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A transsexual Cinderella story. ... Raquela Rios has a dream: to make it all the way to Paris, to meet her Prince Charming and to settle down into a life of luxury. But Paris is a long way from the streets of Cebu City in the Philippines and Raquela is a transsexual prostitute - the odds, it seems ... Read more
An internationally acclaimed amateur film about a little girl in search of a pair of angel's wings. ... Read more
Lewis Wickes Hine (1874-1940) was pioneer of social photography in the USA. From 1910-1940 he took about 15,000 photos, above all portraits of workers: his images of a steel worker on the Empire State Building, and of immigrants on Ellis Island, have become famous. He took poignant pictures of ... Read more
A study of suicide in the context of our age. An engrossing film that mocks both characters and audience with visual and aural style and grace. ... First Prize for Short Subjects, Chicago Festival. ... Read more
Scooping the FIPRESCI award for best film in the Un Certain Regard section at Cannes this year and the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance, American Splendor is a captivating and utterly original mix of fiction and reality, that immerses the audience in the true life story of Harvey Pekar. ... Pekar works ... Read more
Amerigo Tot, a sculptor of Hungarian ... origin living in Italy, belongs among the ... great travellers. The film surveys the ... genuine and imaginary journeys of ... the artist. ... Read more
A sensitive drama about a boy discovering a world made for adults, about injustice, not just between authorities and individuals, but also between father and son.--- ... D/S David Dusa P Vanessa Ciszewski, Mikolaj Pokromski, Elena Von Saucken, David Dusa WS Kinomaton München L French w/English ... Read more
Illegal screenings of the unfinished Amongst Equals have taken place in a variety of forums across the country since January when controversy erupted in the media. But the issue remains unresolved and Amongst Equals will be shown in an innovative form for the first time at this festival. This new ... Read more
“A conflict begins and ends in the hearts and minds of people, not in the hilltops.” - Amos Oz ... Israeli writer and journalist Amos Oz is one of the most well known proponents of peace between Israelis and Palestinians, a man whose writings are political allegory and whose speeches are a ... Read more
The late Yasujiro Ozus last work An Autumn Afternoon shows his method at its most completely formal. A gentle story about a widower's decision to marry off his only daughter; the director turns a lovingly malicious eye on ultra modern Japan where golf is the thing; where women are still bartered in ... Read more
An elderly woman silently carries out a what appears to be a ritualised activity, the point of which only becomes clear as the film progresses. This moving film from Korea is a beautiful meditation on life, death and the passage of time. ... Read more
Humanity is sitting on a ticking time bomb. If the vast majority of the world's scientists are right, we have just 10 years to avert a major catastrophe that could send our entire planet into a tailspin of epic destruction involving extreme weather, floods, droughts, epidemics and killer heatwaves ... Read more
What happens when a man you invited to lunch cancels his visit when the table's set, the candles are lit and lunch is ready? A short story from everyday life in a beautifully compact form. ... Read more
In the space of a few hours, an emigrant traveller is the butt of everyday racism and is placed in a state of psychological dependence. ... Read more
Ana and the Others (Ana y los otros) ArgentinaAfter living in Buenos Aires for a number of years, 25-year-old Ana returns to her small Argentine hometown of Paraná. Catching up with former friends and visiting all her old haunts, Ana notices a distinct difference between her 'sophisticated' ... Read more
An absorbing study of a gymnast ... exercising on a parallel bar with a ... grace almost balletie, observed by ... delicate colour photography. ... Read more
Decisions, decisions, even in the lunch break. Off beat humour in the style of Curne's prize-winning Flank Breeder. ... Read more
Present-day ruins of ancient Greek cities and reconstructed models are used to introduce aspects of early Greek civilization, including its contributions to philosophy, science, mathematics. art, drama, government, and athletics. ... Read more
This film concerns a young boy of 12 and his life on a small sheep ranch in the South -: western part of the United States. His family are Mexican -: American and still observe many of the Mexican customs handed down from generation to generation. ... Read more
The benefits of space research are ... outlined: the improvement of weather ... forecasting, the location of oil. ... instant communication between ... continents, discoveries that may lead ... to improvements in the world's ... food and Water supply. ... Read more
An animated musical comedy concerning a lonely lighthouse, a craggy lighthouse keeper and a mysterious dark shape that moves in the fog. ... Read more
... ... A young boy, full of fear and fascination, covertly watches as his mother performs for an unseen admirer A shot is fired and lives are scarred. Awesome in its intensely erotic, seductive grace, the opening sequence of Garin Nugroho's (Letters For an Angel MIFF 94) third feature is a dance ... Read more
A helicopter's eye view of The Netherlands revealed through its geographical history from the Ice Age through the formation of its landscape by interplay of wind and water, its flora, fauna, and at last the re-creation wrought by man. ... Read more
Angel is a young homosexual living discreetly in an unfriendly and destitute social milieu with his family in a squalid Athens' suburb. He meets and falls in love with Michae,l a marine and experienced "professional" who invites Angel to live with him and have an affair. Angel has nothing to lose ... Read more
A strawberry awakes to the harsh reality of its inevitable destiny. ... Read more
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