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Films Screened In 1987

Angel is a young homosexual living discreetly in an unfriendly and destitute social milieu with his family in a squalid Athens' suburb. He meets and falls in love with Michae,l a marine and experienced "professional" who invites Angel to live with him and have an affair. Angel has nothing to lose ... Read more
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When two labourers decide to rob a bakery, they get more co-operation than they expected from its communist owner. ... Read more
Paul Winkler, one of Australia's foremost stylistic and technical innovators devised 'The Matte-Box Image Shifter' to achieve in-camera effects usually achieved by optical printing. ... Still photos of animals are integrated into 'live' action shots of the Australian bush. ... "The Sentinels Are ... Read more
Don Giovanni, Mozart's famous opera, had its world premiere in October, 1787, exactly 200 years ago. The latest work from Belgium's internationally known director, Andre Delvaux, concerns an ambitious open-air production of the work. ... Set in the loveliest, most mysterious countryside of the land ... Read more
A youthful, anarchic film from 26-year-old French director Leos Carax, a crime thriller that turns into a tale of unrequited love. ... "Paris, a few years before the beginning of the 21st century. Nothing's really changed (the water, the bridges, a few trees, the stars...) except for the carriages ... Read more
Mala Noche is a low-budget adaptation of an autobiographical novella, shot in black and white. It seems to be aiming for a style that has emerged recently in the USA with Jim Jarmusch's Stranger Than Paradise: a street­wise feel of improvised fictional worlds slanted very much towards the ... Read more
A fantasy about the time Beethoven spent composing his 5th Symphony. ... Read more
An old man returns from the grave on a final quest. ... Read more
A film combining disparate art forms (including the art of film itself) to paint a psychological portrait of the Berlin Wall's effect on the Germany psyche. ... Read more
Described as "the ultimate male bonding film" and "an understated example of a good modern gothic narrative", Noir Et Blanc marks Claire Devers' remarkable directorial debut. The story deals with Antoine, an accountant and a good husband who finds a job in a sports club and discovers the pleasures ... Read more
Recalling the mythic encounter between Ulysses and the Siren, a series of men become imprisoned by the projections of their own desires. "I felt that Fevre's sensitivity and imagination would bring the Tempest in every man's pot to an artistic boiling point in less than 30 minutes. My feeling was ... Read more
This fictional narrative reflects, through an inner dramaturgy of gestures and rooms, a mother/daughter relationship. Through its archetypal iconography, it discreetly provokes debate about the Indian problem of self-denial. ... Read more
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An interview with Brian Eno in the San Carpoforo church in Milan about his videosculpture installation. Topics range from the current to the future state of video, art and music. A few hypotheses on the new electronic aesthetic. ... Read more
An American documentary tracing the origins of the British Invasion in the 1960s - particularly the rise of The Mersey Sound in Liverpool and the growth of the hard-edged white rhythm and blues scene. These sixties groups are shown as the cultural representatives of their generation, and London is ... Read more
Euthana Mukdasnit's film (winner of the Grand Prix at last December's Hawaii Film Festival) was a dream project that he waited years to make, and the result is very far from the melodramatic mainstream of Thai cinema. The main characters are Moslems (in a country of Buddhists) and the setting is ... Read more
An impressionistic look at a block of flats somewhere in the Netherlands. ... Read more
La Habanera was the last feature Sirk made in Germany (he shot several short films with students in Munich after he left Hollywood). In Jon Haiiiday's book-length interview with him, Sirk describes it as "irony dressed up as romanticism", an apt description, in fact, for all of his work. Its ... Read more
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