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Films In 1995

Proceeding from the mythic Northern European content of what looks like a butter commercial. Prost takes on a curiously ghoulish quality Its footage degenerates becomes solarised and is reorganised within a constructivist-like montage into a rapidly-paced hallucinatory. Murnau inflected ... Read more
This film consists of sections of collected dianstic images amassed through Hoffman's travels. Uluru and an incomplete parliament house for example make floating appearances. These have been gathered on the run and then reconstituted with an uncanny ephemeral floating rhythm a dance of light and ... Read more
... ... Framed as a road movie chronicling a return trip to New Zealand, this film starts from the fact that Sam Neill, (the only director in the series for the century of cinema whose career is actually acting) remembers his childhood film-going as marked by an absence of images of New Zealand on ... Read more
Kirsten Winter sets images of abstract expressionism and degraded video takes to Elena Kats-Chernm's composition "Clocks", which was First performed by Ensemble Modern at the 1993 Karlsruhe Multimediaie. ... The film includes images of composer/pianist Elena Kats-Chernin, percussionist Daryl Pratt ... Read more
Beautifully shot in black and white, a gentle impressionistic film about the relentless cycle of life beginnings and endings outside and in timeless beauty and the ultimate solitude of the soul. A bit of a breather for the spirit-indulge it for once? ... Read more
An elderly woman reflects on her youth. A sexy story of ageless lust and deathless passion. A humorous, wistful film about time, memory and love, and fob watches, (MM) ... Read more
Cosmodrome has serial composition, connecting its images across broad concepts of flight, light and the simple act of looking upwards. The first principle of this film is its blueness, captured in the incandescent light of a cinema, the early morning light at an aerodrome, and the projected light ... Read more
... ... Director Tran Anh Hung brought rural 50s Vietnam to vibrant, poetic lire in his debut film The Scent of Green Papaya (1993) In his latest. very different film. Tran shows us the bustle and brutality of modern urban existence in a surreal Ho Chi Minn City running over with crime. violence ... Read more
A blank white video screen suddenly becomes very interesting space when danced in. conceptual piece of power and precision. ... Read more
Emily's Last Date is an hysterical journey into the world of blind dates. Director Michael Clancy creates a series of vignettes peopled by believable yet repulsive characters. Therapy with a pyramid-plan makeup selling psychiatrist- "I'm sick of listening to your probiems"-is not helping. Dating ... Read more
On the theme of the auto-portrait, this film presents several aspects of the same solo, danced live, shot on video and projected in 16mm Different points of view captured by the eye of a moving camera. ... Read more
Five Greasy Joannes, one van and 3,000 miles is all it takes to prove that fat really is a feminist issue and that car exhaust can come up smelling like donuts. To the punter 'Trans-vesterification' might sound like an experimental surgical procedure performed by lip-synching cross-dressers Its ... Read more
A backcourt in Glasgow. A prank goes wrong and a boy is trapped in a discarded fridge. In the hours that follow the responsibility. For his life falls into the hands of Alice and Rudy who are homeless friendless and on the verge of chronic alcoholism. Disturbing drama distinguished by extraordinary ... Read more
The director of the provocative Rock Hudson's Home Movies (1992), Mark Rappaport, takes n equally idiosyncratic and unconventional approach to a biographical documentary charting the career of the suicidal screen starlet, Jean Seberg. Opening with the actress's widely publicised discovery in a ... Read more
This is a remarkable debut film from London filmmaker. Thom Osborn in that it has been over thirty years in the making' Osborn shot the original black and white scenes of concert pianist. Frangcon Davies preparing for a performance thirty years ago but never completed his documentary. Recently, he ... Read more
... ... Ahhh Television! This very funny film goes where no television documentary has ever gone before, into the innermost sanctum of the Australian home-the lounge room. Glued To The Telly explores the act of watching and the impact of the television set on Australians. The excite­ment, the ... Read more
Based on a real-life love tragedy, Good Men, Good Women continues Hou's exploration of history from the ordinary citizen's point-of-view. To this he adds his new interest, pioneered in The Puppetmaster, in explor­ing different perspectives and memories of the same event by making Good Men, Good ... Read more
"We live off memories don't we?... And to remember is to live " states an elderly Mexican gentleman his leathery face telling as much a story as his words. The murder in 1923 of Juan Nepomuceno Perez Rulfo "Cheno", a landowner inthe Mexican state of Jalisco in Mexico and the grandfather of the ... Read more
Working from just four rolls of black and white photographs of The Grateful Dead taken by Linda Eastman in 1967/68 (pre motor drive cameras) Paul McCartney brings the Dead back to life with computer trickery—lengthening shortening morphing speeding and slowing the sequence of stills into a ... Read more
Next time your cat falls out the window make sure it does it at least seven storeys up. Karl Kruszelnicki shows us how high rise buildings and open windows provide a strange way to test the aerodynamics and impact resistance of falling cats. ... Read more
... ... At the turn of the century a Japanese girl was encouraged by her father to fulfil Japan's destiny of spreading around the world. She accepted an arranged marriage with a pioneer photographer and went to make her life in Hawaii. Two generations later, after her funeral in Tokyo, her ... Read more
A tough and gritty film about friendship and homelessness, the characters and situations have a warmth humour and roundness to them without the least bit of saccarine. Shot in 16 mm black and white Vegemites has a great soundtrack from a collection of largely local bands. The film's style is akin ... Read more
Yet another accomplished short from New Zealand. Headlong reworks the risky road- movie genre narrowly avoiding cliche and false sentiment. ... When a daggy and 'snaggy' bloke picks up an angry and articulate woman on a lonely backroad, a collision of sorts is imminent and inevitable. ... Read more
... ... When Heidi Fleiss was arrested in 1993 Hollywood was- terrified that she would reveal a list of star clients and set the town ablaze with gossip and scandal British documentary director par excellence, and MIFF regular. Nick Broomfield (Aileen Wuornos: The Selling Of A Serial Killer-MIFF ... Read more
When copper Alf (Robert Pugh from Naked) catches artist Jo (Kathy Burke from Ab Fab) rifling through the contents of a skip late one night poetry, politics and art history head up the list of charges. Brit actor David Thewlis (Naked) makes his directing debut with this wonderfully obtuse little ... Read more
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