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Films In 1987

The American Steven and the Italian Roberto meet for the first time in an offbeat cafe for a conversation overr coffee and cigarettes. ... Read more
In 1915 a group of men from the small town of Gilgandra in mid west NSW organised a march to Sydney, 550km away, recruiting volunteers enroute to sign up and fight for their country at Gallipoli. This novel campaign was a great success with 263 volunteers arriving in Sydney, in what became known as ... Read more
Seven photocopied stories Quick Inventory (Inventaire Rapide), SB's Been at it Again (Superbiscoto Fait des Siennes), The Fly (La Mouche de Chez Jean), The Long Wait (Une Longue Attente), A Real Punch-Up (Une Bonne Bagarre), Decisions, Decisions (II Fam Choisir), Two in the Shower (A Deux Sous La ... Read more
A survey of opening credit sequences/theme music of TV series that deal with maintaining the status quo, upholding justice, uncovering truths, saving lives. From Dragnet to Miami Vice and back again. ... Read more
Scripted by director Verhoeff and Jean van de Velde from an ironic, satirical bestseller, this is a formally adventurous gamble that has paid off. Essentially a study of life in an apartment block in one of Amsterdam's more impoverished areas, the film observes the building's inhabitants with a ... Read more
From the analyst's couch, the terminally tragedy-prone Chip Dexter tries to find the root of his grown up insecurities in his childhood horrors. Meanwhile, his analyst, played by Ann Magnuson, Doyen of the infamous Club 57, doodles and cracks walnuts. ... Read more
The argument continues... two hybrid characters pursue... the crust ... Read more
Which dress addresses the occasion for this damsel? ... Read more
Fairytales have never been less Grimm. Jest (or gests) and jousts in Wagga Wagga parallel contemporary women's encounters with Patriarchy (or should that be Tapriarchy) in the guise of a tap-dancing lawyer A consuming tale where an educated princess and her author unlearn their privileges in the ... Read more
In the last few years Hou Hsiao-hsien's films, (A Summer at Grandpa's '84, A Time to Live and a Time to Die '85 and Dust in the Wind '87) have reflected the considerable critical attention coming to, and the changes taking place, in Taiwanese cinema Though these features have been well received in ... Read more
Frank is a lonely and purposeless young man until he meets Mr Lord, the charismatic supermarket manager, who employs him to do the lord's work amongst the baked beans and weekly specials. ... An economy-sized pop-comedy from video artist Rik Lander. ... Read more
From the pen of Alexei Sayle, and no doubt inspired by his hit 'tune' of the same name, this is a radical remake of Bicycle Thieves, with Sayle playing both lead parts - a pair of twins ... Sterling Moss is had and ignorant, his brother Carl is good and prison-educated Carl makes bikes with the ... Read more
The follow up to Huang Jianxm's very successful first feature Black Cannon Incident, is a decidedly different type of film, that even those familiar with the new developments in Chinese cinema may not expect, let alone a new audience. However all should be pleasantly surprised by China's first ... Read more
"A modest enterprise of surprising impact, Jan Schutte's first feature film may remind veterans of the refugee stories by Erich Mana Remarque. The difference being that Remaique was writing about exiles escaping Nazi Germany before WW2, while Schutte deals with Pakistanis entering West Germany with ... Read more
"Today dinner plates of the Japanese family are occupied by the plasuc food sold m supermarkets In cinemas it's ail the same This is the stams quo of Japan, a wretched economic giant I myself, being poor and sour, wanted to retaliate and made this short film." ... "Dream Running experiments with ... Read more
Swarthy, fledgling writer Euripides travels to England with the intention of having his screenplay Medea turned into a movie. A great idea, though the film bureaucracy won't accept it. Full of self doubt, he speculates on the film that might have been. Clever satire and sledgehammer irony; a hidden ... Read more
A compilation of trends movements and fashions across Europe (including ads by Fellini and Zeffirelli). ... Read more
In Eve and Marilyn, Arnold spotlights her relationship with Marilyn Monroe, whom she photographed possibly more than any other photographer over a certain period. This film raises fascinating questions about the relationship between the portrait photographer and the sitter, especially when the ... Read more
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Facades: "The frustration of mankind at traffic lights" - standing in the thick of traffic in any main city trying to cross a street is a daunting task. Traffic and tension can be enormous. The filmmaker becomes part of it. By using a 35mm still camera, many hundreds of photos are taken and then ... Read more
A film in which women come to question notions of identity at their window sills. ... "...at one window - a world with a child and at another window - a world without a child." A. M. Mieville ... Read more
One of the most talked about films of the year at international festivals, Family Viewing> is as extraordinary and surprising as it is original. Egyptian born, Canadian bred writer/director Atom Egoyan was only 27 when he made this, his second feature, on a miniscule budget of less than $A200,000 ... Read more
Documentation of a performance of short vignettes featuring music, dance and multi-visuals transformed by video. ... Read more
A drama-documentary which sets out to explore the role played by Sir Arthur (Bomber) Harris in the history of bombing. Intercutting drama, documentary and archive footage, the film examines the relationship between the use of carpet bombing during the Second World War and the political aims of the ... Read more
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