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Films Screened In 2011

GUMMO (Harmony Korine, 1997)
"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 del… Read more

HANEZU (Naomi Kawase, 2011)
"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 t… Read more

HAPPY TOGETHER (M) (Wong Kar-wai, 1997)
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 Ashe… Read more

Happy-End (Peter Tscherkassky, 1996)
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. … Read more

Heavy Heads (Helena Frank, 2010)
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 Nation… Read more

Her Glacial Speed (Eve Heller, 2001)
“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.” ..… Read more

HERE (Braden King, 2011)
"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… Read more

HI-SO (Aditya Assarat, 2010)
"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 … Read more

HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN (R18+) (Jason Eisener, 2011)
"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 b… Read more

HOW TO DIE IN OREGON (Peter D. Richardson, 2010)
"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 ex… Read more

How to Rid Your Lover of a Negative Emotion Caused by You! (Nadia Litz, 2010)
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

I AM ELEVEN (Genevieve Bailey, 2011)
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, f… Read more

I WISH I KNEW (Jia Zhangke, 2010)
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… Read more

I'M NOT DEAD YET (Janine Hosking, 2011)
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… Read more

If I Dance Will It Keep Me Warm? (Daniel Koerner, 2011)
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

In (Adam Berg, 2011)
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 Wibo… 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 wi… Read more

INNOCENT SATURDAY (Alexander Mindadze, 2011)
"(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 m… Read more

Instructions for Light and Sound Machine (Peter Tscherkassky, 2005)
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 nat… 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

INTIMATE GRAMMAR (Nir Bergman, 2010)
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, … Read more

INTO ETERNITY (Michael Madsen, 2010)
"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 n… Read more

It is Nothing (Nicolas Roy, 2011)
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 Travel… Read more

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