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Callas is a 90-minute documentary- ... performance film, which examines the ... artist as legend. A loving tribute in honour of her 55th birthday, the programme ... is the first full assessment of Callas' life ... and work. Hosted by her long time ... friend and professional associate, ... Franco ... Read more
Jude and Ron play games, it's harmless, competitive fun, a way of spicing up their relationship, until Gerry Molloy enters their lives. Fact becomes fiction, or is it the other way around? ... Read more
An ordinary man meets an ordinary woman. The same thing happens on the television. Whilst Ironing, the woman dreams or live imaginary world where desires are insatiable. ... Read more
The Polish cinema has produced new directors in recent years who have started to make films in which one can find some genuine and positive contemporary social criticism. Led by Krzysztof Zanussi, a set of new talents has emerged that is winning prizes and audiences around the world. ... Camera ... Read more
In the eighteenth century, Bernardo Belloto. called Canaletto, arrived in Warsaw. He settled down in his adopted city and recorded its life and its buildings carefully on his canvas. ... It was the work of Canaletto that enabled architects and builders of modern Poland to reconstruct their Warsaw ... Read more
This stylised off-heat documentary is thought provoking as well as entertaining because of its unusual mix of biological fact and off-the-cuff comment We see that as cane toads have spread geographically they have also crawled through all social milieu - from old timers who keep them as pets to ... Read more
“Rarely has an ecological menace appeared as entertaining.” - Hollywood Reporter ... Frog-marching their way across the nation for the last 75 years, these amphibian invaders have multiplied from a mere 102 - introduced in the 30s to kill sugar-cane-devouring beetles - to numbers estimated in ... Read more
Water attraction and repulsion is reconstructed cinematographically by one of Australia's longest standing and most uncompromising experimental filmmakers. The artificiality of nature is made explicit via multiple exposures images of water activity shot through iconographic mattes. A kinetic mosaic ... Read more
A dramatization of the story of some disabled people who band together to resist the oppressive over-care of the 'rehabilitation' hospital in which they live. ... A new medium-length film by Stephen Wallace, director of Stir. ... Read more
A boy, bare feet and an axe. Australian premiere, Accelerator 08---D/P/S Jason Stutter WS New Zealand Film Commission TD 35mm/2007/2mins ... Read more
Cargo is a realistic and powerful film that portrays a young boy's descent into the world of child trafficking. Believing he is about to cross a border to a new life, the young runaway instead discovers he is to be sold as a human slave. Through a remarkable moment of pity, he is spared - but the ... Read more
This documentary about the changing attitudes of society towards the handicapped, centres on a group of older teenagers leaving their training schools and entering adulthood. ... Read more
A reclusive Chinese harp player uses his imagination and a fish to bring a sparkle to his otherwise repressed & discontented life. ---D/S Adam Arkapaw WS Sasha Whitehouse TD 35mm/col/2006/9mins ... Read more
Before her acclaimed feature debut [Look Both Ways] (screening in MIFF this year), Sarah Watt made a name for herself as one of Australia's leading and most distinctive short-film makers. Predominantly bright, painterly animations, her short films uniquely capture the drama and extraordinary ... Read more
A dashing surfer rides up on his white steed and declares "I've come - you'll never have to chop onions again..." Jane wakes from her dream... or was it a nightmare?! ... Working at the fish market, Jane endures the sexual innuendo and double entendres from male customers and fellow workers alike ... Read more
“This masterpiece has the blunt force of a tank rolling over naked flesh.” - Hollywood Reporter ... When Lieutenant Kyuzo Kurokawa returns home from WWII a hero - minus his four limbs - he is praised as a ‘god of war' in his village, a true patriot who made a worthy sacrifice for his country ... Read more
A spontaneous abstract composition intended to represent the joining in, on a music session, of one more instrument. ... Read more
A man awakens in a strange apartment, in the bed of a girl whom he met at a party the previous evening. ... Read more
Off-kilter with a refreshingly sly wink to the great outdoors (think Deliverance as psychotherapy), Champions sees actor David Wike in his directing debut. The result is a tight ensemble piece that takes a skewed view of a quarter-to-midlife crisis. ... Seeking harmony in nature, three ... Read more
"I write in South Molton Street what I both see and hear. In regions of humanity, in London's opening streets", - Jerusalem by William Blake, poet, painter and visionary. ... Wooding reinterprets Blake's once glorious anthem, using the contemporary British setting as his canvas.- (TB) ... Read more
Artifice or reality? Does it matter? Cheap Blonde serves as a reminder to the viewer just how constructed the film image is. As sound and image become systematically manipulated, what initially appears an authentic enough image is steadily revealed to be a complete contrivance. ... Read more
Based on a bestselling German book series, this raucous rock ‘n' roll adventure is about friends, crushes and surviving high school. ... Three best friends, Hannah, Mila and Kati, navigate the explosive minefield of high school, coping with everything from oddball parents to school stress to the ... Read more
When the face of Jesus appears in a chicken's comb, Yirri and Teresa's vineyard becomes the site of an adventure of biblical proportions. Directed by Frank Woodley of Lano and Woodley. World premiere.---D/S Frank Woodley P Jodi Satya TD DigiBeta/2008/8mins ... Read more
"Sharing this year's Best Director prize at Cannes, veteran Korean filmmaker Im Kwon-Taek has crafted a stirring, poetic portrait of the creative process as personified by Ohwon, an eminent late-nineteenth century Korean painter. A colourful individual with a healthy appetite for living, Ohwon, at ... Read more
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