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Films In 2012

“Lewd, crude and flat-out hilarious.” - Twitch ... Coming from the island that brought us the blockbuster hit 3D Sex and Zen: Extreme Ecstasy, this parody of the Hong Kong film industry lives up to the expectations of such distinguished cinematic company. Holding court in a theatre full of film ... Read more
The first feature ever shot entirely inside Saudi Arabia, by the country's first female director, Wadjda is a boundary-pushing gem. ... Centred on the simple premise of a young girl who desperately wants a bike so she can race against her best friend, this charming coming-of-age story with a ... Read more
"Essential viewing for those frustrated by the media's seeming inability to digest one of our moment's most important stories" - Hollywood Reporter ... Having redefined civil disobedience for the digital age and attracted the attention of the masses with a series of audacious online protests and ... Read more
"Writer-director Jo Sung-hee has crafted a highly watchable and affecting, genre-crossing work that emphasizes human emotion and interaction over horror." – Film Journal International ... After moving to a farmhouse in the countryside, teenager Suni discovers a bedraggled feral boy her ... Read more
"What is This Film Called Love? is everything The Story of Film is not: it's fun, cheeky and daft, and it's personal, emotional and a bit sad." – The List ... Structured as a visual letter to the great film innovator Sergei Eisenstein, What is This Film Called Love? is a meditation on ... Read more
"A heartbreakingly perceptive … closely observed and deeply emotional drama." – Screen Daily ... Loosely based on the 1897 novel by Henry James, this very New York update follows the upheaval in the lives of a couple and their young daughter, Maisie, in the aftermath of divorce ... Read more
"An engrossing and intelligent drama that throbs in the mind for hours after the final credits." – The Guardian ... Eighteen-year-old Richard, a golden boy from Dublin's privileged south side, has the world at his feet until one night in summer, out partying, he lets things get "out of ... Read more
"One of the best works to come out of the current explosion in filmmaking in the Middle East." – Indiewire ... Jordan, 1967. Eleven-year-old Tarek and his mother have been displaced from their native Palestine by the Six-Day War. With difficulties adjusting to life in the refugee camp and a ... Read more
"Mahdi Fleifel's passionate, ironic, bittersweet A World Not Ours ... flips storytelling and Mideast-Arab cliches on their heads, while weaving an irresistible mood of amused melancholy." – Variety ... Born in Dubai but raised in Denmark, director Mahdi Fleifel's upbringing involved frequent ... Read more
Many will ask why Anders Breivik went on his killing spree. Many still ask why they didn't die. ... Acclaimed Dutch documentarian John Appel had the germ of an idea: to make a film about coincidence and fate. The 2011 Norwegian massacre, which took 77 lives between the Oslo bombing and the ... Read more
A young girl living in a remote wrecking yard is forced to take on the town bullies when they travel out to torment her father. ... Selected for competition at Cannes. ... D Michael Spiccia P Jessica Mitchell S Julius Avery TD HD Cam/2012 ... Read more
A charming portrait of the filmmaker's 94-year-old Greek grandmother, combining flashes of gentle humour with poignant moments of sadness. ... D/P/S Natalie Cunningham L Greek w/English subtitles WS VCA School of Film & Television TD HD Cam/2012 ... Read more
Two brothers killing time in a series of ambiguous vignettes that create a mood both playful and unnerving, taking us through the looking glass of middle-class Australia. ... D/S James Vaughan P Olivia Hantken TD DCP/2012 ... Read more
A surreal and absurdist black comedy set during a dinner party where the line between civilisation and pack animal behaviour disappears altogether. ... World Premiere. ... D/S Sophie Hayward P Ruth Morris WS VCA School of Film & Television TD HD Cam/2012 ... Read more
“[REC] Genesis is possibly the sweetest, most endearing film I've seen in quite some time; throat rips, chainsaws, gut munches and vicious possessed included.” - Fangoria ... Paco Plaza (co-director, [REC], [REC] 2) directs this ‘rom-zom-com' - the third instalment in the series that goes ... Read more
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