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Films Screened In 2001

TOO YOUNG (Huang Min-Chen, 2000)
Languid pace, gorgeous photography and a simple but emotive plot make this superb featurette one of the treasures worth unearthing at this year's Festival. Mo is a withdrawn and introspective high-sc… Read more

TOTALLY FLAKY (Jacques Doillon, 2000)
The coltish young girlfriend of a college boy takes a perverse shine to his charmingly thuggish drug dealer in Jacques Doillon's Totally Flaky, a mile-a-minute sampler of contemporary speech patterns… Read more

TRANSITION (Andy MacKinnon, 2000)
Recalling the splendour of Koyaanisqatsi, Andy MacKinnon's majestic Transition is an account of lost lives and deserted places, outpaced by the encroachment of modernity. In the past decade, the Scot… Read more

TREMBLING BEFORE G-D (Sandi Simcha DuBowski, 2000)
A remarkable documentary, winner of the 2001 Best Documentary award at the Berlin Film Festival, dealing with Hasidic and Orthodox Jews who come out as gays and lesbians and must reconcile their sexu… Read more

Trompe L’oeil (Inge Panke, 1999)
A worm moves in. He paints the wall arranges thew furniture then sits back in an easy chair. A bright animation with a great scrunchy soundtrack. ... Read more

Tsipa and Volf (Daniel Gamburg, 2001)
Tsipa and Volf met dunng WWII. Both widowed, they mar­ried, migrated and started a new family built on a shared understanding ol loss. Now, Alzheimer's Ihreatens their union. A moving, honest acc… Read more

Tuning Instruments (Jerzy Kucia, 2000)
Described by its maker as 'film poetry'. Tuning Instruments is driven by a haunting, dissonant soundscape and ceaseless­ly morphing images where every shift of gear is a change in mood and style.… Read more

UNDER THE SAND (François Ozon, 2000)
A beautiful elaboration on personal loss and what it means to be left alone. In a film radically removed from his past works, Francois Ozon (Water Drops on Burning Rocks MIFF 2000) again shows himsel… Read more

VAMPIRE HUNTER D: BLOODLUST (Yoshiaki Kawajiri, 2001)
Classy, intelligent and visually complex animation by Yoshiaki Kawajiri, a veteran with at least two of the most internationally successful animes ever to his credit, Wicked City (1989) and Ninja Scr… Read more

VENGO (Tony Gatlif, 2000)
"A cry, a chant, a hymn to life, to love, to mourning and the price of blood," is how Tony Gatlif describes his latest feature, a beautifully brooding tale of a monumental feud between two warring cl… Read more

The multi-award winning The Day a Pig Fell Into the Well and its follow-up The Power of Kangwon Province, have established Hang San-Soo as the reigning Korean poet laureate of the ins, outs and self-… Read more

Vitalogy (Greg Williams, 2001)
Lissa's new neighbours are freaks .They believe strongly in the power of lemons, and their 16-year-old son scrubs his feet before going to bed. He's definitely not the sort of boy a cool chick should… Read more

Wait Til Your Father Gets Home (Martin Wilson, 2001)
Life hasn't been the same for Seth Selwyn since the death of his beloved father. So, with a little help from Jesus, a heavy-duty battery and a set of jump leads, Seth is planning a family reunion. ... Read more

WARM WATER UNDER A RED BRIDGE (Shohei Imamura, 2000)
Warm Water Under A Red Bridge is the story of a recently unemployed man in his forties, whose wife has just left him On the advice of an old tramp, he travels to a faraway village, to a certain house… Read more

WAVE TWISTERS (Michael ‘Syd’ Garon, Eric Henry, 2000)
Wave Twisters is a rump-shaking, groove-making highlight of the Festival. This visual and musical event is an eye-popping, hip-hop meets Hanna Barbera, animated adventure synched skratch-for-skratch … Read more

WE SOLD OUR SOULS FOR ROCK AND ROLL (Penelope Spheeris, 2000)
Do you love metal enough to shave Ozzie Osborne's name into your chest hair? If so, see Penelope Spheens' (Wayne's World, The Decline of Western Civilisation), We Sold Our Souls for Rock and Roll...t… Read more

Six years after the monumental Satantango. Bela Tarr returns with Werckmeister Harmonies, a film bearing the unmistakable trademark of the Hungarian master seen by some as the only true successor to … Read more

WHARF OF WIDOWS (Luu Trong Ninh, 2000)
Van returns from the war against Vietnam's French colonial rulers to find his village devastated. Married women have lost their husbands, younger women may never find one. All gather at the wharf of … Read more

When I Was Seven (Jessica Bradford, 2000)
Reminiscent of Todd Solondz's Welcome To The Dollhouse. Bradford weaves a gripping and transformative story about seven year-old Tess as she confronts her greatest fear. This tale is memorable for it… Read more

Winter Haven (Jasmine Crook, 2001)
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Wrong Decision (Hae Jung, )
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X (Rintaro, 2000)
The new millennium. The final battle to decide the fate of humanity is about to take place Kamui Shirou's destiny has already been decided by the time he returns to Tokyo to face the ultimate challen… Read more

You're Soaking In It (Errol Morris, )
After her stepson's tragic shotgun suicide. Joan Dougherty was inspired to start a company that specialises in cleaning crime scenes. With amazing good humour, Dougherty relates the typically bizarre… Read more

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