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“I love the Yakuza… I see them as the heirs to the samurai spirit.” - actor Sonny Chiba ... Literally translated as ‘good-for-nothing', Japan's criminal brotherhood - the Yakuza - underwent a makeover into chivalrous heroes thanks to post-World War II cinema, where real-life criminals ... Read more
Yansan, Orisha of winds and storms and her amorous adventures with Ogun and Shango. ... D/P/S Carlos Eduardo Nogueira TD 35mm/col/2006/17mins ... Read more
"Neil asked me to make a video for the song Big Time from the Neil Young and Crazy Horse record Broken Arrow... Neil and the band liked the results and Neil particularly liked the rough look of the Super-8 photography. He called me up a little while later and said "Listen, we should do a longer ... Read more
Yeats has a deep love of the countryside of Western Ireland. This film, commemorating the centenary of the birth of the poet, portrays his feelings in terms of his poems, as well as creating its own poetry out of the Irish landscape. ... Golden Bear, Berlin Festival; Gold Medal, Barcelona Festival ... Read more
One man's efforts to repair his broken family with yellow paint and electricity. ... In the harsh landscape of Algeria, a poor Berber farming family is stunned by news of their son's death, who was killed while serving in the military. With only a motorbike and a trailer his father Mouloud travels ... Read more
A spoof on the original "yellow Submarine" film originally made for the television showing of "The Rutles". ... Read more
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A pictorial survey of India on the march, with an emphasis on the social consciousness pervading the country. ... Read more
Zululand, South Africa. Yesterday (Leleti Khumalo), a woman in her early 30s, and her seven-year-old daughter Beauty are on the way to the nearest clinic. Yesterday has a lingering cough and wants to get it checked. After untold difficulties gaining access to a doctor, she learns the terrible news ... Read more
Named by FIPRESCI as their Revelation of the Year. In a small village on Majorca, Hans, a German odd-jobs man, reports for work for an affluent fellow countryman. He learns that his predecessor's name was also Hans but the locals are unwilling to say what happened to him. Certainly, he was on the ... Read more
A sympathetic description of the true aims of Yoga and an absorbing demonstration of it in practice. ... Silver Award, Teaching Category, Australian Film Awards. ... Read more
In the middle of the 19th century, at Namome, on a highway north of Edo, crime is rife. Sanjuro, a wandering Samurai, arrives to find the village decimated by some long lasting feud. Hansuke, a petty police official, offers to introduce him to one of the local bosses as a bodyguard. ... The village ... Read more
The search for Yokohama Mary, an infamous former prostitute who went missing over a decade ago, becomes a journey through Japan's post-war past. Yokohama Mary was a prostitute in the Japanese port-city during the years following the end of World War II. In the decades since then, she became a ... Read more
A woman returns to a psychiatric institution. The building is in disrepair but painful memories remain intact: the journey must begin anew. This student film suffers from some weaknesses, notably some very banal dialogue but is impressive for its visual stylistics.,especially in the opening ... Read more
A minor case of vandalism brings two lonely people together. Single parents Martin and Kay meet when their sons, Joe and Steven, appear in the Children's Court on a delinquency charge. As their relationship deepens Martin tells Kay that he used to like being best in everything he did, but now, a ... Read more
“The good music documentaries don't begin by assuming you care; they end by making you.” - Keven McAlester ... Former music journalist, Keven McAlester, portraits one of rock ‘n' roll's most tragic figures, Roger Kynard “Roky” Erickson of the infamous Thirteenth Floor Elevators in You're ... Read more
After her stepson's tragic shotgun suicide. Joan Dougherty was inspired to start a company that specialises in cleaning crime scenes. With amazing good humour, Dougherty relates the typically bizarre but sometimes blackly comic nature of her grim profession. Some things are better left unknown but ... Read more
“You, the Living is about the human being, about her greatness and her miserableness, her joy and sorrow, her self-confidence and anxiety. A being at whom we want to laugh and also cry for. It is simply a tragic comedy or a comic tragedy about us.” - filmmaker Roy Andersson In You, the Living ... Read more
“We need a million psychologists in Gaza." - Ayed ... With medical bag in hand, Ayed takes on the onerous task of attending patients in the Jabaliya refugee camp in northern Gaza. His job is unremitting - he's the only field psychologist operating in an area regularly subjected to strikes from ... Read more
A commentary on the way the photographer, David Hamilton, works with his five favourite models, with a selection of his best photos. ... Silver Dragon, Warsaw. ... Read more
This faithful screen version of Robert Musil's well-known novel is a major work of the new German cinema. Set in a remote Austrian boarding school before the First World War. the story centres on one of the pupils. Törless—handsome, vain, detached. When he arrives at the school, he adopts an ... Read more
What could be more punk than a bunch of old folk ripping into The Ramones' ‘I Wanna Be Sedated'?In the hands of a senior citizens choir with an average age of 81, The Clash's ‘Should I Stay or Should I Go', David Bowie's ‘Golden Years' and the Bee Gees' ‘Stayin' Alive' take on gleeful new ... Read more
The film is as ambiguous as its title, and in giving no definite ending, it leaves plenty to contemplate. Claus Worm, an architect, finds himself in a desperate and embarrassing position, concerning both his professional and his personal life. ... When he is being offered a tempting deal that would ... Read more
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