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Films Screened In 2006

Brothers, Let Us Be Merry (Ulrich Seidl, 2006)
"Brothers, let us be merry, bravely defy your troubles." So advises the slave's song in Mozart's Zaide while two men sit and stare, grimly determined to fulfil cinema's scopophilic potential.--- D/P/… Read more

BUBBLE (Steven Soderbergh, 2005)
“Soderbergh and screenwriter Coleman Hough aren't interested in creating a coy whodunit so much as evoking the deeper, less romantic mysteries of people - and it's riveting.” - Washington Post ..… Read more

BYE BYE BERLUSCONI (Jan Henrik Stahlberg, 2006)
Bye Bye Berlusconi! screened at this year's Berlin Film Festival where it was a multi-award winner. ... Thoroughly scrambling make-believe with reality, German director Jan Henrik Stahlberg has conco… Read more

C.R.A.Z.Y (Jean-Marc Vallée, 2005)
C.R.A.Z.Y. bagged the award for Best Canadian Feature Film at the Toronto International Film Festival, just after its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival. ... A rollicking coming-of-age tale, … Read more

Careless Whisper (Royston Tan, 2005)
Born in Singapore in 1976, Royston Tan has been heralded as Singapore's most promising young filmmaker and its latest cult icon. Stemming from a music video-making background, Tan has collected over … Read more

Cat & Claudia, The (Lily Coates, 2005)
When Claudia's cat knocks a lamp into the bath where her owner is relaxing, you'd expect the owner to die and then remain in the tub, wouldn't you? A bold and inventive gem. ... Filmmaker Lily Coates… Read more

CAVE OF THE YELLOW DOG, THE (Byambasuren Davaa, 2005)
Following the hugely successful The Story of the Weeping Camel, Mongolian-born and German-trained filmmaker Byambasuren Davaa delivers a thought-provoking and gentle mélange of documentary and drama… Read more

CHAMPIONS (David Wike, 2006)
Off-kilter with a refreshingly sly wink to the great outdoors (think Deliverance as psychotherapy), Champions sees actor David Wike in his directing debut. The result is a tight ensemble piece that t… Read more

Checkpoint (Ben Phelps, 2006)
Driving on a deserted road in rural Australia, Nedal and his family are stopped by three armed soldiers. As the intentions of the soldiers become clear, Nedal realizes that the safety of his wife and… Read more

CHRONOPOLIS (David Shea, )
A Music Cinema Performance by David Shea ... Futuristic, forbidding and totally original, Chronopolis is a work composed by David Shea for musical ensemble, film collage and narration, which tells th… Read more

CIRCLE, THE (Jafar Panahi, 2000)
The Circle was a multiple award-winner at the Venice Film Festival in 2000. ... A tour de force, The Circle depicts the plight of several Iranian women oppressed solely for being born female in a mal… Read more

CLIMATES (Nuri Bilge Ceylan, 2006)
Climates won the Fipresci Award at this year's Cannes Film Festival. ... “In terms of what faces can express, without ever doing too much, Climates puts Ceylan on a par with Ingmar Bergman.” - Sc… Read more

COCAINE COWBOYS (Billy Corben, 2006)
Remember Al Pacino's Tony Montana in Brian De Palma's Scarface? ... Miami, once a modest, coastal, melting-pot city, was transformed almost overnight into a glitzy metropolis when it became the main … Read more

COLOSSAL YOUTH (Pedro Costa, )
“It's no exaggeration to say that Colossal Youth was the single most divisive film at Cannes in 2006.” - LA Weekly ... Mining material from his films Bones and In Vanda's Room, filmmaker Pedro Co… Read more

Cotopaxi (Zach Copping, 2005)
A unique tragi-comic tale about Alistar, who after years of avoiding his past, returns with camera crew in tow to 'rescue' his sister from a hippy commune in the Scottish Highlands. ---D/S Zack Coppi… Read more

Cow Tipping (Marc Brummund, 2005)
In the spirit of Rebel Without A Cause, this coming-of-age hybrid tells the story of Jan who races against his abusive elder brother in an illegal moped race.---D Marc Brummund P Florian Gees S Fabia… Read more

CRIMSON GOLD (Jafar Panahi, 2003)
Crimson Gold was selected as the Closing Night film of Un Certain Regard and winner of the Jury Award, Un Certain Regard, at the Cannes Film Festival. ... An intimate and absorbing drama, Crimson Gol… Read more

Cross Tie (Joel Pizzini, 2005)
A portrait of place: trains, artificial light, time and memory give form to forces that drift amidst the darkness of the daily journey. ---D/S Joel Pizzini P Robson Rumin, Paloma Cinematogárfica WS … Read more

Cut (Royston Tan, )
Born in Singapore in 1976, Royston Tan has been heralded as Singapore's most promising young filmmaker and its latest cult icon. Stemming from a music video-making background, Tan has collected over … Read more

D.I.Y (Royston Tan, 2005)
Born in Singapore in 1976, Royston Tan has been heralded as Singapore's most promising young filmmaker and its latest cult icon. Stemming from a music video-making background, Tan has collected over … Read more

DAM STREET (Yu Li, 2005)
A cross-generational story of ostracism, love and the legacy of the past, Dam Street chronicles the life of a woman whose teenage indiscretion continues to haunt her years after the event. ... In a r… Read more

Dance, The (Sian Davies, 2006)
The Dance features a cast of non-actors in a raw and sometimes confronting snapshot of disenfranchised suburban teens. ... Director Sian Davies will introduce the session on Monday 7 August, 3pm at A… Read more

DARKON (Andrew Neel & Luke Meyer, 2006)
Darkon was the winner of the Audience Award for Best Documentary, SXSW. ... Each weekend, on the sweeping soccer fields of Baltimore, they gather. An epic war is taking place and at stake are the ric… Read more

Death of the Revolution (Chris Blaine, Ben Blaine, 2005)
Uplifting and very funny. ''You have nothing to lose except your break-time biscuit and the year five rights on the climbing frame.” When 10-year-old Tony is told off for stealing a pencil, he is g… Read more

DELIVER US FROM EVIL (Amy Berg, 2006)
Delving beneath a church cover-up far more insidious than that depicted in Dan Brown's fanciful Da Vinci Code, Amy Berg tells of the long-standing conspiracy within the Catholic Church to protect kno… Read more

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