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Films Screened In 1998

"The shape of a dark world - in both senses of the word - comes into view in slow pans which are only interrupted by cuts to a new location. We see the facades of dockland buildings, the catacomb-like arches of a sewerage system and coffin-like rooms of apartments on large housing estates. ... "The ... Read more
Juliette is a lively, streetwise and pretty Cuban teenager residing in Havana. She was orphaned after her mother's suicide and father's flight to the US. Juliette, despite the fact that the reverse is patently obvious to all concerned, claims she does not wish to be reunited with her father. Raised ... Read more
Without Memory is a melancholy document of three years in the life of Sekine Hiroshi, diagnosed with Wernicke's Kosakoff Syndrome, a minute but profound damage to the brain which prevents him from accumulating new memories. While hospitalised for a stomach operation in 1992, Hiroshi was deprived of ... Read more
During China's Cultural Revolution around 7.5 million 'intellectual youth' were 'sent down' to the countryside to learn skills of manual labour and rural life. Xiu Xiu, based on Yan Geling's novella Tian Yu, tells an intimate tale of a young student trapped in a movement which has long since lost ... Read more
"Neil asked me to make a video for the song Big Time from the Neil Young and Crazy Horse record Broken Arrow... Neil and the band liked the results and Neil particularly liked the rough look of the Super-8 photography. He called me up a little while later and said "Listen, we should do a longer ... Read more
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