in a world where there are no easy solutions or happy endings. It is the early 80s: The Ramones, Iggy Pop and Blondie are hot. It's a time of excess - a last call for the sex, drugs and rock and roll ... Read more
When Billy Golfus, Award-winning radio jour­nalist, became brain-damaged as a result of a motor scooter accident ten years ago, he became one of the 43 million Americans with disabilities—the country's largest vocal minority. ... When Billy Broke His Head... is a chronical of Gol­fus' ... Read more
Burgess Meredith narrates a deeply personal, almost spiritual journey through the Chihuahuan Desert in the company of an unseen wise old man. ... Read more
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