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Print courtesy of The Museum of Modern Art New York, MGM and CIC ... A sensitive young girl from Virginia goes to live with her cousin (Orlamond) and his coarse insensitive wife (Cummings) on a lonely and windy Texas prairie. The wife resents the additional burden of keeping the young girl, and to ... Read more
A young boy places microphones around his adopted parents' house so that he can listen to them after he has gone to bed. A ... junior Watergate. ... Read more
“Compelling, moving and thought-provoking… an intellectually-stimulating crowd-pleaser.” - Hollywood Reporter ... Swetlana Geier has spent sixty years of her life translating great Russian literature into German, including Dostoyevsky's five major novels - his ‘elephants' as she ... Read more
Nineteen twenties China, a time of transtion and hope, as the feudal society reluctantly bows to the promise of a new republic. In the remote North West, barely touched by change for thousands of years, a young girl is being carried to an arranged marriage. One of her bearers, a peasant, battles to ... Read more
This is the story of a new world, a world that begins in the mysterious universe of atoms and molecules, which combine in countless numbers to form everything we see and touch. It is the story of how man has learned from nature's examples to join these same atoms and molecules to form substances ... Read more
After completing his previous film, Pretty Village, Pretty Flame, director Srdjan Dragojevic vowed never to under­take another project dealing with the conflict in the former Yugoslavia. Thankfully, for MIFF audiences, Dragojevic was compelled by the true story of Pinki and Kraut, two ... Read more
This celebrated novel by Francois Mauriac was adapted for the screen by the author himself and by his son Claude, critic of "Le Figaro Literaire". The films director is Georges Franju who has previously given us the celebrated short films, Les sang des betes and Hotel des Invalides. ... Therese ... Read more
This often underrated work is the prototypical Jennings' war film yet its powerful overlay of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony on shots of Coventry Cathedral's wreckage and its climactic defiant battle cry of Handel's Halleluja. A Chorus against images of war factories and bombers taking off, heralded ... Read more
A colourful travelogue on modern Iceland from the life and bustle of Reykjavik to the glaciers and hot springs of the more remote inland areas. ... Read more
During the war of 1914, the Princess de Bormes organises an ambulance service to the front. She is aided by the young Thomas de Fontenoy, who manages to get the necessary authorisations on account of his alleged relationship to the general of the same name. After a couple of trips, during which ... Read more
Confusion in thought and experience is a con­stant of every big city in the world, caused by conflicts, struggles, beliefs, death, money and environmental degradation. Many people are able to endure and survive in this oppressive situation, but some fall, get trampled, leave. This film shows a ... Read more
Three cities: LA, Washington and Detroit. Cesspools of the 70s urban black. A pseudo-Nazi plan will cleanse these American citadels of the Negroid gene. Their water supplies will be injected with a serum that selectively kills all African Americans but leaves the Caucasian races unharmed. Three ... Read more
A symbolic short by the leading Dutch experimental film maker, Franz Zwartjes. The action takes place in a garden where a woman tries to find a place for a doll. There is no normal development of the story; realistic scenes are interrupted by abstract sequences. Sound and time-flow are manipulated. ... Read more
Images from a significant place from my childhood; a beach where I grew up, are ordered and structured in repetitive clusters, each moment in time sliced and woven to form a chaotic, rhythmic mix. --- D/P Marcia Jane TD Digibeta/2007/4 mins ... Read more
Ghosts and vampires on a lark in the neighbourhood cemetery. ... Read more
Everyone has personalised rules to live their life by. Small do's and don'ts that make each day easier to cope with, tips that evolve into almost routine. Hear folks just like you impart their invaluable advice on such subjects as the most effective way to kill flies, to find a good parking spot ... Read more
Tom is a boy on the verge of adulthood. Living a protected life with his parents and sister, he rebels against his father's plan to sell off the marshlands they own. His family's tradition has been to hunt ducks in the marshes and his grandfather is still living a solitary life operating a ... Read more
... ... Tjoet Nya' Dhien was the wife of the Acehnese rebel leader, Teuku Umar; she was also his chief strategist and political mentor. Teuku Umar was killed in battle in February 1899. For eight years after her husband's death, Tjoet Nya' Dhien led a band of Acehnese guerillas in the mountains of ... Read more
TJOET NYA' DHIEN was the wife of the Acehnese rebel leader, Teuku Umar, she was also his chief strategist and political mentor. Teuku Umar was killed in battle in February 1899. For eight years after her husband's death, Tjoet Nya' Dhien led a band of Acehnese guerillas in the mountains of Aceh at ... Read more
A documentary, a road movie and an explicit feature. ... Activists, artists, writers, musicians, sex workers and porn stars of various sexual (dis)orientations and gender expressions - they are the intrepid ‘pussy posse', hell-bent on championing a feminist manifesto that sets out to both ... Read more
A woman and man meet, fall in love and spend the rest of their lives together. Sounds fairly conventional? The catch—the couple met in their 70s. This short feature is a sensitive, deeply felt examination of two people, whose remarkable story is a joy to behold. ... Park Chi-gyu, 73, and Lee ... Read more
For Donna and Felicia, fearless teenage girls rolling with the punches in a man's world, things don't always go according to plan. ... --- D/S Rebecca Johnson P Dee Meaden, Sian Buckley, Rebecca Johnson WS Future Shorts TD 35mm/2008 ... Read more
In the spring of 1946 a great migration of landless peasants took place in Yugoslavia, organised by the government; a movement from the arid, rocky areas to the fertile plains of Voyvodina. Owing to the acute shortage of passenger trains, people travelled in freight cars, together with what few ... Read more
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