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A snapshot of the lives of three teenagers (encompassing past, present and future), this seductively dreamy film explores their longing for love, played out under Mediterranean skies. This poetic film by Laurence Coriat (writer of Michael Winterbottom's Wonderland) premiered at Sundance, 2005. ... Read more
A meditation on icons - pop and otherwise - and what remains of them. A bricolage of scars, traces of repair. Iconic meditations on the other side of war.--- D Michael Shamberg P Isabelle Doyen, Ned Richardson TD DigiBeta/2008/7mins ... Read more
Picturesque Belgium in four movements: earth. water, air and fire. ... Read more
“You want to make God laugh? Tell him your plans.” For José, the memories of his pro soccer career weigh heavy on his shoulders as he slaves in his brother's restaurant in New York City. When mesmerising waitress Nina is fired for being late to work, Jose jumps ship too and follows her into ... Read more
A number of sombre talking heads frankly describe their most personal and perverse attitudes on sex, violence, and other family matters. This is fiction, based on documentary material, that looks like an experimental film. The actors are reciting lines from horrifying, but authentic, texts by (and ... Read more
“I'm a different woman now. I'm not the same woman who needed to be in love with one man to make love with another.” Thirty-nine years after Luis Buñuel and Jean-Claude Carriére shocked audiences with Belle de Jour, Portuguese filmmaker Manoel de Oliveira revitalises the character of ... Read more
Near the border between Russia and Mongolia, the nomadic Yulas tribe attempts to reach an altered state of consciousness by making strange, deep, frog-like croaks. Elderly people living by Lake Kitesh believe an enchanted city of angels exists beneath the frozen surface. In the dead of winter they ... Read more
Four former World War II veterans meet after 25 years, at the funeral of a fifth friend. Radio operator Dubinsky is now a bookkeeper; demolition man Kiryushin is a journalist; the former commander of a sappers' company, Kharlamov is a factory manager, and Prikhodko is a worker. The four spend a day ... Read more
Special adaptations and inter-relationships of the plants and animals of the Canadian Rockies are discussed. Unique shots of the Water Ouzel, Golden-Mantled Ground Squirrel, Western Toad, Black Bear and other animals explain hibernation, cryptic colouration, predator/prey and other relationships. ... Read more
Bemani Iran ... Recalling the searing film The Circle (MIFF 2001), this courageous film from Dariush Mehrjui (The Pear Tree, MIFF 1999) examines the tragedy of Iranian women struggling to lead normal lives in an ultraconservative society. Powerful and gripping, Bemani expertly blurs the line ... Read more
"Rarely has so much emotion and excitement been compressed into 90 minutes of screen time." - Screen International ... Ben suffers from Asperger's syndrome, a type of autism that prevents him from interacting socially with those around him. The victim of relentless bullying at his high school, his ... Read more
The film shows the loading of oil tankers in the middle of the North Sea in ail manner of weather conditions. ... Silver Award, Chicago. ... Read more
An 'automated biography'. Wedekind was the German precursor of Brecht and the Weimar theatre. Born in 1864, he was imprisoned in 1899 for insulting the Kaiser. George Snow is a respected computer illustrator, and maker of rock-videos for the Art of Noise. Micha Bergese is a leading contemporary ... Read more
Blind and deformed from radiation poisoning, Berik spends his days alone at home - that is until 11-year-old Adil comes knocking. ... --- ... D/S Daniel Joseph Borgman P Katja Adomeit WS Zentropa L Russian, Kazakh w/English subtitles TD 35mm/2010 ... --- ... D/S Daniel Joseph Borgman P Katja ... Read more
"The Angel of History...sees a single catastrophe. Rubble piles up relentlessty, layers of it are hurled at his feet. He longs to linger, to wake the dead and reconstruct the rubble. But a storm has brewed in paradise." After this ominous quote by Walter Benjamin, writer-director Hubertus Siegert's ... Read more
A film combining disparate art forms (including the art of film itself) to paint a psychological portrait of the Berlin Wall's effect on the Germany psyche. ... Read more
INTRODUCED by Mr. Colin Dean, Director, Film Division, Department of the Interior, Australia. ... Berlin is a cross-section of a Berlin working day in late spring. Its opening sequences picture the city at dawn. Then the city awakens and stirs; workers set out for the factories, wheels turn ... Read more
Anyone who cares about cinema will relish Berlin-Cinema (Titre Provisoire). Ambitious and illuminating, this documentary focuses on two of cinema's great masters—Wim Wenders and Jean-Luc Godard—in exploring the city of Berlin. Described in poetic images, Berlin is slowly revealed ... Read more
Bernice Bobs Her Hair concerns the pre-flapper generation. Bernice is transformed from a reticent ugly duckling into a successful and sought-after 'vamp' by her manipulative cousin. Bernice becomes so adroit at social cliches and conventions that she wins the hearts of all her cousin's suitors. She ... Read more
Bert is just an ordinary revolting slob until his behaviour is transformed in a bathroom encounter. ... Read more
Bertha is an old traction engine which Sclater treats, not for its nostalgic interest as might be expected, but for the opportunities its complex mechanism offers the film-maker for "pure cinema." ... Read more
Traversing homogenous suburbs and multiplexed freeways, Besenbahn clinically and elegantly fragments the notion of a 'road movie'. Using time slice technology, this videographic experiment transcends time and place as it ruptures the geometries of movement and perception. ... Read more
Bertolucci's latest film is designed with the pure geome­try of music in mind. In Kenya. Shadurai's (Thandie Newton) husband is arrested for opposing the military government. She moves to Rome and takes work cleaning the house of an expatriate English composer and pianist named Kinsky (David ... Read more
With echoes of the Coen Brothers' debut, Blood Simple (1984), Best Laid Plans is a noir-ish entanglement of lust, betrayal, theft and murder. At all times it remains a film about the perception of events, reality generated and maintained by the characters' personal version of events. An opening ... Read more
Producer Josabeth Alonso will be attending the festival and will be introducing the first screening of The Bet Collector ... For those without a choice, the name of the game is survival… It's all or nothing. Amelita is known in the slums of Manila as ‘Amy', an uncanny saleswoman with a ... Read more
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