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Films Screened In 2002

FESTIVAL IN CANNES (Henry Jaglom, 2001)
Often regarded as the Woody Allen of the West Coast, veteran filmmaker Henry Jaglom's 13th feature is a mostly improvised satire of Hollywood wheeler-dealers with contract-signing fever, filmed amids… Read more

FILM IST. 7–12 (Gustav Deutsch, 2002)
Gustav Deutsch's Film ist. 1-6 intrigued MIFF 2000 audiences with its collection of rare and bizarre scientific footage. The follow-up project, Film ist. 7-12, adopts a similar structure of six theme… Read more

Film No. 1 (David Crosswaite, 1971)
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FIRST KILL (Coco Schrijber, 2001)
This unflinching documentary explores the minds of American soldiers who served a tour of duty in Vietnam, questioning them about the experience of the first time they took the life of a fellow human… Read more

FLASH OF A DREAM (Robert M. Fox, 2001)
Danish photographer Jacob Riis holds a rare accolade in the hearts of America, a country rarely known for recognising the power of foreigners to have a deep-seated effect on the way they live. In the… Read more

Floating (Chansoo Kim, 2001)
A floating man attracts a crowd of onlookers. After a comical series of failed rescue attempts, the man resumes his ascent. A warm and lyrical film that is sure to delight audiences. ... Read more

Focus (Peter Gidal, 1971)
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FOOTBALL, IRANIAN STYLE (Maziar Bahari, 2001)
In a country like Iran, where 75 per cent of the population is under 25, football can tell a lot about society and its people. While half the population, women, are not allowed to enter a stadium or … Read more

Footsteps (Marilyn Halford, 1974)
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Forest Bay II (Chris Welsby, 1973)
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Fortress Australia uncovers the brazen attempt by successive Australian governments to fortress the nation with atomic weapons. Recently released top secret documents finally allow this astonishing s… Read more

Foutaises (Jean-Pierre Jeunet, 1989)
Jean-Pierre Jeunet created a gem of a film that was so successful that it became an inspiration for the opening scenes of Amelie. In it, their muse Dominic Pinon plays a young man who makes an invent… Read more

GEORGIE GIRL (Annie Goldson, Peter Wells, 2001)
Annie Goldson made a serious impact on MIFF audiences in 1999 with her heart-rending documentary about the aftermath of the Dili massacre, Punitive Damage. Her latest work once again reflects a perso… Read more

GETTING MY BROTHER LAID (Sven Taddicken, 2001)
This heartwarming yet burlesque German comedy won audience hearts and the prized FIPRESCI Award at this year's Rotterdam International Film Festival - and in the first few minutes its not hard to see… Read more

Gloucester Road Groove (Jonathan Langran, 1968)
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Golden Gate (Palace II) (Fernando Meirelles, Katia Lund, 2001)
Golden Gate tells a gripping story of two kids living in one of the most violent favelas in Rio de Janeiro. All they want is some pocket money to go to a concert. This beautifully produced film scree… Read more

Goldfish (Alastair Reid, 2001)
A boy, a girl and the ultimate question. ... Read more

Gone Fishin’ (Christoph Simon, 2002)
The fishing trip of two old friends takes a turn for the worse when a joke doesn't go quite as planned. ... Read more

When Sam Phillips opened a storefront recording studio in Memphis 50 years ago, he tapped the rich musical vein of the Mississippi delta and instantly sparked a revolution. Sun Records superstars inc… Read more

Gösta & Lennart (Babak Najafi, 2001)
Lennart is in his fifties and has been abandoned by his gay partner. He finds love and happiness in the legacy of the affair - a four-year-old, 75-pound bulldog called Gösta. ... Read more

GRATEFUL DAWG (Gillian Grisman, 2000)
Grateful Dawg traces the decades long friendship between the Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia and bluegrass picker and musicologist, David Grisman, who met by chance at a Bill Monroe concert in 1964. ...… Read more

Gridlock (Dirk Beliën, 2001)
When a commuter uses his new mobile phone to call home he starts a comic chain reaction with deadly results. Lavish production values combine with razor sharp story telling in a cautionary tale about… Read more

GULPILIL: ONE RED BLOOD (Darlene Johnson, 2002)
On recently finishing his lead role in The Tracker (MIFF Opening Night film), David Gulpilil returned to the Yolgnu clan in Arnhem Land in Northern Australia, where his tribal status necessitates soc… Read more

Hall (Peter Gidal, 1969)
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Hand Grenade (Gill Eatherley, 1971)
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