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MIFF Patron Geoffrey Rush presents a film that had a formative experience on him, Fred Schepisi's The Chant of Jimmy Blacksmith. A Q&A session featuring Geoffrey Rush and Fred Schepisi will follow the screening.Print courtesy of the National Film and Sound Archive 's Kodak/Atlab Project.---D/P/S ... Read more
Dreams and disappointment lie at the heart of Buddhadeb Dasgupta's moving [Chased by Dreams], a meditation on hope in the lives of three ordinary people. ... Paresh is a projectionist who takes educational films to the community around the vast expanse of India. Lonely, he falls in love with the ... Read more
Driving on a deserted road in rural Australia, Nedal and his family are stopped by three armed soldiers. As the intentions of the soldiers become clear, Nedal realizes that the safety of his wife and daughter rests in his hands.--- ... D/S/P Ben Phelps L English TD video/col/2006/ 11 mins ... Read more
The paintings of the school children of Vulturesti have been exhibited in many parts of the world. They give an uninhibited and colourful account of their world in the little village. ... Read more
The children are born. They play. They obey adults. They imitate them, too. And, the adults forget that children are born, play and imitate them. ... Read more
So what? ... So what what? ... A quirky, simple and direct piece. Amusing energetic. ... Read more
A visit to the Saturday concerts which are making music a familiar and exciting part of life for Ottawa's children. Illustrating each point with simple examples from the children's own experience, Eugene Kash, the conductor, explains different aspects of music; rhythm, melody, musical form. ... Read more
A special needs girl with a special need to kick some ass. ... With its tongue firmly planted in its cheek, Chocolate unleashes a new type of heroine - a martial-arts master with lightning-quick reflexes energised by eating copious amounts of chocolate. ... Zen, a girl with autism and attitude ... Read more
The remarkable story of a children's Christmas party given by notorious punk group; The Sex Pistols. ... --- ... D/P Peter Spence TD video/col/2006/9mins ... Read more
"Desplechin's ambitious widescreen tale overflows with inescapable emotion." - Screen International ... When Junon (Catherine Deneuve) and her husband assemble their oddball clan - all seemingly suffering from some kind of psychological or social malady - for Christmas celebrations, it isn't long ... Read more
A child's reaction against slaughter. . .a little boy's tears give a measurement of the horribleness of irreparable damage to life. ... Read more
A charming film, the action of which takes place in a village to which a mobile cinema has come; it is in fact a mobile dental surgery — the dentist rewards the children by showing them a film. ... Read more
Cinema of Our Time - Abel Ferrara: Not Guilty France'For five days, director Rafi Pitts was able to follow the inspired director of Driller Killer, The Bad Lieutenant and New Rose Hotel from close by. The result is an eccentric road-movie, with the restless Ferrara as a charming, seedy guide ... Read more
The Circle was a multiple award-winner at the Venice Film Festival in 2000. ... A tour de force, The Circle depicts the plight of several Iranian women oppressed solely for being born female in a male-dominant society. In displaying the struggle of these women, filmmaker Jafar Panahi's harrowing ... Read more
A puppet film about five children in a Circus &ndash: a Chinese, an Indian, a Polynesian, a Negro and a Polish boy &ndash: who treat the audience to an exhibition of see &ndash: saw jumping. By mistake, the little Negro is catapulted through the tent and gets stuck on the moon. His friends build a ... Read more
Allard K. Lowenstein, a former Congressman, who was described as the ... Pied Piper of three generations of student activists and the organiser of the ... “Dump Johnson” movement, was shot ... in his New York law office in March ... 1980. This documentary is about his activities and his tragic ... Read more
An experimental film on family planning, putting over the notion that two children in a family are enough. ... Read more
A boy hears his parents arguing, and then is sent off to school before their coming divorce. He is silent and reserved, but also headstrong, and he crosses one of his teachers. His need for love is continually meeting rebuff. He Ends a dog at school which resembles his dog at home, but he is ... Read more
A dual monitor Installation designed to steal the show. ... Read more
On a hot summers day, an Israeli chicken-breeder encoun­ters a Palestinian roadblock on the way to market. When he discovers that the man in charge is a former employee, it's not only the chickens that start teeling the heat. ... Read more
Codename Corgi is a satire that includes all the elements of a good movie: sex, love, spies and espionage—all with animated Barbie Dolls. A successful comedy bringing new credibility to the Barbie movie. ... Read more
A strange and curious world: artificial scenes, a monster claw, a dancing razor, spilled liquid. Direct from a heaven of tangled filmic ideas. What does it mean? What is being represented? ... Read more
Rita works with her mother Nicole running the family butchers Rita wants to leave but not before she witnesses some small sign of tenderness from her mother. What will it take before that occurs? ... Read more
An animated day in the life of a commuter in Chicago . . . but it could be any city. ... Read more
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