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“Each of our pictures is a kind of visual love letter from us to the viewer, and it's the space between the viewer and the picture which makes art.” - George ProuschJulian Cole's latest film charts the 40-year career of one of the art world's most well known double acts, Gilbert Prousch and ... Read more
A seedy interior reminiscent of an early porn genre, some wickedly choreographed double exposures techniques and a transparent filmmaker having sex with herself, makes Mit Mir a silently confronting encounter. Who said experimental cinema couldn't be both smart and sexy! ... Read more
With Time To Kill is a film of the street and the city, of two cops and their prey. Lt. Nick Yates and Sgt. Max Clements make a hit-list and set out to rid their town of the human garbage that has accumulated out of the corruption that surrounds them. The hunters become the hunted in deadly, urban ... Read more
... ... In a maelstrom of confused childhood experi­ences and nightmarish memories half lost in an over medicated haze the story of John Harrowell emerges in this intense micro-docu-drama. Incarcerated for 27 years, John talks of being taken to the 'Sunbury Lunatic Asylum' as a child, the ... Read more
Australia has made a name for itself since the 1960s for mysterious disappearances on its remote stretches of bitumen. And backpackers have often been at the centre of these chilling episodes. Based on a true story, [Wolf Creek] is the well-crafted debut feature of Greg McLean, which tracks the ... Read more
“Konraad writes a letter. This is where the film begins. Eventually he will die. This is where the film ends.” - filmmaker Nanouk Leopold After the death of his wife, Konraad decides he wants to join her, much to the dismay of his only daughter, Maria. Maria's own family is a mess. Her ... Read more
Renaissance, "modern style" — decorative, erotic and fantastic. ... Lion of St. Marc, Venice Festival; Silver Medal, Padua Festival. ... Read more
Rosaria Suarez, a ballerina with the Ballet Nacional de Cuba, discusses the effects of motherhood on her work in the ballet company. ... Read more
What do wombats do when the lights go out? Wombats is an amusing account of one of Aus­tralia's most lovable animals; lovable, that is, if you're not a farmer! ... Read more
From the classical period to the present, the film traces prejudice against the physically active woman, shows the rise of women's participation in sports and the growing awareness of their rights. ... Read more
Linda longs for the attention, empowerment and sensuality seemingly guaranteed by breast implants. Her friends and even the waitress at their table try to convince her that happiness doesn't come neatly packaged in silicone. ... Read more
Hungarian wooden grave-posts are of ancient origin — some survived from pre-Christian times. Originally, the posts had no inscriptions; the personal details of the deceased were revealed by the size, shape and the paintings on the carved, symbolic grave marks. Later, the carvings grew more ... Read more
Kolar at his best with a simple graphic. Dog and cat are smudges of lines in different colours in the traditional cartoon rivalry. ... Read more
Rover's Kennel catches fire, much to the lamb's concern, but mother sheep comes to the rescue. ... Read more
Experimental essay film exploring the notion of the "alien" in relation to U.S. immigration policies toward Mexican and Hispanic peoples. Archival footage, computer generated effects, animation, collage and montage are very effectively employed in a deceptively light-hearted reflection on 'alien' ... Read more
In sketchy outlines the film refers to the everyday life of working women and ends with an allegorical tableau. ... Read more
Won the Grierson Award at the London Film Festival. ... What would you be prepared to do to earn a living? Michael Glawogger's eye-opening documentary focuses on the extremes to which people will go to earn a wage or, more particularly, those working people that have no choice. ... Told in six ... Read more
Without a commentary, this study gives an atmospheric impression of the relationship between horse and rider during a workout. ... Bronze Award, Australian Film Awards. ... Read more
"Mahdi Fleifel's passionate, ironic, bittersweet A World Not Ours ... flips storytelling and Mideast-Arab cliches on their heads, while weaving an irresistible mood of amused melancholy." – Variety ... Born in Dubai but raised in Denmark, director Mahdi Fleifel's upbringing involved frequent ... Read more
When the real world is too hard edged and your heels hurt, even a paper-thin fantasy can offer refuge.---D/P/S Lotje van Lieshout L English TD video/col/2005/5mins ... Read more
“A crazy, foul-mouthed black comedy that blows up every rule of taste and common sense and somehow gets away with it.” - Entertainment Weekly ... With pitch-black humour and the subtlety of a sledgehammer, comedian and filmmaker Bobcat Goldthwait (Sleeping Dogs Lie, Shakes the Clown) offers his ... Read more
Rudyard Kipling: his life and philosophy. ... Read more
In 1962, Michael Rockefeller disappeared in Indonesian New Guinea and was never found. It was rumoured that he had been killed and cannibalisticaily eaten by the Asmat headhunters of the South West Coast. This film sets out to show how the tribe's ecology of swamp forest could produce the beautiful ... Read more
... ... A writer, confronted by the perplexities of the blank page, is murdered by his typewriter Cmielewski's humorous allegory of creative constipation relieved by the death of the author is a witty addition to the genre of threatening autonomy on the part of machines, so often explored in ... Read more
It was one of those days when he just couldn't write, and things weren't going to get better. In fact, he didn't know how much worse...The writer comes to a full stop. It's a surreal thing, baby. ... Read more
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