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Josie Spratt, a pudgy tomboy who fights with her sisters, is a primary school champion swimmer. She has a disturbing secret that no one suspects. This film uses strong, distinctive imagery and characterisation to tell a darkly familiar story. ... Read more
[The Door to the Sun] is an epic history struck through with suffering, hope and love. This powerful film, screened at Cannes last year, is adapted from a novel by Elias Khoury. ... Told with daring and sensitivity, Yousry Nasrallah, longtime collaborator of Youssef Chahine, charts the ... Read more
Doppelganger (Dopperugenga) JapanDescribed by Screen International as 'Japan's cult master of bizarre mystery', Kurosawa Kiyoshi unleashes Doppelganger, an intense fusion of macabre horror, dread and dark humour. One of Japan's most original voices, Kurosawa also directed another intriguing film in ... Read more
Based on a script written by Akira Kurosawa, Dora-Heita is directed by his 85-year-old friend and collaborator, Kon Ichikawa and returns to a golden age of Samurai sagas. Koheita Mochizuki is a samurai with a reputation for debauchery and drunkenness that has earned him the nickname Dora-Heita ... Read more
From the cryptic pen of Todd (Poison) Haynes, Dottie Gets Spanked explores the depths of a young boy's imagination via his obsession with a trashy 60s TV comedy. When young Steven wins a contest to visit the set and meet his idol Dottie, little does he know that his illusions are about to crumble ... Read more
Masahiro Shinoda made his first film in 1960, and was immediately hailed as one of the Japanese New Wave. Since then he has made fourteen films, the most recent of which is Double Suicide, which, like his other work, reveals a complex concern for the limits which social conventions place upon the ... Read more
A journey with lumbermen down the rapids of the River Min, which traverses the mountains and forests of Fukien. ... Read more
“If The Sopranos had been cooked up by Mike Leigh instead of David Chase, the result might resemble Down Terrace.” - Cinematical ... This black suburban comedy from director Ben Wheatley slickly marries family drama to crime-flick to produce a cross-genre gem. ... Father-and-son gangster duo ... Read more
With simple camera movements, the film explores and reviews some relationships to the ground, literally upsetting earth stability. The viewpoint continuously orbits places, objects. people and events, speeding up gradually to reveal a double-sided ground flipping like a tossed coin, then slowing ... Read more
"A modest enterprise of surprising impact, Jan Schutte's first feature film may remind veterans of the refugee stories by Erich Mana Remarque. The difference being that Remaique was writing about exiles escaping Nazi Germany before WW2, while Schutte deals with Pakistanis entering West Germany with ... Read more
Eddie and Maria have met at a time in their lives when they're both keen to start life afresh, eager to leave their respective pasts behind. But the past has a way of emerging unexpectedly. One day Eddie's old friend Kullmann arrives on the scene, recently released from a long prison sentence for a ... Read more
Computer-animated fantasy of a lonely dreamer from another planet who journeys to earth, but receives an unfriendly ... welcome. ... Read more
Spiralling property prices push a woman over the edge, in this blood-spattered black comedy. ... An aspiring yuppie wants to forget her impoverished childhood and secure the home of her dreams. After suffering one hurdle too many, this seemingly placid young lady hits her breaking point ... Read more
The joys of love last but a short time. Through remarkably direct and intimate interviews, Melbourne filmmaker Lawrence Johnston allows us into his family as they ruminate on love and explore its joys and pains, based on the 59-year marriage of his parents. --- D/S Lawrence Johnston P/WS Peter ... Read more
Taking its structure from the time it takes to undergo the deepest sleep, Dream Work pays tribute to both the X-ray experiments of Man Ray and the deeper insights of Freudian psychology with a compelling examination of the nether world of one woman's dreams and nightmares. ... Read more
Dreams and reality merge in shadow puppet theatre, with a mesmerising story about a girl, a bird and death. ... --- ... D/S Johannes Nyholm P Johannes Nyholm, Andreas Jonsson L no dialogue TD 35mm/2009 ... --- ... D/S Johannes Nyholm P Johannes Nyholm, Andreas Jonsson L no dialogue TD 35mm/2009 ... Read more
A feature length film in which six fantastic visions, dreams, songs, and stories in colour, are united by an equally fantastic "frame-story" in black and white. This film realizes, unhampered by any production cliche, or "audience necessity", the visions of six modern artists using film as a ... Read more
An evocation of the calling which has helped to make Dutch marine engineering famous all over the world. ... Read more
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Nick finally did it He got mad and shot his father Now Nick and Angela must run, trying to escape their destmy and their demons On their journey they meet Ralph, who pushes it to the limit. Good and evil and what we try to get away with in between (GM) ... Read more
Gravity is added to a commonplace room with choreographed slow motion, simultaneously filling and emptying it. ... --- D/P/S Harald Hund, Paul Horn WS SixPackFilm L No dialogue TD betacamsp/2008 ... Read more
T.V. commercial advertising tobacco. ... Golden Reel, Australian Film Awards ... Read more
“An unassumingly political work that unfolds with the simplicity of a parable and the gravity of a Bible story.” - New York Times Dry Season deals with the aftermath of Chad's 40-year civil war. When the government decrees an amnesty on all civil war crimes, 16 year-old orphan Atim, with the ... Read more
Ten-year -old Charlotte learns a valuable lesson: being a grown-up doesn't necessarily mean behaving like one. ... Another from the Film Four series of eleven-minute shorts. ... Read more
A prodigal son unexpectedly arrives with his dog for his younger brother's wedding. Family revelations persuade him to leave again, more of a loner than before. Film Victoria-funded, Dugong screened in International Competition at the Aspen Shortsfest in April 2007. ... D/S Erin White P Melanie ... Read more
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