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“You, the Living is about the human being, about her greatness and her miserableness, her joy and sorrow, her self-confidence and anxiety. A being at whom we want to laugh and also cry for. It is simply a tragic comedy or a comic tragedy about us.” - filmmaker Roy Andersson In You, the Living ... Read more
A commentary on the way the photographer, David Hamilton, works with his five favourite models, with a selection of his best photos. ... Silver Dragon, Warsaw. ... Read more
This faithful screen version of Robert Musil's well-known novel is a major work of the new German cinema. Set in a remote Austrian boarding school before the First World War. the story centres on one of the pupils. Törless—handsome, vain, detached. When he arrives at the school, he adopts an ... Read more
A second-rate crooner sings to his love, while his face becomes a permutating landscape. A bizarre animation. reminiscent of Godley & Creme's Cry. ... Read more
The film traces the development of imaginative and lively approaches to house design in Melbourne up until the Second World War. ... Read more
“This film is an easy Oscar contender.” - Stan Lee In 2005, the FBI determined that the number one domestic terrorist threat to the USA were animal rights activists. This surprising statement motivated documentary maker Curt Johnson to dive deeper into the animal rights debate; more ... Read more
Amid the current trend towards eliminating all bodily imperfections the original female body gets its own back A witty and visually bold step in the right direction. (AS) ... Read more
Bonni loves Wiltem. Willem loves himself, and the company of others, but not Bonni's. Bonni wonders what a girl has to do to attract a man. She asks for our advice. A comedy. ... Read more
The portrayal of what the son sees in the life of his father. Dr. Yukawa, Japan's Nobel prizewinner, and his world of cosmotrones. ... Read more
“An allegory about Russia itself, seen here [as] a sort of spiritual Hotel California, from which, to paraphrase the Eagles, you can check out but you can never leave.” - Variety ... Yuri's Day tells the story of the famous opera star Lyubov, as she returns to her rural hometown with her ... Read more
MIFF has brought together the amazing and imaginative works by Image Forum, Japan. Exclusive to MIFF, these short films are at the epicentre of experimental filmmaking in a range of styles. [The Trains] (Hirata Takahiro, 8 mins) is a rhythmic rendition of [Kaerunoouta] (Frog song), created by the ... Read more
Shot in the deserts of Arizona, Antonioni's first American film tells of two young people whose paths cross for a single day and night. In the morning he goes to his death, and the girl escapes into fantasy, depicted in the final spectacular scene of the film. ... Read more
Memories and images fade easily; they are entities that are forever losing their balance. ... --- D/P Aihara Nobuhiro WS Image Forum L no dialogue TD 16mm/2008 ... Read more
Zardoz is a bleak projection of twentieth-century western society into the twenty-third century. The film is set in the year 2293. and images a society that has developed from our technology. People are ranked into a new order. On top is an elitist group of failing aesthetes who enjoy eternal ... Read more
Zelary Czech Republic Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at this year's Academy Awards, Zelary is a heart-wrenching love story set during WWII. Sumptuous and moving, Zelary has been described by Variety as 'at once epic and intimate' in the David Lean tradition'.It is 1943 and the Nazis have ... Read more
Zero Day USAOn 1 May 2001 high-school pals Andre and Cal walked onto their school campus in Middle America with an arsenal of weaponry, intent on unleashing bloody mayhem. In the lead up to the planned massacre, the self-named 'army of Two' used video cameras to record their plans as well as the ... Read more
The story of two enemies, business rivals, and perhaps conspirators - Zero and Steinmetz, and of Vivian, Zero's secretary and constant companion. Time, as well as moving in the ordinary sense, moves backward and forward in history and into projections of the future so that Zero and Steinmetz have ... Read more
The ever-changing moods of air during the course of a day as observed by a sailplane pilot in search of updrafts. ... Silver Wing Award, Vichy Festival; Bronze Award, New York Film and TV Festival. ... Read more
An animated allegory in which fleeting, elusive images depict the cycle of life or, by extension, the course of man's evolution. ... Read more
A seemingly simple matter - that of a woman continuing to work after marrying—is the cause for consternation and calamity in Ebrahim Mokhtan's Zinat.The young rural healthcare nurse of the title, vital to her village's wellbeing, is soon to be wed. In fundamentalist Islamic Iran this ... Read more
“We can all come away comforted that in academia, as in poetry and science, adored ‘rock stars' can be old, paunchy, and less than beautiful.” - Village Voice ... Philosopher, Slavoj Zizek, is one of the most important - and outrageous - cultural theorists working today, spouting a fusion of ... Read more
Denise takes her marriage vows seriously. It should come as no surprise then that when her new hubby Danny is attacked and infected by a zombie sailor, she stands right by her man... at least up until he starts looking at her like lunch! ... A nicely nasty twist on the traditional zombie movie ... Read more
In 2005, a 45 year-old executive was anonymously delivered to hospital with a perforated colon. Following his subsequent death, videotapes found at his home showed him having sex with an Arabian stallion. The ensuing media coverage and public outcry over this incident uncovered a secret community ... Read more
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