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Films In 1984

Two patients who can't speak English vs two doctors who can hardly speak, locked in combat and separated only by a multi-lingual referee. ... Read more
Filmed at the Bob Marley Performing Centre near Montego Bay, Jamaica in l983, Robert Mugge's film encapsulates many ... highlights from the annual Sunsplash Festival. The I3 acts include Rita Marley. Third World, Gil Scott-Heron. Sugar Minott, ... The Skataiites, Musical Youth. Gregory Isaacs ... Read more
The film follows the adventures of a stuffed teddy bear called Corduroy who waits to be selected from the shelves of a department store. Lest he be mistaken for used property, he embarks on a quest to find a button that is missing from his overalls. In the process, he discovers a new and deserving ... Read more
The Kobayashi family has problems Mum is getting juiced up and stripping when the neighbours stop by for afternoon tea; son and daughter lock themselves in their bedrooms to engage in a multitude of eccentric pastimes including wrestling practice, pyramid power and marathon study, sessions ... Read more
Another screen version of Dostocvsky's novel, and one of the best Finnish films of recent years. Raskolnikov here is Rahikainen, a former law student, who now works in a slaughterhouse in Helsinki. One day, Rahikainen goes to the house of a man who, while drunk, three years ago had killed his ... Read more
Based on the book Curious George by Margaret and H.A. Ray, this fully animated puppet play tells the story of adventurous George and his journey from the jungle to the city. George is an irrepressible monkey and his curiosity gets him into may predicaments that are depicted with humour. ... Read more
Modern parable, sci-fi adventure and visual spectacle. ... Read more
This is the tragic true story of the last months in the life of the infamous Ruth Ellis. Divorcee, one-time prostitute and now the manager of a seedy London nightclub, she enters a relationship with one of the club's customers - David Blakeley, an immature upper class drop-out. Her infatuation and ... Read more
A journey into the occult world of the 16th century via the computerised editing and synthesizer technologies of the 1980s. ... Read more
The Berlin band, Die Haut, in a bizarre drama of love and deal friendship and horror. ... Read more
"Devim" is the story of a young Turkish woman who has migrated to Australia with her husband and two young children. Cultural differences put an increasing strain on the husband who becomes violent. Devrim decides to leave with her two children. ... Read more
Science fiction texts and advanced visual technology create an abstract ... narrative of forgotten past and uncertain future. Travelling on spacecraft ... video somewhere between origin and destination. ... Read more
With simple camera movements, the film explores and reviews some relationships to the ground, literally upsetting earth stability. The viewpoint continuously orbits places, objects. people and events, speeding up gradually to reveal a double-sided ground flipping like a tossed coin, then slowing ... Read more
"Actually the story was incredible, but it impressed everyone because substantially it was true True was Emma Zunz' tone, true was her shame, true was her hate. True also was the outrage she had suffered: only the circumstances were false, the time and one or two proper names." ... - Jorge Luis ... Read more
Sara is born. Eighteen month old Etienne comes into a sense of his own identity. A film poem in three parts on the painful ... realisation that children, with their boundless energy, are slowly drawn into the world around them; and that birth, life and search for meaning is an endless struggle. ... Read more
After decades of service to the community, Eugene's Valet in New York is about to close because of rising rents and falling business. We watch its elderly lewish proprietor as he winds down his business, farewells his customers, yells at the landlord and cajoles his black employees. An affectionate ... Read more
After decades of service to the community, Eugene's Valet in New York is about to close because of rising rents and falling business We watch its elderly Jewish proprietor as he winds down his business, farewells his customers, yells at the landlord and cajoles his black employees An affectionate ... Read more
A light-hearted and often bizarre animation on the trials and tribulations of having to get up and face the day, ‘every morning'. ... Read more
This tape does not try to portray the dehumanising aspects of factory ... work Rather the activities unfold as some kind of ritual performance in the courtyard of the habitual monarchs — Order and Efficiency. ... The production presents a series of movements between people and machines that ... Read more
Through this lively, cartoon style mix of fantasy and real-life situations, young people learn the perils and pitfalls of entering the workforce. ... Read more
The super market is being built. The model is being destroyed. People return to their dark houses. “ Fear of life” seek's out the pauses in people's lives to express the gap between what life is and what is should be. ... Read more
As a result of assiduous research, Levy has uncovered footage from the first films of the masters of documentary: (oris Ivens Olga Alexandrova Vertova, lean Rouch Frederick Wiseman and Nagisa Oshima Out of this footage he has put together a truly significant contribution to film history — or ... Read more
Ex-film critic Christopher Pent has come up with a remarkable thriller, exciting, mysterious, and laden with references to other films, among them "Blow Up", and his own detective movie "An Unsuitable Job For A Woman". The plot is fairly complicated, at times elusive, which does not interfere with ... Read more
A modern-day detective story opera. ... Read more
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