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Films Screened In 2010

Lata tends to put her dad up on a pedestal, but as Father's Day approaches all the secrets he's hiding threaten to bring him down. ... --- ... D/S Kuba Czekaj P Ewa Jastrz bska WS Munk Studio L Polish w/English subtitles TD HDCAM/2009 ... --- ... D/S Kuba Czekaj P Ewa Jastrz bska WS Munk Studio L ... Read more
“If The Sopranos had been cooked up by Mike Leigh instead of David Chase, the result might resemble Down Terrace.” - Cinematical ... This black suburban comedy from director Ben Wheatley slickly marries family drama to crime-flick to produce a cross-genre gem. ... Father-and-son gangster duo ... Read more
Spiralling property prices push a woman over the edge, in this blood-spattered black comedy. ... An aspiring yuppie wants to forget her impoverished childhood and secure the home of her dreams. After suffering one hurdle too many, this seemingly placid young lady hits her breaking point ... Read more
'It could be easier to ask what isn't Dreamland about. But I think the answer would still be the same. Everything and nothing, all at the same time.' - filmmaker Ivan Sen ... Set somewhere on the Extraterrestial Highway, just outside of the infamous Area 51, Dan Freeman, UFO hunter, searches for ... Read more
Dreams and reality merge in shadow puppet theatre, with a mesmerising story about a girl, a bird and death. ... --- ... D/S Johannes Nyholm P Johannes Nyholm, Andreas Jonsson L no dialogue TD 35mm/2009 ... --- ... D/S Johannes Nyholm P Johannes Nyholm, Andreas Jonsson L no dialogue TD 35mm/2009 ... Read more
A voyeuristic ode to the buildings and landscapes of Denmark's capital. ... A tribute to the physical surroundings that shape the lives of Copenhagen locals, Max Kestner's documentary avoids historical reverie to create a ‘here and now' snapshot of a thoroughly modern city. ... While lovingly ... Read more
Drive is a film about lethal combinations. A documentary project conceived by community organisation Big hART, it goes behind the official advertising campaigns to produce a highly personal and cinematic look at the connections between young Tasmanian men, fast cars, booze and drugs. The truth ... Read more
The powerful echo of two schoolboys' actions resonates as they reconstruct their crime and relive the pain of what they have done. ... --- ... D/S Magnus von Horn P Polish National Film School L Polish w/English subtitles TD 35mm/2009 ... --- ... D/S Magnus von Horn P Polish National Film School L ... Read more
The fairy tales of the world are under threat - and only one unlikely hero can save them. ... An inheritance of books doesn't mean much when you can't read, and that's exactly what seven-year-old Nathaniel has been left by his late Aunt Eleanor. Unhappy with the collection at first, he soon ... Read more
Meredith suffers a serious affliction - Elephantiasis: being showered with elephant-themed gifts on any occasion. It's a pity she hates elephants. ... --- ... D Sophie Hyde P Bryan Mason, Sophie Hyde S Danielle Wood TD HDCAM/2010 ... --- ... D Sophie Hyde P Bryan Mason, Sophie Hyde S Danielle Wood ... Read more
“A wild, hallucinatory mindfuck for adults… defies cinema convention in every way.” - Screen International ... Gaspar Noé (Irreversible) continues his standing as one of cinema's most divisive filmmakers with what he refers to as a ‘psychedelic melodrama'. ... Drug dealer Oscar ... Read more
A long-awaited sequel and the most expensive Russian film ever made. ... Burnt by the Sun claimed both the Academy Award for Best Foreign Film and the Cannes Grand Prix in 1994. It took eight years to produce the film's follow-up - allegedly so filmmaker Nikita Mikhalkov could let his actors age ... Read more
From mind-bending animation to abstract cinema, these experimental offerings leap the boundaries of traditional film and keep on running. ... --- ... --- ... Read more
Being an overweight lift attendant has its ups and downs. ... --- ... D/S Irina Goundortseva P Melanie Brunt WS Feather Films Pty Ltd L no dialogue TD HDCAM/2010 ... --- ... D/S Irina Goundortseva P Melanie Brunt WS Feather Films Pty Ltd L no dialogue TD HDCAM/2010 ... Read more
“We've entered into an era with the digital wherein, for different reasons, humanity will be confronted by problems which will not have the luxury of being expressed.” ... Touted as possibly his last film, Film Socialisme sees iconoclastic filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard continue his late-period ... Read more
As the forces of the Third Reich clash with the Red Army on the Eastern Front, a hidden war is waged between Nazi occultists and a Russian psychic. ... In 1942, as Nazi Germany marches on the Russian homeland, Nadya, the lone survivor of a secret organisation of teenage Soviets with supernatural ... Read more
In Nicosia, the divided capital of Cyprus, a display of nationalism is taken to its logical conclusion. ... --- ... D/P John Smith WS John Smith Films L no dialogue TD 35mm/2010 ... --- ... D/P John Smith WS John Smith Films L no dialogue TD 35mm/2010 ... Read more
“A haunting, poetic portrait of childhood solitude.” - Variety ... Relegated to the care of a flaky aunt when her parents go on holiday, a nine-year-old girl finds herself left to her own devices over a long summer. A loner and a dreamer, she forms an awkward friendship with a boy from a ... Read more
An abstract fly's-eye-view of the world featured in experimental 16mm cine-cubism. ... --- D/P/S richard tuohy WS Richard Tuohy L no dialogue TD 16mm/2010 --- D/P/S richard tuohy WS Richard Tuohy L no dialogue TD 16mm/2010 ... Read more
This 1981 Filipino heightsploitation classic is a satire of the James Bond series that - while featuring a hero short in stature - doesn't fail to measure up in the cheesy action department. ... --- ... D Eddie Nicart P Dick Randall, Peter M Caballes S Cora Caballes Dist Umbrella Entertainment TD ... Read more
“The most engaging and fuzzy-warm film about people who want to kill you that you'll ever see.” - Empire ... What's so funny about jihad? Everything apparently in this satire about a group of bumbling, fundamentalist suicide-bomber wannabes who couldn't organise a backyard firework display to ... Read more
When his dad's competitive streak gets out of hand Greg finds that remaining number one son requires a certain amount of ingenuity. ... --- ... D Hannah Hilliard P Linda Micsko S Hannah Hilliard, Greg Logan WS Flickerfest TD 35mm/2009 ... --- ... D Hannah Hilliard P Linda Micsko S Hannah Hilliard ... Read more
“It's a band that changed South African music, and that's as big a legacy as you can get.” ... Putting together an Afrikaans punk band started out as a kind of joke for the members of Fuck Off Police Car (Fokofpolisiekar in Afrikaans), but they unwittingly became the voice of a generation of ... Read more
A fascinating look at a legend in the classical music scene, which delves into the man behind the carefully cultivated public persona. ... Renowned for his interpretations of Bach, pianist Glenn Gould burst onto the performance scene to great fanfare before shunning public performance for the rest ... Read more
Screening as part of the MIFF Premiere Fund this year, Mother of Rock tells the story of Australian journalist Lillian Roxon, matriarch of the revolutionary late 60s New York music scene. In 1970 Germaine Greer dedicated The Female Eunuch to Lillian, a visionary woman who was ahead of her time. ... Read more
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