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Films Screened In 2013

After a thief breaks into Roy's home, he buys a handgun for protection. But the gun's power is seductive and Roy's obsession with it suggests he doesn't have the control he thinks he has. ... D/S Spencer Gillis P Nicole Cosgrove, Mariela Comitini TD HD Cam/2012 ... Read more
"In Hélio Oiticica, the nephew of a Brazilian artist follows the steps of his uncle, who is called Brazil's Andy Warhol. The experimentations by a free spirit who died young are an archival collage of decades of Brazilian culture." - Screen International ... Hailed as one of the most ... Read more
From the moment they meet – and against their will – Héléne and Joachim begin a lovers' dance they are powerless to stop. ... In the capital to install mirrors at the prestigious Paris Opera, working-class, provincial glazier and skateboarding fanatic Joachim ... Read more
"Infectiously winning ... honest and open-hearted, the kind [of film] that leaves behind the glow of romance." - Variety ... Once upon a time if a young Filipino man wanted to woo a girl there was only one thing for it: harana. Backed by friends and the town's finest guitarist he would stand ... Read more
"Harmony Lessons is a bona fide tour de force … endearing and repulsive, funny and tragic, appealing and terrifying, and never short of compelling." – Film Comment ... This debut feature from writer/director Emir Baigazin takes us to a school in a remote village of Kazakhstan, where ... Read more
The inside story of the fight against one of the world's biggest mining developments. ... In 2008 a consortium of miners and politicians decided to build the world's second biggest natural gas plant in Broome, trampling over the concerns of residents, environmentalists and traditional owners alike ... Read more
"A powerful and intensely watchable film." – Screen Daily ... Tobias Lindholm (co-writer of The Hunt, MIFF 2012) settles into his second stint behind the camera in typically taut style, crafting an intelligent, intricate thriller ripped from the headlines. Forgoing sensationalist action ... Read more
A charming, dialogue-free documentary that follows a house as it's moved across the country. Nominated for Best Short Film at the New Zealand Film Awards 2012. ... D Thomas Gleeson P Thomas Gleeson, Pip Walls TD DCP/2012 ... Read more
"With excellent wire-work and a lot of sword play and spraying blood, it's no wonder that Hong Kil Dong was selected by a group of DPRK defectors as the number one North Korean film of all time." – North Korean Films ... A righteous, action-packed and delightfully retro kung-fu epic ... Read more
"One of my favourite giallo films." – Eli Roth ... A young painter named Stefano is sent to a rural Italian village to restore a fresco in a local church. The picture, which depicts the murder of St Sebastian, was painted by a mysterious man who disappeared years ago. As soon as Stefano ... Read more
Declan Greene checks into a decaying hotel where we just wants to lay low. The manipulative and homicidal tapeworm that lives inside him and has a taste for black-market foods has different ideas. ... D/S Jordan Prosser P Steven McKinnon WS VCA School of Film & Television TD HD Cam/2012 ... Read more
When Jarlo and his girlfriend stumble across an ominous sign out in the bush, Jarlo ignores it at his peril. A modern and creepy re-telling of the bunyip story. ... D Margaret Harvey P John Harvey S Cameron Costello Dist Brown Cab Productions TD DCP/2012 ... Read more
If John Waters is the Pope of Trash, the infamous Divine was Mother Superior of Drag. ... Harris Glenn Milstead grew up in conservative Baltimore a bullied tubby kid. But as Divine he became a queer icon, a midnight movie heroine, an unlikely pop star, and one of the filthiest people to ever live ... Read more
"It's a loving, fun, extraordinarily well made celebration of the imagination and worldview of being 12." – Badass Digest ... Pre-teen and military tactics expert PK Sullivan gathers his friends together for their usual game of capture the flag. As his opponent Quinn grows tired of ... Read more
Brian Cox and Brendan Cowell star as father and son sharing a final tender moment. A gentle and understated film. ... D/S Ben Quinn P Alan Traquair WS The Sweet Shop TD HD Cam/2013 ... Read more
"I used to be darker. Then I got lighter, then I got darker again. Something too big to be seen was passing over and over me." ... Prompted by her own dramas, 19-year-old Northern Irish runaway Taryn leaves her summer job and heads to Baltimore to stay with her aunt and uncle, both musicians. But ... Read more
"Almodóvar followers who have secretly been hankering for a return to the broad, transgressive comedy of his early work will be thrilled by I'm So Excited!, a hugely entertaining, feelgood celebration of human sexuality." - Variety ... Ten thousand feet in the air, Mexico-bound Peninsula ... Read more
The Cannes Film Festival 2013 Caméra d'Or winner. ... In 1997 in the midst of a looming financial crisis, Teresa arrives in Singapore from the Philippines with hopes of a better life. There she finds work as a maid for a couple and their troubled son. But as the bond grows between Teresa and the ... Read more
"In a world... where female writers are scarce and female writer/directors even more so, Lake Bell has done both with panache in her feature debut ... a meta-commentary on the persistent and open sexism in Hollywood. It also doesn’t hurt that it’s funny to boot." – The Playlist ... Read more
"An impressive coming-of-age feature about female friendship, fatal feuds and family friction in post-Soviet Georgia." - Hollywood Reporter ... For 14-year-olds Eka and Natia, growing up in Tbilisi in 1992 is not easy. With the Soviet Union's collapse still reverberating, the best friends also need ... Read more
"Hello Sir, Bob Maguire, the mad priest. Sooner or later, surely, all media will discover that I'm a fraud." – Father Bob Maguire ... Having faithfully served his South Melbourne parish for nearly four decades, the cantankerous, controversial Catholic provocateur affectionately ... Read more
In Kennesaw, Virginia, gun ownership is mandatory by law: every household must own a minimum of one working gun, with ammunition. Using still, black-and-white photos and audio excerpts, director Nicolas Levesque paints a strange, sobering portrait of the townspeople and a gun culture that's unique ... Read more
Retired British boxing champion Sean Murphy and his daughter Lucy both live and breathe boxing. Now Sean is training Lucy so that she can realise her dream of competing at the next Olympics. ... D Brian Harrington P Peter Maynard WS Mensch Films TD DCP/2013 ... Read more
"Actor Andrzej Chyra delivers a full-bodied portrait of a devout country priest struggling with his sexuality." – Hollywood Reporter ... Set in a one-horse rural community, In the Name Of... tells the story of Adam, a young, progressive priest sent to oversee the local parish and manage ... Read more
A collection of the finest and most acclaimed short films from around the globe. ... Read more
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