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Films In 2010

Tokyo - Ebisu (Tomonari Nishikawa, 2010)
In-camera visual effects create a series of composite images to represent the view from ten platforms along the busy Yamanote train line in Japan. ... D/P Tomonari Nishikawa L no dialogue TD 16mm/2010 Read more

TOMORROW WILL BE BETTER (Dorota K dzierzawska, 2010)
Acclaimed Polish writer-director Dorota Kędzierzawska (Time to Die, MIFF 2008) presents a quiet, humble film about the indignities of childhood and the persistence of hope. ... Petya, Vasya and Lyap… Read more

TOO MUCH PUSSY (Emilie Jouvet, 2010)
A documentary, a road movie and an explicit feature. ... Activists, artists, writers, musicians, sex workers and porn stars of various sexual (dis)orientations and gender expressions - they are the i… Read more

TOP FLOOR LEFT WING (Angelo Cianci, 2010)
Five kilos of cocaine, an Algerian father with a shadowy past and an Islamophobic bailiff collide on 11 September 2011. ... When foul-tempered civil servant François (the charismatic Hippolyte… Read more

Tremblay en France (Vincent Vizioz, 2010)
A stubborn Scotsman with limited French sets off on a mission in Paris. Stars Jamie Sives from Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself (MIFF 2003) and television's Game of Thrones. ... D Vincent Vizioz P Marie … Read more

TROUBADOURS (Morgan Neville, 2010)
A documentary love letter to the LA singer-songwriter scene of the early 70s that took the world by storm. ... As the heady days of 60s political folk started to decline, LA found itself home to the … Read more

Trypps #7 (Badlands) (Ben Russell, 2010)
A young woman's psychedelic experience in Badlands National Park forms the basis of Ben Russell's (MIFF 2008, 2010) exploration of cinema and transcendence. ... D/P Ben Russell L no dialogue TD HD CA… Read more

TUESDAY, AFTER CHRISTMAS (Radu Muntean, 2010)
"A further example of Romanian virtuosity." - Village Voice ... After ten years of marriage, Paul juggles the easy familiarity of his wife and child with the playful passions of his mistress. But a c… Read more

UNCLE BOONMEE WHO CAN RECALL HIS PAST LIVES (, 2010)
“More than my other films, Uncle Boonmee is very much about cinema, that's also why it's personal. If you care to look, each reel of the film has a different style - acting style, lighting style, o… Read more

UNDER THE HAWTHORN TREE (Zhang Yimou, 2010)
Veteran director Zhang Yimou (Raise the Red Lantern, Not One Less) brings us a story of youthful passion amid the turmoil of the Cultural Revolution of 1970s China. ... With her father a political pr… Read more

UNINHABITED (Bill Bennett, 2010)
Their dream holiday became their worst nightmare. ... For Beth and Harry, the perfect romantic escape means doing something different, and going somewhere that's remote, secluded and completely uninh… Read more

Via Gori (George Barbakadze, 2010)
As Russian planes begin to bomb Georgia, a Russian woman and her daughter board a bus to escape - but will they be discovered? ... --- ... D/S George Barbakadze P Scott Gustetter, Lazaro Hernandez L … Read more

VIVA RIVA! (Djo Munga, 2010)
Violent, kinetic and sexy, crime thriller Viva Riva! stares down the barrel of Kinshasa's savage criminal underworld, shattering staid preconceptions of African filmmaking. ... Cocky small-time gangs… Read more

WAKING SLEEPING BEAUTY (Don Hahn, 2010)
“One of the best comeback stories in show business history.” - LA Times ... From 1984 to 1994, a group of ambitious young animators - including the likes of Tim Burton and John Lasseter - came to… Read more

WASTED YOUTH (Argyris Papadimitropoulos, Jan Vogel, 2010)
"Energetic and exciting... a fascinating portrait of 'wasted youth' of all ages." - Screen International ... In a modern Athens ravaged by the exploding financial crisis, teenager Haris is just happy… Read more

WELCOME TO THE RILEYS (Jake Scott, 2010)
Jake Scott - son of Ridley Scott (Alien), nephew of Tony (True Romance) - propagates the family filmmaking gene with this new take on the chivalry-for-the-destitute theme. ... Doug (James Gandolfini)… Read more

When the Wind Changes (Alethea Jones, 2010)
When Lake Denial dries up and bogan mates Jack, Kevin and Blandy are caught up in a supernatural incident, just getting by becomes a struggle. ... --- D Alethea Jones P Richard Davies, Veeran Naran S… Read more

WHORES' GLORY (Michael Glawogger, 2010)
“Everyone believes they know something about prostitution, particularly when he or she has never been to a brothel.” - Michael Glawogger ... Director Michael Glawogger takes us on a global tour o… Read more

WILD TARGET (Jonathan Lynn, 2010)
A black comedy that proves surviving your friends can sometimes be as hard as surviving your enemies. ... When professional hit-man Victor (Bill Nighy) has a change of heart, he ends up saving kooky … Read more

WINTER VACATION (Li Hongqi, 2010)
"Already a poet and novelist, Li Hongqi is also a talented filmmaker, here managing to dot an ultra-minimalist slice of life with speckles of wry deadpan humour." - Time Out London ... The monotony o… Read more

YOU ARE HERE (Daniel Cockburn, 2010)
"[You Are Here] offers a series of episodes that slide over one another like a palimpsest... That tingle in your frontal lobe means that it's working." - Cinema Scope ... When a reclusive woman (the … Read more

ZEBRAMAN 2: ATTACK ON ZEBRA CITY (Takashi Miike, 2010)
"A serious dash of Miike weirdness... One of the most memorable closing shots ever." - Twitch Film ... In 2004, MIFF favourite Takashi Miike (see 13 Assassins, also in this year's program) directed a… Read more

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