Skip to main content

Browse Directors

An animated documentary that purports to be a study of people kidnapped by space aliens. Their stories are tested in a process of hypno­therapy and regressive memory analysis.(RP) ... Read more
Screened in Directors' Fortnight at Cannes last year, Abouna is a bracing look at the dissolution of a rural Chadian family seen through the eyes of two young boys, from director Mahamat-Saleh Haroun and executive producer Abderrahmane Sissako (director of Waiting for Happiness. MIFF 2002). ... Read more
“A seamless piece of ensemble filmmaking.” - Tribeca Film Festival jury ... From within the straightjacket of a highly controlled film industry, Iranian visionary Asghar Farhadi (The Beautiful City, Fireworks Wednesday) miraculously emerges with an uncompromising chronicle of middle-class ... Read more
The White Bus was a 45-minute dramatic film directed by Lindsay Anderson and starring Shelagh Delaney. John Fletcher has been a friend and colleague of Anderson since they worked together in the "Free Cinema" movement of the early Fifties. Fletcher's film about his friend at work—one ... Read more
Urban living at its worst—allergies, diseases, missing Y-fronts—and of course, finding the dust level. ... Read more
Unconventional theatre director and playwright Robert Wilson is comprehensively profiled in this candid documentary from the practiced hand of director Katharina Otto. ... Best known for the avant garde 1976 production of Einstein on the Beach (for which he collaborated with Philip Glass), Wilson ... Read more
The abstract patterns and rhythms of the neon signs of Times Square, New York, reflected on the wet pavements and roadway. ... Read more
A portrait of a person encountering himself in a modern, urban environment. ... Read more
John Maybury, rock clip maestro and assistant to Derek Jarman, embellishes an aromatic New Wave lyric with a ribbon of suggestive icons linking minotaurs, supermarket punks and jock strapped angels. (P.K) ... Read more
A commuter train rattles through the night, and as a man threatens a woman in the carriage, the audience is forced to confront the question "what would you do?" Schweiger's tautly constructed film is as disquieting for the introspective journey it asks the viewer to take as for the unpleasant ... Read more
A fable on the futility of progress for its own sake. Is the grass any greener for the helmeted astronaut than for the naked ape? ... Read more
Acla is a harrowing yet lyrical film whichtranscends the genre of social realism and the workers' epic, attaining the heights of almost operatic beauty. Illuminated with incandescent imagery and stunning music, this tale of 11-year-old Ada —a young boy sold by his father to digger Caramazza ... Read more
An investigation of lightning as an arbitrary intervention in people's lives with devastating consequences. ... Read more
An animated version of the complete fifth act of Shakespeare's Hamlet ... Read more
A long and thoughtful look at those desperate days of October 1970, when Quebec Liberation Front (FLQ) terror gripped the streets of Montreal and it seemed that Quebec's search for independence and the security of its language might end in insurrection and repression. Filmed by NFB crews during the ... Read more
Junk culture Laurel and Hardy team the Halflifers hit the screen running in this suburban Sci-Fi. Surviving in a perpetual state of fast forward, unleashing a never-end­ing babble of fast speak, this duo represent the everyday as aiien territory. Halflifers is an ongoing collaborative project ... Read more
An animated film, treating reincarnation in a humorous manner. ... Read more
The world is a ball and the first human being is called Adam He's standing there now and looks as if he might fall down, so the creator plants him a little more firmly m the ground He has to learn all the rules, for instance, if you throw clay around then you'll get clay thrown back at you. ... Read more
The world is a ball and the first human being is called Adam. His first experiences are mostly rather painful and he has to learn all the rules. For instance, 1: if you throw clay around you'll get clay thown back at you. ... Read more
Man's fate on earth from Creation to the Bomb and beyond is told in this animated film by Adelaide painter, Dusan Marek. His original technique, individual symbolism, and the richness of thematic and visual material won this film the highest award in the Australian Film Awards Competition, where it ... Read more
Adam's Rib is a jewel of a film whose charm sneaks up on you. Soon you find yourself wanting to spend hours and hours in the com­pany of the people that the director exposes with such delicate and refined touches. Soviet cinema is not known for its intimate human insights, yet Krichtofovitch ... Read more
The moving and visual journey of Sylvania. a young Italian woman, who is torn between her parent's strong and unbreakable traditional values and her own desire for sexual freedom. (MI) ... Read more
“A warm homage to cinema itself… Watch it and understand why Filipino cinema is now hot.” - Rotterdam Film Festival ... In the neo-realistic tradition of De Sica's The Bicycle Thief, Adela follows a former radio personality living in the slums of Manila, as she confronts her prevailing ... Read more
Long-haul trucking in the most exacting conditions. Depicting the strength of new, steel-belted, radial touch tyres, and their application to Australian conditions. ... Golden Reel Award, Australian Film Awards. ... Read more
Select a festival
Search The Film Archive
Browse By Director