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Films In 1993

So, this is what Jerusalem looks like from a bread delivery push-cart? Some great steadi-cam work and editing propel us through this ancient city's back streets and market places; from the strange tranquility of the Wailing Wall to the dark narrow back streets. Captured (almost) are the smells ... Read more
Director/writer Dobrivoie Kerpenisan spent his childhood in a remote, rural Romanian village. Joane's Law retraces his steps on a journey to the village, and his relatives, after an absence of over twenty years. ... A lot has changed over twenty years. In the past, when once a week a car drove ... Read more
While Maria Stroppi is discovering her body and her sexuality, her mother is in the kitchen. Maria's first period is evoked through the crushing of grapes for wine and making of Venetian fritters parallels her first attempt at masturbation. Maria easily survives the chastising of her mother, and ... Read more
Prolific Canadian experimental filmmaker and activist, Hoolboom turns his hand to an ambitious multi-narrative tale of his country as collectively traumatised by war, greed, gender difference and high and low scale political corruption in the shadow of American mass media and its colonising ... Read more
Kanehsatake: 270 Years Of Resistance (Winner of Best Canadian Feature Award 1993 Toronto Film Festival) provides searing images for the standoff between the Mohawks of Kanehsatake and the forces of the Quebec police and Canadian Army. Director Alanis Obomsawin was the only filmmaker to stay behind ... Read more
Lea Zagury is a Brazilian filmmaker who has been living and working in the United States for some fifteen years. ... In a series of collages and stop-motion, she explores the relationship between Brazil's indigenous people and Western interests. Zagury uses myth to contrast the two lifestyles and ... Read more
Myths and mysteries of love surround Khajuraho, the ancient site of a sacred Hindu temple of ecstasy. Here, man has attempted for centuries to find Liberation through Love, Deliverance through Desire, Salvation through Sex. ... Read more
A 'reverential and referential' tribute to the silent film say the filmmakers. Kissing Time beautifully captures the concerns and con­straints of this oft neglected genre. Black cats, mild dreams and somnambulism — just wait for that kiss! ... Read more
Ford Maddox Ford's kitchen tableau evokes a disquieting atmosphere of the forbidden world of adulthood. Pamela Woods' animation uses three-dimensional objects and cut-outs to emphasize the unsettling mood of the narration. ... Read more
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Performing gender and reframing the fictional/ factual film debate, Lady is an intriguing blend of 70s-style mockumentary and confessional melodrama. Is the Lady of the title a woman playing a man playing a woman, or more specifically, a lesbian playing a gay man play­ing a heterosexual woman ... Read more
"Lallie is a film about my grandmother, Lallie Coombs. Her stories about her life were always deemed inaccurate by the rest of the family. I remember my father saying, 'Mother, You never let the truth get in the way of a good story'. He still says that." A rare film in the now popular genre of ... Read more
With clear references to film noir, Toccafondo presents a masterwork of animation that has both a luminosity and a richness of texture. Accompanied by an atmospheric soundtrack, Le Criminel explores the underworld where shad­ows seem to come alive and the audience's point of view seem ... Read more
Garin Nugroho's evocative feature, Letters For An Angel, was shot on Sumba, one of the chain of islands in the Nusa Tenggara group, stretching from Bali to Timor. The film mixes documentary and fictional elements, and was made with extensive cooperation from the local population. ... The first ... Read more
A young girl surrounded by the ever changing life-cycle of nature must contend with changes in her own life, as she learns that adulthood is a macro-world in which the rules are often bro­ken. ... Read more
How did life begin on Earth? When science seems to know so much, why has this great question been impossible to answer? Microfossils found in rock show that life was underway four billion years ago, but how did the first replicating organisms form? A look at this dynamic and controversial area of ... Read more
This is a beautifully executed film about life, dreams, homeland, journeys and the inevitable...as told through the letters of a mother in Denmark, as her son travels across the open plains and deserts of the USA. ... The use of light and colour are strong elements underlying the contrasting ... Read more
Australian women speak out: all you've ever wanted to know about red lipstick, and more. A fast, snappy 'microdoc' that moves between the tongue-in-cheek, the inside story, and good ol' exotic Vogue-shaped red lips. Eyecatching images and great soundtrack. ... Read more
A humorous animation about a group of wolf-like creatures. Through some folly, the smallest member of the pack goes the highest. But having jumped so high, the little wolf now has far to fall... ... Read more
"The Comet is a metaphorical image — sym­bolising the cycle of life." This animation by Australian artist, Kathy Smith, examines the way we interpret and evaluate the patterns of our lives and the world. Visually stunning and thought-provoking. ... Read more
Loaded gets under the skin of the men (and some women) whose lives are immersed in gun culture. At once inviting us to appreciate their passion and obsession for weapons, while simultaneously provoking its audience to question and criticise, Loaded is a provocative and timely entry into the ... Read more
"The true identity of London is in its absence. As a city, it no longer exists. In this alone it is truly modern: London was the first metropolis to disappear ." ... Rather like following literary, artistic and architectural songlines of European culture, London maps the historical, spatial ... Read more
A new work from upstate New York's Experimental TV Centre, it is one of a wave of recent American short films often besotted by a certain Pacific-rim 'new Orientalism'. Most of these pieces float in an idealistic construction of aesthetic harmonies of Asian social and spiritual customs. While still ... Read more
An inventive, visual powerhouse, Man To Man brings to the screen Manfred Karge's one-woman play, Jacke wie Hose. The tour-de-force performance from the remarkable Tilda Swinton (who illuminated the stage production to unbridled acclaim) is a revelation, and will astound those who know her mainly ... Read more
“In this funny, philosophical salute to B-movies and the B-Moguls who made them, Dante looks back fondly on growing up with the apocalypse always in your mind.” - Washington Post ... Genial, William Castle-esque impresario Lawrence Woosley heads to sunny Key West, Florida to launch his latest ... Read more
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