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A beautiful series of still photographs—all faces—gently merge into each other. ... Read more
The tensions set up by conflicting old and new ways, and by the pressures of assimilation are illustrated by the stories of four Aborigines. ... Read more
Life in remote Arnhem Land, and an observation of Aborigines under the increasing impact of European "civilisation". ... Read more
This tape does not try to portray the dehumanising aspects of factory ... work Rather the activities unfold as some kind of ritual performance in the courtyard of the habitual monarchs — Order and Efficiency. ... The production presents a series of movements between people and machines that ... Read more
Encounter the music from Portugal that is conquering the world. ... Fado, the Portugese national song of passion, sorrow and remembrance born from the slums of 19th-century Lisbon, is the subject of Carlos Saura's (Flamenco, Tango) haunting and memorable film. Shot entirely on a sound stage with ... Read more
“Part poetry, part sociological snapshot of small-town life, Falkenberg Farewell is like a Swedish I Vitelloni - the opening salvo from a new and distinctive talent.” - Toronto Film Festival Jesper Ganslandt's visionary debut is a farewell to his own childhood, created in collaboration with his ... Read more
Steve Phare, a lifelong logger from British Columbia, is a man of contradictions. Although he cuts down trees he also has a reverence for the woods. He looks down on the local native population and their claims to the ground he is about to log and yet is part Indian himself, a fact he is deeply ... Read more
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Falstaff is dying, he requests the moon, so he asks his daughter. Why would Dad want the moon on his deathbed. An offbeat French short full of wonder and feeling. ... Read more
An ultra low budget trash masterpiece by a director whose previous works have included Hippy Porn and Mod Fuck Explosion - which may give you some idea of where we're headed. Three vaguely connected stories unfold before the audience's shocked sensibilities; preposterous plot devices and outrages ... Read more
The story of a typical middle-class family who live in the same house throughout four generations. The problems of life confronting each successive generation are humorously portrayed against an ever &ndash: changing background &ndash: the crinoline age &ndash: the pennyfarthing bicycles &ndash ... Read more
A young man returns to his family home to discover that the life he left behind is still very much a pan of him, and not so easy to escape from. ... Wit, an engineer, the son of a once rich industrialist, receives a telegram that his father is seriously ill. A friend drives him to his father's ... Read more
Tod Tasker wakes from a drunken binge and realizes he has missed his daughter's birthday. A humorous celebration of dysfunctional parenting, and the love that it sometimes belies. World premiere. --- D/S Hugh Sullivan P Jessica Redenbach TD digibeta/2008/8mins ... Read more
Family Portrait, the latest film from Li Shaohong (whose previous film, Bloody Morning, was suppressed for three years), is a fascinating look at life in post-Tiananmen Beijing. ... The plot seems quintessentially Chinese: urban photographer, Cao Depei, discovers that his first wife — a ... Read more
Family Tree is the quick-witted and idiosyncratic live-action debut from Shrek co-director Vicky Jenson. An audience award winner at Sundance, it follows a guy on Thanksgiving, overwhelmed by in-laws, seeking help from his wife's long-lost brother whose own problems are 'taking root'. ... Read more
Once there were two tramps, Vladimir and Estragon, who spent their days waiting for Godot. Now a young couple, Fando and Lis, go in search of a city called Tar. On the way their quest is harried by various beings. J. B. Priestley attempted a similar theme in his play, "They Came to a City". And ... Read more
Who could ever imagine that such a harmless pastime as making music was to be the cause of revolutionising a whole village? Yet this is what happened in the placid Dutch village of Lagerwiede. There are no streets in Lagerwiede, but picturesque canals, admired by visitors; and this means plenty of ... Read more
Lisandro Alonso follows up last year's revelation at MIFF, Los Muertos, with a self-reflexive feature that is as intriguing as it is elusive. In a complex and highly original play on fiction and reality, Alonso's lead actor from Los Muertos, Argentino Vargas, arrives at the sprawling San Martin ... Read more
From free association of somber thoughts, a new world is born. An adventurous spirit explores images which beckon and threaten, reflections of contemporary man's psychological landscape. ... Golden Leopard, Locarno 1969; Oxberry Berkey Trophy, Mamaia 1970 ... Read more
Shows in humorous form the possibility ot using free time by cutting out pictures and making collages. ... Read more
In his first film made in Germany, expatriate Iranian director, Sohrab Shahid Saless, creates a portrait of another expatriate: a Turkish factory worker in Berlin. ... Saless' camera observes the gastarbeiter's daily routine. ... ”We see him at his job, a dedicated prisoner to his monstrous ... Read more
Emma, vivacious but suicidal terrorist, is re-united with Cecily, her old school chum. They meet Stretch, bionic bike dyke, and break open the jelly beans. True Romance — a weepie. ... Read more
Farmingville USA In September 2000, two Mexican workers were beaten nearly to death by young white youths in the New York state town of Farmingville. This explosive documentary examines the combustible atmosphere that led to this hate crime and the implications, not only for the immediate ... Read more
Shattering lives and friendships. A teenager enters life in the fast lane when the consequences of his and his mate's reckless behaviour hits him head on. World Premiere.---D/S Grant Scicluna P Jannine Barnes WS Happening Films Pty Ltd TD HD cam/col/2006/15mins ... Read more
Ever wished you had someone to show your knickers to? Lonely heart Muriel does in Fast Spin Fling, a romantic comedy about a young woman who takes pity on her housemate's boyfriend and begins to secretly fancy him. Featuring a refreshing style of computer drawn animation, an up-tempo soundtrack and ... Read more
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