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Anna Spud (Edward Foster, 2004)
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ANTHEM (Tahir Cambis, 2004)
Anthem Australia From the plight of asylum seekers in Australia to the desperate situation of refugees on the frontlines of Afghanistan, Anthem is a powerful new documentary from Tahir Cambis (Exile … Read more

Arab Dream, The (Elia Suleiman, 2004)
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archival and spy feature footage to narrate the exceptional career of a man who was born to lie.</p> (, 2004)
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ARNA's CHILDREN (Juliano Mer Khamis, 2004)
Arna's Children Palestine/Israel/Netherlands'This must-see doco penetrates a Jenin refugee camp to follow several Palestinian children from laughing kids in a theatre group to grim actors on a grisli… Read more

Arrive (Ed Holdsworth, 2004)
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As Dreams are Made On (Gabriel Reid, 2004)
As Dreams Are Made On (New Zealand, D Gabriel Reid) It never rains, it pours for Reuben Mills, a struggling yet talented young actor. A rainy night provides the perfect backdrop for a series of calam… Read more

Aspiration (Constant Mentzas, 2004)
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AT FIVE IN THE AFTERNOON (Samira Makhmalbaf, 2004)
At Five in the Afternoon (Panj é Asr) Iran/France'at Five in the Afternoon takes the viewer on a harsh, at times poetic journey into the heart of Afghanistan today, serving as both an impassioned de… Read more

AURéVéLATEUR (Philippe Garrel,Philip Brophy, 2004)
'A child of 1968 and the Nouvelle Vague, with a particular admiration for Godard, Philippe Garrel's first films are underground works, hermetic visions of artistic alienation... These were Garrel's w… Read more

AZUMI (Ryuhei Kitamura, 2004)
Azumi Japan'Boasting some of the most impressive swordplay in the history of samurai epics, Azumi is a visceral masterpiece of violent style and powerful substance. This modern-day classic is driven … Read more

BAADASSSSS! (Mario Van Peebles, 2004)
Baadasssss! USA Mario Van Peebles was 13 when his filmmaking father, Melvin, asked him to perform his first on-screen sex scene in the groundbreaking 1971 blaxploitation flick Sweetback's Baad Asssss… Read more

BASED ON A TRUE STORY (Walter Stokman, 2004)
On a hot August afternoon in 1972, John Wojtowicz rushed into a Brooklyn bank, demanding money in a desperate effort to finance his lover's sex-change operation. So began a chain of events that becam… Read more

Basque Ball, Skin Against Stone (La Pelota Vasca, la Piel Contra la Piedra) Spain 'This film aims to be an invitation to discussion. This film has been conceived with respect towards all opinions. Th… Read more

Bathers, The (Johannes Hammel, 2004)
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BATTLE ROYALE II: REQUIEM (Fukasaku Kinji, 2004)
Battle Royale II: Requiem (Batoru Rowaiaru II: Chinkonka) Japan'Battle Royale II is bigger, bolder and bloodier than the original.'Midnight EyeThree years after he survived the bloody mayhem in the f… Read more

To satisfy his curiosity, a teenaged Townes Van Zandt leaned back over a balcony, falling four floors to the ground below. This is the man who was declared a songwriting genius by the likes of Steve … Read more

BE WITH ME (Eric Khoo, 2004)
“Present-day Singapore is scoped in its shimmering modernity with a Metropolis-like squint, and (cinematographer) Tan's subdued colorizations further clue us to the darkness as well as the less obv… Read more

Beauty Queen (Brendan Muldowney, 2004)
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Bedroom Radio (Doug Aubrey, 2004)
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Behind This Soft Eclipse (Eve Heller, 2004)
A cinematic rumination on the riddle of presence and absence that utilizes hand processed negative and positive imagery, exploiting some of the medium's unique characteristics to engage the imaginati… Read more

BEMANI (Dariush Mehrjui, 2004)
Bemani Iran ... Recalling the searing film The Circle (MIFF 2001), this courageous film from Dariush Mehrjui (The Pear Tree, MIFF 1999) examines the tragedy of Iranian women struggling to lead normal… Read more

Best Shorts of the FestForum Theatre, Friday 6 Aug, 9.00pmMIFF presents a programme of the best short films of the Festival. In 2003, the winner of the MIFF City of Melbourne Grand Prix, the Salvador… Read more

beyond our ken (Pang Ho Cheung, 2004)
Ken (Daniel Wu) has been romancing teacher Chan Wai-Ching (Gillian Chung), until he unceremoniously ditches her for karaoke waitress Shirley (Tao Hung). Chan goes knocking on Shirley's door when she … Read more

Big Charade, The (Jesse Mckeown, 2004)
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