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Films In 2002

INSOMNIA (Christopher Nolan, 2002)
A young woman is killed in a remote Alaskan outpost by someone who took a great deal of care in their grisly task. The crime is highly unusual for the terrtory and the local sheriff calls on an old L… Read more

Into the Night (Tony Krawitz, 2002)
A lost and fragile boy new to the streets. A wary teenager just thinking about the money. A wealthy man playing out a delicate and lonely game. Over one night their lives intersect in unexpected ways… Read more

IRANIAN SPREAD (Kianoosh Ayyari, 2002)
An intnguingly simple premise—a counterfeit 1000 toman banknote travels throughout Iran as it is passed from person to person—that results in a kaleidoscopic journey of culture, geography… Read more

JAM FILMS (Ryuhei Kitamura, Tetsuo Shinohara, George Iida, Rokuro Mochizuki, Yukihiko Tsutsumi, Isao Yukisada, 2002)
A compilation of outrageous, inventive short films from seven of Japan's hottest filmmakers. Wildly diverse in subject, genre, systems of photography and filmmaking technique, Jam Films explodes onto… Read more

JAPANESE STORY (Sue Brooks, 2002)
"In Japan we have an expression which, when translated, means 'you meet only once, so make everything in that moment count.'" - Gotaro Tsunishima ... Toni Colette is Sandy, an ambitious geologist who… Read more

Japanese Tradition: Dogeza (Junji Kojima, 2002)
Become the Perfect Japanese, with this step by step mock educational video. Japanese Tradition is fun, quirky and very cool. When exploring Dogeza, the art of apology, and Sushi, the art of eating su… Read more

Japanese Tradition: Sushi (Junji Kojima, 2002)
Become the Perfect Japanese, with this step by step mock educational video. Japanese Tradition is fun, quirky and very cool. When exploring Dogeza, the art of apology, and Sushi, the art of eating su… Read more

JEALOUSY IS MY MIDDLE NAME (Park Chan-ok, 2002)
Wongsang is a struggling student, living in a single room and working part-time as a plumber while finishing his thesis in literature. He dreams of studying abroad, but his financial situation is not… Read more

JIMMY SCOTT: IF YOU ONLY KNEW (Matthew Buzzell, 2002)
The New York Times called enigmatic jazz legend Jimmy Scott "the most unjustly ignored American singer of the 20th century". Best known for his heavenly voice and work with practically every legendar… Read more

John and Mia (Christian Bjarke Dyekjær, 2002)
Long-distance truck driver and widower John prepares to relax at home with Christmas beers, a bag of frozen hash and a porno movie.To his horror he discovers his estranged daughter Mia is a porn star… Read more

Journey Man (Dictynna Hood, 2002)
A stowaway from Sierra Leone, a Welsh town and Christmas ... "Beautiful acting from Usifu Jalloh and Ruth Madoc. Lovely, lovely film. Sensitive, understated, kind and clear"—Ewan McGregor ... Read more

Judge Tracy (Steve Evangelatos, 2002)
Combining the perfumed scent of reality cop shows with the Eau de Vie of courtroom television broadcasts, Judge Tracy is a poke in the ribs to our modern perception of the law, justice and ballistics. Read more

Just a Woman (Mitra Farahani, Sonbol B. Y. P. Jean de Forets, 2002)
A vivid and compelling portrait of transsexuality in Iran. Morvarid strives to conciliate her Islamic culture, her family and her sex work. But, more than this, she strives to become a woman. Won the… Read more

KABBARLI: A FILM ABOUT DAISY BATES (Andrew Taylor, 2002)
Kabbarli sheds light on a peculiar moment of colonial superiority sheltering under a lace parasol. The film's subject, Irish-born Daisy Bates, spent more than 30 years living with Aboriginal tribes o… Read more

Kaidohmaru (Kanji Wakabayashi, 2002)
During the Heian Period of Japan's history, dark spirits still dwelled in the forests, mountains and rivers. Disguised as a male warrior a young woman named Kaidohmaru, 'The Knight of Fire', wages co… Read more

KAKUTO (Iseya Yusuke, 2002)
Life for Ryo is hectic. Aside from his university studies, his indulgences in drugs, girls and clubs keep him on his toes. On his birthday, he decides to throw a party with some close friends, that i… Read more

KOPS (Josef Fares, 2002)
What do you do when you are a cop In a small town whose crime rate drops so low the authorities are threatening to shut the station down? Of course you'd bribe the local drunk to steal from the groce… Read more

La Chanson-Chanson (Xavier Diskeuve, 2002)
Unknown Belgian singer (and yokel) Walter is selected to appear in La Chanson-Chanson, a famous show on French television. The problem is: how to get to Paris? When his cousin Jacques, a taciturn far… Read more

La Petite Morte (Emmanuelle Schick Garcia, 2002)
Focusing on the observations and experiences of former porn actress Raffaela Anderson (who also went on to star in Virginia Despentes' controversial Baise-Moi), La Petite Morte explores the French po… Read more

LA VIE NOUVELLE (Philippe Grandrieux, 2002)
Be prepared for a singular, disturbing film expenence. Set in an undisclosed location, most probably somewhere in war ravaged Eastern Europe, a group of men undertake a number of nefarious activities… Read more

L’Envie (Leonard Yip, 2002)
Two boys—friends sharing fantasies. One girl— a lesson better than French. Screened in Berlin. ... Read more

Lock Picking (Scott Kirby, 2002)
"Don't look back, never, that's the secret". A young woman explores her latest interests— lock picking and cat burglary—with the help of a new friend, a male escape artist. Their relation… Read more

LONDON ORBITAL (Chris Petit, Iain Sinclair, 2002)
Revered for his hallucinatory essay films, Chris Petit (last seen at MIFF 1999 with Negative Space and The Falconer) has cooperated with lain Sinclair on a documentary version of Sinclair's scabrous … Read more

MAKING VENUS (Gary Doust, 2002)
Jason and Julian, a couple of naïve Sydneysiders, decide that their future lies in filmmaking. They beg, borrow and max out their credit cards to scrape together a $100,000 budget. One million d… Read more

MARION BRIDGE (Wiebke von Carolsfeld, 2002)
Agnes (Molly Parker, Pure, in MIFF this year) returns to her provincial hometown to visit her chain-smoking, alcoholic mother who is returning home from hospital. Agnes, who had fled to Toronto years… Read more

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