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FUNNY FELIX (Olivier Ducastel, Jacques Martineau, 1999)
Felix is a happy-go-lucky, smiling guy who lives in a dull town on France's northern coast. One day, in need of some excitement, he decides to visit Marseille and the father he never knew. Instead of… Read more

Furniture Poetry & Other Rhymes for the Camera (Paul Bush, 1999)
Furniture Poetry is a slickly flickering animation of inanimate domestic objects. It is born out of a desire to challenge Wittgenstein (in On Certainty) who considered the question of whether objects… Read more

GEMINI (Shinya Tsukamoto, 1999)
Distinguished by the extraordinary visuals for which he is justifiably celebrated, the latest project by director Shinya Tsukamoto is an atmospheric, eerie exploration of identity, destiny and psycho… Read more

Get Ready (Peter Tscherkassky, 1999)
An idyllic day at the seaside literally slides off the screen in this quick-witted cinema trailer for the 1999 International Film Festival Viennale. ... Peter Tscherkassky, 1 min, 1999, 35mm CinemaSc… Read more

Glass Box (Dominika Ferenz, 1999)
A butterfly in a glass box provides a metaphor for migrant experience in this intriguing documentary. Disorienting abstract imagery, evoking both the beauty and alienation of the 'foreign' experience… Read more

Gooseberries Don’t Dance (Andrew Kazamia, 1999)
A successful middle-aged businesswoman receives a letter from a childhood friend who grew up to be a murderer. Tension mounts on her journey to visit him at a mental institution, bringing back memori… Read more

GRASS (Ron Mann, 1999)
Ron Mann's long overdue project is an hilarious and illuminating film about one of the most controversial drugs of the twentieth century—marijuana. Weed activist Woody Harrelson narrates this l… Read more

Green (Seyyed Ramin Sheydaei, 1999)
Green is a beautiful folkloric animation. It uses a paint on glass technique to portray a battle of universal proporlions. The battle, represented through the interplay of primary colours, eventually… Read more

HAND OF FATE (Scott Morgan, 1999)
Hand of Fate is a visually ravishing film portrait of six diverse individuals from across the globe, who have been given the gift and burden of being able into see the future. Told in their own words… Read more

Handy Man (Nelson Henricks, 1999)
Handy Man examines the window as a site of voyeurism and surveillance. With his Hi-8 camera. Henricks documents workers in his interior courtyard. The camerawork has a secretive and furtive feel, tre… Read more

Harry's War (Richard Franklin, 1999)
Joining the army to fight for Queen and country during WWII might have seemed like a way for many young man to prove themselves. For Aboriginal recruits like Harry and Thomas, the stakes are even hig… Read more

"Actors come and go," Alfred Hitchcock once told reporters, "But the name of the director should stay clearly in the mind of the audience. We make a film succeed." Coming from one of cinema's pre-emi… Read more

Hospital Fragments (Guy Maddin, 1999)
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HOT IRONS (Andrew Dosunmu, 1999)
'Hair Wars' —the 'black hair extravaganza of America'—has established itself as a Mecca for creative styling expression and fantastical hair creations. A working model of the solar system… Read more

HOTEL SPLENDIDE (Terence Gross, 1999)
Situated on a remote windswept English island. Hotel Sptendide is accessible only by a monthly ferry Kalh (Toni Collette) arrives, after a five year absence, with a mysterious note urging her to retu… Read more

How Much for a Half Kilo? (Sean Garrity, 1999)
A writer desperately seeks financial relief while trying to maintain his artistic integrity. However his choice of fair over sleazy publisher, combined with an ever-growing list of debtors, forces ou… Read more

HUMAN RESOURCES (Laurent Cantet, 1999)
Human Resources is an award-winning debut feature from Laurent Cantet which mixes politics and pathos to create a cogent human drama. Franck is a recent business school graduate who returns to his ho… Read more

Hungry (Richard Clark, 1999)
Gregory is a fat, lonely tele-sales expert who never leaves the sanctuary of his flat. His days are an endless cycle of sales-speak, junk TV and binge-eating. His only physical contact with the outsi… Read more

HURT (Philip Crawford, Matthew Priestley, 1999)
A great example of Australian documentary making, as progressive as it is poetic."—Megan Spencer, JJJ ... Hurt is an Australian docudrama like no other. 250 young Australians, from rural areas … Read more

I'LL TAKE YOU THERE (Adrienne Shelly, 1999)
After being fired from TV's Spin City for not making the best of a part that required her to lead a live tiger onto the set dressed in a bustier, skimpy hot pants and spike heels, Adrienne Shelly sat… Read more

IDLE RUNNING (Janez Burger, 1999)
The recipient of 15 International film awards, Idle Running is a comic drama about Dizzy, a veteran student stranded halfway to adulthood. Watching TV, snoozing and boozing form Dizzy's routine&mdash… Read more

In a Corner of the World (Pjotr Sapegin, 1999)
A film from the North Cape on Midsummer's Night, when human beings are not the only ones in search of love. Even the frogs are liable to profess their feelings for each other, a la Shakespeare.. ... Read more

In God We Trust (Jason Reitman, 1999)
Take a 16-minute thrill ride as the 'dead' Robert arrives to be assessed in purgatory.From the director of Thank You For Smoking, special MIFF guest Jason Reitman, see this short screen with his debu… Read more

In God We Trust (Jason Reitman, 1999)
Take a 16 minute thrill ride as the 'dead' Robert arrives to be assessed in purgatory. Prognosis: Hell! Our hero takes fate into his own hands, taking the elevator back to earth to rectify his past i… Read more

Inheritance (Philip Joseph, 1999)
Reuben, an Jewish-Australian child, learns about the Holocaust—but he takes it on board in a way his parents didn't quile expect. A well-crafted short, which provides some interesting juxtaposi… Read more

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