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Films Screened In 2007

A patient journey to the heart of the ancient Central Asian steppe where one man is hunting for treasure. But perhaps he's also trying to save his soul… Driven by a mysterious force, a Parisian teacher heads east. When his car breaks down in Kazakhstan, he decides to continue on foot ... Read more
In this exquisitely shot work filmmaker and cinematographer, Steffan Lamm revisits his personal archive of unused footage. Throughout the six ‘episodes' he gently discovers a union and in doing so encourages contemplation of meaning and mortality.--- D/S Steffan Lamm P Klara Bjork, Daniella Prah ... Read more
The chaotic life force of India sits starkly next to the measured pace of France in Benoit Jacquot's new film, characteristically drawing a line between the inner and outer world of his characters. In The Untouchable, that world belongs to the young actress Jeanne (Islid Le Besco, who won Best ... Read more
He kills, laughing. That's the kind he is. Often touted as a Japanese In Cold Blood, Vengeance is Mine sees Shohei Imamura energetically depict a true-life murderer who kept evading a police dragnet across Japan. Based on the 1975 novel by Ryuzo Saki, the story unpacks in a series of flashbacks ... Read more
Meet Moncef Kahloucha, Tunisia's very own Quentin Tarantino. Tunisia is not a country renowned for its film industry. Apparently, no one told this to Moncef Kahloucha. A charismatic, impassioned house painter, he always harboured a great love for cinema, especially 70s genre films. Armed with his ... Read more
In Video Diaries: Dying for Publicity, Chris Steele-Perkins bears witness to the infinite sorrows of Africa. At times unbearably poignant and painfully honest, he documents famine and disease in Somalia and the Sudan while questioning the complex business of trying to make a difference through ... Read more
Set in the near future, the government has taken steps to control rebellious youth. Unruly younger people must be reprogrammed to better fit into current society. Mind images associated with youth culture must be replaced by implanting the society's norm. ... ---D/S/P Kole Onile-ere WS British ... Read more
A lonely woman who lives with her daughter in disconnected silence sews herself a new man from discarded rags. His presence exacerbates tension in the mother-daughter relationship. An unconventional drama of lonliness and redemption. ... D Paul Andersen S Rachel Bowen P Sacha Rodriguez, Miranda ... Read more
A multiple award-winner, as well as short-listed for the Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film. Vitus not only plays the piano like a virtuoso, he possesses ultra-sonic hearing and a propensity for reading the encyclopaedia. In other words, he is an extraordinary boy. Everyone anticipates a ... Read more
Director Anna Biller will be a guest of the festival and will be introducing the first screening of Viva ... “You're not only a whore, you're a filthy lesbian.” Dangerously sheer negligees, kitsch décor and sizzling innuendos feature in this lurid tribute to sexploitation cinema of the 60s and ... Read more
“An impressionistic rendering of life in a destroyed city.” - Variety Voices of Bam offers a poetic view of life struggling to resurrect itself in a ruined city. In December 2003, a major earthquake struck the ancient Iranian city of Bam, reducing it to rubble and killing almost a third of its ... Read more
“Very entertaining, often hilarious no-budget mock documentary about a fictional land rights claim.” - NZ Herald The 2005 discovery of a cannonball buried for 138 years in a paddock throws Waimate into turmoil. It's all the Maori locals need to confirm their long-held belief that they were ... Read more
The major African film of the decade. Set in a Mauritanian coastal town that functions as a transit point, filmmaker Abderrahmane Sissako's Waiting for Happiness is a poignant and poetic reflection on themes of exile, travel, home and displacement. Nouadhibou is a windblown village of mainly ... Read more
Features new footage of Warhol, Edie Sedgwick and what may be the earliest known film of The Velvet Underground. In 1966, Danny Williams, Andy Warhol's lover and a permanent fixture at the Warhol Factory, disappeared. Williams had been living life in the fast lane, documenting the goings-on at the ... Read more
A lifelong bond between a teenage boy and his dog is coming to an end. Bottled up, his grief becomes a wall that sits between him and the people that he loves. Staying strong can be hard, especially when you're losing your best friend. ... ---D/S Amy Gebhardt P Donna Sennett WS Australian Film ... Read more
Rejecting an offer to be embedded as a filmmaker in Iraq, Deborah Scranton instead equipped US soldiers with cameras and let them shoot their Iraq tour of duty. The result is The War Tapes. Edited down from over one thousand hours of footage, the doco follows the daily lives of three soldiers in ... Read more
WAn enraged ten-year-old boy flees into the wilderness to start a tribe of his own.--- ... D/S David Garrett P Kaer Vanice TD video/col/2007/10mins ... Read more
In Southern Lebanon, beneath a crumbling crusader fortress, Beaufort Castle marks a spot that has seen hundreds of years of conflict. Beaufort was held by Israel from the early 80s with the last Israeli forces pulled out in 2000. Although the fort was subjected to a barrage of Hezbollah rockets ... Read more
Two teenagers live in a small Mexican town. Sofia wants to leave. Jonas has to decide whether to stay or leave with her. Winner of the Palme d'Or, Best Short Film at Cannes 2007.--- ... D/P/S Elisa Miller WS Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica (CCC) TD 35mm/col/2006/13mins ... Read more
A woman tries to retrieve her sole companion in life: her cow. ... --- ... D/S Celso Garcia P Iván Ávila WS Mexican Film Institute L Spanish w/English subtitles TD 35mm/col/2006/12mins ... Read more
Filmed over three years, this remarkable story sees a group of children use soaring music to overcome hardship and loss. Life has not been easy for 12 year-old Slindile and her friends at the Agape Orphanage in South Africa. Most of the children have lost their parents to AIDS. As they continue to ... Read more
The Nigerian film industry - aka Nollywood - is booming. By shooting all films on digital video, the industry has compressed production schedules into a matter of days. Taking films directly to Lagos' Idumota electronics market and selling them as home videos has simplified the ‘distribution' ... Read more
What The Future Sounded Like Australia What The Future Sounded Like colours in a lost chapter in music history, uncovering a group of composers and innovators who harnessed technology and new ideas to re-imagine the boundaries of music and sound. Features music from Pink Floyd, Hawkwind, Roxy Music ... Read more
On the infamous Gordon Estate in Dubbo, the entire community has been given an eviction notice. Within three years, all their homes will be demolished. In this powerful documentary, the community speaks for the first time about the issues they face and about being black in a regional town like ... Read more
Marco...Polo......Bangers...mash......Strawberries...cream......' Memories of childhood exploits confront quotidian terrors. ... ---D/P Ross J Coulter TD video/col/2006/2mins ... Read more
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