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MEMORIES AND DREAMS (Lynn-Maree Milburn, 1993)
A simple, albeit dramatic story. A life in fragmented memories, retold and relived in luminous, evocative images. ... Visually and aurally overwhelming, this astounding dramatised documentary is a ri… Read more

Midriffini (Sabrina Schmid, 1993)
A mystery tale or a fantastic fib? A tragicomedy or a terrible toothache of cosmic magnitude? ... Read more

Mr Electric (Stuart McDonald, 1993)
1956. The hinterland where they still use kerosene lamps for light. Ernie Dingo plays Bill, an electrician who has no place, either in the white world in which he grew up, or in the Aboriginal world … Read more

Murmuration (Elisabeth Murray, 1993)
"A cast of Hawks...A watch of Nightingales...A Murmuration of Starlings." This short black-and-white film is a lyrical study of the common starling, sturnis vulgari. But this is no traditional wildli… Read more

N IS A NUMBER: A PORTRAIT OF PAUL ERDÖS (George Paul Csicery, 1993)
Described as a wandering genius, at age 80 Paul Erdös has no home, no job, yet he is the most prolific mathematician alive. This documentary presents his struggle to uncover truths hidden by what he… Read more

Narrative Architecture (Antonia Bruns, 1993)
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No Place Like Home (Kathryn Hunt, 1993)
No Place Like Home is the story of a young girl, Barbara Faye Wilson, who lives with her mother, brother and sister in homeless shelters and cheap motels. This film is arresting in both its bleak nat… Read more

No-Zone (Greta Snider, 1993)
Greta S incorporates a sprinkling of traditional bay-area style — cutting and pasting images from an obscure range of memorabilia footage and pop culture — as she guides us through the tr… Read more

Nomads (Tom Kalin, 1993)
Tom Kalin's (Swoon) journeyistic collage of speeding images caught fieetingly from the window of a passing car, in the landscape glimpsed from the compartment of a tram, on the elusive sun-reflecting… Read more

Not Without My Handbag (Boris Kossmehl, 1993)
Aliens took my mother! The most recent Aardman internee has produced a whacked-out, fluro-driven, B-movie pastiche. ... Read more

NOW AND ALL TIME (Astrid Ofner, 1993)
This film has a secret. The secret is not what you watch but how you watch it. In as much as the meaning of 'documentary' is concerned, Now And All Time is pure. Rich natural light, beautiful extende… Read more

On the Road with Emil (Hubert Sauper, 1993)
This charming film follows Emil - circus director and ringmaster - and his little circus from one village to the next, through the Austrian winter landscape. The film reveals the endless routine of c… Read more

One Minute Film (Jeremy Lines, 1993)
Expanding from an idea originally conceived as a manner of cinematic intervention in British television, the discipline of the one-minute film continues to bear fruit as a tree of quick wit. But even… Read more

Opus 7 (Alexander Curtis, 1993)
A short silent museum piece. Two actors are seen from the eye of the projector, miming out an ironic series of sentimental impressions. A conceptual animation film. ... Read more

Our Gay Brothers (Greta Snider, 1993)
This collage of found film footage, assembles porn movie, children's instructional film, sports coverage and 50s Hollywood musicals to con­struct an investigation of gay men's differing attitudes… Read more

OUT OF SIGHT (David Sutherland, 1993)
Put away all your sentimental, politically correct assumptions about "inspirational" films and prepare to be strapped in for a ride through the surreal soap-umentary that is the life of thirty-four-y… Read more

Palace Cafe (Andrew Lancaster, 1993)
To a lonely man on a rainy night the corner cafe glows with the promise of coffee and romance. ... Read more

Passage A L'acte (Martin Arnold, 1993)
A film where repetition and stop-frame tech­niques take on new meaning. Inspired by rap "scratching" turntable music, Arnold takes an extract from the 1962 film To Kill a Mockingbird to create a … Read more

PETER'S FRIENDS (Kenneth Branagh, 1993)
Proving himself to be as versatile as he is prolific, Kenneth Branagh's third feature film marks a distinct change of pace. Being neither a literary epic like Henry V or a Hollywoodesque thriller lik… Read more

Plasmo the Bookworm (Anthony Lawrence, 1993)
Searching through the holographic starcharts, Plasmo discovers a destructive force at work in the library of Monjotroldeclipdoc! Armed with nothing but his goodness, niceness and friendliness, he fin… Read more

PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG GIRL AT THE END OF THE 60S, IN BRUSSELS (Chantal Akerman, 1993)
Belgium's arbiter of minimalist chic, Chantal Akerman, takes a leisurely stroll through the capital, casting a casual but revealing glance at adolescent anxiety and unspoken love along the way. Thumb… Read more

Portrait of an Artist - Victor Hugo Zayes (John J. Kovacevich, 1993)
Portrait of an Artist details the process of creat­ing a large oil painting. In the words of the artist, "It's the process that's the exciting part. If you come up with a great painting at the en… Read more

Portrait of Boy with Dog (Robin Hessman, James Longley, 1993)
Gosha Prokoshenkov is a thirteen year old boy living in a boys home in Moscow. This beautifully constructed cinema verite work provides a portrait from the streets rooftops and parks of one child's M… Read more

Prejudice Identity Project (Eija-Lisa Ahtila, 1993)
A trilogy of films made for insertion between advertisements and programs on Swedish, Finnish and Russian commercial TV channels. Part short drama, part mini-commercial, these films reach way beyond … Read more

Prince of Peace (Hans Scheugl, 1993)
A finely constructed collage film from one the founders of contemporary Austrian experimental filmmaking. Balletic movement, the underground entrance to a Viennese pissoir intercut with matted stills… Read more

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