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Films In 1986

The Frog. The Dog And The Devil is the retelling of a ballad about a High Country shepherd who believes he is being pursued by the Devil. The frog and the dog of the title accompany him on his flight. The animation is a return to traditional forms, although the story is far from Disney. The Dolby ... Read more
The Great Land of Small is the fifth feature in Rock Doner's series of faintly films which include The Dog Who Stopped the War and The Peanut Butter Solution, both shown at earlier Melbourne Film Festivals. ... It's a magical tale about two city children who, while on a visit to their grandparents ... Read more
New Zealand author Margaret Mahy has written the screenplay for this adaption of her Carnegie Award winning novel. Young Barney Palmer is finding out about a mysterious family secret: each generation one member of the family appears to be possessed by magical or supernatural powers. Is Barney being ... Read more
The International Sweethearts of Rhythm was a multi-racial. all women's jazz band that toured the US in the 1940s. The film places the International Sweethearts in an historical context and explores the climate of the late 30s and early 40s, especially for women and minorities. For instance, as a ... Read more
I don't think we can ever say that we are informed rather that we are formed. ... Interviewee in The Journey ... Peter Watkins new film The Journey, the highlight of the International Forum at this year's Berlin Film Festival, has been reviewed overseas as a film which pioneers new directions in ... Read more
Work is becoming more service oriented and more and more services rely upon us doing harm to each other. ... In most people's lives, work operates as a degrading and debilitating force. It disables people's critical and perception capacities. Unless workers assume responsibility for evaluating the ... Read more
Ten year old Micky's grandfather has died. While his family mourns, he defies traditional lewish mourning customs by going to see a movie. Later, he faces the consequences of his actions. ... Read more
While Britain decides whether its real political allies are Europe or the US, three characters decide to act. Their action takes the form of a Technicolor musical comedy set against famous London locations. ... Read more
This tape is about a man who has supported post-war Japan and is a frugal battler. His wife has lost faith in him and has dedicated her life to her son. The son's marriage disturbs the almost incestuous relationship which exists between the mother and her son. This is a recurring theme in modern ... Read more
II caso Moro examines the kidnapping, capture and killing of Italian Christian Democrat leader Aldo Moro in fine detail with the benefit of historical hindsight. Based on Robert Katz's documentary book Days Of Wrath, the film finds no new or startling evidence that could solve the mysteries ... Read more
Reality and fiction become confused In this short narrative as I airy panics after an argument with his girlfriend. Special lighting effects and a strong sound track help us enter the mind of a man under stress. ... Read more
A daylight docu-drama about the West Australian novelist Elizabeth Jolley. who had careers as a nurse, door-to-door salesperson (failed) and real estate salesperson (also failed) The fabric of Jolley's life as she talks to us about her writing - its genesis, texture and themes - has been embossed ... Read more
Many crimes have been committed, but none like this... ... Read more
A bizarre investigation of poetics juxtaposing the painful reality of dissection of the human body with the impassioned Imagery of Arthur Rimbaud's poem “Le Bateau Ivre” (The Drunken Boat). ... Read more
A new music film from virtuoso director Derek Jarman. ... Read more
Winner of prizes at the Kracow and Mannheim Festivals, this film is a study of the only man in Poland entrusted with the task of eliminating rats from large factories. To achieve his goal the rat catcher must get to know the psychology and habits of his adversaries and to respect them in their own ... Read more
Rachel Reichman's first feature is a Depression-era fable, shot in black and white and cast with a metallic blue tint that lends it a coldly ethereal quality. ... The Riverbed traces the story of a despondent drifter who stumbles across a farmhouse inhabited by a wealthy widow and her disabled ... Read more
A newly wed couple collide with a scooter on their wedding night. Months later, while driving along an empty highway, the couple pick up a woman whose car has run out of petrol. She discovers a disturbing fact about their marriage. ... Read more
"... did you forget my song?" The Singer ... Read more
A search for cultural and personal identity. ... Read more
A barber, his apprentice, a customer and a bullfight on television combine to give a closer shave. ... Read more
Ten encounters with major figures from the international video scene. Michelle Collery with Jean Paul Goude (publicity); Mike Hurll (BBC Top of the Pops); John Sanborn (US videoartist); Mien Temple (video clips); Bertrand Merinos, Wonder Product and Les Maitres du Monde (French video art); Mario ... Read more
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