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A celebration of the rain forests and a study of the attitudes towards them from the time of the first occupants - the Aborigines. ... Read more
This unique film is based on the letters of Maryse Holder, former academic and part-time teacher, on an extended "vacation from feminism", in Mexico. She's on a quest for love, sex and freedom, and is determined to tell ail, which she does in a fury of letters to her friend Elaine, in Canada, The ... Read more
When her marriage to Neville Montague (John Gilbert) is stopped by his strict father, impetuous, aristocratic Diana Merrick (Greta Garbo) throws her bonnet over a few more windmills and marries a charming scoundrel (Johnny Mack Brown). After his arrest and suicide, Neville now married, returns to ... Read more
A Woman of Paris, the first serious drama by Charlie Chaplin, has not been available for general audiences since the late 1920s. The film was made in 1923, written and directed by Chaplin, and quickly became a major influence on other film-makers, including Sergei Eisenstein, René Clair and Ernst ... Read more
A hidden camera is used to observe the first-form children of a primary school. Award: Silver Dove, Leipzig Festival. ... Read more
Georgi Schengelaja's comic drama involves the journey of a young folk musician in Georgia in 1908, who unwittingly finds himself in the midst of a middle-class and peasant revolt against the Tsar. His encounters with the villagers are colourful and droll, yet, at the same time, tinged with tragedy ... Read more
Made for the Zoo Education Service to mark the Year of the Tree, the film shows groups of monkeys, apes and primitive lemurs with a diversity of Australian tree-dwelling animals. ... Read more
"The more I see of men, the more I like my dog," said Frederick the Great. The trouble is, you can get to like your dog a little too much, and that's what A.J. Poulin's whimsical but fascinating dog-umentary is all about. Poulin set out to examine the bizarre habits, rituals and foibles of Los ... Read more
Adam develops a theory that erratic ant behavior signals impending earthquakes. In a brave new world that has gone sadly awry, he salvages what little is left of love and the vestiges of his sanity. ... Read more
Abattoirs is shot in black and white and has a very sparse sound-track. Its takes are stark there is hardly a camera movement sometimes pho­tographs are filmed. Furthermore, almost unique in the history of film the film has square pic tures which add to its intensity. ... Read more
Screened in Directors' Fortnight at Cannes last year, Abouna is a bracing look at the dissolution of a rural Chadian family seen through the eyes of two young boys, from director Mahamat-Saleh Haroun and executive producer Abderrahmane Sissako (director of Waiting for Happiness. MIFF 2002). ... Read more
Unconventional theatre director and playwright Robert Wilson is comprehensively profiled in this candid documentary from the practiced hand of director Katharina Otto. ... Best known for the avant garde 1976 production of Einstein on the Beach (for which he collaborated with Philip Glass), Wilson ... Read more
The abstract patterns and rhythms of the neon signs of Times Square, New York, reflected on the wet pavements and roadway. ... Read more
A portrait of a person encountering himself in a modern, urban environment. ... Read more
True story of an alpinist who fell six hundred metres from a cliff face and subsequently rescued himself. ... Read more
Animated interpretation of Elvis Costello's song "Accidents Will Happen" in which a series of accidents are analysed and portrayed in a series of symbols in a clinical, remote, High Tech framework. ... Read more
Accused is a dramatic new addition to the school of bold and compelling Danish cinema. At first glance, Henrik, Nina and Stine seem to comprise a perfectly average family. Henrik is a swimming teacher and his wife, Nina, is a secretary. If this well-heeled, middle-class couple have a problem at all ... Read more
Deals with work of U.N.E.S.C.O. Technical advances have broken down the old barriers to knowledge, but there still remain the barriers in men's minds. U.N.E.S.C.O. sup¬ports any effort to break down the remaining barriers. In Australia there is a group of U.N.E.S.C.O. committees covering art ... Read more
An investigation of lightning as an arbitrary intervention in people's lives with devastating consequences. ... Read more
An endearing, tongue-in-cheek look at the action behind the action. ... A former stuntman himself, Jeong Byeong-gil picks up a camera to document the unheralded heroes/lunatics of Korean cinema who - at the risk of broken bones, broken egos and even death - make the superstars look oh-so-good. ... Read more
After nuclear destruction all appears lost... but a new species of man emerges. Adam is technically accomplished, having been made up of over 15,000 individual drawings on plain paper. ... Zooms and dissolves were achieved through drawings in the tradition of primitive animation. ... Read more
The moving and visual journey of Sylvania. a young Italian woman, who is torn between her parent's strong and unbreakable traditional values and her own desire for sexual freedom. (MI) ... Read more
Long-haul trucking in the most exacting conditions. Depicting the strength of new, steel-belted, radial touch tyres, and their application to Australian conditions. ... Golden Reel Award, Australian Film Awards. ... Read more
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