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Films Screened In 1993

Damsel Jam (Sarah Miles, 1992)
Damsel Jam is a fast paced interplay of memory and fantasy where a modern adult woman meets her 12 year old self. The main character is an Alice In Wonderland lookalike, and one of her many discoveri… Read more

Darling Child (Tom Kalin, 1993)
A camera scoots around empty rooms, career­ing in and out of windows, threatening to end its trajectory by stepping out into the void, by looking too far. The rooms shift from colour to black & w… Read more

Denko (Mohomad Camara, 1992)
Marianna and her blind son Bilaly are impov­erished outcasts of a small African village. Marianna will sacrifice anything to get her son free from his prison of darkness. This beautiful looking f… Read more

Dream-Makers (Robert Sarkies, 1992)
A lunatic nightmare, from the fertile imagina­tion of a 25-year-old Dunedin filmmaker exposed to a media-mix diet of toilet cleaner, advertisements and horror movies. ... Read more

Duke Ellington: Reminiscing in Tempo is a portrait of a man who, for over fifty years, led a dance band around the world and created a lasting body of music. A chronicle of social change, the film ex… Read more

Ebb Tide (Teresa Grimes, 1993)
An English seaside resort. It's the early 60s and 'out-of-season.' Millie is a seven year old who shares a rambling boarding house with her sin­gle mother and several elderly 'theatrical' resi&sh… Read more

Eggshells (Mariana Rondon, 1991)
A woman sells tickets in a seedy art-deco cine­ma, as voices from a passionate melodrama float through the foyer, disembodied. The clean­er, reflected and distorted in a mirror, becomes the f… Read more

EL MARIACHI (Robert Rodriguez, 1992)
Wildly energetic and resourceful, this action-adventure/romantic-comedy hybrid must be, at $7,000, the cheapest feature ever picked up for release by a major Hollywood studio (Columbia Pictures also … Read more

Endiang (Steve Cosens, 1992)
Endiang explores the gulf, a tragic landscape between Grandfather and Grandson, between a man who has lost his memory and the grand­son who returns to Endiang, Alberta, in an attempt to connect w… Read more

Ends Meat (Stuart McKenzie, 1992)
Another instance of the grisly Gothic, a forte of the fertile Kiwi (short) film culture. This Oedipal melodrama transposes an actual case reported in 1923 in a French newspaper to con­temporary W… Read more

EQUINOX (Alan Rudolph, 1992)
Idiosyncratic American filmmaker Alan Rudolph (Trouble In Mind, Choose Me, Mortal Thoughts) has concocted his darkest fairy tale yet in Equinox. He has always been a director of subtle pleasures. His… Read more

Evolution of Man (Stephen Katz, 1992)
In a world gone mad, nobody seems to know who they are anymore. Have we evolved too far? ... Read more

Excursion to the Bridge of Friendship (Christina Andreef, 1993)
Mysterious-voiced folk-singer Nadezhda Ivanova is big in Bulgaria but, at least until this vibrant, hilarious film, unknown in Australia. ... She writes to Maria, inner-urban sophisti­cate and to… Read more

EXILE AND THE KINGDOM (Frank Rijavec, 1993)
Roebourne (W.A.) came to national attention in the mid-eighties when 16-year-old John Pat was killed in police custody. It was the outcry that protested the acquittal (by an all-white jury) of five p… Read more

FAMILY PORTRAIT (Li Shaohong, 1992)
Family Portrait, the latest film from Li Shaohong (whose previous film, Bloody Morning, was suppressed for three years), is a fascinating look at life in post-Tiananmen Beijing. ... The plot seems qu… Read more

Film Therapy (Somchat Bangjang, Soontorn Meesri, Pracha Suveeranont, Nimit Pipitkul, 1992)
The man is alienated from society. He is searching for something to fulfil his desires... ... "When four people make a film together, the task becomes difficult although we don't always think the sam… Read more

Flaneur (Torben Skjodt Jensen, 1992)
The strolling flaneur was the forerunner of 20th century travellers and their obsession with taking photographs. A whirl-wind trip through sensory superimpositions of all the world's most famous tour… Read more

Flight of the Swan (Ngozi Onwurah, 1992)
Has there ever been a 'black swan'? A young Nigerian dancer feels the chill of the English ballet establishment. Slowly she realises she must dance with her African spirit and not against it. ... Read more

Food (Jan Svankmajer, 1992)
Civilisation exists on the backs of starving mil­lions, but also at the expense of future genera­tions. Civilisation survives by stuffing itself at all costs with the cannibalising of culture… Read more

'Venus of Lesbos: Theirs was a passion no man could share'. 'Man Hater: They hid their claws under nail polish'. 'Lesbians in Black Lace: They were twilight girls, black nylon lovers'. 'Girls Barrack… Read more

Galia (Noa Harnik, 1992)
Galia Holzmann was a student at Israel's Haifa University and commuted at weekends to stay with her boyfriend in Jerusalem. An ordinary, gentle student life until she developed an unexplainable rash.… Read more

Heads (Flemming Christensen, Linda Madsen, 1992)
Big, small, fat, thin, everybody's got one! ... Read more

Heart of Pearl (Andrew G. Taylor, 1993)
Protected by dense tropical jungle a Japanese soldier maintains a fragile defence against the passage of time, immersing himself in imperial and domestic ritual. Expressive visuals tell the story of … Read more

Alex Cox has already made himself quite a reputation for eccentrtc humour (Repo Man) and an unflinching vision at the gritty truth of modern life (Sid and Nancy). Continuing in both courses, he has m… Read more

HOMELANDS (Tom Zubrycki, 1992)
Sydney documentanst and MFF regular, Tom Zubrycki (Bran Nue Dae, Friends and Enemies) continues on his unpredictable way with this intriguing, dramatic documentary portrait of an emigre family, shot … Read more

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