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Hungarian wooden grave-posts are of ancient origin — some survived from pre-Christian times. Originally, the posts had no inscriptions; the personal details of the deceased were revealed by the size, shape and the paintings on the carved, symbolic grave marks. Later, the carvings grew more ... Read more
An abstract, but visually powerful study of a child and the influences which surround him. ... Read more
Kolar at his best with a simple graphic. Dog and cat are smudges of lines in different colours in the traditional cartoon rivalry. ... Read more
Work Hard, Play Hard (Violence des échanges en Milieu Tempéré) France'Philippe Seigner is 25, with a promising career ahead of him. Having just graduated, he arrives in Paris from his provincial home town to join a large firm of business consultants. The morning of his first meeting at work he ... Read more
Experimental essay film exploring the notion of the "alien" in relation to U.S. immigration policies toward Mexican and Hispanic peoples. Archival footage, computer generated effects, animation, collage and montage are very effectively employed in a deceptively light-hearted reflection on 'alien' ... Read more
Shinohara constructs a delicately nuanced por­trait of a highly charged relationship between two young men. With minimal ingredients — one location, two characters, one day's passage — he has produced a subtle and shifting study of a brief encounter, in the process touching on a ... Read more
Workers' Films of the Thirties is an independent film, made from the extant films and documents in the British Film and Photo League Archive. ... The compilation of silent films, with added voice-over and contemporary music, is in two 20-minute parts. Part One deals with the origins of the Film and ... Read more
WORKING GIRLS is a frank and often humorous look at women working in a brothel in midtown Manhattan. It is owned and run by Susan, a woman in her 30s. who had worked briefly as a prostitute before opening her own business. Molly, a photographer, has been working at the brothel for a couple of ... Read more
Won the Grierson Award at the London Film Festival. ... What would you be prepared to do to earn a living? Michael Glawogger's eye-opening documentary focuses on the extremes to which people will go to earn a wage or, more particularly, those working people that have no choice. ... Told in six ... Read more
“I learned and lived more in the last seven days than in the last seven years... nothing will ever be the same again. I can't go back... my life begins now!” - documentary maker Jamie Morgan People enter a workshop that takes place over 10 days somewhere outside San Francisco. Run by a ... Read more
This bleak social criticism is an expression of European shame over the Holocaust. It contains one of cinema's most provocative images. ... Not in competition ... --- D/P/S Roy Andersson WS Swedish Film Institute L Swedish w/English subtitles TD 35mm/1991 ... Read more
When the real world is too hard edged and your heels hurt, even a paper-thin fantasy can offer refuge.---D/P/S Lotje van Lieshout L English TD video/col/2005/5mins ... Read more
Although the U.S. Government said there was no danger, they almost literally moved mountains to fish one lost H-bomb off the Mediterranean seabeds. This film is a record of that bizarre game of Hunt the H-bomb. ... Honourable Mention, Prague Television Festival. ... Read more
World Without End shows the work being carried out in undeveloped countries by the workers of UNESCO and organiza¬tions connected with it. ... First we travel to Mexico, to the island of Yunuen on Lake P'atzcuaro. The level of the lake is falling and the fish are becoming fewer. The land is ... Read more
“A crazy, foul-mouthed black comedy that blows up every rule of taste and common sense and somehow gets away with it.” - Entertainment Weekly ... With pitch-black humour and the subtlety of a sledgehammer, comedian and filmmaker Bobcat Goldthwait (Sleeping Dogs Lie, Shakes the Clown) offers his ... Read more
“People will finally understand what it was like to be in the trenches of Rock and Roll… [this film is] the closest thing to being there.” - Hal Blaine, drummer for The Wrecking Crew ... You may not know who they are but you've definitely heard their music. The Wrecking Crew were the ... Read more
A cinematic peek into a harsh, forbidding landscape. Each shot is so perfectly composed that it is a journey and a story in itself. When the drill finally breaks through the rock, signalling the euphoric end of the tunnel it is also the end of a friendship. A glimmer of light in the darkness is the ... Read more
A candid camera report on a bout at the Montreal Forum where the star wrestlers play to the house and the fans are not above lending a hand themselves. ... Read more
If nothing else, this is an essay in charisma.” - Hollywood Reporter Tony Kushner is a Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning playwright. Wrestling With Angels tells of his relentlessly creative spirit and how he became an outspoken activist - a compassionate spokesperson for outsiders - and one of ... Read more
The new millennium. The final battle to decide the fate of humanity is about to take place Kamui Shirou's destiny has already been decided by the time he returns to Tokyo to face the ultimate challenge. The Dragons of Heaven, powerful and benevolent cosmic entities, stand ready to assist in the ... Read more
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Somewhere in a block of apartments a couple wakes up in the morning of January 1st, 2000. As they enter upon a new day at a leisurely pace they find themselves under an unexpected attack. Simple in narrative but distinguished in style, X2000 is a charming piece of filmmaking with all the feel and ... Read more
An old man tells the story of his escape from France during WWII and in doing so reveals his unique and delightful personality. ... Read more
“Chinese films don't usually depict real life, so they're not used to my films.” - Jia Zhang-keFilmmaker Jia Zhang-ke's journey home after winning the Golden Lion at the 2006 Venice Film Festival for his film Still Life (MIFF 07) is profiled in this documentary by French director Damien ... Read more
Armed with the same rawness of films like Kids - not to mention sharp-tongued Mexican lingo and dusty desert vistas - Y tu Mamá También is a dynamic coming-of-age road movie. Like most teen males, Tenoch and Julio (Gael García Bernal, familiar from Amores Perros) are on a ... Read more
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