Skip to main content

Films In 2012

The human body contains many secrets and some wounds are too deep to ever be healed. ... In a mysterious laboratory in snow-cloaked Dresden, visiting Canadian scientist Geoff Burton finds himself working on a clandestine project to divine the human regeneration gene. However, haunted by personal ... Read more
"A violent, funny and disconcerting vision of a familial argument turned into actual slugfest." – RogerEbert.com ... Divorced father Marius, a man packing more than literal baggage, plans to take his daughter Sofia camping. But when he picks the girl up from her mother's apartment ... Read more
While dad and daughter prepare the evening meal, mum gets kinky in the bath. ... Screens as part of the Swedish Shorts package. ... D Stefan Constantinescu P Helene Lindholm WS Swedish Film Institute L Swedish w/English subtitles TD digibeta/2012 ... Read more
A short animation about arranged marriage from a contemporary Afghan perspective. Winner of the Best Middle School Animation in the 2012 ATOM Awards. ... Not in competition. ... All films featured as part of the Next Gen program are approved for screening by the Office of Film and Literature ... Read more
Two girls far from home pass through an empty urban landscape in this gentle, moving tale of companionship and solitude. ... D/P/S Audrey Lam TD HD Cam/2012 ... Read more
"The product of three years in the editing room, the playful pic consists of quick cuts from more than 450 classics of world cinema, artfully collaged to tell a love story. " - Variety ... This formidably edited compilation film about what happens when the ultimate man meets the ultimate woman is ... Read more
"A fascinatingly fractured glimpse into a disengaged mind … quite unlike any documentary seen before." – Variety ... Edwin Honig was a prominent literary critic and university professor as well as a distinguished poet and translator (he was knighted in Portugal for his literary ... Read more
Winner of Best Swedish Feature at the Gothenburg International Film Festival. ... Like a bizarrely surreal, acid-drenched version of The Office, this wacky first feature by Patrick Eklund has been highly anticipated following the success of his short films, the Oscar-nominated Instead of ... Read more
An awkward young man heads out for the night, on a mission to fit in, find acceptance, and get his hair styled the right way. ... D/S Karan Kandhari P Ben Murray WS Tomboy Films L no dialogue TD 35mm/2012 ... Read more
A dark fantastical adaptation of a Will Self story featuring an original score by Adrian Utley from Portishead. A man enters into a pact with the insect inhabitants of his rural cottage to receive an array of services… ... D/S Karni Arieli, Saul Freed P Alison Sterling WS sulkybunny TD HD ... Read more
Oliver is struggling with the sexual awakening of his teenage son Dorian, who has Down syndrome. A story about learning to let go. ... D/S Rodrigo Barriuso P Davina Rimmer WS El Pensiamento Films TD HD Cam/2012 ... Read more
“Takashi Miike['s]... deliriously daft romantic epic unfolds with a mixture of dynamic gang rumbles, sadistic slapstick violence and showstopping high camp musical numbers that would not seem out of place at a Eurovision gathering.” - Screen Daily ... After many years, high school student Ai ... Read more
"A heartfelt, naturalistic period drama." – Hollywood Reporter ... In 1950s upstate New York, the prospects are limited for a teenage girl. But when the unassuming Maddy becomes involved with the girl gang Foxfire she's exposed to a new and exciting proto-feminist world. The leader of ... Read more
"An exhilarating black-and-white New York seriocomedy … with a stellar star turn by co-writer Greta Gerwig." – Hollywood Reporter ... Frances is a 20-something dance apprentice who has plenty of plans but succeeds at very few of them in this breezy, urban odyssey about an optimistic ... Read more
"A fascinating slice out of a turbulent time in American history." – Indiewire ... This gripping feature documentary chronicles how Angela Davis, a young UCLA philosophy lecturer, became one of the world's legendary black radical activists. Pivoting around Davis' involvement in an ... Read more
Two Japanese salarymen dining in a sushi bar face an odd, unexpected outcome when one of them eats a live puffer fish. ... D/S Ben West P Wendy Green L Japanese w/English subtitles TD HD Cam/2012 ... Read more
“A Bollywood-influenced gangster epic, part Western, part documentary.” - director Anurag Kashyap ... Set in the titular district around the north-eastern Indian city of Dhanbad, Gangs of Wasseypur is an extraordinary gangland saga following two rival clans over 70 bloodstained years. ... Read more
“A brilliant collage of genres, by turns pulverizing and poetic in its depiction of violence.” - Variety ... The second instalment of Anurag Kashyap's incredible crime saga, Gangs of Wasseypur Part 2 focuses on a new generation in a Wasseypur almost unrecognisable from that in Part 1. With the ... Read more
"Every shot is a tour de force of precision that leans toward pure hallucination." - Cinema Scope ... At the age of 104, the indefatigable Manoel de Oliveira (The Strange Case of Angelica, MIFF 2010) is the world's oldest filmmaker: a veritable living legend who made his first film in the silent ... Read more
"Lovely and devastating, challenging yet worthwhile, Sally Potter's Ginger & Rosa may be the English filmmaker's best since Orlando." - The Playlist ... It's London, 1962. Born in the same hospital on the day the H-bomb hit Hiroshima, Ginger and Rosa are inseparable - playing truant, smoking ... Read more
"The imaginative twists, histrionic inventions, and decorative whimsy have a winningly ingenuous and energetic cleverness." – The New Yorker ... When the girlfriend of sex-obsessed graphic designer Charles Swan walks out on him, he suffers an anxiety attack that kicks off a surreal journey ... Read more
"Sebastián Lelio's enormously satisfying spell inside the head and heart of a middle-aged woman never puts a foot wrong." - Hollywood Reporter ... Santiago divorcée and 58-year-old mother of grown children Gloria decides she will not slide into old age quietly. Hitting the senior ... Read more
When the Troubles divided Belfast, one man discovered the music to unite a generation. ... Good Vibrations was a record store, a label and the life of Terri Hooley - Ireland's Godfather of Punk. And as war rocked Belfast in the 70s, extinguishing the free love promise of the 60s, Hooley had an ... Read more
After a thief breaks into Roy's home, he buys a handgun for protection. But the gun's power is seductive and Roy's obsession with it suggests he doesn't have the control he thinks he has. ... D/S Spencer Gillis P Nicole Cosgrove, Mariela Comitini TD HD Cam/2012 ... Read more
"In Hélio Oiticica, the nephew of a Brazilian artist follows the steps of his uncle, who is called Brazil's Andy Warhol. The experimentations by a free spirit who died young are an archival collage of decades of Brazilian culture." - Screen International ... Hailed as one of the most ... Read more
Select a festival
Search The Film Archive
Browse By Director