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Films In 1994

Bad Weather for Flies (Christine Rabette, 1994)
A wicked commentary on one man's bizarre per­ceptions of cultural and national identity in which live-action is substituted as a metaphor for animation. ... Read more

BANDIT QUEEN (FILM WITHDRAWN) (Shekhar Kapur, 1994)
Torn from the headlines of today's tabloids, nothing you may have seen before from the Indian cinema will prepare you for the shock of Bandit Queen. ... India's most famous and most feared outlaw sur… Read more

Before...And After (Tonie Marshall, 1994)
Loudmouth Vincent embarrasses his friend Louis who asks him about condoms. Louis doesn't use the condom... and things don't end quite as easily... ... Read more

Black Spot in the Desert (Danny Verete, 1994)
In the harsh landscape of the Judean desert, two Israeli truck drivers accidently hit and kill a Bedouin child. The confrontation between the family of the child and the drivers is a stark and fascin… Read more

Blinder (Eve Morrison, 1994)
Little boys that play with gun powder should be more careful. Blinder looks at the friends and humour to be found when you grow up and have a dead eye removed. ... Read more

Bookends (Betsy Thompson, 1994)
Lizzie Reed is seventy four years old and has devoted her later life to bringing love and hope into the lives of babies born into the hopeless life of Crack. The style of the film reflects wonderfull… Read more

BOYS AND BALLS (Sue Thompson, 1994)
Red ones, white ones, yellow ones, orange ones, large ones, small ones, some that aren't even round - boys will play with balls. Sue Thompson set out to find out why and the result of her investigati… Read more

Brain Surge (Nick Ostrovskis, 1994)
Burlesque drawings, shapes, symbols, flowers, landscape, snowflake etchings and rich abstract colour fields in continuous kaleidoscopic collision; Brain Surge is in rhythmic pursuit. Chris Knowles' p… Read more

Brave (Alfredo Peyretti, 1994)
A gritty tale of misguided revenge set in the underbelly of Sydney where, in the world of the homeless identity is hard to come by and harder to keep and trivial possessions become things worth fight… Read more

Brooklyn on the Bowery (Rudolph Joseph Blanke, 1994)
Shot in grainy black and white, this is a smooth slice of New York's time-warped barber shop culture. Immensely stylish and laid back, Brooklyn on the Bowery exudes an irresistible 50s style and look… Read more

Bunny (Jackie Schulz, 1994)
Four friends go spotlighting: you're 16, a bloke and live in the country what do you do? From dead and not so dead rabbits to the classroom an empowering look at young male identity that never lapses… Read more

BURNING PARADISE (Ringo Lam, 1994)
"Someone gave bad seed director Ringo Lam many Hong Kong dollars to remake Burning of the Red Lotus Temple, an epic about popular character Fong Sai Yuk (see Fong Sai Yuk elsewhere in this section). … Read more

BURNT BY THE SUN (Nikita Mikhalkov, 1994)
... ... Ddicated to "all those who were burnt by the betraying sun of the revolution", this master­ful display of bravura filmmaking by director Niki­ta Mikhaikov (Close to Eden, Slave of Lov… Read more

BUTTERFLY KISS (Michael Winterbottom, 1994)
"... all the time you were trying to make me good all you had to do was turn bad yourself ..." ... Part love story, part roadkill, this driving butch/fern buddy pic is as bizarre as they come-a very … Read more

By the Lake (Patrick Bokanowski, 1994)
A return to the picnic setting favoured by French painters such as Seurat and Manet more than a century ago but long since passed into postcard pop. Using optical manipulation and subtle colour tones… Read more

Careful With Boots! (Dominique Jonard, 1994)
Careful with Boots' is a naive folk art style of animation with songs sung by children set in Mexico with accidently charming subtitles. A turtle comes out of the sea to lay its eggs on the beac.h Th… Read more

Chicken (Tracie Mitchell, 1994)
Chicken is a movement based work that aim explore concepts of communication through use of gesture. The work has been cho graphed for eight dancers. The video was s on an angled roadway in Richmond, … Read more

Children Get Bored on Sundays (Matthieu Poirot-Delpech, Sophie Perez, 1994)
So what? ... So what what? ... A quirky, simple and direct piece. Amusing energetic. ... Read more

CLEAN, SHAVEN (Lodge Kerrigan, 1994)
... ... Rarely has a portrait of insanity been as suc­cessfully and disturbingly realised as in this remarkable feature debut by Lodge Kerrigan. The lead character's search for his missing daught… Read more

Close To You (Maciek Albrecht, 1994)
The jazz-singer and Mr Art-ln-Public-Piaces have spotted each other in the bustle of down town Bigcity. It was love at first sight. The only question is—will they find each other before the fil… Read more

Cojones (Brauneis Peter, 1994)
A strange and curious world: artificial scenes, a monster claw, a dancing razor, spilled liquid. Direct from a heaven of tangled filmic ideas. What does it mean? What is being represented? ... Read more

COLD WATER (Olivier Assayas, 1994)
... ... Cahiers du Cinema critic, screenwriter for Andre Techine and others, as well as an award-win­ning filmmaker, Olivier Assayas could be consid­ered part of a 'family' of French auteurs.… Read more

COMING TO TERMS (Pascale Ferran, 1994)
... ... Winner of the Camera d'Or at the 1994 Cannes Film Festival, Pascale Ferran's haunting debut feature is a compelling triptych of interconnected stories; an intriguing puzzle where the invasive… Read more

CONCRETE CITY (Mandy King, Fabio Cavadini, 1994)
Concrete City charts City West's development in Pyrmont focusing on the clash between commercial and residential interests. Controversies dealt with include the casino, the heliport, and the destruct… Read more

Concrete Garden (Alrick Riley, 1994)
"Displacement is as tangible as cold rain in Con­crete Garden. A young Caribbean girl arrives in six­ties Britain to find herself in a landscape of dark brick streets, school yard racism and … Read more

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