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Films In 1998

One With Everything (Daniel Reeves, 1998)
Described by Daniel Reeves as "an iconoclastic and manic romp through the dream fields of spiritual materi­alism", One Wilh Everything attempts to lay to rest several perennially unanswered quest… Read more

Opus 66 (Lionel Delplanque, 1998)
Frederic Chopin's piano piece from 'Opus 66' is heard playing as a man and a woman drive through the night on a secluded road framed by a thick forest. The man places his hand gently on his pregnant … Read more

PASSION (György Fehér, 1998)
A chilling Hungarian adaptation of The Postman Always Rings Twice. Deeply grained monochrome images combine with a seething undercurrent of sex and murderous plotting to create a dark and sinister at… Read more

Peep Show (Charlie Call, 1998)
It's a simple premise, the eponymous peep show is for women. And, yes, there's only one gag, but Damon Jones and Bob Kirsh play it for all it's worth, with their tongues stuck firmly in their cheeks.… Read more

Pentuphouse (Cate Shortland, 1998)
An uncomfortably intimate portrait of a decaying relationship between Delia an aspiring jazz singer, and Dale, her petty thief boyfriend. Pentuphouse offers us a glimpse at the moment when Delia's ch… Read more

Piglets (Luc Feit, 1998)
A couple making love in one room whilst Grandmother makes trouble with a power drill in the other. Not much in itself but the film is refreshingly irreverent in its style and the humour is original a… Read more

Plastic (Matthew McCulloch, 1998)
This humble and poetic claymated student him has a simple yet powerful beauty. In a dark and oppressive world we observe, Evan, who works at a plastic animal factory in which he is in charge of quali… Read more

Played (Sandra Ehlermann, 1998)
The middle of the night at a madhouse in Germany. A young woman travelling alone is nearly run over by a semitrailer. So begins a deadly serious game of seduction, but who is 'playing' who? This dark… Read more

Please! (Paul Black, 1998)
A novelist, desperate over his lack of literary success and his subsequent marriage breakdown, turns to drastic means in an attempt to get some attention, only to be punished by the same means that h… Read more

Pleasures of War (Ruth Lingford, 1998)
Ruth Lingford is one of England's most respected and acknowledged independent animators. This, her latest film, is also her most powerful. Devised in collaboration with the English novelist, Sara Mai… Read more

RADIANCE (Rachel Perkins, 1998)
Radiance tells the story of three young women who reunite, after many years apart, for their mother's funeral, | grieve, reconcile and celebrate. Over the course of 24 hours the skeletons in the fami… Read more

REDBALL (Jon Hewitt, 1998)
Blasting from the screen like the cinematic progeny of some unholy union between Lars Von Trier and Abel Ferrara, here is uncompromising Australian 'underground' filmmaking at its very best - an in-y… Read more

REGRET TO INFORM (Barbara Sonnebron, 1998)
"My young husband, Jeff, came home from the war in Vietnam in a flag-draped casket. For those soldiers who made it home alive, many were greeted by America's rage. I had to ask. 'What did Jeff die fo… Read more

RELAX... IT'S JUST SEX (P.J. Castellaneta, 1998)
The highly versatile Jennifer Tilly plays Tara Ricotto, den mother and confidant to a group of gay, lesbian and straight friends in this outrageous Sundance favourite. Very much a quintessential 90s … Read more

RENZO PIANO: PIECE BY PIECE (Christopher Tuckfield, 1998)
Arguably the most famous architect working today, Renzo Piano is renowned for his work on such prestigious projects as the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, the Kansai Airport on Osaka Bay in Japan a… Read more

Rex the Runt (Richard Goleszowski, 1998)
Rex and his pals need to make some money and fast. Their best hope is to win a music talent contest but they face stiff opposition from a mean bunch of rabbits. The latest installment of Rex the Runt… Read more

RICHTER THE ENIGMA (Bruno Monsaingeon, 1998)
With the death of Sviatoslav Richter in 1997—shortly after the completion of this award-winning film—the great age of Russian pianistic classicism in many ways came to an end. Shunning co… Read more

RING (Nakata Hideo, 1998)
The Scream trilogy is a Simpsons Halloween special compared to the genuinely terrifying supernatural horror of The Ring series. This, now ongoing, cycle of films is based on the best selling novel by… Read more

Rotation (Paul Winkler, 1998)
Rotation continues Paul Winkler's graphic representation of traumatised space. The architecture of rotation is like a series of colourful mobile postcards. The foreboding film noir sound collides mis… Read more

Rubber Gloves (Tom E. Brown, 1998)
"Ahh, AIDS. You'll learn to love me baby. Put your diseased hand in mine and I'll show you the way." Moody visual set pieces (shot on super 8, digitally edited, finished on 35mm), surprising words, c… Read more

Rubbernecking (Greg Williams, 1998)
Ever met someone at a bar only to discover their eyes roaming the room? This slightly surreal trip across the artificial surface of lounge culture will make you think twice about clowning around. ... Read more

RUN LOLA RUN (Tom Tykwer, 1998)
Tom Tykwer's debut, Deadly Maria (MIFF 1995), was an original and arresting film about the possibilities of what would happen if looks really could kill. His follow-up, Winter Sleepers (1997), was an… Read more

SAMURAI FICTION (Hiroyuki Nakano, 1998)
The classic Samurai film has been drastically updated in this dazzling feature debut by Hiroyuki Nakano. An official selection at Sundance and Montreal Film Festivals, Samurai Fiction has taken the g… Read more

Satellite (Jonathon Hairman, 1998)
A child is enchanted by an old man's butterfly fractal invention but is lured into a television nightmare of dis­turbing sounds and invading images. In this film, Jonathon Hairman has created an … Read more

SEX/LIFE IN L.A. (Jochen Hick, 1998)
You have been warned: only an actual porn flick would come close to the highly provocative and explicit nature of Sex/Life in LA. This unflinching German documentary turns a lustful and inquiring gaz… Read more

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