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Films Screened In 2001

Jungle Jazz: Public Enemy #1 (Frank Fitzpatrick, 2000)
Jungle Jazz combines an excellent new Jazz soundtrack with footage from several classic Soundies (the short films that were produced in the 1940s to accompany the popular songs of the day). Also invo… Read more

"How do people taste?' A fair enough question when put to Tobias Schneebaum: artist, writer...cannibal. Schneebaum first gained notoriety in 1955. when the US State Department announced the New York … Read more

KING OF THE MARKET (Mark Abicht, 2001)
Siddique is embroiled in a dispute with his brother and former business associate over cash payments made in the dissolution of their partnership. Such friction is nothing new to Siddique, he is loca… Read more

L'AMOUR L'ARGENT L'AMOUR (Philip Gröning, 2000)
If love can conquer the wintry cold, hunger, poverty and even violence, then you're really swimming in the thick realms of commitment and obsession. When David (Florian Setter) loses his job as a con… Read more

La Soufrière (Werner Herzog, 1976)
When vulcanologists predicted that La Soufriere would erupt, Werner Herzog rushed to the small Caribbean island of Guadelope to capture the explosion The population had already been evacuated from th… Read more

LA SPAGNOLA (Steve Jacobs, 2000)
1960s Australia, not the swinging city, but a dusty fibro amidst scorched grass in the shadow of an oil refinery Lola (Lola Marceli) is an exotic Spanish woman, defiantly serving chorizos in a land o… Read more

LABYRINTH OF DREAMS (Ishii Sogo, 1997)
Tickets go cheap on the bus ride to hell. Tomiko is an over-worked conductor on a rural bus line. She receives a disturbing letter from a friend and co­worker claiming that Tomiko's former driver… Read more

LANTANA (Ray Lawrence, 2001)
Lantana is a stunning psychological thriller about love and deception from director Ray Lawrence (Bliss), producer Jan Chapman (The Piano) and screenwriter Andrew Bovell (Head On). ... As Detective L… Read more

LATE NIGHT SHOPPING (Saul Metzstein, 2000)
Vincent, a notorious womaniser, seduces a stranger faster than you can say 'Madeline Zozzocolovich', her name. This one tryst out of so many has dire consequences as fateful coincidence leads him fro… Read more

Lessons of Darkness (Werner Herzog, 1992)
First screened to rapt audiences at MIFF 1993, Lessons Of Darkness is Herzog's meditation on the apocalyptic aftermath of the Guff War. Tragedy and beauty are blended in aerial photography that glide… Read more

Little Grey Man (Errol Morris, 2000)
The best spy is invisible. Antonio Mendez didn't achieve invisibility (and a formidable reputation as a super spook) using James Bond technology, but by being a master of disguise Mendez was point ma… Read more

LITTLE OTIK (Jan Svankmajer, 2000)
With shades of David Lynch's Eraserhead, Jan Svankmajers Little Otik is an astonishing modern adaptation of a traditional Czech fairy-tale. Karel, the husband of a barren couple, attempts to console … Read more

LITTLE SENEGAL (Rachid Bouchareb, 2000)
In Little Senegal, French-Algerian director Rachid Bouchareb, finds simple, human terms to explore the dark legacy of violence and broken families created by American slavery. The film traces the his… Read more

LONELY HEARTS (Paul Cox, 1981)
Lonely Hearts is the irresistible story of an unlikely romance between a sexually repressed bank clerk and an eccentric, kleptomaniac, piano tuner who has recently escaped the clutches of a domineeri… Read more

Looking for Harvey (Jeremy Weinstein, 2000)
Australian film maker Jeremy Weinstein goes to Cannes during the film festival to track down his idol and namesake. Miramax boss. Harvey Weinstein. Jeremy's relentless search is spurred on by the sta… Read more

LOVE COME DOWN (Clement Virgo, 2000)
The Tales of Neville and Matthew, two brothers, one black and one white. They have been each others keeper since their family was torn apart by a decade old tragedey. Neville is a comedian struggling… Read more

MAIDS (Fernando Meirelles, Nando Olival, 2001)
Almost three million women in Brazil work as maids. The wealth of stories these women have to tell prompted directors Fernando Meirelles and Nando Oiival to make a comedy based on the award winning p… Read more

Mama, Look (Grant Thorburn, 2000)
The debris of abandoned buildings creates an ominous playground for a young Polish girl as she negotiates a world of isolation, poverty and neglect Mama. Look was made in Poland by British director G… Read more

MAN OF THE CROWDS (John Lvoff, 2001)
A church in Lisbon. A couple in their forties wanders away from a group of tourists. Suddenly the man collapses. In the mental health service his wife learns that her husband has suffered a psycholog… Read more

MARTHA... MARTHA (Sandrine Veysset, 2000)
"A depiction of French family life from director Sandrine Veyssett (Will it Snow For Christmas MIFF 1997). Martha is an unstable young woman given to fits of depression. She is clearly not the ideal … Read more

ME, YOU, THEM (Andrucha Waddington, 2000)
Darlene, heavily pregnant, waits in the dust outside a tumbled down church for a bridegroom who will never appear. Resigned to her fate, she leaves the Brazilian backwater she lives in to return thre… Read more

MEMENTO MORI (Kim Tae-Yong, Min Kyu Dong, 1999)
Equal parts Carrie-style supernatural thriller and seething lesbian love story, Memento Mori is a radically stylish Korean feature debut. High-schooler Min-ah happens upon a scarlet diary, a record o… Read more

MIOTTE BY RUIZ (Raoul Ruiz, 2001)
Over the course of three years, internationally renowned filmmaker Raul Ruiz (Time Regained, MIFF 2000) documented short but extremely intensive sessions with artist Jean Miotte at the painter's stud… Read more

Mr Debt (Errol Morris, 2001)
Credit Card maxxed out? Can't keep up the mortgage? Collection agents knocking at your door? Call Andrew Capoccia and within a couple of months the bank could owe you money! A white knight for the de… Read more

Mr Wasinski’s Song (Aidan Fennessy, 2001)
Mr Wasinski, a sixty-year-old Polish immigrant, recovers his hearing when a gauze is removed from deep within his eardrums But how does Mr Wasinski negotiate a sudden flurry of sound? To tell you wou… Read more

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