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A popular explanation of the way in which weather charts for northern Europe are compiled. Meteorological apparatus is shown in use and its purpose is described. ... Read more
The effect of the environment of East London on a young boy"s development is examined through his painting. ... Read more
Based on a story by Haruki Murakami, [Tony Takitani] is a melancholy parable of the times. ... After a solitary childhood, and an art school education that left him cold, Tony Takitani (Issey Ogata) finds his true vocation as a technical drawer. In satisfied solitude, he revels in the precision and ... Read more
Animated tools perform an intricately choreographed ballet. ... Read more
Topsy-Turvy: The Forgotten Genius of Charley Bowers USA Charley Bowers (1889-1946) had a career that spanned an amazingly diverse array of styles over 25 years, and though hailed by critics for their sophistication, his films are basically unknown to today's general public. Often featuring the ... Read more
This extraordinary film is a Jean Genet-like tale of torment and desire about an abused boy dealing with the effects of having been released from captivity. It is a raw, beautiful and haunting portrait of an adolescent who only understands love as violence. From the director of the features Eclipse ... Read more
This print, presented by courtesy of CIC, is the full version of Touch of Evil, which was cut by 15 minutes when released in 1958. ... Special narcotics investigator for the Mexican Ministry of Justice, Mike Vargas, is honeymooning in the frontier town of Los Robles when a time bomb, planted on the ... Read more
An experimental film exploring the relationship between Time and the traces it leaves on the world in cinematic terms: the 29 minutes running time of the film is opposed to the images embedded in the organic dyes of the film. ... Read more
Traces explores the theme of cultural disguise on several layers visually through the metaphor of clothing, through a narration highlighting both an individual's denial and a nation's reclamation, and musically, through the blending of traditional African music mto later forms of North American ... Read more
A light-hearted approach requesting motorists to simmer down when involved in traffic jams. ... Silver Award, Advertising Category, Australian Film Awards. ... Read more
A documentary on a radio station's guide in Montreal, who, from his helicopter, advises commuters on how to get to or from their work with the least delay. ... Read more
Director Donovan Wylie will be a guest of the festival and will be introducing the first screening of The Train ... Shot over nearly a year, Donovan Wylie's The Train tracks a ‘church train' over the broad, empty landscape of northern and eastern Russia. Great characters, choral singing and a ... Read more
Ray Moss has been nicknamed Tran by the Asian shopkeepers in his job as a security guard at a shopping centre in suburban Cabramatta. For Ray/Tran, the heat is on. His brother and uncle have had their heroin business undercut by Asian-controlled competition and they want Ray as their go-between ... Read more
A woman's thoughts about the meaning of her existence and its fulfilment, are told in powerful images and without a upoken word. ... Read more
An advertising film for Count Pushkin Vodka. ... Bronze Lion, Venice. Clio Statuette, New York. ... Read more
"To be carried from one place to another, to be affected by strong emotion, to be sent to a penal colony". By definition this is the territory which Transportations explores. The dizzy heights and murky depths of romantic love (LJ) ... Read more
This is the story of a woman who sets out on an automobile trip with her husband. Her diary entries and snapshots reveal how the travellers first lose their way; then, gradually, lose each other. ... Silver Dragon, Cracow. ... Read more
A remarkable documentary, winner of the 2001 Best Documentary award at the Berlin Film Festival, dealing with Hasidic and Orthodox Jews who come out as gays and lesbians and must reconcile their sexual orientation with the drastic discipline of their tradition. ... They struggle with a way to ... Read more
“A pitch-perfect portrait of working class life in a provincial town and of growing up as the much younger brother of an adored older sister.” - Variety ... Stefek and his much older sister Elka are both affected by the absence of their father, who left years earlier for another woman. When ... Read more
Tropical Malady (Sud Pralad) Thailand/France/Italy/Germany 'all of us are by nature wild beasts and our duty as human beings is to become like trainers who keep their animals in check, and even teach them to perform tasks alien toothier bestiality.' -Ton Nakajima, novelist Co-recipient of the Jury ... Read more
Troy Davies is an intense and passionate person; an anarchist with a vibrant and colourful life as a man, a woman, performer, musician, owner of a fashion label, a prostitute, and a person living with AIDS.---D/P/S Daniel Hayward L English TD video/col/2005/9mins ... Read more
The appeal of the romantic pulp novel in the effective portrayal at the Ideal relationship from courtship to climax. Spanning continents In a handful of pages, the fiction moves from palm tree lined beach to the satin sheets of the luxury penthouse.- This up-tempo video also plays In this world of ... Read more
Tukana, whose title is both the name of the film's troubled hero and the word for "walking stick" in one of the divergent tribal languages of the North Solomons province of Papua New Guinea, is the first feature-length film made in that country to receive international exposure. ... Tutkana came ... Read more
A film made by a Danish film crew which documents, without comment, the living conditions of 1,800 refugees who have been living on a sinking ship for four months. ... Read more
A visually magnetic journey through contemporary Berlin along the former Wall strip at the magical hour of twilight. This area, of such historical significance, is now an often strangely empty, eerie piece of inner-urban land surrounded by a bold new city. ... Read more
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