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Films In 2001

HOME (Kobayashi Takahiro, 2001)
About one million Japanese youths are afflicted with 'hikikmori'—a total withdrawal from society—shutting themselves up at home, out of frustration with school or work. Home is a fascinat… Read more

HOUSE OF FOOLS (Andrei Konchalovsky, 2001)
Based on a true story and winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the 2002 Venice Film Festival, House of Fools is a biting, satirical look at war set in an insane asylum, seen through the eyes of a woman … Read more

Hubert’s Brain (Phil Robinson, 2001)
About a boy genius who doesn't quite fit in, and a brain that looking for a perfect fit. ... Read more

Human Radio (Miranda Pennell, 2001)
Ordinary people dance in private moments of personal abandon in living rooms across London. A cinematographic ode to the beauty, grace and humour of the human body in motion, and the joy of music and… Read more

I Dismember Mama (Errol Morris, 2001)
Where is Dona Kent's head? Her son Saul isnt saying, because he's the one who hid it! A pioneering cryologist, Saul Kent firmly believes that freezing the newly dead or parts of them, can ensure immo… Read more

I LOVE BEIJING (Ning Ying, 2001)
A modern-day taxi driver leads a second life as a would be Casanova. From the opening scene, where he poses for wedding photos with his bride to be, we watch through flashbacks as events unfold. The … Read more

I REMEMBER (Andrzej Wajda, Marcel Lozinski, 2001)
Screening to emotional houses at this years Berlin Film Festival I Remember is a simply constructed but deeply moving documentary. Renowned filmmaker Andrzej Wajda has chronicled the political and so… Read more

IF I SHOULD FALL FROM GRACE: THE SHANE MACGOWAN STORY (Sarah Share, 2001)
This poignant, performance-driven documentary provides the first real film insight into the life and loves of one of rock's true icons. Broadly, it's the story of a songwriter of extraordinary genius… Read more

IL MIO VIAGGIO IN ITALIA (Martin Scorsese, 2001)
If Martin Scorsese never made another movie, he could unquestionably sustain a career as one of the greatest ever teachers of film. This is an epic masterclass on how to watch films, how to interpret… Read more

Images of Flying and Falling (Ariana Gerstein-McCollum, 2001)
About the loss of the filmmaker's grandmother, this film is an enticing yet evasive construction of memory a hunting down of memory's elusive traces through the synaptic repetition of images and desi… Read more

IN PRAISE OF LOVE (Jean-Luc Godard, 2001)
"Jean-Luc Godard, the supreme iconoclast of the postwar generation, is still prolific after all these years, still wrestling with the questions that have informed his cinema over four decades. In Pra… Read more

IN THE MIRROR OF MAYA DEREN (Martina Kudlácek, 2001)
A pioneer of American avant-garde cinema, voodoo priestess and dancer, Maya Deren created a unique body of work before dying, tragically young, in 1961. She was a vivacious, bohemian artist whose fie… Read more

INTACTO (Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, 2001)
In a mysterious netherworld, a group of people, including Holocaust survivor and underground casino owner Sam (Max Von Sydow), and his right-hand man, bank robber Federico, possess the gift of being … Read more

Interviews with My Next Girlfriend (Cassandra Nicolaou, 2001)
Nine candidates. One position. In a desperate bid to take the guesswork out of finding a girlfriend, an intrepid interviewer decides to make a job of it. Audience Favourite at Palm Springs. ... Read more

Invasion (Intolerance II) (Phil Mulloy, 2001)
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IT KINDA SCARES ME (Tomer Heymann, 2001)
Welcome Back Kotter meets La Haine in this fascinating fly-on-the-wall account of youth worker Tomer Heymann (also the filmmaker) and the gang (Hasrutim, in Hebrew), a teenage youth group from a hous… Read more

It's a Wonderful Life (Guy Maddin, 2001)
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JACKPOT (Michael Polish, 2001)
Sunny Holiday and Lester Irving are a travelling two-man championship karaoke team. With Sunny on the mic for lounge bar faves and country classics, Lester taking care of the business end, the pair r… Read more

JAMES ELLROY’S FEAST OF DEATH (Vikram Jayanti, 2001)
"A gripping peek into the dark places of America's prime crime writer. This brilliant, harrowing documentary traces Ellroy's life, work and personal odyssey. Exceptional." - The Guardian ... Academy … Read more

JUST A KISS (Fisher Stevens, 2001)
Hot-shot commercials director Dag (actor Ron Eldard from Bastard Out of Carolina, MIFF 1997) lives in a SoHo loft with his girlfriend Halley (Kyra Sedgwick). The pair often find themselves nursing th… Read more

Just Little Birds (Fred Louf, 2001)
It's a family day. Alex, 10 years old, is always on his own. So is Julie. They meet for the first time and play dolls together. She's a teaser. He's curious. Screened at Cannes and Oberhausen. ... Read more

Just the Two of Us (Alexander Veledinsky, 2001)
"You pretend to work; we'll pretend to pay you' goes the old Soviet adage. In this remarkable debut film, which screened at Cannes, two ageing brothers, railroad line guards in the middle of nowhere,… Read more

Killing Pig (Jung Kang-woo, 2001)
This remarkable fable about a gang of kids who emulate an adult pig hunt will chill you to the bone. The results are devastating and lead to radical changes for this once carnivorous village. ... Read more

KING OF THE MARKET (Mark Abicht, 2001)
Siddique is embroiled in a dispute with his brother and former business associate over cash payments made in the dissolution of their partnership. Such friction is nothing new to Siddique, he is loca… Read more

Knit Your Own Karma (Simon Hook, 2001)
Mr Gorsky's life is an inescapable treadmill. His thoughts of freedom are fuelled when a mysterious ally delivers him a box simply marked 'Improve Your Life'. Inside lies a knitting kit. Could this r… Read more

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