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Films In 2010

An extraordinary film project that takes us inside the story of a remarkable painting. ... Flemish painter Pieter Brueghel's 1564 masterpiece The Procession to Calvary is an immense work of art that draws together the events of Christ's crucifixion with that of Flanders' sacking by Spanish forces ... Read more
“They trick you into giving up your childhood with all these promises of adventure. Once you realize what you've lost, it's too late. You can't get it back.” ... Several years in the making, David Robert Mitchell's debut film was chosen to represent the USA in the International Critics' Week ... Read more
“A gripping psychological study of a conflicted former Al-Qaeda member.” - Screen International ... Two brothers-in-law, Abu Jandal and Salim Hamdan - one Osama bin Laden's former bodyguard, the other his former personal driver - are the subjects of this riveting documentary about the ‘other ... Read more
"Simple in its measured and assured direction, The Piano in a Factory establishes Zhang Meng as one of the most vibrant voices in Chinese cinema today." - Toronto International Film Festival ... Chen, an unemployed ex-steelworker and amateur accordionist, loves music nearly as much as he loves his ... Read more
A snapshot of a young New Yorker's world. There's a new man in her life - but will he call? ... --- D Eddie Martin P Jo de Fina, Eddie Martin, Lizzette Atkins S Eddie Martin, Sophie Edelstein WS Circe Films TD digibeta/2010 --- D Eddie Martin P Jo de Fina, Eddie Martin, Lizzette Atkins S Eddie ... Read more
"Utterly fascinating, with a charismatic central figure - love him or loathe him - who is made for the big screen." - Hollywood Reporter ... A naked, gun-toting murderer who lead an army that massacred thousands during the Liberian Civil War, Joshua Milton Blahyi (known to his victims as 'General ... Read more
A cross-cultural comedy from UK funny man David Baddiel. ... For Mahmud Nasir (Omar Djalli) being a Muslim living in the UK hasn't been too easy these past few years, but just as he's learning to live with the suspicious looks and snide comments he finds out that not only is he adopted, but he's ... Read more
An exercise in tension, The Silent House is a horror movie in real time - filmed in a single take on a digital camera. ... Laura and her father visit a friend in the middle of nowhere. He leaves them with one instruction: upstairs is a mess and not safe - don't go there. But Laura's father does ... Read more
Like prime numbers, Alice and Mattia are each divisible only by one and themselves: uniquely connected, and forever apart. ... Adapted from the bestselling novel of the same name, The Solitude of Prime Numbers traces two decades in the lives of the emotionally scarred Mattia (Luca Marinelli) and ... Read more
Never underestimate the politics of friendship. ... Michael Sheen reprises his role as ex-British PM Tony Blair in the third film in writer Peter Morgan's trilogy (after The Deal and The Queen). The film traces the special relationship between the USA and Britain, in the form of the friendship ... Read more
Pure, vintage Oliveira in this tale of a seductive revenant. ... Centenarian filmmaker and MIFF mainstay Manoel de Oliveira (Eccentricities of a Blond Hair Girl, MIFF 09 and Christopher Columbus - The Enigma, MIFF 08) continues to explore his favoured theme of frustrated love. ... A Jewish ... Read more
A peculiar young man, seemingly without any awareness of social conventions, crashes a party. Is he looking for trouble, or just lonely? ... D/S Rodd Rathjen P Rodd Rathjen, Nicolette Freeman WS VCA School of Film & Television L TD HD Cam/2010 ... Read more
A lyrical film about dealing with loss, set in stunning rural Queensland. ... The fruit of a partnership between French filmmaker Julie Bertuccelli (Since Otar Left) and Australian producers, The Tree closed the 2010 Cannes Film Festival to a standing ovation. ... Based on a book by Aussie ... Read more
The classic Hans Christian Andersen tale gets a glorious stop-motion makeover at the hands of legendary Russian animator Garri Bardin. ... In a farmyard populated with roosters, hens, ducks and geese, a strange-looking duckling is born. Shunned by the others for looking different, our plucky avian ... Read more
"Achieves a happy marriage between commercial savvy and artistic integrity in its hard-hitting depiction of Seoul as a city of corruption." - Hollywood Reporter ... A massive critical and commercial success in South Korea, The Unjust is a complex crime thriller, set against the background of police ... Read more
A violent and darkly funny thriller set thirty years after a zombie epidemic, where the undead are being tamed and used as cheap labour. ... D/S Hugo Lilja P Bonnie Skoog Feeney WS Swedish Film Institute L Swedish w/English subtitles TD 35mm/2010 ... Read more
Family, Vodka and Tears. ... First time feature director Amanda Jane takes her camera into the heart of Melbourne and creates a fun-filled farce about family, love and the choices we make. From the sacred turf of the MCG to the city's kinky underground, The Wedding Party explores everything that ... Read more
"Bizarre, crazy, offensive and incredibly well made!" - Ain't It Cool News ... Chris Cleek (Sean Bridgers, Deadwood) is a small town court officer living a quiet, seemingly normal life in the heart of Maine with his beloved family. That is, until Chris discovers a feral woman roaming the woods and ... Read more
A surreal voyage inside the walls of a mysterious hospital, which turns the sad befores into happy afters. ... --- ... D/P/S Beomsik Shimbe Shim L no dialogue TD digibeta/2010 ... --- ... D/P/S Beomsik Shimbe Shim L no dialogue TD digibeta/2010 ... Read more
Rising star of the South Korean film scene Na Hong-jin returns with an ambitious follow up to The Chaser (MIFF 2009) that was a box office hit domestically. ... In a lawless Chinese border town, where the boundaries of North Korea, China and Russia intersect, Gu-nam lives one day at a time. Faced ... Read more
"Films full of warnings and disasters have been made and have served their purpose, but now it is time to show that solutions do exist." - filmmaker Coline Serreau ... Focusing her lens on the catastrophic state of the worldwide agriculture industry, filmmaker Coline Serreau exposes the trail of ... Read more
"Artistically captivating, funny, melancholic and affecting." - Telegraph ... Shane Meadows follows up the acclaimed This Is England (MIFF 2007) with a return to the world of Shaun, Woody, Combo and Lol three years on. It's 1986, and as Shaun prepares to finish school and Woody and Lol head toward ... Read more
"Good-looking, inventively plotted, littered with post-modern themes, perfectly cast and in tune with the times." - Screen International ... From his fast and furious debut, Run Lola Run, to the haunting Perfume and the big budget The International, director Tom Tykwer now turns his talents to this ... Read more
"[A] desolate portrait of misguided youth on the brink of maturity, desperately trying to find a sense and purpose in life." - Screen International ... A few years back, first-time filmmaker Nikola Ležaić stumbled across a home-made documentary consisting of Jackass-inspired stunts made by ... Read more
A twenty-something graduate returns home to New York to face the toughest question of all: what now? ... Living out of her mother's New York apartment, 22-year-old Aura has a useless film theory degree, a mind-numbing job as a restaurant hostess and no real idea of what to do with her life ... Read more
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