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Films Screened In 2006

In God We Trust (Jason Reitman, 1999)
Take a 16-minute thrill ride as the 'dead' Robert arrives to be assessed in purgatory.From the director of Thank You For Smoking, special MIFF guest Jason Reitman, see this short screen with his debu… Read more

IN THE PIT (Juan Carlos Rulfo, 2005)
In the Pit won the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival. Mexico City, one of the world's most populous urban centres, bustles daily with over three million cars, travelling in and out and a… Read more

INTO GREAT SILENCE (Philip Gröning, 2005)
Into Great Silence was winner of a Special Jury Prize at this year's Sundance Film Festival. Nestled in the French Alps, the Grand Chartreuse monastery is home to the Carthusian Order, one of the mos… Read more

Invasion (Matt Abbiss, 2005)
Life on a peaceful if rather rain-sodden island is disrupted by an uninvited guest. Commissioned by Channel 4 and directed by 2004 RCA graduate Matt Abbiss.---D/S Matt Abliss P/WS Sherbert L English … Read more

INVISIBLE WAVES (Pen-ek Ratanaruang, 2005)
“If Jacques Tati, the French comic absurdist, had ever made a gangster thriller, it probably would have looked like Invisible Waves.” - Hollywood Reporter This ethereal existential offering from … Read more

IRAQ IN FRAGMENTS (James Longley, 2005)
“A production of startling audacity and aesthetic provocation... if (director, James) Longley's astonishing feat of poetic agitation has a precedent in the entire history of documentary, I'm not aw… Read more

It's My Turn now (JÖrgen Hjerdt, 2005)
Stumbling to the ground with a basket of clean washing, a woman lies contemplatively in the autumn dirt. A gently playful comedy of an every-day heroine, patiently awaiting her just reward.---D/S Jö… Read more

IT'S WINTER (Rafi Pitts, 2005)
It's Winter was in Official Competition at this year's Berlin Film Festival. ... Khatoun and her daughter are abandoned when her husband searches for work elsewhere. Months pass. His family doesn't r… Read more

JONESTOWN: THE LIFE AND DEATH OF PEOPLE'S TEMPLE (Stanley Nelson, 2006)
On November 18, 1978, over 900 members of preacher Jim Jones' Peoples Temple died by drinking cyanide-laced Kool-Aid in the largest mass suicide/murder in history. ... On the surface, Jim Jones and h… Read more

KANYINI (Melanie Hogan, 2006)
“Anyone coming cold to the story of Australia's Indigenous disgrace will no longer be ignorant after seeing this beautifully shot film.”- George Negus A hard-hitting and necessary film, Kanyini (… Read more

KILOMETRE ZERO (Hiner Saleem, 2005)
Kilometre Zero screened in Official Competition at last year's Cannes Film Festival. Veering between playful black comedy and telling commentary on the historical ethnic tensions that continue to wra… Read more

KZ (Rex Bloomstein, 2005)
KZ was nominated for a Grand Jury Prize at this year's Sundance Film Festival. How do people live with the ghosts of the past? How do you live your life knowing that, in the very recent past, atrocit… Read more

LA PERRERA (Manuel Nieto Zas, 2006)
La Perrera was winner of a Tiger Award at this year's Rotterdam International Film Festival. David is a slacker: a lazy, sex-obsessed pothead. His father, Ruben, despairing of David's apathetic attit… Read more

LAST DAYS OF YASSER ARAFAT, THE (Sherine Salama, 2006)
The Last Days of Yasser Arafat tells the final chapter in the story of one of the most controversial public figures of our time. In September 2003, Palestinian-Australian filmmaker Sherine Salama tra… Read more

Last Factory, The (Felipe Nepomuceno, 2005)
This evocative one-shot film depicts the daily life and fragmented aural memories of PolySom, the last vinyl record factory in Latin America. ... Read more

Last Men Standing (Sasha Djurkovic, 2005)
The miners of Tower Colliery bought their pit believing they were securing the future of their community. This is a compelling yet chilling portrait of this community ten years on.---D/P/S Sasha Maja… Read more

Last Supper (Johannes Hammel, 2005)
Before long, the unknown families' outings and coffee klatches, documented in the original home movies for themselves and thier children, will no longer be recognisable. In the same way as the memori… Read more

LAST TRAIN TO FREO (Jeremy Sims, 2006)
Told in real time using a solitary claustrophobic location, Last Train to Freo is a tense psychological drama about five individuals who discover they're not who they think they are. It starts with t… Read more

Le Rouge au Sol (Maxime Giraux, 2005)
A young man goes shopping with his mother after a tumultous night out. a conversation filled with uncomfortable dialogue takes place en route to their destination. ... Read more

LEGEND OF TIME, THE (Isaki Lacuesta, 2005)
An elliptical blend of documentary and fiction, The Legend of Time is an exploration of two lives on the native island of Spain's legendary flamenco singer, Camarón. The first tale in this film foll… Read more

LENZ (Thomas Imbach, 2006)
With a sweeping grandeur and the elemental passion and curiosity we've come to associate with Werner Herzog, director Thomas Imbach's Lenz creates an unconventional portrait of a tortured visionary c… Read more

LIKE MINDS (Gregory J Read, 2006)
A taut psychological thriller, Like Minds was originally conceived as a documentary before turning into a fictional drama, stemming from filmmaker Gregory J. Read's fascination into what makes serial… Read more

LINDA LINDA LINDA (Nobuhiro Yamashita, 2005)
Trouble strikes a high-school, teen-girl band on the eve of their performance at the school's festival. The lead guitarist has broken her finger and the lead singer has split. The remaining band memb… Read more

LION IN THE HOUSE, A (Steven Bognar, Julia Reichert, 2006)
“The old adage that no great movie is too long applies in spades to A Lion in the House, an astonishing four-hour documentary that takes on a very difficult subject - children with cancer - and ren… Read more

LITTLE TRIP TO HEAVEN, A (Baltasar Kormákur, 2005)
“A filmmaker enters Coen brothers territory at his own risk. Baltasar Kormákur crosses that border with A Little Trip to Heaven, a film with Fargo on its mind.” - Hollywood Reporter ... A finely… Read more

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