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Troy (Daniel Haywood, 2005)
Troy Davies is an intense and passionate person; an anarchist with a vibrant and colourful life as a man, a woman, performer, musician, owner of a fashion label, a prostitute, and a person living wit… Read more

True Story of Sawney Beane, The (Elizabeth Hobbs, 2005)
Sawney Beane may have been the vilest criminal in the kingdom of King James VI but his mother was still there for him in his hour of need.---D/S Elizabeth Hobbs P/WS Red Kite Animations/National film… Read more

TV JUNKIE (Michael Cain, Matt Radecki, 2005)
“If Capturing the Friedmans, Grizzly Man and Tarnation have spawned a sub-genre of self-documented self-destruction, then TV Junkie is the latest entry.” - Variety Rick Kirkham got his first vide… Read more

TWELVE AND HOLDING (Michael Cuesta, 2005)
A trio of suburban 12-year-olds deal with the traumas of adolescence, as the death of a peer sends shockwaves through their lives in Michael Cuesta's latest offering. Insecure and self-conscious, Jac… Read more

UN COUPLE PARFAIT (Nobuhiro Suwa, 2005)
Actors Valéria Bruni-Tedeschi and Bruno Todeschini are transcendent in this intense drama about a marriage on the skids. Each scene sees them pushed to the outer regions of their abilities as they c… Read more

under the city (Adam Golomb, 2005)
After four years hard time in the slammer, Nate Maycott is determined to rebuild his family life and maintain his freedom. He wouldn't have done time at all if he had simply paid off the police like … Read more

UNFOLDING FLORENCE: THE MANY LIVES OF FLORENCE BROADHURST (Gillian Armstrong, 2005)
“I'd always been told that I was born before my time. Oh, surely to God, the times can just catch up.” - Florence Broadhurst In this spirited and highly original documentary, acclaimed director G… Read more

UNFORGIVEN, THE (Yoon Jong-bin, 2005)
“The best independent feature film of the year.”- Pusan International Film Festival The Unforgiven scooped a multitude of awards at Pusan and screened as part of Un Certain Regard at Cannes this … Read more

WE FEED THE WORLD (Erwin Wagenhofer, 2005)
""Given the current state of agriculture in the world, it could feed12 billion people... or to put it another way: any child who dies of starvation today is in fact murdered."" - Jean Ziegler, UN Spe… Read more

WE JAM ECONO - THE STORY OF THE MINUTEMEN (Tim Irwin, 2005)
“In this age of VH1-sponsored hyperventilating over the Doobie Brothers' legacy, it's refreshing to see a doc in which the biggest boldfaced name is Flea, who gushes over Watt and Boon's reluctance… Read more

We the Living (David Rittey, 2005)
An ultimately uplifting story of 2 people who find comfort in each other and their desire to live in a world filled with disappointment and despair.---D/S David Rittey P Amanda Jenkins WS New Zealand… Read more

WHAT A WONDERFUL PLACE (Eyal Halfon, 2005)
Reminiscent of Robert Altman's elaborate ensemble cast pieces, What a Wonderful Place deftly weaves multiple story threads into an intricate tapestry, depicting the lives of marginalised immigrants l… Read more

Whirr (Timo Katz, 2005)
With mechanical precision this ‘landscape animation' captures the tension between differences and repetitions of form sampled in a suburban housing estate.---D/P/S Timo Katz L no dialogue TD video/… Read more

WHITE PLANET, THE (Thierry Ragobert, Thierry Piantanida, 2005)
“Those who contend the jury is out on global warming aren't sitting in the same courtroom as the makers of The White Planet.” - Variety Recounting the effects of the changing seasons on the envir… Read more

WILD BLUE YONDER, THE (Werner Herzog, 2005)
“Astronauts lost in space, the secret Roswell object re-examined, an alien who tells us all about his home planet - the Wild Blue Yonder - where the atmosphere is composed of liquid helium and the … Read more

WILLOW TREE, THE (Majid Majidi, 2005)
Beautiful in its simplicity and unfolding visual poetry, Academy Award nominee Majid Majidi's morality tale, The Willow Tree, challenges us to wrestle with our most primal fears and visceral desires.… Read more

WORKINGMAN'S DEATH (Michael Glawogger, 2005)
Won the Grierson Award at the London Film Festival. ... What would you be prepared to do to earn a living? Michael Glawogger's eye-opening documentary focuses on the extremes to which people will go … Read more

World mirror cinema (Gustav Deutsch, 2005)
In this new-found footage work by Gustav Deutsch (Film Ist), three historical camera pans take in the streets and squares of Vienna, Surabaya and Porto. They provide a starting point for reflecting o… Read more

World of Make Believe, A (Lotje van Lieshout, 2005)
When the real world is too hard edged and your heels hurt, even a paper-thin fantasy can offer refuge.---D/P/S Lotje van Lieshout L English TD video/col/2005/5mins ... Read more

Yang ban xi (Yan Ting Yuen, 2005)
During the 10 years of China's Cultural Revolution, the only culture allowed was [Yang Ban Xi] - propaganda operas. Based on traditional Chinese stories and adapted to the taste of Mao's wife, Jiang … Read more

YOU'RE GONNA MISS ME (Keven Mcalester, 2005)
“The good music documentaries don't begin by assuming you care; they end by making you.” - Keven McAlester ... Former music journalist, Keven McAlester, portraits one of rock ‘n' roll's most tr… Read more

ZIZEK! (Astra Taylor, 2005)
“We can all come away comforted that in academia, as in poetry and science, adored ‘rock stars' can be old, paunchy, and less than beautiful.” - Village Voice ... Philosopher, Slavoj Zizek, is … Read more

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