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Films In 2007

Shape, form, volume, timbre, tone, colour and light: No space is ever empty - spot the long-legged baby elephant. ... --- ... D/P Ben Pointeker WS Sixpack Film L No dialogue TD 35mm/col/ 2007/9mins ... ... ... Read more
Robert, his wife and his son work in a gas station open 24 hours a day. Though nobody ever comes by...Australian premiere. ... D/S Sébastien Aubanel P Frédéric Jouve TD DigiBeta/2007/18 mins ... Read more
"Taking the inevitable step to womanhood is a universal female experience... It's an age when seemingly trivial events have a huge importance." - filmmaker Marian Quinn ... The debut feature from actor-turned-writer-director Marian Quinn (sister of Aidan Quinn, also starring in this film) sees ... Read more
In four corners of the globe - in each of the four seasons - four outstanding violinists undergo an extraordinary journey through their homelands. The resonant and much-loved music of Vivaldi's The Four Seasons, along with the timeless stories of the artists, form the backbone of this celebration ... Read more
A multiple award-winner, including the highly prized Palme D'Or at this year's Cannes Film Festival. Set in the Soviet block during the final days of communism, this is a tale of friendship, love and gritty necessity. Otilia and Gabita are both students in Bucharest. Gabita is pregnant and, rather ... Read more
A woman journey's into the night and returns.---D/S Kasimir Burgess P Julia Ciccarone WS Kasimir Burgess TD video/col/2007/4mins ... Read more
"If ABBA could sing Hokkien, they might have auditioned for Royston Tan's 881." - Hollywood Reporter ... Set within the Singaporean song culture of getai - a series of exuberant concerts dominating the seventh month of the Chinese calendar - the latest offering from Royston Tan (4:30, MIFF 06) is a ... Read more
Get set for one hell of a night!---D Sean Byrne S Rob Beamish P Donna McCrum & Andy Canny WS Plus Films TD 35mm/col/2007/10mins ... ... ... Read more
The story of Baby Shoes and his passion for his girl Alex, the nymphomaniac who steals his zelophile heart. An irreverent and stylish romp through transgressive love. Australian premiere.---D/S Sean Conway P Samm Haillay TD DigiBeta/2007/16mins ... Read more
"Forgiveness is being aware of the suffering of others" - filmmaker Mia Hansen-Løve ... The feature debut from Mia Hansen-Løve (former critic for Cahiers du Cinéma and actress in the films of Olivier Assayas, Les Destinées Sentimentales and Late August, Early October) gives us a ... Read more
Sometimes, jail is the only place you can be free. ... In Russia, 15-year-olds convicted of criminal acts get sent to adult prisons; for anyone younger it's reform school. Alone in Four Walls takes us inside one such complex in rural Russia, packed to the rafters with 10- to 14-year-old boys ... Read more
A sensitive drama about a boy discovering a world made for adults, about injustice, not just between authorities and individuals, but also between father and son.--- ... D/S David Dusa P Vanessa Ciszewski, Mikolaj Pokromski, Elena Von Saucken, David Dusa WS Kinomaton München L French w/English ... Read more
Tehran, Iran, 1985. The Iran/Iraq war. A moving portrayal of what happens inside a bomb shelter. Australian premiere.---D/S Maryam Mohajer P/WS Royal College of Art L Farsi w/English subtitles TD digibeta/2007/6mins ... Read more
Graeme Base's classic best-selling book adapted for the screen - ‘where animals rule!' Twenty years after Animalia was first published, Melbourne author Graeme Base's magical world of walking and talking animals has finally leapt from the page into animation. The first three episodes of this ... Read more
An unknown virus has destroyed almost the entire human population. Oblivious to the true nature of the disease; the only remaining survivors escape to the sea. In great ships; they set off in search of uninhabited land. So begins the exodus; led by one man ... ... D/S Grzegorz Jokajtys P Marcin ... Read more
Gallic mischief-makers Asterix and Obelix once again take on the entire Roman Empire in their third live-action adventure. ... With the Olympic Games approaching, Brutus has hatched a plot to overthrow Julius Caesar, dominate the games and win the heart of beautiful Greek princess Irina. But Brutus ... Read more
God is on all sides, but not in Haditha. ... On 19 November 2005, US Marines retaliated to a bombing attack on one of their vehicles by massacring 24 Iraqi non-combatants - innocent men, women and children from the town of Haditha, where the bombing took place.Battle for Haditha takes a ... Read more
“Beaufort could be seen as a new version of All Quiet on the Western Front.” - Screen International The oppressive reality of war comes to the fore in this gripping tale of Israel's evacuation of Beaufort Castle, a fortress on a mountain in Southern Lebanon. Rather than deliver a political ... Read more
"Rarely has so much emotion and excitement been compressed into 90 minutes of screen time." - Screen International ... Ben suffers from Asperger's syndrome, a type of autism that prevents him from interacting socially with those around him. The victim of relentless bullying at his high school, his ... Read more
Hard to Swallow ... Short in size doesn't mean short in content… Once again, best BigPond MIFF shorts pulls out all stops to present a short film competition that proves the short is as mighty as the feature.With over 100 films drawn from more than 1000 entries from every point of the global ... Read more
Benjamin just wants to travel, but his mother has other plans. World premiere, Accelerator 08.---D/S/P Michelle Savill TD digibeta/2008/14mins ... Read more
“A circus should steer clear of politics.” Along the ancient Silk Road connecting China to Europe, the circus is a deeply rooted cultural phenomenon. In Uzbekistan, it is as alive today as it was in the days of Genghis Khan. This film focuses on two circus artists, Tarsun and Achat, whose ... Read more
WORLD PREMIERE ... You wouldn't know a cult if you joined one.What is Kenja? It is derided as a ‘secretive cult' in the media, its leader described as a ‘seedy conman' in parliament. For 25 years, Kenja has fought all the negativity the world could throw. But Kenja isn't going under.Last year ... Read more
A vivid and visually stunning film, Blind Mountain's pretty exterior encompasses a darker subject - the abduction and slave trafficking of women in rural China. Bai Xuemei is a young university graduate who, keen to help pay back the cost of her education to her father, takes a job selling medical ... Read more
A gritty, violent portrait of an Argentinean family at breaking point. ... On the streets of Buenos Aires a broken family finds itself clashing head-on over drugs and money. As one son dreams of returning home, the other plans his escape, and their father, caught in the middle, will be forced to ... Read more
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