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Films In 1995

... ... The long-awaited follow up to acclaimed amm? landmark Afcim (19881, Memories Is a fantastic new feature-length Japanese animation omnibus initiated By manga artist and author Katsuhiro Otomo. Written and produced by Otomo, Memories is divided into three episodes —each discreet section ... Read more
... ... 70-year-old Amalia fails to arrive for a visit to her daughter Delia's home Missing for 48 hours, she is finally discovered drowned on a beach in Naples wearing only an exotic red bra. Delia travels to Naples for her mother's funeral and witnesses a number of unsettling events that indicate ... Read more
An image of a gently contoured alley way in a typical European streetscape is presented in numerous ways. Photographed at night during the day across the seasons and occasionally using time lapse the image is reworked and added to Colour, black and white and coloured filters are used. ... During a ... Read more
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A definitive example of Mexican cinema which is characterised by blood, tears and madness. In front of ail the towns-people a young woman is slowly levered from the well into which she suicided. Determined to have his daughter's honour restored posthumously, Rudecindo obsessively pursues a course ... Read more
"The only reason I don't kill myself is, in fact, because I am unique"- Nico ... An enthralling investigation of an amazing identity and an intensely rigorous dissection of the nature of worship, Susanne Ofteringer traces the rollercoaster ride that was Nico's life. ... Her birth certificate read ... Read more
... ... South Central L.A. is a world unto itself. Sometimes lawless, sometimes cruel, always hard. Set largely in the A.B.C. Pawnshop—a Social Security cheque-cashing 'fringe bank'-we are drawn deeply into this neighbourhood where survival is the primary concern. ... ... ... The cycle of ... Read more
... ... Gillian Armstrong (My Brilliant Career, Last Days of Chez Nous, Little Women) returns to the documentary world of Smokes & Lollies. Fourteen's Good, Eighteen's Better and Bingo. Braces & Bridesmaids with not so much a fourth addition to, as an all encompassing overview of the lives of the ... Read more
The title says it all! Six vignettes laced with humour and affectionate vitriol plumbing the depths of maledom in its twilight years. ... Read more
Jo Law presents her Chinese cultural identity with a particularly Australian edge Old Earth refers to the philosophical system that her grandfather created in isolation while living in England It was a way of thinking grounded in the past which also tried to come to terms with a new ephemeral ... Read more
Schmid s exquisite graphic sense is highlighted m this playful exploration of alchemical themes. (ASJ) ... Read more
... ... Documentary filmmaker Vassili Silovic's candid exploration of various Orson Welles projects is a fascinating tribute to his idio­syncratic talents and was made possible with the co-operation of Oja Kodar. Welles longtime companion, erstwhile collaborator and cust­odian of the vaults ... Read more
Using Russian, Japanese and American porn and his own footage. Brehm creates a matrix in which graphic anatomical parts act as the optical lubricant to the sound of someone shaving. On a window/screen, back-lit and fluctuating, an immaterial shadow-hand appears to stimulate the cock which serves as ... Read more
Pat and Eddy's three teenage children, Bradley, Michelle and Darren are growing up not necessarily according to Pat and Eddy's wishes. Their time is taken up with cars, boyfriends, musical ambitions, sports injuries and whether to stay at school or go to work. The kids are losing interest in the ... Read more
A high school biology class assumes another dimension when penguins colonise the teachers desk. The clay modelled penguins correct in detail and proportion emphasise an emerging role for animators and animation art in multimedia and the new age of information technology. (RP) ... Read more
... ... Pepolino and the Lost Treasure is pure family entertainment a fully animated musical feature based on the novel by Irene Rodrian. The film charts the adventures of young Pepolino who just wants to be a famous troubadour. His grandmother has different plans and insists he carry on the family ... Read more
Ex-pat Australian Francine McDougall explores an urban myth of porcine proportions. Nose pickers take heed. (TB) ... Read more
Made entirely of sequential silk screen prints Postal Exchange tells the story of letters passing between Russia and America and the postmen responsible for their delivery. (RP) ... Read more
... ... Who knows what happens behind closed doors? The postman, if he opens your mail. And this guy doesn't knock twice before meddling in the lives he uncovers. Adultery, prostitution and drugs are just the appetisers in a banquet of temptations laid out before Xiao Dou. A slow-witted young man ... Read more
Who is she and why are they saying these terrible things about her? What did Queeny ever do to deserve this public approbation? Not that everyone dislikes her. but the Jury's still out if the 22 interviewees here are anything to go by. Queeny's moment of enigmatic revelation is amongst the most ... Read more
Home movie documentary and abstract imagery combine to uncover the layers of truths of a family history that absorbs the viewer in this assured and elegant piece of filmmaking. (KH) ... Read more
... ... Using a major Avedon retrospective as a loose framing device, Helen Whitney's documentary is for admirers, a long overdue appraisal of almost fifty years of superb photo­graphy and, for initiates, a comprehensive introduction to one of the century's most innovative and influential ... Read more
Submitted for your approval: the man in cardiac crisis is Mr Rod Serling—writer, producer and agent provocateur of a certain electronic medium he helped to create and which, by way of thanks, kindly ushered him out the door. Mr Rod Serling, who once remarked that he just wanted to be ... Read more
... ... Blurring the line between documentary and fiction, Mohsen Makhmalbaf's Salaam Cinema is the Iran director/activist's typically offbeat tribute to a century of cinema. Such is the popularity of the cinema in Iran that a modest press ad for a film audition can result in a street riot! Looking ... Read more
... ... Blurring the line between documentary and fiction, Mohsen Makhmalbaf s Salaam Cinema is the Iran director/activist's typically offbeat tribute to a century of cinema. Such is the popularity of the cinema in Iran that a modest press ad for a film audition can result in a street riot! Looking ... Read more
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