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Films In 2010

From one of Australia's greatest filmmakers, Kriv Stenders (Boxing Day, MIFF 2007; Blacktown, MIFF 2005), comes the heartwarming tale of an Australian country town and the dog it loved. ... In Dampier, an isolated town deep in the Pilbara, a free-wheeling kelpie known as Red Dog lies close to ... Read more
An escaped criminal wages a war of retribution against a sleepy town in Victoria's high country in this modern outlaw thriller. ... When police officer Shane Cooper (Ryan Kwanten, True Blood) and his pregnant wife Alice relocated to the small country town of Red Hill, they hoped for a quiet life ... Read more
“Blues are the songs of despair, but gospel songs are the songs of hope.” - Mahalia Jackson ... Take a foot-stompin' journey into the heart and soul of gospel music from seasoned music documentary filmmaker Don McGlynn (The Howlin' Wolf Story). Combining archival footage, rare recordings ... Read more
"Insightful and explosive, so torn from today's headlines it leaves newsprint on your hands." - Empire ... Former soldiers and lifelong friends, Fergus and Frankie, have been growing rich doing private security work in the simmering quagmire of post-war Iraq. But when Frankie is killed in ... Read more
The story of Robert, a murderous tyre with psychic powers. ... It's not often something comes along that is completely original in concept, but Rubber is definitely the one-and-only film about a killer tyre. ... When Robert - the aforementioned tyre - becomes the victim of unrequited love, his ... Read more
“Dignifies the struggles of powerless people and holds a sobering mirror up to a superpower.” - Sundance Film Festival ... A startling work of investigative journalism, Russian Lessons sees its two filmmaker-protagonists, Olga Konskaya and Andrei Nekrasov, report from different posts on the ... Read more
Everyday household items flash before our eyes in extreme close-up, with increasing intensity to create the sensation of a panic attack in a supermarket. ... D/S Silas Money P Animation Staff, Royal College of Art WS Future Shorts TD digibeta/2010 ... Read more
"A high-octane bio of one of auto racing's greatest figures." - Variety ... Brazilian motor racing champion Ayrton Senna is widely regarded as the greatest driver ever to get behind the wheel. The winner of three Formula One championships, he was just 34 when a tragic racing accident claimed his ... Read more
The forest is a strange, dark and frightening place. Is this what a stop-motion film by Lars von Trier would look like? ... D/P/S Peter Larsson WS Swedish Film Institute L no dialogue TD 35mm/2010 ... Read more
Winner of Best Film at the Tribeca Film Festival this year, She Monkeys is a nuanced and provocative study of young female desire. ... In the height of the Swedish summer, 15-year-old Emma joins a local riding club and becomes embroiled in a disconcertingly intense friendship with the slightly ... Read more
"Now all my teachers are dead except silence." - W.S. Merwin ... A man lives with his children in a half-demolished house in the middle of a warzone. His wife has been killed by a grenade and he fears for the lives of his children. But instead of an approaching army, a wandering circus stops by and ... Read more
"Lyrical and mysterious... takes the viewer on a voyage into the human soul." - Hollywood Reporter ... Silent Souls follows Aist, a professional photographer and writer, and his boss Miron, as they travel through Russia on a mission to cremate Miron's beloved wife. As two descendants of the Merja ... Read more
JMW Turner's provocative 1840 painting The Slave Ship is re-imagined in this abstrac pixel painting-film. ... D/P T. Marie TD HD Cam/2010 ... Read more
"Peter von Bagh carves a forceful, fastmoving, often melancholic but frequently funny essay about cinema as the essence of the 20th century. " - Film Comment ... Peter von Bagh is a filmmaker, film historian and director of the Midnight Sun Film Festival. Sodankylä Forever is von Bagh's tribute to ... Read more
“Chases a poetic answer for the crimes of Saddam Hussein.” - Variety ... A son's search for his father and a mother's search for her son are the centrepiece for filmmaker Mohamed Al Daradji's exploration of the aftermath of Saddam Hussein's regime. Set in 2003, just after Hussein's downfall ... Read more
It turns out Arnaud needs glasses - though he prefers instead to live in the fantastical world created by his nearsightedness. ... D/S Jean-Claude Rozec P Mathieu Courtois, Jean-Claude Rozec WS Vivement Lundi! L French w/English subtitles TD 35mm/2010 ... Read more
Tourists and celebrities are unknowingly part of a Las Vegas crime thriller by Nicholas Provost (Long Live The New Flesh, MIFF 2010 Best Experimental Short Film). ... D/P/S Nicolas Provost WS Argos Centre for Art & Media TD 35mm/2010 ... Read more
Two sisters' friendship is tested when their boring summer holiday is spiced up by the arrival of a new friend. ... --- ... D/S Olivia Peniston-Bird P Olivia Peniston-Bird, Nigel Karikari TD digibeta/2010 ... --- ... D/S Olivia Peniston-Bird P Olivia Peniston-Bird, Nigel Karikari TD digibeta/2010 ... Read more
“The more time I spent with the music, the more I got to thinking this is really one of America's great songwriters at work.” - Peter Gabriel ... Best known as the frontman to the Magnetic Fields, whose 1999 three-disc opus, 69 Love Songs, is heralded as a masterpiece of irresistible synth-pop ... Read more
There's no such thing as the free world. ... Morality is as grey as the run-down streets of contemporary Georgia in filmmaker Levan Koguashvili's gritty and satirical debut feature Street Days. ... The old regime is gone but not forgiven by the citizens living amongst the loose bricks and abandoned ... Read more
A vintage burlesque film cut to strips and reassembled, hiding and revealing as much as it ever did. ... --- ... D/P Félix Dufour-Laperrière L no dialogue TD 35mm/2010 ... --- ... D/P Félix Dufour-Laperrière L no dialogue TD 35mm/2010 ... Read more
A delightfully offbeat coming-of-age tale, flecked with shades of Rushmore, Submarine is a charming debut from UK comedy stalwart Richard Ayoade (The Mighty Boosh, The IT Crowd). ... Fifteen-year-old Oliver is a tortured literary genius - or so he believes. With his father (Noah Taylor) depressed ... Read more
Closure is just the beginning. ... The action of this brand new Australian drama centres around the return of Heidi (Rachel Taylor) to Australia in search of family and friends. With only a violin and little cash she ends up catching the attention of a handsome farmer (Alex Dimitriades) who takes ... Read more
The Crimson Bolt is here to fight crime, the only way he knows how - with a pipe wrench. ... After Frank's wife (Liv Tyler) is lured into drug addiction by her sleazy ex-boyfriend (Kevin Bacon), Frank (Rainn Wilson) decides enough is enough. With the aid of a helpful - if somewhat sadistic - comic ... Read more
"Dazzling visual invention from a master animator... an unmissable pleasure." - Hollywood Reporter ... After a five-year absence following the death of his wife, Eva, surrealist Jan Švankmajer (Lunacy, MIFF 2006) ventures into biographical territory with this so-called 'psychoanalytical ... Read more
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