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The search for Yokohama Mary, an infamous former prostitute who went missing over a decade ago, becomes a journey through Japan's post-war past. Yokohama Mary was a prostitute in the Japanese port-city during the years following the end of World War II. In the decades since then, she became a ... Read more
A glorious, dynamic melodrama written by Mizoguchi collaborator Yoda Yoshikata, [Yoshiwara: The Pleasure Quarter] ranks among Uchida's finest films. ... A successful textile industrialist from the provinces is beloved by his employees for his kindness, but cannot find a wife because of a ... Read more
A charming portrait of the filmmaker's 94-year-old Greek grandmother, combining flashes of gentle humour with poignant moments of sadness. ... D/P/S Natalie Cunningham L Greek w/English subtitles WS VCA School of Film & Television TD HD Cam/2012 ... Read more
The film shows the wide range of activities and disciplines that go toward the making of an opera, centering on preparations for Don Pasquale and on the young soprano, Isobel Buchanan, a leading artist with the Australian Opera Company. ... Read more
“The good music documentaries don't begin by assuming you care; they end by making you.” - Keven McAlester ... Former music journalist, Keven McAlester, portraits one of rock ‘n' roll's most tragic figures, Roger Kynard “Roky” Erickson of the infamous Thirteenth Floor Elevators in You're ... Read more
After her stepson's tragic shotgun suicide. Joan Dougherty was inspired to start a company that specialises in cleaning crime scenes. With amazing good humour, Dougherty relates the typically bizarre but sometimes blackly comic nature of her grim profession. Some things are better left unknown but ... Read more
Young Adam UK'Ewan McGregor gives the finest performance of his career in an intensely sinister British gem.' -The GuardianYoung Adam is an atmospheric, sex-drenched drama set amid the waterways of post-war Scotland. Ewan McGregor is Joe, an enigmatic drifter who finds work on a barge, travelling ... Read more
A second-rate crooner sings to his love, while his face becomes a permutating landscape. A bizarre animation. reminiscent of Godley & Creme's Cry. ... Read more
Bonni loves Wiltem. Willem loves himself, and the company of others, but not Bonni's. Bonni wonders what a girl has to do to attract a man. She asks for our advice. A comedy. ... Read more
The portrayal of what the son sees in the life of his father. Dr. Yukawa, Japan's Nobel prizewinner, and his world of cosmotrones. ... Read more
MIFF has brought together the amazing and imaginative works by Image Forum, Japan. Exclusive to MIFF, these short films are at the epicentre of experimental filmmaking in a range of styles. [The Trains] (Hirata Takahiro, 8 mins) is a rhythmic rendition of [Kaerunoouta] (Frog song), created by the ... Read more
Zardoz is a bleak projection of twentieth-century western society into the twenty-third century. The film is set in the year 2293. and images a society that has developed from our technology. People are ranked into a new order. On top is an elitist group of failing aesthetes who enjoy eternal ... Read more
The story of two enemies, business rivals, and perhaps conspirators - Zero and Steinmetz, and of Vivian, Zero's secretary and constant companion. Time, as well as moving in the ordinary sense, moves backward and forward in history and into projections of the future so that Zero and Steinmetz have ... Read more
Ken McMullen's most ambitious film to date traces the story of ... one of those shadowy figures from the past through whom we ... seek to learn the true temper of an extraordinary time. She is ... Zina, Leon Trotsky's daughter, whose copious letters to her ... father and others form the solid basis ... Read more
A seemingly simple matter - that of a woman continuing to work after marrying—is the cause for consternation and calamity in Ebrahim Mokhtan's Zinat.The young rural healthcare nurse of the title, vital to her village's wellbeing, is soon to be wed. In fundamentalist Islamic Iran this ... Read more
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