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Films In 1987

Isn't it remarkable that the essence of Melbourne life fits neatly under the floor of a Holden Kingswood? ... Read more
The heroes of the film are angels, unemployed guardian angels who have been hanging around Berlin ever since the end of World War II, having lost most of the powers they once owned: to whisper advice into people's ears. Now they're mainly invisible observers. ... Two of them, Damiel (Bruno Ganz) ... Read more
A short gush from Chelgo Fronx. The whole thing is held together by wire. ... Read more
Shot on the southern coast of England, David Leland's drama, Wish You Were Here is about a teenage girl of the 1950s unfashionably fascinated by sex. Played by newcomer Emily Lloyd, the character of Lynda is a strong-willed non conformist, the despair of her widowed father, whose boredom and ... Read more
A film without inertia. A meditation on the impasse within feminist approaches to representation and the straitjacket of generic conventions. Interrogating ideologies of iconography and interior decor, textuality and taxidermy, this is a film which does for feminism what David Jones has done for ... Read more
Wallace is a taxi driver who lives in a small flat in a Melbourne bayside suburb. With the aid of a micro-recorder, he tapes the stories passengers tell him in the cab. Their willingness to discuss the most personal details of their lives fascinates him. But gradually it becomes an oppressive ... Read more
With Time To Kill is a film of the street and the city, of two cops and their prey. Lt. Nick Yates and Sgt. Max Clements make a hit-list and set out to rid their town of the human garbage that has accumulated out of the corruption that surrounds them. The hunters become the hunted in deadly, urban ... Read more
In which Cohen bears witness to the dark intensity of the American band Butthole Surfers filmed at a particularly exuberant show. Brooding and unsettling - an anti-music video??? ... Read more
... ... Les Blank's long association with the Melbourne Film Festival ' continues with Ziveli, an anthropologtcal document on the culture and music of the Serbian-American communities of Chicago and California. ... ... ... 'Although the Serbs are a relatively small ethnic group, they have ... Read more
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