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Films In 1992

An unknown foreigner's vision of the unreal Bangkok. ... We call Western foreigners farang. Thai is not their native tongue... ... Why do they come to Thailand? What do they want here? Do they come because they appreciate us or do they pity us? They are all from civilised countries. They come to ... Read more
A suburban encounter and a mutual need for companionship lead to a re-telling of the tales of 1001 Arabian Nights. Eerily distant images force words back into the prominence they once held in the days before cinema, radio and T.V. ... Read more
Take a thousand-and-one images and double them, layer them one over the other, add ani­mation, pixillation, shock and tenderness. Refer to red. Analyze the subliminal and sub­limely forget the analysis. Refer to red. Add a sound for each image, and.mix well. A herd lost in the red wood. Or ... Read more
Using as its source the words, music and draw­ings of autistic people, this film explores the feeling of autism from the inside Constructed to reflect an idiosyncratic and obsessive world, it is both visually striking and disquietingly insightful (AS) ... Read more
... ... Glen Murray is a city councillor in Win­nipeg. He's a popular community figure, a tireless worker for charities and a highly-respected gay role model. He lives his life in a hurry; 15 of his closest friends are dead or dying of AIDS. Now, Glen has taken the bold step of taking in a ... Read more
A black man and a white woman lie naked in bed and taunt each other about 'small' versus 'big' and 'fleshy' versus 'tight'. A Small Dick Fleshy Ass Thang subverts, inverts and ridicules racial stereotypes in the realm of the sexual. A hilarious poke at physical embarrassment. ... Read more
Acla is a harrowing yet lyrical film whichtranscends the genre of social realism and the workers' epic, attaining the heights of almost operatic beauty. Illuminated with incandescent imagery and stunning music, this tale of 11-year-old Ada —a young boy sold by his father to digger Caramazza ... Read more
Between 1990 and 1991, Aileen Carol Wuornos, a 35-year-old prostitute, killed seven men. The FBI termed her "America's first female serial killer". ... British documentary filmmaker Nick Broomfield unites his interest in social outsiders and oversized personalities — as seen in his other ... Read more
A modern, cautionary fable which explores life, death and rebirth, the futility of permanence and the inevitability ofchange. The film is made from the point of view of one of nature's most beautiful creatures, a tiny bug. ... Read more
Based on the popular series of novels by N.Z. author, Tessa Duder, Alex focuses on the life of 15 year old, Alex Archer. The year Is 1959. Alex is preparing for the N.Z. national swimming trials, hoping to qualify for the Olympics in Rome. So confident is she of selection, she is studying Italian ... Read more
To satisfy a public hungry for diversion and longing for new heroes, the government has created a Ministry of Entertainment. Auditions are underway. This sardonic allegory imagines the protagonist's of Lino Brocka's Manila: In theClaws of Neon as participants in a 'Win a Job' gameshow of the future! Read more
Amelia Rose Towers — whose initials spell ART — faces off against an adversary whose initials spell MAN, after passmg through sur­realist chambers and screens offering images of a personal identity that can never be recon­ciled Camp, baroque, decadently theatrical, with a ... Read more
This, the second feature by Dana Rotberg one of Mexico's most exciting new filmmakers, is a rare and intense cinematic allegory with its magic-realist treatment of themes such as incest, religious fanaticism and sexual repression. Built around passions and obsessions of Bunuelian or Felliniesque ... Read more
A quirky urban parable about a faithful pigeon feeder led into temptation on his way to offer the daily bread. Well served by its cast of two off-Broadway actors and a flock of pigeons trained by the 'The Birdmen of Harlem', this low-budget B&W student film has a gritty, high contrast look ... Read more
Another Girl, Another Planet, a dreamy fable about a guy in an East Village walk-up and his serial love life, has gained considerable acclaim and notoriety over the last year, largely due to its unique look and particular production history. Directed by a respected collaborator of Wenders and ... Read more
Suburban Melbourne area 1966 Antonio loves Anna, is passionate about Doctor Zlnvago and, despite religious guilt, tempted by opportuni­ties for infidelity Strange happenings are a-foot' The film, full of irony and comic mischief, is a cross between a contemporary folktale and a medieval ... Read more
On a journey into central Victoria we discover that a decent holiday is not beyond the reach of the average family. ... Read more
Tommy and Ruth are friends living in a fishing town. Tommy's dad wants him to be a fisher­man, Tommy wants to be a painter. An old painter arrives in the area and his presence exerts a strong influence on Tommy. ... Read more
Winner of the Gold Leopard (Grand Prix) at the last Locarno Film Festival, Autumn Moon is a striking departure from the archetypal Hong Kong feature — European critics have compared it to the early classics of Antonioni, such as La Notte. In an industry dominated by work of explosive violence ... Read more
A hero from the early days of American car­toons draws his own modern day figure. Yet he soon loses control of his new creation. A homage to the classical animation of Max Fleis­cher, with guest appearances by Koko the Clown and Betty Boop. ... Read more
A surreal, impressively sadistic slice of fetishism with oblique reference to Francis Bacon, the painter, and Bunuel's Un Chien Andalou. In a camp, claustrophobic abattoir a porcine man performs a gruesome ritual. A vegetarian's nightmare. ... Read more
Comedians Penn and Teller take us on a jour­ney through the world of art and find out about perspective, how artists create the illu­sion of depth and the work of David Hockney. A mixture of animation, song, magic and com­edy, this film is as entertaining as it is enlight­ening. ... Read more
Screened, to high acclaim, at the Cannes, Toronto, London and Berlin Film Festivals, Benny's Video elicited the same stunned silence from each audience drawn into its world of violence under brutal examination. With riveting formal control, director Michael Haneke has created a chill, unsparing ... Read more
In this, her first film, noted Philippine actress, Grace Amilbangsa, displays a sensitive approach to a potentially sensational subject and an impressive command of expressive film language. In a seductive atmosphere of claus­trophobic intimacy and slow-burning menace, she unfolds a tale of ... Read more
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