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Films In 1985

A series of role plays that examine the rights of residents in institutions. ... Read more
An elderly lady living alone passes ihe time reliving in memory the love affair of her youth She receives an unexpected visitor. ... The story is largely told by the camera in low-key poetic black and white. ... Read more
Existing images from news broadcasts and commercials revolve across the screen at high speed. The barking dog and whining accordion add to the suggestion of the threat. ... Read more
A portrait of Roy Smeck. veteran star of vaudeville early sound ... films and radio and a pioneer in the popularisation of fretted ... musical instruments (banjo, guitar etc). Includes scenes of 82-year-old Smeck playing the ukelele in concert interviews ... with him and other veterans of the ... Read more
This film is about the street-level living of Hong Kong hawkers Of the 220 000 hawkers in Hong Kong it is estimated that 200 000 are unlicensed and illegal It is their world that is explored in this film the other side to the Hong Kong economic miracle. ... Read more
This documentary is Shyam Benegal's tribute to his peer Satyajit Ray. Benegal allows Ray to tell his own story, that of his life and work, without interference. ... Ray outlines the story of his life and discusses autobiographical elements in his films. Excerpts from Ray's films often do not have ... Read more
When waterfowl steal from his pond of fish, an old man devises a means to scare them away. In doing so he learns a lesson about nature and work. ... Read more
Lying somewhere between the naturalism of Mike Leigh and the working class concerns of Ken Loach, Seacoal, a unique collaborative project, is an astonishing doco-drama that demolishes the lines between the two processes, as it tells the story of a community under threat from the mining industry ... Read more
Generally acclaimed as the best — and most important — Italian film of the year. SECRETS, SECRETS confirms the talent of ... Giuseppe Bertolucci (younger brother of Bernardo and co-writer of 1900 and LA LUNA) as a director of international stature. Already well-known in Italy for ... Read more
Within the held of rotating green, a circle is filled with ever-changing signs and letters. ... Read more
The images show close -ups of the mouth and eyes of a man. On closer inspection this seems to be double-take of a couple. A thrilling rhythm is mixed with a sense at despair. ... Read more
Without using a single frame of archival footage, this film relentlessly and rigorously investigates the implementation of Hitlers Final Solution for the Jews of Europe. Lanzmann interviews survivors, personnel and civilian bystanders of the extermination camps, questioning them persistently and ... Read more
Vivien Leigh a fragile neurotic schoolteacher comes to live with her sister, who is married to Marlon Brando. Ann Margaret provokes Treat Williams into revealing her more intimate past. After some taunting Adam Boyd forces himself onto Jill Scott and makes love to her. ... Read more
Vivien Leigh, a fragile, neurotic schoolteacher, comes to live with her sister, who is married to Marlon Brando. Ann Margaret provokes Treat Williams into revealing her more intimate past. After some taunting , Adam Boyd forces himself, onto Jill Scott and makes love to her. ... Read more
The narrative centres on a young Melbourne woman trying to come to terms with s ... Read more
An old woman travelling by train. But is it also a journey through her memories? ... Read more
This ‘soft conversation on a hard subject between two friends' presents a dialogue between Godard and his collaborator, Anne-Marie Mieville. They talk about Cinema, Television and their work together. ... Read more
In a civil war in an unspecified country a tuba player tries to remain aloof from the conflict that surrounds him. The film is an allegory spoken in an invented language. It was nominated for an Academy Award and filmed in Israel by an international cast and crew. ... Read more
When a corrupt land development company tries to evict 20,000 dwellers from their homes, Somsri, a charismatic local teacher leads the fight to save his community. 'Tiger Temple Community' is the name of one of the biggest slums in Bangkok. Formerly useless swampland, it belongs to the government ... Read more
The filmmaker enters into the spiritual world of Jacky de Maeyer and probes into the spirit hidden behind the visible exteriors of the sculpture. He works without words, with Images and musk alone. ... Read more
Pantelis Voulgaris' epic is set during the "stone years" of recent Greek history (I954-1974) when membership of the Communist Party was illegal, and repressive governments punished members with imprisonment. ... Eleni and Babis fall in love in Thessaly in 1954, Their courtship — hesitant and ... Read more
Vivid reconstruction through interviews and dramatic sequences of the mass observation movement of the 1930s which conducted opinion surveys in Britain on everything from sex to the abdication the Munich crisis and World War II. By eavesdropping and candid camera photography. "observers" like ... Read more
Fred, a punk-coiffed eccentric, gatecrashes Helena's classy birthday party, stealing some compromising documents that belong to her influential husband Pursued by the husband's henchmen. Fred finds refuge in the subway where he befriends a series of subterranean personalities — among them a ... Read more
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