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Films Screened In 1986

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
In his requiem for a friend Hulverscheidt uses the image and sound material from a broadcast about the funeral ceremony for the ... newspaper magnate Springer, in the Berlin Memorial Church. This ... reworking of the material gives the hero s funeral an Ironic undertone. ... Read more
Invited to Cannes this year, this telemovie draws sees the collaboration of a number of creative talents. Director Jane Campion recently distinguished herself by being invited to — and winning — the Cannes short film competition for her student film, PEEL. Producer jan Campion has been ... Read more
Veteran film directors Imamura and Bertollucci, judges of the 1985 Tokyo Film Festival special award of $1.5 million to a young director (designed to help finance his next feature). praised this film for its boldness, and sensitive, detailed control — and awarded Somai a half share of the ... Read more
UNFINISHED BUSINESS marks the first job of directing for Bob Ellis, a film critic and co-screenwriter of such distinguished films as NEWSFRONT. GOODBYE PARADISE. MAN OF FLOWERS and MY FIRST WIFE. Geoff (John Clayton), a journalist in his mid-40s who's just returned to Australia after 15 years ... Read more
The compelling true story of three men who resisted the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II. All three were convicted and imprison for standing up for the rights of their people. ... Read more
Prejudice infiltrates the school playground. The new girl, once the victim, turns the tables on her tormentors and injustice reigns supreme. A short succinct look al peer group pressure prejudice and fascist tendencies in the schoolyard. ... Read more
Photographed on spectacular locations, UP aims to present a film poem about a hang-glider and his adventures in Alaska, the Rocky Mountains and the Sierra Nevadas. ... The film follows the hang-glider as he soars over snowy peaks Yosemite s waterfalls, over rivers and canyons, under Utah s Rainbow ... Read more
Moving feet in a mirror-like space. This tape shows the desire of a heroine to get to the top. ... Read more
The film reverses the roles of and conventions of traditional cinema by confronting representations of sexuality and male/female desire directly, while not abandoning the pleasure(s) of narrative inherent in these conventions. ... Read more
Gaston and Victor work at the same department store and are ... firm friends Gaston has been married for 20 years to the ... lovely, caring Madeleine, while Victor is a bachelor ceaselessly ... seeking new sexual partners and bringing his friend stories of ... one exciting conquest after another ... Read more
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A film about African women in the bush and the city, struggling to carve out a place for themselves in a changing world. Two distinct stories are linked with each other by the device of a "Greek chorus" who sing and dance their way through the plot. In the first story, N'Guessan. a young woman ... Read more
This acclaimed clay animation is choreographed to the tune of Australia's unofficial national anthem. Writer/ directors Chattaway and Cusak shot the film over four months, using a 60- year-old camera which runs at one frame per second. Their humorous dramatisation of Banjo Peterson's famous poem ... Read more
A lyrical clip based on a romantic poem by Novalis (1800) With music by Beethoven it brings us closer to the world of death. ... Read more
Images of couples dancing in the park. A voice speaks a tent by Novalis — an exhortation to love Romantic dance images mix with the macabre to motivate the contents of the Novalis message. ... Read more
A colourful black-and-whlte tape without sound. A portrait in a landscape of expressions. The Images are recognisable, both emotionally and visually, whilst the conscious silence is audible. ... Read more
Internationally renownedMelbourne experimental filmmakers Arthur and Corinne Cantrill have for many years explored the possibilities of three-colour separation. Their latest study, WATERFALL, uses three superimposed images of moving water enhanced by slowing the shutter speed to one second exposure ... Read more
A bored middle-aged housewife and mother rebels against the banality of her life by going for a swim at the local baths. Life ... briefly assumes the glamour of an Esther Williams movie. This film has a nicely judged ironic lone and very good dialogue especially in the exchanges between members of ... Read more
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A film by veteran Australian ethnographic filmmaker about the outstatlon, or clan homeland movement throughout northern and central Australia. Two centres are closely examined. ... Yirrkala, in north-eastern Arnhem Land, a resource centre on the doorstep of a massive Cove bauxite mine, and ... Read more
A short comedy on the taboo of the male nude. Its setting is a photographic studio and its basic situation a photographic session in which the photographer runs his model through the gamut of possibilities of "what might be permissible in respect of a male nude". Prompted in part by the latest ... Read more
A pseudo documentary about growing up, ‘WHAT IS BUSINESS' parodies instructional and educational films. Segalove conducts a series of interview* with a variety of business people and comedy takes over. ... Read more
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