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Films Screened In 2007

Nine year old Raj and his sister while away their long summer holidays of 1982 doing housework and watching found porn videos. Confronted by their strict mother, the truth slips out and the loss of childhood innocence is complete and irretrievable.---D Zia Mandviwalla S Shuchi Kothari P Sarina ... Read more
A playful and challenging mixture of fiction film and documentary. Lina´s lusty longing for her lover receives an absurd and musical twist during an unexpected encounter in a coconut cake factory. ... --- ... D/S Charlotte Blom Bjørn Eivind Aarskog WS Norwegian Film Institute L ... Read more
“An entertaining world tour of small-town movie houses and the dedicated cineastes who maintain them.” - Variety Bringing together cinema exhibitors from North Korea, America, India and Africa, Comrades in Dreams follows their efforts to transport audiences to a magical place every night. A ... Read more
Peter sold tickets for seats on a moon landing. Marc sold holiday homes that he didn't own. Torsten impersonated a diplomat to organise a NATO security conference. Four pathological liars who lived for years as professional conmen are the subject of this engrossing documentary from director ... Read more
The wild, natural beauty of the Congo and the people who call this river home are the subjects of Thierry Michel's exotic documentary. Journeying from the mouth to the source of the world's greatest river basin, Thierry Michel encounters the Congo's people and, through them, the depth of Africa's ... Read more
“…a riveting, visually arresting portrait of a soul in torment.” - Variety Anton Corbjin's biopic about the late Ian Curtis, frontman of Joy Division, is a fitting eulogy for one of post-punk's most troubled pin-up boys. Spanning Curtis' reclusive teenage years, his struggle with ... Read more
“A well-tended half-acre of entertainment… A sort of al fresco My Dinner with Andre with Daniel Auteuil and Jean-Pierre Darroussin playing an artist and his gardener.” - Variety Veteran filmmaker Jean Becker (Children of the Marshlands, Elisa) adapts the work of author Henri Cueco ... Read more
“Enigmatic, playful like some sensual and modern Mankiewicz movie, beautifully directed, fragile… It distillates trouble in a very subtle way.” - Laurent Jacob at Cannes Film Festival A dying director sends for a young man to visit him in a meditation retreat to perform scenes from a ... Read more
A modern day, supernatural myth about two estranged brothers who are brought together through the spirit of their mother. ... ---D/S Darlene Johnson P Sue Milliken WS Samson Productions Pty Ltd TD 35mm/col/2007/26mins ... Read more
Over the fence the neighbours are loud with their sex and their drugs and somewhere amongst it all, their boy sits silent. He's lost in the house, reaching out for warmth and love and as it all unravels one neighbour bears witness to everything. ... D David Michôd P Polly Staniford & Angie Fielder ... Read more
The Crow Moon is the North American tribal name given to the last full moon of winter. When darkness threatens a murder of crows they work together to create their own source of light and safety. ... D/S Selina Cobley P Sueann Smith WS Scottish Screen TD video/col/2006/5mins ... Read more
The Curse is a Yirritja story that is told in Mialli language in Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia. An old woman nurses her sick son while her baby grandson sleeps. The son is ill because he has been cursed by a witchdoctor. ... --- ... D Luke Jurevicius S Pamela Weston (Ngaritjan) & ... Read more
In her search for answers; a grandaughte rís questions lead to the discovery of self and a chance to embrace the complexities of family ... --- ... D/S Michelle Blanchard P Kath Shelper TD video/col/2007/7mins ... Read more
Fathers seen through the eyes of their daughters: six women imitate their dads' dancing. ... ---D/P Gideon Obarzanek & Edwina Throsby WS Chunky Move & Chequerboard Productions TD col/200X/10mins ... Read more
“Inhabiting the territory between Chekhov and Strindberg, on coke.” - filmmaker Viesturs Kairiss Since 17 year-old Ria's traumatic birth, her mother hasn't spoken, living in an almost catatonic state in an attic where she is cared for by her husband's new girlfriend. The abnormal family unit ... Read more
“Why does the wind blow? To cover our tracks, so no-one knows we're still alive.” This second instalment in the epic, special-effects-congested, Russian trilogy sees writer-director Timur Bekmambetov of the award-winning Night Watch return in full force with an ancient battle between light and ... Read more
Deep Water plumbs the fascinating depths of the first round-the-world solo yacht race, charting the determination, deceit and delusions of the participants. With his marine electronics business ailing, 36 year-old Donald Crowhurst decides to gamble his home with a single-handed, round-the-world ... Read more
The steppes of Outer Mongolia form a striking backdrop to this contemplative story of unlikely bonds formed in the trackless desert. Near the border between Mongolia and China, the desert slowly swallows a tiny rural community. The town leader, Hangai, is determined to plant seedlings and ... Read more
A Moroccan mother who can't accept her son being gay; and a son who has rejected the traditions of his culture; learn to overcome their prejudices with the help of a charlatan rabbi.--- D Shay Hamias P Tamsin Lyons TD video/col/2006/11mins ... Read more
“The best Korean gangster movie since Friend.” - Variety “Since I've got my foot into this world… might as well go all the way…” Second-in-rank Byung-doo is a gangster stuck between his overbearing boss and younger criminals, each as aggressive and ambitious as the next and ... Read more
“They're utterly unique and absolutely world class.” - musician Nick Cave Dirty Three's unique sound glides from lullaby to catharsis to full-on sensory assault - taking in all the spaces and colours in-between. Formed in Melbourne in 1993, their singular take on instrumental rock has found ... Read more
A massacre initiated by the followers of an apocalyptic religious sect has left more than 100 people dead - including the self-appointed executioners slain by fellow cult members. Three years have passed… On the anniversary of the slaughter, four friends who lost loved ones in the tragedy ... Read more
Programme 1Soft Words (Australia)Last Orders: The Narrowboat Coffin (UK)The Motorman (Sweden)Last Orders: The Lifegem (UK)Nigger Lovers (Australia)Last Orders: Compost (UK)Christmas In Huddersfield (UK)Never Like The First Time (Sweden) A Million in Debt is Normal Says My Grandfather (Austria) ... Read more
Programme 1 I Want To Be A Pilot (Spain)Human Performance and Limitations (Sweden)Passage (Brazil) The Butcher's Wife (Australia)Lipari (Netherlands)The Fighting Cholitas (Bolivia)Untold (Sweden) ... Read more
“Rabidly violent Dog Bite Dog takes the action off the leash.” - Variety The Hong Kong action film of the year, Dog Bite Dog, distinguishes itself even by Hong Kong standards with its uncompromising toughness and terrifyingly intense depictions of criminal violence. Pang (Edison Chen), a ... Read more
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