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Films Screened In 2007

Blood Ballad (Matthew Rich, 2006)
Sombre and romantic, this moodily shot musical narrative is set in the 19th century. Tackling issues of love, loss and the varying ways people cope with guilt and grief, Blood Ballad is a decidedly a… Read more

Blood Sisters (Louise N.D. Friedberg, 2006)
7-year-old Sidsel is fixated by her best friend, and neighbour, Dea. However, when Caroline moves into the building Sidsel is abandoned, leaving the young girl angry and determined to win back her pa… Read more

Bonfire (Andrès Baiz, 2006)
Ernesto is a well-to-do family man who's going through an existential crisis and decides to build a huge bonfire to celebrate his birthday with his family. Nuanced and superbly directed, Fireworks he… Read more

BOOK THAT SHOOK THE WORLD, THE (Con Anemogiannis, 2006)
A Danish drugs and sex education book, The Little Red Schoolbook, caused so much outrage in 1971 that the governments of Australia and many European countries called for it to be banned. Using this f… Read more

BORN AND BRED (Pablo Trapero, 2006)
“An emotionally stunning journey of a father's return to his senses.” - Variety Being a family man is the most important thing for Santiago, a successful interior designer living with his wife an… Read more

BOSS OF IT ALL, THE (Lars Von Trier, 2006)
“Here comes a film. It's a comedy and harmless.” - Lars von Trier When the owner of an IT company decides to sell up, he's forced to wheel out the CEO to seal the deal. The only problem is the C… Read more

BOXING DAY (Kriv Stenders, 2007)
A father's struggle to reunite his family over a single afternoon, told in real-time and, effectively, shot in a single take. Living alone on home detention, Chris (Richard Green) is preparing Chris… Read more

BOY ON A GALLOPING HORSE, THE (Adam Guzinski, 2006)
“Every scene hangs like a painting.” - Indiewire In an attempt to cure his crippling writer's block, author Jerzy moves his photographer wife Maria and their seven year-old son Jasiek to the Pol… Read more

Boy Who Loved The Rain, The (Tom Fraser, 2006)
A boy's love for the rain is replaced by a new love of technology. Will Mother Nature's jealous storm draw him back outside, or is the snow of the television all the bad weather he needs? ... D Thoma… Read more

BRAND UPON THE BRAIN! (Guy Maddin, )
“Nuttily wonderful… Best of 2006.” - New York Times Equal parts childhood reminiscence, expressionist horror movie, teen detective serial and Grand Guignol reverie, Brand Upon the Brain! … Read more

BREATH (Kim Ki-duk, 2007)
Echoing his earlier works Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring and 3-Iron, filmmaker Kim Ki-duk once again looks to the passing seasons and the liberating possibilities of a taboo relationship.… Read more

Brolga Song (Suren Purera, 2007)
Brolga Song is a Dhuwa story that is told in Rembarrnga language in Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia. A young boy, Gamarrang, spends his whole life searching for the spirits of his male an… Read more

Bronze Mirror, The (Susan Danta, 2007)
Villagers in ancient Korea stumble across a mirror, having never seen one before. Danta's adaptation of a Korean folk-tale looks with subtle humour at how easily we can pass judgement on strangers. I… Read more

BUBBLE, THE (Eytan Fox, 2006)
“It will probably be a film that people will argue about.” - filmmaker Eytan Fox Lulu shares a house with her gay friends, Noam and Yali, in Shenkin Street, Tel Aviv's funkiest urban strip and t… Read more

BUG (William Friedkin, 2006)
“Begins as an ominous rumble of unease, and builds to a shriek. The last 20 minutes are searingly intense.” - Chicago Sun-Times William Friedkin - director of The French Connection and The Exorc… Read more

BUNNY CHOW (John Barker, 2006)
An MTV mix of debauchery, drugs, rampant sex, true love and conquering the rock stages. Bunny Chow: A type of South African cuisine where the inside of a loaf of bread is scooped out and replaced wi… Read more

Butcher's Wife, The (Kylie J Plunkett, 2006)
The filmmaker confronts her own family's story in an open and intimate account of the personal meaning and impact of domestic violence. ... ---D/S Kylie Plunkett P Kylie Plunkett, Steve Thomas WS VCA… Read more

BUY A TICKET, TAKE THE RIDE: HUNTER S. THOMPSON ON FILM (Tom Thurman, 2006)
The closest most of us will get to the mad genius of the great gonzo journalist. In his Colorado home in February 2005, Hunter S. Thompson wrote a suicide note before shooting himself. He was 67. I… Read more

CAGES (Olivier Masset-Depasse, 2006)
“The ‘erotic thriller' is a genre now long since bastardized by Hollywood. But here is the real article…” - Toronto Film Festival Eve and Damien are passionately in love. Together, they… Read more

Cambodian Odyssey (Richard Traylor-Smith, 1996)
Author of the classic photobook Vietnam Inc, Philip Jones Griffiths, has been photographing South East Asia for more than 35 years. Cambodian Odyssey sees Richard Traylor-Smith follow the Magnum vete… Read more

catch fish (Adam Arkapaw, 2006)
A reclusive Chinese harp player uses his imagination and a fish to bring a sparkle to his otherwise repressed & discontented life. ---D/S Adam Arkapaw WS Sasha Whitehouse TD 35mm/col/2006/9mins ... Read more

CATS OF MIRIKITANI, THE (Linda Hattendorf, 2006)
“The title may suggest a wildlife documentary, but The Cats of Mirikitani is entirely, vibrantly human.” - New York Times Eighty year-old Jimmy Mirikitani survived the trauma of World War II int… Read more

Caught (Saevar Sigurdsson, 2006)
This sharply told Icelandic film is beautifully acted and directed, with a tone to unsettle the most seasoned short film viewer.--- ... D/S/P Saevar Sigurdsson WS L Icelandic w/English subtitles TD … Read more

CHILDREN (Ragnar Bragason, 2006)
“Reykjavik has never been shown like this before.” - Variety Shot in stylish black and white, Children is a compelling and, at times, darkly humorous look at four intertwined lives in the suburb… Read more

Christmas in Huddersfield (Peter Spence, 2006)
The remarkable story of a children's Christmas party given by notorious punk group; The Sex Pistols. ... --- ... D/P Peter Spence TD video/col/2006/9mins ... Read more

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