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Films In 2005

girl in a mirror (Kathy Drayton, 2005)
[Girl in a Mirror] is a riveting portrait of the extraordinary Carol Jerrems, a photographer of phenomenal talent, who documented counter-culture in Australia during the 1970s. Precocious and irrever… Read more

GREAT YOKAI WAR, THE (Takashi Miike, 2005)
Yokai / n. pl. Bizarre-looking monsters and supernatural beings from Japanese folklore who like to play tricks on unsuspecting humans. Eight-year-old Tadashi, a meek schoolboy from a broken family, f… Read more

GUERNSEY (Nanouk Leopold, 2005)
Writer-director Nanouk Leopold's impressive second feature delves into notions of how we create distances and fall out of phase with one another. ... A strong-willed, thirty-something, wife and mothe… Read more

Happy Birthday Yemima (Yishai Orian, 2005)
Yemima's family believe that she is the reincarnation of her late grandmother. ... Read more

Hard Lines (Benoit Tetelin, 2005)
Children ring, whispering terrible secrets. A young woman counsels them while struggling to deal with her own abusive childhood. A beautiful and devastating film about saving others, and oneself.---D… Read more

HAWK IS DYING, THE (Julian Goldberger, 2005)
The Hawk is Dying screened as part of Director's Fortnight at this year's Cannes Film Festival. Character actor of the moment Paul Giamatti (Sideways, Cinderella Man) turns in another consummate perf… Read more

Head Shot (Dennis Heaton, 2005)
In this satire on the quest for celebrity, an actor finds out his audition is actually a snuff film...and they're not giving him the part.---D/S Dennis Heaton P Karen Lam L English TD 16mm/col/2005/6… Read more

HEADING SOUTH (Laurent Cantet, 2005)
Heading South was a multi award-winner at the Venice Film Festival. ... Haiti in the 1970s may have been an island paradise for some - but it was a brutal reality for those subjected to “Baby Doc… Read more

HEART, BEATING IN THE DARK (Nagasaki Shunichi, 2005)
Heart, Beating in the Dark is a remake, a sequel, a making of and a continuation of Nagasaki's 1982 Super 8 classic of the same name. It is also, according to the Rotterdam Film Festival, “the fine… Read more

Heavy Metal Jr (Chris Waitt, 2005)
‘Hatred' a loud metal band from Wales with an average age of 10. This documentary follows their shambolic preparations for their first gig. ... Read more

Home (Marc Brummund, 2005)
All is not as it seems when an elderly man returns home, only to be greeted by burglars. This mini thriller will keep you guessing until the last frame.---D Marc Brummond P Katharina Dulner S Christi… Read more

HOMECOMING (2005) (Joe Dante, 2005)
“This is a horror story because most characters are Republicans.” - Joe Dante ... “If I had one wish, I would wish for your son to come back,” says an oily political consultant to the mother … Read more

HOST AND GUEST (Shin Dong-il, 2005)
“A virtual two-hander between an ornery skeptic and a young evangelist… with Host and Guest first time writer-director Dong-il Shin has fashioned a thoughtful, witty and involving gem.” - … Read more

HOST, THE (Bong Joon-ho, 2005)
Screened in Director's Fortnight, this film is, at once, a revelation (one of the few at Cannes this year) and a reaffirmation of filmmaker Bong Joon-ho's ability to mould humour, socio-political sat… Read more

HOUSE OF SAND, THE (Andrucha Waddington, 2005)
“The physical, emotional and cosmic unite in Andrucha Waddington's powerful The House of Sand… magnificently renders a fresh view of life on planet Earth.” - Variety ... This epic drama pl… Read more

“Somebody once asked me, ‘Melvin, how'd you get to the top?'. It was simple. Nobody would let me in at the bottom.” - Melvin Van Peebles, 1986 ... While the revolutionary 1971 film, Sweet Sweet… Read more

HUNT ANGELS (Alec Morgan, 2005)
A dark and dangerous episode in Australia's cinema history is vibrantly reanimated and reinterpreted through Hunt Angels. Using innovative digital composite techniques never before utilised in an Aus… Read more

I FOR INDIA (Sandhya Suri, 2005)
In 1965, Yash Pal Suri left India for the UK. The first thing he did on his arrival in England was buy two Super 8 cameras, two projectors and two reel-to-reel recorders. One set of equipment he sent… Read more

I SAW BEN BARKA GET KILLED (Serge Le Péron, 2005)
In this stylish pulp thriller and political story, filmmaker Serge Le Péron brings to light one of the strangest and most disturbing episodes in French history - the unsolved and topical disappearan… Read more

i told you i was ill: the life and legacy of Spike milligan (Cathy Henkel (and Spike Milligan), 2005)
"We don't have a plan, so nothing can go wrong", the most famous comic of our times once declared. ... [I Told You I was Ill: The Life and Legacy of Spike Milligan] is an intimate portrait of comic g… Read more

IF YOU WERE ME: ANIMA VISION (Yoo Jinee, Kwon Oh-sung, 5 Directors Team, Amy Lee, Lee Sung-gang, Park Jae-dong, 2005)
Taking their cues from the umbrella theme of ‘prejudice', highly talented Korean animators have put their minds together to create If You Were Me: Anima Vision, a collection of six animated shorts.… Read more

IN THE PIT (Juan Carlos Rulfo, 2005)
In the Pit won the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival. Mexico City, one of the world's most populous urban centres, bustles daily with over three million cars, travelling in and out and a… Read more

Instructions for Light and Sound Machine (Peter Tscherkassky, 2005)
Sergio Leone's classic The Good, The Bad and the Ugly provides Tscherkassky with a canvas on which to create a hyper-kinetic marriage of sound and vision that celebrates and deconstructs the very nat… Read more

INTO GREAT SILENCE (Philip Gröning, 2005)
Into Great Silence was winner of a Special Jury Prize at this year's Sundance Film Festival. Nestled in the French Alps, the Grand Chartreuse monastery is home to the Carthusian Order, one of the mos… Read more

Invasion (Matt Abbiss, 2005)
Life on a peaceful if rather rain-sodden island is disrupted by an uninvited guest. Commissioned by Channel 4 and directed by 2004 RCA graduate Matt Abbiss.---D/S Matt Abliss P/WS Sherbert L English … Read more

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