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BLACK SQUARE (Iossif Pasternak, 1988)
If perestroika seems slow to influence Soviet features, its effect on documentaries is clear in Black Square, an original and lively look at 20th century avant-garde painting in the USSR. ... Directe… Read more

Blown Fuse (John Ege, 1988)
A psychological study of a 'fragile' couple through a kaleidoscope of fractured images. What is left is a mood, a glimpse, leaving the audience ta contemplate and consider various solutions. ... Read more

Boleros and Mantillas (Hilton McConnico, 1988)
A dark comedy about a mother and wife in search of a look, a Spanish maid dancing on the table, three precocious little girls and a husband in the bath. Something has to give ... ... Read more

BYE BYE RED RIDING HOOD (Marta Meszaros, 1988)
A modern re-telling of the childhood classic about Fanny, who has lived in the forest with her meteorologist mother ever since she was a little girl. One day on the way to visit her grandmother and g… Read more

CALLING THE SHOTS (Janis Cole, Holly Dale, 1988)
... ... Of the various men's clubs reluctantly desegregated by feminism, the movie industry has been one of the more resilient to change. Still largely a boy's game, big-league moviemaking has proved… Read more

Chartered Streets (Jeremy Wooding, 1988)
"I write in South Molton Street what I both see and hear. In regions of humanity, in London's opening streets", - Jerusalem by William Blake, poet, painter and visionary. ... Wooding reinterprets Bla… Read more

Chet's Romance (Betrand Fevre, 1988)
Chet Baker sings 'I'm a Fool to Want You'. 'When Chet sings, he hypnotises people. They react in a particular way, a tender way. In order to film this, I moved in very slowly — four metres in t… Read more

Chet's Romance (Betrand Fevre, 1988)
Chet Baker sings I'm A Fool To Want You. "When Chet sings, he hypnotises people. They react in a particular way, a tender way. In order to film this, I moved in very slowly - four metres in two minut… Read more

CHOCOLAT (Claire Denis, 1988)
Returning to Cameroon, the West African nation where she spent her childhood, a young Frenchwoman (Mireille Perrier) contemplates her youth, spent within the enclave of a colonial outpost, and the va… Read more

CIRCLE OF GOLD (Uday Bhattacharya, 1988)
A personal essay that entwines the filmmaker's conflicting sense of birthplace Calcutta and home, England The paradoxes of memory, personal and political history are synthesised by a complex montage … Read more

City (Andrzej Baranski, 1988)
The city presented and represented with its geometry divided and rotated to yield new structures from the old ... Read more

Coffee Coloured Children (Ngozi Angela Onwurah, 1988)
Coffee Coloured Children attempts to approach a social statement through an experimental framework. Two black children are brought up by a white mother in an urban housing estate. Their situation is … Read more

COMPO (Nigel Buesst, 1988)
... ... Fresh-faced university graduate Paul Harper (Jeremy Stanford) doesn't know what he's let himself in for when he starts his new job at the State Compensation Office. Instead of an efficient go… Read more

Confessions of a Simple Surgeon (, 1988)
A humorous yet hard hitting presentation of the health risks associated with smoking, together with an examination of the role of tobacco advertising in recruiting young smokers Its message to viewer… Read more

D.O.A. (Rocky Morton, Annabel Jankel, 1988)
Although ostensibly a remake of Rudolph Mate's 1950 film noir classic, D. O. A. has undergone major structural changes, courtesy of screenwriter Charles Edward Pogue (The Fly, Psycho III), which give… Read more

Daddy's Little Bit of Dresden China (Karen Watson, 1988)
An engaging and apparently benign mixed-animation work develops almost impeccably into a disturbing personal expression of the experience of incest. - (CK) ... Read more

Defence Councel Sedov (Yevgeny Tsymbal, 1988)
Late one evening in Moscow in 1937, Defence Councel Sedov hears a knock at the door. Three women whose agronomist husbands have been sentenced to death for alleged sabotage beg him to take on the see… Read more

Degrees of Blindness (Cerith Wyn Evans, 1988)
Shot on high-definition video, transferred to 35mm with remarkable results, this a truly contemporary experimental work, looking at the meaning, the importance of vision. ... Total vision is left beh… Read more

Delirium (Kathy Smith, 1988)
Inspired by several events which occurred in January 1986 one particular event was the death of six people travelling in a car from Darwin to Elliott in the N.T, who died of dehydration after the car… Read more

DIRECTED BY ANDREI TARKOVSKY (Michal Leszczylowski, 1988)
col/I988/10I mins ... This is easily the best of many documentaries made about Tarkovsky in the last few years of his life, because the director and his camera team had the knack of being in the righ… Read more

Dog Brain (J. Falconer, 1988)
A delightfully lively animation by the makers of Lupo the Butcher — a hit at last year's festival — about the fantasies that take place in a dog's dream. Mr Freud woutd have a field day h… Read more

Dr. Plughole (John Armstrong, 1988)
Matthew's evening bath is interrupted by a visit from the water wizard, 'Dr Plughole'. Combining animation and live action into a comic adventure, 'Dr Plughole' shows young Matthew how exciting the w… Read more

Dramolet (The Brothers Quay, 1988)
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DRIVING ME CRAZY (Nick Broomfield, 1988)
... ... Take an egocentric German 'empressario' with plans to produce the biggest theatrical event in the history of showbiz; a (respected) film producer with grandiose plans for a film of the show (… Read more

Duck (Simon Shore, 1988)
Ten-year -old Charlotte learns a valuable lesson: being a grown-up doesn't necessarily mean behaving like one. ... Another from the Film Four series of eleven-minute shorts. ... Read more

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