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Films Screened In 2010

A first-hand account of the Great Sichuan Earthquake that shows the human face of a massive tragedy. ... The statistics are mind-boggling: 70,000 dead, 375,000 casualties. In 1428 filmmaker Du Haibin captures the human face of the catastrophic Great Sichuan Earthquake, a monumental seismic event ... Read more
What are a few lies between friends? ... The 80s were all about Rubik's cubes, Michael Jackson, cassette Walkmans, calculator watches and seven-cent popsicles. But for 11-year-old Ricardo Trogi, starting afresh in a new school in Quebec City, it is a time to make new friends and fall in love - the ... Read more
A film student stumbles into the lair of a righteous serial killer in this chilling adaptation of a best-selling novel by Patrick Senécal. ... When film student Ian (played by Marc-André Grondin, star of C.R.A.Z.Y., MIFF 06) takes a tumble on his bike and goes knocking on a door of a ... Read more
A picture perfect memento to hang on the wall becomes a ‘happy' family snap from a family about to snap. ... --- ... D/S Joseph Pierce P Mark Grimmer, Aneil Karia WS Film London TD digibeta/2009 ... --- ... D/S Joseph Pierce P Mark Grimmer, Aneil Karia WS Film London TD digibeta/2009 ... Read more
A glimpse inside the Nazi propaganda machine provides a revealing meditation on the construction of history. ... This is a story about the longest film made by the Nazi propaganda unit on the Warsaw ghetto. In a thorough piece of historical film research, director Yael Hersonski has assembled a ... Read more
With papers signed, the tax advantages agreed upon and procedures put in place, a young couple begin a confronting and disturbing ritual. ... --- ... D/S Marc James Roels P Eurydice Gysel, Koen Mortier TD digibeta/2009 ... --- ... D/S Marc James Roels P Eurydice Gysel, Koen Mortier TD digibeta/2009 ... Read more
“Uncle… I have been here for a while. I would like to see a movie about your life. So I proposed a project about reincarnation.” ... --- ... D/S Apichatpong Weerasethakul P Simon Field, Keith Griffiths WS Animate Projects L Thai w/English subtitles TD betacamsp/2009 ... --- ... D/S ... Read more
If you marry a Korean man you must become a Korean woman, and that starts with a perm. ... --- D/S LEE Ran-hee P UM Tae-shick WS Indiestory Inc L Korean w/English subtitles TD digibeta/2009 --- D/S LEE Ran-hee P UM Tae-shick WS Indiestory Inc L Korean w/English subtitles TD digibeta/2009 ... Read more
Filmmaker Hans Petter Moland teams up with actor Stellan Skarsgard for the third time (Zero Kelvin and Aberdeen) with this minimalist crime-comedy. ... The large and lumbering Ulrik (Skarsgard) is the kind of guy who just wants to get along with everyone. Just released from a 12-year prison stint ... Read more
The biggest hurdle Babak faces isn't his disability, but gaining acceptance in his own family. ... Babak is bright and creative, but his physical disability leads his own father to see him as a burden on the family and a hindrance to his younger brother's education. When Babak is confined to his ... Read more
A must-see program of short films from the hottest new filmmaking talent from Australia, New Zealand and Canada. ... --- ... --- ... Read more
A must-see program of short films from the hottest new filmmaking talent from Australia and New Zealand. ... --- ... --- ... Read more
“A subtle, melancholy exploration of erotic angst and uncomfortable awakening.” - New York Times ... In steamy, rain-sodden Hanoi, a bride spends her wedding night waiting by the bed for her husband, as he drinks himself unconscious downstairs. So begins a marriage destined to be unfulfilled ... Read more
'I found myself with a heart I was not supposed to have.'- Nozomi, the inflatable doll ... The subject of a MIFF spotlight in 2007, filmmaker Hirokazu Koreeda (Still Walking, MIFF 09; Nobody Knows) returns with a Pinocchio-inspired fable about a life-sized sex doll (captivatingly embodied by South ... Read more
“Documentary? Fiction?… simply, and finally, a film - albeit one of uncommon and delicately achieved beauty.” - Cinema Scope ... Hoping to impart something of his Mayan heritage, divorced father Jorge takes his young son Natan on a holiday to a picturesque native fishing village on the ... Read more
Skipping through her snow-covered town, Alma spots a familiar looking doll in a window. Foolishly, she decides to enter… ... --- ... D/S Rodrigo Blaas P Cecile Hokes L no dialogue TD 35mm/2009 ... --- ... D/S Rodrigo Blaas P Cecile Hokes L no dialogue TD 35mm/2009 ... Read more
Alone in a foreign country Amadi knows that a person's face can never tell their full story - but his heartbreak and that of his neighbour may be more similar than he realises. ... --- ... D/S Zia Mandviwalla P Owen Hughes WS NZ Film Commission L English, Rwandan w/English subtitles TD 35mm/2010 ... Read more
“A story of art-making and mental illness and the sometimes thin line between both.” - Variety ... The haunting account of the life and times of performer and monologist Spalding Gray, leading up to his death in 2004, And Everything is Going Fine represents the first documentary outing from ... Read more
“One day I hope to be like daddy, my big, kind daddy! I'll be good, and quiet, and hope the day will turn out fine.” ... --- ... D/P/S Anita Killi WS Norwegian Film Institute L Norwegian w/English subtitles TD 35mm or Digi Beta/2009 ... --- ... D/P/S Anita Killi WS Norwegian Film Institute L ... Read more
From the hand-drawn to the computer-generated, this programs of shorts showcases a startling selection of animated shorts. ... --- ... --- ... Read more
From the hand-drawn to the computer-generated, this programs of shorts showcases a startling selection of animated shorts. ... --- ... --- ... Read more
“Opens up deep historical wounds and generational traumas created by China's civil war, but does not press on them, exploring instead more universal human dilemmas.” - Hollywood Reporter ... Like thousands of Nationalists, Liu retreated to Taiwan when the Communists marched across China in ... Read more
“In Rivette-land, there is no life without art and vice versa.” - Screen International ... For Kate, a broken-down car and a broken-down life both get a jump start from a chance roadside encounter with mysterious Italian traveller Vittorio. When they meet again at her father's ailing circus, it ... Read more
The burden of humanity is placed on the shoulders and into the very being of one of God's forgotten creatures in Bresson's masterpiece, the ultimate animal film. ... Baptised by three children and christened as Balthazar, a donkey's life begins - and so does its torment. With a string of careless ... Read more
“A perky urban dramedy that makes one smile from ear to ear.” - Hollywood Reporter ... Filmmaker Arvin Chen combines a colourful visual aesthetic and a hilarious ensemble of urban characters in this romantic comedy with a twist. ... Kai serves dumplings by day and learns French by night in a ... Read more
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