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Films Screened In 2011

"No conceivable competition will match the sourness, cynicism and pretension of Mr. Korine's debut feature." - New York Times ... From the controversy and brutal honesty of Kids to the freak-show delinquency of Trash Humpers (MIFF 2010), writer and filmmaker Harmony Korine has never been one to toe ... Read more
"A beautifully made, quietist and contemplative work... a delicately romantic and even subtly erotic love story." - Guardian ... In rural Japan, three lovers face the consequences of infidelity and the complications of motherhood, along with other larger questions, in this film about humanity and ... Read more
Garnering high praise and multiple festival awards upon its release in 1997, Happy Together (MIFF 1997) instantly became a cult classic for filmmaker Wong Kar-wai. ... After his melancholic epic Ashes of Time and the upbeat and frenetic Chungking Express, Wong emerged into an altogether different ... Read more
Home movies of a married couple combining their love of life and film were discarded in a junk shop to be lovingly resurrected and reworked by Tscherkassky in celebration of the centenary of cinema. ... Peter Tscherkassky, 11 mins, 1996, 35mm (S-8 blow up), Col/B&W, Sound ... Read more
A minimalist black comedy about a woman whose only respite from her loneliness and despair is eliciting sexual favours from a housefly. ... D/S Helena Frank P Elisabeth Victoria Poulsen WS The National Film School of Denmark L Danish w/English subtitles TD 35mm/2010 ... Read more
“I set out to make a film about how unwitting constellations of meaning rise to the surface of understanding at a pace outside of worldly time. This premise became a self-fulfilling prophecy.” ... Eve Heller, 5 mins, 2001, B&W, Silent ... Read more
"Packs an unexpectedly powerful emotional punch. It's the road-trip romance reinvented, remapped." - Village Voice ... Will Shepard (Ben Foster, The Messenger, MIFF 2010) is a cartographer travelling through Armenia, investigating the accuracy, or 'truth', of the ground as mapped by satellites ... Read more
"Things change quickly, so this film should be a snapshot of the way things are now. Like a polaroid, as soon as you take it, it's already fading into the past." - Aditya Assarat ... With his second feature Thai director Aditya Assarat returns to the themes of his acclaimed debut, Wonderful Town ... Read more
"You and me are goin' on a car-ride to hell... and you're riding shotgun!" ... At the end of the line in a crime-ridden city, a hobo is looking for a fresh start. What he finds is an urban hell run by a murderous crime lord and his psychopathic sons. There's only one way to clean up the city: with ... Read more
"A beautifully intimate look at terminally ill patients who choose to end their lives painlessly and legally." - Variety ... How to Die in Oregon is a remarkable and deeply moving documentary that examines the fraught issue of physician-assisted suicide. ... Starting with the realities of ... Read more
This could be a perfect love story as long as no one bleeds to death. ... D Nadia Litz P Daniel Bekerman, Heather K Dahlstrom S Ryan Cavan WS Canadian Film Centre TD 35mm/2010 ... Read more
A global glimpse into the tumultuous, evolving experience of being 11 years old. ... Filmmaker Genevieve Bailey spent four years travelling the world talking to 11-year-olds to compose this gentle, funny and often affecting documentary portrait of cross-cultural childhood. From an orphanage in ... Read more
Jia Zhang-ke, China's most acclaimed contemporary filmmaker, turns his gaze toward the ultimate mega-city: Shanghai. ... Commissioned for last year's Shanghai World Fair - but overcoming its roots as an 'official' film - this documentary from Jia Zhang-ke (Filmmaker-in-Focus, MIFF 2005; Still Life ... Read more
Meet Chad Morgan, the dentally challenged king of Australian country music. ... For almost 60 years, Chad Morgan has been one of country Australia's quintessential and most beloved troubadours. A man who has come to represent the comic voice of the Australian outback, Morgan, now 78, still tours ... Read more
The life of a cake shop worker might seem dull and routine, but her imagination turns the world into a strange and dangerous place. ... D/S Daniel Koerner P Virginia Kay WS Plot Media TD digibeta/2011 ... Read more
A search for a dropped toy uncovers a mysterious tunnel in this uncanny debut film from award winning music video and commercial director Adam Berg. ... D Adam Berg P Magdalena Jangard, Kristina Wibom S Jens Jonsson WS Swedish Film Institute L Swedish w/English TD 35mm/2011 ... Read more
Who should decide what you can and can't see? ... The role of the censor and the censorship of film, video games and the internet is a divisive one in Australia today - In the Realm of the Censors will consider how censorship has been motivated to change over the course of MIFF's 60 years, and what ... Read more
"(An) often mesmerising tableau of a dance of death." - Screen International ... Saturday April 26th, 1986. In the 36 hours following the explosion of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor, Communist party member and white-collar worker Valery Kabysh has seen the panic of his superiors, and has learnt the ... Read more
Sergio Leone's classic The Good, The Bad and the Ugly provides Tscherkassky with a canvas on which to create a hyper-kinetic marriage of sound and vision that celebrates and deconstructs the very nature of the filmstrip. ... Peter Tscherkassky, 17mins, 2005, 35mm CinemaScope, B&W, Sound ... Read more
Eerie, uncanny and downright creepy, this is a selection of shorts for those looking for something a little stranger. ... Read more
A diverse assortment of shorts from around the globe. ... Read more
A sundry selection of short films from our distant Canadian cousins. ... Read more
Israel, 1965. As his country grows up without him, an uncertain boy teeters on the edge of manhood and tragedy. ... At 13 years old, Aharon (Roee Elsberg) doesn't want to grow up. Small for his age, berated at home and lost in an Israel itself only just beginning to find its feet, the prospect of ... Read more
"Jaw dropping... one of the most extraordinary factual films to be shown this year." - Guardian ... Around 150 km northwest of Helsinki, the Finnish government is building a solution to the world's nuclear waste problem: an underground repository called Onkalo (or 'hiding place'), intended to ... Read more
Michael lives with his daughter Marie. Today, their monotonous life takes a dramatic turn. ... In competition at Cannes 2011. ... D/S Nicolas Roy P Mena"c Raoul, Gabrielle Tougas-Fréchette WS Travelling Distribution L French w/English subtitles TD 35mm/2011 ... Read more
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