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Films In 1998

Love is the Devil recounts the turbulent relationship between controversial British artist Francis Bacon and his lover, George Dyer. Their first volatile meeting - when Dyer attempted to burgle Bacon's house! - sets the tone as the two become both artistically and intimately entwined. As Bacon's ... Read more
Love is a dangerous game to play, but if you're a rat in love with a cat the stakes are even higher. Bearing gifts and a special love song, the rat embarks on his treacherous mission prepared for the worst. Bruce Currie's unique design combined with the voice of comic talent Paul Livingston ... Read more
Lucky People Center was originally an illegal Swedish nightclub in the late 1980s. The collective involved moved into film and music production, and eventually live performance. As a culmination of their many-faceted career, Lucky People Center International, the film, casts a wide net to haul in ... Read more
After surviving a near-fatal shooting, jazz saxophonist Izzy Maurer (Harvey Keitel) stumbles across the body of a stranger in tower Manhattan and winds up with the dead man's briefcase. Inside he finds a mysterious stone and a phone number which leads him to Celia Bums (Mira Sorvino), a young ... Read more
Bombay. Mexico City, Moscow, New York. These four 'megacities' have populations of between eight and 24 million people, numbers unprecedented in human history. Austrian documentary maker Michael Glawogger probes both the micro and macrocosm of human experience, his focus is those at the very lowest ... Read more
Memory and Desire is a beautifully framed, intimately observed love story. At its core is a mystery surrounding the tragic death of a young husband, Keiji, on his New Zealand honeymoon. He and his wife, Sayo, had travelled to New Zealand to get away from Keiji's intimidating and disapproving ... Read more
A young man who refuses to spend the turn of the centu­ry behind bars will have to murder his best friend in order to gain his freedom. A young woman, suddenly deserted by her lover, contemplates suicide. They find one anoth­er at midnight on the roof of a building overlooking Copacabana ... Read more
Millennium Bug explores satirical definitions for a decayed millennium. Words such as "jork" are defined as "any variety of genetically tailored meat product" and the accompanying vision shows a zucchini-like slug moving backwards through a black and white urban wasteland. ... Images for the film ... Read more
Mind's Eye revels in its situationst surreality. A roilercoaster journey through a series of locations becomes a crazed ride in a million directions. The laws of physics do not apply to Godhard. Taking a frugal idea and pushing it to the limit, Godhard once again proves that a sweet simple visual ... Read more
'Fat' and 'beautiful' are definitely two contradictory words in our society, where 'waif/heroin chic' ideals of beauty rule our perceptions. Miss Fat and Beautiful is a story about beauty; about being fat; about love; about shattering stereotypes; about what men are thinking; and more than anything ... Read more
Following her first feature, Synthetic Pleasures (1996), lara Lee's Modulations cements her standing as the cinematic voice for a subculture centred around electronic music. Modulations lays bare a clear map of the territory of electronica in all its forms - house, acid, techno, ambient, trip-hop ... Read more
'Moloch' is the name generally given to a divinity worshipped by various ancient cultures. Although sources differ on the details of Moloch's abominations, this idol is most often connected to the sacrifices of children. In Milton's Paradise Lost, the name was given to Satan's strongest fighter who ... Read more
Bruce Petty's satirical analysis of how money has evolved through the ages. We observe crashes, booms, wars, awesome socialist experiments and the world shattering efforts of the wealthy to make more of 'it'. We ultimately realize that we are no longer in control and that 'money is making the ... Read more
More tells the story of a tired old inventor who struggles through a joyless life in a drab city to invent a bit of meaning and worth. Melancholic, nostalgic and imaginative through model animation, a slick and mesmerising design and an engrossing soundtrack by British electronic pop group New ... Read more
Every morning is the same. The only thing which breaks the monotony of this lonely man's life are his extraordinarily vivid dreams. Through repetition and montage, the filmmaker creates a powerful tension between the main character's fantasy life and the mundane world of routine from which he can ... Read more
Winner of the Grand Prize at last year's Locarno Film Festival, Mr Zhao relates the romantic entangle­ments of the gentleman of the title. A low-key charmer, Zhao is magnetically attracted to women of all kinds, without any thought for consequences. The film opens with Zhao, a Shanghai doctor ... Read more
Joe Gibbons, as a whacked-out therapist, attempts to integrate the various personalities of that much loved and reviled doll in this Pixelvison psychodrama. Barbie is positioned under the examining lens, inflated to human scale. Gibbons' performance, like his previous collaboration with Emily Breer ... Read more
The Mutoid Waste Company are a group of European performance artists whose spectacular live shows and nomadic lifestyle have made them counterculture celebrities. Originating in the Free Festivals of England during the 70s and 80s The Mutoid Waste Company scour the junkyards of Europe for the ... Read more
This tale of working class characters caught in a down­ward spiral of their own and society's weaknesses could be considered amongst Ken Loach's best work. As befits his reputation, this is a no holds barred examination of the daily tribulations of marginal personalities. Loach's leading man ... Read more
After having made a narrow escape from a 'hen's night' gathering, male stripper Ralph Little is keen to get his next job out of the way. Fate conspires to send him into the wrong hotel room where mobster Morgan Dorothy is expecting a bagman to do deal for some stolen jewels. Naked Intent is a ... Read more
A highly original film about five characters working in an alienating office seen in a cycle of 24 hours. As the camera travels from managers to a night-shift cleaner, the characters' inner voices are interwoven and set up against a meticulously designed hyper-real environment. This interaction of ... Read more
The final installment of Peggy Ahwesh's loose trilogy on sexuality and violence (The Deadman [1990], The Colour of Love [1994]). Pilfering plot elements from Mario Bava's What! (1963), and appropriating text from Kathy Acker, Steven Shaviro and the Marquis de Sade, Ahwesh creates an hallucinatory ... Read more
"Stunningly photographed and thematically provocative, Nothing examines the tragedy of a young Polish mother with too many children and too few choices... writer/director Dorota Kedzierzawska brings a distinctive eye and precise feel for the interplay between the light world of youngsters and the ... Read more
Turn of the century St Petersburg: two respectable families come under the scrutiny of Johann, a malicious pornographer, and his sinister, grinning accomplice. Johann's discreetly perverse spanking photographs are much prized in both households and the schemer uses this leverage to plot the ... Read more
One day a man bought a house in the city of Kampen. But someone was already living there... ... Read more
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