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Films Screened In 2000

NO FEAR, NO DIE (Claire Denis, 1990)
One of Denis' most controversial films, this study of Parisian cock-fight handlers alienated some viewers with its unflinching (and clearly well-researched) depiction of a vicious sport; nevertheless… Read more

No Mess (Anne Delaney, Brett Evans, 1999)
No Mess is a documentary about two ordinary women and their extraordinary cleaning business. Clean Scene provides 'Forensic Restoration Services'—they clean up after death, whether it be the ph… Read more

NOBODY KNOWS ANYBODY (Mateo Gil, 1999)
With a dazzling cast, eye-popping special effects and delicious plot twists, this new thriller sends Spanish cinema into the 21st century with a rush. It is the height of Seville's Holy Week, an even… Read more

non-places (Karen Kirza, Brad Butler, 1999)
In sharp contrast to the rich, poetic monologue of Amber City, the stark, minimalist narrative of Karen Kirza's and Brad Butler's film, non-places, provides a montage of intimate stories and memories… Read more

NORA (Pat Murphy, 2000)
Nora is the extraordinary true story of James Joyce, the scandalous Irish writer and Nora Barnacle, the simple servant girl who became his lover and muse. Pat Murphy's lavish film chronicles a passio… Read more

NOTHING (Dorota Kedzierzawska, 1998)
"Stunningly photographed and thematically provocative, Nothing examines the tragedy of a young Polish mother with too many children and too few choices... writer/director Dorota Kedzierzawska brings … Read more

NOTHING TO DO (Marion Vernoux, 1999)
Marion Venroux's highly critically acclaimed new film is a love story with a difference. Nothing to Do recounts the story of Marie and Pierre, two people who work for the same company but are far fro… Read more

NOWHERE TO HIDE (Myung-Se Lee, 1999)
A wild, hyperkinetic demonstration of style, Nowhere to Hide is a propulsive action comedy that cites almost every genre and then comes back for more. If John Woo mounted an assault on MTV he might a… Read more

OF WOMEN AND MAGIC (Claude Miller, 1999)
Claude Miller's Of Women and Magic is a succinct, dryly played, often laugh-out-loud funny movie. Director of last year's frightening but fantastic Class Trip, Miller's latest film scooped the Intern… Read more

ORDINARY DECENT CRIMINAL (Thaddeus O'Sullivan, 1999)
The escapades of notorious Irish criminal and folk hero, Martin Cahill, have spawned three films in as many years. John Boorman's excellent The General, followed by Vicious Circle and now Thaddeus O'… Read more

Organics (Dietmar Brehm, 1999)
The last of the Schwarzer Garten series elegantly loops into moments of the earlier works (with the notable exception of Macumba). The ocean sounds from The Murder Mystery bleed into the stalking sce… Read more

ORIENTATIONS CHRIS DOYLE: STIRRED NOT SHAKEN (Rick Farquharson, 2000)
Chris Doyle is an Australian expatriate cinematographer who left Australia in the 1970s and has been based in Hong Kong for the last 20 years. He is best known for his cinematography in Wong Kar-Wai'… Read more

P.I.N.S. (Garth Davis, 2000)
Parking Infringement Notification System or Pricks In Nerdy Suits: these are the two possible explanations offered for the acronym of the title by director Garth Davis. His profile of three Melbourne… Read more

Paradise Lost (Jaime Marques Olarreaga, 1999)
Sex and death, death and sex, the obsessive passions of childhood coming face to face with the violence of love (well, it is a Spanish film after all). It's all shot with a lovingly fetishistic atten… Read more

Party (Dietmar Brehm, 1995)
Using Russian, Japanese and American porn and his own footage. Brehm creates a matrix in which graphic anatomical parts act as the optical lubricant to the sound of someone shaving. On a window/scree… Read more

PASSIONATE WOMEN (Tonino De Bernardi, 1999)
Evoking the melodramatic musicals of Jacques Demy, Passionate Women, the wonderfully inventive new film from veteran director Tonino De Bernardi. With virtually all the dialogue sung by the protagoni… Read more

Peeping Tom (Mark Lewis, 2000)
Mark Lewis recreates the unseen footage from Michael Powell's legendary, psychosexual thriller Peeping Tom. In his own version (by the same name) Lewis constructs the footage that the fictional Mark … Read more

Pistol (Sun Hwan-young, Won Jong-du, 1999)
A portal into the oppressive and grimy underbelly of contemporary urban existence, Pistol is an apocalyptic study of frustration and release. Combining a lush, high-contrast aesthetic and Godard-infl… Read more

Portrait (Mie Nagai, 1999)
A portrait of the child. Slowly the child's gaze is focused towards the direction of the audience. There is an uneasy moment of confrontation between the portrait and the audience. Established artist… Read more

POST MORTEM (Louis Bélanger, 1999)
Post Mortem is a strange, absorbing tale of love, crime and redemption. The film focuses on two people, Linda and Ghislain, whose lives are linked in a unique way. Linda is devoted to her five-year-o… Read more

POSTCARD (Cheng Wen-Tang, 1999)
Cheng Wen-Tang has emerged as a shining new cinematic light in Taiwan. He has crafted a superb, idiosyncratic debut that will ensure his name is one to watch. ... "Taiwan, an island too small to carr… Read more

PROFITS OF PUNISHMENT (Catherine Scott, 2000)
Profits of Punishments is a documentary that takes the viewer on a bizarre road-trip through the US heartland, offering a unique insight into the style and manner in which correctional facilities hav… Read more

PROKOFIEV: PORTRAIT OF A SOVIET COMPOSER (Ken Russell, 1961)
The earliest example of Russell's composer portrait work is a fascinating biography of Sergei Prokofiev which utilise stock footage from Soviet propagand newsreels, stills and live action shots of ha… Read more

Rain (Melanie Brunt, 1999)
Rain explores the busy mind of a mother suffering from post-natal depression. As the rain pours down, Amy attempts to remember a list of things she must do as she hangs out the washing, a mantra runn… Read more

RATCATCHER (Lynne Ramsay, 1999)
Ratcatcher makes you see the world with a clearer vision, revealing layers beneath the surface, capturing the richness of everyday life. The film is set in a tattered Glasgow during a 1970s garbage s… Read more

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