Select a festival
Search The Film Archive
Browse By Director

Films In 1994

UNCOMMON GROUND (Amie Williams, 1994)
This moving and empowering independent doc­umentary follows the experiences of five multi-ethnic students from LA who travel to South Africa and live with South African students in black township… Read more

Undo (Shunji Iwai, 1994)
When Moemi has her braces removed the new­found dental liberation has unexpected side effects. Is it because husband Yukio seems less than delighted? is he too obsessed with his work to notice he… Read more

Us (Rodrigo Moreno, 1994)
The bittersweet story of two old room-mates both down on their luck. When you get to a cer­tain age and you're alone in the world losing your job can be frightening. Banding together mightn't mak… Read more

VALENTINE’S DAY (Mike Hoolboom, 1994)
In the near future, Canada is at war with Quebec, battles are determined by TV ratings, and weapons are sponsored by McDonalds and IBM, A skull-masked newscaster reports on the antics of Prime Minist… Read more

VANYA ON 42ND STREET (Louis Malle, 1994)
Since 1989, Andre Gregory has directed rehearsals of Chekhov's 'Uncle Vanya' at a dis­used theatre in New York with audiences of no more than thirty sharing the ever-evolving work, and the stage,… Read more

Viejo Pascuero (Jean-Baptiste Huber, 1994)
One small and extremely disillusioned boy from Santiago gives Santa Claus a scathing 'what-for' in this post-christmas 'letter'. A humorous account on the failure of Father Christmas. ... Read more

VIVE L'AMOUR (Tsai Ming-liang, 1994)
... ... Few recent Films have divided audiences and excited debate like Vive L'Amour, winner of the Golden Lion at Venice last year. Despite the romantic title, the film is about lack of love and ful… Read more

W.W.M.C. (Margie Medlin, 1994)
This witty collection of vignettes profiles a city and some of the people that can be found there. A combination of a quirky shooting style and a discordant sound track effectively con­denses a v… Read more

Watching TV (Christopher Hinton, 1994)
Giving the term 'overkill' a whole new meaning, this amusingly vicious parody of TV news, is a quickfire montage of cartoonish violence where everyone and everything imaginable gets it. Has its point… Read more

WHAT'S EATING GILBERT GRAPE? (Lasse Hallström, 1994)
Displaying the off-centre whimsy that characterised his international arthouse hit My Life As A Dog, Swedish-born filmmaker Lasse Hallstrom casts his gaze upon the quiet contours of rural America in … Read more

WHEN BILLY BROKE HIS HEAD AND OTHER TALES OF WONDER (David E. Simpson, Billy Golfus, 1994)
When Billy Golfus, Award-winning radio jour­nalist, became brain-damaged as a result of a motor scooter accident ten years ago, he became one of the 43 million Americans with disabilities—t… Read more

WHEN NIGHT IS FALLING (Patricia Rozema, 1994)
... ... Mythology, theology and a racy lesbian cir­cus performer, director Patricia Rozema (known for her charmingly funny I Heard the Mer­maids Singing) explores in high flying style this he… Read more

Which Way Is East: Notebooks From Vietnam (Lynne Sachs, Dana Sachs, 1994)
This new film from San Francisco filmmmaker Lynne Sachs is a sensual, rather than factual travelogue around Vietnam. With her sister Dana, who is living and working as a Journalist in Vietnam, Sachs … Read more

White Christmas (Michael Magnaye, 1994)
When Bing Crosby sang "I'm dreaming of a White Christmas", he wasn't dreaming of the kind of White Christmas portrayed in this film. White Christmas is a fascinating look at Christmas - American-styl… Read more

Whose Television? (Steve Spangaro, 1994)
Entertaining and informative documentary showing an overview of current forms of public access community television. The emphasis is on participation and the program encourages anyone to get involved. Read more

Wings of Shadow (Ph Robert, JC Thibaut, 1994)
Beautifully crafted futuristic film noir, Bladerunner in a nutshell. Interned in a psychiatric hospital, Marcus takes his nurse as hostage in order to confront the mysterious 'force' that neutralised… Read more

Without Rockets (Gary Yates, 1994)
Slapstick pathos and off-cut laughs abound in this crackling tale of a man and his pig. The caretaker of a derelict rocket range spends his days playing the spoons and poker (or should that be porker… Read more

Witness (Michael Buckley, 1994)
... ... In a maelstrom of confused childhood experi­ences and nightmarish memories half lost in an over medicated haze the story of John Harrowell emerges in this intense micro-docu-drama. Incarc… Read more

Writer’s Block (Leon Cmielewski, 1994)
It was one of those days when he just couldn't write, and things weren't going to get better. In fact, he didn't know how much worse...The writer comes to a full stop. It's a surreal thing, baby. ... Read more

Yeah Moustafa (Ali Higson, 1994)
Belly-dancing, beer, love handles and beer-bellies. Cultures collide in the life of Annette the belly dancer. Embracing Lebanese culture, she discovers that cultural stereotyping works both ways, fac… Read more

Zap (Paul Ruven, 1994)
The TV is talking and it's not happy! ... Via pithy pastiches of every imaginable TV genre, from soaps and Oprah-style talk shows, to news, gardening and the ubiquitious music-video, Paul Ruven (How … Read more

ZINAT (Ebrahim Mokhtari, 1994)
A seemingly simple matter - that of a woman continuing to work after marrying—is the cause for consternation and calamity in Ebrahim Mokhtan's Zinat.The young rural healthcare nurse of the titl… Read more

© Melbourne International Film Festival 2013.

Site by MeccaMedialight. Powered by Textstem CMS.