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[Unit #52] and [Into the Night] will screen with with [Jewboy]. ... Read more
A lost and fragile boy new to the streets. A wary teenager just thinking about the money. A wealthy man playing out a delicate and lonely game. Over one night their lives intersect in unexpected ways blurring the line between betrayer and betrayed. ... Read more
The austere film by Penelope Wehrli draws on such diverse sources as Godard, Peter Wollen, and Laura Malvey, and Bunuel, and documents the struggle of women to gain control over the sources of the language systems which imprison them. Shots of a woman at a typewriter alternate with stock footage ... Read more
IN 1870, Michail Saltykow, under the pseudonym N. Schtschednn, wrote The Story of a City, a biting allegory on the history of Russia and its rulers Out of this historical source material, Serge; Owtscharow has fashioned an extremely topical satire on the writing of history today In the process, he ... Read more
An artistic confrontation with the global phenomenon of trafficking in women. Taking an unconventional approach, filmmaker Anja Salomonowitz creates a ‘fictional documentary' where the true stories of women subjected to trafficking are told by everyday people close to - but not a part of - the ... Read more
Four handicapped children of ten, each working at their task; to write, to swim to dance, to speak. We do not see their disability, not 'how hard it must be for them', but rather see them simply at work, acting and existing in the world that their bodies shape for them. it works uses the simplest ... Read more
One shift in the perilous life of a Sydney taxi driver. ... Read more
In 1942, after completing principal photography on The Magnificent Ambersons and before beginning Journey Into Fear, Orson Welles began shooting three episodes for an anthology film to be titled It's All True. One episode 'Bonito' was shot in Mexico, and the other two in Brazil - 'Carnival' telling ... Read more
Jabe is no ordinary babe. She measures a towering 188cm, wields a whip for a living and has aspirations to work in the funeral industry. Jabe also has a life-threatening condition called Marfan Syndrome, a connective-tissue disorder that affects one in 3000 people and of which the most evident ... Read more
Jinaali is a sweet overweight checkout chick at the local supermarket. Her boss; Mr Chuck; is constantly on her back until Jinaali finds a voice of her own. Have you got your Jackie Jackie doll yet? ... --- ... D/S Adrian Wills P Kath Shelper TD video/col/2007/6mins ... Read more
Fast moving visual trip through and around Coober Pedy. Tough men find and sell opal for big money, then gamble it away. People with opal fever living underground with few restrictions and few amenities, such as water. The final sequence records a terrible fire in the water-starved town. ... Read more
James' Journey to Jerusalem (Massa'ot James Be'eretz Hakodesh) Israel'a charmer' which turns an ironic mirror on a certain portion of contemporary Israeli society through the eyes of an ingenuous migrant worker. Befitting its childlike title, there's a fable-like quality to James' Journey to ... Read more
A young boy learns self-reliance in this extraordinary story filmed in a unique location - at sea, amid the platform-fishermen of Indonesia. ... Following his mother's death, 12-year-old Jaya is sent to live with his father - a stranger who is surprised to discover he has a son. But with nowhere ... Read more
[Jewboy], which screened in Un Certain Regard at Cannes this year, announces the abundant talent of director Tony Krawitz. Set in the Chassidic community of Sydney, it concerns a young man named Yuri, recently returned from Israel, who turns his back on his strict Chassidic community. He yearns to ... Read more
Joachim's Dictionary gives us twenty-six French words from "animation" to "zoologie" against a background of the most discordant accompaniment ever devised. ... Jury Prize, Critic's Prize, Oberhausen Festival. ... Read more
The film depicts his early days in Nev York, then traces his long trek to California, riding the freight trains, penniless and despised for his poverty Later, he becomes involved with the Industrial Workers of the World (the Wobblies), trying to organise labour in the face of savage police reprisal ... Read more
An apologetic polar bear and a disgruntled penguin have tea together. Winner of Best Animation at Aspen Film Festival---D/S Matthew Walker TD Beta SP/2007/3'30mins WS Arthur Cox ... Read more
Kurosawa's first film was produced in 1943 - a time when a film could be rejected by the Information Bureau for showing American influence, though Judo Saga was safe in its portrayal of Japanese martial honour. ... The film shows the growth of Sanshiro Sugata from a raw novice into a highly skilled ... Read more
Jukebox is an hilariously sinister dream landscape where perspective is collapsed and concertmaed into 'Leger' styled animated figures that seem to strike up inappropriate conversations that sug­gest meaning but undermine sense. A virtuoso collage of animated styles collide headlong into each ... Read more
"There are few subjects as abhorrent to our sensibilities as incest, particularly when it involves very young children. Just, Mebin chronicles a truly monstrous case. The film tells the story of an individual whose path of destruction was so insidious and devastating that it's almost impossible not ... Read more
Kafi's Story centres on Kafi, a young Nuba man from the remote mountain region of Sudan. His story begins on a bus bound for Khartoum where he hopes to get a job and save enough money to buy a dress for Tete, his bride-to-be. The complexities of his love life, his ambiguous relationship with his ... Read more
During the Heian Period of Japan's history, dark spirits still dwelled in the forests, mountains and rivers. Disguised as a male warrior a young woman named Kaidohmaru, 'The Knight of Fire', wages constant war against these forces of evil to maintain the safety of the people of Kyoto. She is allied ... Read more
On the first of August 1944 the city of Warsaw rose against the Nazi occupiers. Through long incredible weeks the) continued the struggle until they were defeated and the city was destroyed by the Nazis in a fanatical and hideous reprisal. ... Uncompromisingly realistic in its presentation, Kanal ... Read more
Kanehsatake: 270 Years Of Resistance (Winner of Best Canadian Feature Award 1993 Toronto Film Festival) provides searing images for the standoff between the Mohawks of Kanehsatake and the forces of the Quebec police and Canadian Army. Director Alanis Obomsawin was the only filmmaker to stay behind ... Read more
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