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Films In 2004

Fiction Shorts Programme 2The 09:24 Local (5mins)Natan (12mins)Full Circle (14mins)Soar (20mins)It Takes Two to Tango (12mins)Out on the Tiles (14mins)Holly-Bolly (12mins)Sliding Flora (12mins) ... Read more

Film as a Subversive Art: Amos Vogel and Cinema 16 UKThe story of an unsung hero of world cinema, Film as a Subversive Art is an affectionate profile of film curator and historian Amos Vogel and the … Read more

Generation: The Sam Spiegel Film School 1993-2002 IsraelThe Sam Spiegel Film School in Jerusalem has been producing award-winning short films since the start of the 1990s, and this year the Festival … Read more

final cut: the making and unmaking of heaven's gate (Michael Epstein, 2004)
In 1980, a $44-million movie flopped and took a major studio with it. [Heaven's Gate], was the epic western Michael Cimino made while drunk on the success of the Oscar-winning [The Deer Hunter]. As t… Read more

FIVE (Abbas Kiarostami, 2004)
Five Iran/FranceOne of the two Abbas Kiarostami films to be screened at this year's Festival'both of which premiered at Cannes this year'Five is an utterly contemplative and meditative abstract work.… Read more

FIVE OBSTRUCTIONS, THE (Jørgen Leth, Lars von Trier, 2004)
The Five Obstructions (De Fem Benspænd) Denmark'Between Lars von Trier and me I can say there is a sympathy and professional respect, but also both of us have an appreciation of play and experimen… Read more

FIVE SIDES OF A COIN (Paul Kell, 2004)
Five Sides of a Coin USA/Canada'If God had to choose one religion that best articulated his intentions, he would choose hip-hop.' Aesop Rock is amongst the horde of hip-hop identities that don't minc… Read more

FIVE VENOMS, THE (Chang Cheh, 2004)
The Five Venoms (Wu Du) Hong KongThe Scorpion, The Snake, The Centipede, The Lizard and The Toad: five treacherous assassins, each trained in a deadly fighting technique modelled after their namesake… Read more

Flight (, 2004)
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FOCUS ON CATE SHORTLAND (Cate Shortland, 2004)
Focus on Cate Shortland AustraliaCate Shortland's much-anticipated first feature film, Somersault, premiered at Cannes this year and screens as MIFF's Opening Night film. In this programme Shortland … Read more

FORGET BAGHDAD (Samir, 2004)
Forget Baghdad Switzerland/Germany'[Director] Samir travels to Tel Aviv to talk to older Iraqi Jews, his father's comrades, about 'what it's like to become the enemy of your own past'. His charming, … Read more

forgiveness (Ian Gabriel, 2004)
A jolting reminder of the ongoing problems caused by South Africa's apartheid past, [Forgiveness] follows a white man's quest for reconciliation, and the attempts of his victim's family to deal with … Read more

forty shades of blue (Ira Sachs, 2004)
Alan James (Rip Torn) is a legendary producer from the heyday of Memphis Soul. He now lives in well-earned comfort with his beautiful and much younger lover, Laura, a Muscovite living in the foreign … Read more

Frank (, 2004)
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FREAKSTARS 3000 (Christoph Schlingensief, 2004)
Freakstars 3000 GermanyIt scandalised the Rotterdam Film Festival and, for as long as reality TV rules the airwaves, you are unlikely to see anything as weird and disturbing as Freakstars 3000. This … Read more

Frozen Land (Aku Louhimies, 2004)
Aku Louhimies' tough and fearless [Frozen Land] was inspired by Leo Tolstoy's short story [Faux Billet], in which mischance is passed from one person to another. It thus finds a peer in Robert Bresso… Read more

Fuccons: Special Edition, The (, 2004)
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Full Circle (, 2004)
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FUNNY HA HA (Andrew Bujalski, 2004)
Shot in 16mm, FUNNY HA HA examines life after college in an understated and moving way. Written, directed, and co-starring indie darling Andrew Bujalski (Mutual Appreciation, MIFF 06), the film featu… Read more

FUSE (Pjer Zalica, 2004)
Fuse (Gori Valtra) Bosnia-Herzegovina/Austria/France/TurkeyIn the small Bosnian town of Tesanje things appear calm in the aftermath of the ravaging war. People seem warm and open, and the town square… Read more

G-SALE (Randy Nargi, 2004)
G-Sale USABogwood: the garage sale capital of the USA. A certain breed of person will spend every weekend combing through other folks' cast-off belongings looking for treasure in the form of an eleph… Read more

GA-RA-KU-TA: Mr Stain on Junk Alley (eps 1&2) (, 2004)
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GA-RA-KU-TA: Mr Stain on Junk Alley (eps 10&12) (, 2004)
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GA-RA-KU-TA: Mr Stain on Junk Alley (eps 3&4) (, 2004)
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GA-RA-KU-TA: Mr Stain on Junk Alley (eps 5&6) (, 2004)
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