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Films In 1985

Part of the direct-on-film series a series of films made by working directly on the film surface without a camera. Scratching bleaching, drawing with felt pens, and letraset, are some of the techniques used to develop a vibrating image married to a series of photographs. ... Read more
In this subtle visual history, the Jewish cemetery at Weissensee (now in East Berlin) and its evocative gravestones become an archeological window into a Berlin that no longer exists On the soundtrack is the authentic testimony of ex-Berliners who recall the cemetery and the world represented there. Read more
Strikingly photographed psychodrama about twin brothers who become separated during an exercise run. But although Jim exists in John's mind, did he (does he?) ever exist in reality? Shades of The Other and Cabinet Of Dr. Caligari. ... Read more
Una Novia Para David captures the situation of a young kid who leaves his village in 1966 to go to the University of Havana with a typical Cuban graffiti style, fast pacing, lots af music (Beatles and all) and a good cross-section of people. The film's major interest, however, is its portrayal of ... Read more
A poetic film which illustrates aspects of black culture which in Salvador, Bahia, had a remarkable impact on the arts and culture in the region. Although destroyed by many years of white domination, its resistance has continued and is used as a model for the examination of resistance movements in ... Read more
This film's-title refers not only to Basil lights classic British documentary THE SONG OF CEYLON but also to a name erased from the map of the world, for there is no country officially named Ceylon Invoking this idea of absence this film pursues a certain phantasy or The body, a somewhat abstract ... Read more
Based on an original screenplay by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. A TIME TO DIE is the first film from Colombian director Jorge Ali Triana. ... Juan Sayago has just been released from an 18 year |ail sentence for murdering a man he once argued with at a cockfight. Returning to his village, Juan encounters ... Read more
Georgi Schengelaja's comic drama involves the journey of a young folk musician in Georgia in 1908, who unwittingly finds himself in the midst of a middle-class and peasant revolt against the Tsar. His encounters with the villagers are colourful and droll, yet, at the same time, tinged with tragedy ... Read more
This production investigates the background to the health hazards the workers in one particular industry have been exposed to over a number of years. Through its innovative approach Acceptable Risk? confronts the myth of the careless worker. ... Read more
At Bukoki, a quarter of Niamey in the scrap market an old man collects old jam and beer cans and old car batteries Back in his workshop, he melts them down and recycles them into pots, spoons and ladles, to sell in the market. ... Read more
An animated musical comedy concerning a lonely lighthouse, a craggy lighthouse keeper and a mysterious dark shape that moves in the fog. ... Read more
Anne Trister is a 25 year old Jewish art student who, after the death of her father, abandons Switzerland, her mother and her lover for a new life in Montreal. ... She moves in with a Jewish emigre friend, Alex, and begins to recreate a fresh environment, but she is so pained by her father's death ... Read more
Director Hiroshi Teshigahara apparently decided to make this documentary in 1959, when he first visited Europe, with his father and discovered the works of dynamic Spanish architect Antonio Gaudi in Barcelona. ... Regarded by many as a genius, Gaudi died in a tragic accident in 1926, but left a ... Read more
This is a film about the meaning of life, about why the human brain is the most extraordinary thing ever created Sit back and watch the exploding rockets, the eccentric animation (a Gothic church landing on a brain???), what it means to be a parent, Land Rights, the re-enactment of Archimedes and ... Read more
Innovative animation about Celeste s search for her dreams in the vacuum tube of television myths while hotly pursued by Heathcliffe. ... Read more
Don Giovanni, Mozart's famous opera, had its world premiere in October, 1787, exactly 200 years ago. The latest work from Belgium's internationally known director, Andre Delvaux, concerns an ambitious open-air production of the work. ... Set in the loveliest, most mysterious countryside of the land ... Read more
Story of a lonely vampire living in Berlin and his search for mortality. One day his White Angel of Hope will come and they will live happily ever after. ... Read more
Mala Noche is a low-budget adaptation of an autobiographical novella, shot in black and white. It seems to be aiming for a style that has emerged recently in the USA with Jim Jarmusch's Stranger Than Paradise: a street­wise feel of improvised fictional worlds slanted very much towards the ... Read more
Animated version of a trying day in the life of modern man using the character and artwork of the famous Czech cartoonist Miroslav Bartak who could be a relative of our own Leunig. ... Read more
A video about the emotional experience with nature. A woman with a ... tale meets sirens, mermaids and other fantastic creatures in the garden ... of Lusts — between Paradise and Hell. ... Read more
A film that deals with notions of beauty and romance, fashion and fetishism history and bondage it is about the masochistic element of fashion, of learning to 'bear the pain of being a woman. ... Read more
BTTER COFFEE is a recent work by Indonesia's foremost contemporary director Teguh Karya. Teguh Karya has made some 12 films, and is co-founder and leader of the Jakarta based film production collective, Teater Populer. This collective is the group that produced the Indonesian film PONIRAH (directed ... Read more
A transvestite enthusiastically sings about nightfall. Secondary sounds ... and hands push their way Into the frame to disturb the performance. ... Black plays with the allure of the star, the concept of duplication and the ... language of video. ... Read more
More music wrapped In images. ... Read more
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