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Films Screened In 1985

Brussets By Night is an astonishing feature film debut. Max gets up one morning, drinks some milk, fires a gun into his mouth... but the bullet isn't in that chamber. He wanders aimlessly through Brussels, meeting Louis, a retired colleague, and Alice, a young woman who dreams about becoming an ... Read more
A true story, based on the life of a young nurse and her experiences in a Finnish mental hospital. The nurse, Tuulikki, is young, naive and idealistic when she takes up her duties. But she is immediately put to work on the 'locked women's ward'; and assigned Katarina, a particularly difficult ... Read more
An archival to present day compilation from existing film and video produced on the Victorian education system and issues of ... concern at various periods. ... Read more
A man's attempt to master the game of charades is met by mounting frustration as he fails to convey the simplest mimes in the light of his opponent's incredible success. ... Read more
A new banking package for the under 21's. ... Read more
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Two patients who can't speak English vs two doctors who can hardly speak, locked in combat and separated only by a multi-lingual referee. ... Read more
Dennis O'Rourke's challenging film on the politics of the land-rights campaign in Queensland Coupled with this story is the devastation caused by alcohol to the Aboriginal community. The film is narrated in the first person by Mick Miller, Chairman of the Queensland Land Council, who travelled with ... Read more
Dedicated to the ‘Last of the Mohicans', who live on the brink of society, but in original freedom, the film shows the everyday life of the gypsies - and exceeds it. ... Read more
This is the tragic true story of the last months in the life of the infamous Ruth Ellis. Divorcee, one-time prostitute and now the manager of a seedy London nightclub, she enters a relationship with one of the club's customers - David Blakeley, an immature upper class drop-out. Her infatuation and ... Read more
Diary For My Children is very possibly Marta Meszaros' best film; it is certainly her most personal work since the short documentary, Binding Sentiments, which she made about her father in 1969. In 1931 the sculptor LaszIo Meszaros decided to leave Hungary and go to the Soviet Union for several ... Read more
"Actually the story was incredible, but it impressed everyone because substantially it was true True was Emma Zunz' tone, true was her shame, true was her hate. True also was the outrage she had suffered: only the circumstances were false, the time and one or two proper names." ... - Jorge Luis ... Read more
A light-hearted and often bizarre animation on the trials and tribulations of having to get up and face the day, ‘every morning'. ... Read more
Through this lively, cartoon style mix of fantasy and real-life situations, young people learn the perils and pitfalls of entering the workforce. ... Read more
Time lapse photography illuminates the many moods of a Dutch landscape over a four month period. ... Read more
A port in southern Japan, in 1980. Inspired by a news item, the film describes how a hero violates all the taboos of his community by his loving relationship with the mountain goddess. During the Fire Festival season, an annual ceremony reserved for men, he celebrates, in an immoderate fashion, his ... Read more
A personal diary collage mixing live footage and animation, together with images of water. These personal images question the permanency of memories. ... Read more
A modern-day detective story opera. ... Read more
In the last, almost empty, night subway an exhibitionist is looking for a; suitable opportunity to satisfy his passion and he finds it in a compartment with three lone women. One of these women, a beautiful young girl, will be the one who will excite him and arouse his passion, as i she lets her ... Read more
"... It is an Art Festival - one is told. The aboriginals sing, paint, dance...perform, this I suppose is the 'Art' aspect of it. Behind the label, however, we know that these activities are connected with the very essence of their ... culture, with Dreaming... What meaning does 'Art' have for ... Read more
Frozen Music is an examination of the thoughts and aspirations of Victorian ruling class thought as revealed through the Albert Memorial, a monument of pure signification. The soundtrack consists of a montage of voices, and is composed of Victorian quotations and modern analyses, together with the ... Read more
The fourth in writer-director Eric Rohmer's "Comedies and Proverbs" series, Full Moon in Paris, like all his earlier comedies, is an enjoyably witty creation with an unashamedly literate script, studded with quotable epigrams. What is surprising is the film's austerity and underlying pathos. ... Read more
A time of reflected images in Elizabeth Keeble's life. Looking at the future but trapped by her past a marriage, two children and the traditions of the class system that she sees as inane, insane, or is it her? Christopher, her husband, believes all will be well only if Elizabeth retrieves the golf ... Read more
Documentary on the sufferings of two young Indian brides whose dowries were considered insufficient by their husbands and in-laws. ... Read more
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