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Films In 1987

Doctor P, a distinguished singer, visits a ... neurologist. He is suffering from a profound ... visual agnosia. He can see but he cannot ... recognise. At the doctor's consulting room, he ... mistakes his wife for a hat stand. ... After conducting a series of tests, the ... neurologist is none the ... Read more
A non-narrative film filled with stunning and memorable images. It is an evocative filmic journey. ... Read more
One of several mini-features intended as support in theatrical exhibition. Some believe minis may become a new genre. Others claim they will be a means of justifying yet more advertisements of equal length before the main feature. ... Based on a story by Martin Amis, this 'mini' is about a ... Read more
In 1985 a black woman was shot by the police in Brixton. A few weeks later another died in her home in Tottenham when the police "unlawfully" entered to search the property. As a result of these two incidents the black community reacted. The authorities and Fleet Street in their characteristic ... Read more
A loving tribute to Laurel & Hardy by a 'set of odd, charming, curious, misplaced cherubs' who get together every two years from all over the world to celebrate these two great cinema comedians. ... Formed in 1965, the group is named after the 1933 film that has Stan and Ollie sneaking off to a ... Read more
A simultaneous projection of film and video with an original music score by the director. Stunning wallpaper. It all started with a rushed meal. ... Read more
Harry Whitehouse is the last Principal Keeper of Bardsey Lighthouse, on the North Wales coast. The lighthouse is scheduled for automation. In chronicling his departure the film also discusses the erosion of an ancient island community by modern-day values and circumstances. If lighthouses ... Read more
In between serving cough pastels and contraceptives at the chemist's, Joy dreams of the perfect man. Over at the hairdresser's, Betty has the same pre occupation for herself and her daughter Charlene ... Read more
Life ... is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying I nothing' - William Faulkner ... Bruno is fourteen, small in stature and innocent. Having just moved into the neighbourhood, he makes friends with Jean-Roger, a violent 15-year-old who terrorises his (and Bruno's) ... Read more
What would happen, asks The Strike, if Hollywood bought the rights to the story of the miners' strike? The most recent (and most ambitious) Comic Strip protect takes on the movie establishment, sending up the excesses of tinsel town moguls. Paul (Alexei Sayle) a decent young chap from the country ... Read more
For years ventriloquist Harry and his wife Louise have played out a strange ritual in which the central character is a dummy named Max. Louise decides to end their guilt-inspired game. The dummy must go and Harry must find his own voice. ... Read more
Inside a warehouse a precarious structure 70-100 feet long constructed from various items is set into motion via a chain reaction So begins a story about cause and effect, mechanism and art, improbability and precision. ... Read more
It's often said that 'three's a crowd", however three elements, three legs (tripod) three angles etc. offer the lowest common standard of stability. ... Three - The Passenger (trailer) ; My Son is Back from Vietnam (but spent 15 years behind sunglasses) and, The Trip (heaven's in the back seat, the ... Read more
Set during the horrendous fire bombings of Japan in the lead-up to the atomic bomb drops, Tombstone For Fireflies follows two children orphaned in the Kobe attacks - a girl (Setsuko) aged 5 and a boy (Seita) aged 10 - as they try to survive on the streets. The story is told in flash­back ... Read more
... ... Train of Dreams is technically unassuming (it was made for a pittance) but accomplished — the gritty style invariably serves the equally gritty content, which amounts to an even-handed examination of teenage delinquency that refuses to sentimentalise it, glorify it or revel in it ... Read more
A tragic love story set on an ocean liner ... Celebrated French filmmaker Bruce Krebs' latest charcoal animation was in competition at Cannes 1987 ... Read more
A TV set possessed by the devil provokes a drama in a couples home ... Read more
The controversial winner of last year's top prize at Cannes, the Palme d'Or for Best Film, Maurice Pialat courts critical and popular acrimony with each film intent on forging his own creative path in spite of current trends an biases. But the controversy must be considered carefully, perhaps even ... Read more
Travelling by tube will never be the same again! Underground takes you through a day in the life of the London underground system. Filmed in 16mm black and white with a specially composed soundtrack, it charts the characters and mini dramas that take place over 24 hours. The camera observes ... Read more
A re-photographed film. Sections in slow-motion, super impositions, re-photographed family photos and slides. ... Read more
A long term patient in a psychiatric hospital contemplates the inevitability of chance and mars the small but relentless dislocations that threaten this fragile existence ... Read more
Paul Cox uses the letters of Vincent Van Gogh to his brother Theo, written between 1872 and his death in 1890, to tell the artist's story and explore the sites of his inspiration. It is a documentary drama which unlike the biopic Lust For Life investigates the artist's life without using an actor ... Read more
Of the legendary relationship between Gertrude Stein and Alice Boyd Toklas, Thornton Wilder, wrote that "Alice was merely the dragon protecting the treasure." Waiting for the Moon develops from the entwined myths of these two women, a gentle but dynamic portrait of their genius. Portrait is the ... Read more
A sculptural film which explores the space at and just below the surface of a swimming pool. The film plays with orientation, weightlessness and particularly the surface itself, that peculiar boundary between worlds that is both window and mirror, both visible and invisible. ... Read more
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