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A young cameraman of erotic films and an old and forgotten inventor get together for a strange and complex experiment, inspired by the theory that the television antennae can capture ghosts' magnetic energies. [In Darkness] screened in the Cinéfondation programme Cannes, 2005. --- D/S Juan Manuel ... Read more
... ... At last, a Chinese feature that gets to grips with everyday contemporary life. Gone is the stylised historical drama of older directors like Chen Kaige and Zhang Yimou. Like Sons (also showing in this year's festival) and a number of other films currently held up by the Chinese censors, In ... Read more
BASED IN NEWCASTLE, Amber is a unique collective involved m film and photographic projects aimed at documenting the lives of working-class people in Britain's North East Their work has traditionally combined documentary and drama in unusual situations In Fading Light represents their most ambitious ... Read more
Take a 16-minute thrill ride as the 'dead' Robert arrives to be assessed in purgatory.From the director of Thank You For Smoking, special MIFF guest Jason Reitman, see this short screen with his debut feature.---D/S Jason Reitman P Daniel Dubiecki, Tim Crane, Dominic Cianciolo WS Atom Films L ... Read more
Take a 16 minute thrill ride as the 'dead' Robert arrives to be assessed in purgatory. Prognosis: Hell! Our hero takes fate into his own hands, taking the elevator back to earth to rectify his past imperfect; the 'God Squad' is in hot 'virtual' pursuit. But sometimes even divine intervention isn't ... Read more
Anthropologist Myerhoff investigates the ultra-orthodox Jewish ghetto of Fairfax, Los Angeles, and asks questions about the lifestyle and values of its inhabitants. Her academic pursuit of knowledge is complicated by a personal health crisis, producing a documentary with two separate themes . . ... Read more
It is happening now: in our country. ... Shot by Dutch cinematographer Leonard Retel Helmrich, known for his innovative camera techniques, this documentary is one of the most exquisitely crafted pieces of filmmaking in this section - and beyond. In My Father's Country takes us inside the Dhuruputji ... Read more
Mao Tse Tung said: "To study is to learn, but to work is also to learn, and the more important way of learning." Two members of a political group are challenged to test this theory in practice. ... Read more
Direct from Directors' Fortnight at this year's Cannes Film Festival, In the Beginning was the Eye is a film about narration and remembering; about the volatility of language and image and the tricks our sensual perception plays on us. Lurid postcards and filmed images of the exact locations are ... Read more
Live action and animation combine to depict little girls encounter with fear down in the cellar, producing suspenseful and fantastic results . . . Jan Svankmajer has been making animation films since 1964, and is active in the Magic Lantern theatre of Prague. ... Read more
Two brothers eke out a hand-to mouth existence gutting fish. Their mother is in hospital, dying from an incurable disease. In the Jungle is a confronting look at contemporary Korean life. It is a challenging film—dark and gritty, at times reminiscent of Ken Loach's sombre 'social realism'. An ... Read more
Gary Greenberg was a Unabomber groupie. He was in constant contact by phone and mail with Ted Kaczynski. one of the FBI's Most Wanted, before his arrest on multiple explosives and firearms charges. Greenberg approached this extremely paranoid individual, gamed his trust and offered to write a ... Read more
Well known for his landmark Battle of Chile trilogy, which received considerable international exposure and press coverage during the 1970's, Patncio Guzman returned to his native country m 1986 to shoot this documentary dealing with the role of the Roman Catholic Church in Chile during the years ... Read more
A film about a grand passion, an insatiable love based on a real case in Japan concerning the relationship between Kichizo, a married inn-keeper, and Sada, a serving girl Their brief and intense affair in 1936 ended with Sada killing her lover, and being found four days later, wandering the streets ... Read more
Set designer, art director and maker of the highly successful Sebastiane. Jubilee and The Tempest. Derek Jarman has recently returned to Super 8 to produce his new films. Using a combination of old and new footage. the films have been expertly blown up to 1 6mm Working closely with Throbbing ... Read more
Violence in human life is so ugly as to be fascinating. ... Read more
The manufacture of aircraft in Holland, Britain and U.S.A., and scenes of tourist interest in Paris, Rome, London and New York and the Australian outback. ... Read more
“Raya Martin's weather-beaten melodrama is one hallucinatory emotional hothouse.” - Time Out New York ... With fake backdrops, overacting, deliberately rough effects and a black and white 1:33 aspect ratio, Independencia harks back to golden era of 1930s cinema to tell an earnest tale about a ... Read more
The Indus Basin is one of the heaviest populated areas of the world. On partition, ffour-fifths of this irrigated area went to Pakistan, but the rivers all flowed out of India, where the water was needed. ... Gold Medal, Venice Chamber of Commence. ... Read more
Taking its place besides the classic John Woo and Tsuik Hark Hong Kong action films of the 80s and 90s, Infernal Affairs is as hard boiled and relentless as they come. Yan (Tony Leung Chiu-wai) is an undercover cop working with the triads, recruited before he graduated from the police academy. Ming ... Read more
This is a study of Ingmar Bergman, as film director. The film was made during the preparation and shooting of The Touch, and gives a penetrating portrait of Bergman. It contains a long interview in which he defines and analyses the practical and ethical problems of film direction. ... Read more
Film Australia filmed the Australian Broadcasting Commission's major contribution to the Jubilee Year, a re-enactment of Sturt's 1829 Expedition down the Murrumbidgee and Murray Rivers. The re-enactment cast actors Grant Taylor and Rod Taylor as Charles Sturt and George McLeay, and army personnel ... Read more
ln l942, a Serbian acrobat named Dragoljub Aleksic made a film about himself in occupied Belgrade. lt was the story of an orphan girl driven by her stepmother into the arms of a rich man when her true love belongs to the acrobat. The acrobat saves her after many heroic deeds. The print of the film ... Read more
“Say hello to the motherf**king anti-Juno.” - Village Voice ... Starring a menacing and unrelentingly psychotic Beatrice Dalle (Betty Blue) as the foetus-obsessed ‘femme', Inside is a powerful experiment in extreme, sadistic filmmaking that blows genre conventions through the roof. ... Read more
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