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Every morning is the same. The only thing which breaks the monotony of this lonely man's life are his extraordinarily vivid dreams. Through repetition and montage, the filmmaker creates a powerful tension between the main character's fantasy life and the mundane world of routine from which he can ... Read more
An amusing reminder of just how loaded the index finger can be in the fantasy world of the child. ... Read more
Graze and roam through each shot from the Charlie Chaplin short A Film Johnny (1914) or watch them all at once. You decide. --- D/P Norbert Pffenbicher WS Sixpack TD 35mm/2007/9mins ... Read more
“Alternately delightful and disturbing, The Mosquito Problem and Other Stories features characters who would do Christopher Guest proud.” - Variety ... On the banks of the swollen Danube in northern Bulgaria is the town of Belene, where the citizens ready themselves for a future of prosperity ... Read more
Impressions of a journey observed with an eye for social phenomena. In a tour-de-force compression of timer closely edited io a percussion score, the peripatetic camera telescopes impressionistic visuals. ... Read more
Victor Ventura is a wanna-be actor struggling for survival in a rapacious Madrid, a hapless Hugh Grant type whose earnest approach to life has thus far found him delivering more pizzas than lines. Victor's luck changes when he gets two breaks: an audition for a Hollywood film and a lucrative job at ... Read more
An amusing cartoon about the history of the motor car: the stationary steam engine is followed by the steam locomotive, the gas engine, and the internal combustion engine; car design is then traced from the "horseless carriage" of the 1880's to the mass-produced automobile of the present day. ... Read more
... ... An extraordinarily visually inventive tale of ghosts and greed, Mr George follows the 'efforts of a trio of middle-aged parasites to rid themselves of the little-girl heiress left in their charge. The hour-long format allows Lupino to explore the nature of the relatives' self-delusional ... Read more
After suffering a long-winded sales pitch, Meg buys a Jaguar that will help her make the regular visit to her parents in the country. Meg. however, soon realises that the car is haunted by a ghost — the victim of a murder. Meg's problems are only just beginning and as paranoia begins to take ... Read more
Made to coincide with International Youth Year. A fast-moving video in which seven young women's groups use an engaging combination of Raps, Skits and Songs - all written and performed by the women involved - in an attempt to explore and celebrate their view of being young and female in 1985. The ... Read more
Somewhere between rugby and the demolition derby is 'murderball'. This is a bone-crushing game of rugby on wheels played by teams of men with limited function in all limbs. ... This riveting documentary chronicles the battle between the US Paralympic Rugby team and Team Canada, who ultimately slug ... Read more
Bill Plympton has crafted an outlandish work of science fiction in his latest animated epic. Audiences still reeling from Plympton's past hits will be only partially prepared for this far flung trip from outer space to the inner reaches of one of animation's most fertile imaginations. ... Astronaut ... Read more
A definitive example of Mexican cinema which is characterised by blood, tears and madness. In front of ail the towns-people a young woman is slowly levered from the well into which she suicided. Determined to have his daughter's honour restored posthumously, Rudecindo obsessively pursues a course ... Read more
“Demonstrating again that independent filmmakers are increasingly filling a void left by our corporate-dominated media, Laura Poitras' illuminating documentary provides a vivid picture of the events surrounding the January 2005 Iraqi election.” - Hollywood Reporter ... Working alone from within ... Read more
An animated version of Stephen Leacock's famous short story of a young man who is intimidated by everything connected with banking. ... Read more
'... there is women motorcycle riders, but no such thing as woman bikers' - A male biker ... Shot in black and white, and with almost no indicators of the 80s, this film allows you to slowly slip into a time warp. The bikers are firmly fixed by their clothes, music and bikes in the sixties. ... The ... Read more
Frances Regina Aileen Nano Kennedy or, more simply, Frank, is a cantankerous, eccentric and sharp-tongued widow in her 50s. A rebellious Catholic, Frank keeps a watchful eye on her 18-year-old son David (Matthew Newton, Looking for Alibrandi). To Frank, this is just being a concerned parent, to ... Read more
Shows bow Handel came to compose "The Messiah". Opens with a filmed commentary on the neighbourhood of Grosvenor Square, London, and then focuses on 25 Brook Street as it is today, the home where Handel produced his best-known work. The film then reverts to scenes selected from The Great Mr. Handel ... Read more
She called a halt when her husband decided to enlarge the thing in the basement which had occupied him every evening for years. But it made no difference: he continued with his meticulous task, of reassembling an old Mighty Wurlilzer rescued from a mouldering picture palace. And we see something of ... Read more
In this strange and beautiful film we see the city of New York as it appears when photographed through multiplying prisms, or reflected in mirrors The pictorial devices are used to make its appearance alive, glowing and intensely significant. ... Read more
Raymond Depardon is in some ways the Don McMullin of French photography having covered assignments in South East Asia and most other trouble spots in the world at one point or another. What is however really distinctive about his work is his ideological involvement and the fact that he has always ... Read more
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Susan Stamp's hand-drawn underomera anima­tion explores grief as experienced by both child and adult. There is a quiet eloquence that seems to emanate from the film's understatement. ... Read more
An exercise in transformation ... Read more
Adelaide's Restless Dance Theatre presents a dance triptych about the games humans play to connect with one another. ... --- D Sophie Hyde, Paul Zivkovich, Kat Worth, Tuula Roppola P Closer Productions, Restless Dance Theatre TD digibeta/2009 ... Read more
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