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Films In 2010

The remaining features of an empty shop are choreographed to make a kaleidoscopic light film. Depth and scale constantly shift, and the camera mixes colours blindly as exposures multiply. ... Not in competition. ... D/P Sophie Michael L no dialogue TD 16mm/2010 ... Read more
A glimpse inside the Nazi propaganda machine provides a revealing meditation on the construction of history. ... This is a story about the longest film made by the Nazi propaganda unit on the Warsaw ghetto. In a thorough piece of historical film research, director Yael Hersonski has assembled a ... Read more
Eccentric and disquieting, this film follows two cynical and worldly young Europeans (played by the film's directors) who travel to Latin America seeking pure exotic sensuality in the third world. Unprepared for and gradually disenchanted with their metaphorical journey, their jungle encounter with ... Read more
Filmmaker Hans Petter Moland teams up with actor Stellan Skarsgard for the third time (Zero Kelvin and Aberdeen) with this minimalist crime-comedy. ... The large and lumbering Ulrik (Skarsgard) is the kind of guy who just wants to get along with everyone. Just released from a 12-year prison stint ... Read more
"A bracingly fast-paced, broad-brush allegorical satire of 1990s Russia as a near-lawless dystopia of greedy immorality." - Hollywood Reporter ... Once a Soviet war hero, 'The Major' now spends his days quietly in a St. Petersburg boiler room, shovelling coal and working on his novel. But coal ... Read more
Famous for being 21/2 metres tall, Väinö Myllyrinne toured the world. Now represented as a life-sized puppet, his fame and travels continue. ... Director Jani Peltonen is a guest of the Festival. ... D/S Jani Peltonen P Sami Jahnukainen WS Mouka Filmi L Finnish, Italian w/English subtitles TD ... Read more
"Wholly succeeds as an infectious look at one soldier of cinema losing his battle, but living to fight another day." - indieWIRE ... A Useful Life chronicles the demise of a small independent cinema in Montevideo, Uruguay, through the mournful eyes of middle-aged film programmer Jorge. Facing the ... Read more
A story of joy, laughter, hope and generosity. And football. ... When Fabrice, a young Rwandan with dreams of being a football star, is given the chance to audition for the 2010 World Cup, he sets off on a ramshackle journey across Africa, his self-appointed 'manager' Dudu and his sister Beatrice ... Read more
A traveller and a strange young boy meet on a Texas road. A film by Candy author Luke Davies, starring Andrew Garfield (The Social Network). ... D/S Luke Davies P Sara Cline TD betacam sp/2010 ... Read more
Tarnation director Jonathan Caouette delivers an eerie and surreal fusion of video art, suburban gothic and monster movie. Featuring Chloë Sevigny. ... D/S Jonathan Caouette P Tarnation Films/Phi Films WS Danny Lennon TD digibeta/2010 ... Read more
Alone in a foreign country Amadi knows that a person's face can never tell their full story - but his heartbreak and that of his neighbour may be more similar than he realises. ... --- ... D/S Zia Mandviwalla P Owen Hughes WS NZ Film Commission L English, Rwandan w/English subtitles TD 35mm/2010 ... Read more
“A story of art-making and mental illness and the sometimes thin line between both.” - Variety ... The haunting account of the life and times of performer and monologist Spalding Gray, leading up to his death in 2004, And Everything is Going Fine represents the first documentary outing from ... Read more
"Sundance can boast of another discovery... science fiction at its best." - Hollywood Reporter ... On the night that a duplicate Earth is discovered in our solar system, astrophysics student Rhoda drives into an oncoming car, killing a mother and child and leaving the father in a coma. When she's ... Read more
“Opens up deep historical wounds and generational traumas created by China's civil war, but does not press on them, exploring instead more universal human dilemmas.” - Hollywood Reporter ... Like thousands of Nationalists, Liu retreated to Taiwan when the Communists marched across China in ... Read more
"Moving, complex and brutal... an outstanding film about men at war." - Empire ... In forward operating base Armadillo, a posting of young Danish soldiers are on campaign against the Taliban. Gaining incredible access, director Janus Metz chronicles six months of their everyday lives in ... Read more
Eat, pray, whatever. ... Idling through her forties, Ellen's life is about to hit the brakes. Losing her job, partner and mind all in the same week, she embarks on a bizarre anti-journey of self-discovery that finds her wandering through endless hotel-room corridors, living in squalor with ... Read more
Slow motion and an extended long take are used to make the ritualised dynamics of a high school formal increasingly sinister and disturbing. ... D/S Andrew Kavanagh P Ramona Telecican WS VCA School of Film & Television L no dialogue TD HD Cam/2010 ... Read more
The events of a day in the country lead a young man to follow his own path. ... D/S Nathan Lewis P Colin John Elphick L no dialogue TD digibeta/2010 ... Read more
Sex, death and nature documentaries. ... Marina, a 23-year-old sexual innocent and general misanthrope, is both intrigued and repelled by the idea of physical intimacy. While helping her philosophical father prepare for his imminent death, she finds herself awkwardly beginning her first sexual ... Read more
A stop-motion animated sitcom about a slacker named Jesus, his father God and his babysitter Satan, a recovering alcoholic. Special cameo by Richard Dawkins. ... Michael Greaney is a guest of the Festival. ... D/P/S Michael Greaney TD digibeta/2010 ... Read more
An elegant animation that shows that for the dogs of Constantinople, 1910 was a very bad year. Winner of the Palme d'Or at Cannes. ... --- ... D Serge Avédikian P Ron Dyens, Aurélia Prévieu S Serge Avédikian, Karine Mazloumian WS Sacrebleu Productions L French w/English ... Read more
"A tender, funny-sad journey into the messiness that is love." - Hollywood Reporter ... At 75 years old, Hal (Christopher Plummer) is only recently out of the closet, dying of cancer, and determined to finally be faithful to himself. Sad-eyed Oliver (Ewan McGregor) is his son, confused by but ... Read more
Blind and deformed from radiation poisoning, Berik spends his days alone at home - that is until 11-year-old Adil comes knocking. ... --- ... D/S Daniel Joseph Borgman P Katja Adomeit WS Zentropa L Russian, Kazakh w/English subtitles TD 35mm/2010 ... --- ... D/S Daniel Joseph Borgman P Katja ... Read more
"Such a powerful drama, so grittily and convincingly carried by its faultless cast." - Screen Daily ... Acclaimed Swedish actress Pernilla August makes her debut behind the camera with this tense drama that charts the lasting effects felt by children raised in troubled households. ... Living ... Read more
"A heat-soaked panorama of human desires." - Screen International ... It is a stifling Hanoi summer and the unexpected return of six year-old Bi's dying grandfather has an unsettling influence on an already fragmented family. While his father finds solace in booze and the affections of his ... Read more
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