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Films In 2006

Fumi and the Bad Luck Foot (David Chai, 2006)
Bad luck or good luck? It depends on your perspective. After surviving electrocution, moose attack and several runnings over, Fumi discovers a way to turn her curse into everyone else's blessing.---D… Read more

GARDENS IN AUTUMN (Otar iosseliani, 2006)
“A supple, silly and visually accomplished meditation on fleeting power versus simple joys.” - Variety When Vincent, a French government minister, is ousted from his cushy position, he loses not… Read more

GHOSTS (Nick Broomfield, 2006)
“A valuably tactless, steady, clear-eyed look at the tragedy and cruelty of the new globalised serfdom.” - The Guardian In February 2004, 23 illegal Chinese immigrants were drowned while cockle … Read more

GHOSTS OF CITE SOLEIL (Asger Leth, 2006)
“There has never been anything quite like Asger Leth's film; it's amazing it even exists and that the director is still alive.” - Variety It is 2004. The Haitian slum of Cité Soleil is the most… Read more

Gift (Lee In-eui, 2006)
Lee Hyun-joo is top of her class, her only blemish in life is a persistent blocked nose. One morning, she is horrified when she expels a long worm-like creature from her nose. Free of the worm and he… Read more

GLOBAL HAYWIRE (Bruce Petty, 2006)
Written, directed and animated by Oscar-winning filmmaker and cartoonist Bruce Petty, Global Haywire is a documentary fable, threading live action and animation with stunning dynamism and originality… Read more

GLUE (Alexis Dos Santos, 2006)
What is a hormonal teen in the middle of small-town Patagonia to do? Informed by director Alexis Dos Santos' own youth, the energetic and sensual Glue represents the emergence of another exciting, … Read more

GRACE IS GONE (James C. Strouse, 2006)
“An eloquent metaphor for an American public unwilling or unable to come to terms with the wages of war.” - Variety Middle American husband and father Stanley Phillips (John Cusack) is a manager … Read more

GRBAVICA (Jasmila Zbanic, 2006)
Winner of the Golden Bear, Peace Film Award and Prize of the Ecumenical Jury at this year's Berlin Film Festival. ... Named after the neighbourhood adjacent to where the film's writer-director was ra… Read more

GREAT HAPPINESS SPACE - TALE OF AN OSAKA LOVE THIEF, THE (Jake Clennell, 2006)
In the nightlife districts of Osaka and Tokyo, a slightly different form of entertainment is taking place. In ‘host bars', charming young men laugh and flirt with women - and are paid handsomely fo… Read more

GREAT WORLD OF SOUND (Craig Zobel, 2006)
“Blessed with a witty script and a talented ensemble of little-known character actors, this (is a) low-key but enormously charming pic” - Scott Foundas, Variety. ... Odd couple Martin and Clarenc… Read more

GUCHA - DISTANT TRUMPET (Milic Dusan, 2006)
Prvi Igrani Film o Srpskoj Trupi (First movie about Serbian Trumpet) An ambitious young trumpeter, Romeo, falls in love with a freckled maiden, Juliana, whose father also happens to be a trumpeter. T… Read more

Guide Dog (Bill Plympton, 2006)
An enthusiastic but unqualified hound answers an advertisment for a guide dog and finds the challenge a lot more difficult than expected. A sequel to the Oscar nominated Guard Dog.---D/S Bill Plympyo… Read more

HALF MOON (Bahman Ghobadi, 2006)
“Rarely has gritty naturalism and visual poetry been married so stirringly as in Half Moon.” - Toronto Film Festival The fourth feature from venerated Kurdish filmmaker Bahman Ghobadi (A Time fo… Read more

HANA (Hirokazu Kore-eda, 2006)
A gentle samurai on a mission to take revenge on his father's death. To kill or not to kill - that is the question. Hirokazu Kore-eda's most recent release - and his first period film - is a decided… Read more

HANSEL AND GRETEL (Anne Wild, 2006)
A moody film version of the Brothers Grimm fairytale that stays completely faithful to the original. Generations of children have come to love this morality tale about a brother and sister abandoned… Read more

Hard To Swallow (Matt Kirkby, 2006)
Three thirty-something couples gather for a luncheon that has all the ingredients to be a recipe for disaster. Relationships are tested, multiple surprises are revealed and souls are laid bare. A del… Read more

HARDCORE CHAMBERMUSIC (Peter Liechti, 2006)
Swiss musicians Koch-Schütz-Studer turn a 30-day music marathon into a cinematic piece of chamber music. Their album, Hardcore Chambermusic, is a music publishing phenomena that has taken Switzerl… Read more

HEARTBREAK HOTEL (Colin Nutley, 2006)
'Till death us do part' could just as easily have been ‘til you reach 40. Proving that life begins at 40, Elisabeth and Gudrun are Sweden's answer to the heroines of Thelma and Louise - minus the … Read more

HEBREW LESSON, A (David Ofek, Ron Rotem, 2006)
“Israeli society through the foreigner's eyes.” - co-director David Ofek A melting pot of nationalities simmer away in a Hebrew language ulpan, a classroom traditionally used to help newcomers a… Read more

HERO'S JOURNEY, A (Grace Phan, 2006)
Xanana Gusmão is a living legend. This poet-guerilla led the 24-year war against Indonesian occupation of East Timor, seven of those years from a prison in Jakarta. While the word ‘hero' is … Read more

HIS BIG WHITE SELF (Nick Broomfield, 2006)
“I never thought in my worst nightmares that 14 years later I'd feel compelled to track down His Big White Self.” - filmmaker Nick Broomfield Nick Broomfield's 1991 documentary, The Leader, His … Read more

HONOR DE CAVALLERIA (Albert Serra, 2006)
The first film about Don Quixote made by flesh-and-blood Quixotes. The story of Don Quixote, the misguided knight who sets off in search of adventure (destination unknown), hovers over Honor de Cava… Read more

Horn OK Please (JOEL SIMON, 2006)
A day in the life of a Mumbai taxi driver and his struggle to save enough to upgrade to an air-conditioned model. The film's title comes from the phrase commonly painted on such vehicles in India. Wo… Read more

HOT HOUSE (Shimon Dotan, 2006)
A rare insight into the mind and motivations of Hamas. In the run-up to last year's Palestinian election, Romanian-born filmmaker Shimon Dotan gained access to four Israeli high security prisons, wh… Read more

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