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Fat Chance (Toby Leslie, Hugo Currie, 2001)
Wrong place, wrong time. Terry enters the betting shop to have a flutter, and things take a strange turn when a nervous lad walks through the door. A tense and comic thriller. ... Read more

FAUSTO 5.0 (Isidro Ortiz, Álex Ollé, Carlos Padrissa, 2001)
Fausto 5.0 left an indelible mark on audiences at Berlin and Venice Film Festivals. Set in a part sci-fi Barcelona - street signs appear in foreign languages and visual elements of the past meld with… Read more

FESTIVAL IN CANNES (Henry Jaglom, 2001)
Often regarded as the Woody Allen of the West Coast, veteran filmmaker Henry Jaglom's 13th feature is a mostly improvised satire of Hollywood wheeler-dealers with contract-signing fever, filmed amids… Read more

firepussy (Laurel Almerinda, 2001)
With poetry, montage, visceral imagery and fractured narrative, this remarkable mixed-media piece is an electrically charged journey into the mind of a volatile Latina pyromaniac poet. Fleeing urban … Read more

FIRST KILL (Coco Schrijber, 2001)
This unflinching documentary explores the minds of American soldiers who served a tour of duty in Vietnam, questioning them about the experience of the first time they took the life of a fellow human… Read more

FLASH OF A DREAM (Robert M. Fox, 2001)
Danish photographer Jacob Riis holds a rare accolade in the hearts of America, a country rarely known for recognising the power of foreigners to have a deep-seated effect on the way they live. In the… Read more

Floating (Chansoo Kim, 2001)
A floating man attracts a crowd of onlookers. After a comical series of failed rescue attempts, the man resumes his ascent. A warm and lyrical film that is sure to delight audiences. ... Read more

FOOTBALL, IRANIAN STYLE (Maziar Bahari, 2001)
In a country like Iran, where 75 per cent of the population is under 25, football can tell a lot about society and its people. While half the population, women, are not allowed to enter a stadium or … Read more

For the Birds (, 2001)
Pixar's latest is about a flock of small birds perched on a telephone wire, and a larger bird who tries to join them. ... Read more

Fortress Australia uncovers the brazen attempt by successive Australian governments to fortress the nation with atomic weapons. Recently released top secret documents finally allow this astonishing s… Read more

Freaky (Gabriele Neudecker, 2001)
15-year-old Maria recalls her childhood in farming village Kirchdorf. She believes she is cursed and performs daily rituals in a bid to become a saint and avert ill fate for her family and friend Nat… Read more

GEORGIE GIRL (Annie Goldson, Peter Wells, 2001)
Annie Goldson made a serious impact on MIFF audiences in 1999 with her heart-rending documentary about the aftermath of the Dili massacre, Punitive Damage. Her latest work once again reflects a perso… Read more

GETTING MY BROTHER LAID (Sven Taddicken, 2001)
This heartwarming yet burlesque German comedy won audience hearts and the prized FIPRESCI Award at this year's Rotterdam International Film Festival - and in the first few minutes its not hard to see… Read more

Gina, An Actress, Age 29 (Paul Harrill, 2001)
Winner of the Jury Prize at the 2001 Sundance Film Festival, this unsettling short film centres on Gina, a struggling actress who lands the role of a lifetime A troubling, razor-sharp examination of … Read more

Golden Gate (Palace II) (Fernando Meirelles, Katia Lund, 2001)
Golden Gate tells a gripping story of two kids living in one of the most violent favelas in Rio de Janeiro. All they want is some pocket money to go to a concert. This beautifully produced film scree… Read more

Goldfish (Alastair Reid, 2001)
A boy, a girl and the ultimate question. ... Read more

Gösta & Lennart (Babak Najafi, 2001)
Lennart is in his fifties and has been abandoned by his gay partner. He finds love and happiness in the legacy of the affair - a four-year-old, 75-pound bulldog called Gösta. ... Read more

Gridlock (Dirk Beliën, 2001)
When a commuter uses his new mobile phone to call home he starts a comic chain reaction with deadly results. Lavish production values combine with razor sharp story telling in a cautionary tale about… Read more

HE DIED WITH A FELAFEL IN HIS HAND (Richard Lowenstein, 2001)
Noah Taylor plays Danny, a neurotic now living in his 47th share house. He wants desperately to be a writer on the level of Dostoevski but can't get past obsessing over the reasons why his girlfriend… Read more

HELL HOUSE (George Ratliff, 2001)
"Hell House goes behind the scenes to chart the tenth year of America's oldest Christian Halloween thrillfest. The perils of abortion, homosexuality, rave culture and more are among the many horrors … Read more

Her Glacial Speed (Eve Heller, 2001)
“I set out to make a film about how unwitting constellations of meaning rise to the surface of understanding at a pace outside of worldly time. This premise became a self-fulfilling prophecy.” ..… Read more

HERE TO WHERE (Glen Luchford, 2001)
In 1988 Alfred Merhan arrived in Paris' Charles de Gaulle Airport without papers. He was to remain stranded, living in the departure lounge for 12 years, as his case made its tortuous way through a b… Read more

HI, TERESKA (Robert Glinski, 2001)
In Poland they're called the 'Blocker Generation', Eastern Europe's version of the A Clockwork Orange's Nadsat youth. With no life goals, no values and no sense of 'good' and 'evil', they drift throu… Read more

Hock Hiop Leong (Royston Tan, 2001)
Born in Singapore in 1976, Royston Tan has been heralded as Singapore's most promising young filmmaker and its latest cult icon. Stemming from a music video-making background, Tan has collected over … Read more

HollywooD Hong Kong (Fruit Chan, 2001)
In the shadow of the modern, sky-rise, residential towers Plaza Hollywood (in East Kowloon) is the shantytown Tai Hom, which will shortly be torn down by the government to make way for a new developm… Read more

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