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In the dark streets of Prague, surreal scenarios and enchanted vignettes entwine to create a disturbing tryptic of urban peculiarities. ... We visit an apartment building of people with magnificent misshapen heads and dreadful ideas about animals. They perform bedroom bear hunts, practice live pet ... Read more
“Tony Jaa and his team have once again raised the bar for fight choreography… Outstanding.” - Martial Development ... As the audience at MIFF's Closing Night screening of Ong Bak: Muay Thai Warrior in 2004 can attest, Tony Jaa's no-CGI, wire-free stylings left jaws hanging slack. For Ong ... Read more
Combining photographs, drawn animation and pre-Raphaelite painting the film explores the boundaries of sanity using hair as its metaphor. Hair is seen to represent comfort and protection from the outside world as is exemplified by the patronising words of the psychiatrist, "An important sign of ... Read more
Man's interference with nature — nature's reaction. ... Read more
Celebrated experimental director Jon Jost has created an arresting and challenging film that plays with the form of the burgeoning digital medium and its content, for Oui Non is not easily categorised—it is neither drama nor documentary. Screened at the Rotterdam International Film Festival ... Read more
Female socialisation and identity is being examined from a very unusual perspective: Six former nuns tell the stories of their lives: trying to come to terms with both their decision to take orders and, after having spent years in the convent, to leave religious life again. ... They returned to the ... Read more
An enthralling look at a footnote to Hollywood history, this is essentially a straightforward overview of the phenomenal rise and fall of the American independent film production company B.B.S., the creative force behind the making of such 'alternative' milestones as Easy Rider, 69, Five Easy ... Read more
"P" stands for Perfectionist, a man above and coldly critical of every human institution. Dressed and cloaked entirely in black, P is the unapproachable and infallible judge of humanity until he meets his match. ... Read more
Altorjay emerged from Germany's "underground" to make this political sci-fi of life in East Berlin under authoritarian rule The events of the film take place in an Orwellian "Nerve Clinic", with fantasy escapes to a tropical paradise, plus an occasional song from pop star Heck. ... Read more
“By far the most visually beautiful film in this year's programme… perfectly evoking the Soviet films of the period.” - IndieWIRE ... A doctor working with the first group of cosmonauts in 1961 is caught in a conflict between duty and conscience; his choice could cost him not only ... Read more
The life and work of Daumier, famous French artist and caricaturist, and a study of the power of political satire. ... Read more
Pheroza is a Parsee, a descendant of the ancient Zoroastrians of Persia Although the Parsees have lived in India for 13 centures as a tiny minority in the sub-continent, they have maintained the distinct identity of their race and religion. Culturally advanced and international in their outlook ... Read more
A meditation on walking, Passage recounts a journey without a destination. On Brazilian highways that never end the memories of the walker are transformed through the passage of time, the landscape, and the experience of making the film. ... --- ... D/S Clarrisa Campolina, Helvecio Marins JrP ... Read more
Paw grew up in the jungles of the West Indies — the son of a Danish father and a West Indian mother who died who he was bom. The picture starts when Paw, at the age of twelve, has lost his father and is brought to Denmark, to live in a small village with his father's sister, his only ... Read more
This is a majestically dark story of a post-apocalyptic world where two children struggle to survive their mother and her suitor Incorporating an extraordinary visual design from a singular vision this surreal nightmare is peppered with grotesque humour and macabre dance sequences. ... Read more
Two tales by Edgar Allan Poe and Villiers de L'Isle Adam provided the inspiration for the story of human suffering and people's indomitable hope. The combined film method ... used and subtle art conception guarantee an unusual presentation of these classical literary works. ... Read more
A bloke with a beak gets a broken heart. Dada was never this dreamy . ... Read more
A film about sensations, atmosphere, frames of mind, wrong tracks, and vivid situations in the fascinating and paradoxical town that is Beirut today.” - Tribeca Film Festival A perfect 24 hours in modern-day Beirut, a day in which Claudia is finally ready to come to terms with her husband's ... Read more
Permanent Vacation is my first feature. It is a narrative which follows two and a half days in the lite of Aloysius Parker, a young wanderer with no home, no school, and no job. He has lived in all kinds of situations and with many different people — almost all of them exiles from the daily ... Read more
Journey back in time with this unique cinematic offering, starring Lon Chaney and Mary Philbin.Witness a silent classic - the earliest film version of Gaston Leroux's The Phantom of the Opera - as it would have been experienced in the beginning, where the language was limited but the experience was ... Read more
Fertilization; the uterus and its food supply for the fertilized egg cell; growth of the embryo; the foetal circulation and skeleton; the placenta; the developed embryo changes position preparatory to birth. Includes shots of a living embryo and shows, in a time-lapse eineradiograph extending over ... Read more
The family; differences between the sexes; changes during adolescence; characteristics of various body cells; the testes and spermatozoa; the ovaries and egg cells; fertilization and the early stages of cell division (a unique time-lapse photomicrograph. (Age group: 11 plus.) ... Read more
Action of the pituitary in initiating adolescence; the development of the breasts during adolescence and pregnancy; the menstrual cycle; examples of identical and ordinary twins. (Age group: 13 plus.) ... Read more
[Pink Ribbon] chronicles the rise and precarious survival of the least prestigious genre in Japanese cinema: the soft-core sex movie, also known as the pink film. [Pink Ribbon] surveys all angles of the industry via some of its most famous and prolific directors, as well as its stars, distributors ... Read more
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