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Films In 2010

MERLE HAGGARD: LEARNING TO LIVE WITH MYSELF (Gandulf Hennig, 2010)
“I'm living proof that things go wrong in America and I'm also living proof that things can go right.” - Merle Haggard. ... Country music legend and poet of the common man Merle Haggard takes cen… Read more

Miss Remarkable & Her Career (Joanna Rubin Dranger, 2010)
A humorous animated film about inner demons, crushing parental expectations and a career meltdown. It's tough to be a modern woman. ... D/S Joanna Rubin Dranger P Lisbet Gabrielsson, Jeremy Purcell, … Read more

MONSTERS (Gareth Edwards, 2010)
“If John Cassavetes had ever made a sci-fi thriller, it probably would've looked and sounded a lot like this.” - Variety ... Six years ago a NASA space probe crashed to earth with a shipload of a… Read more

MOTHER OF ROCK: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF LILLIAN ROXON (Paul Clarke, 2010)
A tribute to a pioneer of modern rock journalism. ... In New York City in 1968 a revolution was under way in a tiny club called Max's Kansas City. When Andy Warhol's Factory superstars collided with … Read more

MY JOY (Sergei Loznitsa, 2010)
“There are echoes of Michael Haneke's work in this rambling, nightmare journey through the dark soul of Russia.” - Screen International ... In the frozen, dark Russian countryside truck driver Ge… Read more

MY WEDDING AND OTHER SECRETS (Roseanne Liang, 2010)
New Zealand audiences have embraced this charming, oddball comedy about the challenges of cross-cultural love. ... When Chinese-New Zealand film student Emily meets the daggy-but-adorable James, they… Read more

MYSTERIES OF LISBON (Raúl Ruiz, 2010)
"Raúl Ruiz's head-spinning Mysteries of Lisbon is a period drama of contemporary import - and of the highest order." - Variety ... The fate of a dozen characters intertwine over three decades,… Read more

NEDS (Peter Mullan, 2010)
Some people need to be taught a lesson. ... In the urban wastelands of 1970s Glasgow, 12-year-old John McGill is an outlier. Quiet, studious and uncommonly intelligent, he exists in contrast to his a… Read more

NENETTE (Nicolas Philibert, 2010)
Six hundred thousand people have filed past her cage each year. Seven days a week, winter and summer. For 37 years. ... Humans are heard but never seen in this wry documentary that turns its focus sq… Read more

NORWEGIAN WOOD (MA15+) (Tran Anh Hung, 2010)
With this adaptation of the best-selling novel by Haruki Murakami, acclaimed Vietnamese-French director Tran Anh Hung (The Scent of Green Papaya, Cyclo) has created a dark and strikingly haunting fil… Read more

NOSTALGIA FOR THE LIGHT (Patricio Guzman, 2010)
An extraordinary viewing experience that has to be seen on the big screen. ... With this film, set in one of the driest place in the world - Chile's Atacam desert - filmmaker Patricio Guzmán uses th… Read more

OKI'S MOVIE (Hong Sang-soo, 2010)
Sex, lies and filmmaking. ... In Oki's Movie, Hong Sang-soo (Hahaha, MIFF 2010; Night and Day, MIFF 2009), presents a love triangle told in four chapters. The woman at the centre of the affair is Oki… Read more

OLD CATS (Sebastián Silva, Pedro Peirano, 2010)
"Sebastián Silva has emerged as one of cinema's greatest young talents." - indieWIRE ... The follow-up to Silva's Sundance prize winner The Maid (MIFF 2009), Old Cats cracks open the toxic dynamics … Read more

OUTRAGE (Takeshi Kitano, 2010)
"As violent, amoral and misanthropic as a Jacobean play... arguably [Kitano's] best film in a decade." - Hollywood Reporter ... Legendary director Takeshi Kitano (Hana-Bi, MIFF 1998) returns to the Y… Read more

OVER YOUR CITIES GRASS WILL GROW (Sophie Fiennes, 2010)
A compelling exposition of master sculptor Anselm Kiefer's manufactured landscapes. ... Directed by Sophie Fiennes (The Perverts Guide to Cinema, MIFF 06) and produced by Kees Kasander (Fish Tank, MI… Read more

Pastourelle (Nathaniel Dorsky, 2010)
Silent, mesmerising and beautiful, this short was inspired by the pastourelle lyric form, which originated with the troubadour poets of the 12th century. ... D/P Nathaniel Dorsky WS Canyon Cinema L n… Read more

Pinion (Asuka Sylvie, 2010)
Suffering from a mysterious affliction, a young boy is left in the care of a secluded hospital where nothing is as it seems. ... --- ... D/P/S Asuka Sylvie WS VCA School of Film & Television TD digib… Read more

PINK SARIS (Kim Longinotto, 2010)
"I am the messiah of women! I am more powerful than the police!" - Sampat Pal ... Meet the Gulabi Gang, a group of women dressed in defiantly pink saris, railing against India's patriarchal caste sys… Read more

PLEASE GIVE (Nicole Holofcener, 2010)
Three generations of New York women confront the complexities of everyday life in this existential film from Nicole Holofcener (Lovely & Amazing, Friends with Money). ... Kate (Catherine Keener) and … Read more

Plug, the New World (Tsuneo Goda, 2010)
A futuristic utopian world populated with creatures made out of electrical plugs. By Tsuneo Goda, the creator of the popular Domo mascot for Japanese television. ... D/S Tsuneo Goda P Noriko Matsumot… Read more

POETRY (Lee Chang-dong, 2010)
Winner of the Best Screenplay prize at this year's Cannes Film Festival. ... Filmmaker Lee Chang-dong (Secret Sunshine, MIFF 08; Oasis, MIFF 03) continues his tradition of razor-sharp social critique… Read more

POOL PARTY (Beth Aala, 2010)
An abandoned swimming pool becomes one of New York's most significant music venues since CBGBs. ... When the McCarren Pool opened in Williamsburg in 1936, it was the size of a football field with the… Read more

POSITION AMONG THE STARS (Leonard Retel Helmrich, 2010)
"A rich mosaic of Indonesia today... poignant, breathtaking, and a singularly stellar vérité triumph." - Sundance Film Festival ... Dutch filmmaker Leonard Retel Helmrich rounds off his award-winni… Read more

POST MORTEM (Pablo Larraín, 2010)
"A radioactive atmosphere of pure, nauseous evil." - Guardian ... Fans of filmmaker Pablo Larraín's Tony Manero (MIFF 2009) will appreciate his even more unnerving follow-up, set against the backdro… Read more

PRINCIPLES OF LIFE (Constantin Popescu, 2010)
How hard can it possibly be to organise a family holiday? ... In Principles of Life, rising star of the Romanian film scene Vlad Ivanov (4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days, MIFF 2007) plays a self-pitying,… Read more

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