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Films In 1984

A child's impression of a small country town in New Zealand during a visit by Queen Elizabeth II. ... Read more
Louise is a teenager. Her parents are Tunisian Jews and settled in France shortly after Tunisia achieved its independence. The family lives in a suburb of Paris and although they're not exactly poor they have to keep an eye on the pennies as they all depend on the modest income of their salesman ... Read more
LOVE ON THE GROUND (L'AMOUR PAR TERRE) is probably the most important film Rivette has made since L'AMOUR FOU. the first film in which his opposition to conventional narrative was clearly expressed. ... LOVE ON THE GROUND continues the director's interest in the borderline between fantasy and ... Read more
Love Stories presents representations of love and sex. ... Read more
Lucy, my mother's sister, emigrated from a little Bavarian village to the United States in 1934. From that date she did not give any more news of herself. Fifty years later I went to New York (with a Bolex camera and a sound recorder) to look for my aunt. ... Piece by piece a mosaic of her life ... Read more
Currently involved in filming the long awaited follow-up to The Draughtsman's Contract, Greenaway has been filling more commissions than he could handle. After the Channel Four series 4 American Composers (Philip Glass, Robert Ashley, John Cage and Meredith Monk), Making A Splash marks a (probably ... Read more
A beautiful and passionate story from Galicia, the poorest region of rural Spain, from which most of the able men have emigrated in waves many years ago. The story of a woman who waits forty years for news of her son, ... now in Mexico. ... Read more
Master animator Hoedeman. who won an Oscar In 1979 for his lilm THE SAND CASTLE gives each ol the puppets in this film a distinctive personality Human foibles are easily discernible behind Ihe papier mache exterior Planning a masquerade, the puppets sew sculpt hammer and generally concoct a bumper ... Read more
Directed by Nelson Pereira dos Santos, the founding figure of South American 'cinema novo', Memories of Prison has been hailed as the greatest Brazilian film of recent years. And like his early classic Vidas Secas (Barren Lives 1963), Pereira dos Santos' new film is based on a novel by Graciliano ... Read more
A musical portrait of the American South as seen by outsiders, and filmed in the town of Oxford, Mississippi in 1982. The standard documentary approach is jettisoned in favour of a film 'diary which reflectively examines the blues and gospel traditions in a highly informal, and anecdotal manner ... Read more
Five episodes titled: ... I. The PASTRAMI SANDWICH ... II. DIAL 116 ... iiI. ANATOMY IN MOTION ... IV. HOTEL SUITE ... V. THE FORBIDDEN CHANNEL ... Read more
After suffering a long-winded sales pitch, Meg buys a Jaguar that will help her make the regular visit to her parents in the country. Meg. however, soon realises that the car is haunted by a ghost — the victim of a murder. Meg's problems are only just beginning and as paranoia begins to take ... Read more
Experimental animation elaborating a musical theme We begin with mundane BCW reality In all its drabness move into colour with the creation of the composition and See the vivid colours and wild shapes of the composers fantasy In the concert finale. ... Read more
A documentary that investigates the Japanese government s compulsory requisition of Korean labour during World War II Tsuchimoto is a veteran director of social issue documentaries who is best known for his series on the victims of Minamata. ... Read more
Raymond Depardon is in some ways the Don McMullin of French photography having covered assignments in South East Asia and most other trouble spots in the world at one point or another. What is however really distinctive about his work is his ideological involvement and the fact that he has always ... Read more
Inspired by a 12th century folk tale about'a princess who could talk to insects, Nausicaa transposes that idea of a human's hypersensitivi­ty to the natural order of life into a futuristic world ravaged by ecological disorder. The future of Nausicaa is one where deadly, microscopic spores ... Read more
A documentary which presents seven or. the finest traditional musicians in the north-eastern United States as they play in their homes at dances and at contests passing on their styles to younger fiddlers, and discussing their music ... . ... Read more
Canadian 'wunderkind' Atom Egoyan, a guest at last year's MFF with his breakthrough film Family Viewing, made his first feature in 1984. Invited for last year's festival but lost en-route from Cannes, Next of Kin is more accessible and humorous than Family Viewing, yet reveals what have already ... Read more
In Bnkoki Niamey there is a market where craftsmen collect old trash to recycle Into useful and artistic creations. A ... fascinating documentary, this film observes such a craftsman in action. ... Read more
A film that addresses the possibilities of employing the characteristics of the short story to the medium of cinema. "Stands out as both theoretically informed and visually intriguing. Its six chapters of different lengths cover a variety of cinematic and storytelling styles... Kerry's ... Read more
During the shooting of Amos Poe's Alphabet City a camera on the set records all the bits between the takes. ... Read more
*Due to forces beyond MIFF's control we are going to have to pull Once Upon A Time in America from this program. ... “The movie has a pulse; it's alive. But not now. It's alive in some golden-brown past of the imagination.” - Pauline Kael, The New Yorker ... The epic rise to power of David ... Read more
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