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Films In 2008

EDEN LAKE (James Watkins, 2008)
“A gruelling, grimly effective British chiller.” - Screen International ... The directorial debut of My Little Eye screenwriter James Watkins, Eden Lake sees a middle-class couple's idyllic weeke… Read more

EMBODIMENT OF EVIL (José Mojica Marins, 2008)
“Trash horror cinema to the max.” - Variety ... Renowned for the personification of Brazil's most famous horror icon, the evil undertaker ‘Coffin Joe', filmmaker José Mojica Marins rounds off … Read more

EMPTY NEST (Daniel Burman, 2008)
“There's something of late period Woody Allen about Empty Nest's combination of tricksy plot structure, writerly self-consciousness and intelligent romantic comedy with a bitter edge.” - Screen I… Read more

ETERNITY MAN, THE (Julien Temple, 2008)
Julian Temple (The Filth and the Fury) collaborated with composer Johnathan Mills and poet Dorothy Porter to create this operatic portrait of Sydney icon Arthur Stace, an ex-alcoholic who spent 40 ye… Read more

EXAMINED LIFE (Astra Taylor, 2008)
“The unexamined life is not worth living.” - Socrates ... Taking her cue from Socrates's famous quote, documentary filmmaker Astra Taylor follows up her last philosophical film adventure, Zizek! … Read more

FADOS (Carlos Saura, 2008)
Encounter the music from Portugal that is conquering the world. ... Fado, the Portugese national song of passion, sorrow and remembrance born from the slums of 19th-century Lisbon, is the subject of … Read more

False Aging (Lewis Klahr, 2008)
Lewis Klahr applies Barthe's dictum that ‘camera's are clocks for seeing' in this slippery, sad pop elegy about having lived. ... --- D/P Lewis Klahr WS Lewis Klahr TD digibeta/2008 ... Read more

Family Man (Hugh Sullivan, 2008)
Tod Tasker wakes from a drunken binge and realizes he has missed his daughter's birthday. A humorous celebration of dysfunctional parenting, and the love that it sometimes belies. World premiere. ---… Read more

Father (Sebastian Danta, 2008)
A boy struggles to understand his strange, silent father - an immigrant who has become an emotional refugee in his own home. Narrated by Joel Edgerton. Australian premiere ---D/S Sebastian Danta P Sa… Read more

Film From My Parish - 6 Farms., A (Tony Donoghue, 2008)
With brogues so thick they need subtitles, farmers of the old country recount the days gone by. ... --- D/S Tony Donoghue P Janet Grainger WS Network Ireland Television TD digibeta/2008 ... Read more

FILMPHOBIA (Kiko Goifman, 2008)
“Just like time, death, violence, space, faith and sex, fear is one of the great themes of philosophical, scientific and artistic investigation.” - Kiko Goifman ... A man enters a cage filled wit… Read more

FLAME & CITRON (Ole Christian Madsen, 2008)
“It's a taut, complex thriller, but beware: in Flame & Citron, truth is far bleaker than fiction.” - Independent ... Copenhagen 1944. As the war winds down, it seems the Nazi regime's days are nu… Read more

FLicKeR (Nik Sheehan, 2008)
“Art doesn't stop when you close your eyes.” ... Living at the psychedelic epicenter of the 60s Beat counter culture, Brion Gysin was a poet, artist, calligrapher and mystic. He introduced Willia… Read more

FOOD, INC. (Robert Kenner, 2008)
"Does for the supermarket what Jaws did for the beach." - Variety ... Robert Kenner unravels the spinning of a pastoral lie, where agrarian fantasies presented on product packaging, like docile cows … Read more

Four (Erin White, 2008)
Free love, friendship, family and fondue. World premiere ---D/S Erin White P Zyra McAuliffe TD digibeta/2008/18mins ... Read more

Freeway (David Rozetsky, 2008)
A dramatic visual interpretation of poetry by Elizabeth Campbell, produced by the Australian Poetry Centre. ... Not in competition ... --- D David Rozetsky P Teresa Bell S Elizabeth Campbell WS Austr… Read more

FRONTIER OF DAWN (Philippe Garrel, 2008)
“The director paints a contemporary yet timeless world in which the intensity of human feelings is the main distraction.” - Screen International ... On assignment, professional photographer Fran&… Read more

FROZEN RIVER (Courtney Hunt, 2008)
What would you risk for your family? ... When her husband vanishes after gambling away the family savings, Ray (Melissa Leo, 21 Grams) is left struggling to care for her boys and make ends meet. Lure… Read more

FUJIAN BLUE (Robin Shouing Weng, 2008)
“A headlong dive into the company of reckless Chinese youths.” - Variety ... In the gritty hub that is China's Fujian province, human cargo, illegal emigration and blackmail are part of everyday … Read more

Funk, The (Cris Jones, 2008)
Jack wakes up one day to find himself plagued by a funk, a mysterious force that sucks the life right out of him. (Not in comp). --- D/S Cris Jones P Melanie Coombs TD Animation DigiBeta/2008/7mins ... Read more

GACHI BOY - WRESTLING WITH A MEMORY (Norihiro Koizumi , 2008)
Overflowing with raucous humour, heart and guts, Gachi Boy is about putting tragedy in a headlock and not letting it define you. ... When undergrad law student Ryoichi joins a university pro-wrestlin… Read more

GLASS: A PORTRAIT OF PHILIP IN TWELVE PARTS (Scott Hicks, 2008)
“I've been called a minimalist composer for more than 30 years, and while I've never really agreed with the description, I've gotten used to it.” - Philip Glass ... In the year of his 70th birthd… Read more

GOMORRAH (Matteo Garrone, 2008)
Winner of the Grand Prix at this year's Cannes Film Festival. ... A sprawling and intensely involving memoir of contemporary life under the shadow of the mafia, Gomorrah is based on a best-selling bo… Read more

Good Night (Valéry Rosier, 2008)
With monthly custody of his kids, Phillipe has a secret he's not telling them; tonight they won't be sleeping at his place. ... --- D/S Valéry Rosier P Isabelle Mathy, Denis Delcampe WS Unifrance L … Read more

Ground Beneath, The (Rene Hernandez, 2008)
Kaden's encounters with friends and enemies propel him on a journey of self-discovery. An affecting meditation on the power of trust from MIFF shorts winner Rene Hernandez. World premiere. ... D/S Re… Read more

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