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Films Screened In 2006

GUERNSEY (Nanouk Leopold, 2005)
Writer-director Nanouk Leopold's impressive second feature delves into notions of how we create distances and fall out of phase with one another. ... A strong-willed, thirty-something, wife and mothe… Read more

Guide Dog (Bill Plympton, 2006)
An enthusiastic but unqualified hound answers an advertisment for a guide dog and finds the challenge a lot more difficult than expected. A sequel to the Oscar nominated Guard Dog.---D/S Bill Plympyo… Read more

GUNSMOKE BLUES (Michael Burlingame, 2004)
One weekend in November 1971, blues freak Link Wyler and his buddies from the Gunsmoke television crew gave in to temptation... They bolted to Hollywood during a production hiatus to film blues legen… Read more

Habitat (Lars Arrhenius, Johannes Müntzing, )
A graphic depiction of inner city living. No matter how desirable one's apartment may be you cannot chose your neighbours.---D/P/S Lars Arrhenius, Johannes Muntzing WS Swedish Film Institute L no dia… Read more

Happy Birthday Yemima (Yishai Orian, 2005)
Yemima's family believe that she is the reincarnation of her late grandmother. ... Read more

Hard Lines (Benoit Tetelin, 2005)
Children ring, whispering terrible secrets. A young woman counsels them while struggling to deal with her own abusive childhood. A beautiful and devastating film about saving others, and oneself.---D… Read more

HAWK IS DYING, THE (Julian Goldberger, 2005)
The Hawk is Dying screened as part of Director's Fortnight at this year's Cannes Film Festival. Character actor of the moment Paul Giamatti (Sideways, Cinderella Man) turns in another consummate perf… Read more

Head Shot (Dennis Heaton, 2005)
In this satire on the quest for celebrity, an actor finds out his audition is actually a snuff film...and they're not giving him the part.---D/S Dennis Heaton P Karen Lam L English TD 16mm/col/2005/6… Read more

HEADING SOUTH (Laurent Cantet, 2005)
Heading South was a multi award-winner at the Venice Film Festival. ... Haiti in the 1970s may have been an island paradise for some - but it was a brutal reality for those subjected to “Baby Doc… Read more

HEART, BEATING IN THE DARK (Nagasaki Shunichi, 2005)
Heart, Beating in the Dark is a remake, a sequel, a making of and a continuation of Nagasaki's 1982 Super 8 classic of the same name. It is also, according to the Rotterdam Film Festival, “the fine… Read more

Heavy Metal Jr (Chris Waitt, 2005)
‘Hatred' a loud metal band from Wales with an average age of 10. This documentary follows their shambolic preparations for their first gig. ... Read more

HERO'S JOURNEY, A (Grace Phan, 2006)
Xanana Gusmão is a living legend. This poet-guerilla led the 24-year war against Indonesian occupation of East Timor, seven of those years from a prison in Jakarta. While the word ‘hero' is … Read more

Hock Hiop Leong (Royston Tan, 2001)
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

Holiday (Laurence Coriat, 2004)
A stolen car and some spliffs on a summers day…a holiday of sorts. A beautiful study of wounded, conflicted adolescence and fragile relationships. Directed by Laurence Coriat (writer of Michae… Read more

Home (Marc Brummund, 2005)
All is not as it seems when an elderly man returns home, only to be greeted by burglars. This mini thriller will keep you guessing until the last frame.---D Marc Brummond P Katharina Dulner S Christi… Read more

HOST AND GUEST (Shin Dong-il, 2005)
“A virtual two-hander between an ornery skeptic and a young evangelist… with Host and Guest first time writer-director Dong-il Shin has fashioned a thoughtful, witty and involving gem.” - … Read more

HOST, THE (Bong Joon-ho, 2005)
Screened in Director's Fortnight, this film is, at once, a revelation (one of the few at Cannes this year) and a reaffirmation of filmmaker Bong Joon-ho's ability to mould humour, socio-political sat… Read more

HOUSE OF SAND, THE (Andrucha Waddington, 2005)
“The physical, emotional and cosmic unite in Andrucha Waddington's powerful The House of Sand… magnificently renders a fresh view of life on planet Earth.” - Variety ... This epic drama pl… Read more

“Somebody once asked me, ‘Melvin, how'd you get to the top?'. It was simple. Nobody would let me in at the bottom.” - Melvin Van Peebles, 1986 ... While the revolutionary 1971 film, Sweet Sweet… Read more

HOW TO FIX THE WORLD (Abina Manning (Curator), )
This is a curated selection of innovative international video works assembled for MIFF and Melbourne On Screen by Abina Manning and the Video Data Bank (, which share a common regard for the … Read more

HUNT ANGELS (Alec Morgan, 2005)
A dark and dangerous episode in Australia's cinema history is vibrantly reanimated and reinterpreted through Hunt Angels. Using innovative digital composite techniques never before utilised in an Aus… Read more

I FOR INDIA (Sandhya Suri, 2005)
In 1965, Yash Pal Suri left India for the UK. The first thing he did on his arrival in England was buy two Super 8 cameras, two projectors and two reel-to-reel recorders. One set of equipment he sent… Read more

I SAW BEN BARKA GET KILLED (Serge Le Péron, 2005)
In this stylish pulp thriller and political story, filmmaker Serge Le Péron brings to light one of the strangest and most disturbing episodes in French history - the unsolved and topical disappearan… Read more

IF YOU WERE ME: ANIMA VISION (Yoo Jinee, Kwon Oh-sung, 5 Directors Team, Amy Lee, Lee Sung-gang, Park Jae-dong, 2005)
Taking their cues from the umbrella theme of ‘prejudice', highly talented Korean animators have put their minds together to create If You Were Me: Anima Vision, a collection of six animated shorts.… Read more

IN BETWEEN DAYS (So Yong Kim, 2006)
A Korean-born girl in the USA struggles with teenage alienation in this expressive film from first-time director So Yong Kim. First-generation immigrant Aimie lives with her mother in the north east … Read more

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