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Films Screened In 1994

A study of the natural beauty and rich textures of the Earth's surface seen from space. Accompanied by the music of Gennadiy Gladkov. ... Read more
The rigorously experimental Folded Follies is an improvisation on Bernard Ischumi's decon-structionist follies at Pare la Villette in Paris. The structures, which the architect has described as "posthumanist", are translated into motion and subjected to a radical transformation. Unusual demands are ... Read more
In 1949, Samuel Fuller wrote and directed his first film, I Shot Jesse James. Nine years later, he wrote and directed his eleventh film and fourth Western, the incredible Forty Guns. ... "Nutty" is the succinct description American critic Manny Faber offers for the films of Sam Fuller and it is a ... Read more
"As Gregor Samsa awoke one morning he found himself transformed into a gigantic..." - what? In his Prague garret, Kafka is tormented by noisy neighbours, writer's block and a sinister stranger searching for his insect friend. This sustained joke on the image of Kafka and the powerful sentiment of ... Read more
Puppet animation which explores the world of Dada, with numerous references to the artist Kurt Schwitters, in the context of animation as social document. Like Vertov, Sabl adopts the role of Man as camera in the political climate of a modern and united Germany. ... Read more
The film is a melting pot of post-post-modernists elements, its boiling plot set in a New York City of the near Future. A couple, Shareen (Sarita Choudhury - Mississippi Masala) and Claire, are raising their daughter in a converted garage crammed with the cast-off artifacts of a consumer-crazy ... Read more
A Frankenstein spoof with a social comment that twists. Fun time animation - what a treat! Anyone call Dial A Chicken? ... Read more
Starewicz re-animated hundreds of real, albeit dead, frogs to make the chorus line in this lively musical. The spectacle and intricacy of this all singing, all dancing recreation of the old fable The Frogs Who Wanted A King make it fascinating (if a little macabre) fun. ... Read more
This stylised documentary from the (always art) House of Akerman is the product of the director's travels from East Germany to Moscow shot over some six months. Without the conventional documentary techniques of voiceover, commentary or even inter-titles, From The East makes the most of striking ... Read more
A pastoral fantasy of a world which never existed, but remains an ideal in many people's hopes. ... Read more
Guernica once epitomized civilian suffering in twentieth-century warfare. Using Picasso's celebrated work as a reference point, this film evokes a contemporary world in which civil strife and distress can no longer be defined by any single conflict, place or point in time. ... Read more
A wild mesh of traditional images of the Armenian landscape set against a haunting voice-over of longing, Garine Torossian's almost cubist collage technique edits and disassembles its images with a pulsating hypnotic savvy. ... Read more
No fishing expedition, this first feature is an insider view of lesbian life in the nineties by a writer and filmmaker team who are as good at angst as they are at irony. Go Fish has already been dubbed a "dyke Slacker" pic for its low-budget, black and white chronicling of daily hopes, fears, and ... Read more
An interview with an articulate ex-con, who speaks with a good deal of humour about his crim past. Made for the Lip Synch series. ... Read more
Gorgeous follows the perils of Hermoine the Modern Girl as she tackles plastic surgery, beauty therapy and bulimia in a feral fit of inadequacy, brought on by her evil inner voice, Deirdre the bad fairy. Kaz Cooke's popular comic stop character comes to life! ... Read more
The first in what was to become the 26 part The Amazing Adventures Of Morph, and the project that really put the Aardpersons on the map in Britain, where it became a hugely popular TV series. ... Read more
Schizophrenic opera divas, circus performing lesbians and Tourette Syndrome sufferers, these are the characters that Mark (story editor for a sleazy daytime TV court soap) conjures up to fuel the histrionic plot machinations of The Love Judge. But behind the scenes in the production company, real ... Read more
Best friends are forced to face each other in a violent confrontation when one joins the police force and the other becomes a criminal. An action-packed adventure film which is also an indictment of the prevailing gun culture in Thailand. ... Read more
Eleven year old Anthony is on vacation with his family in the 'olde' country where, together, they all visit an old castle. After being banished to the bus for his alleged misbehaviour, Anthony's real tour of the castle begins. Accompanied by the castle's resident ghost, Anthony is turned into a ... Read more
In July of 1969, Jimi Hendrix visited the city of Essaouira on Morocco's Atlantic coast. More than twenty-five years later, Jimi's music still reverberates from the cafes. A 'documentary' crew come to the town in search of 'archeological' evidence of Hendrix's visit. They meet a local hustler who ... Read more
With his third feature, Irish director Joe Comerford constructs a powerful allegory on a conflict which has, over the decades, produced more deception than truth. ... Murder, retribution and betrayal collide in this relentless portrayal of the aimless nature of violence that long ago made details ... Read more
By engraving images from Gustav Doré's 19th-century woodblock engravings of Dante's Divine Comedy directly onto the surface of 35mm filmstock the film follows the poet Dante as he is taken through the gates of the city of Desolation and into the centre of Hell. ... What he sees is not simply an ... Read more
A trick film of roller-coaster cinematic spin-outs and precarious unbalancing of both camera and viewer. ... Read more
Home movies by cosmonauts onboard the space station 'Mir'. A slapstick look at the lighter side of life and weightlessness in space. ... Read more
What would you take, the money or the box? A computer animation that reveals the human factor behind the techno wizardry. ... Read more
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