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Whisper of the Heart (Mimi wo Sumaseba) JapanWhisper of the Heart is an entrancing and heartfelt masterpiece written by Studio Ghibli co-founder Miyazaki Hayao, the creative genius behind Spirited Away, and directed by Princess Mononoke animation director, Kondo Yoshifumi .Tsukishima Shizuku is a ... Read more
Christine Hakim - the most prestigious actor in Indonesia - stars in and co-produces this rites-of-passage feature. Set in the stark landscapes of East Java, the film's concern is the mother-daughter relationship of Daya and Berlian (Hakim), a midwife and herbal medicine vendor. A spate of murders ... Read more
Winner of the Camera D'or at the Cannes Film Festival, Jafar Panahi's The White Balloon is the story of a young Iranian girl's trip to the market - a simple undertaking that becomes unexpectedly waylaid by circumstance. ... With New Year approaching in Tehran, seven-year-old Razieh pesters her ... Read more
Neutrophil is the key factor in how white blood cells protect us from Infection. Japanese researchers have recently succeeded in extracting and purifying a hormone called G-CSF, known for its efficiency in propagating the neutrophil. This film studies the role of G-CSF with state-of-the-art ... Read more
"A white-trash psychobilly nightmare with midnight movie appeal." - Vanity Fair ... From a script penned by Vice Magazine founders Eddy Moretti and Shane Smith comes White Lightnin', a larger-than-life tale inspired by the life of Jesco ‘the dancing outlaw' White. ... Ever since Jesco (Edward ... Read more
An experimental film. ... Read more
Winner of the Palme d'Or at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival. ... From the unerring hand of Michael Haneke (Funny Games, MIFF 08; Hidden, MIFF 05; The Time of the Wolf, MIFF 03) comes a tautly constructed whodunit in The White Ribbon, a period piece set on the eve of World War I in a staunchly ... Read more
... ... Where Isaac Julien's Young Soul Rebels (MFF, 1991) gave voice to the black youth dance-set of the mid-late 1970s, John Akomfrah's new film depicts, in a very differ­ent form, the little-seen face of 'black' swinging London through the 60s — a community caught up as much in ... Read more
Juliette is a lively, streetwise and pretty Cuban teenager residing in Havana. She was orphaned after her mother's suicide and father's flight to the US. Juliette, despite the fact that the reverse is patently obvious to all concerned, claims she does not wish to be reunited with her father. Raised ... Read more
“Tightly scripted… wondrously inventive and irresistibly played.” - Variety ... Once upon a time there was a little girl called Terezka, who loved the story of Little Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf. And so all was well in Terezka's world until she noticed some strange things ... Read more
A little boy is being bullied by bigger boys in this cartoon, until his grandfather teaches him how to stand up for himself. ... Read more
A woman waits at a bus stop, ready to move on with her life. But first she must let go of all that holds her back. The story of a woman caught between her past and her future, [Whole Heart] stars stars Mia Hollingworth with John Brumpton and James Brennan. --- D/S Tracie Mitchell P/WS Twirling ... Read more
A journalist is sitting alone in a cafe in Beirut waiting for his friends to come back. He remains alone and imagines the life that could grow again among the ruins of the city. ... Read more
A cartoon based on a Chinese folk tale about a handsome and tuneful bird who pays for vanity and laziness by becoming sooty and hoarse. ... Read more
Adam is the only man who associated with only one woman. As the number of women increased there came a time when man possessed a harem. King Shahriar held the record, with an affair with a different maid each night until he met the wily Scheherezade . . . The famous legend of Shuhrinr and ... Read more
Even though broodingly handsome Wilbur is almost irresistible to women, and in fact universally adored, he attempts suicide on such a regular basis that the members of his therapy group vote him out for being too discouraging to their progress. His brother, Harbour, is an incurable optimist and ... Read more
“Astronauts lost in space, the secret Roswell object re-examined, an alien who tells us all about his home planet - the Wild Blue Yonder - where the atmosphere is composed of liquid helium and the sky frozen, is all part of my science-fiction fantasy.” - Werner Herzog Herzog's self-professed ... Read more
An older woman is preparing the body of a younger woman for burial. For a moment she stares bitterly at the corpse, then slaps it violently across the face. ... The reason for this outburst? All is revealed in the extended flashback which is the core of this lovely chamberwork of a film about ... Read more
In Wild Night, Kuchar indulges his other passion — for the weather. In a motel on the Southern plains, through an open window, a shirt flaps on a washline in the breeze: a furious dramatic storm lights the night skies and party noises are heard from a neighbouring cabin. Superbly shot, it is ... Read more
By day, Raymond is just another teenager surviving the South Bronx ghetto. But by night, he paints subway trains as "Zoro", a legendary lone graffiti artist whose identity remains a mystery — even to his friends. Raymond loves Rose, or "Lady Bug". the leader of a rival graffiti gang who are ... Read more
An impression of offshore oil operations in a desolate area. ... Silver Award, Australian Film Awards 1970: Second Prize, Captain Cook Bi-Centenary Film Awards, 1970 ... Read more
A close look at the primitive, untamed and backward wilderness, and the effect on it if the dam goes ahead. ... Read more
From best MIFF shorts award winning director Eron Sheean (Fish MIFF 05), William tells the story of an indigenous sideshow magician, whom on his taxi ride home, encounters an unwelcome passenger, forcing him to revisit a past he would rather forget.---D Eron Sheehan P Peter George S John Brumpton ... Read more
FRIDAY 11 AUGUST, 9PM - SOLD OUT ... The Wind that Shakes the Barley was winner of the Palme d'Or at this year's Cannes Film Festival. Both an ardent observer of reality and a deeply committed political filmmaker, Ken Loach turns back the pages of time to confront issues of family, patriotism and ... Read more
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