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Films In 2006

AZUR AND ASMAR (Michel Ocelot, 2006)
“Pure magic… a tale of childlike wonder and innocence that speaks to open-minded humans of any age.” - Hollywood Reporter A hit at last year's Cannes Film Festival, Azur and Asmar is a mo… Read more

BAMAKO (Abderrahmane Sissako, 2006)
Successfully mixing intimate drama with proselytising political fiction, filmmaker Abderrahmane Sissako has concocted an infinitely original and profoundly moving means for voicing Africa's grievance… Read more

BARAKAT! (Djamila Sahraoui, 2006)
Anchored by a pair of magnificently intense lead performances, Barakat! is a women's story set in a country wracked by violence. ... Filmmaker Djamila Sahraoui takes us to an Algerian coastal village… Read more

BEASTIE BOYS IN AWESOME I FUCKIN' SHOT THAT! (Nathanial Hörnblowér, 2006)
“Reinvents the concert film like no other before it.” - Film Threat ... Three days before the Beastie Boys' sold-out 2004 Madison Square Garden show, Adam Yauch made an impulsive creative decisio… Read more

BEAUTY IN TROUBLE (Jan Hrebejk, 2006)
“Beauty in trouble flees to the good angel/On whom she can rely...” - poet Robert Graves Striking, young mother Marcela lost everything in the floods that swamped Prague in 2002. Her flat is smal… Read more

BELLA (Alejandro Gomez Monteverde, 2006)
“You want to make God laugh? Tell him your plans.” For José, the memories of his pro soccer career weigh heavy on his shoulders as he slaves in his brother's restaurant in New York City. When m… Read more

BELLE TOUJOURS (Manoel de Oliveira, 2006)
“I'm a different woman now. I'm not the same woman who needed to be in love with one man to make love with another.” Thirty-nine years after Luis Buñuel and Jean-Claude Carriére shocked a… Read more

best MIFF shorts (, 2006)
Open your mind to the big wide world of wonderful short films with this year's MIFF shorts. High on quality, MIFF shorts has gained industry kudos for championing the short film as an artform in its … Read more

BET COLLECTOR, THE (Jeffrey Jeturian, 2006)
Producer Josabeth Alonso will be attending the festival and will be introducing the first screening of The Bet Collector ... For those without a choice, the name of the game is survival… It's … Read more

Beta Test (George Drivas, 2006)
Reported through a series of surveillance stills reminiscent of Marker's La Jetée, two subjects interact in an emptied Berlin cityscape. A post-apocalyptic elegy to 60s architectural drawings.---D/S… Read more

BEYOND EYRUV (John Mounier, 2006)
An intriguing look at the journey of a young man struggling to assimilate in New York after leaving the confines of an Orthodox Hasidic enclave. Strung above the streets of Orthodox Hasidic neighbou… Read more

BIG DREAMERS (Camille Hardman, 2006)
Big Dreamers Australia One man's quixotic struggle to build the world's biggest gumboot. ... D Camille Hardman S John Fink P Camille Hardman & John Fink WS Barking Cat Productions TD video/col/2007/… Read more

BILLY THE KID (Jennifer Venditti, 2006)
Jury Prize winner at the recent SXSW Film Festival, Billy the Kid is unquestionably one of the year's highlights of documentary filmmaking, destined to be a classic. Debut filmmaker Jennifer Venditt… Read more

Black Lines, The (Camilla Magid, 2006)
Behind the walls of a Syrian hamman, friends Eman and Rima meet to bathe and share confidences. An intimate and occasionally disarming portrait emerges of two modern women actively engaged in definin… Read more

BLACK SHEEP (Jonathan King, 2006)
Director Jonathan King will be a guest of the festival and will be introducing the first screening of Black Sheep ... “A freaky-fun flick that's equal parts loony lamb-poon, revolting ram-page, and… Read more

BLACK SNAKE MOAN (Craig Brewer, 2006)
“The creators of Hustle and Flow have another raw hit on their hands!” - Hollywood Reporter Samuel L. Jackson, Christina Ricci and Justin Timberlake headline this gritty metamorphosis of deeply … Read more

BLISS (Sheng Zhimin, 2006)
What passes away is, perhaps, like the river. Day and night, it never lets up. On the banks of the Yangtze River in the misty city of Chongqing, a father and son live in the shadow of one woman - th… Read more

Blood Ballad (Matthew Rich, 2006)
Sombre and romantic, this moodily shot musical narrative is set in the 19th century. Tackling issues of love, loss and the varying ways people cope with guilt and grief, Blood Ballad is a decidedly a… Read more

Blood Sisters (Louise N.D. Friedberg, 2006)
7-year-old Sidsel is fixated by her best friend, and neighbour, Dea. However, when Caroline moves into the building Sidsel is abandoned, leaving the young girl angry and determined to win back her pa… Read more

Bonfire (Andrès Baiz, 2006)
Ernesto is a well-to-do family man who's going through an existential crisis and decides to build a huge bonfire to celebrate his birthday with his family. Nuanced and superbly directed, Fireworks he… Read more

BOOK OF REVELATION, THE (Ana Kokkinos, 2006)
SATURDAY 29 JUL, 9.15PM - SOLD OUT ... WORLD PREMIERE ... Part mystery, part thriller, erotic and dream-like, this uncompromising work from filmmaker Ana Kokkinos is, in the director's own words, “… Read more

BOOK THAT SHOOK THE WORLD, THE (Con Anemogiannis, 2006)
A Danish drugs and sex education book, The Little Red Schoolbook, caused so much outrage in 1971 that the governments of Australia and many European countries called for it to be banned. Using this f… Read more

BORN AND BRED (Pablo Trapero, 2006)
“An emotionally stunning journey of a father's return to his senses.” - Variety Being a family man is the most important thing for Santiago, a successful interior designer living with his wife an… Read more

BOSS OF IT ALL, THE (Lars Von Trier, 2006)
“Here comes a film. It's a comedy and harmless.” - Lars von Trier When the owner of an IT company decides to sell up, he's forced to wheel out the CEO to seal the deal. The only problem is the C… Read more

BOY CULTURE (Q. Allan Brocka, 2006)
Based on the critically acclaimed novel by Matthew Rettenmund, Boy Culture is a street-smart tale of gay male (in this case, often wayward) desire. ... Pulling out all stops with superb performances … Read more

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