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Films In 1994

CONFUCIAN CONFUSION, A (Edward Yang, 1994)
"Sleek, chic and hysterical, the film owes more to Preston Sturges than Michelangelo Antonioni." - Cinematheque Ontario ... Set over a couple of frenetic days in a Taipei entertainment corporation, A… Read more

Countdown (Gael Morel, 1994)
A taut little tale about a son who witnesses tragedy and returns home laden with foreknowl­edge of anguish and loss to endure the hours that pass until his father is informed of the truth. Told e… Read more

Crash 2030 - The Anatomy of a Catastrophe (Joachim Faustich, 1994)
It is not Germany in 1945, but the year 2030. Dead forests stretch from the Alps to the North Sea, devastating floods inundate the coastal towns. In the summer months the Rhine is a parched river bed… Read more

Crazy? (Bob Lawrie, 1994)
A sassy poke in the eye of political correctness? A sophisticated pun-laden piss-take on Freudian imagery and the masculmisation of the viewer in he cinema'? A sex therapists nightmare? A designers d… Read more

CRUMB (Terry Zwigoff, 1994)
... ... Offensively pornographic, objectionably misogynist, or "the Breughel of the twenti­eth century"?, David Lynch presents a tour de force of film portraiture, an alternately hilarious and di… Read more

DALLAS DOLL (Ann Turner, 1994)
She came, she stayed, she conquered! ... This new feature from Melbourne-based filmmaker Ann Turner follows the sexual and professional conquests of the colourful Dallas Adair - American golf-pro wit… Read more

Designer Wines (Chris Haws, 1994)
For thousands of years mystery and myth have shrouded the secrets of the grape Winemakers in America and Australia are now slowly master­ing its basic biochemistry and are sweeping the internatio… Read more

Drowning in Flames (Garine Torossian, 1994)
Once again this Armenian Canadian film maker proves that she is the world s best alchemist of handmade abstract film this time taking on the aesthetic of her contemporaries Mike and Doug Starn. A nat… Read more

DUST OF LIFE (Richard Bouchareb, 1994)
... ... Dust of Life begins where many accounts of Vietnam end-after the fall of Saigon. In 1975 when the Communist army defeated the South Vietnamese forces, American soldiers made a quick exit leav… Read more

ECLIPSE (Jeremy Podeswa, 1994)
... ... In writer-director Jeremy Podeswa's cool and decidedly erotic debut feature, sex circulates like a good rumour as ten people unwittingly form a complex network of friends,lovers and casual en… Read more

ECOLOGICAL DESIGN: INVENTING THE FUTURE (Brian Danitz, 1994)
Imagine a house that heats and cools itself and filters its own air. Or a future where raw sewer­age is treated through a combination of pools containing fish and plants. In this engrossing tour … Read more

ED WOOD (Tim Burton, 1994)
... ... Ed Wood, generally considered to have made some of the trashiest films ever committed to celluloid (Glen or Glenda, Plan9 from Outerspace, I married a Monster) finally gets the star treatment… Read more

EDEN VALLEY (The Amber Collective, 1994)
Genuinely warm and engaging, Eden Valley exhibits the disarming honesty that has become the hallmark of the Newcastle-on-Tyne-based collective Amber Films (In Fading Light, Dream On, Letters to Katja… Read more

Egg (Pierre Bouchon, Jose Miguel Ribreiro, 1994)
A humorous model animation where a fried egg becomes aware of its own mortality. As it attempts to fend off the threatening spatula, where bribery, threats and egg-agility are to no avail, the egg fi… Read more

Elena (Helen Underwood, 1994)
Part travelogue part personal diary, Helen Underwood, like fellow British filmmaker Cordelia Swan utilises the notion of antiquity to express a kind of subliminal sensory awaken­ing. Photos fragm… Read more

End of Restriction (Robert Bradbook, 1994)
A 3D computer animation of the 1990s that echoes Ruttman's Berlin: Symphony of a City of the 1920s. End of Restriction is a haunting poetic observation of the urban landscape and individuals in a sma… Read more

ENGLISH, AUGUST (Dev Benegal, 1994)
Dev Benegal's blackly comic story of a mod­em, English-speaking, city-born young Indi­an who comes up against a different India when he works as a trainee civil servant in a small rural town.… Read more

ETERNITY (Lawrence Johnston, 1994)
Eternity tells the story of Arthur Stace, a man who for decades wandered the streets of Sydney, writing in perfect copperplate script the word 'Eternity' in yellow chalk. Regarded by some as a man sa… Read more

EVERYNIGHT...EVERYNIGHT (Alkinos Tsilimidos, 1994)
Ray Mooney's play Everynight...Everynight, an insider's view of life in Pentridge Prison's notorious H Division, has assumed a near legendary status since its original production in 1978 at a small M… Read more

Exterior Night (Mark Rappaport, 1994)
A unique project originally shot in HDTV, Exterior Night utilises a previously unimaginable conceit-using original rear screen process plates and background scenes from Warner Brothers classics of th… Read more

FACING THE MUSIC LYNDALL HENDRIKSON'S WAY (Manuela Alberti, 1994)
Born in 1917, Lyndall Hendnkson's life has been one of extremities, from childhood violin prodigy to fame and wealth, to polio, paralysis and poverty. She has received worldwide acclaim for her unort… Read more

FAUST (Jan Svankmajer, 1994)
... ... A Faust for our uncertain times from one of the world's most original filmmakers and brilliant animators. Abandon objective logic when you enter the wonderful world of Jan Svankmajer and expe… Read more

FENCES (David Caesar, 1994)
What does a fence mean to you? Bits of wood and concrete that distinguish one person's property from another? In this case, the definition extends further to encompass the sometimes self-imposed wall… Read more

Five Easy Pizzas (Jo Bell, Ray Boseley, Mark Hanlin, Clayton Jacobson, Garry Richards, 1994)
Five slices of the one pizza. Five off-the-wall comedies by five different directors featuring five comic actors. Five individuals grappling with stress and paranoia in the modern world. Each slice c… Read more

Food (for) Thought (Daniel Crooks, 1994)
Food. Religion. Televison. Using a multiplicity of styles, this technically accomplished animation seeks to present a critique of religion and consumer culture. With stylistic references to Ian Svank… Read more

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