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Films In 2006

CONGO RIVER: BEYOND DARKNESS (Thierry Michel, 2006)
The wild, natural beauty of the Congo and the people who call this river home are the subjects of Thierry Michel's exotic documentary. Journeying from the mouth to the source of the world's greatest… Read more

CORROBOREE (Ben Hackworth, 2006)
“Enigmatic, playful like some sensual and modern Mankiewicz movie, beautifully directed, fragile… It distillates trouble in a very subtle way.” - Laurent Jacob at Cannes Film Festival A d… Read more

Crocodile Dreaming (Darlene Johnson, 2006)
A modern day, supernatural myth about two estranged brothers who are brought together through the spirit of their mother. ... ---D/S Darlene Johnson P Sue Milliken WS Samson Productions Pty Ltd TD 35… Read more

Crossbow (David Michôd, 2006)
Over the fence the neighbours are loud with their sex and their drugs and somewhere amongst it all, their boy sits silent. He's lost in the house, reaching out for warmth and love and as it all unrav… Read more

Crow Moon (Selina Cobley, 2006)
The Crow Moon is the North American tribal name given to the last full moon of winter. When darkness threatens a murder of crows they work together to create their own source of light and safety. ...… Read more

Dance, The (Sian Davies, 2006)
The Dance features a cast of non-actors in a raw and sometimes confronting snapshot of disenfranchised suburban teens. ... Director Sian Davies will introduce the session on Monday 7 August, 3pm at A… Read more

DARK DEER (Viesturs Kairiss, 2006)
“Inhabiting the territory between Chekhov and Strindberg, on coke.” - filmmaker Viesturs Kairiss Since 17 year-old Ria's traumatic birth, her mother hasn't spoken, living in an almost catatonic … Read more

DARKON (Andrew Neel & Luke Meyer, 2006)
Darkon was the winner of the Audience Award for Best Documentary, SXSW. ... Each weekend, on the sweeping soccer fields of Baltimore, they gather. An epic war is taking place and at stake are the ric… Read more

DAY WATCH (Timur Bekmambetov, 2006)
“Why does the wind blow? To cover our tracks, so no-one knows we're still alive.” This second instalment in the epic, special-effects-congested, Russian trilogy sees writer-director Timur Bekmamb… Read more

DEAD DAUGHTERS (Pavel Ruminov, 2006)
"More arthouse than grindhouse... spiced with a mordant sense of humor." - Twitch ... Filmmaker Pavel Ruminov's first feature ushers in a new age in contemporary Russian horror films. His constantly … Read more

DEEP WATER (Louise Osmond & Jerry Rothwell, 2006)
Deep Water plumbs the fascinating depths of the first round-the-world solo yacht race, charting the determination, deceit and delusions of the participants. With his marine electronics business aili… Read more

DELIVER US FROM EVIL (Amy Berg, 2006)
Delving beneath a church cover-up far more insidious than that depicted in Dan Brown's fanciful Da Vinci Code, Amy Berg tells of the long-standing conspiracy within the Catholic Church to protect kno… Read more

DESCRIPTION OF A MEMORY (Dan Geva, 2006)
A journey to the recesses of photographed memory in Chris Marker's impressionistic film, Description of a Struggle, which won the Golden Bear at the 1961 Berlin Festival. ... In his 1960 film Marker … Read more

Desert, The (Glendyn Ivin, 2006)
“I want to show you the desert, there's something out there. Something precious, something painful. I didn't think I'd need it anymore but I do.” Starring Adalita from Magic Dirt, The Desert foll… Read more

DETOUR DE FRANCE (Daniel Jones, 2006)
SUNDAY 6 AUGUST, 5PM - SOLD OUT ... Providing a uniquely Australian perspective on the biggest annual sporting event in the world, Dan Jones' documentary debut follows the fortunes of the 2005 Tour d… Read more

Different Dish, A (Shay Hamias, 2006)
A Moroccan mother who can't accept her son being gay; and a son who has rejected the traditions of his culture; learn to overcome their prejudices with the help of a charlatan rabbi.--- D Shay Hamias… Read more

DIRTY CARNIVAL, A (Ha YOO, 2006)
“The best Korean gangster movie since Friend.” - Variety “Since I've got my foot into this world… might as well go all the way…” Second-in-rank Byung-doo is a gangster stuck b… Read more

DOG BITE DOG (Pou-Soi Cheang, 2006)
“Rabidly violent Dog Bite Dog takes the action off the leash.” - Variety The Hong Kong action film of the year, Dog Bite Dog, distinguishes itself even by Hong Kong standards with its uncompromi… Read more

DOL: THE VALLEY OF TAMBOURINES (HINER SALEEM, 2006)
DOL: A traditional Kurdish tambourine, which is used for festivities in the Middle East, as well as for funerals. On the border of Iran and Iraq sits a small village, Balliova, which is controlled b… Read more

DRY SEASON (Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, 2006)
“An unassumingly political work that unfolds with the simplicity of a parable and the gravity of a Bible story.” - New York Times Dry Season deals with the aftermath of Chad's 40-year civil war.… Read more

Dugong (Erin White, 2006)
A prodigal son unexpectedly arrives with his dog for his younger brother's wedding. Family revelations persuade him to leave again, more of a loner than before. Film Victoria-funded, Dugong screened … Read more

EAGLE VS SHARK (Taika Waititi, 2006)
Director Taika Waititi will be a guest of the festival and will be introducing the first screening of Eagle vs Shark ... “Napoleon Dynamite meets When Harry Met Sally.” - cinematicalPainfully ine… Read more

Eclosion (Jerome Boulbes, 2006)
Living blocks of stone emerge from an ancient cliff face. In mid-air they begin a strange and rhythmic ritual. A mesmerising, otherworldly vision that vividly brings ‘the intangible' to life.---D/S… Read more

ELECTION 2 (Johnnie To, 2006)
In a much welcome return to the festival big screen, MIFF regular Johnnie To picks up perfectly where last year's Closing Night feature ended with the electric Election 2. Offering an ingenuously app… Read more

EM 4 JAY (Alkinos Tsilimidos, 2006)
SATURDAY 5 AUGUST, 9PM - SOLD OUT ... World Premiere ... Melbourne iconoclast, Alkinos Tsilimidos, teams up again with renowned playwright Daniel Keene (Tom White MIFF 2004) to create this unflinchin… Read more

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