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Films In 1999

This beautiful animation depicts the sense isolation felt by a young girl who is a recent immigrant to Australia. The emotional confusion that is expressed in the narrative is realised perfectly in the shifting, sweeping motion of the oil paint animation. ... Read more
"[Durian Durian] follows the path of a young woman, Yan, as she struggles in a dirty precinct of Hong Kong, and her reimmersion into family life after she abandons the world of prostitution in the city. Chan shows us Yan's world through the eyes of an eight-year-old named Fan. ... "Yan is ... Read more
An elderly couple take a train journey and along the way reminisce about the horrifying circumstances in which they first met. The impact of their scars is all too apparent. She is blind, he is deaf. Rather than being a film about grief, Echo is a film that resonates between past and present and ... Read more
A volcano beneath a full moon, a row boat on a dark lake... this strange conjunction of events unleashes creative forces to deal with the darkness at hand. ... Read more
Stacey, a raver girl, encounters God and is given a special mission. She's not quite sure how to deal with this, but she tries her best. ... Read more
Crippled by a stroke, Edith communicates by tapping her index finger; once for no, twice for yes. Today, she is told by an officious Matron, is her special day. She is to be presented with an electric wheelchair. A wheelchair that can take her anywhere... anywhere. ... Read more
Is is possible to know if a seed discovered after a thousand years is that of a now vanquished magnolia, or instead that of a virulent presently extinct weed? Episodes in Disbelief explores childhood speculations on various issues such as time and space, sight and sightlessness, trauma and hope. ... Read more
Once it was marbles. These days it's Pokemon. In this story, discover eraser wrestling. The challenge—to flick your eraser on top of your opponent's. You lose—you forego your eraser. Young-noon persists in challenging the cheating school bully and does whatever it takes to stay in ... Read more
The harsh reality of loneliness is hidden under the routine of daily life. A single woman living in a perfectly furnished flat fantasizes about living with her boyfriend. Her fantasies turn into illusions which are in turn shattered by the reality of routine. The only resolution to the cycle is a ... Read more
It is a typical sunny day in urban London when Alan decides to wash his car until it shines like a prized jewel. On the other side of the road, Kelly (a young girl) is having her hair cut by her mother. She too becomes obsessed with Alan's car. Alan slides under the car on a mechanics trolley ... Read more
In the near future, a group of players gather to try out eXistenz, the latest in full-immersion VR game technology. eXistenz is the brainchild of the games world's most notorious genius, Allegra Geller (Jennifer Jason Leigh), it incorporates experiences indistinguishable from reality and is utterly ... Read more
It's a lazy afternoon of crosswords and game shows for retirees Maude and Joh Peterson. When, from her dictionary, Maude discovers senility, lung cancer and colostomy bags, she decides to make a quick exit. ... Read more
Based on the works of Thomas Bernhard, Primo Levi and Marguerite Duras, Fanny's Wedding explores loss, time and the atrocity of war, through the eyes of a woman who lost her husband on her wedding day. Fragments of memory, grief and longing coupled with highly stylised, mesmerising sequences of ... Read more
Ever wished you had someone to show your knickers to? Lonely heart Muriel does in Fast Spin Fling, a romantic comedy about a young woman who takes pity on her housemate's boyfriend and begins to secretly fancy him. Featuring a refreshing style of computer drawn animation, an up-tempo soundtrack and ... Read more
Vicki is an impetuous art student who falls in love with, and marries, Greg, a shy medical student. Soon, married life equates with being stuck at home with two toddlers. not quite what Vicki anticipated. To relieve the boredom, she takes a part-time job teaching art classes, but this rapidly ... Read more
Fishing is beautiful in its simplicity. This minimal animation evokes the tensions between man and water, between water and fish, between fish and man. ... Read more
Bourque reworks personal home movie images to create a visceral interior world of forgetting and remembering. Distorted images fluctuate like resurfacing memories. The point of reference continuously shifts so that the film plane itself appears warped. The film underwent two levels of distortion ... Read more
A young man enters a cold dark subway in the middle of the city one night. He finds a drink machine lying on its side. The man tilts the drink machine upright and turns it on. He buys a can of fizzy drink and suddenly his nightmare begins. ... Read more
Flux interweaves multiple layers of sound and images to produce an evocative reflection on relationships, love and grief. With a background in fine arts, Michaela French has written and directed a number of short films using computer animation and traditional filmmaking techniques. ... Read more
Bob, an unassuming, unemployed writer, has an obsession: he enjoys shadowing people, hence the film's title. When one of his sorties finds him trailing a highly skilled burglar, Cobb, Bill is sprung and then taken under the wing of a strange individual, part mentor, part confessor, part evil twin ... Read more
Vietnam, 1969, a soldier encounters a Vietcong girl. They take aim at each other. Something is wrong. ... Read more
Friday portrays a pivotal day in the life of a troubled woman. Recently in remission from breast cancer, the events of this day once again throw her future into doubt. ... Read more
A creepy, noxious fantasy that combines elements of classic fairytales (of he Grimms Brothers variety) with horror and even a subversive ecological message. While innocently strolling in a dark wood, The Girl stumbles across an ornate shell-shaped music box containing a pair of human eyeballs. The ... Read more
Narrated by Gregory Peck, this documentary is full of passionate testimony and behind-the-scenes anecdotes from Hollywood screen legends—including Anthony Quinn, Leslie Caron, Robert Stack—about two of the most beloved and influential acting coaches, Michael Chekhov and George Shdanoff ... Read more
Armed with a Super 8 camera, Rick and Buddy surveyed the USA on an ofte-dangerous quest to seek out empty pools for skateboarding. Most evident precursor is Bruce Brown's The Endless Summer...except the waves are man's concrete detritus. This was Rick and Buddy's first film and best exemplifies ... Read more
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