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With many fascinating shots of rare species of wildfowl, this colour film documents the twin duties - observation and protection - of the Wildfowl Trust in Gloucestershire. ... First Prize, Vancouver Festival. ... Read more
A short film about love, Wildlife is a journey into dream territory, mixing Celtic mythology, Shanghai pop, and modern mysticism. Drama and dance combine in this poignant story about a young man who loves and loses. It is a lyrical, melancholy gem. ... Read more
American photographer William Eggleston introduced colour photography into an art world still clinging to monochrome. When the Museum of Modern Art in New York used Eggleston's work to mark its first one-man colour photographic exhibition in 1976, the museum inflamed outrage in the critics who ... Read more
During racial disorders in Wilmington, South Carolina, in 1971, a group of black militants, led by Ben Chavis, according to witnesses, had organised armed forays, sniping and firebombings from a church. Two people died in the riot. ... A bi-racial jury found the defendants guilty, and the court ... Read more
Wilpena Pound (Flinders Ranges) and environs are filmed in 7381 print stock, Eastmancolor negative and black and white negative to reveal different landscape characteristics. ... Read more
A film poem with flying hats, talking trees and weather vanes. Wind is a lyrical and beautiful venture into the memories of an old woman. ... And the little girl says "It is as if Heaven gently kissed the Earth, so that the Earth should dream of Heaven in its blossom gleam." ... Read more
Made shortly after the Paris riots in 1968, Wind from the East underlines Godard's new approach and his refusal to make so-called commercial films and concentrate only on those that have a revolutionary bent or ideal. Here he continues his attempts at defining a new kind of non-bourgeois cinema ... Read more
A blend of fact and fantasy, set in the land of the Lapps in northernmost Sweden. In a schoolhouse young Nils sits dreamily longing that lie might go with the older Lapps on their yearly migration to the mountains. Presently the boy dozes, and in his dream the voice of the Wind from the West speaks ... Read more
An investigation of the most important decade in the history of flight, skilfully recreating the endeavours of the pioneers in their fragile craft during the years between 1909 and 1919. ... Read more
Filmmakers often construct dangerous scenes or situa­tions within their project but rarely do they undertake an entire shoot that places them in personal jeopardy. Director Paul Wagner along with his cast and crew posed as tourists with video cameras while on location in Tibet. The ensemble ... Read more
A film showing a blind child and his difficulties in reading Braille. The child's face reflects and expression of effort. ... Read more
A programme of short films curated exclusively for MIFF by Bahman Ghobadi complements the 'Homelands Now' spotlight. It is an eclectic selection from one of the least-known filmmaking cultures in the world. These shorts are not only diverse and stylistically adventurous, but provide a rare glimpse ... Read more
The heroes of the film are angels, unemployed guardian angels who have been hanging around Berlin ever since the end of World War II, having lost most of the powers they once owned: to whisper advice into people's ears. Now they're mainly invisible observers. ... Two of them, Damiel (Bruno Ganz) ... Read more
A study of flamingoes, which gather in countless thousands on broad river flats for the mating season. ... Read more
Winning is about two mentally handicapped people who decide to get married Each small step we would take in solving our problems and coping with life is a major step for them Life is no bed of roses and while whether they "make it" together is important to them, what is more important is that they ... Read more
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This film, set at the North American University of Toronto, was made by a young man who had just graduated, and who managed to capture faithfully the feel of life on the campus. The story examines a close friendship between two young men of vastly different background and temperament, who meet in ... Read more
One of "Plant Pests and Diseases" Series. Deals with Winter Moths, which are particularly harmful in the fruit-growing areas of Britain, France, Holland, and Denmark. ... Read more
When her meth-cooking father goes missing, violating his bail conditions and putting the family home at risk of repossession, 17-year-old Ree Dolly (the revelatory Jennifer Lawrence) sets out to find him. Traversing the dangerous backwoods of the Missouri mountains, she confronts her father's ... Read more
A short gush from Chelgo Fronx. The whole thing is held together by wire. ... Read more
In the last decade of the 1800s the town of Black Falls, Wisconsin, suffered some very, very bad times. As if a curse had been invoked against the inhabitants of this idyllic rural community, murder, arson, insanity, disease, suicide and gruesome tragedies began to proliferate. One man, the local ... Read more
In the seaside village of Isla Negra (Chile) lives an old and much respected Nobel Prize-winning poet, Pablo Neruda. The villagers are poor people who live simply and ordinarily. Pablo is the only link with a world wider than the village and it is through him that we get to know of the shifts and ... Read more
The film recalls the hey-day of hte working horse at the turn of the century, and reflects on the decreasing number used today. The title is from Shakespeare's lines: "Sometimes he trots, as if he told the steps, with gentle majesty and modest pride". Australian Film Awards, TV Open Section, Silver ... Read more
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