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Films Screened In 2011

DARWIN AND HIS FABULOUS ORCHIDS (Eduard Thomas, Dr. Martin Nickol, Ralph Heinsohn, 2009)
Aesthetic, unique, impressive - this introduction to the largest and most varied family of plants and to the research carried out by Charles Darwin will be an optically intense, but at the same time … Read more

DAY IS DONE (Thomas Imbach, 2011)
For fifteen years filmmaker Thomas Imbach has filmed the world that lies outside his Zurich window. ... As the landscape changes, so does his life: his father dies, a baby is born and hundreds of mes… Read more

DETROIT WILD CITY (Florent Tillon, 2010)
What would the apocalypse look like? ... Home to the US automobile industry, Detroit was once the gleaming hub of America's industrial engine. But as the economy disintegrates, Detroit has become the… Read more

Disquiet (SJ. Ramir, 2011)
The passage of an anonymous figure through a remote and desolate geographical environment becomes a metaphysical journey through landscapes of the mind. S.J. Ramir is a guest of the Festival. ... D/P… Read more

These documentary films may be short on running time, but they still tackle the big issues. ... Read more

DOMEFEST 2009 (David Beining, 2009)
The best of Domefest 2009. Domefest, was founded in 2004 by David Beining, Director of Immersive Media at the ARTS Lab in the University of New Mexico. Juried shows from Domefest have played around t… Read more

Dream Work (Peter Tscherkassky, 2001)
The final film in the magnificent CinemaScope trilogy, made "in appreciation of the cinematic art of Man Ray", is derived from the same source material as Outer Space but transports us to a multiface… Read more

DREILEBEN - BEATS BEING DEAD (Christian Petzold, 2011)
The first of the 'Dreileben' television series, a collection of three stand-alone films created by three prominent German filmmakers about a fictional small town plagued by an escaped criminal. ... W… Read more

"Unexpected connections between strangers and friends, and the past and present, are the motor of Dreileben: Don't Follow Me Around." - Variety ... Police psychologist Jo is brought to the town of Dr… Read more

DREILEBEN - ONE MINUTE OF DARKNESS (Christoph Hochhäusler, 2011)
"Beautiful, chilling and tragically ironic." - Hollywood Reporter ... Hunted by police after escaping captivity, sex offender and killer Molesch is on the run in the woods on the outskirts of Dreileb… Read more

DRIVE (Nicholas Winding Refn, 2011)
"A magnificent homage to US crime films from the late 1970s and '80s." - Screen International ... Driver (Ryan Gosling) is good at what he does. A stunt driver by day, a getaway driver by night, he's… Read more

Ebony Society (Tammy Davis, 2011)
Two young thieves unexpectedly discover their Christmas spirit and re-evaluate their lives during a break-in, in the directorial debut by Outrageous Fortune actor Tammy Davis. ... D/S Tammy Davis P A… Read more

A mouthwatering taste of the preparation that went into one of the most imaginative menus in the world. ... Each year over two million people tried to book a table at El Bulli - only a select few eve… Read more

EL VELADOR (Natalia Almada, 2011)
"An exquisite study of a rapidly expanding cemetery at the center of Mexico's drug wars." - Variety ... In Mexico, the war on drugs has become a literal war, resulting in the bloodiest conflict since… Read more

ELENA (Andrey Zvyangintsev, 2011)
"A wise and impeccably controlled drama that finds Russian helmer Andrey Zvyagintsev in outstanding form." - Variety ... Elena dotes on her selfish, wealthy husband Vladimir and lives a lonely life s… Read more

Eli the Invincible (Miranda Nation, 2011)
Eli is a young wrestling fan trying to make sense of the racial violence surrounding him. When the time comes, he must play his part. ... D/S Miranda Nation P Dominic Allen, Miranda Nation TD HD Cam/… Read more

Explosive, political and unforgiving, The Enemy Within breaks new ground and box office records in Brazilian cinema. ... On the heels of his award-winning Elite Squad, filmmaker José Padilha (Bus 17… Read more

END OF ANIMAL (Sung-hee Jo, 2010)
"A remarkable debut, a post-apocalyptic, existential quasi-monster movie on a shoestring budget, it recalls the darker works of Cormac McCarthy with an added supernatural tinge." - Cinephile ... Afte… Read more

Endeavour (Johann Lurf, 2010)
A rhythmic sound and image montage of a space shuttle launch, giving the audience the sensation of flight. New film from MIFF regular Johann Lurf. ... D/P/S Johann Lurf WS SixPackFilm L No dialogue T… Read more

ESSENTIAL KILLING (Jerzy Skolimowski, 2010)
"Intriguing and disturbing, made with tremendous confidence and conviction." - Guardian ... Vincent Gallo stars as an unnamed Taliban soldier, captured and flown to a mysterious eastern European coun… Read more

ETERNITY (Sivaroj Kongsakul, 2010)
Winner of a Tiger award for Best Picture at the 2011 International Film Festival Rotterdam. ... Sivaroj Kongsakul makes a startling feature film debut with Eternity, a patient, consuming, all-encompa… Read more

This Australian Premiere collection of Heller's 16mm and 35mm films exemplify cinema's palpable ability to transport the audience to a land of its own imagining. ... Eve Heller will be in attendance … Read more

A mind-bending, lyrical and surreal program of experimental shorts. ... Read more

A experimental program of abstract journeys through time, space and the everyday. ... Read more

EXPORTING RAYMOND (Phil Rosenthal, 2011)
An attempt to export the hit US TV show Everybody Loves Raymond to Russia makes for a front row seat to a comedic culture-clash. ... Everybody loves Raymond, but can the love extend to far Eastern Eu… Read more

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