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Films Screened In 2010

So you don't believe in the Supreme Being, the creator of the universe, the almighty God? Then you haven't met Glenn Owen Dodds. ... --- ... D Frazer Bailey P Bec Dakin S Trent Dalton TD digibeta/2009 ... --- ... D Frazer Bailey P Bec Dakin S Trent Dalton TD digibeta/2009 ... Read more
A modern-day faux propaganda film made in the style of North Korea's nationalistic Juche cinema. ... --- ... D/P/S Jim Finn L Korean w/English subtitles TD betacamsp/2009 ... --- ... D/P/S Jim Finn L Korean w/English subtitles TD betacamsp/2009 ... Read more
The bloody violence of the 2009 Iranian elections explodes onscreen in this audacious film by 21-year-old Iranian filmmaker Hana Makhmalbaf. ... A new wave of hope has sent the Iranian people singing, dancing and massing into the streets. Playwright Ava doesn't share in such positivity, so she ... Read more
Never expose them to light. Never let them get wet. But, most of all, never, ever let them eat after midnight. ... E.T. goes Alien. Simple rules get easily broken in Dante's most famous horror-comedy and biggest success to date, as cuddly Spielbergian creatures turn into unbelievably vulgar ... Read more
“The movie is smarter, wilder and more unfettered than the original Gremlins.” - New Yorker ... The Gremlins go to Manhattan in this brilliantly hyperbolic follow up the 1984 classic, which also offers itself as a Dante's view on sequels: they make no sense. ... “Dante is perhaps the first ... Read more
“For Hong's fans as well as art film-inclined audiences coming to his films new, this is as tangy and refreshing as sangria.” - Hollywood Reporter ... Receiving the top prize in the Un Certain Regard section of this year's Cannes Film Festival, South Korea's premier auteur and MIFF mainstay ... Read more
A silent view of six women and their interaction with the camera, showing how the camera's presence always creates an inauthentic moment. ... --- ... D/P/S Friedl vom Gröller WS SixPackFilm L no dialogue TD 16mm/2009 ... --- ... D/P/S Friedl vom Gröller WS SixPackFilm L no dialogue TD 16mm/2009 ... Read more
“A classic New Zealand story, perfectly told.” - New Zealand Herald ... On his way home from rugby practice, Ed Preston joined the New Zealand army. He promised his pregnant wife Tui he'd be home by Christmas - but four years would pass before his return, after escaping a prison camp in Italy ... Read more
“This is a horror story because most characters are Republicans.” - Joe Dante ... “If I had one wish, I would wish for your son to come back,” says an oily political consultant to the mother of a dead soldier. He should have kept his mouth shut… This political satire from Dante sees ... Read more
“A movie without spiritual values is like useless knowledge.” - filmmaker Semih KaplanoÄŸlu ... Winner of the Golden Bear at this year's Berlin Film Festival, Honey completes Kaplano lu's non-chronological trilogy (after Egg and Milk) about the life of Yusuf, a young poet from a remote ... Read more
“I want to stay as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all kinds of things you can't see from the center.” - Kurt Vonnegut ... --- ... D/S Ayse Altinok P Neil C Henry TD betacamsp/2010 ... --- ... D/S Ayse Altinok P Neil C Henry TD betacamsp/2010 ... Read more
For a lone security guard and a mysterious guest at the Hotel 66, curiosity and fascination gives way to something more. ... --- ... D/S Anthony Chen P Kurban Kassam WS National Film and Television School L English, Mandarin, Cantonese w/English subtitles TD 35mm/2010 ... --- ... D/S Anthony Chen P ... Read more
'The architect really has no power. That is the truth.' - Lord Norman Foster ... One of the world's most prolific modern architects, Lord Norman Foster has designed renowned buildings and landmarks such as Wembley Staduim, Berlin's Reichstag building and London's 30 St Mary Axe (otherwise known as ... Read more
Strap on your 3D glasses for a voyage into the outer reaches of deep space on Melbourne's biggest screen at IMAX. ... Join seven astronauts aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis as they embark on a mission to repair the Hubble Space Telescope. See the solar system in eye-popping 3D. ... Read more
'There isn't a man alive who wouldn't give his left nut to be Hugh Hefner.' - Gene Simmons ... At Hugh Hefner's 80th birthday, Brigitte Bermen convinced him to divulge the ‘real deal' about the man behind the myth. What eventuated is this surprising documentary, featuring extensive interview ... Read more
An audacious coming-of-age comedy about the relationship between a mother and son, from a talented auteur barely out of his teens. ... Sixteen-year-old Hubert is a volatile teenager at war with his kitsch, working-class mother Chantale. Locked in a toxic relationship that frequently explodes in ... Read more
Schemes can come true. ... When family man Steve Russell (Jim Carrey) has a near-death experience his American dream starts to feel a little less dreamy. Jumping out of the closet and straight into jail for fraud, Russell meets blue-eyed southern boy Phillip Morris (Ewan McGregor), his soul mate ... Read more
A robo-romance in a world where robots are part of the everyday and love isn't hardwired. A short film by Spike Jonze. ... --- ... D/S Spike Jonze P Vincent Landay WS CAA TD HD CAM/2010 ... --- ... D/S Spike Jonze P Vincent Landay WS CAA TD HD CAM/2010 ... Read more
Japanese animator Atsushi Wada's latest surreal snapshot of the life of a family, and the giant pig blocking their front door. ... --- ... D/P/S Atsushi Wada L no dialogue TD digibeta/2010 ... --- ... D/P/S Atsushi Wada L no dialogue TD digibeta/2010 ... Read more
A low-tech toy story that even Pixar would envy. ... Something's stirring in the attic. Toys are springing to life and creating a fantastical world from everyday recycled objects. It's all tea-parties and train rides until Buttercup disappears into the Land of Evil and it's up to Teddy, Mr ... Read more
A one-shot reconstruction of an actual event witnessed on June 26, 2006, as a bank robbery doesn't quite go to plan. ... --- ... D/S Rubem Östlund P Erik Hemmendorff, Marie Kjellson L Swedish w/English subtitles TD 35mm/2010 ... --- ... D/S Rubem Östlund P Erik Hemmendorff, Marie Kjellson L ... Read more
“Raya Martin's weather-beaten melodrama is one hallucinatory emotional hothouse.” - Time Out New York ... With fake backdrops, overacting, deliberately rough effects and a black and white 1:33 aspect ratio, Independencia harks back to golden era of 1930s cinema to tell an earnest tale about a ... Read more
“If The ‘Burbs is a one-finger exercise on the themes of Rear Window, Innerspace is a big-budget remake of North by Northwest, with a script that is in many ways even better: certainly funnier.” - Bill Krohn ... “What if Dean Martin was miniaturized to microscopic size and inserted in Jerry ... Read more
A tasty selection of shorts from around the world. ... --- ... --- ... Read more
A tasty selection of shorts from around the world. ... --- ... --- ... Read more
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