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Films In 2000

TRANSITION (Andy MacKinnon, 2000)
Recalling the splendour of Koyaanisqatsi, Andy MacKinnon's majestic Transition is an account of lost lives and deserted places, outpaced by the encroachment of modernity. In the past decade, the Scot… Read more

TREMBLING BEFORE G-D (Sandi Simcha DuBowski, 2000)
A remarkable documentary, winner of the 2001 Best Documentary award at the Berlin Film Festival, dealing with Hasidic and Orthodox Jews who come out as gays and lesbians and must reconcile their sexu… Read more

TRIXIE (Alan Rudolph, 2000)
Trixie Zurbo, a likable and feisty casino security guard, refers to herself as a 'Private Defective'. By day she busts pickpockets and petty scammers in the gaming rooms, by night she is an amateur s… Read more

Tuning Instruments (Jerzy Kucia, 2000)
Described by its maker as 'film poetry'. Tuning Instruments is driven by a haunting, dissonant soundscape and ceaseless­ly morphing images where every shift of gear is a change in mood and style.… Read more

UNDER THE SAND (François Ozon, 2000)
A beautiful elaboration on personal loss and what it means to be left alone. In a film radically removed from his past works, Francois Ozon (Water Drops on Burning Rocks MIFF 2000) again shows himsel… Read more

VENGO (Tony Gatlif, 2000)
"A cry, a chant, a hymn to life, to love, to mourning and the price of blood," is how Tony Gatlif describes his latest feature, a beautifully brooding tale of a monumental feud between two warring cl… Read more

VIRGIN STRIPPED BARE BY HER BACHELORS (Hong Sang-soo, 2000)
The multi-award winning The Day a Pig Fell Into the Well and its follow-up The Power of Kangwon Province, have established Hang San-Soo as the reigning Korean poet laureate of the ins, outs and self-… Read more

WANDERLUST (James Keitel, 2000)
Struggling to hold together her train-wreck family, Kelley tracks down her drifter brother to a seedy, remote island off Chile and discovers him living with a ragged group of expatriates. He reacts t… Read more

WARM WATER UNDER A RED BRIDGE (Shohei Imamura, 2000)
Warm Water Under A Red Bridge is the story of a recently unemployed man in his forties, whose wife has just left him On the advice of an old tramp, he travels to a faraway village, to a certain house… Read more

WATER DROPS ON BURNING ROCKS (François Ozon, 2000)
Based on a play by legendary German filmmaker Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Water Drops on Burning Rocks is a playful yet perverse study in sexual game playing. Structured around four tightly constructed… Read more

WAVE TWISTERS (Michael ‘Syd’ Garon, Eric Henry, 2000)
Wave Twisters is a rump-shaking, groove-making highlight of the Festival. This visual and musical event is an eye-popping, hip-hop meets Hanna Barbera, animated adventure synched skratch-for-skratch … Read more

WE SOLD OUR SOULS FOR ROCK AND ROLL (Penelope Spheeris, 2000)
Do you love metal enough to shave Ozzie Osborne's name into your chest hair? If so, see Penelope Spheens' (Wayne's World, The Decline of Western Civilisation), We Sold Our Souls for Rock and Roll...t… Read more

WERCKMEISTER HARMONIES (Bela Tarr, 2000)
Six years after the monumental Satantango. Bela Tarr returns with Werckmeister Harmonies, a film bearing the unmistakable trademark of the Hungarian master seen by some as the only true successor to … Read more

WHARF OF WIDOWS (Luu Trong Ninh, 2000)
Van returns from the war against Vietnam's French colonial rulers to find his village devastated. Married women have lost their husbands, younger women may never find one. All gather at the wharf of … Read more

WHAT HAPPENED TO TULLY (Hilary Birmingham, 2000)
"Anchored by fine performances, delicate narrative development and an overall tenderness, this picture unfolds beautifully...This life on the farm drama is a potent addition to cinema's recent Mid-We… Read more

When I Was Seven (Jessica Bradford, 2000)
Reminiscent of Todd Solondz's Welcome To The Dollhouse. Bradford weaves a gripping and transformative story about seven year-old Tess as she confronts her greatest fear. This tale is memorable for it… Read more

With Me (Kerstin Cmelka, 2000)
A seedy interior reminiscent of an early porn genre, some wickedly choreographed double exposures techniques and a transparent filmmaker having sex with herself, makes Mit Mir a silently confronting … Read more

WONDER BOYS (Curtis Hanson, 2000)
From Curtis Hanson, the Director of the critically acclaimed LA Confidential, comes Wonder Boys. The film chronicles a chaotic weekend in the life of Grady Tripp, a frustrated college literature prof… Read more

X (Rintaro, 2000)
The new millennium. The final battle to decide the fate of humanity is about to take place Kamui Shirou's destiny has already been decided by the time he returns to Tokyo to face the ultimate challen… Read more

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