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Films Screened In 2009

BLUEBEARD (Catherine Breillat, 2009)
“This quietly surreal Freudian fable is an elegant exercise of style with a sly humorous undertow.” - Screen International ... Recalling her own childhood antics, contentious French auteur Cather… Read more

BORIS RYZHY (Aliona van der Horst, 2008)
“Ugliness is beauty that cannot be contained within the soul.” - Boris Ryzhy ... Russian poet Boris Ryzhy was handsome, gifted and famous - so why did he take his own life? A quest for the answer… Read more

Boxer (Michael Latham, 2008)
A lone box sits in the middle of a warehouse. Its contents will change everything. ... --- D/S Michael Latham P Lester Francois WS VCA School of Film & Television TD digibeta/2008 ... Read more

BRAN NUE DAE (Rachel Perkins, 2009)
An energetic, star-studded musical road trip about finding where you belong. ... Filmed in the desert-scapes of Western Australia's Broome, this exuberant musical road movie - studded with stars of s… Read more

Brave Donkey (Gaysorn Thavat, 2009)
An act of vengeance presents an opportunity for courage, but no matter how brave the donkey is, he's still an ass. ... --- D Gaysorn Thavat P Nikki Walker S Gregory King WS NZ Film Commission TD 35mm… Read more

BREATHLESS (Yang Ik-june, 2008)
“Arrestingly violent from the get-go.” - Screen International ... Dark, brutal and prone to uncontrollable rages, Song-hoon is someone you don't want to run into on the street. Making a living in… Read more

BRENDAN AND THE SECRET OF KELLS (Tomm Moore, Nora Twomey, 2009)
“Visually ravishing and doused in Celtic magic.” - Screen International ... Brought to life through vivid hand-drawn animation, Brendan and the Secret of Kells takes its inspiration from one of t… Read more

BRONSON (MA15+) (Nicolas Winding Refn, 2008)
A real-life story of a criminal reprobate that recalls the stylised excesses of Ken Russell and the psychological incision of Chopper. ... Evolving from a schoolyard bully to hardened criminal, Charl… Read more

BUICK RIVIERA (Goran Rusinovic, 2008)
Simmering enmities spark a fierce battle of wills in a wintry wasteland. ... Hasan is a Muslim who left Bosnia before the war. He now lives a life of ennui and private anxiety in bitterly cold North … Read more

BURMA VJ (Anders Østergaard, 2008)
“Who did they shoot?… A guy with a camera.” ... While those in the West might bemoan the falling standards of news media, the Burmese live in a world where journalism of any kind is illega… Read more

“Everything was dead. There were no clubs, there was nothing. But there was CBGB's.” - Tommy Ramone ... Filmmaker Mandy Stein virtually grew up in New York's CBGB, the notorious venue that became… Read more

BURROWERS, THE (J.T. Petty, 2008)
They wait. They hunt. They feed. ... In the Dakotas of the old west a family goes missing, and the only clues left behind are mysterious holes in the ground. A posse is rounded up and the men set out… Read more

Cantrills' Expanded Cinema (, )
Melbourne avant-garde film pioneers Arthur and Corinne Cantrill have devoted their artistic careers to the fascinating possibilities of projected light. For over 40 years, they have created film expe… Read more

Careful With That Powertool- TELL ME ANOTHER STORY (Jason Stutter, 2009)
A boy, bare feet and a nail gun. The high-powered sequel to 2008's Careful With That Axe. ... --- D/S Jason Stutter P Jason Stutter, Sue Rogers WS NZ Film Commission TD 35mm or Digital Betacam /2009 ... Read more

Cat Piano, The (Eddie White and Ari Gibson, 2009)
Nick Cave narrates the tale of a city of singing cats in this latest animation from award-winning studio The People's Republic of Animation. ... --- D Eddie White, Ari Gibson P Jessica Brentnall S Ed… Read more

Cathrine (Mads Matthiesen, 2008)
From Mads Matthiesen, winner of the MIFF 08 Grand Prix for Best Short Film, comes the story of 16-year-old Cathrine. She has a new boyfriend twice her age - and her overbearing parents are not going … Read more

CELIA THE QUEEN (Joe Cardona, Mario de Varona, 2008)
"Celia Cruz is the quintessential survival story. She looks like no one else. She sounds like no one else. And she's still the queen." - Whoopi Goldberg ... Erupting onto the Cuban music scene as the… Read more

Chainsaw Maid- DRAW ME A STORY (Takena Nagao , 2007)
All the claymation zombie gore you could wish for, as the ever-faithful sexy maid swaps her broom for a chainsaw. ... --- D/P/S Takena Nagao WS Image Forum L Japanese, English TD HDCAM/2007 ... Read more

CHASER, THE (MA15+) (Na Hong-jin, 2008)
“A wince-inducingly violent serial killer thriller… a sort of Asian-extreme Manhunter for the strong of nerve.” - Daily Telegraph ... First-time filmmaker Na Hong-jin immediately makes his… Read more

CHE PART 1 - THE ARGENTINE (Steven Soderbergh, 2008)
“The revolution is not an apple that falls when it is ripe. You have to make it fall.” - Ernesto ‘Che' Guevara ... Argentine Marxist revolutionary, politician, author, physician, military theor… Read more

CHE PART 2 - GUERILLA (Steven Soderbergh, 2008)
“I don't care if I fall as long as someone else picks up my gun and keeps on shooting.” - Ernesto ‘Che' Guevara ... In 1965, already an icon in his own lifetime, Che Guevara embarked on an ulti… Read more

CHEEKY GIRLS (Ute Wieland, 2008)
Based on a bestselling German book series, this raucous rock ‘n' roll adventure is about friends, crushes and surviving high school. ... Three best friends, Hannah, Mila and Kati, navigate the expl… Read more

CHINESE ROULETTE (M) (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1976)
Rainer Werner Fassbinder embraces psychological melodrama in this blackly comedic domestic pressure cooker, laden with moral conflict and hypocrisy. ... An affluent couple turns a blind eye to each o… Read more

CHOCOLATE (Prachya Pinkaew, 2008)
A special needs girl with a special need to kick some ass. ... With its tongue firmly planted in its cheek, Chocolate unleashes a new type of heroine - a martial-arts master with lightning-quick refl… Read more

CITIZEN HAVEL (Pavel Koutecky, Miroslav Janek, 2008)
“I would like to be a good president.” - Vaclav Havel ... The political life of the Czech Republic's first president - former dissident playwright Vaclav Havel - is laid bare in Citizen Havel, an… Read more

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