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A drowning man calls for help in vain because no one pays any attention to his shouts. ... Read more
"All we have is the truth - I'm not giving up."Soraya, like thousands of Palestinian s around the world, has never seen her homeland. Travelling from New York to Israel after her grandfather's death, she comes to reclaim her heritage both spiritually and financially, but quickly finds out how naive ... Read more
Never an easy or comfortable 'talent' to accept, legendary director Sam Peckinpah's working life was continually damaged by front office interference, in tandem with his tendency towards self-destruction. This powerful combination, together with a reputation for excessive use of violence in his ... Read more
Playfully crossing almost all genres, including thriller comedy, horror and action, this dynamic debut film from Korean hot-shot, Jang Jun-hwan, recalls the deliriously creative work of Jeunet and Caro (The City of Lost Children, Delicatessen). ... The hero of Save the Green Planet! is Byeong-gu, a ... Read more
When waterfowl steal from his pond of fish, an old man devises a means to scare them away. In doing so he learns a lesson about nature and work. ... Read more
Fictional scenes from everyday life, based on newspaper articles by Dutch writer Simon Carmiggelt, pinpoint forms of human communication, creating a sometimes strange mixture of tragedy and comedy. ... Read more
Director Stephen Kijak will be a guest of the festival and will be introducing the first screening of Scott Walker: 30 Century Man ... “Wow. That's... that's amazing. I've seen God in the window. I'm... I'm speechless really.” - David Bowie on BBC Radio 1 following a birthday greeting from ... Read more
Two girls nestle beside each other on a couch and try desperately to conceal their mutual craving. Sexuality is suggested through the weird rhythm of the film's editing and the tactile quality of the images. ... FIPRESCI Prize, Oberhausen ... Read more
An animated film constructed from seven hundred portraits, reflects the infinite variety of personal awareness. ... Gold Medal, Atlanta ... Read more
Centred on the public auctioning of the farm and personal belongings of a farmer on Canada's Prince Edward Island, the film makes provocative and highly political statements on such matters as the loss of Canadian economy and heritage to foreign capital, the social and psychological effects of the ... Read more
Immobilized by a shattered back, Frank lies pinned under the decomposing body of his wife Mavis, and is forced to re-evaluate his relationship with her as his love turns to revulsion and hatred. Such ghastly and tragic circumstances, though handled with supreme sensitivity, create an inspired ... Read more
The Man Without A Face is a daring criminal who can assume disguises as readily as Sherlock Holmes. No-one knows what he really looks like, not even the woman who loves him and is his partner in crime. Who would suspect Mademoiselle Ermance, a quiet lady who sells sewing accessories? Yet this ... Read more
This vivid, detailed reconstruction of a bygone age shows the customs and traditions in the villages of Carpathia in the south-west Ukraine during the nineteenth century. The panorama of life, including births, deaths, weddings, harvest and religious festivals, is contained in this episodic story ... Read more
Times Square. The Sony logo. Marquees: He and She, The Animal, School for Sex, The Wild Females. 1971. Welcome to New York City in 35mm winter. Turf of John Shaft - or that smooth-skinned Essence-subscribing ex-model, Richard Rowntree. Nice guy, quick gun, loud wah-wah. All the jokes are about ... Read more
Michal Szmanda, a sick young man, is haunted by nightmares. He recalls a Christmas that he spent at a sanatorium being treated for asthma; then, flashes of a visit paid by Korean children. The night is coming. Michal eavesdrops on his mother and sister talking about a retirement money cheque cut up ... Read more
A gripping and emotional story, Shooting Dogs brings into vivid focus two men's struggle for survival when caught up in one of the most brutal genocides of the 20th century, the 1994 Rwandan tragedy. John Hurt plays Christopher, a priest who forges a friendship with Joe (Hugh Dancy), a young ... Read more
A man and woman are joined together at the back as brother and sister, they must share the one body and accept their fate. They care for each other but love drives them apart. ... Read more
Andrzej Wajda, famed Polish director of the trilogy, A Generation, Kanal and Ashes and Diamonds, was engaged by Avala Films of Belgrade to adapt for the screen the story "Lady Macbeth of Mtensk" by the Russian nineteenth-century writer, Leskov. Wajda tells, with great simplicity and considerable ... Read more
After the first Communist revolution in Hungary in 1919, soldiers of the Red Army are in hiding from government patrols. One of them is sheltered by a farmer who is suspicious of him. His wife and sister-in-law both love the refugee and their own safety. They plan to get rid of the farmer by slow ... Read more
This film completes a trilogy from Miklds Jancso that began with The Round-up and The Red and the White, it is set in 1919, a disturbing period after the fall of the Hungarian Republic of Councils, and the first communist revolution. The lonely farmsteads scattered over the Great Hungarian Plain ... Read more
A pair of crooks figure out a way to steal three quarters of a million dollars They shift the loot into the tyres of a Cadillac and set off for Florida and a plane for Costa Rica. However, they fall in with two women and many peculiar things happen to them. ... "At first it looks like just another ... Read more
An allegory on the hell of the Protestant work ethic. ... Read more
With a little help from The Brothers Quay and Peter Gabriel's record company, Stephen Johnson and the Aardman team put together this ground-breaking pop clip that still stands as a high point in the field. Repeated viewings still leave you marvelling. ... Read more
Jakob is a crabby 80-year old Dutch East India veteran. Disapointed with life, he passes his days in loneliness, angry at the world. A young Sudanese refugee, Majok, is seeking a safe haven in Holland. Avoiding the authorities, he only feels at home with the cows, a reminder of his home country ... Read more
Trains, railwaymen, passengers rushing through snow country form a kind of choreography in unity with an electronically edited and arranged jazz composition. ... Read more
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