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Films Screened In 1996

São Paulo South Border (Andréa Seligman, )
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SAFE (Todd Haynes, 1994)
... ... Todd Haynes, director of Poison and the Karen Carpenter Barbie-dull film Superstar, extends his reputation as America's Foremost radical filmmaker wirh the menacingly soothing Safe Julianne M… Read more

SAINT CLARA (Ori Sivan, Ari Folman, 1995)
... ... Blurring the line between documentary and fiction, Mohsen Makhmalbaf's Salaam Cinema is the Iran director/activist's typically offbeat tribute to a century of cinema. Such is the popularity o… Read more

SALAAM CINEMA (Mohsen Makhmalbaf, 1995)
... ... Blurring the line between documentary and fiction, Mohsen Makhmalbaf s Salaam Cinema is the Iran director/activist's typically offbeat tribute to a century of cinema. Such is the popularity o… Read more

Sang D'Encre (Laurent de Bartillat, 1995)
Virtuoso technique offers a glimpse inside the mind of a compulsive gambler teeming with odds calculations, combinations figures and forecasts A film in the first person. Agitated, abstract, masterfu… Read more

Scent of City (Georges Sifianos, 1994)
One of many similar rooms in a big city is a home to a woman and a cat. They live in isolation, prisoners of the environment and the prevailing urban culture. Their release is found in their imaginat… Read more

SECRETS AND LIES (Mike Leigh, 1996)
... ... On one of those rare occasions when the Cannes jury gets it right, the inimitable Mike Leigh garnered this year's Palme d'Or (Best Film), the International Critics Prize and the Best Actress … Read more

SHINE (Scott Hicks, 1996)
It is Australia, the late 1950's. A talented young teenage boy studies piano under the stern tutelage of his domineering father. Although offered a scholarship to study further in the US, his father … Read more

SHINJUKU BOYS (Kim Longinotto, Jano Williams, 1995)
Kim Longinotto and Jano Williams are back Ivexplonng another gender-bending facet of the flipside to Japanese society—following on from their successful documentary on the Takarazuka Review dan… Read more

Shooting Blanks (Shawn Chappelle, Mike Hoolboom, 1995)
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Shooting the Breeze (Christina Andreef, 1996)
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Silent City (Jesper Rasmussen, 1996)
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Sin #8 (Barbara Heller, 1996)
Remember to turn down more than just your beepers and mobile phones when entering the cinema. A word of warning from the director of last year s popular Utile Women In Transit. To avoid embarrassment… Read more

SIXTEEN-OH-SIXTY (Vinicius Mainardi, 1995)
... ... In this scabrous debut feature. Sao Paulo producer/director Vinicius Mainardi takes on the Brazilian class struggle with a vengeance-sparing no one. Businessman Vittorio foils a robbery by st… Read more

Skin (Vincent O'Connell, 1996)
Billy is a skinhead only he doesn't quite fit in. But that's what a skinhead does right in between acts of mindless violence. Billy tries to prove himself but only ends up looking silly. Then he meet… Read more

Small Deaths (Lynne Ramsay, 1995)
Disturbing elegiac meditation on one girl's childhood and adolescence set in and around a Glasgow housing estate. Downbeat beautifully observed and concerned with the epiphanies which arise from the … Read more

SMALL FACES (Gilles Mackinnon, 1995)
... ... Glasgow, 1968: time for the McLean Brothers to decide where their loyalties ambitions lie. The eldest, Bobby, misses his dead dad, suffers nightmares and hangs out a local gang. Alan prefers … Read more

Solo Talent (Andreas Fischer, 1995)
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SONS (Zhang Yuan, 1996)
The Li household is a typical Beijing family, and a real Beijing family too. In this sensational docudrama, they re-enact their domestic history. The confronting results make Sylvania Waters look lik… Read more

String of Life (Momir Matovic, 1995)
"Observe the man from every single point. Then judge the man any way you want it, Man to man is the greatest secret ever" Nyegosh (1813 1851) Montenegrin ruler poet and philosopher. ... A family live… Read more

Swerve (Marcus Gale, 1995)
In this sharp and unsettling thriller a businessman speeding along a country highway swerves out of control. As he is changing the flat tyre he is hit over the head from behind He awakens from a haze… Read more

TALES FROM ARAB DETROIT (Joan Mandell, 1995)
... ... Joan Mandell's documentary was filmed during a visit by an Egyptian poet/story-teller to Arab-American community centre in Michigan. Sheikh Ghanim Mansour is one of the last people alive able… Read more

TapTap Ruin (Marcus Bergner, 1996)
TapTap Ruin is concerned with the inter-changeability of signs with abstract images and linguistic forms with spatial forms. Writing becomes drawing and the reverse is also true. ... The film sets ou… Read more

Taxi! (Emma Brunton, 1995)
Produced for SBS TV Taxi' is a documentary of interviews with taxi drivers at work. Shot without interviewer or narration the cabbies talk frankly about their experiences on the job. Each of the five… Read more

Tepu (Juan Francisco Urrusti, 1995)
Tepu a hermit like Indian wise man returns to Mexico City where the gringos and the half breeds have made it sick. Can it be healed and is he the one to do it? (TH) ... Read more

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