Films In 2017

Joost Rekveld's propagation and diffraction of light through holes and grids creates the ultimate visual music for the eye. ... Not in competition ... --- D/S Joost Rekveld P Gerard Holthuis WS Filmbank L no dialogue TD 35mm/2009 ... Read more
The meaning of life is cheap. ... $9.99 has the beauty of meticulous claymation, nourished by the sustenance of a master storyteller. Tatia Rosenthal has taken a who's who of Australian voice talent (including MIFF mascot Geoffrey Rush) and a gorgeous Art Deco apartment block in Tel Aviv and melded them with the short stories of Etgar Keret. This is a striking and entertaining stop-motion animatio... Read more
A documentary about a competitive game, called "Sijavica", played in Dalmatia: a game requiring a special skill and which strongly relies on the integrity of the players. ... Read more
"One of Wang's most heartrending works … a portrait of a system too financially preoccupied and uncaring to support its own medical institutions." – Little White Lies ... A psychiatric hospital, somewhere in south-west China. Inmates, patiently observed by the camera, walk the corridors and interact with little interference from either doctors or staff. It is a free society within a cage. ... Wang... Read more
Made in 1994, this French Government video was intended for distribution amongst Foreign Affairs Departments in English-speaking countries. It reveals how the French Department of the Interior proposed the global introduction of the revolutionary Metric Time system. ... Read more
An elderly couple in reduced circumstances join a pensioners' group holiday which they can barely afford. They hope to get away from it all for a week, perhaps make new friends. But reality still pursues them. Victor Schonfeld is the producer/director of THE ANIMALS FILM. ... Read more
A dramatic fiction film in cinema verite style, about the ordeals a raped woman must go through with the police, her doctor, her friends and her conscience. ... Gold Medal, Atlanta. ... Read more
Shape, form, volume, timbre, tone, colour and light: No space is ever empty - spot the long-legged baby elephant. ... --- ... D/P Ben Pointeker WS Sixpack Film L No dialogue TD 35mm/col/ 2007/9mins ... ... ... Read more
Sketches and illustrations of comet sightings throughout the ages are presented alongside NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory footage. ... D/P Deborah Stratman WS Pythagoras Films TD 16mm/2011 ... Read more
This film is not a film, this film is film. It is for its moment extreme and relentless, a stuttering excess of electro-hokey knee bending, shrieking and clamouring in the dark to be heard above the monotonous snoring of the audience. This bombastic poetry of closures parades between one last minute and the next revealing the parallel pathos of populist politics and pink drawing pins It is a disso... Read more
An unknown foreigner's vision of the unreal Bangkok. ... We call Western foreigners farang. Thai is not their native tongue... ... Why do they come to Thailand? What do they want here? Do they come because they appreciate us or do they pity us? They are all from civilised countries. They come to visit us, the underdeveloped. ... Read more
A child tries to string meaningful phrases together. A young man finds no string to tie. A film where the cast of extras have remained long after the lead roles have left. ... Read more
Tim Patterson just about manages to achieve the impossible in his 'epic-grammatic' bid to explain Japan in twenty words or less (give or take a few). Take-away impressions of a complex culture occur in the speedy collision of opinion personal experience and cliche. Somewhere in amongst the assortment of pithy generalisations lies the semblance of a truth (or twenty). ... Read more
Robert, his wife and his son work in a gas station open 24 hours a day. Though nobody ever comes by...Australian premiere. ... D/S Sébastien Aubanel P Frédéric Jouve TD DigiBeta/2007/18 mins ... Read more
[.Tibbar] tells the story in reverse (the title spelt backwards reads rabbit) of 20,000 albino rabbits on a breeding farm. In astonishing detail we see the entire lives of these trapped rabbits. The oddly normal backward movements of both breeders and rabbits evoke a sense of extreme distance, and at the same time a strange commitment to the furry animals' fate. ... --- ... D Leo Wentink P Hans Mu... Read more
Agent 003V4, a James Bond for the under tens, inspires awe in all those around him by drinking drinks made with "real fruit juices". Inspires all, that is, except "M". ... Read more
Imagine a single train with a seating capacity of 1050, bursting at the seams with more than 4500 passengers. The result 'a surreal journey which highlights the daily reality of an overcrowded and perilously dangerous commuter train system in Mumbai. ... Read more
Imagine a single train with a seating capacity of 1050, bursting at the seams with more than 4500 passengers. The result 'a surreal journey which highlights the daily reality of an overcrowded and perilously dangerous commuter train system in Mumbai. ... Read more
A gritty portrayal of a young Polish couple's lifestyle. An alarm clock heralds their shift work and their inability to spend time with one another ... Read more
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