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Films In 1986

Nati, a sensitive 24 year old, decides to attend the wedding of his girlfriend Galia. His journey to her kibbutz is plagued with the psychological trauma of lost love and separation. ... Read more
Shot on a budget of $5,000, Girls In Suits is a controversial comedy about two women who come together to celebrate milestones in their careers - but whose discussion ends up revolving totally around men. The director and writer have had long careers in American television. ... Read more
What i saw in the burning bush. The teaming hoards of America. ... Read more
Chantal Akerman's Golden Eighties is an exuberant witty tongue-in-cheek musical for the modern age. The inescapable comparison is with the light-opera musicals of Jacques Demy, but Akerman's touch is distinctly more vicious. The theme may be love, but the song lyrics (which she wrote herself) are ... Read more
“Like Jacques Demy on speed.” - Time Out ... Chantal Akerman's candy-coloured musical is set entirely in a Parisian shopping mall, in an unashamed celebration of 80s French pop, young love and friendship. ... Peppy, energetic and sprinkled with a plethora of plotlines, Golden Eighties follows ... Read more
In his highly accomplished, self-financed, first feature, Chisho Itoh focuses on the friendship that develops between Kagau a lonely, neglected Tokyo schoolgirl and Ryo a window cleaner, recently arrived in the big, high-rise-studded metropolis. She keeps birds and he dreams of his hometown, a ... Read more
A narrative that explores the relationship between a talented intellectual mother (who is self-sufficient in all areas of her life) and her daughter. Her daughter has a wish to explore the passionate, emotional side of her nature which she cannot express to her mother. Instead she looks for what is ... Read more
Half Of The Sky, directed by Manuel Gutierrez Aragon (Demons In The Garden), is one of the most highly praised Spanish films of recent years. It blends a tale of working class ambitions with old world mystery and superstition. ... The film focuses on Rosa (Angela Molina), the daughter of a ... Read more
A film essay on the contours of 'race' and 'civil disorder' in contemporary Britain. Filmed in Handsworth and London during the riots of 1955, and using extensive archival material ranging from scenes of colonial labour to images of Caribbean/Asian settlement, the film not only documents the ... Read more
... ... It will be a pity if Henry Portrait of a Serial Killer comes to be known for the controversy it has sparked rather than its qualities as a piece of filmmaking. As Caryn James in The New York Tunes remarked, "It is profoundly disturbing, even more for the questions it rais­es about the ... Read more
Laurie Anderson, a performance artist who has achieved the task of "crossing over" to a larger audience, has now made her first feature film. Photographed around New York and in front of a live audience. Anderson and her nine piece band perform 18 of the artist's songs. Using video screens and ... Read more
The story of a passion between Jean and Farid, thwarted by incomprehension opposite ... cultures and impossible departures And finally in their inevitable persecution. ... Read more
"With excellent wire-work and a lot of sword play and spraying blood, it's no wonder that Hong Kil Dong was selected by a group of DPRK defectors as the number one North Korean film of all time." – North Korean Films ... A righteous, action-packed and delightfully retro kung-fu epic ... Read more
This evening Theo and his friend from work have gone to the pub. It is filled with the same old faces behaving in the same restrained fashion, talking over the same old things. Suddenly Theo stands up. This unusual action catches the patrons off guard but they soon return to their familiar ... Read more
The construction of female sexuality from a male perspective has been the favoured target of feminists since the women's liberation struggle began, ... launching a definitive attack on the male vision of women and the history of a female subservience, the contemporary perspective presented by these ... Read more
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'Mother, ... The book that you have already read, ... I now begin to read ... Newly, on the first page ' ... (epigraph to Ibunda from a poem by Rik A. Sakri) ... Ibunda [Mother] is the most recent film by Teguh Karya, foremost contemporary Indonesian director, and co-founder of the Jakarta-based ... Read more
A modern ethnological documentary of a journey through Africa with commentaries by psychiatrist Dr Nakang Na Nbog and traditional healer Yol Yol. The ontological and imperial conflicts of western intellectualism and traditional cultures are brought into sharp focus. ... Read more
Waves and rocks rocks and waxes. ... Read more
A sad song with an Irish accent. A tear jerker set In the midst of parody. ... Read more
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