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Films In 1987

Stik (Stewart Carter, 1987)
'Stik' lives by his wits on the streets of Melbourne. Stewart Carter and his crew spent weeks with 'Stik' in order to film this slice of life. A second year Swinburne project ... Read more

Stiller, Garbo & I (Claes Olsson, Alvaro Pardo, 1987)
The story of Maurice Stiller, the silent director, his dog Charly and Stiller's grandson Ruben. When Stiller went to Hollywood, Charly remained in Sweden. It is 1961 and Stiller's grandson, Ruben hea… Read more

Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story (Todd Haynes, 1987)
As the above listing suggests, there's so much going on in Superstar's 43 minutes that it's difficult to know where to start a description. Suffice to say this is one of the most original films you'r… Read more

SURROGATE WOMAN (Im Kwon Taek, 1987)
Director Im Kwon Taek has again created a moving portrait of a Korean woman, this time in historical circumstances. ... Set in the Yi Dynasty (14th Century) Im is obviously suggesting and attempting … Read more

T.V. Reporter (Ian Haig, 1987)
Looking at different spatial relationships in the presentation of the news and where/how we locate ourselves in relation to the presenter, interviewee, reporter etc... ... Read more

Tandem (Garth Maxwell, 1987)
A nightly stylised account of a young woman's grief and eventual acceptance of her grandfathers death ... Read more

TESTIMONY (Tony Palmer, 1987)
Nothing can prepare you for the visual and aural extravaganza that is Testimony, the fascinating story of Soviet composer Dmitri Shostakovich ... The young Shostakovich had success after success unti… Read more

The Artist (Jonas Grimas, 1987)
A delightfully delicious "smorgasbord" of sound effects which explodes on the palate The artist arrives in the country to give a performance. At the airport he meets a customs officer, who goes to se… Read more

Janet Foreman's contribution to the resurgence of interest in the Beat Generation premiered in the market place at this year's Berlin Film Festival. It contains rare archival film and present day int… Read more

Life can get really boring if all you do is stand and wait for someone to come along and give you something to do. That's how it is for the things in a summer house in the country, who have been wait… Read more

The Canneries (Bonni Devlin, Stephen Insley, 1987)
In the 1920's, roughly 100 fish canneries operated along the coastline of British Columbia The labour force was radically segregated into groups of natives, Chinese, Japanese and Occidental workers D… Read more

The Cat Often Comes Back in the Morning (Naoto Yamakawa, 1987)
A segment from the portmanteau film Fantastic Collection. Raymond Chandler writ small more wittily than anything since Gumshoe. Yamakawa won the MFF Grand Prix in 1987 for his short Attack On a Baker… Read more

THE CATASTROPHE (Jahnu Barua, 1987)
Despite the shift to regionalism in Indian cinema, productions from Assam (in India's North, bordering onto China and Burma) are scarce. Catastrophe, the director's third feature sets the wider theme… Read more

The Children of Wax: A Folktale From Zimbabwe (Kathleen Houston, 1987)
An enchanting tale from Africa about five children made of wax They are industrious, loving, and they feel no pain But because they are wax, they can only go outside in the cool of darkness One child… Read more

THE DEBT (Miguel Pereira, 1987)
... ... The very day the Argentine Armed Forces invaded the Falklands, Miguel Pereira graduated from the London Film School. 'I left England amid cries of war and a chauvinistic atmosphere and arrive… Read more

The Dolls (Cathy Vogan, 1987)
This tape includes an excerpt from my video play There's a Television In My Bath for three six foot Russian dolls and a person. Their faces were the TV images you see; their dialogue pre-recorded on … Read more

"Even before The Emperor's Naked Army Marches On won last years Japanese New Director's Prize, the hottest Japanese film of 1987 was so hot that no major distributor would handle it. Instead, it open… Read more

The End of the World (Bill Mousoulis, 1987)
The world of things and movements traces itself backwards and forwards in an ecstatic vertigo of metaphysical allusion, whilst we sublimely subordinate the will to desire. "Look out," Marguerite Dura… Read more

THE FAMILY (Ettore Scola, 1987)
La famiglia represents a long standing project for Ettore Scoia - it is his only feature in almost three years since the completion of Maccheroni. By all accounts. La famiglia promises to be a monume… Read more

The Imaged Body (Stephen Cummins, 1987)
"Le Corps Image is an experimental yet poetic film dealing with society's perceptions of the body. The film takes on one of the most elementary technical features of the film (the projection process)… Read more

The Imagined Body (Stephen Cummins, 1987)
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The Invisible Girl (Danae Gunn, Jayne Stevenson, 1987)
Anita Kelly wants to be a writer of horror stories, but the genuine brutality of her environment means that a little more than her imagination is needed to escape ... Read more

The Island on the Big River (Eric Trotta, 1987)
A small community of people live on a tiny island in the middle of a river. None of the residents have ever left because no one has built a boat that didn't sink. ... One day a motorboat arrives near… Read more

THE KEY (Ebrahim Forouzesh, 1987)
Written by featured director at last year's festival, Abbas Kiarostami, Ebrahim Forouzesh's first feature The Key is a deliciously entertaining comic drama that will appeal to all with its inventive … Read more

THE LAST OF ENGLAND (Derek Jarman, 1987)
Shot during the summer and autumn of "last year", this mesmerising trip into contemporary Britain's apocalyptic non future presents what is possibly filmmaker Jarman's most personal film to date. It'… Read more

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