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A parable without dialogue summed up by the final title. "Cineasts are people who rob themselves of the present and others of a future." ... Read more
The course of a volcanic eruption is shown from beginning to end: the rarely seen termination of volcanic activity is included. Devastation and beauty are the aftermath. ... Silver Osella for Children's Film, Venice 1970 ... Read more
During the night of January 23rd, 1973. a volcanic eruption broke out on Heimaey, the biggest of the Westmann Islands. A fissure then opened only 200 metres from Iceland's most important fishing centre, the town of Vestmannaeyjar. ... Read more
Fires on the Plain, like director Ichikawa's earlier Harp of Burma, is concerned with the futility and horror of war, and protests at the private suffering which comprises this social catastrophe. It reveals the Japanese army on the island of Leyte, in the final stages of defeat and disintegration ... Read more
Clarrie and Lex are mutually supportive old mates. However. the onset of senility threatens and finally destroys their independence Good performances and sensitive portrayal of problems of aged men. ... Read more
As the forces of the Third Reich clash with the Red Army on the Eastern Front, a hidden war is waged between Nazi occultists and a Russian psychic. ... In 1942, as Nazi Germany marches on the Russian homeland, Nadya, the lone survivor of a secret organisation of teenage Soviets with supernatural ... Read more
An animated tale about monkeys chasing after the moon. ... Read more
Five Iran/FranceOne of the two Abbas Kiarostami films to be screened at this year's Festival'both of which premiered at Cannes this year'Five is an utterly contemplative and meditative abstract work. An homage to the Japanese cinematic master Ozu, the film is composed solely of five single shots ... Read more
Five college students - Madison, Novak, Keith, Moore and Mathews - team up and joke about a robbery of Harold's Club in Reno. It starts off as an intellectual prank, but soon ends up the real thing. Internal conflicts mount between Mathews (who planned the heist) and Madison (whose disapproval ... Read more
Five Sides of a Coin USA/Canada'If God had to choose one religion that best articulated his intentions, he would choose hip-hop.' Aesop Rock is amongst the horde of hip-hop identities that don't mince their words in this phenomenal history lesson. Jazzy Jay, Kool Herc, De La Soul, Phase Too ... Read more
A commuter steals an intriguing photo-strip on a station platform, then comes face to face with the young doctor it depicts. ... This pocket-sized re-working restores the melodramatic tradition of yesteryear with an emotive music score and a steamy railway station setting a la Brief Encounter ... Read more
"The material used in this tape was shot on film during the rehearsal period of the Wooster Group's new theatre piece which is based on Gustav Flaubert's The Temptation of St Anthony, as well as the letters and |ourna!s relating to his periods of travel in the Middle East. In general, the piece ... Read more
Flitters concerns the special quality of two brother's friendship as one of them is placed in an institution. ... Read more
A floating man attracts a crowd of onlookers. After a comical series of failed rescue attempts, the man resumes his ascent. A warm and lyrical film that is sure to delight audiences. ... Read more
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A novel idea for escaping the wrath of cuckolded husbands. ... Read more
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A young girl arrives at a hospital to have her fogged-up eyes fixed. But a simple operation becomes complicated when Sister Enid introduces her to the healing powers of God and the wicked coma patient in the next bed. ... Read more
In mid 1996 a group of 14 women - mainly mid­dle aged - rode motorbikes all the way around Australia to promote breast cancer awareness. Sydney based documentary maker Pat Fiske has produced a road movie with a difference - a record of the journey, punctuated by portraits of the women, and the ... Read more
Civilisation exists on the backs of starving mil­lions, but also at the expense of future genera­tions. Civilisation survives by stuffing itself at all costs with the cannibalising of culture and bureaucracy! Svankmajer creates another bizarre, visual feast. ... Read more
Food. Religion. Televison. Using a multiplicity of styles, this technically accomplished animation seeks to present a critique of religion and consumer culture. With stylistic references to Ian Svankmaier and the Brothers Quay this film makes an impressive idiosyncratic statement. ... Read more
"Does for the supermarket what Jaws did for the beach." - Variety ... Robert Kenner unravels the spinning of a pastoral lie, where agrarian fantasies presented on product packaging, like docile cows and green meadows, are nothing more than that - fantasies. According to Food, Inc., the average ... Read more
The story of one man's unholy fascination with God.---D/S Joe Tucker P/S Raphael Warner TD DigiBeta/2007/11mins ... Read more
Vietnam, 1969, a soldier encounters a Vietcong girl. They take aim at each other. Something is wrong. ... Read more
A real-life thriller about Norma Khouri, the people she conned and how no-one's safe in the age of spin. In July 2004, Norma Khouri, best-selling author of Forbidden Love, was exposed as a fake. She had won fame and fortune as a Jordanian virgin on the run from Islamic extremists who had put a ... Read more
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