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An episode in a serial about two little bears, in which one of the bears falls in love with their playmate, a panther-who is really a kitten. ... Read more
The secrets of the sea are slowly being unravelled by the physicists, chemists, marine biologists, and all other scientists engaged in oceanography research. This science documentary film, centred on the Bedford Institute of Oceanography, is designed to promote a better understanding of the sea ... Read more
The Earth Mother sends her son in search of his father The quest m the form of post-modern dream sequences takes the son through many adventures and places. He witnesses his own conception in a bizarre sequence involving artificial insemination. This is an intriguing film of ideas and computer ... Read more
A tongue and cheek treatment of mirror images and their relation with the real thing, as represented by a man and a woman interacting. Editing, a series of special effects, and different lenses contribute to a bizarre result. By the makers of ” Touring Holland by Bicycle” which won the Silver ... Read more
... ... The grimmest in tone of all Jennings' work and essentially a fiction film, The Silent Village is both a memorial and message. ... ... ... The Nazis destruction of the Czechoslovakian mining village of Lidice in reprisal for the assas­sination of Heydnch, the 'Protector' of that ... Read more
The Abbe Serge Mouret, a chaste and pious young priest, devoting himself to the exhausting labours of his calling, succumbs to ill-health. A chance meeting with his uncle, Dr. Pascal, brings the Abbe briefly into contact with an old eccentric, Jeanbenaut, an unbeliever, and Albine, a beautiful girl ... Read more
"Ever stood on top of a lookout and really leaned over to see how steep the cliff is? To look into the abyss is to see beyond it." Not only are human beings obsessed with staring down the barrel of the Apocalypse, but we are also guilty of striving to hold its power in our hands. Via great Japanese ... Read more
Beautifully animated story of the struggles between a snipe and its endeavours to make a meal out of a river clam, The clam has other ideas. ... Read more
The spider closes the trilogy begun by the Fly and continued in Sisiphus. Containing the strongest moral message of the three, its tone is black. ... Read more
A long day in the life of a young mother. ... Read more
From the mountains of Yugoslavia the rocky shores meet the sea in wonderful landscapes and towns. Old towns, lonely castles and mountain spurs wrapped in cloud confront the traveller on every journey. ... Read more
The work of the painter and graphic artist, Janez Bernik, is well known, both in Yugoslavia and beyond its borders. The paintings of this outstanding artist form the basic inspiration for the film, which deals with both Bernik's position in the world, and with modern art in general. ... Read more
"Every intellectual, every artist uses, sooner or later. Tchekhov's work, and looks for Arianna's thread in his own life, in his own work. Tchekhov's classical realism represents a good school. This realism could be a good school for a lot of characters in my films and screenplays." ... Vitautas ... Read more
In 1998 renowned Canadian documentary maker Simcha Jacobovici's ground-breaking film, Hollywoodism: ]ews, Movies & the American Dream enthralled MIFF audiences. With The Struma Jacobovici promises to again stir consciousness and debate. In 1941, aboard an overcrowded vessel called the Struma, 779 ... Read more
The everyday life of old and handicapped people in a summer camp in the north of Sweden. The soundtrack is documentary recordings from an existing institution and the persons are portrayed in clay figures that are animated. ... Read more
Filmed largely on location in 1953 in villages in West Sumatra (the region of the matri-lineal Minangkabau people), Djayakusuma's The Tiger From Tjampa is still highly regarded today as an early, fine portrayal in a fiction film, of aspects of a traditional regional culture.Set in the 1930s, and ... Read more
A poetic documentary to music (no commentary) on Norwegian tapestry artist Torvald Moseid's embroidered frieze "Orpheus", which was exhibited at the Spoleto Music Festival in Italy. ... Read more
The elliptical/emblematic/symbolic films of Miklos Jancso have always exerted a fascination for festival-goers. His latest film again employs the techniques he has developed — elaborately stylized drama, long tracking shots and the ... representation of myth and Hungarian history, often ... Read more
Echoing films like Evil Dead, The Blair Witch Project and Invasion of the Body Snatchers, this Swedish chiller promises to have you thinking twice about a camping holiday. Five researchers are dispatched to a remote patch of forest to report on an inexplicable fire. Friendly bickering about camp ... Read more
A young man examining his relationship with his surroundings discovers a gapping void deep inside himself. ... Read more
Cesare Zavattini, the script-writer of the Italian neo-realist films, Bicycle Thieves, Shoe Shine and Umberto D had an idea for a film which he later entitled The War. After negotiations, Jadran Film in Yugoslavia agreed to make this film according to Zavattini's scenario. ... The story is about ... Read more
The gravest decisions of life and death may be affected by the smallest, everyday occurrences. ... Read more
Andrzej Wajda, who earlier made Ashes and Diamonds, has turned for his latest film to a Polish play by Stanislaw Wyspianski. The Wedding reconstructs a marriage which in fact took place in 1900 at the village of Bronowice on Poland's borders with Russia and Austrata. The bridegroom was a popular ... Read more
Family, Vodka and Tears. ... First time feature director Amanda Jane takes her camera into the heart of Melbourne and creates a fun-filled farce about family, love and the choices we make. From the sacred turf of the MCG to the city's kinky underground, The Wedding Party explores everything that ... Read more
Monika, who is a divorced housewife, wakes early one morning, at about five-thirty. Next to her in the bed is a stranger, a man she met the day before. He has lied to her about his name, his job, his wife and children. Last night, he had promised her love and friendship, but he is now anxious to be ... Read more
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