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The Wild, Wild Rose (1960) is an energetic rendering of Bizet's famous opera Carmen. Transported to the nightlife district in Hong Kong, the classic tale of temptation and jealousy is given a film noir treatment by director Wong Tin Lam. Deng (played by the exquisite Grace Chang) is a fiery ... Read more
With many fascinating shots of rare species of wildfowl, this colour film documents the twin duties - observation and protection - of the Wildfowl Trust in Gloucestershire. ... First Prize, Vancouver Festival. ... Read more
An impression of offshore oil operations in a desolate area. ... Silver Award, Australian Film Awards 1970: Second Prize, Captain Cook Bi-Centenary Film Awards, 1970 ... Read more
A close look at the primitive, untamed and backward wilderness, and the effect on it if the dam goes ahead. ... Read more
Olegas Truchanas and Peter Dombrovskis were two of Australia's greatest wilderness photographers. Their work became synonymous with campaigns to protect Tasmania's natural heritage, campaigns that changed Australia's awareness of its environment forever. This insightful documentary is a wonderful ... Read more
An off-beat, tourist promotion film, extolling the attractions of the Great Barrier Reef. ... Bronze Award, Jedda Award, Australian Film Awards. ... Read more
A film of exceptional interest made from photographs, engravings, early newsreels, and posters. It discloses none of his beliefs but testifies to his stature as a leader. ... Read more
American photographer William Eggleston introduced colour photography into an art world still clinging to monochrome. When the Museum of Modern Art in New York used Eggleston's work to mark its first one-man colour photographic exhibition in 1976, the museum inflamed outrage in the critics who ... Read more
The first western star, William S. Hart, produced, directed his own films, and appeared in all of them as the lead. In this study of his work, we see extensive extracts from two of his sagas: Tumbleweeds and Hell's Hinges. Hart himself appears on the screen, introducing a re-issued version oi ... Read more
Wilpena Pound (Flinders Ranges) and environs are filmed in 7381 print stock, Eastmancolor negative and black and white negative to reveal different landscape characteristics. ... Read more
A man is called to his grandmother's deathbed. As he waits for her to die, he recalls his youth: electrostatic generators were his best friends. ... Read more
A man is called to his grandmother's deathbed. As he waits for her to die, he recalls his youth and the electrostatic generators that were his best friends. ... Read more
The second part of a trilogy by Claire ... Mussell about her own family, is a portrait of her mother, Win, a woman of 57, who has been blind since her twenties. ... In spite of her handicap, Win tries to ... achieve a stability, a joy in living, which ... will enable her to get the better of the ... Read more
A film poem with flying hats, talking trees and weather vanes. Wind is a lyrical and beautiful venture into the memories of an old woman. ... And the little girl says "It is as if Heaven gently kissed the Earth, so that the Earth should dream of Heaven in its blossom gleam." ... Read more
FRIDAY 11 AUGUST, 9PM - SOLD OUT ... The Wind that Shakes the Barley was winner of the Palme d'Or at this year's Cannes Film Festival. Both an ardent observer of reality and a deeply committed political filmmaker, Ken Loach turns back the pages of time to confront issues of family, patriotism and ... Read more
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Tragedy tears a close-knit group of high-school friends apart, forcing them to forge individual paths. ... For the Taiwan chapter of the Winds of September trilogy, director Tom Shu-Yu Lin brings us a coming-of-age story set against the backdrop of the Taiwan baseball game-fixing scandal of 1996 ... Read more
The two adorable Hubley children, who made their debut in Moonbird ten years ago, continue their exploration of the world of reality and fantasy in this animated film which, once again, records their conversations on the sound track. ... Read more
A free documentary on the building and flying of model aircraft. ... Read more
The 'wings of death' pursue a young addict - trying to escape from a violent murder. He takes refuge in a decaying hotel - inhabited by creatures from his imagination - victims of their own gross forms of addiction. Trapped in a room, haunted by voices and shadows, he struggles with his physical ... Read more
Shot on the southern coast of England, David Leland's drama, Wish You Were Here is about a teenage girl of the 1950s unfashionably fascinated by sex. Played by newcomer Emily Lloyd, the character of Lynda is a strong-willed non conformist, the despair of her widowed father, whose boredom and ... Read more
This chilling 17th century saga is a brutal examination of the occult and the consequences of belief, in the physical presence of dark forces, escalating out of control. The Reverend Jón Magnússon is a star theology student and an idealistic young priest. Fresh from the seminary, he is sent ... Read more
Sarah's father has disappeared; her mother, too, is lost to the adult world, fighting a private battle against the agony of rejection. But jeal­ousy, cruelty and pain are also the stuff of fairy tales, and Sarah has her own interpretation of the age-old story unfolding before her. (SB) ... Read more
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