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Brief Secrets (Diana Leach, 1993)
Are we what we underwear? Highly stylised in its approach, Brief Secrets enters the personal worlds of five unusual characters who talk about the meaning of their underwear. ... Read more

Britannia (Joanna Quinn, 1993)
Joanna Quinn of Girl's Night Out and Body Beautiful fame, uses her distinctively beautiful drawing style to produce this short history of England as a rapacious imperialistic bulldog. ... Read more

BROKEN HIGHWAY (Laurie McInnes, 1993)
A merchant ship slowly steams towards the Queensland coast. On board a dying sailor, Max, asks a young colleague, Angel, to take care of some unfinished business; to return a package to someone he ca… Read more

CALENDAR (Atom Egoyan, 1993)
Atom Egoyan, (The Adjuster, Family Viewing, Next of Kin, Speaking Path, seen at previous MFFs) has departed from his usual urban-based, psychological concerns and journeyed to his ancestral homeland … Read more

DARKER SIDE OF BLACK (Isaac Julien, 1993)
Gangsta chic, violence and nihilism, the hard edge of Rap and Ragga increasingly dominates the image of black popular culture. Director Isaac Julian (Looking For Langston, Young Soul Rebels) and the … Read more

DARKNESS IN TALLINN (Ilkka Jarvilaturi, 1993)
The setting is the Estonian capital Tallinn, which is celebrating its new-found independence. A billion dollars in gold bullion, hidden in Paris since the Nazis invaded the tiny Baltic state in 1940,… Read more

Darling Child (Tom Kalin, 1993)
A camera scoots around empty rooms, career­ing in and out of windows, threatening to end its trajectory by stepping out into the void, by looking too far. The rooms shift from colour to black & w… Read more

DEADLY MARIA (Tom Tykwer, 1993)
Director Tom Tykwer's debut feature is a fresh shot in the arm for recent independent German filmmaking. A macabre mix of the hyperreal laced with a dose of black humour, Deadly Maria is a psychodram… Read more

DEADLY MARIA (Tom Tykwer, 1993)
Director Tom Tykwer's debut feature is a fresh shot in the arm for recent indepen­dent German filmmaking. A macabre mix of the hyperreal laced with a dose of black humour, Deadly Maria is a psych… Read more

DEATH AND TAXES (Jeffrey F. Jackson, 1993)
America's Most Wanted. The target of one of the most intensive manhunts in FBI history was shot to death in suspicious circumstances, his body mutilated and burnt beyond recognition. What crime had d… Read more

Debutante (Polly Nash, 1993)
Amber is bored with her forthcoming debutant ball. Why not substitute her 'friend' at the party? A stylish fable of class and awakening sexuality, shot with a remarkable economy of means and a macabr… Read more

Diablo is Done For (Esben Storm, 1993)
Diablo Is Done For is a drama designed for use to encourage the provision of support and assistance for victims of child sexual abuse, as well as to challenge community attitudes towaids children and… Read more

Doctor Alzheimer's Medicine Show (Richard Schatzman, 1993)
Alzheimers has almost become an 'OK' disease to joke about, being quite fondly referred to and demonstrated by 'dotty' TV relatives (Mother and Son, Absolutely Fabulous). Schatzman uses the quality o… Read more

Dottie Gets Spanked (Todd Haynes, 1993)
From the cryptic pen of Todd (Poison) Haynes, Dottie Gets Spanked explores the depths of a young boy's imagination via his obsession with a trashy 60s TV comedy. When young Steven wins a contest to v… Read more

DREAM GIRLS (Kim Longinotto, Jano Williams, 1993)
The all-singing, all-dancing, Takarazuka Revue is one of Japan's foremost musical extravaganzas, with lascivious sets, classically romantic Broadway style shows and an all female cast. The stars of t… Read more

Drop (Bruno Bozzetto, 1993)
From the dripping tap to the end of the universe - unless! Watch this space. ... Read more

Dropping the Baby (Spiro Kyriacou, 1993)
The dilemmas of love, sex and procreation (and a life-threatening pancake) conspire to break up Harry and Louise's marriage. This is a rapid-fire romp in the style of a '30s Hollywood screwball comed… Read more

Earwitness - Tuning Environmental Design (Sonia Leber, 1993)
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Ebb Tide (Teresa Grimes, 1993)
An English seaside resort. It's the early 60s and 'out-of-season.' Millie is a seven year old who shares a rambling boarding house with her sin­gle mother and several elderly 'theatrical' resi&sh… Read more

Elevated Shores (Paul Winkler, 1993)
This new work by former Erwin Rado award-winner (Long Shadows, 1992) is a masterpiece of over a decade's worth of concentrated experimentation into the boundaries of possibility in optical printing a… Read more

Emilie Muller (Yvon Marciano, 1993)
An audition for a young actress takes an inter­esting turn as her innermost thoughts and fears are brought to the surface by an inquisitive director. A simple yet stunning film that takes an inte… Read more

Endless Tango (Michael Dwass, 1993)
By way of his clever use of rotoscoped images, Michael Dwass explores the relationship between remembered or imagined images with the realities of the present. The action is set somewhere on Lower Ma… Read more

Everyday Echo Street: A Summer Diary (Susan Mogul, 1993)
Everyday Echo Street is a very personal and idiosyncratic portrait of the filmmaker's relationships and experiences in Highland Park, a working class neighbourhood she has lived in since 1981. The st… Read more

Excursion to the Bridge of Friendship (Christina Andreef, 1993)
Mysterious-voiced folk-singer Nadezhda Ivanova is big in Bulgaria but, at least until this vibrant, hilarious film, unknown in Australia. ... She writes to Maria, inner-urban sophisti­cate and to… Read more

EXILE AND THE KINGDOM (Frank Rijavec, 1993)
Roebourne (W.A.) came to national attention in the mid-eighties when 16-year-old John Pat was killed in police custody. It was the outcry that protested the acquittal (by an all-white jury) of five p… Read more

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