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Films Screened In 1999

Exit (Thierry Guedj, 1998)
There are sinister forces operating beneath the stiff formality of a mathematics conference. Within the daily routine small incidents seem to take on a heightened significance. The film and the chara… Read more

FALLING (Thijs Bayens, 1998)
Steve Phare, a lifelong logger from British Columbia, is a man of contradictions. Although he cuts down trees he also has a reverence for the woods. He looks down on the local native population and t… Read more

FEELING SEXY (Davida Allen, 1999)
Vicki is an impetuous art student who falls in love with, and marries, Greg, a shy medical student. Soon, married life equates with being stuck at home with two toddlers. not quite what Vicki anticip… Read more

FELICIA'S JOURNEY (Atom Egoyan, 1998)
Middle-aged bachelor Joseph Ambrose Hilditch (Bob Hoskins) lives in a dark, cluttered house in Birmingham. He is the kind of man that neighbours would describe as a kindly soul who kept himself to hi… Read more

Fidel (Marta Ibarondo, 1998)
Fidel tells the story of a 14 year old mutt and his buddy Alberto, a Cuban widower. A stunningly photographed NY tale about the painful acceptance of loss. ... Read more

FILM IST (Gustav Deutsch, 1998)
Gustav Deutsch's magnificent Film Ist recycles every­thing from footage purchased in a flea-market (old Mexican soap-opera colour tests used by a cleaning lady to scrub floors) through to 35mm st… Read more

Filter Beds (Guy Sherwin, 1998)
A poetic meditation on space and distance. Reflections, overhead cables and other peaceful mantra come to our attention via a simple alteration of focus, bringing into our perspective the potential o… Read more

FINAL CUT (Dominic Anciano, Ray Burdis, 1998)
Jude (Jude Law) is dead. Eleven of his closest friends gather at the wake to reminisce, grieve and comfort his distraught widow, Sadie (Sadie Frost). Sadie has a secret to reveal: prior to his death,… Read more

FLAT IS BEAUTIFUL (Sadie Benning, 1998)
Taylor is a 12 year-old tomboy growing up in the 80s, the latch-key kid of a hard-working single mom and a self-obsessed and absent father. Emotionally and phys­ically caught between childhood an… Read more

FLOWERS OF SHANGHAI (Hou Hsiao-Hsien, 1998)
After a masterful series of films about the history of Taiwan, Hou Hsiao-hsien turns his gaze to a fascinating saga from Chinese history. Qing Dynasty 'Flower Houses', a polite euphemism for elegant … Read more

Flux (Michaela French, 1999)
Flux interweaves multiple layers of sound and images to produce an evocative reflection on relationships, love and grief. With a background in fine arts, Michaela French has written and directed a nu… Read more

FOLLOWING (Christopher Nolan, 1999)
Bob, an unassuming, unemployed writer, has an obsession: he enjoys shadowing people, hence the film's title. When one of his sorties finds him trailing a highly skilled burglar, Cobb, Bill is sprung … Read more

FOREVER FEVER (Glen Goei, 1998)
Hock has a dead-end supermarket job but a single prospect on the horizon: if he can swallow his pride and summon the skill to enter the local disco dancing com­petition, he might just win the gir… Read more

Forget the Film, Watch the Titles (Kyle Cooper, 1998)
Kyle Cooper's title sequences are often such a dramatic entree to a film, they prompted one critic to say: "Forget the Film, Watch the Titles." The sequences often form a metaphor for the theme of th… Read more

FRANKFURT-MILLENNIUM (Romuald Karmakar, 1998)
Walter's 'Frankfurt Junction' is a greasy-spoon takeaway food stand with microwave cuisine and an alcohol license. For Walter and his 'guests', December 31st, 1999 is a day like any other: too caught… Read more

GET REAL (Simon Shore, 1998)
Get Real offers up a complicated protagonist in Steven Carter, a 16 year old living in suburban Basingstoke. He has no qualms about picking up older men but hasn't summoned the courage to inform his … Read more

Glass Box (Dominika Ferenz, 1999)
A butterfly in a glass box provides a metaphor for migrant experience in this intriguing documentary. Disorienting abstract imagery, evoking both the beauty and alienation of the 'foreign' experience… Read more

GO (Doug Liman, 1998)
Doug Liman is best known for his underrated, stylish and hilarious first feature, Swingers, about a group of narcissistic and self-obsessed Tinsel Town wannabes. It was during this film that he pract… Read more

Hammerman (Andy Shelley, 1998)
Hammerman tells the tale of a wannabe theatre performer who has devised a new and unique act. After tirelessly peddling his act from venue to venue, he arrives at the office of Mr Swanley, manager of… Read more

HANG THE DJ (Marco La Villa, 1998)
Taking its title from the chorus of the biting three minute pop song Panic by 80s Brit band The Smiths, Hang the DJ is an examination of Ihe world of the turntabulist. Only in the 90s could a perform… Read more

Harry's War (Richard Franklin, 1999)
Joining the army to fight for Queen and country during WWII might have seemed like a way for many young man to prove themselves. For Aboriginal recruits like Harry and Thomas, the stakes are even hig… Read more

Has Beans (Andrew Tamandl, 1998)
Two tribes of beans embark on a war over a tabletop. in the end there can only be one winner. A slick product from one the first round of graduates of the masters in digital animation at AFTRS, Has B… Read more

Hell for Leather (Dominik Scherrer, 1998)
Glamourous and gritty, Hell for Leather is anything but conventional opera on film. Dominik Scherrer revisits Ihe classic tale of Satan's fall from Heaven. Filmed on location in London's East End, Sc… Read more

HITCH: ALFRED THE GREAT/ ALFRED THE AUTEUR (Tim Kirby, 1999)
"Actors come and go," Alfred Hitchcock once told reporters, "But the name of the director should stay clearly in the mind of the audience. We make a film succeed." Coming from one of cinema's pre-emi… Read more

HITCHCOCK, SELZNICK AND THE END OF HOLLYWOOD (Michael Epstein, 1998)
On December 10, 1938 David O. Selznick burned down Atlanta. On the back lot of his Culver City studio, Selznick had just begun shooting what was to be one ot the greatest, most lavish films of the go… Read more

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