Select a festival
Search The Film Archive
Browse By Director

Films Screened In 2001

DIE BAD (Ryoo Seung-Wan, 2000)
A pool-hall brawl opens Ryoo Seung-Wan's debut feature, a fitting summation of the territory explored throughout this exciting debut. A Rotterdam Film Festival highlight, Die Bad comprises four disti… Read more

Disappeared (Cathy Johnstone, 2001)
A short, experimental documentary belaying the disappear­ance of frogs in the nverways, and the death of a young father. Using strong images, this film explores the sadness of unexplained loss of… Read more

DISCO PIGS (Kirsten Sheridan, 2000)
The embryonic love tale of Pig and Runt begins when they are bom on the same day in the same hospital. This film is based on the play by Enda Walsh and is the debut feature film for Irish filmmaker K… Read more

DOLCE (Alexander Sokurov, 1999)
Real life characters make up the cast of Dolce. They include celebrated Japanese author Toshio Shimao, who died in 1986, his widow and their daughter. The film serves as a framework to underline deep… Read more

DUTCH HEROES (Martijn van Haalen, Paul Cohen, 2000)
Could you build a career out of your parents' painful and protracted divorce? Gees Krijner can. The young Dutch artist won the prestigious Prix de Rome art prize for a performance piece about the bre… Read more

ELECTRIC DRAGON 80,000 VOLTS (Ishii Sogo, 2000)
Playing by a high-voltage power pylon as a child, Dragon Eye Morrison receives a massive electric shock. Rather than terminate his young life, the charge ignites a long dormant, prehistoric predispos… Read more

EVERYBODY FAMOUS! (Dominique Deruddere, 2000)
Jean is in a spot of bother. He has just been retrenched from his crap factory job, he has just drugged and kidnapped a prominent pop star, and he has appaling taste in clothes. He has pinned his hop… Read more

Exposed (Siegfried A Fruhauf, 2001)
Found peeping torn footage, projected through a moving sieve of film edge perforations is used here not as subject matter but as a way of suggestively inflecting the resulting layered light patterns … Read more

Eyeball To Eyeball (Errol Morris, 2000)
Any deep-sea fisherman will tell you he'd rather fall overboard into a shark feeding frenzy than a school of squid. Like Pirhana, these tentacled killers can strip a person to the bone in moments. Cl… Read more

F**KLAND (José Luis Marqués, 2000)
Imagine an Argentine retaking the Falkland Islands alone—cheating British military security and recording his crazy mission on video. Fabian is an Argentine national with a diabolical plan for … Read more

FACE (Junji Sakamoto, 2000)
An extraordinary essay on how one woman finds freedom, from a filmmaker famous for his obsessive interest in the world of men. Now Sakamoto's thematic layers of macho uber cool toughness, pathos and … Read more

FAITHLESS (Liv Ullmann, 2000)
Ingmar Bergman's touch resonates throughout this intense look at a marriage, its failure and the impact of the characters' subsequent actions. Directed by long time Bergman collaborator and one time … Read more

Fallen Together (Chi Yen Ooi, 2001)
Lust, love, trust, doubt and the passage of time...These are the vast themes explored in the carefully constructed Fallen Together Remarkably, it's all done in a single take and less than two minutes. Read more

Fat Chance (Toby Leslie, Hugo Currie, 2001)
Wrong place, wrong time. Terry enters the betting shop to have a flutter, and things take a strange turn when a nervous lad walks through the door. A tense and comic thriller. ... Read more

Flex (Chris Cunningham, 2000)
Synopsis not available Read more

For The Birds (Ralph Eggleston, 2000)
For The Birds is a story about a flock of small birds perched on a telephone wire and a larger bird who tries to join them. Features Pixars fantastic style of snappy 3D animation and great character … Read more

Freaky (Gabriele Neudecker, 2001)
15-year-old Maria recalls her childhood in farming village Kirchdorf. She believes she is cursed and performs daily rituals in a bid to become a saint and avert ill fate for her family and friend Nat… Read more

Gasherbrum: The Dark Glow of the Mountains (Werner Herzog, 1984)
Before Reinhold Messner's name inspired a Ben Folds Five album title he was known principally as a fearless, and possibly reckless, mountaineer who had lost a brother and six toes in his endeavours t… Read more

GIMME SHELTER (Albert Maysles, David Maysles, Charlotte Zwerin, )
What do you do as an encore to human sacrifice? How about Under My Thumb, which is what The Rolling Stones continued playing after Meredith Hunter was stabbed to death in front of them. Gimme Shelter… Read more

Gina, An Actress, Age 29 (Paul Harrill, 2001)
Winner of the Jury Prize at the 2001 Sundance Film Festival, this unsettling short film centres on Gina, a struggling actress who lands the role of a lifetime A troubling, razor-sharp examination of … Read more

Glimmer (Tom Paine, Siobhan Liddell, 2000)
New Years Eve. and the streets are ablaze with light in London. Still, some have to take the bus. Here the light shines upon the passenger, and the elemental threads of humanity are sewn into a fabri… Read more

God’s Angry Man (Werner Herzog, )
A vivid account of Werner Herzog's meeting with Californian late-night television evangelist Dr Gene Scott. Scott fleeced fundamentalists to the tune of hundreds of thousands of dollars each year wit… Read more

GOJOE (Ishii Sogo, 2000)
In this spectacular adventure, Ishii Sogo has married the kinetic energy of Akira Kurosawa's great samurai pictures with a uniquely deranged brand of Buddhist spirituality. Gojoe liberally employs th… Read more

Gone Underground (Su Turhan, 2000)
Blade Runner meets Psycho in this wildly stylised short shocker that graphically depicts the hazards of underground commuting. This futuristic German slasher film revels in gross-out filmmaking and t… Read more

Gretchen Worden: The Mutter Museum (Errol Morris, )
Gretchen Worden oversees one of the strangest and creepiest collections in existence. As director of The Mutter Museum, she presides over preserved, mummified and mounted remains of human oddities. G… Read more

© Melbourne International Film Festival 2013.

Site by MeccaMedialight. Powered by Textstem CMS.