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Films In 2005

BEYOND BEATS AND RHYMES: A HIP-HOP HEAD WEIGHS IN ON MANHOOD IN HIP-HOP CULTURE (Byron Hurt, 2005)
Beyond Beats and Rhymes is a provocative documentary that skewers hip-hop's dominant sexual politics. Fronted by filmmaker Byron Hurt, this film was originally conceived as a “loving critique” fr… Read more

BIG BANG LOVE, JUVENILE A (Takashi Miike, 2005)
“Homoerotic prison life acts as an inscrutable metaphor for what's wrong with modern Japan.” - Variety ... Jun leads an isolated life working in a gay bar but after being brutalised by a customer… Read more

Billy, how did you do it' (Volker Schloendorff, Gisela Grishow, 2005)
A cinephile's fantasy: a rare meeting between legendary filmmaker Billy Wilder and one of his biggest fans, German director and cinephile Volker Schloendorff ([The Tin Drum], see also [The Ninth Day]… Read more

BITTERSWEET LIFE, A (Kim Jee-woon, 2005)
“Even by Korean standards of movie brutality, A Bittersweet Life raises the bar to a new level… will have genre fans nailed to their seats” - Variety ... A tour de force of noir-ish style,… Read more

BLACK GOLD (Marc Francis, Nick Francis, 2005)
Black Gold was nominated for the World Documentary Grand Jury Prize at this year's Sundance Film Festival. ... Multinational coffee companies now rule our shopping malls and supermarkets, dominating … Read more

BLOSSOMING OF MAXIMO OLIVEROS, THE (Auraeus Solito, 2005)
“Solito's directorial debut as a dramatic filmmaker seems itself like a flower amid the grit of most contemporary cinema.” - Sundance Film Festival ... The purity of first love is pitted against … Read more

BOMBAY CALLING (Ben Addelman, Samir Mallal, 2005)
WEDNESDAY 9 AUGUST, 7PM - SOLD OUT ... India is changing. This new generation of call centre employees works late into the night and perfects English and American accents to sell to clients half a wo… Read more

Bound to lose (Sam Wainwright Douglas, Paul Lovelace, 2005)
A steady diet of amphetamines has left The Holy Modal Rounders' co-founder Peter Stampfel with a nervous, Woody Allen manner that drives his partner in crime, Steve Weber, crazy. Stampfel gave away d… Read more

Bow Tie Duty for Square Heads (Stephan-Flint Muller, 2005)
An anarchic mix of juvenile delinquency, comic genius and erratic humour. Winner of the Audience Award and Special Jury Distinction at Annecy Film Festival 2005.---D/P/S Stephan-Flint Muller L German… Read more

BROTHERS OF THE HEAD (Keith Fulton, Louis Pepe, 2005)
“This is Spinal Tap meets Stuck on You.” - Variety ... Described by the Toronto Film Festival as “a raucous ride through a burning flash of glory in 70s British rock music”, this bravura feat… Read more

BUBBLE (Steven Soderbergh, 2005)
“Soderbergh and screenwriter Coleman Hough aren't interested in creating a coy whodunit so much as evoking the deeper, less romantic mysteries of people - and it's riveting.” - Washington Post ..… Read more

C.R.A.Z.Y (Jean-Marc Vallée, 2005)
C.R.A.Z.Y. bagged the award for Best Canadian Feature Film at the Toronto International Film Festival, just after its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival. ... A rollicking coming-of-age tale, … Read more

Careless Whisper (Royston Tan, 2005)
Born in Singapore in 1976, Royston Tan has been heralded as Singapore's most promising young filmmaker and its latest cult icon. Stemming from a music video-making background, Tan has collected over … Read more

Cat & Claudia, The (Lily Coates, 2005)
When Claudia's cat knocks a lamp into the bath where her owner is relaxing, you'd expect the owner to die and then remain in the tub, wouldn't you? A bold and inventive gem. ... Filmmaker Lily Coates… Read more

CAVE OF THE YELLOW DOG, THE (Byambasuren Davaa, 2005)
Following the hugely successful The Story of the Weeping Camel, Mongolian-born and German-trained filmmaker Byambasuren Davaa delivers a thought-provoking and gentle mélange of documentary and drama… Read more

Cavite (Neil Delallama & Ian Gamazon, 2005)
Smart, tense, raw and uncompromising, [Cavite] is everything we crave of a truly independent thriller. In the town of Cavite, in the Philippines, people will do just about anything to survive. Adam, … Read more

Cotopaxi (Zach Copping, 2005)
A unique tragi-comic tale about Alistar, who after years of avoiding his past, returns with camera crew in tow to 'rescue' his sister from a hippy commune in the Scottish Highlands. ---D/S Zack Coppi… Read more

Cow Tipping (Marc Brummund, 2005)
In the spirit of Rebel Without A Cause, this coming-of-age hybrid tells the story of Jan who races against his abusive elder brother in an illegal moped race.---D Marc Brummund P Florian Gees S Fabia… Read more

Cross Tie (Joel Pizzini, 2005)
A portrait of place: trains, artificial light, time and memory give form to forces that drift amidst the darkness of the daily journey. ---D/S Joel Pizzini P Robson Rumin, Paloma Cinematogárfica WS … Read more

CRYING FIST (Ryoo Seung-wan, 2005)
Down on his luck and desperate, Gang Tae-shik ([Choi Min-sik; Old Boy], MIFF 04) is doing it hard on the streets. He's lost the respect of his son, and his wife has thrown him out of home. Now the fo… Read more

D.I.Y (Royston Tan, 2005)
Born in Singapore in 1976, Royston Tan has been heralded as Singapore's most promising young filmmaker and its latest cult icon. Stemming from a music video-making background, Tan has collected over … Read more

DAM STREET (Yu Li, 2005)
A cross-generational story of ostracism, love and the legacy of the past, Dam Street chronicles the life of a woman whose teenage indiscretion continues to haunt her years after the event. ... In a r… Read more

DEATH OF MISTER LAZARESCU, THE (Cristi Puiu, 2005)
Winner of more than 20 awards, including the Un Certain Regard Award at the Cannes Film Festival. ... Critically acclaimed, The Death of Mr. Lazarescu takes us through the final hours of a dying man'… Read more

Death of the Revolution (Chris Blaine, Ben Blaine, 2005)
Uplifting and very funny. ''You have nothing to lose except your break-time biscuit and the year five rights on the climbing frame.” When 10-year-old Tony is told off for stealing a pencil, he is g… Read more

DESCENT, THE (Neil Marshall, 2005)
“The most significant Brit chiller since 28 Days Later. 5 stars.” - Empire, UK. ... Pitched by its director as “Deliverance goes underground”, The Descent is the much-anticipated second featu… Read more

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