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Films In 2009

ART & COPY (, 2009)
ART & COPY reveals the stories behind and the personal odysseys of some of the most influential advertising visionaries of our time and their campaigns, including Lee Clow (Apple Computer 1984, and t… Read more

AU REVOIR TAIPEI (Arvin Chen, 2009)
“A perky urban dramedy that makes one smile from ear to ear.” - Hollywood Reporter ... Filmmaker Arvin Chen combines a colourful visual aesthetic and a hilarious ensemble of urban characters in t… Read more

Autumn Man (Jonas Selberg Augustsén, 2009)
Absurd humour amongst the changing of the seasons as two jinxed, soulless desperadoes try anything for a free cup of coffee. ... --- ... D/S Jonas Selberg Augustsén P Freddy Olsson WS Swedish Film I… Read more

Away We Go (, 2009)
Academy Award winning director Sam Mendes (American Beauty) brings us this hilarious and heartfelt story of a young couple embarking on the most exciting, frightening, strange, and wonderful journey … Read more

Bad Language (Viron Papadopoulos, 2009)
A little bit of gambling, a place to hide from the wife, good coffee and a lot of Greek. If you don't speak it, you're in trouble. ... --- ... D/P/S Viron Papadopoulos WS Plexus Films L English, Gree… Read more

BANANAS!* (Fredrik Gertten, 2009)
“A front-row seat to a landmark Erin Brockovich-style trial.” - Variety ... Following a historic first court case in the Los Angeles Superior Court and ending with a verdict still under appeal, B… Read more

BEESWAX (Andrew Bujalski, 2009)
“[Filmmaker] Bujalski is both a neo-hipster Woody Allen and a Rohmer-like romantic.” - Cinema Scope ... Twin sisters in Austin, Texas, fumble their way through the vicissitudes of modern life and… Read more

BEETLE QUEEN CONQUERS TOKYO (Jessica Oreck, 2009)
“It's as though Sofia Coppola had scrapped Lost in Translation midway through to focus instead on elephant beetles.” - Austin Chronicle ... The ineffable mystery of Japan's age-old love affair wi… Read more

BETWEEN TWO WORLDS (Vimukthi Jayasundara, 2009)
“The forces of history, of the past, the forces of nature… the forces of cinema, all come to a clash and to explode.” - filmmaker Vimukthi Jayasundara ... Rajith falls from the sky to find … Read more

BIG RIVER MAN (M) (John Maringouin, 2009)
“A close cousin to Werner Herzog's wilder non-fiction tales.” - Variety ... Martin Strel is an endurance swimmer who has swum the Mississippi, the Danube and the Yangtze rivers - and now the fift… Read more

Birth- DRAW ME A STORY (Signe Baumane, 2009)
They aren't found in cabbage patches and they have nothing to do with storks; the truth is much scarier. ... --- D/S Signe Baumane P Pierre Poire WS Signe Baumane TD 35mm/2009 ... Read more

BLACK BUS (Anat Zuria, 2009)
To the Ultra-Orthodox Haredim, segregation is for your own safety. ... Over the last decade the number of prohibitions for the women followers of Ultra-Orthodox Judaism (known as Haredi) have increas… Read more

BLACK DYNAMITE (Scott Sanders, 2009)
Strap yourself in for a jacked-up, smack-down thrill ride, in this pitch-perfect tongue-in-cheek ode to the Blaxploitation movies of the 70s. ... ‘The Man' has been busy increasing his stranglehold… Read more

BLANK CITY (Celine Danhier, 2009)
Due to circumstances beyond MIFF's control, BLANK CITY will no longer screen at the festival. Patrons have the option to swap this session for another session at this timeslot or to attend the replac… Read more

BLESSED (MA15+) (Ana Kokkinos, 2009)
A haunting and evocative tale about mothers and children, about being lost and finding your way home. ... Seven children from five different families wander the streets in an urban odyssey through a … Read more

BLIND COMPANY (Alkinos Tsilimidos, 2009)
Two's a crowd. ... Geoff Brewster is seeing out his final days at the family's isolated coastal shack - walking the beach and leaving tape-recorded confessions for his estranged wife. But when his Po… Read more

BLUEBEARD (Catherine Breillat, 2009)
“This quietly surreal Freudian fable is an elegant exercise of style with a sly humorous undertow.” - Screen International ... Recalling her own childhood antics, contentious French auteur Cather… Read more

BORDER (Harutyun Khachtryan, 2009)
This wordless wonder examines life in the wake of the Armenian-Azerbaijan conflict, as seen through the eyes of a stray buffalo. ... In this poetic drama, given framework by the passing seasons, film… Read more

BRAN NUE DAE (Rachel Perkins, 2009)
An energetic, star-studded musical road trip about finding where you belong. ... Filmed in the desert-scapes of Western Australia's Broome, this exuberant musical road movie - studded with stars of s… Read more

Brave Donkey (Gaysorn Thavat, 2009)
An act of vengeance presents an opportunity for courage, but no matter how brave the donkey is, he's still an ass. ... --- D Gaysorn Thavat P Nikki Walker S Gregory King WS NZ Film Commission TD 35mm… Read more

BRENDAN AND THE SECRET OF KELLS (Tomm Moore, Nora Twomey, 2009)
“Visually ravishing and doused in Celtic magic.” - Screen International ... Brought to life through vivid hand-drawn animation, Brendan and the Secret of Kells takes its inspiration from one of t… Read more

BROTHERHOOD (Nicolo Donato, 2009)
More than just a gay neo-Nazi film. ... Violent and affectionate, brutal and touching, Nicolo Donato's feature debut is a tale that delves into the dichotomy of homosexuality within the ranks of skin… Read more

Bruce (Tom Judd, 2009)
Advances in open-source synthetic biology allow a young man to grow his very own familiar-looking action hero. ... --- ... D/S Tom Judd P Animation Staff - Royal College of Art TD digibeta/2009 ... … Read more

BURNING DOWN THE HOUSE: THE STORY OF CBGB (Mandy Stein, 2009)
“Everything was dead. There were no clubs, there was nothing. But there was CBGB's.” - Tommy Ramone ... Filmmaker Mandy Stein virtually grew up in New York's CBGB, the notorious venue that became… Read more

Careful With That Powertool- TELL ME ANOTHER STORY (Jason Stutter, 2009)
A boy, bare feet and a nail gun. The high-powered sequel to 2008's Careful With That Axe. ... --- D/S Jason Stutter P Jason Stutter, Sue Rogers WS NZ Film Commission TD 35mm or Digital Betacam /2009 ... Read more

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