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Films Screened In 1996

One of the durably creative figures on Melbourne's experimental film scene. Nick Ostrovskis continues his Zooming Cinema of memory and city. Ostrovskis experiments with what has always been fundamental to the creation of the cinema image that which persists after the fragment of a dynamic image has ... Read more
3 5mm/Co 1/1994/1 lOmins ... ... ... Like 'Water For ChocolaTe meets El Mariachi in Dos Crimenes, Roberto Sneider's elegant tale of deception In small town Mexico. Like its central character Marcos, a dashing but mild-mannered big smoke architect, this is a film that's a lot smarter (and funnier) ... Read more
Michael is a young Polish boy who escapes from his unhappy family life and his insensitive father into his own world of dreams. One night as he searches for his pet mouse while his parents are asleep he finds his fathers gun. The gun gives him strength and power that changes him. (MJ) ... Read more
"Carmen Amaya, she's hail against windows, the cry of a swallow, a black cigar smoked by a dreamywoman, a thunder of applause " ... Jean Cocteau ... Read more
... ... In Bernar Hebert's latest, dream-like production, the members of acclaimed Montreal dance troupe Lalala Human Steps-including the astonishingly kinetic Louise Lecavalier—inhabit a fantastical temple of art filled with the paintings of Spanish Renaissance master, Diego Velazquez. The ... Read more
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... ... They don't come any blacker, meaner or more deadpan than Todd Solondz' pitch-perfect sophomore feature. Welcome to the Dollhouse. It depicts the physical and psychic humiliations suffered by New lersey 11-year-old, Dawn Wiener (a.k.a 'Wiener Dog'). This unpop­ular middle child serves as ... Read more
... ... William A Wellman was a notorious, hard-drinking Tinseltown toughguy A consumate journeyman director whose life story could rival any Hollywood fiction. A high school drop out, juvenile delinquent, ice hockey star, French Foreign Legionnaire and WWI pilot, all before rising from the Goldwyn ... Read more
... ... A writer, confronted by the perplexities of the blank page, is murdered by his typewriter Cmielewski's humorous allegory of creative constipation relieved by the death of the author is a witty addition to the genre of threatening autonomy on the part of machines, so often explored in ... Read more
Amid the current trend towards eliminating all bodily imperfections the original female body gets its own back A witty and visually bold step in the right direction. (AS) ... Read more
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