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Films Screened In 1993

Black Dogs (Andrew Sully, 1992)
Cassie and Damon move next door to Debbie and Hung in the flat plains of Melbourne's outer Western Suburbs. A film about Viet­namese food, cuckoo clocks and bulldogs. ... Read more

Black Rider (Pepe Danquart, 1992)
Berlin today; a cross-section of the community. A train carriage. In a series of beautifully observed scenes Danquart sets you up for a comedy, then delivers a double-whammy drama about racism and Ge… Read more

BLACK RIVER (Kevin Lucas, 1993)
Black River is a sumptuous and compelling adaptation of one of Australia's boldest contemporary operatic works, featuring Abo­riginal mezzo-soprano, Maroochy Barambah (Bran Nue Dae, Women of the … Read more

Black Sun (Johannes Hammel, 1992)
Persistently black & white, and in negative for ever. This caressing film transcends. (Based on a sci-fi story by Samuel R. Delany which tells the story between a 'spacer' and a 'frelk'...in a future… Read more

Blicklust (Dietmar Brehm, 1992)
The second instalment of a 6 part series on vio­lence and sexuality — Blicklust juxtaposes 50's S&M, a surgical operation and found footage. ... Voyeurism reigns in this display of subtle v… Read more

Blue (Don McKellar, 1992)
Don McKellar (writer of Roadkill and Highway 61, in which he also appears) turns director, with astounding success (see also Bloody Nose) and stellar casting. David Cronenberg stars as Tom Cramer, a … Read more

Blue (Salome Breziner, 1992)
Blue and her grandfather have a close relation­ship. When he dies, Blue remembers that he's asked to be buried with certain items that rep­resent the life his wife, Blue's grandmother, wishes… Read more

Body Image (Jaie Laplante, Sharon Mandelbaum, 1992)
A short, 'intimate' documentary that attempts to investigate the inner sensualities that make all our bodies beautiful. It investigates our physicality as human beings, how we use our bodies and how … Read more

Boonthing (Hamer Salwala, Saipin Kulkanokwan, Orawan Ovathasarn, 1992)
A story of a man who wishes to see through and visualise people's thoughts and feelings... Boonthing is a young salesman caught between conflicting desires and expectations, in a lonely city full of … Read more

Bread (Nicolina Caia, 1992)
An Italian-Australian family wants to assimi­late into the local culture. But grandmother is not of a like mind and continues to try and pre­serve her cultural heritage in a suburban back­… Read more

Breathing (Stephen Brown, 1992)
A Gothic drama where Mother and Daughter live in symbiotic dependency in a run down house. Their relationship is tense and claustro­phobic. The atmosphere of repressed anger leads to violence and… Read more

British Graffiti (Valerie Vaughn, 1992)
Glimpses of Britain's thriving 50s rock and roll scene, centred on a young couple's passion for the U.S. music, dancing, clothes and style of the period. "I couldn't be a 90s working woman — I'… Read more

Broken Angel (Margot Niederland, 1990)
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BROKEN HIGHWAY (Laurie McInnes, 1993)
A merchant ship slowly steams towards the Queensland coast. On board a dying sailor, Max, asks a young colleague, Angel, to take care of some unfinished business; to return a package to someone he ca… Read more

Bulle (Sebastian Dellers, 1991)
The small town of Bulle provides a backdrop to this poignant postcard from contemporary Switzerland. The silent gaze of Turkish immi­grants in limbo, fires lit in protest at the Swiss nuclear ind… Read more

Business With Friends (Uwe Janson, 1992)
Angel and Coral are in Germany to attend a neo-Nazi rally but Angel has a secret mission — to collect arms for the British National Party from the New German Right. Secrets about his family ori… Read more

CALENDAR (Atom Egoyan, 1993)
Atom Egoyan, (The Adjuster, Family Viewing, Next of Kin, Speaking Path, seen at previous MFFs) has departed from his usual urban-based, psychological concerns and journeyed to his ancestral homeland … Read more

Carwash Love (Anna Negri, 1992)
Magda is married to a particularly dull man and she is unfortunate enough to have an equally dull son. ... Frank runs the local car wash and offers Magda bright, sparkling new love. Unable to live wi… Read more

City Dog (Koson Trongtosak, Sathien Preedasa, Chavalit Pothisri, Amnuay Mungmessri, 1992)
A man has to put up with his environment. He has to stand it. His life is no different from a dog's. ... The film aims to present the man's mental confusion by means of fast-moving, rotating images. … Read more

CLOSE TO EDEN (Nikita Mikhalkov, 1991)
There are few signs of modern society on the vast, rolling steppes of China's inner Mongolia. The uninterrupted greens and yellows of the gently slopmg hills meet the endlessly blue horizon. Here dir… Read more

COME BY CHANCE (Lara Dunston, 1992)
Come By Chance is a rarity, especially in Australian film production, a first feature self-funded for around $12,000. As director Lara Dunstan has said, "as a student with only a few short films and … Read more

CONFESSIONS OF A SUBURBAN GIRL (Susan Seidelman, 1992)
The suburb was Huntingdon Valley, Philadelphia; the confessions are those of Susan Seidelman, director of Smithereens, Cookie, Desperately Seeking Susan and She Devil; and the subject is teenage remi… Read more

Cottonballs (Adva Magal, 1992)
Daughter of a prostitute demonstrates strate­gies for reducing the irritations and pleasures of her domestic routine. In a welcome twist on conventional morality, this little student film represe… Read more

Cradles (Louise-Marie Beauchamp, 1992)
Louise-Marie Beauchamp uses evocative images and haunting music to create a visual and aural poem. In six minutes, and without words, she tells the story of the formation and destruction of a relatio… Read more

Creatures of Instinct (Amy Seplin, 1992)
From the peaks of the Andes, to the basement of the local mall, the mysteries of the human heart are difficult to understand. Three friends working at the Puppy Love pet store find that the onset of … Read more

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