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Winner of the Panorama Short Film Award at the 2004 Berlinale, this is a tale of first love, set in the unlikeliest of places.While waiting for their parents, two boys and a girl meet in the carpark of a rural pub.What at first seems to be a relationship based on rivalry soon develops into a close ... Read more
This half hour film tells what is involved in learning to fly a Tiger Moth. It traces the story of a pupil and his instructor from the moment the pupil first puts on his leather helmet and goggles and climbs into the open cockpit, right up to his first solo flight. ... Read more
Two Moon July is a lyrical collage of performance music media and visual art made for television. The viewer joins two technical directors as they conduct a rehearsal for a live performance. Performances by: Laurie Anderson, David Byrne, Molissa Fenley, Philip Glass, Bill T. Jones, George Lewis ... Read more
In June 1988, one of the worst racially motivated crimes since desegregation occurred in a small Texan town. Three young white men dragged African American James Byrd behind their vehicle for over five kilometers down a dirt road, tearing his body apart. The case drew unprecedented international ... Read more
A variety of evocative and brilliantly coloured, computer-generated patterns. ... Read more
Actors Valéria Bruni-Tedeschi and Bruno Todeschini are transcendent in this intense drama about a marriage on the skids. Each scene sees them pushed to the outer regions of their abilities as they constantly are at loggerheads over the most petty of details. After several years spent abroad ... Read more
Part of the award winning "Long Ago and Far Away" series made for children by the Public Broadcasting Service in the USA, Uncle Ele­phant tells the story of a young boys blossom­ing relationship with his Uncle. ... Read more
This moving and empowering independent doc­umentary follows the experiences of five multi-ethnic students from LA who travel to South Africa and live with South African students in black townships after the supposed dismantling of apartheid and arrive home to the 1992 LA riots. The students ... Read more
When Moemi has her braces removed the new­found dental liberation has unexpected side effects. Is it because husband Yukio seems less than delighted? is he too obsessed with his work to notice her? Moemi's, er, unusual response is to tie up everything in sight - books, apple,s even the pet ... Read more
Ken Wardrop's award-winning film is an intimate portrait of an elderly, overweight woman, which reveals her perspective on issues of love, ageing and body image. It screened at the Critics' Week in Cannes this year. --- D Ken Wardrop P Kristin Brook Larsen, Andrew Freedman WS Venom TD 35mm/col/2004 ... Read more
[Unit #52] and [Into the Night] will screen with with [Jewboy]. ... Read more
A dark tale of delusion and fantasy. Beginning wrth an image of a postcard, a man is drawn into an unhealthy obsession with his neighbour. He becomes unable to discern between reality and illusion and dreams of taking her away from all this. Screened in Cannes 2003. ... Read more
“From breathless history lesson to grueling chamber piece to tense action thriller.” - New York Times ... One of Japan's most controversial filmmakers, Koji Wakamatsu (Ecstasy of the Angels and Red Army/PFLP: Declaration of War, both showing in this year's Eros + Massacre section) reconstructs ... Read more
A journey through Space and time — the story of man's mastering of the patterns and dimensions of that cosmos in which the earth is a minute speck. With superb photography, imaginative commentary and script, we travel amongst the stars and are shown worlds undreamed of. ... Read more
... ... In the words of Wim Wenders, Until the End of the World is "the ultimate road movie". On a somewhat epic scale, it builds upon many of the themes that have preoccupied Wenders throughout his remarkable career. ... ... ... Filmed in fifteen cities in eight countries and four continents, it ... Read more
The film deals with close environmental spaces within the city limits of Sydney ... fragmentation of spaces between people and their immediate surroundings The filmic images create artificial spaces getting into a kind of surreal realism-claustrophobia. ... Read more
Acclaimed animator Jonathan R. Dilworth's [The Urchin] is a neo-surrealist account of one man's life and transformation after a giant urchin attacks him. --- D/P/S Jonathan R. Dilworth WS Stretch Films TD 35mm/col/2005/4mins ... Read more
Classy, intelligent and visually complex animation by Yoshiaki Kawajiri, a veteran with at least two of the most internationally successful animes ever to his credit, Wicked City (1989) and Ninja Scroll (1995). ... The enigmatic, Eastwood-like D is one of the few surviving vampires in a dark far ... Read more
A painter who captured the mundane as magical. ... Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer created works of art based on capturing the everyday, showing the lives of the 17th century middle class. It has been over 350 years since his death, and with only 36 known works in existence Vermeer's paintings ... Read more
A film portrait of Vilgot Sjoman, made during the shooting of his film, A Handful of Love, in 1973. ... Sjoman talks about himself, his films (several of which are illustrated by excerpts), and film making in general. ... Read more
At night, Violet (Rebecca Frith) listens to the words of romance. In the day, she witnesses the love of a father and son. From a gesture of innocent intention, she becomes the centre of their hidden desires. Can Violet open her heart? ... Read more
Lissa's new neighbours are freaks .They believe strongly in the power of lemons, and their 16-year-old son scrubs his feet before going to bed. He's definitely not the sort of boy a cool chick should be hanging around with. But he is a real live vitalogist and they don't grown on trees. ... Read more
“Very entertaining, often hilarious no-budget mock documentary about a fictional land rights claim.” - NZ Herald The 2005 discovery of a cannonball buried for 138 years in a paddock throws Waimate into turmoil. It's all the Maori locals need to confirm their long-held belief that they were ... Read more
Life hasn't been the same for Seth Selwyn since the death of his beloved father. So, with a little help from Jesus, a heavy-duty battery and a set of jump leads, Seth is planning a family reunion. ... Read more
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