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Films In 2002

notes on film 01 else (Norbert Pfaffenbichler, 2002)
"Everything flows, everything moves itself in image, tone and word". A metamorphosis of language and image within the boundaries of a structured digital frame. Image becomes movement and language bec… Read more

OASIS (Lee Chang-dong, 2002)
Oasis won four awards at the 2002 Venice Film Festival, including Best Director and a FIPRESCI award 'for the audacity and courage of its imaginative exploration of the difficulties of communication,… Read more

OCCIDENT (Cristian Mungiu, 2002)
Winner of the FIPRESCI Award at Cannes 2002. ... Before filmmaker Cristian Mungiu collected the coveted Palme d'Or at last year's Cannes Film Festival with 4 Months, 3 Weeks & 2 Days (MIFF 07), he wo… Read more

On Firing Rifles in the Air (Sander Blom, 2002)
A short film investigating the connection between a diet of grains and nuts, how far you can do the splits, little girls with ribbons, and predestination. Not to forget Georgian men firing rifles and… Read more

With a powerhouse cast that includes Robert Carlyle and Rhys Ifans, MIFF regular Shane Meadows (A Room for Romeo Brass, 2000) returns with his typically skewed look at the world. This time he takes a… Read more

One Dau Trois 123 (Gilly Booth, 2002)
A Godard-inspired absurdist drama about desire and politics. One Dau Trois 123 features a man and woman in conversation with each other, the off-screen director, a Welsh taxi driver, a Parisian anarc… Read more

ONE HOUR PHOTO (Mark Romanek, 2002)
In an eerily atypical role, Robin Williams plays a 'nobody with a dark heart' in this chilling psychological drama. 'Sy the Photo Guy' is one of those people you see but look through. Blending into h… Read more

One Small Leap (Edward Boase, James Walker, 2002)
July 1st, 1969: Neil Armstrong takes 'one small leap' for man. In Muskogee, Oklahoma, one man is turning back the evolutionary clock. ... Read more

OUI NON (Jon Jost, 2002)
Celebrated experimental director Jon Jost has created an arresting and challenging film that plays with the form of the burgeoning digital medium and its content, for Oui Non is not easily categorise… Read more

PARASITE DOLLS (Naoyuki Yoshinaga, Kazuto Nakazawa, 2002)
Those familiar with the universe of Bubblegum Crisis:Tokyo 2040 will immediately recognise the hi-tech dystopia of Parasite Dolls, a film sure to terrify and outrage with its depiction of rogue robot… Read more

Penguins’ Parade (Riho Unt, 2002)
Inspired by the filmmaker's visit to Phillip Island during MIFF 2001, Penguins' Parade is about a young man who, in an absurd situation, insists on remaining a human being. Is this really how oversea… Read more

Pipio (Kang Man-jin, 2002)
Orphaned by the sudden death of her father, a 10-year-old girl's bleak day-to-day existence is poignantly explored in this remarkably gentle film. Unable to put up with her harsh reality any longer s… Read more

PLATFORM (Zhang Ke Jia, 2002)
Platform (MIFF 01) is Jia Zhang-ke's ambitious follow-up to his highly successful debut, Pickpocket. Set over 1979 to 1989, it explores the tensions in expectations and world-views that emerge as Chi… Read more

Post Mark Lick (Sonia Bridge, 2002)
Exposed directly onto film, this playful and elegant work explores the materiality and design of the humble postage stamp. With sampled extracts from anonymous postcards comprising the soundtrack, Po… Read more

public toilet (Fruit Chan, 2002)
This is a most uncommon film about who we are, what we dream and what we all do at least a couple of times a day. Fruit Chan's seventh film is a wandering, contrary, metaphorical journey that focuses… Read more

PURE (Gillies MacKinnon, 2002)
"Pure opens with the shocking scene of Paul, a 10 year old boy, bringing his mother (Molly Parker, Marion Bridge, in MIFF this year) breakfast in bed. On the tray is a cup of tea, a syringe and her h… Read more

Q (Jeremy Weinstein, 2002)
About a guy in a queue. ... Read more

RAGE (Karim Dridi, 2002)
This fiery romance-cum-underworld saga was snapped up for the Berlin Film Festival this year. Forbidden love clashes with issues of people smuggling, illegal bare-knuckle fights and Gallic triads. Ch… Read more

RAISING VICTOR VARGAS (Peter Sollett, 2002)
A breath of fresh air in American independent cinema, Raising Victor Vargas is a life-affirming portrait of teenage romance and the trials of growing up. ... 16-Year-old Victor lives in a small New Y… Read more

Realtime (Siegfried A. Fruhauf, 2002)
A bright green ball slowly emerges on a black background from the lower edge of the screen. A buzzing tone leads to a screeching sound. In this minimal work, the sun's movement in real time reduces c… Read more

Recently 3 (Jochen Kuhn, 2002)
A man becomes an involuntary witness of a contemporary love affair. Set amidst a stark urban landscape, Jochen Kuhn paints a sumptuous portrait of love's remains. The third installment from the award… Read more

Asian cinema specialist Tony Raynes described Resurrection of the Little Match Girl as 2002's best martial arts fantasy from South Korea—his runner up was last year's MIFF smash Volcano High. G… Read more

ROAD MOVIE (Kim In-sik, 2002)
Dae-shik, a once celebrated mountaineer, is the leader of a ramshackle group of homeless people. One morning he discovers, sprawled on the pavement, Suk-Won, an ex-financier who has been kicked out b… Read more

ROBERT CAPA: IN LOVE AND WAR (Anne Makepeace, 2002)
The charismatic Hungarian Robert Capa - war photographer, bon viveur, gambler and legendary lover as well as co-founder of Magnum - is still remembered with great affection at the agency and could be… Read more

ROBERT CAPA: IN LOVE AND WAR (Anne Makepeace, 2002)
The remarkable life of one of the 20th century's most influential war photographers, Robert Capa, is explored with insight and depth in this expertly crafted film. Interweaving Capa's stunning still … Read more

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