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Films In 2000

BLACKBOARDS (Samira Makhmalbaf, 2000)
Direct from this year's Cannes Film Festival, where it was the co-winner of the Jury Prize, Blackboards is bold and provocative. The film opens with an almost surreal image of a group of male teacher… Read more

BLAME IT ON VOLTAIRE (Abdel Kechiche, 2000)
In the first scenes of La Faute a Voltaire, Jallel, a young man from Tunisia who has come to France illegally is coached by a pair of uncles for his interview with an immigration officer. Tell them y… Read more

Blitze (Dietmar Brehm, 2000)
In Blitze, Dietmar Brehm generates a sordid Kuleshov effect, where the face of the voyeur is transformed by what he watches and what he watches is transformed by being watched. The impact of the gaze… Read more

BLOOD – THE LAST VAMPIRE (Hiroyuki Kitakubo, 2000)
This killer Japanese animation packs a stake-snapping whallop. Dispensing with exposition, Blood-The Last Vampire propels the viewer headlong into the story. Saya, a teenaged girl, sits alone on a su… Read more

Blow-up (Siegfried A. Fruhauf, 2000)
A humorous cinematic resuscitation' where the process of blowing 'life into a female dummy is analogous to the process of blowing up substandard film material to 35mm. Blow-up breathes with the pleas… Read more

Blown in With the Wind (Andrei Osipov, 2000)
In winter the Arctic fishing settlement of Shoina is blanketed by polar night; in summer, endless windstorms cover the settlement in sand. This film is a metaphysical reflection about Russia: the rol… Read more

BLUE END (Kaspar Kasics, 2000)
Joseph Paul Jemigan was executed eight years ago but anyone with a modem can view his body today. While still warm, Jemigan was handed over to Texan scientists, who froze his corpse and sawed him int… Read more

BLUE REMAINS (Toshifumi Takizawa, Hisaya Takabayashi, 2000)
Little Amaniku holds the fate of a planet in her hands. She and her parents return to Earth after devastating atom wars, taking refuge deep under sea to escape contamination. Genetic codes they have … Read more

BORDERS (Mostéfa Djadjam, 2000)
Torn by famine and political turmoil, a disparate group of Africans, six men and one woman, cling to the dream of Europe. They are brought together through a variety of past hardships, lives in limbo… Read more

Bound (Sirhat Caradee, 2000)
When his gun-wielding friend cries out for him to 'RUN!', Arab-Australian teenager Benny sprints away from pursuing police. In one hand, he carries a watch case, a gift from the dying grandfather who… Read more

Bowl Me Over (Angie Black, 2000)
Fueled on the aroma of bleach, a daring Greek woman embarks on a cleaning frenzy at her local bowling club which leads to cross cutturalisation, misinterpretation and ultimately a loophole capable of… Read more

BREAD AND ROSES (Ken Loach, 2000)
"The locale may have changed but the commitment to challenging social drama remains unwavering in Ken Loach's (My Name is Joe, MIFF 1999) first North American venture. Set in Los Angeles - and inspir… Read more

BREATHE IN, BREATHE OUT (Beth B P Beth, Chantal Bernstein, 2000)
Breathe In. Breathe Out follows three Vietnam War veterans, accompanied by their grown-up children, as they journey back to the very jungles and villages where they were once stationed. Leading viewe… Read more

Bring Me Your Love (David Morrissey, 2000)
Harry Weaver is visiting his wife He has brought her flow­ers, but she needs more than flowers Bring Me Your Love is a gripping interpretation of a Charles Bukowski short story. ... Read more

BROTHER (Takeshi Kitano, 2000)
A magnificent return to form for Japan's reigning master of the gangster film. Takeshi Kitano (Hana-Bi MIFF 1998). The director, who also stars, plays a Yakuza banished from Tokyo as a result of a ga… Read more

BUNNY (Mia Trachinger, 2000)
Nik and Luda are recent emigres to the USA following their hurried departure from an unnamed war-torn country. Arriving penniless in L.A. they lodge with a truculent friend of the family. Despite the… Read more

CALLE 54 (Fernando Trueba, 2000)
The sultry, hip swiveling rhythms that Latin jazz proclaims is brought to the screen by Spanish film director Fernando Trueba in Calle 54. This is an ode to Latin jazz and what better way to capture … Read more

Celia and Rosita (Gisella de Mello, 2000)
A nonsense comedy about senior citizens getting even with the 20th century Two elderly ladies decide to change their destiny and history, giving them a new reason to live. ... Read more

Circadian Rhythms (Jake Robb, 2000)
Rhythms presented in an elegant nihilistic view - a personal diary, that moves in time and space to create an illusion through repetition and textures. Shades of Sartre, Picasso and Shakespeare wroug… Read more

CIRCLE, THE (Jafar Panahi, 2000)
The Circle was a multiple award-winner at the Venice Film Festival in 2000. ... A tour de force, The Circle depicts the plight of several Iranian women oppressed solely for being born female in a mal… Read more

CITY OF DREAMS (Belinda Mason, 2000)
City of Dreams tells the fascinating story of an unconventional couple—Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahoney Griffin; visionary American architects, whose imaginative engagement with Austral… Read more

Cock Fight (Sigalit Liphshitz, 2000)
On a hot summers day, an Israeli chicken-breeder encoun­ters a Palestinian roadblock on the way to market. When he discovers that the man in charge is a former employee, it's not only the chicken… Read more

Cog (Irina Goundortseva, 2000)
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Cold Storage (Oliver Masset-Depasse, 2000)
Rita works with her mother Nicole running the family butchers Rita wants to leave but not before she witnesses some small sign of tenderness from her mother. What will it take before that occurs? ... Read more

COLLECTORS (Julian P. Hobbs, 2000)
Violence is the life-blood of American culture. Criminals attain mythological status; the crimes are replayed by the media forming a perverse mirror image of the dominant American myth of the self-ma… Read more

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