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[Brother to Brother] is the accomplished debut feature of the amply talented Rodney Evans, for which he won the 2004 Special Jury Prize at Sundance. ... Perry is an articulate and politicised college student in New York. He is also a gay artist struggling to find his voice and struggling to ... Read more
[Butterfly Man] is Samantha Rebillet's brilliant profile of Don Herbison-Evans, a man who studies butterflies and then experiences his own human metamorphosis on the dance floor. --- D/S Samantha Rebillet P Justin Davies WS AFTRS TD video/col/2004/6mins ... Read more
Set in the lonely and isolated Scottish countryside, [Can't Stop Breathing] portrays the challenges faced by a young girl who looks after her mother. --- D/S Amy Neil P Ravinda Basra WS Scottish Screen TD 35mm/col/ 2004/15mins ... Read more
Melbourne avant-garde film pioneers Arthur and Corinne Cantrill have devoted their artistic careers to the fascinating possibilities of projected light. For over 40 years, they have created film experiences exploring the cinema's relationship to performance, perception and the film medium itself ... Read more
Before her acclaimed feature debut [Look Both Ways] (screening in MIFF this year), Sarah Watt made a name for herself as one of Australia's leading and most distinctive short-film makers. Predominantly bright, painterly animations, her short films uniquely capture the drama and extraordinary ... Read more
From the Stone Age and masterpieces of the early Sung Dynasty we follow the progress of the potter's art in Japan to the elaborate porcelain produced today. ... Read more
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Does maths have a colour? Does it have a sound? Media-artist Rocco Helmchen and composer Johannes Kraas try to answer these questions in their latest fulldome edutainment show. ... Taking audiences on a journey into a fascinating world of sensuous, ever-evolving images and symphonic-electronic ... Read more
Based on a kabuki classic by Chikamatsu Monzaemon (1653-1725), Uchida's [Chikamatsu's 'Love in Osaka'] is adapted with a narrative inventiveness decades ahead of its time. ... A young man adopted into a family of wholesalers, Chubei is one evening tempted by a roguish business contact to spend a ... Read more
During the last day of the traditional Munich Carnival, the public takes over the streets. Costumed children at play are filmed with hidden cameras, in this kaleidoscopic record of the day. ... Read more
Along the Lijiang River in southern China, the picturesque scenery is as beautiful as a Chinese painting. The landscape has long inspired the people of the region to compose poems and paint pictures. The five very young artists introduced in this film all live in the Lijiang region, and have been ... Read more
A Music Cinema Performance by David Shea ... Futuristic, forbidding and totally original, Chronopolis is a work composed by David Shea for musical ensemble, film collage and narration, which tells the story of the rise and fall of the mythical city of Chronopolis - a city built on architecture of ... Read more
A man details his most intimate and life changing moment in a moving monologue. --- D Amiel Courtin-Wilson P Sally Hussy TD DigiBeta/2008/9mins ... Read more
France's Antoine Roegiers here delivers a beautiful, poetic and oneiric meditation on a cigar's smoker. --- D/P/S/WS Antoine Roegiers L no dialogue TD video/col, B&W/ 2005/5mins ... Read more
Demonstrates various applications of scientific cinematography in the field of astronomy. First part shows records of solar and lunar eclipses. Second part shows Lyot's monochromatic filter and the results obtained in solar prominence work. ... Read more
A programme of short films curated exclusively for MIFF by Bahman Ghobadi complements the \"Homelands Now\" spotlight. It is an eclectic selection from one of the least-known filmmaking cultures in the world. These shorts are not only diverse and stylistically adventurous, but provide a rare ... Read more
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The gripping first two stories in a four-part documentary project on the world's largest megacities. ... --- ... --- ... Read more
The thought-provoking final instalments in the Cities on Speed project. ... --- ... --- ... Read more
Struggling with a massive change in her life, 12-year-old Clara is disoriented and confused. Her enchanted childhood has changed forever. [Clara] screened in Official Competition at Cannes, 2005, receiving a Special Mention. --- D/S Van Sowerwine P Philippa Campey WS Film Camp L no dialogue TD ... Read more
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