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Films Screened In 2000

Hungry (Richard Clark, 1999)
Gregory is a fat, lonely tele-sales expert who never leaves the sanctuary of his flat. His days are an endless cycle of sales-speak, junk TV and binge-eating. His only physical contact with the outsi… Read more

HURT (Philip Crawford, Matthew Priestley, 1999)
A great example of Australian documentary making, as progressive as it is poetic."—Megan Spencer, JJJ ... Hurt is an Australian docudrama like no other. 250 young Australians, from rural areas … Read more

I CAN’T SLEEP (Claire Denis, 1993)
Though ostensibly based on a true story-of the 'Granny Killer' Thierry Paufin, who terrorised the outer arrondisements of Paris in the late 1980s, murdering a string of elderly women—Denis here… Read more

I Could’ve Been Human (Barbara Medajska, 2000)
An extraordinary portrait of the daily lives of homeless peoples, / Could've Been Human allows each individual to tell their story, their dreams and hopes. A sense of survival and great loss is revea… Read more

I PREFER THE SOUND OF THE SEA (Mimmo Calopresti, 2000)
Two of Mimmo Calopresti's feature films have been selected for competition at Cannes. Not bad for a documentary filmmaker who decided to make the switch to drama just five years ago. Calopresli's lat… Read more

I'LL TAKE YOU THERE (Adrienne Shelly, 1999)
After being fired from TV's Spin City for not making the best of a part that required her to lead a live tiger onto the set dressed in a bustier, skimpy hot pants and spike heels, Adrienne Shelly sat… Read more

IDLE RUNNING (Janez Burger, 1999)
The recipient of 15 International film awards, Idle Running is a comic drama about Dizzy, a veteran student stranded halfway to adulthood. Watching TV, snoozing and boozing form Dizzy's routine&mdash… Read more

In a Corner of the World (Pjotr Sapegin, 1999)
A film from the North Cape on Midsummer's Night, when human beings are not the only ones in search of love. Even the frogs are liable to profess their feelings for each other, a la Shakespeare.. ... Read more

In God We Trust (Jason Reitman, 1999)
Take a 16 minute thrill ride as the 'dead' Robert arrives to be assessed in purgatory. Prognosis: Hell! Our hero takes fate into his own hands, taking the elevator back to earth to rectify his past i… Read more

In the Jungle (Yong Hwa Kim, 2000)
Two brothers eke out a hand-to mouth existence gutting fish. Their mother is in hospital, dying from an incurable disease. In the Jungle is a confronting look at contemporary Korean life. It is a cha… Read more

INNOCENCE (Paul Cox, 1999)
Roger Ebert at Cannes: "So far my favourite is innocence, a touching work by the Australian master Paul Cox, about a couple who were each other's first true loves, and meet again after 50 years. Juli… Read more

Intransit (Mike Daley, 1999)
Intransit depicts a boy's journey into his own dark underworld where he is confronted by a vengeful father figure. Suggesting much, but clarifying little, this film is a powerful expression of teenag… Read more

Is Man Good? (Romain Berthomieu, 1999)
Based on a short story by Moebius, the famed French graphic novelist, this production is a confident, reverent rendering of Moebius' dark and peculiar fascinations. The humour is suitably bleak, as i… Read more

ISADORA DUNCAN: THE BIGGEST DANCER IN THE WORLD (Ken Russell, 1966)
Russell portrays the flamboyant dancer as a self-indulgent exhibitionist and vulgarian intent on shocking the world with her self-consciously outrageous behaviour, promoting the image of a free-spiri… Read more

JANICE BEARD: 45 WPM (Claire Kilner, 1999)
Janice Beard is a woman with a vivacious personality and an overactive imagination, who has been causing shocks her whole life. Her father died of a heart attack while she was being born, and her mot… Read more

Jaunt (Andrew Kotting, 1995)
Andrew Kotting's Jaunt is a documentary on a fast topological trip along the River Thames. Along the way an engaging cast of characters offer us informative morsels about their famous waterway. From … Read more

JESUS' SON (Alison Maclean, 1999)
Filled with stinging humour and standout performances, Jesus' Son is a mixture of road movie and redemptive table set in the drug subculture of the 1970s. Based on Denis Johnson's acclaimed short sto… Read more

JIN-ROH (Hiroyuki Okiura, 1999)
Jin-Roh is set in an alternative universe where, in Tokyo of the 1950s, advanced technology already abounds. A totalitarian government is ruthlessly crushing dissident activists. Our protagonist is K… Read more

Joy (Cate Shortland, 2000)
Thursday night. Late night shopping. Joy wants to have fun. A glimpse at a teenage girl's life; the glitter of the shopping mall mecca and the pull of friends, intersected by the familiar commands th… Read more

JUST, MELVIN (James Ronald Whitney, 2000)
"There are few subjects as abhorrent to our sensibilities as incest, particularly when it involves very young children. Just, Mebin chronicles a truly monstrous case. The film tells the story of an i… Read more

KAFI’S STORY/NUBA CONVERSATIONS (Arthur Howe, 1999)
Kafi's Story centres on Kafi, a young Nuba man from the remote mountain region of Sudan. His story begins on a bus bound for Khartoum where he hopes to get a job and save enough money to buy a dress … Read more

King of the Jews (Jay Rosenblatt, 2000)
Meticulously constructed from religious films, old Hollywood footage and home movies, Rosenblatt exposes his own (and cinemas) troubled relationship with Jesus Christ, in examining the source of anti… Read more

Korridor (Dietmar Brehm, 1998)
Korridor is composed mostly of found footage and Brehm's mirror projections into the preexisting compositions. The filmmaker stalks a neo-gothic gallery of pornographic actors engaged in gloomy revel… Read more

La Comtessa de Castiglione (David Lodge, 1998)
A magician, a birdman and La Comtessa de Castiglione perform this entrancing, surreal theatre piece. Inspired by early photographic portraits of the real Comtesse de Castiglione (taken in 1855) and s… Read more

L’ÂGE D’OR (Luis Buñuel, )
"Our sexual desire has to be seen as the product of centuries of repressive and emasculating Catholicism... it is always coloured by the sweet sense of sin," wrote Bunuel in his autobiography My Last… Read more

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