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“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
A man with wooden wings is flying through the air, while his fellow men below are working on a huge project. ... Read more
A film about the largest and most controversial prison system in the US — the Texas Department of Correction — with 32,000 inmates No film has yet been made about the TDC and the system has been under continual attack from government and civic groups which feel that it achieves ... Read more
The sense of sight is central to the experience of cinema and of the world for most people. This simple but profoundly moving documentary intimately suggests through the daring use of photographic special effects and sound prespective, the subjective point of view of the world of a man who has lost ... Read more
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This film is dedicated to Czech glassworkers whose artistic products are world renowned. Figurines of blown glass come to life in delicate and sensitive colour. Skilful camera work and imagination are combined to create a charming fairy tale. ... Read more
“Arresting and provocative… An authentic shocker.” - New York Times Another film from Shohei Imamura often muttered in the same breath as ‘masterpiece', Intentions of Murder (aka Unholy Desire) mixes sordid drama with social criticism in a delicate topic for the 60s - rape. Sadako is ... Read more
“Relationships are universal. You can have self-destructive and abusive relationships anywhere in the world.” - Steve Buscemi Before his assassination by an Islamic extremist in 2004, filmmaker Theo van Gogh planned on remaking three of his films in English. Interview was the first. Pierre ... Read more
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The cycle of measuring, evaluating and correcting in electronic data-processing equipment is called feedback. This film is an ingenious visualization of these concepts. ... Read more
In the 1950's, the French leftwing political artists-philosophers known as the Situationists invented a raw (and illegal) form of the 'com­pilation film' — gathering fragments from mainstream cinema, while somehow altering or twisting their meaning. Introduction To The End Of An Argument ... Read more
Every year, musicians come from all over the country to play, to listen, and to swap tunes in the Flea Ceoil, a week-end folk festival of centuries-old music, song and dance in the Gaelic tradition. ... Silver Bear, berlin Festival; Diploma of Honour, Moscow Festival. ... Read more
The scientific techniques used in forecasting the weather, and the international role of the Bureau of Meteorology of Australia, presented in an entertaining and lighthearted manner. ... Silver Award, Australian Film Awards. ... Read more
Based on a short story by Moebius, the famed French graphic novelist, this production is a confident, reverent rendering of Moebius' dark and peculiar fascinations. The humour is suitably bleak, as is the inspired production design. Is Man Good? puts paid to the insular, self-actualising logic that ... Read more
The spectral island wakes to mysterious life, flickers in a corpse &ndash: candle light and fades again into the dark. ... Read more
An artistic confrontation with the global phenomenon of trafficking in women. Taking an unconventional approach, filmmaker Anja Salomonowitz creates a ‘fictional documentary' where the true stories of women subjected to trafficking are told by everyday people close to - but not a part of - the ... Read more
In 1981 Sir Sidney Nolan was invited by the producer, director and scriptwriter to collaborate in making a filmic evocation of the life of the great French poet Arthur Rimbaud. ... Nolan painted 31 large canvases. These and other works of his are interwoven with fascinating historical photographs ... Read more
Welcome Back Kotter meets La Haine in this fascinating fly-on-the-wall account of youth worker Tomer Heymann (also the filmmaker) and the gang (Hasrutim, in Hebrew), a teenage youth group from a housing estate in the town of Azur, near Tel Aviv. Shot over two years by Heymann, the film documents ... Read more
“A three-headed, amped-up, guitar-shredding slamdown powered by a pan-generational trio of rock gods.” - Variety ... Filmmaker Davis Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth) fires up the Marshall stack for this raucous tribute to the electric guitar, and ode to three guitar legends. It Might Get Loud ... Read more
Four handicapped children of ten, each working at their task; to write, to swim to dance, to speak. We do not see their disability, not 'how hard it must be for them', but rather see them simply at work, acting and existing in the world that their bodies shape for them. it works uses the simplest ... Read more
Laetitia and Yeliz are about to graduate as hairdressers and open a salon, but first they plan to party. ... --- ... D/S Claire Burger, Marie Amachoukeli P Isabelle Madelaine WS Dharamsala L French w/English subtitles TD 35mm/2009 ... --- ... D/S Claire Burger, Marie Amachoukeli P Isabelle ... Read more
Jabe is no ordinary babe. She measures a towering 188cm, wields a whip for a living and has aspirations to work in the funeral industry. Jabe also has a life-threatening condition called Marfan Syndrome, a connective-tissue disorder that affects one in 3000 people and of which the most evident ... Read more
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