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“I learned and lived more in the last seven days than in the last seven years... nothing will ever be the same again. I can't go back... my life begins now!” - documentary maker Jamie Morgan People enter a workshop that takes place over 10 days somewhere outside San Francisco. Run by a ... Read more
So much has already been written about Pather Panchali and Aparajito that Ray's trilogy was destined for classic status even before the release of the third instalment, and the various influences - Renoir, De Sica, Donskoi and Ozu - have long since been traced and named. ... Now that World of Apu ... Read more
The third part of the Bengali saga continues the story of Apu, now a young man living in Calcutta and dreaming of a literary career and a positive future. An old friend invites him to a village wedding. When the marriage is called off due to the bridegroom's illness, Apu is asked to marry the girl ... Read more
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This bleak social criticism is an expression of European shame over the Holocaust. It contains one of cinema's most provocative images. ... Not in competition ... --- D/P/S Roy Andersson WS Swedish Film Institute L Swedish w/English subtitles TD 35mm/1991 ... Read more
“There are movies that make news and movies that are news. World on a Wire is one of the latter.” - Village Voice ... R.W. Fassbinder's epic, made-for-TV, science fiction mystery has been screened in cinemas on only a handful of occasions, making this event a holy grail for classic cinema fans ... Read more
A day trip to Suffolk to see my friend Ben and his dad Oleg. ... --- D/P Ben Rivers WS LUX TD betacamsp/2008 ... Read more
Although the U.S. Government said there was no danger, they almost literally moved mountains to fish one lost H-bomb off the Mediterranean seabeds. This film is a record of that bizarre game of Hunt the H-bomb. ... Honourable Mention, Prague Television Festival. ... Read more
World Without End shows the work being carried out in undeveloped countries by the workers of UNESCO and organiza¬tions connected with it. ... First we travel to Mexico, to the island of Yunuen on Lake P'atzcuaro. The level of the lake is falling and the fish are becoming fewer. The land is ... Read more
What's worse than Christmas? Easter, that's what, when Angela's relationship with Dan is thrashing out its death throes, amidst the flying bullets of verbal abuse and the occasional hurtled chocolate egg. He flees and she's left to hide under the bedclothes and face the fact that life goes on. A ... Read more
A cinematic peek into a harsh, forbidding landscape. Each shot is so perfectly composed that it is a journey and a story in itself. When the drill finally breaks through the rock, signalling the euphoric end of the tunnel it is also the end of a friendship. A glimmer of light in the darkness is the ... Read more
A candid camera report on a bout at the Montreal Forum where the star wrestlers play to the house and the fans are not above lending a hand themselves. ... Read more
The adventures of a family of city-dwellers who are spending a day's holiday on the windswept beaches of North-east England. Memories and fantasy mix with an atmosphere of freedom and bewilderment in the face of nature. But a sunny dream can suddenly turn into a nightmare. The sea lashes out ... Read more
Young Wilhelm Meister is on the way: from Bonn, past a castle on the Rhine, through a suburb of Frankfurt and on to the great mountain, the Zugspitze. He is escaping from boredom and dullness, and he hopes that travel will enable him to fulfil his ambition to write. ... On the journey, he meets a ... Read more
Young Wilhelm Meister is on the way: from Bonn, past a castle on the Rhine, through a suburb of Frankfurt and on to the great mountain, the Zugspitze. He is escaping from boredom and dullness, and he hopes that travel will enable him to fulfil his ambition to write. ... On the journey, he meets a ... Read more
"The money's finished. It had to run out sometime. Everything does. The blood, the passion, the fear. Everything except the loneliness. I don't even want to kill myself anymore. I don't know if I ever did. Another piece of indulgence to keep up the interest. I decided to go back to Australia. What ... Read more
An old man is kidnapped and interrogated by his captors. In the process, the biography of a mass murderer is laid bare: the eighty-year-old man formerly held a high-level command post in the SS and was responsible for the murder of thousands in the USSR. Thomas Harlan, not content to merely ... Read more
Fanfares sound, the chairman cuts the ribbon and the great race begins. There is a ruthless struggle between the competitors. Humorous Polish pixillation with a comic twist. (J.S.) ... Read more
The new millennium. The final battle to decide the fate of humanity is about to take place Kamui Shirou's destiny has already been decided by the time he returns to Tokyo to face the ultimate challenge. The Dragons of Heaven, powerful and benevolent cosmic entities, stand ready to assist in the ... Read more
Seven separate visions of Los Angeles, sprawling, fast-paced city of millions. Myron Emery teaches optical printing at the California Institute of the Arts, using apparatus left over from the first "Star Wars" film. ... "X-Streams" is the work of seven of his students (including ... Adrian Bruch ... Read more
An old man tells the story of his escape from France during WWII and in doing so reveals his unique and delightful personality. ... Read more
“Chinese films don't usually depict real life, so they're not used to my films.” - Jia Zhang-keFilmmaker Jia Zhang-ke's journey home after winning the Golden Lion at the 2006 Venice Film Festival for his film Still Life (MIFF 07) is profiled in this documentary by French director Damien ... Read more
Xidu is the force that propels man. ... Read more
Armed with the same rawness of films like Kids - not to mention sharp-tongued Mexican lingo and dusty desert vistas - Y tu Mamá También is a dynamic coming-of-age road movie. Like most teen males, Tenoch and Julio (Gael García Bernal, familiar from Amores Perros) are on a ... Read more
Yaaba means grandmother in Moorea. It is the name given by Bila, a wide-eyed 12 year old boy to the wizened Sana, an old woman who is treated as an outcast by the rest of the village. Yaaba is a delightful and beautifully crafted film depicting life in a dusty village on the barren, flat plains of ... Read more
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