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Films Screened In 2002

At The Academy (Guy Sherwin, 1974)
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AUSTRALIAN RULES (Paul Goldman, 2002)
australian rules premiered at 2002 Sundance Film Festival to audiences entranced by an enormously moving, immensely satisfying drama by first-time director Paul Goldman. The film is a sensitive but o… Read more

AVALON (Oshii Mamoru, 2001)
Avalon is an illegal and potentially lethal computer game - a battlefield simulation where players win money to support themselves in a cold, dystopic future. Ash has reached the exalted warrior clas… Read more

Avoca (Neirda Moore, 2001)
Avoca traces the filmmaker's memories of growing up in a small coastal town, amidst the burgeoning beach culture of the 70s. A poignant and revealing testimony, it blends Australian popular history w… Read more

Aztec West Series (Sergio Delfino, Darren Robbie, Seth Watkins, 2001)
Three more surprising shorts from the Aardman studio. Non-Domestic Appliance, about a matador's duel to the death, with a surreal twist; Ernest, an irreverent and frenetic account of one man's life f… Read more

B-52 (Harmut Bitomsky, 2001)
A fetishistic, slyly humorous history of one of America's great war machines, the B-52 bomber. Director Harmut Bitomsky is as fascinated by this gargantuan jet's place in the global power structure a… Read more

Babies on the Sun (Garine Torossian, 2001)
Re-filmed cut-out images from children's books are reprocessed further through slide and computer. These visual delicacies flutter and stutter, acting as a kind of rhythm section to the Sparklehorse … Read more

BAD GUY (Kim Ki-Duk, 2001)
Hang Gi, a tough pimp ruling his brothel with an iron fist, has a huge chip on his shoulder. Moments after setting eyes on Seon-hwa, a pretty and proper college student, he forces her to kiss him, in… Read more

Bamboleho (Luis Prieto, 2001)
As a child Migue ran away from a family home ravaged by poverty. As a teenager he finds a new home and family; living on the rooftops of Barcelona with his girlfriend Mara and an illegal immigrant Ah… Read more

BARAN (Majid Majidi, 2001)
The films of Majid Majidi - including Children of Heaven (1999) and The Colour of Paradise (2000) - have captivated MIFF audiences. With Baran, a stand out film at Rotterdam, Toronto and New York Fil… Read more

Barcode (Adriaan Lokman, 2001)
Barcode is an animated road movie that takes the viewer through an abstract virtual landscape of light and shadow. Screened at Rotterdam Festival this is a computer-generated choreography of light an… Read more

Behave (Bart Borghesi, 2002)
A surreal and humorous film about escaping the claustrophobia of suburban life. A teenage boy cleans his room, feeds his cat, says goodbye to his parents and silently disappears. Behave is a beautifu… Read more

BEYOND THE ROYAL VEIL (Catherine Marciniak, Sarina Singh, 2002)
Only two generations ago, India was divided into hundteds of feudal kingdoms ruled by princes. Even under British rule they had the power of life and death over their subjects. Upon India's independe… Read more

BIG MAMA (Kon Ichikawa, 2001)
"Okatsu is a widow raising five children - adults but still mama-dependent - in mid-eighteenth century Edo, Japan. Her frugality attracts unflattering comment even amid national tough times (the regi… Read more

Bing (Eron Sheean, 2002)
In a bleak urban landscape, an old man pulls out a tooth triggering a memory of his proudest moment. Surrounded by decay the old man relives his childlike sense of joyful expectation. ... Read more

BIRDCAGE INN (Kim Ki-Duk, 1998)
Touring Berlin, Montreal, Moscow and LA Film Festivals, Kim's third film shook audiences with its haunting images of two women reconciling polar differences. Unique in positioning two female characte… Read more

BLACK CHICKS TALKING (Leah Purcell, 2002)
Black Chicks Talking is an engaging documentary that filters the politics and issues of Black Australia through the lives of five contemporary Aboriginal women of disparate backgrounds. The feature c… Read more

Blind Spot (Michelle Lippitt, 2001)
An evocative exploration of emotional landscapes, Blind Spot flickers on the retina like a poignant memory. Its conscious stream of fragmented images and enigmatically composed soundtrack slip in and… Read more

BLOODY SUNDAY (Paul Greengrass, 2001)
On Sunday 30 January 1972 a British paratrooper unit shot dead 13 unarmed civilians taking part in a march for peace in Derry, Northern Ireland. Thirty years later, the killers still haven't got thei… Read more

Blow (Marie Craven, 2001)
Rebecca, 15, is struggling with something big. Every morning, she sneezes violently. Exactly nine sneezes every time, her mother insists. Rebecca feels allergic to life, and needs to admit a big secr… Read more

BLUE SPRING (Toyoda Toshiaki, 2001)
Blue Spring is about high school anarchy, hairstyles and rock'n'roll. In a school where the students set the rules while teachers are dangled from windows, students play a deadly game of chicken to d… Read more

BLUE VINYL (Judith Helfand, Daniel B Gold, 2001)
"Arguing that vinyl is the most potentially deadly consumer product on the planet, Blue Vinyl doesn't just draw our attention to the lurking danger. Rather, this enormously entertaining documentary t… Read more

BORDERS (Mostéfa Djadjam, 2000)
Torn by famine and political turmoil, a disparate group of Africans, six men and one woman, cling to the dream of Europe. They are brought together through a variety of past hardships, lives in limbo… Read more

BOUND FOR PLEASURE (David Blyth, 2001)
Now that New Zealand is synonymous with The Lord of the Rings, don't think that all Kiwi dark pleasures are confined to the subterranean lairs of Trolls. Director David Blyth has embarked on his own … Read more

Broadwalk (William Raban, 1972)
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