Skip to main content

Films Screened In 1992

Synopsis not available Read more
... ... Paul Schrader is arguably one of the most vital figures of contemporary American cinema. An auteur in the truest sense, his vast body of work as a scriptwriter, director and crit­ic is an incisive exploration of the darker recess­es of the American psyche, gnawing spiritual needs ... Read more
Detlev Buck is fast establishing himself as one of Germany's most fresh, prolific and successful contemporary directors. He has made three features since graduating from the Berlin Film and TV Academy in 1990 and, most importantly, they have been received with varying degrees of popular acclaim ... Read more
The film hves m a high nse flat Where have all the flowers gone? What is spilt on the living room table? Rhythmic agitation, repetition, colour reversal, etc, dis-enthrall corridors, liv­ing space and the view, to re-install the frame's afterimage between the frame's jamb (GC) ... Read more
The red-washed openmg passage of Paul Win­kler's new him is mesmeric, it is almost numb­ing, the Long Shadows of its title could be those of a sunset, those at the last daylight of time They reach into the dulled places behind the crucial issue of modern Australian hie the vanishing of the ... Read more
From a rooftop m the village of the occupied Gaza strip, a lone Israeli soldier observes the house across the street The prattle of the radio switching cheerily from the joys of bazouki music to news of Mandela's release, forms an increasingly incongruous background to the fragments of fraught ... Read more
The complex and confhctmg emotions of an El Salvadorean refugee traumatized by political repression, finds that the tormentors of the past can be very real phantoms of the present, Finding sanity in a new land can be a struggle to overcome the past (GM) ... Read more
An off-beat, low-budget short that deals with the issues of racism, relationships and family pet problems — the biggest problem being that no one seems to notice the family pet is a six-foot, two-inch man in a grey nylon cat suit. Witty, wacky and extremely entertaining. (AH) ... Read more
... ... Garin Nugroho's directorial debut, Love on a Slice of Bread, is one of the most unusual films ever made in Indonesia; a modem love story which has a new psychological complexi­ty for Indonesian cinema, a progressive and positive approach to the representation of women, and an openness ... Read more
Obsessed with running faster than any man before him, Jack Lovelock came to the 1936 Berlin Olympics in pursuit of perfection. With powerful directorial understatement and lumi­nous black-and-white cinematography the him recreates the feel of those monumental times and allows the audience to ... Read more
James Herbert literally breathes life into this masterpiece, which is visually breathtaking, rich in hue and gracefully sensual. (If you have never seen work by him, don't miss this one.) ... Read more
Worlds collide as this wordless visual delight leads the audience on a journey of discovery through the breathtaking landscape of the Aus­tralian night. (AH) ... Read more
Manipulation is about repression in society The minority, or in this case 'the small man syn­drome', fights against the machinery of life, which physically and mentally humiliates, crushing out all hope and individuality, manu­facturing and destroying and subsequently depositing piles of ... Read more
Synopsis not available Read more
Les Blank's Flower Films presents the latest m a series of films on Louisiana and Caj'un cul­ture by filmmakers Les Blank, Maureen Gosling and Chris Simon. "It bit me and got a hold of me and I never could get it out of my blood" is how Marc Savoy describes the begin­ning, at age seven, of ... Read more
Combining painterly images, literary prose, ponderous timing and dry humour, William Jones renders his impressions of grow­ing up gay in a small Ohio city. Moving from the personal to the political, Jones reveals how homophobia and ignorance are embedded in our very language, how the man-made ... Read more
A man unwittingly causes a major electrical catastrophe when he tries to fix a faulty toaster with a fork. ... Read more
... ... The Caucasus mountains in southern Rus­sia, sites of memory, history, imagination, longing, mysticism. In Memories of the Caucasus, the work of Sergei Paradjanov, the director of such films as The Colour of Pomegranates and The Legend of the Suram Fortress, is explored uti­lizing ... Read more
... ... Documentarist Graham Chase returns to Port Pirie in South Australia to rekindle a few memories, but the town of his childhood is no more. Like so much of Chase's previous work (Democracy, Bylines, Cooee), Modern Times is couched in a light-hearted, laconic style, evoking the day-to-day lot ... Read more
Helene has been admitted to the prestigious Julliard School of Music. But there is an obsta­cle: she is the mother of a four-month-old baby. A heart-breaking audition must be taken. Sarah and Samuel, a Hassidic couple, long for a child. So when a baby boy mysteriously appears at their door one ... Read more
A happy story about divorce. ... Read more
... ... This is a film. This is no ordinary film. Mon­ster In A Box is like no other film you've ever seen — unless you saw Swimming To Cam­bodia at the 1988 Melbourne Film Festival. ... ... ... Right from the start, you know where you are. You're in the theatre; you're watching and ... Read more
This dramatized documentary about the life of the controversial High Court Judge Lionel Murphy (1922-88) comprises reenactments, interviews and archival footage. The film doc­uments Murphy's role in introducing many radical legal and political reforms and the forces within the Australian ... Read more
Havoc is wrought as the family gather for the yuletide repast! An hilarious jolt to collective memory. (JB) ... Read more
Years after the event, the narrator recalls being five-years-old when his family gathered for the wake after his father died. Now he is at a cemetery, picnicking with his girlfriend. Flat, home movie images of these two events cut frantically across each other in a bizarre but powerful commentary ... Read more
Select a festival
Search The Film Archive
Browse By Director