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It's Akira with humour, Roadrunner wilh humans, an animated Pulp Fiction! Bill Plympton's animated masterpiece - built for adults who don't care about political correctness - is an insanely funny romp into a bizarre world governed by the cartoonist's surreal mind. Newlyweds Grant and Kerry find ... Read more
It's Akira with humour, Roadrunner with humans, an animated Pulp Fiction! Bill Plympton's toon masterpiece —for adults who don't care about political correctness - is an insanely funny romp into a bizarre world governed by the cartoonist's surreal mind. Newlyweds Grant and Kerry find their ... Read more
The construction of female sexuality from a male perspective has been the favoured target of feminists since the women's liberation struggle began, ... launching a definitive attack on the male vision of women and the history of a female subservience, the contemporary perspective presented by these ... Read more
“A saga of opportunism, identity, money, sex and, of course, beer. And sex.” - Variety After realising even the wealthiest man will get down on his hands and knees to pick up loose change, the vertically challenged Jan Díte decides he only wants one thing in life - to be a millionaire. Over ... Read more
The film, which is based on Douglas Lockwood's book "I The Aboriginal", traces the siory of Phillip Roberts, a full blooded AIawa tribesman from the Roper River, from the time of his meeting wiih a doctor who takes him on as a driver, until his appointment as Medical Assistant in the Commonwealth ... Read more
This film, drawn and animated by young Gipsy school children, tells about their lives, their plans for the future, of still-surviving Gipsy superstitions, and the children's joy in making the film. ... Read more
"We don't have a plan, so nothing can go wrong", the most famous comic of our times once declared. ... [I Told You I was Ill: The Life and Legacy of Spike Milligan] is an intimate portrait of comic genius and manic-depressive Spike Milligan, told largely through his three daughters, his brother and ... Read more
I Want To Be A Pilot Spain Deep in the slums of East Africa, a 12-year-old boy has only one dream. ... D/S/P Diego Quemada-Diez WS Lolita Peliculitas Artes Visuales SL TD 35mm/col/2006/12mins ... Read more
I'll be Home for Christmas cuts through social taboos to explore the subculture of people commonly dismissed as ‘derelicts'. In its portrayal of five homeless men, the film challenges conventional views of alcoholism and homelessness by depicting these men as members of a social network with a ... Read more
An animated film symbolically showing a petty-bourgeois who takes care only of himself. ... Read more
This film shows the recent exhibition dedicated to the 400th anniversary of Sao Paulo. Ibirapuera reflects the past of the city and its industrial development for the past 400 years. ... Read more
Festival favourite and dependably inventive animator Bill Plympton (Mutant Aliens, MIFF 2002) has produced a neat and nasty moral opus. ... In a bleak urban world of cars, bars and burbs, a cruel and selfish man makes an unpleasant discovery; he is growing wings. These irremovable appendages ... Read more
Meet Dennis Woodruff, Hollywood street personality and self confessed Brando Idle. Via Hollywood landmarks, including 'The Woodruff Mobile', we follow this definitive wannabe as he tries to convince us that his big break is only a matter of time. Idling Brando is a sympathetic day in the life ... Read more
Archival and original footage is mixed to describe architectural, automotive and electronic realms that have shaped the great American nomadic experience. From mobile billboards to karaoke machines, this experimental documentary essay combines images that evoke the otherside of the American sprawl ... Read more
A group of Japanese hire a tour bus with one intention: communal suicide. Everyone on this fatal trip, including the driver and perky female guide, has financial or per­sonal woes that have led them to take desperate mea­sures. ... The debut feature by Takeshi Kitano protege Hiroshi Shimizu ... Read more
Made by a young Italian director with a cast of non-professional actors, Il Posto concentrates on revealing its characters during a significant period of their lives. The story is very simple. Aged sixteen, Domenico leaves his crowded parents' flat in a suburb of Milan, to look for his first job ... Read more
Made by a young Italian director with a cast of non-professional actors. // Posto concentrates on revealing its characters during a significant period of their lives. The story is very simple. Aged sixteen. Domenico leaves his parents' crowded flat in a suburb of Milan to look for his first job ... Read more
Images proceeds like an Escber drawing, like a dragon reaching out and back into the screen, into the mind, into the fractured visions of Cathryn, beautiful, privileged and fragile as glass. ... Her husband, Hugh, impotently rich, is unaware of his wife's discoloured world; he cackles inanely ... Read more
About the loss of the filmmaker's grandmother, this film is an enticing yet evasive construction of memory a hunting down of memory's elusive traces through the synaptic repetition of images and designs. ... Read more
A remarkable example of the 'Kulturfilme' - a series of general short subjects produced by the Nazis during the Third Reich and designed to foster and reinforce the correct ideological attitudes to sport, work, and race. ... "They pretend a certain populism, a close and understanding look at the ... Read more
Three piano pieces by Debussy set to film by Jean Mitry, maker of Pacific 231. ... Read more
A portrait of a woman caught between the trauma of the past and the illusion it can create in the present. ... --- D/S Edwin McGill P Annie Flynn, Jason Byrne L English, Russian w/English subtitles TD 35mm/2009 ... Read more
A modern ethnological documentary of a journey through Africa with commentaries by psychiatrist Dr Nakang Na Nbog and traditional healer Yol Yol. The ontological and imperial conflicts of western intellectualism and traditional cultures are brought into sharp focus. ... Read more
A Korean-born girl in the USA struggles with teenage alienation in this expressive film from first-time director So Yong Kim. First-generation immigrant Aimie lives with her mother in the north east of the United States. A withdrawn teen, further marginalised by her race and poor English, she finds ... Read more
“Just when you think you've seen every possible variation on the hit-man genre, Irish playwright Martin McDonagh… has fashioned an audacious combination of Old World grace and modern ultraviolence.” - Hollywood Reporter ... Bruges, Belgium is the kind of medieval city that exists in ... Read more
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