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Films In 2000

ME, YOU, THEM (Andrucha Waddington, 2000)
Darlene, heavily pregnant, waits in the dust outside a tumbled down church for a bridegroom who will never appear. Resigned to her fate, she leaves the Brazilian backwater she lives in to return thre… Read more

Mist (Matthias Muller, 2000)
A meticulously constructed film that looks back at lost childhood, through the poetry of Ernst Jandis. In this digital age such mere fragments of found/recycled footage act like traces that longingly… Read more

My Chorus (Richard Doherty, 2000)
A shy office worker has voices in his head It's a bit of a problem, but at least they can hold a tune. ... Read more

MY KHMER HEART (Janine Hosking, 2000)
A powerful portrait of a remarkable woman described as an Earth Mother who will break bread with the devil to get what she wants'. My Khmer Heart charts the life and work of Australian nurse Geraldin… Read more

MY MOTHER FRANK (Mark Lamprell, 2000)
Frances Regina Aileen Nano Kennedy or, more simply, Frank, is a cantankerous, eccentric and sharp-tongued widow in her 50s. A rebellious Catholic, Frank keeps a watchful eye on her 18-year-old son Da… Read more

My Old Barbershop (Lee Ki-ho, 2000)
Yon-soo usually goes to a hair salon downtown. This time, to save money, he tries an old barber-shop, with a stubborn old barber who wants to give him a very old-style haircut. Yon-soo wants to keep … Read more

NIGHT SHIFT (Philippe Le Guay, 2000)
This tense psychological thriller - based on a true story - that follows Pierre, a day worker who finds himself under extreme harassment by co-worker Fred when he takes on a graveyard shift at a bott… Read more

NORA (Pat Murphy, 2000)
Nora is the extraordinary true story of James Joyce, the scandalous Irish writer and Nora Barnacle, the simple servant girl who became his lover and muse. Pat Murphy's lavish film chronicles a passio… Read more

NOT FORGOTTEN (Makoto Shinozaki, 2000)
Kijima, a WWII veteran, has always blamed himself for leaving his wounded comrade Kanayama behind to be killed by American forces-recurring nightmares conjure the terrifying fate he imagines his frie… Read more

NURSE BETTY (Neil LaBute, 2000)
" Nurse Betty takes a case of amnesia and spins into an irresistible mixture of sadness and hilarity. At it's giddiest peaks the movie, directed by Neil LaBute ( Your Friends and Neighbours, MIFF 199… Read more

Operation YY (Oded Lotan, 2000)
Ron barely knows the daylight hours, while his nights are divided between his job as an editor of wedding videos, Internet chatrooms and futuristic fantasies. A striking and sensitive portrait of mod… Read more

ORIENTATIONS CHRIS DOYLE: STIRRED NOT SHAKEN (Rick Farquharson, 2000)
Chris Doyle is an Australian expatriate cinematographer who left Australia in the 1970s and has been based in Hong Kong for the last 20 years. He is best known for his cinematography in Wong Kar-Wai'… Read more

OUR LADY OF THE ASSASSINS (Barbet Schroeder, 2000)
Barbet Schroeder's, Our Lady of the Assassins, is the powerful story of a city in ruins and one man's desperate journey to make sense of his life. The semi-autobiographical tale by Fernando Vallejo c… Read more

P.I.N.S. (Garth Davis, 2000)
Parking Infringement Notification System or Pricks In Nerdy Suits: these are the two possible explanations offered for the acronym of the title by director Garth Davis. His profile of three Melbourne… Read more

PAINTING COUNTRY (Sally Ingleton, 2000)
Painting Country follows a journey by ten of Australia's most famous indigenous artists, from their community of Balgo in remote North West Australia back to their traditional country. The Balgo arti… Read more

PAPERBOYS (Mike Mills, 2000)
Designer/filmmaker Mike Mills (who has worked with the likes of Beastie Boys, Sonic Youth, Beck, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion and Air) turns his lens on that two-wheeled denizen of the suburban street… Read more

PARIAH (Nicolas Klotz, 2000)
New Year's Eve in Paris. Victor (18) and Momo (25) are stranded in a bus heading towards the health centre for homeless people. 24 hours before: Victor is fired from his job as a delivery boy for a v… Read more

Parliament (Janis Cimermanis, 2000)
Three brave Rescue Team men are ready to do their best to save an out of control situation that has arisen in Parliament. A typically hilarious Eastern European depiction of politics. ... Read more

Pâté (Agnieszka Wojtowicz-Vosloo, 2000)
This is a majestically dark story of a post-apocalyptic world where two children struggle to survive their mother and her suitor Incorporating an extraordinary visual design from a singular vision th… Read more

Peeping Tom (Mark Lewis, 2000)
Mark Lewis recreates the unseen footage from Michael Powell's legendary, psychosexual thriller Peeping Tom. In his own version (by the same name) Lewis constructs the footage that the fictional Mark … Read more

PENTRIDGE: SOME GHOSTS & MEMORIES FROM THE BIG HOUSE (Catherine Birmingham, 2000)
Mark Chopper' Read ran a racket in Pentridge whereby he sold people their left leg. Pay up, and you get to keep it! Chopper joins author Ray Mooney {Everynight, Everynight, MIFF 1994) and a collectio… Read more

PETITE CHERIE (Anne Villacèque, 2000)
One of the strongest French debuts of the year, every shot in Petite Cherie is perfectly composed and every nuance in behaviour and emotion is meticulously observed. The tragedy of the story is sligh… Read more

Phil’s Job (Barnaby Southcombe, 2000)
Phil loves his job. Phil will do anything he can to help you. Got a problem? Call Phil Hes waiting for your call. ... Read more

PIE IN THE SKY: THE BRIGID BERLIN STORY (Shelly Dunn Fremont, Vincent Fremont, 2000)
A splendid account of the life of Warhol starlet Brigid Berlin, daughter to the Hearst Corporation empire. Expected to follow in her parents footsteps and lead a perfect life, Brigid rebelled continu… Read more

PLATFORM (Zhang Ke Jia, 2000)
Spanning the decade between 1979 and 1989, Jia Zhang Ke's second feature is a chronicle of social change, from Maoist fanaticism to capitalist indolence, as traced through a group of young performers… Read more

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