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Films In 1992

New World Murder (Bruce Spangler, 1992)
New World Murder chronicles, through the use of highly manipulated video footage, Gulf-War -related text and original footage, the U.S. media's "demonisation" of Saddam Hussein, its fetishisation and… Read more

NITRATE KISSES (Barbara Hammer, 1992)
For many years filmmaker Barbara Hammer has been creating provocative, often experimental, imagery. In this, her first feature documentary, she has assembled an intense and exceptionally vital collag… Read more

No Regret (Marlon Riggs, 1992)
Five seropositive black gay men talk about their personal struggle with AIDS. Music and poetry lend a special accent to the quiet, some­times startlingly personal remarks. Each story is character… Read more

O No Coronado (Craig Baldwin, 1992)
O No Coronado is an ultra fast-paced, aggres­sive 'head job' of a history lesson. Baldwin (Tribulation 99) propels us into a journey of epic proportions as we follow the phantas­magoric explo… Read more

OLIVIER, OLIVIER (Agnieszka Holland, 1992)
Olivier, Olivier opens with more than a passing nod to Tarkovsky — romantic scenes of majestic, wind-swept cornfields entice the unsuspecting with rose-coloured recollections. Whilst ostensibly… Read more

Omnibus (Sam Karmann, 1992)
The framework of our subject's life is his job. Unfortunately, the keystone is the National Rail Company. When they assume the right to change the timetable, his life is thrown into confusion. ... Read more

ON THE EIGHTH DAY: MAKING BABIES PERFECT (Gwynne Basen, 1992)
The power to control human evolution is now within our grasp, thanks to developments in reproductive and genetic technology. But who will wield that power? Will scientists and doc­tors decide who… Read more

On The Rowanlea Trawler (Jean Gaumy, 1992)
Shot mainly against the light, On the Rowanlea Trawler makes us silent witness to the activities taking place on the decks of a trawler. This represents Gaumy's fantasy of animating his stills as he … Read more

ONCE UPON A TIME, CINEMA (Mohsen Makhmalbaf, 1992)
Once Upon a Time, Cinema almost defies description, as the complexity and imagi­nation director Makhmalbaf brings to it pro­duces a dazzling visual roilercoaster, which sweeps the viewer alon… Read more

Oozat (Darren Walsh, 1992)
On a night out with the lads getting 'pixillated' at the local pub, one individual decides that there is more to socialising than mere face value. ... Read more

Ophelia Had a Bigger Bath (Vivienne Jones, 1992)
Combining photographs, drawn animation and pre-Raphaelite painting the film explores the boundaries of sanity using hair as its metaphor. Hair is seen to represent comfort and protection from the out… Read more

ORLANDO (Sally Potter, 1992)
The welcome return of provocative film director Sally Potter teams her with festival favourite Tilda Swinton in a grand tour de force. Acquiring centuries, continents and sexes in a sweeping flourish… Read more

Out of Order (Joy Saunders, 1992)
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Ouzo (Meredith Campbell, 1992)
In a dog pound in Alice Springs, Ouzo the bull terrier reminisces about better times and the pleasures of having a home. ... Read more

Over the Hedge (Karen D. Davis, 1992)
A humorous look into one of the more harm­less forms of California suburban culture: Topi­ary as a vernacular American art form. The retiree, who shapes voluminous sombrero hats out of his sh… Read more

Parallel Space: Inter-view (Peter Tscherkassky, 1992)
An intensely physical and intimate film, which combines hypnotic flickering visuals (shot entirely with a photo camera) with a combative and at times haunting staccato soundtrack. Within a spatially … Read more

Parallel Space: Inter-View (Peter Tscherkassky, 1992)
“Everything written about this film is an intellectual exercise at best; experiencing this film cannot be compared with anything else” Olaf Möller. ... Peter Tscherkassky, 18 mins, 1992, 35mm, B… Read more

Parents (Harald Zwart, 1992)
A parent and a problem child play a deadly serious game of hide-and-seek in a dark and monstrous nursery. A twisted fantasy for all children who ever wished that parents came with a six-month warrant… Read more

PARPAILLON (Luc Moullet, 1992)
"No plot, no story, no main characters. It's a comedy" Luc Moullet ... From his beginnings as a Cahier du Cinema critic and fellow traveller of the Nouvelle Vague, Luc Moullet has followed his own di… Read more

PART TIME GOD (Paul Cohen, 1992)
One of the surprises of this year's programme looks like being Paul Cohen's Part Time God, a challenging and extremely original work about the origins of the earth, free will and human endeavour. ... Read more

Phone (Tim Pope, 1992)
Persimmon and Duke get their kicks by answering the small ads in the Hollywood Recycler. Their seemingly innocent enquiries are slyly manipulated until the hapless victims are hopelessly floundering … Read more

Portly's Hat (Loraine Marshall, 1992)
Portly Penguin has a new hat. But Stuart the Stinky Seagull wants it tor himself. Little Bert to the rescue! Narrated by Alexei Sayle. ... Read more

Rebellion of the Flowers (Mille Goldscholl, 1992)
A gardener turns from the lover and nurturer of his garden to a tyrant. But the flowers fight back! This animation looks at the effects of pos­itive (caring) and negative (abusive of power) behav… Read more

Remedio (Walburg von Waldenfels, 1992)
Luminous black and white cinematography caresses the eye as the experience of two women's lives is told in a gently passionate and moving monologue, by a daughter prepar­ing her aged mother's nak… Read more

REQUIEM FOR A HANDSOME BASTARD (Robert Morin, 1992)
Having established an international reputation as a leading video artist, Robert Morin now offers us one of the most compelling feature film debuts of recent times. ... Known for his preoccupation wi… Read more

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