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A young boy's perspective on life is coloured by an early mishap, but nothing can dull Vincent's hopes for a bright future full of love. A jewel of a film. ... Read more
The film tells Van Gogh's life story and his tragic struggle against poverty and madness by means of excerpts from his letters to his beloved brother, Theo, using as its visual material the artist's paintings and scenes taken at localities in which he lived and worked. ... Read more
At night, Violet (Rebecca Frith) listens to the words of romance. In the day, she witnesses the love of a father and son. From a gesture of innocent intention, she becomes the centre of their hidden desires. Can Violet open her heart? ... Read more
Through the varied genres of filmmaking that Claude Chabrol has attempted in his prolific career — thriller, melodrama, fantasy — one concern has remained constant, his exploration of family relations and the way they act against a wider social context. In Violette Noziere, Chabrol ... Read more
A biographical documentary on the 85-year-old American composer with numerous samples from Thomson's work. ... Read more
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A film essay on Picasso's development as a painter and a potter combined with an interview with the artist at his studio in Vallauris. Awarded the International Documentary prize at the Venice Festival in 1950. ... Read more
“A heartfelt human drama that sneaks up and floors you.” - Rolling StoneMiddle-age college professor Walter Vale is a visitor in his own life. Trapped in a malaise of inertia and depression, he shuffles through life doing as little as possible. Returning to his rarely used apartment in New York ... Read more
In 1978, with the help of the opponents of apartheid inside the country, Roeland Kerbosch made two secret visits to South Africa — with his camera The result is a film seen through the eyes of a white foreigner, someone who went to see and hear the realities which the South African government ... Read more
"This beautiful Peruvian film captivated me with the simplicity of its concept and its beautiful imagery which betrays a personal visual style. A grandson asks his grandfather about the old days then we see how even today the fishermen ply their trade just like their forefathers." Eva Schmid ... Read more
Director Frank Scheffer was the recipient ot the 1997 Dutch Film Critics Award for his entire body of work, a back catalogue numbering over 25 films made during the past 17 years. Scheffer has a particular interest in the relationship between music and images and his docu­mentary Voyage to ... Read more
A creative, playfully earnest history of the world from the feminist viewpoint. ... Read more
Waiting is about those endless moments we experience while waiting. As we wait, our perceptions are altered; what at first appeared as curious activity becomes more and more abstract and almost hallucinogenic. Nan Hoover ... Read more
Everybody is always waiting for something or other. Everywhere people are waiting. Everything involves waiting. But did you ever think it would be so amusing? ... Read more
“One of the best comeback stories in show business history.” - LA Times ... From 1984 to 1994, a group of ambitious young animators - including the likes of Tim Burton and John Lasseter - came together to revive Walt Disney Animation from the depths of bankruptcy and despair. They created ... Read more
Two small girls, Amelia and Laura, giggle over a copy of The Joy of Sex. Flash forward: best friends since the sixth grade, Laura is now a trainee therapist and Amelia is in dire need of one - both are approaching 30 and having difficulty adjusting their childhood friendship to compensate for the ... Read more
A lifelong bond between a teenage boy and his dog is coming to an end. Bottled up, his grief becomes a wall that sits between him and the people that he loves. Staying strong can be hard, especially when you're losing your best friend. ... ---D/S Amy Gebhardt P Donna Sennett WS Australian Film ... Read more
Two men dance through the street, their vio­lently kinetic interaction becoming a world unto itself, mesmerising and impenetrable. An elusive and evocative performance piece. ... Read more
War Zone tackles head-on the everyday issue of the public harassment of women. Shot throughout the USA, filmmaker Maggie Hadleigh-West turns the camera on men in the same way that they turn their sexual aggression on her. She places herself in very real danger by asking men on the streets why they ... Read more
To celebrate the anniversary of the establishment of Warner Brothers Pictures Inc. by the four film exhibitor Warner brothers fifty years ago, this compilation film was prepared. The film shows excerpts from memorable Warner Bros. productions, including a number from Mame, which is currently being ... Read more
... ... Directors Tom Marksbury and Tom Thur­man fell under the spell of Warren Oates at a young age after seeing him in The Wild Bunch and made this film partly in an endeav­our to explain to themselves, and others, the source of their obsession. Says Thurman, "Warren Oates is the classic ... Read more
A colourful black-and-whlte tape without sound. A portrait in a landscape of expressions. The Images are recognisable, both emotionally and visually, whilst the conscious silence is audible. ... Read more
Giving the term 'overkill' a whole new meaning, this amusingly vicious parody of TV news, is a quickfire montage of cartoonish violence where everyone and everything imaginable gets it. Has its point blank morality and shoots it too. Fun and more than a little sick! ... Read more
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