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A young British artist, driving through the States in the heat of August, discovers a man whose face he has recently drawn without ever having seen. The two men are drawn toward the terrifying climax they are both powerless to control. ... Read more
A little fellow in a bowler hat . . . A disquieting red liquid which pours out drop by drop . . . An unusual illustration of a traditional French song. ... Read more
“Bielinsky is a meticulous craftsman. Every moment has a payoff… A meticulously conceived and executed heist pic that is equally concerned with character.” - Hollywood Reporter ... An introverted taxidermist who fantasises about pulling off the perfect crime finds his dreams unexpectedly ... Read more
It is the dream of many to challenge the world, to prove superiority in the areas of sport, science, or artistic endeavour. ... Aurora Australis is the story of such a challenge, documenting the story of four Australians who take on the world. ... Read more
The story of what is happening in the northern and central areas of Australia. It contrasts the stone-age nomad making fire and the blazing furnaces at Mount Isa; an aborigine digging yams and modern rice growing; hunting kangaroos for food and the Air Beef operations at Glenroy. ... Read more
Paul Winkler, one of Australia's foremost stylistic and technical innovators devised 'The Matte-Box Image Shifter' to achieve in-camera effects usually achieved by optical printing. ... Still photos of animals are integrated into 'live' action shots of the Australian bush. ... "The Sentinels Are ... Read more
"I wanted to make the world a better place by inventing a perpetual motion machine. At the front during WWII I realised that there is only one perpetual motion machine: the weapon"—Michail Kalashnikov. ... Automat Kalashnikov is a documentary portrait of a weapon which, unlike any other, has ... Read more
The cinema of the absurd finds new champions in the form of directors Benoît Delépine and Gustave de Kervern. When a deaf-mute dog handler's employer falls victim to his own paranoia, the dog handler is drawn into a scheme to kidnap an obese billionaire's dog. The plan goes awry and the ... Read more
Set in a housing scheme in Manchester and the streets of ... King's Cross, London Based on fact, AWAYDAY traces one ... week in the lives of two sharp, energetic, unemployed teenage women, both looking for a way out. ... Read more
A free interpretation of Australian Aborigine's belief about their rock - Ayers ... Rock. ... Read more
Three more surprising shorts from the Aardman studio. Non-Domestic Appliance, about a matador's duel to the death, with a surreal twist; Ernest, an irreverent and frenetic account of one man's life from beginning to bitter end; and Comfy, about going to great lengths to get a good night's sleep. ... Read more
Azumi Japan'Boasting some of the most impressive swordplay in the history of samurai epics, Azumi is a visceral masterpiece of violent style and powerful substance. This modern-day classic is driven by the fierce performance of Aya Ueto as Azumi, a beautiful young girl with a ruthless mission to ... Read more
A fetishistic, slyly humorous history of one of America's great war machines, the B-52 bomber. Director Harmut Bitomsky is as fascinated by this gargantuan jet's place in the global power structure as he is by the sensuous curves of wings and fuselage. ... Bitomsky pieces together a complete ... Read more
Hang Gi, a tough pimp ruling his brothel with an iron fist, has a huge chip on his shoulder. Moments after setting eyes on Seon-hwa, a pretty and proper college student, he forces her to kiss him, indifferent to her disgust, until a beating by soldiers sends him on his way. A scheme is concocted by ... Read more
This exceedingly beautiful anthropological film observes and exhalts the life of the Baka Pygmies who live in the forests of South-East Cameroon. The languid flow of the picture allows the viewer to become engrossed, to get a sense of the gentle pace of these people's lives. Exceptional sound ... Read more
Will the arms race ever stop? ... Read more
A film eulogy to Oscar Wilde is created using the words Wilde spoke from the dock of the Old Bailey: "The Love That Dare Not Speak Its Name." It foregrounds homosexual desire and the legislation against it in a visual representation of the words that Wilde uses in this speech. A passionate and ... Read more
Successfully mixing intimate drama with proselytising political fiction, filmmaker Abderrahmane Sissako has concocted an infinitely original and profoundly moving means for voicing Africa's grievances in his latest film, Bamako. ... Melé is a bar singer, her husband Chaka is out of work and the ... Read more
Torn from the headlines of today's tabloids, nothing you may have seen before from the Indian cinema will prepare you for the shock of Bandit Queen. ... India's most famous and most feared outlaw surrendered to the police in 1983. This outlaw stood accused of numerous counts of murder and ... Read more
The journey of a jazz band to a concert is used as the basis for this highly diverting advertising film. ... Read more
A banquet comes to an unexpected climax. ... Read more
Barcode is an animated road movie that takes the viewer through an abstract virtual landscape of light and shadow. Screened at Rotterdam Festival this is a computer-generated choreography of light and space to music composed by Erik Stok. Winner Golden Palm at Annecy. ... Read more
An elegant animation that shows that for the dogs of Constantinople, 1910 was a very bad year. Winner of the Palme d'Or at Cannes. ... --- ... D Serge Avédikian P Ron Dyens, Aurélia Prévieu S Serge Avédikian, Karine Mazloumian WS Sacrebleu Productions L French w/English ... Read more
"The moment I accepted the scholar­ship, I sold myself to the Government — lock, stock and barrel . . .! And so now I may just as well sell myself to anyone I choose . . .!" These are the first words of the film — a young man suddenly decides to leave behind everything he has been ... Read more
On a hot August afternoon in 1972, John Wojtowicz rushed into a Brooklyn bank, demanding money in a desperate effort to finance his lover's sex-change operation. So began a chain of events that became the basis for Sidney Lumet's 1972 film, Dog Day Afternoon. What had begun as a quick robbery soon ... Read more
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