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Films In 2010

"Denis Côté has long since staked out his territory as Canada's most adventurous auteur." - Eye Weekly ... Winning the Best Director prize at Locarno, Curling is an offbeat and eccentric comedy with distinctly morbid leanings. ... Friendless Jean-François scrapes by doing odd jobs at a ... Read more
The fulldome movie CymaSonics - Matrix Optimizer 1.0.1 was produced as a first audio-visual demonstration of some of the most elementary immersive audio-animation possibilities of an allopspherical sound technology we call CymaSonics. It uses the principicles of Cymatics in advance on spatial ... Read more
The awkwardness of adolescence is put on show - literally - as a teen dance troupe prepares to stage a confrontingly physical production. ... Raging hormones add an electric charge to a classic dance piece in Dancing Dreams - a documentary following a group of German teenage dancers as they grapple ... Read more
Sadness and alienation fill a young poet's heart, but is there another who may give him hope? ... --- ... D/S Marek Skrobecki P Luc Toutounghi, Zbigniew Zmudzki WS SE-MA-FOR L no dialogue TD 35mm/2010 ... --- ... D/S Marek Skrobecki P Luc Toutounghi, Zbigniew Zmudzki WS SE-MA-FOR L no dialogue TD ... Read more
Just because he's a bad guy doesn't mean he's a bad guy. ... Having to suffer the indignity of being the world's number two supervillain is gruelling enough for Gru - a sinister, nasty stick-in-the-mud who's planning on stealing the moon - but when he inherits an orphaned group of girls who want ... Read more
What would the apocalypse look like? ... Home to the US automobile industry, Detroit was once the gleaming hub of America's industrial engine. But as the economy disintegrates, Detroit has become the symbol of the collapse of the American Dream. The city lies in ruins. Empty factories and abandoned ... Read more
Spiralling property prices push a woman over the edge, in this blood-spattered black comedy. ... An aspiring yuppie wants to forget her impoverished childhood and secure the home of her dreams. After suffering one hurdle too many, this seemingly placid young lady hits her breaking point ... Read more
'It could be easier to ask what isn't Dreamland about. But I think the answer would still be the same. Everything and nothing, all at the same time.' - filmmaker Ivan Sen ... Set somewhere on the Extraterrestial Highway, just outside of the infamous Area 51, Dan Freeman, UFO hunter, searches for ... Read more
Drive is a film about lethal combinations. A documentary project conceived by community organisation Big hART, it goes behind the official advertising campaigns to produce a highly personal and cinematic look at the connections between young Tasmanian men, fast cars, booze and drugs. The truth ... Read more
“It is smart and sexy and thrilling and shocking.” - Twitch ... Based on the best-selling book (the first in a trilogy) by practising Swedish defence lawyer Jens Lapidus, this tautly directed crime thriller criss-crosses between the lives of three very different characters. Penniless but ... Read more
A mouthwatering taste of the preparation that went into one of the most imaginative menus in the world. ... Each year over two million people tried to book a table at El Bulli - only a select few ever got one. The coastal Spanish restaurant was a Mecca to food buffs; one which closed every year for ... Read more
Meredith suffers a serious affliction - Elephantiasis: being showered with elephant-themed gifts on any occasion. It's a pity she hates elephants. ... --- ... D Sophie Hyde P Bryan Mason, Sophie Hyde S Danielle Wood TD HDCAM/2010 ... --- ... D Sophie Hyde P Bryan Mason, Sophie Hyde S Danielle Wood ... Read more
Explosive, political and unforgiving, The Enemy Within breaks new ground and box office records in Brazilian cinema. ... On the heels of his award-winning Elite Squad, filmmaker José Padilha (Bus 174, Garapa) follows up with what proved to be the most successful film in Brazilian history - Elite ... Read more
"A remarkable debut, a post-apocalyptic, existential quasi-monster movie on a shoestring budget, it recalls the darker works of Cormac McCarthy with an added supernatural tinge." - Cinephile ... After picking up a man in a baseball cap, heavily pregnant Soon-young and her taxi driver realise ... Read more
A rhythmic sound and image montage of a space shuttle launch, giving the audience the sensation of flight. New film from MIFF regular Johann Lurf. ... D/P/S Johann Lurf WS SixPackFilm L No dialogue TD digibeta/2010 ... Read more
"Intriguing and disturbing, made with tremendous confidence and conviction." - Guardian ... Vincent Gallo stars as an unnamed Taliban soldier, captured and flown to a mysterious eastern European country for interrogation. A quirk of fate sees him escape, but he grows increasingly desperate as his ... Read more
Winner of a Tiger award for Best Picture at the 2011 International Film Festival Rotterdam. ... Sivaroj Kongsakul makes a startling feature film debut with Eternity, a patient, consuming, all-encompassing metaphysical love story. ... Eternity tells the tale of a wandering spirit named Wit as he ... Read more
A long-awaited sequel and the most expensive Russian film ever made. ... Burnt by the Sun claimed both the Academy Award for Best Foreign Film and the Cannes Grand Prix in 1994. It took eight years to produce the film's follow-up - allegedly so filmmaker Nikita Mikhalkov could let his actors age ... Read more
Being an overweight lift attendant has its ups and downs. ... --- ... D/S Irina Goundortseva P Melanie Brunt WS Feather Films Pty Ltd L no dialogue TD HDCAM/2010 ... --- ... D/S Irina Goundortseva P Melanie Brunt WS Feather Films Pty Ltd L no dialogue TD HDCAM/2010 ... Read more
“We've entered into an era with the digital wherein, for different reasons, humanity will be confronted by problems which will not have the luxury of being expressed.” ... Touted as possibly his last film, Film Socialisme sees iconoclastic filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard continue his late-period ... Read more
"There's something undeniably compelling about so much bizarreness." - Variety ... Two Russian ghosts take a 'spiritual' journey through the north of Spain, hunting a great oracle who will offer them the chance to be reborn. Through snow-covered fields, forests of plastic ears and flocks of ... Read more
"My bat was my sword." - Vivian Richards ... The West Indian cricket team of the early 70s was a joke to the rest of the world. Dubbed 'calypso cricketers', they were goaded by racist abuse and suffered a string of humiliating losses, until a new captain and a fierce determination saw them rise up ... Read more
In Nicosia, the divided capital of Cyprus, a display of nationalism is taken to its logical conclusion. ... --- ... D/P John Smith WS John Smith Films L no dialogue TD 35mm/2010 ... --- ... D/P John Smith WS John Smith Films L no dialogue TD 35mm/2010 ... Read more
@Marjane_lime Don't know when I'll have internet they took 1 of us, they'll torture, get names, must move fast. ... Twitter, Facebook, Wikipedia and YouTube dominate this modern love story about two youthful spirits in Paris whose blossoming romance is clouded by the events of Iran's Green ... Read more
An abstract fly's-eye-view of the world featured in experimental 16mm cine-cubism. ... --- D/P/S richard tuohy WS Richard Tuohy L no dialogue TD 16mm/2010 --- D/P/S richard tuohy WS Richard Tuohy L no dialogue TD 16mm/2010 ... Read more
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