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BACHELORMAN (John Putch, 2002)
Ted Davis is a superhuman ladies man. He is worshipped by his pals who live vicariously through Ted's raunchy sexploits. Ted has all the lines, all the moves and a one hundred percent success rate in… Read more

BALLROOM (Patrick Marie Bernard, Pierre Trividic, Xavier Brillat, 2002)
Rene, an artist, lives with his writer boyfriend in an abandoned dance hall on the chilly French coast. He becomes fixated on repetitive tasks, behaviour and images and feels, oddly as though he is "… Read more

BALNEARIOS (Mariano Llinás, 2002)
Balnearios combines oral tradition, faux- documentary style and techniques from the photo novel that resembles Chris Marker's seminal masterwork La Jetee, to celebrate the waterside holidays of Argen… Read more

Basilisk Stare (Mis Kamieniak, 2002)
The observer and the observed. Voyeunstic pleasure and jealous desire. Fantasy or reality? Stars David Wenham. ... Read more

Behave (Bart Borghesi, 2002)
A surreal and humorous film about escaping the claustrophobia of suburban life. A teenage boy cleans his room, feeds his cat, says goodbye to his parents and silently disappears. Behave is a beautifu… Read more

BEYOND THE ROYAL VEIL (Catherine Marciniak, Sarina Singh, 2002)
Only two generations ago, India was divided into hundteds of feudal kingdoms ruled by princes. Even under British rule they had the power of life and death over their subjects. Upon India's independe… Read more

Bing (Eron Sheean, 2002)
In a bleak urban landscape, an old man pulls out a tooth triggering a memory of his proudest moment. Surrounded by decay the old man relives his childlike sense of joyful expectation. ... Read more

BLACK CHICKS TALKING (Leah Purcell, 2002)
Black Chicks Talking is an engaging documentary that filters the politics and issues of Black Australia through the lives of five contemporary Aboriginal women of disparate backgrounds. The feature c… Read more

BLUE GATE CROSSING (Yee Chih-yen, 2002)
Blue Gate Crossing is a lyrical and tender ode to the difficult, and often precarious phase of moving from adolescence to adulthood. ... Flighty Yuezhan has a typical schoolgirl crush on the handsome… Read more

BOKUNCHI – MY HOUSE (Sakamoto Junji, 2002)
Two young brothers, Nita and Itta, live in a derelict town on a small Japanese island populated by an eccentric bunch of characters. One day, out of the blue, their mother returns with Kanoko, a sist… Read more

Boogaloo (Marianne Jenkins, 2002)
This insightful monologue, delivered in a nightclub bathroom, reveals the emotional landscape of a 50-something woman as she tells her poignant and sometimes painful story of falling in love with a y… Read more

BRAIN MONKEY SHORTS (package) (, 2002)
At the core of this program of Japanese shorts are the highlights, of Samurai Shorts the latest HD-cam wonders produced by Wataru Furuta (Burst the Earth, MIFF 2001) which are having their internatio… Read more

BREATH CONTROL: THE HISTORY OF THE HUMAN BEAT-BOX (Joey Garfield, 2002)
Michael Franti,The Fat Boys, Biz Markie, Doug E. Fresh, Mix Master Mike, Money Mark and a couple of dozen other MCs, DJs and assorted playas join forces to deliver the definitive history of the human… Read more

BROKEN WINGS (Nir Bergman, 2002)
Winner of over 15 major international film awards, including the audience award at Berlin this year and nine Israel Film Academy Awards, Broken Wings is a powerful and uplifting examination of the st… Read more

BUS 174 (José Padilha, 2002)
On June 12, 2000—Brazil's Valentine's Day—Sandro do Nascimento held up a bus in Rio de Janeiro's largest public park in broad daylight, taking the passengers hostage.Television crews arri… Read more

Bush Bikes (David Vadiveloo, 2002)
In town camps and remote communities of Central Australia, Aboriginal boys and girls begin their apprenticeships early, making bush bikes! ... Read more

C Block Story (Cristian Nemescu, 2002)
Promising young Romanian director Cristian Nemescu was killed in a car crash in late 2006, while his debut feature California Dreamin' was in post production. Three of Nemescu's lively shorts are col… Read more

CABIN FEVER (Eli Roth, 2002)
An isolated cabin retreat, six cocksure teenagers, a highly-infectious disease, crazed hillbillies—the perfect ingredients for a slasher hybrid marked by its knife-edge wit and knife-wielding c… Read more

Calling Gerry Molloy (Andrew Lewis, 2002)
Jude and Ron play games, it's harmless, competitive fun, a way of spicing up their relationship, until Gerry Molloy enters their lives. Fact becomes fiction, or is it the other way around? ... Read more

Captive, Waiting... (Mohammad Ahmadi, 2002)
A prisoner of the war between Iran and Iraq has been writing a letter to his son, whom he hasn't seen for 18 years. He is placed on the list of prisoners to be released, but he's still apprehensive. … Read more

CAPTURING THE FRIEDMANS (Andrew Jarecki, 2002)
"Capturing The Friedmans ran away with this year's Sundance Grand Jury prize for best documentary and deservedly so. An engrossing, troubling and, in the end, profoundly ambiguous re-examination of a… Read more

Chapter Two; How to Breathe (Lee Hyung-suk, 2002)
A boy goes to extraordinary lengths to shelter his dog from the dangers and violence of the outside world. A short film of remarkable scope and complexity, touching upon universal issues with a parti… Read more

CHICKEN HEART (Hiroshi Shizumi, 2002)
"Hiroshi Shizumi is a Takeshi Kitano protégé, having worked as assistant director on several of his films, including Kids Return (MIFF 1997), Hana-Bi (MIFF 1998) and Brother (MIFF 2001). Shizumi's … Read more

CHICO HAMILTON: DANCING TO A DIFFERENT DRUMMER (Julian Benedikt, 2002)
Julian Benedikt's third documentary to be screened at MIFF; this exhaustively researched film traces the life of Chico Hamilton from the early years performing with his school buddies Dexter Gordon a… Read more

CHIHWASEON (Im Kwon-Taek, 2002)
"Sharing this year's Best Director prize at Cannes, veteran Korean filmmaker Im Kwon-Taek has crafted a stirring, poetic portrait of the creative process as personified by Ohwon, an eminent late-nine… Read more

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