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An obssesive visual diarist documents the disintegration of his relationship and gives the innocent flicker book a hitherto unexplored cutting edge. Screened at Annecy. ... D/S/P Ian Mackinnon TD 35mm/col/2006/6mins ... Read more
Sonia takes ballet lessons with the Princess Troubetzkoy. One day, she auditions for a ballet company, but another girl gets the job. So, Sonia goes back to the Princess to continue her studies. ... Read more
This stylised documentary film follows a group of teenagers at a party that gradually disintegrates over the course of a night. An inspiring miniature, it traces the rhythms of an adolescent gathering with a sense of poetry, intimacy and remarkable simplicity. ... Read more
“A subtle, melancholy exploration of erotic angst and uncomfortable awakening.” - New York Times ... In steamy, rain-sodden Hanoi, a bride spends her wedding night waiting by the bed for her husband, as he drinks himself unconscious downstairs. So begins a marriage destined to be unfulfilled ... Read more
The World Championship of Monopoly is held — appropriately — in Monte Carlo This film gives an account of the 1978 event. ... Read more
Get set for one hell of a night!---D Sean Byrne S Rob Beamish P Donna McCrum & Andy Canny WS Plus Films TD 35mm/col/2007/10mins ... ... ... Read more
Anne, a Swedish fashion designer, travels to Helsinki to meet a man with whom she has had a short love affair in Berlin. When she gets there, she regrets her trip and realizes that in reality she has come to say goodbye. ... The film is about this farewell, which perhaps will not take place. The ... Read more
This cartoon from China tells how Granny Carp tells the small carp the story about some of their ancestors who jumped over the Dragon Gate. It is said to be wonderful on the other side but the gate is high and the waves are enormous. Enticed by the story, the small carp finds a way. ... Read more
A picturesque account of the search of a particularly naive young man for his ideal mate &ndash: and his rather overwhelming success at the film's conclusion. Though told with tongue in cheek, it has a lot to say about loneliness in a busy world. ... Read more
From the respected post graduate course at London's Royal College of Art. Two friends (as it happens named John) pass a rainy day playing games and perfecting their latest invention. Screened at Rotterdam. ... D/S William Bishop-Stephens S John Hegley P/WS Royal Colege of Art TD video/col/2006/7mins Read more
Underneath a lot of anxiety is one's worst fear. Afraid So is about that anxiety. It is based on a poem where each line forms a question with the implied being ""Afraid so."" Impending doom permeates the film.---D/P/S Jay Rosenblatt L English TD video/col/2006/3mins ... Read more
Through the life history of a native woman we witness the basic problems of equatorial Africa: tradition versus progress; religious rivalry; colonialism versus independency - in this context we see her as a child, a girl at school, getting married. Finally the post-independence problems are ... Read more
The Kanaga Mask is used in deeply sacred rituals by the Dogon, a people famous for their sculptural arts, living in the Republic of Mali, West Africa. The film follows the creation of the mask, and the complex layers of meaning and purpose it has. ... Read more
A wry investigation of a alleged sexual harassment. Flashbacks reveal the nature and circumstances of the assault, and powerful vignettes of the main characters deepen our appreciation of the background to the incident. ... Read more
The Mississippi is one of the most rigorously controlled and engineered rivers in the world, yet in the summer of 1993 it suffered the worst flooding in its history. Fundamental questions are now being asked about whether river engi­neering really works or whether trying to tame a river ... Read more
Migrants living on the outskirts of a typical United States community in a slum area are the subject matter. Townsmen become aroused when children from the bad area are permitted to attend public schools. Public animosity is stirred up by the alleged possibility of disease and uncleanliness ... Read more
A new low-budget feature film set in the present, which links political terrorism in Australia with the world-wide development of nuclear power. The film seeks to expose attempts by the State and corporate apparatuses to provoke activists of the left into acts of individual terrorism. ... Read more
A home movie for Bad Girls, reconstructing 12 year old lesbian lust and loyalty wars. Alternating between biography and kinky situations, Montgomery defines a lesbian identity that's playful, aggressive and unashamedly erotic. ... Read more
Age Before Beauty presents a positive ... view of ageing and being old. It shows ... older women exercising and dancing, ... ageing before your eyes, in a sexual ... encounter in their seventies, choosing ... chiropractic and acupuncture ... treatments, reading their own poetry in ... a nursing ... Read more
During Britain's Industrial Revolution, British inventors were unsurpassed in the fertility of their ideas and significance of their discoveries. ... Age of Invention shows examples of industrial remains, some reconstructed, some lovingly preserved. ... Read more
At the Shwalik engineering factory, two rival trade union factions are competing for recognition. One is a Communist Party figure and established leader of the majority of the workforce. He is a pragmatist whose position is reinforced by his adherence to principles and his legitimate concern for ... Read more
On this day, in loving memory of Pearly, Agnes and Maude play a game on Pearly's favourite poker machine. But when they hit the jackpot, money isn't the only thing that comes spilling out. The gaudy familiarity of the local RSL belies the complex past that is unravelled over a few quick drinks in ... Read more
Agora centres on the fear and panic of being lost in a crowded fairground, as a young girl befriends another lost boy hiding under a bus. The pair cleverly devise a strategy to make themselves seen as well as heard. ... Read more
A fascinating mixture of puppetry and computer animation techniques, based on a text by William S. Burroughs, with the music of John Cale. ... Read more
Ah Ying is a 22-year-old woman, living in squalid conditions and working at the family fish stall at Hong Kong's bustling market. Eventually, through her attendance at drama classes, she is able to mentally break through the drudgery of her daily existence. Her progress is charted with a deft blend ... Read more
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