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Films Screened In 2012

An intense drama about a couple starting a relationship after a passionate one-night stand. ... D/S Jessica Redenbach P Cecilia Ritchie TD HD Cam/2011 ... Read more
“That Summer has a sweet retro taste of the Nouvelle Vague.” - Hollywood Reporter ... A four-hander about friendship and fidelity from veteran French auteur Phillipe Garrel (Regular Lovers; Frontiers of Dawn, MIFF 09), That Summer follows hip artist Frédéric as he strikes up a friendship with ... Read more
Achromats are hypersensitive to light and cannot see colour. Sofie Thorsen's gorgeous The Achromatic Island reimagines achromatic perception as a cinematic essay on sight. ... Not in competition. ... D/P/S Sofie Thorsen WS SixPackFilm TD HD Cam/2010 ... Read more
“Brügger's façade exposes a grotesque and frightening view of a deeply corrupt country.” - Screen Daily ... Danish journalist and documentary filmmaker Mads Brügger lays out his cards right at the start of this film - to purchase an ambassadorship for the Central Republic of Africa and ... Read more
Winner of the Jury Prize at Cannes. ... Ken Loach teams up with long-time collaborator Paul Laverty (The Wind That Shakes the Barley, MIFF 06) for The Angels' Share, a funny and affectionate crime caper about friendship, hope and the redemptive power of really expensive whiskey. ... After his ... Read more
THE AUTO-TUNE EFFECT, by Emmy-winner Stanley Nelson, looks at the history of the world's favourite pitch-modulation audio software. ... Nelson is perhaps best known to Melbourne audiences from his award-winning documentary Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple (MIFF 06). He is also the ... Read more
Love blossoms on the canals of Burgundy. ... A bargeman takes an abandoned boy into his family and raises him as his own. Ten years later, as a romance between the boy and the bargeman's daughter develops, the boy's real father comes to claim him. He is sent away to be educated but pines for his ... Read more
The story of three young people lured into a radical Islamic organisation. ... Crisscrossing between the stories of Rima, a dynamic recruit whose ambition is soon thwarted by Islamic convention; the disaffected Jabir, who is looking for a way out of a cycle of poverty; and Asimah (played by the ... Read more
A scientific experiment started in the 1970s, The Centrifuge Brain Project involves amusement park rides built to enhance human brain capacity. ... D/P/S Till Nowak TD 35mm/2011 ... Read more
Developed as part of a project to preserve traditional Inuit folklore, Amaqqut Nunaat: The Country of Wolves tells the story of a pair of brothers who stumble into a spirit land inhabited by wolf-men. From this land, almost no one returns... ... D/S Neil Christopher P Louise Flaherty TD HD Cam/2011 ... Read more
Inspired by a true story, The Cricket is about a labourer inside an airport terminal who gets increasingly irritated by the sound of a cricket that he can't locate. ... Screens with Caesar Must Die (Italy, 76 mins). ... D Stefano Lorenzi P WOPfilm L no dialogue TD 35mm/2011 ... Read more
“A moving social study of penury at work destroying the fabric of a family.” - Screen Daily ... Maria, a worn-out single mother to three children, is tipped over the edge one day when it becomes clear she alone is responsible for the care of her elderly father. The action she subsequently takes ... Read more
Charlotte Rampling discovers that she's not in her films anymore - she's been digitally replaced by a younger actor being promoted as ‘the new Charlotte Rampling'. Is this the end of her career, the end of cinema, the end of her life? This melancholic comedy is a must for French cinephiles. ... D ... Read more
“Cœur Fidèle must be seen if you want to understand the resources of the cinema today.” - Filmmaker René Clair ... Jean Epstein's best-known feature film, The Faithful Heart is in essence a melodrama - Marie (Gina Manès), an orphan raised by a cruel bar owner and his wife, is pressured ... Read more
“Witness a portal into a complex, heretofore unknown dimension of cinematic representation.” - Slant ... Jean Epstein's celebrated loose adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe's famous gothic tale is a triumph of surrealistic cinema and an unparalleled swansong to the artistry of early silent cinema ... Read more
World's only penis museum seeks human donor. ... Over more than 40 years Sigurdur Hjartarson, founder and curator of the Icelandic Phallological Museum, has built a vast collection of male genitalia. Now, having gathered samples from all other mammals, Hjartarson wants one more specimen to complete ... Read more
The true story behind Charles Dickens's infamous Oliver Twist character Fagin… or is it? ... Narrated by Miriam Margolyes (famed for her Harry Potter role and her one-woman Dickens stage shows), The First Fagin traces the dramatic true tale of Ikey Solomon, one of Australia's most infamous ... Read more
“Mike Nichols's very funny, manically scatterbrained movie, The Fortune, is an epic version of those old two-reel comedies.” - New York Times ... From master filmmaker Mike Nichols (The Graduate, Postcards From the Edge) and screenwriter Carole Eastman (The Shooting, Five Easy Pieces) - writing ... Read more
A young boy believes his attempts to avoid a poor mark on a school assignment in 1990s Sarajevo may have contributed to the civil war. ... D/P/S Igor Drljaca L Bosnian, Serbo-Croatian w/English subtitles TD HD Cam/2011 ... Read more
Winner of the Silver Bear Jury Prize at the 2012 Berlinale Shorts, The Great Rabbit is a surreal, fine-line animation by Atsushi Wada (The Mechanism of Spring, MIFF 11; In a Pig's Eye, MIFF 10). ... D/S Atsushi Wada P Ron Dyens, Tamaki Okamoto L no dialogue TD HD Cam/2012 ... Read more
Noted avant-garde filmmaker Ken Jacobs' (Another Occupation, MIFF 11) new work hovers somewhere between painterly and digital imagery that plays with perception and illusion. ... D/P Ken Jacobs L no dialogue TD HD Cam/2011 ... Read more
Winner of the Cinéfondation third prize at Cannes, this moving Cuban film follows 65-year-old Felix while his wife is in hospital for medical tests. ... Screens with The Delay (Uruguay/Mexico/France, 84 mins). ... D/S Miguel Angel Moulet P Ivette Liang L Spanish w/English subtitles TD digibeta/2011 Read more
“Imagine The Wire condensed into a two-hour documentary.” - Real Screen ... Already being hailed a masterpiece, and winner of the Grand Jury Prize for Documentary at this year's Sundance Film Festival, Eugene Jarecki's (Why We Fight) The House I Live In is the definitive critique of 40 years of ... Read more
“Vinterberg really has come storming back with this new movie… a reminder of his superb gift for unsettling collective drama.” - The Guardian ... Fourteen years ago Thomas Vinterberg helped introduce the world to the Dogme 95 doctrine with his devastating drama The Celebration. With the ... Read more
Sand animation about a lone hunter searching for a missing boy, who is forced to question everything he has always believed. ... D/S Marieka Walsh P Marieka Walsh, Donna Chang TD HD Cam/2011 ... Read more
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