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Films In 2001

A small man Terzo (Third) and a large man, Mondo (World) live in a strange world, closed in by four high walls. There is no roof, doors or windows, only an opening through which one receives sustenance. The story of a presumed privilege that results in prejudice. ... Read more
Shot under extremely difficult and dangerous conditions, this film features portraits of eight Palestinian women from different social and religious backgrounds. Exploring their lived realities, it seeks to show how Palestinian women know war, and imagine peace. ... Read more
Regarded by some as the greatest writer since the second world war, by others as unreadable, most literary critics will agree that in the past 50 years few English-speaking authors have had such a profound effect on literature - whilst remaining so utterly enigmatic - as America's Thomas Pynchon ... Read more
Emerging from Sydney's northern beaches in the 60's as sidewalk surfing and advancing to the urban anarchy of today, the underground evolution of Australian skating has been one ot most fascinating progressions in living history. Since those humble beginnings, the monster that is Australian ... Read more
What Best In Show did for the world of dog competitions, To Protect And Serve does for the LAPD. Joseph Perez's seething mockumentary introduces veteran cops Holloway and Friendly following them on their rounds through the mean streets of the City of Angels. Friendly, true to his name, was one of ... Read more
Gazing right into the heart of human suffering and yearning, To the Left of the Father probes the dark side of the universal parable of the Prodigal Son. The lens moves in on a migrant Lebanese family in the interior of Brazil, a wealthy family now fallen on hard times. When André strays from ... Read more
Vince embarks on a surreal, drug addled journey into the night while his girlfriend works a double shift in a strip joint. Over one night, they journey into the depths of their hearts to find out what matters. ... Read more
This extraordinary film is a Jean Genet-like tale of torment and desire about an abused boy dealing with the effects of having been released from captivity. It is a raw, beautiful and haunting portrait of an adolescent who only understands love as violence. From the director of the features Eclipse ... Read more
Director Donovan Wylie will be a guest of the festival and will be introducing the first screening of The Train ... Shot over nearly a year, Donovan Wylie's The Train tracks a ‘church train' over the broad, empty landscape of northern and eastern Russia. Great characters, choral singing and a ... Read more
What the hell do you do? You're a Kiss tribute band called Larger Than Life. Your 'Gene Simmons' goes crazy two weeks before a $5000 gig, is taken away in a straight jacket, shaves his head and finds Jesus. You quickly audition two replacements: one is incapable of even rehearsing without flipping ... Read more
Tsipa and Volf met dunng WWII. Both widowed, they mar­ried, migrated and started a new family built on a shared understanding ol loss. Now, Alzheimer's Ihreatens their union. A moving, honest account of love and memory, doc­umented by their grandson. ... Read more
A visually magnetic journey through contemporary Berlin along the former Wall strip at the magical hour of twilight. This area, of such historical significance, is now an often strangely empty, eerie piece of inner-urban land surrounded by a bold new city. ... Read more
Peaceful, rustic Berkeley is a charming fishing village peopled by friendly folk, and flesh devounng zombies! When a spectacular meteor shower brings an horrific alien virus to this country hamlet, the undead rise and begin their slow, unstoppable march in search of living brains. A lone, enigmatic ... Read more
Classy, intelligent and visually complex animation by Yoshiaki Kawajiri, a veteran with at least two of the most internationally successful animes ever to his credit, Wicked City (1989) and Ninja Scroll (1995). ... The enigmatic, Eastwood-like D is one of the few surviving vampires in a dark far ... Read more
Lissa's new neighbours are freaks .They believe strongly in the power of lemons, and their 16-year-old son scrubs his feet before going to bed. He's definitely not the sort of boy a cool chick should be hanging around with. But he is a real live vitalogist and they don't grown on trees. ... Read more
Satin shirts and smooth cheeks - Waikiki Brothers is a band going nowhere. After another depressing gig, the three members end up at lead singer Sungwoo's home town, Suanbo. Once a popular hot spring resort - and a place where live bands could thrive back in the 80s and early 90s - Suanbo now ... Read more
Life hasn't been the same for Seth Selwyn since the death of his beloved father. So, with a little help from Jesus, a heavy-duty battery and a set of jump leads, Seth is planning a family reunion. ... Read more
Winner of two prizes at the 2002 Berlin Film Festival (including the Teddy for Best Feature) and also selected for the Hong Kong Film Festival, Walking on Water is a refreshingly unsentimental, and even surprisingly humourous, film about people dealing with loss and grief. ... Charlie (Vince ... Read more
Go with the flow and take a voyage with the element of life. ... Read more
Mistrust, a missing person and a floating dressmaker's dummy dominate the weekend of five Beijing friends who spend a summer weekend on the banks of the Yangzhe. Yudong, away from his wife's gaze, is stirred at the arrival of high-school sweetheart Jin Xiao-Bei. The appearance of said dummy, with a ... Read more
The latest from Tsai Ming-liang - a dynamo on the Taiwanese film scene - is a poignant, frequently amusing and whimsical, journey through the human conditions of memory and yearning, filtered through an illuminating, at times cinematically referenced, humour. Hsiao-Kang sells watches on the streets ... Read more
A fantastic snapshot of a collection of characters that find comfort in their neuroses, wishes and simple desires. The narrative allows us to share their personal thoughts and dreams. Testament to the idea that the gravity of our perceptions can change our outlook on life. ... Read more
Christine Hakim - the most prestigious actor in Indonesia - stars in and co-produces this rites-of-passage feature. Set in the stark landscapes of East Java, the film's concern is the mother-daughter relationship of Daya and Berlian (Hakim), a midwife and herbal medicine vendor. A spate of murders ... Read more
After losing his wife to an overdose, François, a 30-year-old director, decides to make an anti-drugs film. But with a difficult subject matter, it's hard to find backers. Driven by the project, and the desire to place his new girlfriend, Lucie, in the leading role, he is offered a cynical ... Read more
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