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Films In 2011

“Grippingly emotional. Heartbreaking, humbling and inspiring.” - TVNZ ... When a City Falls documents the effects of the two earthquakes that rocked Christchurch in 2010 and 2011. Made for the big screen, its on-the-ground footage - captured within moments of both earthquakes - is immediate and ... Read more
“Why can't all British crime dramas be so well written and acted, and have a splash of comedy as confident as this?” - The Guardian ... Released from jail, "Wild" Bill Hayward returns home to a South London estate where he plans to stay out of trouble while serving out his parole. But his past ... Read more
"Possesses a sharp wit and a generous spirit... a master class in offbeat comic brilliance." - New York Times ... Paul Giamatti plays Mike Flaherty, a middle-aged lawyer-cum-high school wrestling coach struggling to succeed at either task, whose fraught existence is provided some relief when he ... Read more
A mischievous spirit torments a soldier lost in the woods, in this visual poem filled with mythology, folklore and magic. ... D/S Rok Predin P Richard Barnett WS Trunk Animation L no dialogue TD digibeta/2011 ... Read more
A touching story about a young girl determined to track down her biological father. ... Eleven-year-old Kattaka is celebrating Christmas with her parents when an unexpected phone call turns her world upside down. The shocking news: her dad isn't really her dad. Her biological father is a stranger ... Read more
“Political systems devour people. Individual struggle is all that's left.” ... In a Ukraine torn between Hitler and Stalin, three children united by their love of music must protect each other in order to survive. ... It is 1941, and there is peace between Germany and Russia. In Ukraine, Jewish ... Read more
“Brilliant, visceral... the film gave me something I never expect to get from any classic literary adaptation: the shock of the new.” - The Guardian ... Heathcliff is a runaway black slave, found on the streets of Liverpool by Mr Earnshaw and brought home to the unforgiving, rain-lashed moors ... Read more
A jaded call-girl. A fledgling hooker. The night from hell. ... The seedy underbelly of Sydney's red-light district becomes a violently dangerous place in filmmaker Jon Hewitt's X, the much-awaited follow-up to his dark 2008 serial killer romp, Acolytes. ... When high-class call-girl Holly (Viva ... Read more
While Sarah is trying to conceive a child, she uncovers the confronting truth about her parents - retired activists from the Algerian communist party - and her own identity. ... Screens with The Rest of the World (France, 82 mins). ... D/S Karim Bengana P Alain Bellon, Karim Bengana L French ... Read more
"The best American horror picture of the year, period." – Twitch ... Aubrey and Paul are celebrating their 35th wedding anniversary, and their four grown-up children have returned home with their partners to help them do so. During the party, a group of violent assailants wearing animal ... Read more
“A lovely example of what a surefooted filmmaker can achieve with a game and talented cast and a generous, heartfelt story.” - The Guardian ... When Iris sends best friend Jack off to her family's holiday shack for a break, it turns out not to be the quiet, soul-reviving opportunity he was ... Read more
Mouldy, decaying foods long forgotten in the depths of the refrigerator rise up against the fresh ingredients, their skirmishes soon escalating into total war. Foodstuffs morph, march, disintegrate, dance and explode in extravagant displays of color and form, culminating in a grand finale sequence ... Read more
“Constructed around an elegantly simple idea but executed with grace and ingenuity.” - Variety ... What would happen if you drilled a tunnel straight through the centre of the earth? It's a fantastical question many children dream about. In ¡Vivan Las Antipodas!, director Victor ... Read more
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