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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
The stories of these marvellous people who suffered so terribly as individuals yet eschew bitterness for warmth, generosity and a wonderful sense of humour are proof that, even in the darkest night, there is light. Filmmaker Paul Cox returns to the documentary form following his experiences of ... Read more
Can one live a normal life as a lesbian if deeply rooted in the Orthodox or ultra-Orthodox Jewish community' The answer is no. The Holy Scripture forbids homosexuality. Lesbianism is unacceptable, non-negotiable and its likely consequence is excommunication. ... This profoundly moving film tells ... Read more
Three professional musicians - a bear, a rabbit and a wolf - are practicing in the forest, when suddenly a hunter comes. Screened Annecy and Oberhaussen.---D/S Alexei Alexeev P Andras Erkel WS Studio Baestart TD BetaSP/2007/2mins ... Read more
Kostas, a Greek journalist, works as a taxi driver in Melbourne. Whilst seeing off a friend at the airport, he notices Carol, who is farewelling a friend. Later, she hires his cab and he takes her to her house. ... Some days later, pretending that she had ordered a taxi, Kostas persuades Carol to ... Read more
Using skilfully edited archive material, the film examines some facets of Nazism and the resistance to it. ... Jury Prize, Tours Festival; Grand Prix, Bergamo Festival; Prize of the Catholic League, Oberhausen Festival. ... Read more
Be prepared for a singular, disturbing film expenence. Set in an undisclosed location, most probably somewhere in war ravaged Eastern Europe, a group of men undertake a number of nefarious activities, including the operation of underground clubs and dens. However, Grandrieux is not overly concerned ... Read more
“Confirms Grandrieux as a true original.” - Variety ... Installation artist and cinematic visionary Philippe Grandrieux (La Vie Nouvelle, MIFF 03) creates a monochromatic, snow-bound wilderness, a harsh, remote wonderland occupied by epileptic woodcutter Alexi and his family. ... Alexi carries ... Read more
"Video, ephemeral, erases memories and Man's life." A French satire on Godard, The Nouvelle Vague and Wenders, full of witty word play, and reflections on love, life and the months of the year. - (GWC) ... Read more
The trials of a young teacher in charge of a class of little girls. ... Read more
An ecological study placed within ... the context of the preparations ... for the birth of a child. As a new ... life emerges, a cycle is continued, ... an all-embracing cycle which ... includes the natural environment ... and all the living creatures it ... contains. ... Read more
A young man goes shopping with his mother after a tumultous night out. a conversation filled with uncomfortable dialogue takes place en route to their destination. ... Read more
Lonely Hearts is the irresistible story of an unlikely romance between a sexually repressed bank clerk and an eccentric, kleptomaniac, piano tuner who has recently escaped the clutches of a domineering mother. ... Meeting via a dating agency, the pair, played to perfection by Norman Kaye (Man of ... Read more
A man, a very tight pair of trousers and a bull... ... Read more
Mary's brothers are determined to marry her oil. She has no intention of marrying until she is ready. Her gesture of independence begins 10 cause some problems. ... Read more
A boy's relationship with his mother is strained with the arrival of a stranger. ... Read more
Molokai: The Story of 'Father Damien' is the inspirational saga of idealistic Belgian priest Father Damien who gave his compassion, seemingly limitless energy and, ultimately, his life to an isolated Hawaiian community of lepers. Paul Cox combines his acute eye for breathtaking scenery (evident in ... Read more
The film takes its tone and its subject from the oft-repeated chorus of the song of “My good friend, Peter, skipper of the ‘Franc-Tireur', spends two days at sea for one night at home, then twenty days at sea for one day with his sweetheart and life goes on for such is life.” ... Here, too ... Read more
"Lost forever in the vortex of Eastern European anxiety, our puppet hero Hector languishes in scene after scene of contrived torment. Antiquity is thus his total realm, his self... ... This is the flipside of Perestroika; the solid weight of monuments and walls crashing down on waiting faceless ... Read more
A man prone to daydreaming suddenly loses his sight Overnight, the world becomes a frightening place. Luckily, an angel watches over him. ... Read more
Noble Art could be a contender to step into the ring with the Muhammad Ali doco When We Were Kings as one of the few boxing documentaries to be of interest to those who usually find the sport a bloody mess of male ego. This candid film traces an unlikely comeback of Fabrice Benichou, a one-time ... Read more
M. Basu calls his psychiatrist. He has just had An Experience. An ordinary street led him to a ruined church where a wedding was in progress. He has fallen in love with the bride. Then at the cocktail party after the ceremony she has approached him and together they have fled. A dream? Surely not ... Read more
The Scottish poet talks, with great humour and irony, about his role as a poet, his work, and about the function and meaning of poetry. ... Read more
Marion Venroux's highly critically acclaimed new film is a love story with a difference. Nothing to Do recounts the story of Marie and Pierre, two people who work for the same company but are far from each other in the corporate hierarchy. Unexpectedly laid off at the same time, they have a chance ... Read more
A mystical, semi-surrealistic, non-objective film which visually captures the moods of stylized voodoo ritual music. ... Read more
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