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Films In 1986

A man lies dead in a suburban street, armed police surround a fiat, an Eurasian girl escapes from the scene of the crime, a young photographer snaps the proceedings. The setting is Taipei but it could be any city, anywhere. Edward Yang's latest brainteaser juggles a whole range of characters ... Read more
The West attempts to produce a conjunction of images, anecdotes scenarios, historico-social information and sounds culled from two contrasting urban spaces. The synthesis of these two spaces - certain districts of West Berlin and the inner western city of Sydney - is meant to create a purely ... Read more
The Wordy Rappinghood is four and a half minutes of titles to the music of Tom Tom Club. The song celebrates the play of language and the film shows the language of play. ... "I loved it!", (Rollo Creditz, director of Bambi Meets Godzilla). ... Read more
The Young Magician is the fourth feature film in Rock Demar's ongoing series of family films. A truly international production, this multi-award winning film is a delightful story about youthful discovery - the discovery of the potential that exists within us all ... Peter finds himself on the ... Read more
A low budget, 16mm, black and white debut feature that indicates not only an interesting new talent but also an extraordinary love and feeling for the silent cinema. The picture is shot like a Japanese detective film of the 1920s, with inserts in the mould of a samurai film. ... The plot involves a ... Read more
An experimental narrative inspired by Roland Barthes Fragments d'un Discours Amoreux. Andre has a date with Silvia, the girl he loves. He arrives punctually at the bar chosen for the rendezvous and waits for her. A woman endowed with magical power, but disguised as a regular attendant of the bar ... Read more
Shot on location in northern Quebec, the film deals with the relationship between a widower and his teenage son. Their lives in the tiny community of Silver Creek are dominated by "mushing" or dog sled racing. Toby (Yannick Bisson) is alternately awkward and recklessly self-confident as he strives ... Read more
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A dry French comedy set in a restaurant where we eavesdrop on a number of separate conversations. A witty, cleverly structured film with a twist in its tales. ... Read more
Two Moon July is a lyrical collage of performance music media and visual art made for television. The viewer joins two technical directors as they conduct a rehearsal for a live performance. Performances by: Laurie Anderson, David Byrne, Molissa Fenley, Philip Glass, Bill T. Jones, George Lewis ... Read more
The film shows the daily life of a young music student whose routine, as well as that of most Brazilians, suffers a sudden and violent interruption when the military forces take hold of the government. Mixing fiction with audio-documentation, the film is about an historic moment in the 20 year ... Read more
A baby, a woman and a romantic sound track combine and form a hypnotic and emotive film. Untitled is a hand-processed film which has been rephotographed through a faulty optical printer and includes sections of rotoscoped animation. ... Read more
George Kuchar, renowned avant-garde filmmaker based in California creates a day-in-the-hfe style of video documentary (the third in the series). ... Read more
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"This beautiful Peruvian film captivated me with the simplicity of its concept and its beautiful imagery which betrays a personal visual style. A grandson asks his grandfather about the old days then we see how even today the fishermen ply their trade just like their forefathers." Eva Schmid ... Read more
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A colourful black-and-whlte tape without sound. A portrait in a landscape of expressions. The Images are recognisable, both emotionally and visually, whilst the conscious silence is audible. ... Read more
A bored middle-aged housewife and mother rebels against the banality of her life by going for a swim at the local baths. Life ... briefly assumes the glamour of an Esther Williams movie. This film has a nicely judged ironic lone and very good dialogue especially in the exchanges between members of ... Read more
It's been said that there were three ' sparks ' of goodness among the evil of the Holocaust that of an individual, of a community and of a country. The individual was Raoul Wallenberg, the country was Denmark and the community was Le Chambon, France. ... While many know the stories of Wallenberg ... Read more
An offbeat madcap comic romp, the film follows the struggles of two Inner-city blue-eyed modern girls, Clovebox and Cardoor, who need an impossibly large sum of money to get a project off the ground. Their project becomes an unending quest for money, a quest which takes over their lives In the ... Read more
A 1986 examination of the master animator, his life, times and work. Long overdue, this documentary covers his pioneering and dedicated work. From his initial scientific films animating insects to his painstaking feature The Tale Of The Fox we see the lengths required to achieve the complex scenes ... Read more
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