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Films In 1993

A documentary from Canada which looks at the various race relations within a Canadian school. We follow Shingai, Tandi, Shawn and Krists as they describe the experience of being young and black today. We watch them as they work to establish a Cultural Awareness Youth Group for building pride and ... Read more
You've read the book, now see the film. Pooling the talents of actor/writer Ben Elton (Young Ones, Blackadder) and director Nadia Tass (Malcolm, The Big Steal), this gloriously over-the-top production will have its world premiere and sole cinema screening at the MFF — within days of its ... Read more
A hustling street-serial of energetic, colloquial, time-lapsed views of Manhattan, New York. ... Read more
A fight ensues in the bathroom of a disco. Two girls taunt their friend. Nobody takes notice. The fight gets out of hand. Why? What does this tell us about personal relationships based on life inexperience? ... Read more
The film opens on a grey desert-like landscape with an overlay of yellow grid lines. The final tableau displays a rich design of organic matter and reveals a module of labyrinthian body structures. Between these two sequences, a love story has unravelled, playing with our perceptions. ... Read more
Most of us may have what we think are innocent fantasies, but this provocative examination of the sexy voice on the phone goes beyond innocence. Regardless of the extent of your knowledge about phone sex, Telewhore will teach you more. ... Read more
Under the genocidal regime of Pol Pot over ninety percent of Cambodia's artists were killed, including most of the classical dancers of the Royal Court Ballet. Only one in ten survived. The Tenth Dancer is both the story of one such survivor: Em Theay, and a portrait of Cambodia's struggle to ... Read more
The 28th Instance of June 1914, 10:50am, MCMXCIII is an unusual portrait of the lives and art of two quite unusual modern American artists - David McDermott and Peter McGough. ... McDermott and McGough hold the view that time, rather than being purely linear, can also exist in parallel with other ... Read more
We meet an almost surreal set of characters in this animation through the use of live actors with masks painted on their faces which are animated via pixillation. The result is visually hilarious in its cheeky punning, telling the story of Ed, naive filmmaker, encountering the glitterati after a ... Read more
A rival to Jung Chang's Wild Swans as the most moving and convincing account of the realities of life under Mao's regime, The Blue Kite remains banned and unseen in China. Tian Zhuangzhuang's work has always challenged the official cultural line and his new film (which was finished offshore with ... Read more
A collection of warm and haunting memories from the filmmaker's childhood experience with neighbourhood dogs. The artwork is strongly coloured eel and pencil-drawn anima­tion and conveys a sense of mystery. Truthful, sometimes funny and often disturbing, these reflections provide the filmmaker ... Read more
The Chinese film industry keeps producing new surprises, and low budget, independent productions are the latest. Made in black and white for only US $77,000, The Days is 29 year old Wang Xiaoshuai's first film. However, if the Chinese regime has its way it will also be his last. Enraged, they have ... Read more
Families can be difficult. What do you do about a daughter who continually slams her door? One father comes up with a creative solution. ... Read more
Breathtaking silent-era footage of polar exploration is exploited to surprising — some have said outrageous — effect in this tall tale of mystery and imagination. However you view this elegant act of archival showmanship, one thing is certain: it's the footage, shot (by Frank Hurley ... Read more
Episode 65 is one sample episode of a large number of short animations, planned by Phil Mulloy, to tell the history of the world. The animation style peculiar to the earlier 'cowboys' series is apparent. His subjects are all the bad things of this world, through drawing upon history. ... Read more
For the central character everyday is a journey. Deaf and blind from 13, every day he is on a constant quest for the ultimate sensory experience: travel. ... Read more
West Australian folk singer Kavisha Massella discovered by chance a choir of Italian Women in Fremantle. ... Read more
The Last Bolshevik opens with the contention that it is not the literal past that hold us in thrall, but the images of that past. ... An intelligent and inspiring filmmaker, Chris Marker (Sans Soleil, Tokyo Days) investigates the life of Soviet director Alexander Medvedkin, who was a prolific ... Read more
A computer animation work, The Living Room, was made by a group of students in the Visualisation Master Of Science Program at Texas A&M University's Visualization Laboratory, as part of a national exhibition on planning and design. A work of spatial constructions and the construction of space. ... Read more
"The magic of the night crept into the room where Flora slept and dreamed". Sure to delight young imaginations, The Long Enchantment is a spellbinding animated fairy tale, where 'once upon a time' ends 'happily ever after'. Flora espies a wondrous pony prancing under her window one charmed moonlit ... Read more
Made in the wake of the recent slayings of Italy's two chief anti-Mafia investigators, this agonisingly tense political thriller has all the powerful intimacy and emotional complexity of German director Margarethe von Trotta's earlier work - The Sisters and Dark Times in particular. ... Compelling ... Read more
After 350,000,000 years, the insects get their lucky break in this animation about a nightwatchman whose blundering puts evolution into overdrive. ... Read more
Possessed of a unique melancholic but never indulgent or nostalgic vision, and with nine successes over the last decade, Taiwan's Hou Hsiao-Hsien is unquestionably an international great. His 1991 historical epic City Of Sadness was an enormous box office smash in Taiwan, which set him the ... Read more
... ... Those obscurist avant rockers The Residents have recently been extending their pioneering work in music video in their CD- ROM's. ... ... ... Freak Show takes the form of a trip through the Freak show tent. Tex the Barker guides you to the freaks on display which include Harry the Head ... Read more
The tale of a man who needs a screw to fix his wood cabinet. His pursuit takes him upon a labyrinthine journey through improbable department stores, right to the top of the screw-making bureaucracy. A hilarious satirical tale aimed squarely at the maelstrom of consumerism and turgid anonymity of ... Read more
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