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Films In 1999

MOLOKAI: THE STORY OF ‘FATHER DAMIEN’ (Paul Cox, 1999)
Molokai: The Story of 'Father Damien' is the inspirational saga of idealistic Belgian priest Father Damien who gave his compassion, seemingly limitless energy and, ultimately, his life to an isolated… Read more

More or Less (Miriam Unger, 1999)
This film is exquisite! How does a film explore the tenuous nature of an ending relationship? More or Less is a film without a story; it's about the gaps in between. Both immediate and timeless, it a… Read more

Mozzie (Dylan Yeo, 1999)
Seamlessly combining 3D animation and traditional filmmaking, this short film tells of a nocturnal war between two mosquitoes and a man deprived of sleep. Mozzie humourously gives an insect's perspec… Read more

MR. DEATH: THE RISE AND FALL OF FRED A. LEUCHTER, JR. (Errol Morris, 1999)
"I sleep very well at night, knowing that those persons that are executed with my equipment have a better chance of a painless, more humane and dignified execution."—Fred A. Leuchter Jr ... Err… Read more

Mrs Buchan (Rachel Matthews, 1999)
Mrs Buchan has had a revelation that will gain her and her followers salvation as Doomsday approaches. Her faith is shaken when a rebellious Buchanite has a revelation of his own. A black comedy abou… Read more

Ms Understanding (Khristina Totos, 1999)
An attractive young woman wearing a short skirt enters an inner city cafe late at night. The cafe is empty but for a few older men and a young man who quickly exits. As the young woman goes about her… Read more

MY BEST FRIEND (Werner Herzog, 1999)
My Best Fiend is an alarming documentary about the love-hate relationship between Werner Herzog and Klaus Kinski. The film deals with the deep trust between the director and actor and their independe… Read more

NAKED STATES (Arlene Donnely, 1999)
Spencer Turnick photographs people nude, in very public places and then gets the hell out of there before the cops arrive! An artist on the cusp of celebrity, Turnick needs a suitable event to spark … Read more

NANA (Alison King, Suher Ismael, Fabienne Bouville, Ruti Gadish, 1999)
Nana tocuses on the loving but sometimes quite difficult relationships between four women filmmakers and the compassionate, authoritarian, unpredictable, loquacious grandmothers. From 1994 to 1998, N… Read more

NANG NAK (Nonzee Nimibutr, 1999)
Nang Nak is based on a Thai true story of a beloved wife whose loyalty to her husband is legendary. It is believed that her devotion could not be extinguished by her death. In Nonzee Nimibutr's excep… Read more

Negative Space (Chris Petit, 1999)
In 1971, film critic Manny Farber published a book called Negative Space, in which he wrote: "One of the finest moments in 1940s film is no longer than a blink: Bogart, as he crosses the street from … Read more

NEW WATERFORD GIRL (Allan Moyle, 1999)
Funny and exhuberant, Allan Moyle's New Waterford Girl is a generous rites-of-passage film with effortless empathy and lashings of local colour. The setting is a Nova Scotia backwater in the 1970s. M… Read more

No Mess (Anne Delaney, Brett Evans, 1999)
No Mess is a documentary about two ordinary women and their extraordinary cleaning business. Clean Scene provides 'Forensic Restoration Services'—they clean up after death, whether it be the ph… Read more

NOBODY KNOWS ANYBODY (Mateo Gil, 1999)
With a dazzling cast, eye-popping special effects and delicious plot twists, this new thriller sends Spanish cinema into the 21st century with a rush. It is the height of Seville's Holy Week, an even… Read more

non-places (Karen Kirza, Brad Butler, 1999)
In sharp contrast to the rich, poetic monologue of Amber City, the stark, minimalist narrative of Karen Kirza's and Brad Butler's film, non-places, provides a montage of intimate stories and memories… Read more

NOTHING TO DO (Marion Vernoux, 1999)
Marion Venroux's highly critically acclaimed new film is a love story with a difference. Nothing to Do recounts the story of Marie and Pierre, two people who work for the same company but are far fro… Read more

NOWHERE TO HIDE (Myung-Se Lee, 1999)
A wild, hyperkinetic demonstration of style, Nowhere to Hide is a propulsive action comedy that cites almost every genre and then comes back for more. If John Woo mounted an assault on MTV he might a… Read more

OF WOMEN AND MAGIC (Claude Miller, 1999)
Claude Miller's Of Women and Magic is a succinct, dryly played, often laugh-out-loud funny movie. Director of last year's frightening but fantastic Class Trip, Miller's latest film scooped the Intern… Read more

OPERA FANATIC (Jan Schmidt-Garre, 1999)
Compacted with as many layers of pathos as its subjects' make-up. Opera Fanatic dives right into the heart of the opera divas of yesteryear. Stefan Zucker. himself a singer and art philosopher (noted… Read more

ORDINARY DECENT CRIMINAL (Thaddeus O'Sullivan, 1999)
The escapades of notorious Irish criminal and folk hero, Martin Cahill, have spawned three films in as many years. John Boorman's excellent The General, followed by Vicious Circle and now Thaddeus O'… Read more

ORFEU (Carlos Diegues, 1999)
A glorious rendition of the mythical low affair between Orpheus and Euridice, set amidst the pageantry and splendour of Camivale. The Orfeu of this tale is a legendary singer and guitarist whose play… Read more

Organics (Dietmar Brehm, 1999)
The last of the Schwarzer Garten series elegantly loops into moments of the earlier works (with the notable exception of Macumba). The ocean sounds from The Murder Mystery bleed into the stalking sce… Read more

ORIGINAL SCHTICK (Maciej Wszelaki, 1999)
Meet Robert (Bob) Fischer... and then wish you never had. This rivetting expose of the art world and celebrity follows an American (con) artist on his forest fire tour of Melbourne. Bob, a colourfull… Read more

Outer Space (Peter Tscherkassky, 1999)
The calm suburban exterior of a 1980's B-picture is shattered into an exhilarating cinematic maelstrom in this undisputed classic in Tscherkassky's oeuvre. A film that must been seen to be believed a… Read more

Paradise (Ilana Shulman, 1999)
Life in paradise is not what you might expect. A man spiils out of a washing machine. A woman tightens the stiches which run between her thighs like a seam. A girl dances wildly. This not your averag… Read more

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