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Films In 2008

ASHES OF TIME REDUX (Wong Kar Wai, 2008)
"The film is Mr Wong's most abstract endeavor, a bold excursion into the realm of pure cinema." - New York Times ... In ancient China, a vagabond swordsman earns his living by hiring others as assass… Read more

Attack of the Robots from Nebula 5, The- TELL ME ANOTHER STORY (Chema García Ibarra, 2008)
At 4.50 pm robots will attack Earth. Only one place will be safe - Pedro knows where, he just doesn't know when. ... --- D/S Chema García Ibarra P Chema García Ibarra, Leonor Díaz WS Chema García… Read more

AWAYDAYS (Pat Holden, 2008)
Friendship, football, fights and fashion. ... Adapted by acclaimed author Kevin Sampson from his own bestselling novel, Awaydays is set in the north-west of England in the post-punk 70s, an era that … Read more

À L'AVENTURE (Jean-Claude Brisseau, 2008)
The latest provocation from France's notorious master of the erotic. ... One of French cinema's most controversial modern filmmakers, Jean-Claude Brisseau (Secret Things, MIFF 03; The Exterminating A… Read more

BALIBO (M) (Robert Connolly, 2008)
A powerful thriller that applies a blowtorch to a dark chapter in Australian-Indonesian history. ... With this year marking the 10th anniversary of East Timor's independence, the MIFF Premiere Fund i… Read more

BALLAST (Lance Hammer, 2008)
"A thoroughly engrossing experience that attends to everyday life's small (and in a few cases, significant) moments." - Variety ... The lives of three African-Americans in the rural Mississippi Delta… Read more

BANK JOB, THE (Roger Donaldson, 2008)
"Chockablock with Cockney hardcases, bent coppers, kinky politicians, shadowy MI5 fixers, black radicals, a Soho sleaze merchant and a bevy of topless birds." - Eye Weekly ... Based loosely on the 19… Read more

BASTARDS, THE (Amat Escalante, 2008)
“Two boys, a house, an uncomfortable mise-en-scène and the weight of violence. In a word: masterpiece.” - Sitges Film Festival ... From one of the most original voices in new Mexican cinema, Ama… Read more

BASTARDY (Amiel Courtin-Wilson, 2008)
"Jack is one of the most important people in my life. He is f**king unstoppable and I love him deeply for it. This film is a gift to him." - filmmaker Amiel Courtin-Wilson ... Jack Charles is Bastard… Read more

BE LIKE OTHERS (Tanaz Eshaghian, 2008)
"Explaining why they want to have surgery, they would say, ‘I want to live like everybody else. I want to be like others. I'm not a weirdo... I'm not a homosexual. I'm not filthy.'" - filmmaker Tan… Read more

BEACHES OF AGNES, THE (Agnès Varda, 2008)
“If you opened people up, you would find landscapes. If you opened me up you would find beaches.” - Agnès Varda ... French auteur Agnès Varda (The Gleaners & I, MIFF 2001; Cléo de 5 à 7) take… Read more

Beirut (Michael Shamberg, 2008)
A meditation on icons - pop and otherwise - and what remains of them. A bricolage of scars, traces of repair. Iconic meditations on the other side of war.--- D Michael Shamberg P Isabelle Doyen, Ned … Read more

BIRDSONG (Albert Serra, 2008)
"Theatre of the absurd." - filmmaker Albert Serra ... With his debut feature Honor de Cavalleria (MIFF 07) - an experimental reworking of the Don Quixote story - Albert Serra proved himself a filmmak… Read more

BIRDWATCHERS (, 2008)
In Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil, the farmers lead a wealthy and leisurely existence. They own huge fields with transgenic plantations and they spend their nights with tourists who come bird watching. M… Read more

BLIND LOVES (Juraj Lehotsky, 2008)
Filmed in the half-lit homes of its four participants, Blind Loves looks at the anxieties of falling in love when you can't see. ... Imagine being unable to clink a celebratory glass of champagne, or… Read more

BLIND PIG WHO WANTS TO FLY, THE (Edwin, 2008)
A former badminton champion, a tormented young boy, a girl who eats firecrackers and a cheesy 80s pop song you can't get out of your head. ... Captivating in its array of characters and their circums… Read more

BLIP FESTIVAL: REFORMAT THE PLANET (Paul Owens, 2008)
"That goofy old Super Mario Bros jingle can be turned into one kick-ass techno tune in the right hands." - Cinematical ... Few people would consider an original Nintendo or Gameboy console as a music… Read more

BOB MARLEY: FREEDOM ROAD (Sonia Anderson, 2008)
"No one in rock and roll has left a musical legacy that matters more or one that matters in such fundamental ways." - Robert Palmer ... Mixing mysticism with politics in an inspired musical union, re… Read more

BOOGIE (Radu Muntean, 2008)
"Drinking, smoking and whoring ain't what they used to be." - Variety ... Happily settled with his wife Smaranda (Anamaria Marinca of 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days) and their 4-year-old son, 30-someth… Read more

BORIS RYZHY (Aliona van der Horst, 2008)
“Ugliness is beauty that cannot be contained within the soul.” - Boris Ryzhy ... Russian poet Boris Ryzhy was handsome, gifted and famous - so why did he take his own life? A quest for the answer… Read more

Boxer (Michael Latham, 2008)
A lone box sits in the middle of a warehouse. Its contents will change everything. ... --- D/S Michael Latham P Lester Francois WS VCA School of Film & Television TD digibeta/2008 ... Read more

BREATHLESS (Yang Ik-june, 2008)
“Arrestingly violent from the get-go.” - Screen International ... Dark, brutal and prone to uncontrollable rages, Song-hoon is someone you don't want to run into on the street. Making a living in… Read more

BRONSON (MA15+) (Nicolas Winding Refn, 2008)
A real-life story of a criminal reprobate that recalls the stylised excesses of Ken Russell and the psychological incision of Chopper. ... Evolving from a schoolyard bully to hardened criminal, Charl… Read more

BUICK RIVIERA (Goran Rusinovic, 2008)
Simmering enmities spark a fierce battle of wills in a wintry wasteland. ... Hasan is a Muslim who left Bosnia before the war. He now lives a life of ennui and private anxiety in bitterly cold North … Read more

BURMA VJ (Anders Østergaard, 2008)
“Who did they shoot?… A guy with a camera.” ... While those in the West might bemoan the falling standards of news media, the Burmese live in a world where journalism of any kind is illega… Read more

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