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Films In 1991

LOVE ON A SLICE OF BREAD (Garin Nugroho, 1991)
... ... Garin Nugroho's directorial debut, Love on a Slice of Bread, is one of the most unusual films ever made in Indonesia; a modem love story which has a new psychological complexi­ty for Indo… Read more

Lovelock (David Robertson, 1991)
Obsessed with running faster than any man before him, Jack Lovelock came to the 1936 Berlin Olympics in pursuit of perfection. With powerful directorial understatement and lumi­nous black-and-whi… Read more

LOVERS ON THE BRIDGE (Leos Carax, 1991)
This vivid, visceral journey through the vagabond experience is one of the classics of early 90s French cinema. ... Pont Neuf, the oldest bridge in Paris, provides the setting for this alternative lo… Read more

Low (James Herbert, 1991)
James Herbert literally breathes life into this masterpiece, which is visually breathtaking, rich in hue and gracefully sensual. (If you have never seen work by him, don't miss this one.) ... Read more

Luke's Party (Tim Burns, Ros Sultan, 1991)
Orchestrated chaos, as the interviewee of this mock documentary struggles to tell her story in the face of continual interruptions by children, neighbours, social security inspectors, debt collectors… Read more

Lunavision (Christophe Michelet, 1991)
Worlds collide as this wordless visual delight leads the audience on a journey of discovery through the breathtaking landscape of the Aus­tralian night. (AH) ... Read more

M-dot Report (Stephen Ball, 1991)
A season in Elwood. Looking back on 1991. This is my scrapbook. This is not my home but it's where I live. These are not my words but they're what I say. You see there are all these connections but i… Read more

Mama's Boy (Tony Asimakopoulos, 1991)
Love, ambition, violence, food. Enter the mis­directed life of Mikey — Montreal pizzamaker extraordinaire. Explosive, unsettling, fimmaking from a French-Canadian-Greek Scorsese. ... Read more

Manipulation (UK, 1991)
Manipulation is about repression in society The minority, or in this case 'the small man syn­drome', fights against the machinery of life, which physically and mentally humiliates, crushing out a… Read more

Marc and Ann (Les Blank, 1991)
Les Blank's Flower Films presents the latest m a series of films on Louisiana and Caj'un cul­ture by filmmakers Les Blank, Maureen Gosling and Chris Simon. "It bit me and got a hold of me and I n… Read more

MASSILLON (William Jones, 1991)
Combining painterly images, literary prose, ponderous timing and dry humour, William Jones renders his impressions of grow­ing up gay in a small Ohio city. Moving from the personal to the politic… Read more

MEMORIES OF THE CAUCASUS (Georgii Vlasenko, 1991)
... ... The Caucasus mountains in southern Rus­sia, sites of memory, history, imagination, longing, mysticism. In Memories of the Caucasus, the work of Sergei Paradjanov, the director of such fil… Read more

Mirrors of Time (Jean-Jacques Leduc, 1991)
Why has the notion of time become so central to our lives? How did the days of the week and the months of the year get their names? Mirrors of Time takes a light-hearted look at these questions, begi… Read more

Moise (Howard Goldberg, 1991)
Helene has been admitted to the prestigious Julliard School of Music. But there is an obsta­cle: she is the mother of a four-month-old baby. A heart-breaking audition must be taken. Sarah and Sam… Read more

MONSTER IN A BOX (Nick Broomfield, 1991)
... ... This is a film. This is no ordinary film. Mon­ster In A Box is like no other film you've ever seen — unless you saw Swimming To Cam­bodia at the 1988 Melbourne Film Festival. ..… Read more

Mr Neal is Entitled to be an Agitator (Daryl Dellora, 1991)
This dramatized documentary about the life of the controversial High Court Judge Lionel Murphy (1922-88) comprises reenactments, interviews and archival footage. The film doc­uments Murphy's role… Read more

My Father Died (Mikkel Beckmen, 1991)
Years after the event, the narrator recalls being five-years-old when his family gathered for the wake after his father died. Now he is at a cemetery, picnicking with his girlfriend. Flat, home movie… Read more

My Neighborhood (Richard Blakeslee, Margaret Miles, 1991)
A celebration of the short essay film. It's just hard to stop making short films. ... Read more

My Withered Tomato Friend (Michelle Harrison, Sally Abbott, 1991)
A tonal poem that rejects conventional narra­tive in order to express the thoughts of an abused woman. Four 'found' images and a woman's voice alternate between thoughts of a battered wife who de… Read more

MYSTERIES OF JULY (Reece Auguiste, 1991)
... ... The documentary form is under review. Audiences do not need to accept the tired formulae which television imposes on docu­mentary filmmakers. The tyranny is powerful, and well established… Read more

NARGESS (Rakhshan Bani-Etemad, 1991)
Considering all the norms from which Nargess departs, it may seem surprising that the film was made at all. It honestly and sympathetically represents people who live out­side strict Islamic law,… Read more

Neighbours (Dannah Nayblat, 1991)
The filmmaker moves into a studio flat in Jerusalem, and finds herself embroiled in an ongoing battle between the neighbours on either side of her. One is a hostile, bitter per­vert, glorifying i… Read more

NIGHT AND DAY (Chantal Akerman, 1991)
... ... Considering that she is one of the most con­sistently original filmmakers of our time, ifs difficult to explain the under-currency of Chantal Akerman's work. Put it down to the vagaries o… Read more

Night in Versailles (Bruno Podalydès, 1991)
A delightful French comedy of manners (dedi­cated to Herge, the creator of Tin Tin comics), where a dinner party, designed to seduce, steadily escalates into an evening of farcical food-for-thoug… Read more

NIGHT ON EARTH (Jim Jarmusch, 1991)
... ... The films of Jim Jarmusch invariably locate themselves in what one might call the 'poetry of the everyday'. His characters are constantly on the move, geographically and domestically uprooted… Read more

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