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After seven years of fighting the peoples of Laos. Cambodia and Vietnam are reconstructing their disordered existence with the help of truce teams representing India, Poland and Canada. The film deals principally with Vietnam where for the first time m a hundred years the people are feeling a new ... Read more
A 250-mile highway runs between Swat and Gilgit in the north of Pakistan. Till 1959 the region was isolated, almost inaccessible, immensely beautiful—and known to be rich in mineral and forest resources. So the Pakistan Army Corps of Engineers moved in, and this is a documentary study of the ... Read more
Reuben, an Jewish-Australian child, learns about the Holocaust—but he takes it on board in a way his parents didn't quile expect. A well-crafted short, which provides some interesting juxtapositions, inversions and images along the way, all with help from solid performances. ... Read more
To the music of four classical ragas, four human emotions are explored—love, happiness, fury and peace. The vast range of moods induced by their interaction is evoked among the Hindu sculptures of the rock temple of Kailash. ... Read more
Typical of the approach of Czecho­slovakia's new directors is this warm, human comedy by Ivan Passer. Almost free of plot, it snatches incidents from the brief encounter of two former schoolmates — Petr and Bambas — as they prepare for a small-town concert. By the time they have ... Read more
This animated film tells how the puppet, Mirko, saves his friends from destruction by a spoilt prince. Award: Special Mention, Edinburgh Festival. ... Read more
Lelouch's camera flows through Iran observing the emerging country's customs, mysteries and beauties. The people and their land are knit together in his impressionistic approach. ... Read more
An animation in sheet and molten metal gives fuel to a searing indictment of Margaret Thatcher's policies during the Falklands War. ... Read more
We are pleased to present the World Premiere of Melbourne filmmaker Ian Pringle's long-awaited account of the celebrated turn-of-the-century European adventuress, writer and proto-feminist, Isabelle Eberhardt. ... Together with his collaborator, (prominent Australian playwright) Stephen Sewell ... Read more
It's Winter was in Official Competition at this year's Berlin Film Festival. ... Khatoun and her daughter are abandoned when her husband searches for work elsewhere. Months pass. His family doesn't receive a single sign of life from him. No phone calls. No letters. Autumn arrives. Meanwhile, young ... Read more
The life and times of Albert Jacka who was the first Australian VC winner of the First World War, and later mayor of St. Kilda. At the time his heroic exploits seized the popular imagination, and to this day old comrades revere his memory with a passionate intensity. ... Read more
Sunny Holiday and Lester Irving are a travelling two-man championship karaoke team. With Sunny on the mic for lounge bar faves and country classics, Lester taking care of the business end, the pair roam the West looking for big money karaoke competitions. Down on their luck and down to their last ... Read more
A middle-aged couple lives above a jazz club and cannot sleep for the noise. But maybe this is the distraction they need in their lives. Izabela Plucinska's beautifully crafted film won the Silver Bear at Berlin. ... --- ... D Izabela Plucinska P Jamila Wenske WS Hochschule für Film und ... Read more
... ... Jesus in Russia: An American Holy War takes viewers inside the crusades of two extremely colourful American evangelists as they preal pray and heal their way across a troubled land! In the wake of the collapse of Communism,is estimated that 30,000 Christian missionarj have descended on ... Read more
An advertising film extolling the virtues of teabags. ... Read more
Love may be a small piece in life's puzzle but to Madeline. the picture is incomplete! Beautifully shot and deftly directed, this wonderfully mischievous silent film humorously explores the sensuality of one of life's more 'Rubenesque' women. ... Read more
Two terrorists making a car bomb find out they've just won the lottery. Earthly desires compete with religious conviction in this dry comedy about life's randomness. It was awarded the Narrative Short Special Mention at Tribeca, 2005. --- D/S/WS Michael Shapiro P Michael Shapiro, Denise ... Read more
In 1967, D. A. Pennebaker pioneered the rock documentary with Monterey Pop. The Monterey Festival, a precursor to Woodstock, introduced Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix to the American public. Hendrix, who died only three years after Monterey, became one of the most influential guitarists in rock ... Read more
This is an animated clay caricature of President Jimmy Carter crooning "Georgia on my mind" in the Oval Office of the White House, backed by a trio of natty singing peanuts. ... Read more
Director/writer Dobrivoie Kerpenisan spent his childhood in a remote, rural Romanian village. Joane's Law retraces his steps on a journey to the village, and his relatives, after an absence of over twenty years. ... A lot has changed over twenty years. In the past, when once a week a car drove ... Read more
Director Julien Temple will be a guest of the festival and will be introducing the screening of Joe Strummer: The Future is Unwritten ... “Phenomenal, captures the spirit of rock and roll.” - Uncut Julien Temple does to Joe Strummer what he did to the Sex Pistols in The Filth and the Fury ... Read more
A young woman is interrupted in her musings on suicide by a one-legged deaf mute salesman who communicates by ... pre-written cards. His name is Joe, and he has a marvellous encyclopaedia to sell which, he claims, can answer all her questions. And it does—all except one. Joe departs downcast ... Read more
In a two-foot-long wooden box, renowned British DJ and broadcaster John Peel kept his most precious collection of 142 vinyl, seven-inch singles. John Peel's Record Box literally lifts the lid on this stash of his most precious gems one year following his sudden death. Found within are The White ... Read more
At a border post between North and South Korea, three soldiers are dead and the two surviving witnesses to their killing have attempted suicide. Into a potentially explosive situation steps investigator Jang. Swiss/Korean Jang has been selected as a neutral party qualified to unravel a mystery that ... Read more
The latest film from the great maverick of Greek cinema is both an affirmation of his tremendous talent and a marked development in his career. Still passionately concerned with the socio-political history of his native country, his style still wedded to measured and complex long takes, his ... Read more
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