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Films In 1993

Falstaff is dying, he requests the moon, so he asks his daughter. Why would Dad want the moon on his deathbed. An offbeat French short full of wonder and feeling. ... Read more
"HEYYY!" she would belt out her trademark cry, and briskly proceed to whip men, toss them over her shoulders, and punch them in their collective solar plexuses. She would swing from chandeliers, throw goons off the roof of speeding trains, even leap from horseback onto a ladder dangling from an ... Read more
Yael and Natalie run away from their annual school excursion in search of adventure. Their runaway adventure eventuates as more than they had intended. How will they deal with guilt? What will they do now?- Prizes, Special Honorary Directing Mention, Israel Annual Short Film Competition ... Read more
The rigorously experimental Folded Follies is an improvisation on Bernard Ischumi's decon-structionist follies at Pare la Villette in Paris. The structures, which the architect has described as "posthumanist", are translated into motion and subjected to a radical transformation. Unusual demands are ... Read more
"Jet Li stars as irascible folk legend Fong Sai Yuk in Corey Yuen's period martial arts riot. Li's charisma and agility have never been more perfectly showcased, and Josephine Siao Fong-Fong is equally wonderful as his kung fu fightin' mum, beautifully described by critic Andy Klein as 'imperious ... Read more
Maurice and Lucien live in the same street in the same suburb. One is single, the other a widower. They probably have nothing in common but that they both value frankness and plain speech. A wry comedy about the passionless and the ordinary. ... Read more
"As Gregor Samsa awoke one morning he found himself transformed into a gigantic..." - what? In his Prague garret, Kafka is tormented by noisy neighbours, writer's block and a sinister stranger searching for his insect friend. This sustained joke on the image of Kafka and the powerful sentiment of ... Read more
Puppet animation which explores the world of Dada, with numerous references to the artist Kurt Schwitters, in the context of animation as social document. Like Vertov, Sabl adopts the role of Man as camera in the political climate of a modern and united Germany. ... Read more
A Frankenstein spoof with a social comment that twists. Fun time animation - what a treat! Anyone call Dial A Chicken? ... Read more
This stylised documentary from the (always art) House of Akerman is the product of the director's travels from East Germany to Moscow shot over some six months. Without the conventional documentary techniques of voiceover, commentary or even inter-titles, From The East makes the most of striking ... Read more
A wild mesh of traditional images of the Armenian landscape set against a haunting voice-over of longing, Garine Torossian's almost cubist collage technique edits and disassembles its images with a pulsating hypnotic savvy. ... Read more
No fishing expedition, this first feature is an insider view of lesbian life in the nineties by a writer and filmmaker team who are as good at angst as they are at irony. Go Fish has already been dubbed a "dyke Slacker" pic for its low-budget, black and white chronicling of daily hopes, fears, and ... Read more
Schizophrenic opera divas, circus performing lesbians and Tourette Syndrome sufferers, these are the characters that Mark (story editor for a sleazy daytime TV court soap) conjures up to fuel the histrionic plot machinations of The Love Judge. But behind the scenes in the production company, real ... Read more
Eleven year old Anthony is on vacation with his family in the 'olde' country where, together, they all visit an old castle. After being banished to the bus for his alleged misbehaviour, Anthony's real tour of the castle begins. Accompanied by the castle's resident ghost, Anthony is turned into a ... Read more
In July of 1969, Jimi Hendrix visited the city of Essaouira on Morocco's Atlantic coast. More than twenty-five years later, Jimi's music still reverberates from the cafes. A 'documentary' crew come to the town in search of 'archeological' evidence of Hendrix's visit. They meet a local hustler who ... Read more
Protected by dense tropical jungle a Japanese soldier maintains a fragile defence against the passage of time, immersing himself in imperial and domestic ritual. Expressive visuals tell the story of soldiers who hid for thirty years after the end of World War Two before returning to a modern Japan. ... Read more
With his third feature, Irish director Joe Comerford constructs a powerful allegory on a conflict which has, over the decades, produced more deception than truth. ... Murder, retribution and betrayal collide in this relentless portrayal of the aimless nature of violence that long ago made details ... Read more
A trick film of roller-coaster cinematic spin-outs and precarious unbalancing of both camera and viewer. ... Read more
A malfunction in the industry of big business creates an evil and deathly solution. Thematically appropriate to the politics of today the bold, hard-edged graphic quality of this eel animation suits its strong, if somewhat heavy handed, message of 'blood oiling the war machine' . ... Read more
What would you take, the money or the box? A computer animation that reveals the human factor behind the techno wizardry. ... Read more
Though ostensibly based on a true story-of the 'Granny Killer' Thierry Paufin, who terrorised the outer arrondisements of Paris in the late 1980s, murdering a string of elderly women—Denis here appropriates a generic form (the serial-killer movie) as a means of addressing a number of her ... Read more
Archival and original footage is mixed to describe architectural, automotive and electronic realms that have shaped the great American nomadic experience. From mobile billboards to karaoke machines, this experimental documentary essay combines images that evoke the otherside of the American sprawl ... Read more
Agnes McLean is a life-long socialist and aficionado of Latin dancing. The film follows her from her modern sequence dance class in Glasgow's Pollok Centre to the famous Tropicana nightclub in Havana, and then into the back-streets of the Cuban capital where she discovers the real roots of the ... Read more
A playful series of five short animated exercises - from the fun parlour to Palm Beach. The witty concepts are stylishly executed and tautly paced. ... Read more
The legion of James Ellroy fans could require nothing more of this Austrian canonisation of their hero, the uninitiated no better primer. A 'mood' documentary, Jud's film seeks to be more than simple biography by scouring the former haunts of this reformed drunk, junkie and house-breaker, cruising ... Read more
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