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Films Screened In 2009

Intermission Program 1: The Wardrobe Malfunction (, )
A night of live performances by Gossip Pop, pig&machine with DP Wolf, and The Primitive Calculators, in conjunction with MIFF's Punk Becomes Pop program. ... An unanticipated exposure of bodily parts… Read more

Intermission Program 2: The Contradiction (, )
Live performances by Automaton, Botborg, Arf Arf and Cathy Vogan (SPK) in conjunction with the MIFF Punk Becomes Pop program ... Vocal, exploited and stolen, a night where the fascination of the mirr… Read more

Ironwood (Richard Tuohy, 2009)
At one with nature, filmmaker Richard Tuohy explores the texture of the Ironbark tree common to the Australian bush. ... --- D/P/S Richard Tuohy L no dialogue TD 16mm/2009 ... Read more

IT CAME FROM KUCHAR (Jennifer M. Kroot, 2009)
“We only make pictures because we need to and we have to.” - Mike Kuchar ... Compulsively reinterpreting 20th Century Fox spectacles of the 1950s in their Bronx apartment with an auntie's Super 8… Read more

IT MIGHT GET LOUD (Davis Guggenheim, 2008)
“A three-headed, amped-up, guitar-shredding slamdown powered by a pan-generational trio of rock gods.” - Variety ... Filmmaker Davis Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth) fires up the Marshall stack… Read more

IT'S NOT ME, I SWEAR! (Philippe Falardeau, 2008)
Léon has a novel approach to conflict resolution: when his parents fight, he sets the house on fire. ... In the technicolour summer of 1968, ten-year-old Léon is raising hell in his own small corne… Read more

Jacob (Dena Curtis, 2009)
The joy of a young indigenous boy's birth disintegrates as it reveals a much darker truth. ... --- D Dena Curtis P Darren Dale S Rhea Stephenson WS Blackfella Films L Warrumungu w/English subtitles T… Read more

JERMAL (Ravi Bharwani, 2008)
A young boy learns self-reliance in this extraordinary story filmed in a unique location - at sea, amid the platform-fishermen of Indonesia. ... Following his mother's death, 12-year-old Jaya is sent… Read more

Known as the unofficial curator of Australian architecture, John Gollings is a wizard who can turn a building into an award-winning piece of art. Combining his two loves, architecture and photography… Read more

“Art for me is a path and not a destination.” - theatre director Peter Sellars ... Filming over two years, Mark Kidel travels a rocky artistic road with one of the world's most controversial thea… Read more

Joyce Agape- SHOW ME A STORY (Hsieh Chun-Yi, 2009)
Being confined to a wheelchair doesn't mean you can't dance. ... --- D Hsieh Chun-Yi P Hsiao-Fen Chang L Taiwanese, Mandarin w/English subtitles TD digibeta/2009 ... Read more

KARAMAZOVS, THE (Petr Zelenka, 2008)
“The play's the thing - but certainly not everything.” - Variety ... The Karamazovs is a performance experiment by Czech director Petr Zelenka, whose claims that he wants to do the impossible: to… Read more

KATALIN VARGA (Peter Strickland, 2009)
“At once a road movie, a revenge narrative and a compassionate study of the drawn-out effects of trauma… a remarkable achievement.” - Edinburgh Film Festival ... In the Romanian Carpathian… Read more

KILL DADDY GOODNIGHT (Michael Glawogger, 2008)
A post-modern faux-thriller about obsession, guilt and wanting to ‘off' your dad. ... Irascible and lazy, Rupert ‘Ratz' Kramer is a 35-year-old slacker who plays out his patricidal fantasies thro… Read more

KIMJONGILIA (NC Heikin, 2008)
“A totally original and ultimately inspiring consideration of the extremes human beings can suffer, and yet still hold out hope for a better future.” - Sundance Film Festival ... Kimjongilia is t… Read more

KING AND THE BIRD, THE (Paul Grimault, 1980)
A classic touchstone of animation in Europe, this award-winning gem has rarely been seen by English-speaking audiences. ... The kingdom of Tachycardia is ruled over by the mean-tempered King Charles … Read more

KISSES (Lance Daly, 2008)
Two young runaways spend a night of adventure on the streets of inner-city Dublin. ... On the city fringes, Kylie and Dylan live in a housing estate devoid of life and colour. When Dylan's father exp… Read more

KRABAT (Marco Kreuzpaintner, 2008)
Based on a bestselling German children's book, Krabat is a 17th-century tale of magic, love and the battle between good and evil. ... Lured by dreams of ravens to a mysterious stone mill, 14-year-old… Read more

La Battue- BEYOND THE WALLS (Guy Édoin, 2008)
Longing for escape, a young woman becomes lost in a frozen forest. But what awaits her there? ... --- D/S Guy Édoin P Sylvain Corbeil, Pascal Bascaron WS Locomotion L French w/English subtitles TD 3… Read more

LAKE, A (Philippe Grandrieux, 2008)
“Confirms Grandrieux as a true original.” - Variety ... Installation artist and cinematic visionary Philippe Grandrieux (La Vie Nouvelle, MIFF 03) creates a monochromatic, snow-bound wilderness, … Read more

LAND OF MADNESS (Luc Moullet, 2009)
A playful investigation (with a twist) into madness and murder in an isolated region in the south of France. ... A native of the Southern Alps, New Wave filmmaker Luc Moullet noted that cases of ment… Read more

LAND OF SCARECROWS (Roh Gyeong-tae, 2008)
“Human life is like Pandora's Box, too ambiguous and magical to measure.” - filmmaker Roh Gyeong-tae ... Within the decaying landscape of an industrialised South Korean city, three lost souls wre… Read more

Laneways Commission Rear Window (, )
Rear Window is a video installation exploring the role of laneways in the contemporary working lives of people in Chinatown. With often long, unsociable hours, many work behind closed doors and in th… Read more

Lars and Peter (Daniel Borgman, 2009)
Lars just wants his family to be happy, but with his mother gone and his father grieving he feels more alone than ever. ... --- D/S Daniel Borgman P Katja Adomeit WS Katja Adomeit L Danish w/English … Read more

Last Supper, The- TELL ME ANOTHER STORY (Angus Sampson, 2009)
The most famous work lunch of all time, but what happened beforehand? Directed by Angus Sampson. ... --- D Angus Sampson P Juliana Chin, Michelle Fillery, Miranda Colman S Angus Sampson WS Laneway Pr… Read more

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