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The dilemmas of modern women - olden style. ... Read more
New Year in the villages of the Moldavian region of Rumania is a festival on which the Christian tradition has made little impact. The pagan world survives apparently unalloyed, with Dionysian masks and merry-makings, a dance of little horses evoking the races at the Roman hippodromes on the third ... Read more
A frail girl with an oddly rapid heart beat, struggles to feel comfortable in her own body. But is she in the right body?---D/S Regina Pessoa P Abi Feijo, Patrick Eveno, Jacques-Remy Gierd, Marcel Jean WS Portuguese Short Film Agency L Portuguese w/English subtitles TD 35mm/col/2005/8mins ... Read more
A journey into the world of photographers who make portraits of pilgrims at religious festivities in north-east Brazil. ... --- D Joe Pimentel P Isabela Veras, Valéria Laena S Joe Pimentel, Isabela Veras L Portuguese w/English subtitles TD digibeta/2007 ... Read more
The film is an experiment. Using the pixillation technique, the short film depicts the transitoriness of life. ... Read more
A young boy rubs shoulders with a cross-section of urban life in a crowded jeepney: priest, prostitute, pregnant woman, poultry. An unusual, funny film about growing up fast on the road to Manila. ... Read more
Trixie Zurbo, a likable and feisty casino security guard, refers to herself as a 'Private Defective'. By day she busts pickpockets and petty scammers in the gaming rooms, by night she is an amateur sleuth. In Alan Rudolph's exceptional screwball comedy, Trixie stumbles into a case involving slimy ... Read more
The title is that of a poem by Claude Aveline. The painter Robert Lapoujade illustrates it with animated paintings. His technique, the fluid use of powders and other materials, reinforces semi-real and semi-abstract images. ... Read more
A worm moves in. He paints the wall arranges thew furniture then sits back in an easy chair. A bright animation with a great scrunchy soundtrack. ... Read more
“A brilliantly conceived, magisterially orchestrated drama.” - Variety ... This third feature film from Erik Poppe (Hawaii, Oslo, MIFF 05) packs an emotional wallop. The drama hinges around a twist of fate that brings together the lives of a convicted child killer and the bereaved mother he ... Read more
No doubt. Truck Turner is the best Blaxploitation film. Many come near but this one rides high on top. This is Issac Hayes (Mack 'Truck' Turner) inside and out: from his dropped-octave murmuring to his piquant music arrangements. From the gun holster across his naked chest to his non-actor swagger ... Read more
Depicting the search for the Blue Fin Tuna off the south-eastern section of Eyre Peninsula, South Australia, the film shows the pole line method recently introduced into Australia for catching this type of fish in commercial quantities. (Documentary.) ... Read more
A selection of the painter's works, shown entire and studied in detail, and accompanied on the sound track by recollections of his contemporaries. ... Read more
The legend of Hippolytus tells of the tortured love a mother, Phaedra, feels for her son. Hippolytus, in remorse, is borne into the sea by horses, where he is drowned. Subsequently, he is reborn in the heavens when Aesculapius, the physician, endows him with immortality. ... In Twice a Man, Paul, a ... Read more
A methodically crafted yet magically realised feature debut which, although officially credited to Michael Polish, is enough of a joint effort to be billed as a Polish brothers film. Michael's identical twin sibling, Mark, co-scripted this Sundance triumph and stars alongside him as his conjoined ... Read more
Invited to Cannes this year, this telemovie draws sees the collaboration of a number of creative talents. Director Jane Campion recently distinguished herself by being invited to — and winning — the Cannes short film competition for her student film, PEEL. Producer jan Campion has been ... Read more
Kelli Simpson's latest work follows the trials of Catherine and Liz as they decide to conceive. From choosing the sperm to finding a place to store it, having a baby proves to be more difficult than Liz imagines. ... Read more
Jaile and his cousin Adriu live on the island of Lakeba in the Fiji Islands. They go to Suva, one to train as a doctor, the other to travel. Jaile returns in disappointment to Lakeba realising that. unless trained, he is better off in his own village than labouring in Suva. ... Read more
In Fiji there is a tendency for the young people to drift to the larger centres of population. This is the story of one such young man and his realisation that, after all, there is a place for him in his village. ... Read more
"Carmen Amaya, she's hail against windows, the cry of a swallow, a black cigar smoked by a dreamywoman, a thunder of applause " ... Jean Cocteau ... Read more
Hawks and Sparrows is Pier Paolo Pasolini's only full length comedy, and his last film to be made in black and white. ... It is the story of two characters, a father and son, who represent two generations of Italian society and life, wandering around the countryside. They travel with a talking ... Read more
A response, both to the 1995 centenary of cin­ema, and to the conflict in the former Yugoslavia, Angelopoulos' most recent film (which earned him the Grand Jury Prize at Cannes) describes the journey of A. (Keitel), a Greek-born filmmaker, working in the United States, who returns to his ... Read more
Peaceful, rustic Berkeley is a charming fishing village peopled by friendly folk, and flesh devounng zombies! When a spectacular meteor shower brings an horrific alien virus to this country hamlet, the undead rise and begin their slow, unstoppable march in search of living brains. A lone, enigmatic ... Read more
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