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Nature communes with Man. ... Read more
Marie, newly married to a man twenty years her senior, lives in an enormous castle on the coast of Normandy. ... The time is 1944. In anticipation of the Allied landing, led by an officer, the Germans occupy the castle, while London parachutes a young French officer into the grounds, with the task ... Read more
In the Holland Festival for music and drama, a play for total theatre, 'Labyrint', was performed. In this play, film took an important part. Later on the film parts were edited to a separate short film, titled Labyrint. The filmmakers see this short as the result of communal effort. ... Read more
The scenic grandeur and the life of the colourful people of Lahaul and Spiti — an area snowbound and cut of from the rest of the world for six months of the year. ... Read more
The wild life on and around Lake St. Lucia, a game reserve in Natal. The magnificent photography shows unusual and interesting events such as the hatching of crocodile eggs. ... Read more
Two children, a girl and boy, wander the high­ways of northern Greece, searching for the father who has abandoned them, trying to reach a Greco-Germanic border that doesn't even exist. The viewer soon discovers that there is no such father, that their journey is, as the director has pointed ... Read more
It's difficult to make meaningful films about sex work and the lives of sex workers without resorting to emotional trauma. This deft portrayal places relationships bereft of meaning alongside those that become infused with meaning. --- D/S Meloni Poole P Jules Hussey WS Lap Films TD video/col/ ... Read more
Made by an American journalist, showing the famous prehistoric cave paintings of Lascaux in the Dordogne region of France, this film is a fascinating record of one of the most remarkable examples of prehistoric art in the world. ... Read more
This evocative one-shot film depicts the daily life and fragmented aural memories of PolySom, the last vinyl record factory in Latin America. ... Read more
The most famous work lunch of all time, but what happened beforehand? Directed by Angus Sampson. ... --- D Angus Sampson P Juliana Chin, Michelle Fillery, Miranda Colman S Angus Sampson WS Laneway Productions TD digibeta/2009 ... Read more
Two boys—friends sharing fantasies. One girl— a lesson better than French. Screened in Berlin. ... Read more
"There was a side to Nureyev that was bestial' frenetic, like a centaur or Rasputin, even though he controlled every step. He was extraordinarily handsome, with a remarkably photogenic face the evidence being Le Jeune Homme el la Mort." ... • Roland Petit ... Read more
Two hours during the dinner-time rush in a small Parisian restaurant. ... Read more
The trials of a young teacher in charge of a class of little girls. ... Read more
Leisure is an important aspect of life today. The pressures of urban living are placing new strains on the individual which leisure can release. Leisure can be immensely creative or insufferably dull. The choice of what we do with our leisure is ours. ... Read more
Winner of the 1977 Academy Award for Best Short Animated Film, cartoonist Bruce Petty explores the links between work and leisure in a humorous, inventive way. ... Read more
Here the Czechs have taken a classic American folk-form, the Western, and shot it full of holes. This is the story of a folk-hero named Lemonade Joe whose exploits would astonish those other great cowboys, Bronco Billy Anderson and William S. Hart, who rode the Purple Sage. ... It all begins with a ... Read more
Leroy is a magician and will play little tricks. He will become a saint, or threaten to kill you. But Leroy has some big tricks up his sleeve also - dark, dangerous magic. ... Read more
A programme of short films curated exclusively for MIFF by Bahman Ghobadi complements the 'Homelands Now' spotlight. It is an eclectic selection from one of the least-known filmmaking cultures in the world. These shorts are not only diverse and stylistically adventurous, but provide a rare glimpse ... Read more
Letters From A Dead Man, shot before the Chernobyl disaster and released soon afterwards, has been dubbed the Soviet Day After. Variety noted that it was as intense as the American film, but much more cerebral in its treatment of the aftermath of nuclear catastrophe. The story begins after the ... Read more
“Madness have made the album of their career.” - Mojo ... Iconic UK ska band Madness is at it again - after over a decade of silence, they've released The Liberty of Norton Folgate, a sweeping love letter to their native city of London, and its very chequered history. ... Coinciding with the ... Read more
The Life and Death of Peter Sellers USA/UK'a tour de force performance from Geoffrey Rush.' -screen InternationalMIFF patron Geoffrey Rush stars in the title role of The Life and Death of Peter Sellers, selected in Official Competition at Cannes. He is supported by a stellar cast that includes ... Read more
A clerk re-ties his tie in the lift during its thirty-second journey from his flat to the ground floor. During the following days, he gradually adds to his sartorial activities, then extends his range of actions in an exciting race against time. Until one day… ... Read more
When a young boy's brother drowns in the dam on his family's farm he loses his mother to grief. A tense, compelling drama which explores the impact of loss on a family and the onset of madness when the mother develops 'aquaphobia', a psychological condition induced by the fear of drowning. Made ... Read more
A film tracing the early influences of Seurat, Cezanne and primitive African art on the development of Cubism. Paintings of Picasso and Braque are shown in close detail from the period when they worked "like two mountaineers roped together", developing Cubism. ... Read more
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