Skip to main content

Films Screened In 1991

Abstract pencil animation to a funky rhythmic beat. ... Read more
This film uses archival footage and interspersed interviews to look at the dairy industry and its products, but only as a backdrop, as a social indicator in a society thirsty for modernity, unquestioning of the change that first gives and then takes away-milk bottles, railway stations, windows that ... Read more
With the widespread publicity accorded his last two films, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown and Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!, almost everybody knows the name of Spain's campy enfant terrible, Pedro Almodóvar. ... This is Almodóvar's first feature, undertaken after making a ... Read more
Singularly weird depiction of an urban nightmare initiated from a corporate toilet cubicle. A slick production that incorporates sophisticated film techniques with elements of performance art. (S.C.) ... Read more
A journey, knowing little, but with high hopes, towards a city we must reach - Philadelphia. ... Read more
Through repetition and reversal, a short sequence featuring two people in a domestic setting is continually deconstructed and reinvented. The result is a curious system of spatial dynamics where the filmmaker imposes his own sense of rhythm and choreography. Piece Touchee is representative of the ... Read more
Part of a series on Road Safety, cricket hero Don Bradman instructs children on playing safe on the roads. ... Read more
Todd Haynes' first Film since Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story can hardly fail to set audiences ablaze. Poison is a movie without any obvious precedents, an amyl-charged ride through images of decay, disease and social deviance, it keeps three stories going in parallel, each in a style ... Read more
An excellent example of Nielsen's early films. In it she plays a scrub-girl seduced by a heartless cad. ... Read more
Robbie Conal is an artist who sneaks about at night with a broom and a bucket of glue. He has a healthy disrespect for most politicians and celebrities, and is keen to show his art outside galleries, in the streets. Despite the illegality of the activity, he encourages other people to sneak around ... Read more
A sailor arrives on a desert island and barters with the local natives, to sell them Western garments instead of their traditional skins, bones and shells . When they have all gone home, the animals come out of the forest to reclaim their clothes. ... Read more
Subdued tones, cold textures and slow, gliding movement combine to produce an uneasy ambience in a disused institution. The presence of people is replaced by the sparse clarity of empty rooms, tiled floors and metallic fixtures. (SC) ... Read more
Direct from its triumphant World Premiere in Cannes, where it was selected to open the Directors Fortnight and subsequently drew a rapturous standing ovation, Proof is a sensational debut for Melbourne-based writer/director Jocelyn Moorhouse and further vindication of the nurturing process of Film ... Read more
A Berlin puppet maker. Goethe, takes his clockwork puppet knife throwing act to New York. It is 1934 and a Nazi spy is watching him. ... Read more
A light-hearted Cuban Animation. ... Read more
The thoughts and feelings experienced while awaiting the results of an HIV test are vividly etched in this sharp, sensitive short. ... Read more
The writing and rehearsal of a publicly commissioned requiem are interrupted by the arrival of a strange woman with an urgent private commission. An accomplished short film, reminiscent of the art cinema of Paul Cox in its themes and style. (F.F) ... Read more
Marginal victim, superstar, homosexual icon, dandy; which ever way you wish to describe him, Quentin Crisp remains one of the greatest and most fascinating British inventions of the last millenium. Director Jonathan Nossiter met his subject while working as Adrian Lyne's assistant on Fatal ... Read more
A poetic examination of what "resonates" from a gay bashing, unravelling the social scriptions of power and meaning on the body, through close-ups of gestures, various forms of dance and interior monologues. ... Read more
Images accompanying a riff vice-versa. ... ... 'Will To Power' by Emmanuel G ... 'In The City' by Simon Cooper ... 'Chamber of Clear Rhythm' by Andrew Frost ... 'Untitled' by Caroline McArthur ... ... Read more
The most pathetic love story ever (re-)told. Rodney still loves Juliet, Juliet wants him dead... ... Read more
Roimata, a young Maori woman from the East Coast, travels to the city to meet her half sister Girlie. Introduced to gang members, the scene is set for confontation when Kevin, a young Salvation Army officer from her home town arrives. (SB) ... Read more
A film of delightful nuance and characterisation. A housewife makes a shocking discovery about her husband. In search of guidance she rings a professional in the field of love a call girl who arrives with a bag of goodies and a simple solution. (L.A) ... Read more
Director's Note;" Some days you just feel like this". A graphic animation on facial expressions. ... Read more
Gaylene Preston, a past Festival guest with her last film Mr Wrong, is still going strong and we're pleased to welcome her back with the beguiling Ruby and Rata. ... 83 year-old Ruby (played by the trans-Tasman's favourite mature-age actress Yvonne Lawley) refuses to be shunted into the Sunset ... Read more
Select a festival
Search The Film Archive
Browse By Director