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Films Screened In 2006

FLANDERS (Bruno Dumont, 2006)
Flanders took out the Grand Prix at this year's Cannes Film Festival. Sprung from the killing fields of World War 1 - quite literally, knee-deep in mud in the opening scene - Flanders is a primal and… Read more

Animated, documented and fully utilising the power of storytelling, these Aussie shorts include Accelerator alumni and previous best MIFF shorts award winners. ... Films include: ... Anne and Richard… Read more

A new work from iconoclast and MIFF regular Francois Ozon, plus the winner of the Silver Bear at the Berlin Film Festival from one of the most dynamic film cultures in the world. ... Films include: .… Read more

Gravity boots, mooseheads, a Palme d'Or winner and an Oscar nominee… There's remarkable invention and flights of imagination in this selection from Scandinavia. ... Films include: ... It's My … Read more

One record producer... The creators of the cult film and stage classic Hedwig and the Angry Inch... and some of the most influential indie rockers... They all come together to record a benefit album … Read more

Footsteps of Water, The (Alireza Darvish, 2006)
A symbolic search reminding us of all that we know and all that we don't know. A story about the quality of every level of life. Screened at Annecy Film Festival.---D/S Alireza Darvish P Carmen Perez… Read more

for interieur (Patrick Poubel, 2005)
A boy called Criquet shares fun times with his grandfather, who collects memories. When the old man dies, he leaves the boy a magical legacy.---D Patrick Poubel P Eric Pattedoie, Caroline Perchaud S … Read more

FRIDAY OR ANOTHER DAY (Yvan Le Moine, 2005)
Based on Michel Tournier's novel Vendredi ou le limbes du Pacifique (a reworking of Robinson Crusoe), Friday or Another Day charts the course of the relationship between a proud thespian and a sardon… Read more

From gold to grapes the story of landsborough (Al Macinnes, 2006)
In the tradition of 2005 MIFF prizewinner In My Day, local childrens' drawings and local adults' words are brought together to tell the tale of Victorian town Landsborough. Utterly charming.---D/S Al… Read more

FROM SHTETL TO SWING (Fabienne Rousso-Lenoir, 2005)
This lively documentary uses pristine archival footage to portray an ebullient story of musical metamorphosis - from the synagogue choirs of darkest Russia to Harlem hotspots, Tin Pan Alley, Broadway… Read more

FROZEN CITY (Aku Louhimies, 2005)
A searing salute to Scorsese's Taxi Driver, filmmaker Aku Louhimies based Frozen City on the fate of one of the characters from his television series Fragments (2003) and follows a narrative thread f… Read more

Armed with a Super 8 camera, Rick and Buddy surveyed the USA on an ofte-dangerous quest to seek out empty pools for skateboarding. Most evident precursor is Bruce Brown's The Endless Summer...except … Read more

Fumi and the Bad Luck Foot (David Chai, 2006)
Bad luck or good luck? It depends on your perspective. After surviving electrocution, moose attack and several runnings over, Fumi discovers a way to turn her curse into everyone else's blessing.---D… Read more

FUNKY FOREST: THE FIRST CONTACT (Katsuhito Ishii, Shunichiro Miki, ANSKZ, )
Katsuhti Ishii teams up with two like-minded directors and creates a film, well, from another planet! Funky Forest invites you to get out of your mind and experience a world where the secrets of the … Read more

FUNNY HA HA (Andrew Bujalski, 2004)
Shot in 16mm, FUNNY HA HA examines life after college in an understated and moving way. Written, directed, and co-starring indie darling Andrew Bujalski (Mutual Appreciation, MIFF 06), the film featu… Read more

Funny Pets - Black Hole, Photography, Ghost and Flight (Ryuchi Masuda, 2005)
Aliens, Corona and Crescent live as the pets of Betty Boop-style starlet Funny after crash-landing on earth. Despite its sugar-coated look, this series from the creator of Mr Stain on Junk Alley is t… Read more

GABRIELLE (Patrice Chéreau, 2005)
“Outbursts of honesty and extremes of secrecy, moments of doubt and founded or unfounded joy… it's all there.” - Venice Film Festival Envied for their success, the master and mistress of t… Read more

GAMBLER (Phie Ambo, 2005)
Phie Ambo's documentary sees her turning the camera on fellow Danish filmmaker, Nicholas Winding Refn, detailing his real-life tale of risk and sacrifice. ... After crashlanding in Cannes with the gr… Read more

Get Bizzy (Henry Cruickshank, 2005)
What does it take to succeed as an ‘animation star'? Three out-of-work animated characters envy a friend's success - and animation takes a comical look in the mirror in the process.---D Henry Cruic… Read more

GIE (Riri Riza, 2005)
“One of the most ambitious films ever made in Indonesia.” - Rotterdam International Film Festival Low in budget but epic in nature, significance and scale, Riri Riza's Gie is a chronological biog… Read more

GLOBAL HAYWIRE (Bruce Petty, 2006)
Written, directed and animated by Oscar-winning filmmaker and cartoonist Bruce Petty, Global Haywire is a documentary fable, threading live action and animation with stunning dynamism and originality… Read more

Often hailed as the pinnacle of Chinese silent cinema, The Goddess (1934) was the penultimate film of silent film superstar Ruan Lingyu. ... It is the story of a single mother (Ruan Lingyu) who must … Read more

GRBAVICA (Jasmila Zbanic, 2006)
Winner of the Golden Bear, Peace Film Award and Prize of the Ecumenical Jury at this year's Berlin Film Festival. ... Named after the neighbourhood adjacent to where the film's writer-director was ra… Read more

In the nightlife districts of Osaka and Tokyo, a slightly different form of entertainment is taking place. In ‘host bars', charming young men laugh and flirt with women - and are paid handsomely fo… Read more

GREAT YOKAI WAR, THE (Takashi Miike, 2005)
Yokai / n. pl. Bizarre-looking monsters and supernatural beings from Japanese folklore who like to play tricks on unsuspecting humans. Eight-year-old Tadashi, a meek schoolboy from a broken family, f… Read more

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