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Flying in the face of popular clich├ęs of a Shangri-la-like Tibet is the errant monk, Gendun Choephel. In 1934, Choephel rejected his monastic life in search of new lands and challenges where he formed a conviction about the importance of Tibet's engagement with the world and modernity. An outsider ... Read more
This youthful Australian comedy sparkles with the wit of the Y generation—too old to be Generation X but still not game enough to quit their jobs at the video library. And that's where Dan finds himself a King's Cross share house with aspiring stand-up comic Ian (day job: porno bookstore) and ... Read more
This adaptation of George Orwell's famous political fable is the first major attempt to use the animated film as a means of telling a serious and adult story. As a considerable feat of animation &ndash: there are 750 scenes and some 30,000 drawings &ndash: the production must be deemed a landmark ... Read more
Animal Tracks is about the relationships humans have with animals: how we look after them, how we treat them, the way we adopt or dispose of them, and our ongoing fascination with animals. ... It takes us on a ride, 'tracking' slowly past cages, enclosures, paddocks and displays. We are the ... Read more
A cartoon history and development of lubricants from the time of the Egyptians - the first known engineers - to the present day. ... The theoreticians in this field included Leonardo da Vinci, but it was not until 1883 that Beauchamp Towers in his researches into friction losses in shaft bearings ... Read more
An animator is trying to find the proper ... animation technique for his new film. ... His character, however, has his own ... ideas about the matter. ... Read more
Schwartz restored ancient cameras and invented modern settings to breathe new life into Edison's classic clip of Fred Ott sneezing and Muybridge's pioneering stills of athletic movement. ... Read more
A quiet, literate, reflective film adapted from the journals of an Irish woman involved in Robert Emmetf s abortive uprising of 1803. The film follows her transformation from simple daughter of a peasant farmer, to her collaboration with the rebel leader.to her final ordeal in Kilmainham jail ... Read more
This is the story of a land far away where an evil king has passed a law against those subjects who are different. Banished from the kingdom, the exiles live happily enough in a cottage deep in the forest...until the King sends his horsemen to destroy them. Through a Brothers Grimm-like fairy tale ... Read more
Returning from military service in Angola, a young Portuguese fisherman learns that his girl, in the absence of news from him, has married his brother. He is obliged to accept the situation and takes up with another girl who seeks any available means to free herself of poverty, which includes theft. Read more
In a light and entertaining manner. this animated film discusses the possibility that large quantities of anti-matter are existing in space, the significance of the Tunguska Meteor in relation to the annihilation process (the result of matter and anti-matter colliding), and explores the possibility ... Read more
"Have you ever thought you knew someone, really knew someone. Then one day you realise. He's mad!' ... Anton and Minty is a remarkable comedy about a couple of mad South Londoners that stamps Alnoor Dewshi as a unique and singular voice in the next generation of British filmmakers. Anton ("I am a ... Read more
Director Hiroshi Teshigahara apparently decided to make this documentary in 1959, when he first visited Europe, with his father and discovered the works of dynamic Spanish architect Antonio Gaudi in Barcelona. ... Regarded by many as a genius, Gaudi died in a tragic accident in 1926, but left a ... Read more
The variety of the heartwarming Northumbrian atmosphere. ... Read more
Appalachian Spring is a folk tale set in the Appalachain wildernes of Pennsylvania during the pioneer period of American history. Its characters are a young pioneer and his bride, a pioneer woman, a wandering preacher and his small band of followers. The dance tells, in lyric terms, of the young ... Read more
Apple Blossom is a lavish proliferation of colour, texture and shape Painting scratching and drawing directly onto found 35mm footage creates a lively visual rhythm where the photo­graphic image is engagingly hidden - or revealed. ... Read more
Yasser Arafat died on 11 November 2004, with the world looking on. His brother, Fathi Arafat, died three weeks later in comparative silence. Palestinian filmmaker Rahid Masharawi wanted to confront the PLO leader to get his perspective of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and to understand where the ... Read more
A tough, brooding thriller that reaches deep into the heart of Turkish-Armenian animosity. The DST, France's internal secret service, observes the covert arrival on their shores of Aram, a feared ex-soldier for the Armenian cause who disappeared underground as a resistance fighter in his homeland ... Read more
In Arcadia, you trust no one. The world is under siege, and for Gavin's mum, even breakfast would be a trap. When Gavin says he's going out, his parents suspect the worst. ... Read more
A survey of the architecture of Japan from the Shrine of Ise in mythological times, through the Heian, Muromachi and Momoyama periods, to the intimate beauty of the Edo period. ... Read more
In the dungeon many things stir. A creature waits for something to be hatched while trying to rid itself of the scuttling spiders which also inhabit the dungeon. A claymation piece exploring the tension between captivity and release. ... Read more
The story of the provincial city of Armidale, 300 miles north of Sydney, on the New England Highway. The country around this city benefits from the research at the University and the latest methods are used in pasture and herd improvement. ... Read more
Arna's Children Palestine/Israel/Netherlands'This must-see doco penetrates a Jenin refugee camp to follow several Palestinian children from laughing kids in a theatre group to grim actors on a grislier world stage. In documenting the work of his indomitable activist mother Arna, Israeli co-director ... Read more
Arthur, a mediocre boxer, attracts the attention of a ruthless promoter and the sympathy of Jeanne, who is wise to the arranged mismatch. However, his gloves are Arthur's true allies. A vibrant film from a largely novice crew. ... Read more
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