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Films In 2008

GUEST OF CINDY SHERMAN (Tom Donahue, Paul Hasegawa-Overacker, 2008)
“Far too outlandish to be believable - except it's all true.” - Wired ... What happens when the sceptical outsider becomes romantically involved with the ultimate insider? For Paul H-O, the fly i… Read more

GUITAR, THE (Amy Redford, 2008)
“There is no tomorrow, all my tomorrows are yesterday.” ... Melody (Saffron Burrows) has been living an anaemic existence for a long time. With a thankless job and an equ… Read more

GUNNIN' FOR THAT #1 SPOT (Adam Yauch, 2008)
“The two-dozen high-school basketballers assembled in this stupefyingly enjoyable doc are the future Iron Men of the NBA.” - Time Out NY ... Rucker Park in Harlem looks no different to any other … Read more

Happy Country (Corrie Chen, 2008)
A Chinese couple trying hard to be ‘Australian' set off for Sydney and discover that distance is not confined to the landscape. ... --- D/S Corrie Chen P Miranda Worthington WS VCA School of Film &… Read more

Hawker (Dustin Feneley, 2008)
Local actor Syd Brisbane stars in this atmospheric portrait of a travelling salesman. Feneley's short Snow screened at MIFF 06 and was part of Cinefondation Cannes in the same year. World premiere --… Read more

Haze (Anthony Chen, 2008)
Escaping the heat, humidity and haze outside, two teenagers stay indoors and play out an innocent love affair. Screened at Berlin Film Festival, Australian premiere --- D/S Anthony Chen P Felicia Tan… Read more

HEART (Rhys Graham (SKIN), Amy Gebhardt (HEART), Natasha , 2008)
When artist Jacqui Stockdale embarks on a portrait of her long time muse Rose, we witness the changing nature of love within the creative process. --- D Amy Gebhhardt P Tony Ayres, Michael McMahon TD… Read more

Heartbreak Motel (Aaron McLoughlin, 2008)
Some people will pay for anything, and at Heartbreak Motel everything is on offer. Stars local comedian Darren Casey. World premiere --- D/P/S Aaron McLoughlin TD digibeta/2007/7mins ... Read more

Heaven For Insanity- BETWEEN THE WALLS (Dria Soetomo, Leonard Retel Helmrich, 2008)
An Indonesian institution for the ‘mentally disturbed' is a distressing world of squalor, screams and an unexpected cure. ... Not in competition ... --- D/S Dria Soetomo, Leonard Retel Helmrich P O… Read more

HEIDI FLEISS: THE WOULD-BE MADAM OF CRYSTAL (Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato, 2008)
“Heidi Fleiss is kind of synonymous with sex and money and that's the big deal. But really, I'm just your average convicted felon." - Heidi Fleiss ... Celebrity has-beens are a dime a dozen, but He… Read more

HIGHER FORCE, THE (Olaf de Fleur, 2008)
Deadpan slacker absurdity meets mobster high jinks - plus a little kung fu - in this Icelandic comedy from Olaf de Fleur Johannesson. ... Lightweight debt collector David is on the lowest rung on the… Read more

HOME (Ursula Meier, 2008)
“A road movie in reverse.” - filmmaker Ursula Meier ... Starring one of France's finest actresses, Isabelle Huppert, in a brilliantly modulated performance, Ursula Meier makes an ambitious filmma… Read more

HOME MOVIE (Christopher Denham, 2008)
“This is the kind of slow burn, believable descent from childhood into insanity that Rob Zombie wished he had captured in his Halloween remake.” - Dread Central ... Actor Christopher Denham (Char… Read more

Home.Movie- BETWEEN THE WALLS (Martin Bruch, Reinhilde Condin, 2008)
A wheelchair-mounted camera explores the unexpected perspective and intriguing modifications of a man's flat/amusement park/world. ... --- D/P/S Martin Bruch, Reinhilde Condin WS SixPackFilm TD 35mm/… Read more

HORSEMAN, THE (Steven Kastrissios, 2008)
An act unforgiven. A father lost in grief - and driven to vengeance. ... "The Horseman is a balls to the wall, edgy thriller. Think Get Carter in 'Stubbies' crossed with Tarantino." - Greg McLean (di… Read more

HUNGER (Steve McQueen, 2008)
The body is the last resource for protest. ... In 1981 Bobby Sands, an Irish Republican, starved himself to death as a protest against the British government. He died painfully and - in the eyes of t… Read more

I NEED THAT RECORD! THE DEATH (OR POSSIBLE SURVIVAL) OF THE INDEPENDENT RECORD STORE (Brendan Toller, 2008)
“Who wants to live in a world where the same strip mall is in every town and city, where everyone who helps you is in a stupid blue uniform?” - filmmaker Brendan Toller ... With wry humour and DI… Read more

I THINK WE'RE ALONE NOW (Sean Donnelly, 2008)
“I might ask for a fingernail or a toenail or a lock of hair or a scab or skin from a blister or something, I could ask for that.” ... Propelled to number 1 on the Billboard charts in 1988, teen-… Read more

IDIOTS AND ANGELS (Bill Plympton, 2008)
Festival favourite and dependably inventive animator Bill Plympton (Mutant Aliens, MIFF 2002) has produced a neat and nasty moral opus. ... In a bleak urban world of cars, bars and burbs, a cruel and… Read more

IN BRUGES (Martin McDonagh, 2008)
“Just when you think you've seen every possible variation on the hit-man genre, Irish playwright Martin McDonagh… has fashioned an audacious combination of Old World grace and modern ultravi… Read more

In Conversation with Michael Nyman (, 2008)
MIFF programmer Nick Moore talks with minimalist composer Michael Nyman, who has written the scores for dozens of films including The Piano, The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover and The Draughts… Read more

In Conversation with Morgan Spurlock (Morgan Spurlock, 2008)
“If I've learned anything from big budget action movies it's that complicated global problems are best solved by one lonely guy.” ... Join the charismatic documentary filmmaker, Morgan Sp… Read more

IN MY FATHER'S COUNTRY (Tom Murray, 2008)
It is happening now: in our country. ... Shot by Dutch cinematographer Leonard Retel Helmrich, known for his innovative camera techniques, this documentary is one of the most exquisitely crafted piec… Read more

IN THE LOOP (Armando Iannucci, 2008)
The Office meets Yes Minister and Monty Python dosed up on speed in this hilarious take on political machinations and backroom deal making. ... The bumbling political road to the Iraq war on both sid… Read more

In The Round- DRAW ME A STORY (Ana Tiquia, 2008)
A Kafkaesque nightmare of never-ending exits envelopes a woman as she tries to leave her flat. ... --- D/S Ana Tiquia P Paul Fletcher, Robert Stephenson WS VCA School of Film & Television TD betacams… Read more

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