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Peter sold tickets for seats on a moon landing. Marc sold holiday homes that he didn't own. Torsten impersonated a diplomat to organise a NATO security conference. Four pathological liars who lived for years as professional conmen are the subject of this engrossing documentary from director ... Read more
A fluent and engagingly informal impression of the activities of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra as reflected in the lives of its members. ... Golden Reel Award, Documentary Category, Kodak Photography Award, Australian Film Awards; Penguin Award, Television Society of Australia; Certificate of ... Read more
In strict time to an up-tempo tune a business conference is illustrated. First Prize, Experimental Section, "for a brief and witty story told through the clever matching of sound and image". ... Read more
The great sculptor's work, and his contribution to contemporary art. ... Read more
A woman is desperately trying to give away cookies "baked with love" on a New York street. Two men look on - one a trendy shop assistant, the other a rough construction worker. What will they do with the fallen cookie left after the woman has been taken away by the police? A comedy of mannerisms ... Read more
The film follows the adventures of a stuffed teddy bear called Corduroy who waits to be selected from the shelves of a department store. Lest he be mistaken for used property, he embarks on a quest to find a button that is missing from his overalls. In the process, he discovers a new and deserving ... Read more
A unique tragi-comic tale about Alistar, who after years of avoiding his past, returns with camera crew in tow to 'rescue' his sister from a hippy commune in the Scottish Highlands. ---D/S Zack Copping P/WS Amber Parsons L English TD 35mm/col/2005/13mins ... Read more
At their wedding ceremony, Morris and Wendy lose the ring, their friends and their hopes. All they long for are the basic essentials of middle-class life — a video-recorder a Magi-mix blender, a potted palm — but somehow these things are more elusive than they imagined, especially as ... Read more
“I'd be surprised if [this] doesn't wind up being nominated in next year's best documentary feature Oscar race.” - Hollywood Reporter ... Filmmaker Louie Psihoyos, Richard O'Barry (former on-set dolphin trainer for the television show Flipper) and an elite team of activists and freedivers ... Read more
Louise-Marie Beauchamp uses evocative images and haunting music to create a visual and aural poem. In six minutes, and without words, she tells the story of the formation and destruction of a relationship. But the focus is very much on the casualty of this destruction; the child is torn between two ... Read more
Even pumas need their 'personal space'! Meet the polar bears, chickens and other zoo occupants whose complaints and comments about their climate, diet and accommodation seem uncannily human. ... The inspiration for a much-lauded and universally imitated series of TV commercials (originally made for ... Read more
A series of interviews with animals from an English zoo. They comment on accommodation. diet, and of course, the English weather. ... 1991 Academy Award Winner. ... Read more
From the peaks of the Andes, to the basement of the local mall, the mysteries of the human heart are difficult to understand. Three friends working at the Puppy Love pet store find that the onset of the Hearts and Flowers festival is no guarantee that understanding will be any easier. A wryly ... Read more
Crimson Gold was selected as the Closing Night film of Un Certain Regard and winner of the Jury Award, Un Certain Regard, at the Cannes Film Festival. ... An intimate and absorbing drama, Crimson Gold is the tragedy of a man who, feeling humiliated in a word of injustice and materiality, is pushed ... Read more
Winner of the Un Certain Regard Jury Award at Cannes this year, Jafar Panahi's (The Circle, MIFF 2001) new film is a intimate and absorbing drama. Based on true events, told to Panahi by Abbas Kiarostami (who will be presenting selection of his own work at MIFF this year), Crimson Gold is the ... Read more
A portrait of place: trains, artificial light, time and memory give form to forces that drift amidst the darkness of the daily journey. ---D/S Joel Pizzini P Robson Rumin, Paloma Cinematogárfica WS Polofilme L Portuguese w/English subtitles TD 35mm/col/2005/15mins ... Read more
A marsh is drained and the land converted to other uses, and the effect on wildlife is graphically depicted. ... Blue Ribbon, American Film Festival; CINE Golden Eagle. ... Read more
During the course of producing a film, an individual reflects upon himself and his relations with others, at the same time as being bemused by the tools of his trade. ... A difficult abstract work, with no apparent plot or sequence, which talks elliptically of Greek myths and their significance to ... Read more
When Alex Cutter, a crippled and scarred veteran of all the 1960s wars (Vietnam, politics, drugs), finds out that his only friend, Richard Bone, a tired beach-boy worn out with dreams, may know who brutally killed a high-school cheerleader in one of California's most beautiful and affluent seaside ... Read more
Czechs and Balances is the story of a down and out Japanese woodworker living in New York City. In desperation he resorts to purse snatching. ... Read more
A film dedicated to the "Last of the Mohicans". A surrealistic record of the incomprehensible and rare contrasts of modern life. ... Read more
Dedicated to the ‘Last of the Mohicans', who live on the brink of society, but in original freedom, the film shows the everyday life of the gypsies - and exceeds it. ... Read more
Fairytales have never been less Grimm. Jest (or gests) and jousts in Wagga Wagga parallel contemporary women's encounters with Patriarchy (or should that be Tapriarchy) in the guise of a tap-dancing lawyer A consuming tale where an educated princess and her author unlearn their privileges in the ... Read more
Little Sally Roberts loves television violence-particularly her favourite variety show: "Dance of Death". ... Read more
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