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(The) Taking (of) Place (Daniel Staten-Robinson, 1984)
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. . . And I Don't Have To Do The Dishes (Victor Schonfeld, 1983)
An elderly couple in reduced circumstances join a pensioners' group holiday which they can barely afford. They hope to get away from it all for a week, perhaps make new friends. But reality still pur… Read more

17th Century Painting in Holland (Hans Sibbellee, 1954)
The work of Dutch painters illustrates life in Holland during the 17th century. ... Read more

25 FIREMAN'S STREET (István Szabó, 1973)
25 Fireman's Street tells the tale of a house being demolished and as the house crumbles, a century of Hungarian history unfolds. Szabo sketched his original concept for this intricate film: "One nig… Read more

25, FIREMAN’S STREET (István Szabó, )
This film, by Hungarian director Istvan Szabo, won the major prize at the 1974 Locarno festival. As the title might indicate, the film deals with the inhabitants of an apartment building in Budapest.… Read more

27A (Esben Storm, 1974)
Winner of the 1974 AFI Best Film award, 27A is an electrifying film experience, led by a remarkable performance from Robert McDarra. This Australian classic, which has never before screened at MIFF, … Read more

28 (Greg Sax, 1997)
A kind of alternative Eden where nature can be cultivated and an encounter can take your breath away, the romanticised paradise at the centre of 28 contrasts with the urban interior loft apartment se… Read more

4 (Tim Slade, 2007)
In four corners of the globe - in each of the four seasons - four outstanding violinists undergo an extraordinary journey through their homelands. The resonant and much-loved music of Vivaldi's The … Read more

5 DAYS (Yoav Shamir, 2005)
Deftly capturing the mounting tension of a stand-off between soldiers and hardline settlers, 5 Days is a definitive snapshot of a historical moment which also manages to convey the wider-ranging comp… Read more

5 LOST AT SEA (Jesse Martin, Josh Schmidt, 2009)
Young. Real. Naive. ... In 1999, 21-year-old Jesse Martin became the youngest person ever to sail solo, non stop and unassisted around the world. On his return he took four other young people sailing… Read more

A CHINESE GHOST STORY 2 (Ching Siu-Tung, 1990)
The second chapter of A Chinese Ghost Story has all the same ingredients as the first: high style, low comedy, explosive special effects, rap renditions of classical Taoist poetry and so on. But the … Read more

A Divided World (Arne Sucksdorff, 1948)
The film captures the harshness of the struggle for existence between the stoats, foxes, hares and owls in the dark cold of a winter's night in a Swedish forest. ... Read more

A Dream of a House (István Szabó, 1971)
Another short film by Istvan Szabo (see Danube, Fish, Birds), in which the sight of an old house brings forth a rush of memories. ... Read more

A FOREIGN BODY (Claire Simon, 1997)
One of the most promising talents in French documentary filmmaking, Claire Simon weighs in forcefully with her debut fiction feature. A Foreign Body is an original, sometimes blackly comical, disturb… Read more

A Frog He Would A Wooing Go (Tami Sloan-Tsark, 1990)
A delightful children's animation illustrating the traditional poem, "A Frog he would a wooing go, whether his mother would let him or no..." ... Read more

A Good Example: Brecht Before the House Un-American Activities Committee (Bertrand Sauzier, 1979)
House Un-American Activities Committee in 1947 Nineteen Hollywood personalities were subpoenaed. These included Brecht, a foreigner about to return to Germany. The first ten witnesses refused to test… Read more

A Housewife (Vibeke Herbert, Astrid Pade, Anne Sprogøe, 1972)
A day in the life of a housewife. Gradually, she becomes aware that something is wrong. An incident, in which she fails to make contact with a foreign worker, leads her to the decision to change her … Read more

A HUMBLE LIFE (Alexander Sokurov, 1997)
"A Russian man regularly travels through the towns and villages of Japan. He observes and listens to the conversations of ordinary Japanese people, looks at the cities, reads about the history of the… Read more

A KING AND HIS MOVIE (Carlos Sorin, 1986)
An imaginative, well-crafted and often hilarious first feature, apparently inspired by the misadventures surrounding the Latin American projects of Werner Herzog. A young director plans a film about … Read more

A KING AND HIS MOVIE (Carlos Sorin, 1986)
... ... An imaginative, well-crafted and often hilarious first feature, apparently inspired by the misadventures surrounding the Latin American projects of Wemer Herzog. A young director plans a film… Read more

A LADY NAMED BAYBIE (Martha Sandlin, 1980)
A Lady Named Baybie portrays the day-to-day lives of the Rev. Baybie Hoover, an ordained minister, and her long-time friend, Virginia Brown. Both are blind women who refuse to conform to the rigid ru… Read more

A Lecture on Anatomy (Lux Studios, 1951)
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A Man That Sink His Head (Adam Smoczynski, 2002)
With the playful combination of 3,500 images taken on separate pinhole cameras and a dissonantly commanding soundtrack, A Man That Sink His Head manages to dive onto the screen with an irrepressibly … Read more

A Moment Passing (Charlie De Salis, 1997)
Two men make a dawn pilgrimage to New Zealand's savage west coast. With the catch of a lifetime in hand, Joey notices, too late, the freak wave silently bearing down upon him. ... This film will lite… Read more

A PRIVATE ENTERPRISE (Peter K. Smith, 1974)
A young Indian engineer, Shiv, attempts to achieve his ambition, despite family pressures and the limitations of his job as a foundry worker in the Midlands. A strike at the Birmingham factory where … Read more

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