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Films Screened In 2002

"Lilia has lived an increasingly lonely existence since the death of her husband. Her teenage daughter, Salma, is always at school, or out with friends, leaving her mother to eat her meals alone ... and obsessively dust and clean the house. All that changes when she goes to see Salma at her dancing ... Read more
The wreckage of a Daihatsu Charade stands outside an old warehouse in Hamburg's docklands. Suddenly the car bursts into life. A tribute to stillness and motion. A road movie in one minute. Screened in Berlin. ... Read more
Roberto Succo is a name many French would rather forget. A disaffected but charismatic lone wolf killer who prowled the south of France in the early 80s, Succo's fame turned life into art - then art into politics - when French police protested at the film's inclusion in Cannes last year. ... At 19 ... Read more
In Rachel Griffiths' Roundabout, an ordinary man heads for work and never makes it. A sudden event triggers a previously unrevealed fragility and he spirals out of control. Endlessly circling, he is lost to the world and to himself. ... Read more
The actions of day-to-day life are not as clear and obvious as one might think. Liesbeth Worm provides a whole new perspective on our daily routines by breathing life into everyday objects. A fascinating visual experience. ... Read more
Unlikely radicals, these two Jewish grandmothers relate how a longstanding friendship as wives and mothers turned into a passionate, long-lasting love affair. Singularly unselfconscious on camera, Ruthie and Connie shine for their honesty and courage to do what feels right in the face of suburban ... Read more
Tashi, a brilliant young Buddhist monk has just completed three years of solitary meditation amidst the splendor of the Himalayas. Brought out of a deep trance, he is taken back to his ancient monastery where he slowly recovers his strength. But Tashi's return has unexpected results. Despite a life ... Read more
A momentous day in the life of a small boy who lives in a remote, picturesque mountain village in Kyrghyzstan. On this day he passes into a new stage of life - not yet adult but no longer a baby. ... Read more
Displaying an absolute mastery of moving oil paint on glass, this is the story of two travelling monks who meet and part on more than one occasion. ... Read more
"Screamin' Jay Hawkins is just like Snoop Dogg. You ask him how many men he's killed!" One of the many fascinating disclosures in the first ever documentary about the underground R&B legend. Known the world over for his signature tune, I Put a Spell on You, Hawkins survived WWII, the Mafia, racism ... Read more
In a small country town, an ex-AFL footballer's obsession with his long past career begins to affect his family with tragic results. In family and football you can only push so far. ... Read more
Supported through Rotterdam Film Festivals Hubert Bals Fund for innovative talent in developing countries, Secret Ballot is a sharply evocative political allegory. It's also something of a rarity for an Iranian film: a deadpan comedy. Director Babak Payami gives this quirky drama a formal, subdued ... Read more
John is the provider and guardian of his younger brother Gabriel, who is mentally challenged. Partly shown through the eyes of Gabriel and his digital camera, Seven Chocolate presents the drastic events that take place when their routine is upset by an unwitting outsider. ... Read more
In this groundbreaking documentary on the mid-late 60s campaign that allowed General Suharto's New Order to seize control from President Sukarno, witnesses dare to speak for the first time: those who in one way or another became victims of paranoia and power. ... Building on accounts of mass ... Read more
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What will hush a disconsolate child? A bleakly funny examination of the human condition. This startling hand-drawn animation sets a cracking pace as we are whirled into the realm of the subconscious. ... Read more
A baby squid and a lump of fetta cheese fight to the death in a guy's bowels. ... Read more
An actor prepares for his scene in a Hollywood remake of Truffaut's classic Shoot the Pianist, while anxiously awaiting news from his wife who is heavily pregnant with their first child. A black comedy about the all consuming nature of the American film industry. ... Read more
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A man and woman are joined together at the back as brother and sister, they must share the one body and accept their fate. They care for each other but love drives them apart. ... Read more
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