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Films In 1993

A young boy rubs shoulders with a cross-section of urban life in a crowded jeepney: priest, prostitute, pregnant woman, poultry. An unusual, funny film about growing up fast on the road to Manila. ... Read more
Clever photographic animation and nice timing lift this stop-motion film above the ordinary. Life becomes interesting for the hero when the weather becomes more than just a map in the newspaper or something that merely happens outside. ... Read more
A storm passes through a lonely town. In your heart you know something is terribly wrong. All four seasons change in a day - the land scorches, the sky burns, the sense of foreboding never lifts - in this elliptical vision of nature as enigmatic enemy. ... Read more
The electrifying tale of Verna and Cosmonaut Sivik. After the shocking death of her lover, Verna is alone. Meanwhile, orbiting in space, Cosmonaut Sivik becomes bacterially infected due to a malfunction in the sanitary unit. Verna watches Sivik on the telly as he lapses into dementia and the ... Read more
In Video Diaries: Dying for Publicity, Chris Steele-Perkins bears witness to the infinite sorrows of Africa. At times unbearably poignant and painfully honest, he documents famine and disease in Somalia and the Sudan while questioning the complex business of trying to make a difference through ... Read more
Two men dance through the street, their vio­lently kinetic interaction becoming a world unto itself, mesmerising and impenetrable. An elusive and evocative performance piece. ... Read more
A dyke, a faggot and a glamour pussy ride across Canada, tracking down and confronting well-known, socially respected homophobes in a cynical take on 'outing' and the road movie format. ... Read more
Pratibha Parmar (Khush, A Place Of Rage) joins with author Alice Walker (The Color Puiple, Possessing The Secret Of Joy) in a moving exploration of the cultural and political issues surrounding the practice of female genital mutilation. ... Alice Walker presents interviews with women from Senegal ... Read more
Two teenage characters from rival television programs help each other escape the rigid confines of their stereotypes. What About Dad?, is a sometimes confronting yet very funny exploration of the limits and conventions of the Family Sitcom. - Atlantic Film Festival 1993 Award of Excellence, Writing ... Read more
Sydney filmmaker and academic Jan Bruck spent seven days walking around Hollywood and other close L.A. suburbs — an extraordi­nary adventure in itself. In "an attempt to bring the image of Hollywood back to some tangible reality", Bruck also produced an extra­ordinary little ... Read more
"The shape of a dark world - in both senses of the word - comes into view in slow pans which are only interrupted by cuts to a new location. We see the facades of dockland buildings, the catacomb-like arches of a sewerage system and coffin-like rooms of apartments on large housing estates. ... "The ... Read more
Wild focuses on the stories and legends of one tract of land, the Pilliga Forest in northwest New South Wales. How do the dynamic processes of history and ecology work to produce meanings, warnings and systems of wisdom in the location where our lives take place? Integrating a selection of old ... Read more
... ... An intelligent, zany fantasy, as whimsical and light as air, Window to Paris nonetheless falls squarely into a whole new genre of Russian film—the comedy of capitalism. ... ... ... Like the rest of Russia, Tchiyov is trying to cope with the confusion after the fall of commu­nism ... Read more
Jarman has once again created a lush and visually stunning canvas, that explores the life and key ideologies of one of this century's most influential philosophers, Ludwig Wittgenstein. This latest addition to a constantly quirky and inspiring oevure, displays the sharper wit of Jarmen's earlier ... Read more
A surreal journey through various Bataille-informed masculine erotic and absurdist images. ... Read more
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