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Films In 2005

NO. 2 (Toa Fraser, 2005)
Playwright Toa Fraser's first venture into feature film directing is an adaptation of his hit play of the same name. This deft mix of earthy comedy and drama centres on Nana Maria (American actor Rub… Read more

OCTOBER 17, 1961 (Alain Tasma, 2005)
“A meticulous and professional re-construction of true events that is imposing and moving precisely thanks to its modesty.” - Rotterdam International Film Festival Inspired by the likes of Ken Lo… Read more

ODETE (João Pedro Rogrigues, 2005)
Odete screened at the Directors' Fortnight at the Cannes Film Festival, 2005, where it won a Special Mention. ... With Odete, filmmaker João Pedro Rodriguez asks, “Can we survive the loss of… Read more

OFFSIDE (Jafar Panahi, 2005)
Offside was the winner of the Silver Bear award at this year's Berlin Film Festival. ... For almost three decades, Iranian soccer players have been cheered almost exclusively by men. Female fans, ban… Read more

ONCE IN A LIFETIME (John Dower, Paul Crowder, 2005)
“An engrossing account of American soccer's strangest episode — and you don't even have to like football to enjoy it.” - Empire In 1971, Warner Bros mogul Steve Ross found a passion for a b… Read more

One Day (Julian Knowles, 2005)
This is a drifting, hypnotic meditation on movement. Director, composer, sound and video artist Julian Knowles has an extensive background in Australian underground music, including his stint with ex… Read more

OPAL DREAM (Peter Cattaneo, 2005)
Australian Premiere ... Recently opening Berlin Film Festival's Kinderfest, Opal Dream plays to the inner child in all of us; an innocent look at an extraordinary event in the ordinary mining town of… Read more

OUR DAILY BREAD (Nikolaus Geyrhalter, 2005)
“Some will see a horrifying indictment of the industry's cruelties, others a realistic depiction of mechanized farming, and some a soft-spoken tribute to manual labor. Meanwhile, precisely composed… Read more

Paper and Sand (Sotiris Dounoukos, 2005)
Bahram and Samira find themselves living in the heart of Sydney beachside culture, after being released from Villawood. Their expectations and experiences of Australian urban life create conflict bet… Read more

PAPER DOLLS (Tomer Heymann, 2005)
“Transsexual caregivers for Tel Aviv's elderly might sound like an odd topic for a documentary but Paper Dolls is as straight as it is orthodox.” - Variety Distilled from a six-episode Israeli te… Read more

PASSABE (James Leong, Lynn Lee, 2005)
“I have murdered someone.” A startling confession from an ordinary East Timorese farmer is the core of this fascinating film about justice, re-conciliation and forgiveness. In the days following … Read more

peacock (Gu Changwei, 2005)
Winner of the Golden Bear at the 2005 Berlin Film Festival, [Peacock] is the auspicious directorial debut of Gu Changwei. One of China's most accomplished cinematographers, Gu has worked with such fi… Read more

Penpusher (Guillaume Martinez, 2005)
A young man reads on the Paris metro. A woman sits next to him and opens her book. How is he going to introduce himself? With a stroke of genius.---D/P/S Guillaume Martinez WS L Fre… Read more

PERFECT DAY, A (Joana Hadjithomas & Khalil Joreige, 2005)
A film about sensations, atmosphere, frames of mind, wrong tracks, and vivid situations in the fascinating and paradoxical town that is Beirut today.” - Tribeca Film Festival A perfect 24 hours in … Read more

PERHAPS LOVE (Peter Ho-sun Chan, 2005)
A musical film production in Shanghai reunites old lovers and sets the scene for a tragic love triangle in this glorious musical from director Peter Ho-sun Chan, starring Japanese pin-up Takeshi Kane… Read more

PIANO TUNER OF EARTHQUAKES, THE (Timothy Quay, Stephen Quay, 2005)
“Abandon all preconceptions and surrender to the strange fantasmal drift of a darkly magical world.” - Sight and Sound ... The Piano Tuner of Earthquakes is the breathtakingly beautiful and long-… Read more

PIPELINE NEXT DOOR, THE (Nino Kirtadzé, 2005)
The Pipeline Next Door collected the Best Documentary gong at the European Film Awards. With masterly cinematography and a measured hand, The Pipeline Next Door tells a modern fable, a tragic-comic t… Read more

PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION (Robert Altman, 2005)
“Not since Woody Allen's Radio Days has anyone created such a cinematic Valentine to the wonderfully imaginative medium of radio as A Prairie Home Companion.” - Hollywood Reporter Protean filmmak… Read more

princess raccoon (Suzuki Seijun, 2005)
[Princess Raccoon], from maverick of Japanese cinema Seijun Suzuki (MIFF 00 retrospective subject), screened in Official Selection at Cannes, 2005. In this stunning operetta, Suzuki is inspired the T… Read more

punk: attitude (Don Letts, 2005)
What is punk' Don Letts - filmmaker, London punk scene veteran, infamous DJ at The Roxy and member of Big Audio Dynamite - has created a documentary capturing the essence of punk rock. The film inclu… Read more

PUSHER III (Nicolas Winding Refn, 2005)
“A vision that thoroughly debunks popular ideas of gangster romanticism.” - Toronto International Film Festival ... Taking place over the course of a day, ageing Serbian drug baron, Milo (Zlatko … Read more

Rabbit (Run Wrake, 2005)
A highly symbolic fable of the ugliness of greed told through an animated collage of imagery from old school readers.---D/P/S Run Wrake L no dialogue TD video/col/2005/5mins ... Read more

RAMPAGE (George Gittoes, 2005)
When a marine said, “We're more likely to get shot at in Miami than in Baghdad” in George Gittoes' powerful Soundtrack to War, he planted the seeds for this next project, Rampage. ... A stark and… Read more

RAMPO NOIR (Akio Jissoji, Atsushi Kaneko, Hisayasu Sato, Suguru Takeuchi, 2005)
A quartet of moody J-horror-updating yarns, Rampo Noir is inspired by the stories of early 20th century mystery writer Taro Hirai, who published under the name Edogawa Ranpo, a play on Edgar Allen Po… Read more

Rash (Nicholas Hansen, 2005)
[Rash] goes inside Melbourne's legendary street-art scene to meet the characters driving art on urban walls. Exploring the recent explosion of this alternative art practice, the documentary delves in… Read more

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