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Tom Collette plays Cindy, baton-twirler extraor­dinaire but whose twisting twirling feats go beyond the stage. A homespun lad, a grooving gal, a daddy cop and a bunch of leotards full of frilled-out twirlettes all make up Cindy's spectacle. Her dazzle is adolescent verve meeting the grown up ... Read more
The film covers the period from 1941 to 1944. the beginning to the end of the war in Yugoslavia. It consists of three stories from the experiences of the revolutionary Milos. In the first, set in 1941, a group of people accuse a man of being a traitor: in the second, Milos, accompanied by a wounded ... Read more
Written and Directed by Nya' Abbas Acup, who was to become Indonesia's most famous director of comedies, this Indonesian spoof of the American western—complete with main street dominated by a villain quick on the draw (with his machete)—was selected by the New York Asian Society to open ... Read more
Julius and Joan Evans, the American television correspondents, invite teenage Susan over from America to join them in a British holiday. Her crisp, youthful approach adds another dimension to a tour which takes them to a variety of places ranging from Clovelly to Braemar, and from Llangollen to ... Read more
First there was Sam and Steven, who met in the early 1980s, and then there was Sam, Steven and Samantha. Seven years after Sam and Steven fell in love - and a few years after the charismatic Sam suggested it "would be great" to have a woman in the relationship - they met Samantha. Sam and Samantha ... Read more
A genial adaptation lull of criticism and social satire, of the famous Brecht &ndash: Weill opera which was based on John Gay's "The Beggar's Opera," and the works of Francois Villon. ... The plot, which is laid in an imaginary London of the end of the nineteenth century, features three rogues ... Read more
Tibet: Cry of the Snow Lion USA 'Rare is the documentary that makes you feel so engaged (and enraged) that it prompts you to action. Tibet: Cry of the Snow Lion is that kind of film. Since 1950, when China sent troops to subdue the formerly independent state, Tibetans have lived under the shadow of ... Read more
This is the story of one day in the life of a married woman. Her husband leaves early in the morning and she is left with a day on her hands. We watch her on the streets of Belgrade, doing her shopping striking up an acquaintance with a young man but all the time essentially alone in the bustle of ... Read more
To Be and to Have (in Official Selection at Cannes this year) follows an academic year in the lives of a dozen youngsters, aged 4-10, who are taught every subject, from math to gym, by one dedicated teacher. Any negative stereotypes viewers might harbour about education in rural communities are ... Read more
This zestful nature film shows the removal of the surplus white rhino population of the nature reserve in Natal to other national parks and for exportation to zoos all over the world. ... Read more
A stylish comedy-thriller set in contemporary Paris, about a young female pickpocket-turned private-detective who becomes enmeshed in a web of political intrigue. ... "If the camembert, which smelt of old neglected intimacies, was anything to go by, she was in for a rough time in Paris ". ... Read more
What Best In Show did for the world of dog competitions, To Protect And Serve does for the LAPD. Joseph Perez's seething mockumentary introduces veteran cops Holloway and Friendly following them on their rounds through the mean streets of the City of Angels. Friendly, true to his name, was one of ... Read more
Moving documentary about an elderly Russian woman who has been working in isolation on an industrial mountain site in Estonia for more than 40 years. In spite of a hard life of manual labour she still believes in God and human kindness. ... Read more
Produced for the World Health Organisation in extension of the findings and publications of its Expert Committee, this animated film is an enquiry into the nature, use and abuse of alcohol, tracing the historical and social aspects of this controversial subject without undue emphasis on its horrors ... Read more
Shot in New York City this film is a bizarre romp through a few minutes in the life of Pete's Bar and Grill The unassuming neighbourhood pub is the haven for lost souls and eccentric misfits, against whose frenetic activity the pollster-philosopher Tom quietly muses about the pitfalls of adjusting ... Read more
After a knock on the head Tom starts to have panic attacks, becomes afraid to leave the house and sees the devil in his bathtub. Lurid visuals combine with a deadpan narration in this black comedy about dealing with anxiety in the modern world. Screened in Aspen. ... Read more
A short survey of British entertainment and London attractions photographed at Edinburgh, Stratford and in London; Eileen Joyce, Natalie Krassovska and the Festival Ballet, Claire Bloom, Michael Hordern, Tessie O'Shea, Eddie Gray, The Crazy Gang with the John Tiller Girls at Victoria Palace; Sir ... Read more
Tony is a 28 year old who has inherited a remarkable physical idiosyncrasy. Screened at Clermont-Ferrand 08 --- D/S Adrian Sitaru P Horea Murgu L French w/English subtitles TD 35mm/2007/20mins ... Read more
A woman and man meet, fall in love and spend the rest of their lives together. Sounds fairly conventional? The catch—the couple met in their 70s. This short feature is a sensitive, deeply felt examination of two people, whose remarkable story is a joy to behold. ... Park Chi-gyu, 73, and Lee ... Read more
In a stark landscape burned by desert winds, a family awaits the arrival of a truck. ... Read more
“More fun than a possum up your trousers.” - Sydney Morning Herald ... Twin sisters Jools and Lynda Topp are a New Zealand institution. A country singing and yodelling lesbian comedy act, they seem unlikely candidates for mainstream acceptance - but the last few decades has seen the Topps ... Read more
This extraordinary film is a Jean Genet-like tale of torment and desire about an abused boy dealing with the effects of having been released from captivity. It is a raw, beautiful and haunting portrait of an adolescent who only understands love as violence. From the director of the features Eclipse ... Read more
A manic and charismatic film that breaks all speed records for whimsy and slapstick. ... Housemates Indian, Cowboy and the love-struck Horse live in a rural town populated with a gaggle of plastic toys, including a hyperactive postman, musical farm animals and pointy-headed bad guys. Their ... Read more
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