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Films In 1986

A youthful, anarchic film from 26-year-old French director Leos Carax, a crime thriller that turns into a tale of unrequited love. ... "Paris, a few years before the beginning of the 21st century. Nothing's really changed (the water, the bridges, a few trees, the stars...) except for the carriages ... Read more
“In many ways [Carax's] most purely delightful work - bittersweet, haunting, and as original and eccentric as homage movies get, infusing arch neo-Godard poetics with grace notes cribbed from Griffith, Chaplin, and Cocteau.” - Village Voice ... In his second feature, Leos Carax delivers a ... Read more
A fantasy about the time Beethoven spent composing his 5th Symphony. ... Read more
An old man returns from the grave on a final quest. ... Read more
Described as "the ultimate male bonding film" and "an understated example of a good modern gothic narrative", Noir Et Blanc marks Claire Devers' remarkable directorial debut. The story deals with Antoine, an accountant and a good husband who finds a job in a sports club and discovers the pleasures ... Read more
Recalling the mythic encounter between Ulysses and the Siren, a series of men become imprisoned by the projections of their own desires. "I felt that Fevre's sensitivity and imagination would bring the Tempest in every man's pot to an artistic boiling point in less than 30 minutes. My feeling was ... Read more
Having met, two women discuss their relationship. One compares their time together with a pair of old socks; one wonders whether lips wear out from kissing the same person. They are still in love. A stylistic short — a light-hearted lesbian love story. ... Read more
A young priest returns home on vacation tries unsuccessfully to convert his mother returns to church and has a kind of vision Bizarre comic iconoclastic short fiction. ... Read more
An impressionistic look at a block of flats somewhere in the Netherlands. ... Read more
The Ouantet Video Paintbox with Mirage effects and 3D animation meets ... the filmic dose-up. ... Read more
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An account of current political unrest in Chile. 12 years after murder of Allende and installation of military dictatorship under General Pinochet. David Bradbury's most powerful film up to date, not because it is an in-depth expose of its subject or because it is a brilliantly conceived ... Read more
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A dual monitor Installation designed to steal the show. ... Read more
This funny, observant and charming film earned the distinction of being the first Welsh-language production selected for an official section at Cannes. It screened there last year in the Un Certain Regard section. ... Shot in Aberdare, South Wales, the film chronicles the closure of The Rex, a ... Read more
A highly stylised production featuring Krystal and Amanda in their travels through contemporary consumer culture. The visual look graphic design and the narrative pitch all combine to construct a video comic book. ... Read more
Swirling shapes in the sea of tranquility. ... Read more
A 'didactic' document, tracing events concerned with the creation and dismantling of a video installation in Japan. ... Read more
Czechs and Balances is the story of a down and out Japanese woodworker living in New York City. In desperation he resorts to purse snatching. ... Read more
DUI (Driving Under The Influence) originated as a benefit concert for a member of the Los Angeles band Severed Head In A Bag who was picked up by the Los Angeles Police Department for alcohol consumption. Director Spike Stewart and producer Cathleen Doyle have produced an outlandish and ... Read more
"There is topless nudity aplenty - shower shots, dressing shots, undressing shots - anything and everything the hormones of a raging horror/sci-fi fan could long for." - DVD Verdict ... Faced with a growing number of unemployed teenagers, the Australian government has started locking them up in a ... Read more
A sound poem that traces the rhythm of mediaphrenia and contrapuntal expressionism within a tight harmonic and temporal framework. A tribute to television: garbage with a lot of thought put into it. Indeed, metagarbage. ... Read more
A film which attempts to separate the sheep from the monks. One to flock to. ... Read more
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