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Exchange and Divide takes a popular contemporary theme and develops it in unexpected directions. The effect is to ... bring under scrutiny both social relations and some of the conventions which condition their portrayal in the cinema and on television. The opening scenes use familiar devices of ... Read more
A coin changes hands and affects the lives of people who briefly own it. ... Read more
"You wake up. That's how it always starts. You find yourself in a four-walled cell, the scent of all your lost dreams hanging in the air". So begins this absurd, visually inventive and comically-charged depiction of one man's efforts to escape his mundane existence. ... Read more
Multiculturalism under siege. Exile In Sarajevo is a passionate and persona! account of the siege of Sarajevo, from the viewpoint of Bosnian-Australian Tahir Cambis and Sarajevan, Alma Sahbaz. ... The directors encapsulate wider tragedies within two unfolding narratives. Nirvana, a talent­ed ... Read more
“The slow camera work, thoughtful shots and editing, all wrapped in the empathic approach, result in an unforgettable experience.” - International Film Festival Rotterdam ... Young filmmaker Marcin Koszalka turns his camera on octogenarian actor Jerzy Nowak (Schindler's List, Promised Land) ... Read more
A dramatic semi-fictional account of the effect of the Whitlam sacking on a handful of peopfe wandering the streets, cinemas, pubs and public transport of Melbourne. Exits uses a mix of radio voice-over, poems, telexes, newspaper headlines and televised press conferences to set a documentary ... Read more
Clive, an insulated academic, gets a taste of La dolce vita. What happens subsequently is limited only by his imagination. ... Read more
Algebraic equivalences are presented in simple terms. ... Read more
A filmmakers documentary on photographer, David Edwards, who has been taking photo­graphs of naked men for the past eleven years. Hundreds of albums line his shelves. One section of David's wall, he calls "The Quilt'. These are people who have died. "To photograph others, means that you ... Read more
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This film chronicles the misadventures of a young man, frustrated in love, who seeks solace in a shopping mall amusement arcade where vicarious, but more accessible, thrills abound. ... Read more
“It is porn, yes, but of the most noble kind.” - Rotterdam Film Festival The “maestro of pulse-quickening simulated sex” - according to Variety - Jean-Claude Brisseau (Secret Things) continues his cinematic thesis on how women get what they want both in and out of bed. This film, about a ... Read more
Any deep-sea fisherman will tell you he'd rather fall overboard into a shark feeding frenzy than a school of squid. Like Pirhana, these tentacled killers can strip a person to the bone in moments. Clyde Roper, on the other hand, claims he wouldn't mind being crushed by a giant squid if it allowed ... Read more
The films views the teaching of blind children at Dorton House in Kent - a group of youngsters whose lives must always be different from our own. There is no comment nor any attempt to appeal for sympathy. Award: Best Documentary, Cork Festival. ... Read more
... ... As the documentary Orson Welles: One Man Band shows, this great director carried an editing table with him wherever he travelled, This tool of his trade is displayed by Welles in F For Fake with the same childlike zest that Dziga Vertov conveyed in Man with a Movie Camera. F for Fake is not ... Read more
Imagine an Argentine retaking the Falkland Islands alone—cheating British military security and recording his crazy mission on video. Fabian is an Argentine national with a diabolical plan for revenge, a guerilla action by an advance agent pitted against those who defeated his country in ... Read more
In this beautifully animated fairy tale, a man and woman are cursed only to meet in their animal forms. When they do meet, their passion for one another is overshadowed by their predatory instincts. --- D/P/WS Daniel Sousa TD video/col/2005/7mins ... Read more
First issue of the video magazine devoted to Bip Bip video art. A monography of the most important Italian video artist and a unique document on the poetics of video and water. ... Read more
Behind the facade of strict etiquette, a merry widow pursues her secret liaisons in the society of The Hague in the 1890's. ... Read more
Study of a face: a man rediscovers his youth through music. When he stops playing his flute, his face becomes that of an old man. ... Jury Prize, Cannes. Jury Prize, Oberhausen. ... Read more
An extraordinary essay on how one woman finds freedom, from a filmmaker famous for his obsessive interest in the world of men. Now Sakamoto's thematic layers of macho uber cool toughness, pathos and all consuming revenge, are rendered through the lens of a uniquely feminine struggle for redemption ... Read more
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