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Nobody liked it I may have gotten ahead of myself in the attempt to create cinema for the subconscious I think that if I could have induced a hypnotic state on the viewers, they could then have understood its meaning. Further research pending. ... Read more
'a new pair of shoes makes me really happy'? In this remarkable and often unsettling film, 10 debutantes reflect on their lives and goals, and deliver a fleeting impression of youth, ceremony and transformation. --- D/P/WS Michael Carmody, Justine Beltrame TD video/col/2005/8mins ... 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
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A white ball bounces down a stairway stretching to infinity Inside the ball is suspended a mechanism bearing a cube Inside the cube a forest of stones, inside the forest of stones a platform on which lives a curious man, Mr R -who spends his life pumping out, with a totally inadequate foot-pump ... 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 ordinary ... Read more
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Five films exploring the way human desire influences love, sexuality, gender and lust. Sometimes passions are fulfilled, sometimes they are not. Occasionally desire is straightforward, but more often than not, it's complicated… ... Read more
To a powerful soundtrack by Interpol (indeed commissioned by the band), Talmage Cooley ([Pol Pot's Birthday], MIFF 05) opens a window onto the life of Mike, a blind teenager growing up with a semi-tough gang of blind buddies in the tired neighbourhoods of Buffalo. --- D/WS Talmage Cooley P Talmage ... Read more
A desperate man finds inspiration in a broken shopping trolley. World premiere, AcceleratED ... ... D/S Kasimir Burgess P Chris Kamen TD digibeta/2008/14mins ... Read more
Part seven in John Smith's deceptively simple Hotel Diaries series, this time set in Israel.---D/P John Smith WS Video Data Bank TD vid/col/2007/14mins ... Read more
A massacre initiated by the followers of an apocalyptic religious sect has left more than 100 people dead - including the self-appointed executioners slain by fellow cult members. Three years have passed… On the anniversary of the slaughter, four friends who lost loved ones in the tragedy ... Read more
Casting a watchful lens over a series of very different subjects, this program of documentary shorts presents the world at its most raw. ... --- ... --- ... Read more
Programme 1Soft Words (Australia)Last Orders: The Narrowboat Coffin (UK)The Motorman (Sweden)Last Orders: The Lifegem (UK)Nigger Lovers (Australia)Last Orders: Compost (UK)Christmas In Huddersfield (UK)Never Like The First Time (Sweden) A Million in Debt is Normal Says My Grandfather (Austria) ... Read more
Programme 1 I Want To Be A Pilot (Spain)Human Performance and Limitations (Sweden)Passage (Brazil) The Butcher's Wife (Australia)Lipari (Netherlands)The Fighting Cholitas (Bolivia)Untold (Sweden) ... Read more
A Triumphant Tale (11mins)Szmolinsky (5 mins)The Ladies (13 mins)Under Construction (10 mins)City of Cranes (14 mins)Cyanosis (35 mins)Dirty Pictures (14 mins)---Program Length 102 mins ... Read more
From a Scottish prison to the streets of São Paulo to the mountains in Ecuador; these short documentaries deliver privileged insights into the lives of others. ... Read more
These documentary films may be short on running time, but they still tackle the big issues. ... Read more
Bold perspectives and privileged insights into the lives of others are on offer in this eclectic collection of documentary shorts. ... Read more
Revelatory, inspiring, rewarding, even confronting... All necessary tonics. Includes a new short work from Iranian master Abbas Kiarostami. ... Films include: ... Veiled Ambition, Spitfire 94, Transformers: The Art of Circuit Bending, Troy, Sleep City, The Betel Tree, Last Men Standing, The Fence ... Read more
A dog...An electric collar...And plenty to bark at... --- D/P Steve Baker P Damon Escott TD 35mm/2008/4'40min WS Head Picture ... Read more
Pacifist Yoav Genar is doing all he can to prevent his son from enlisting in the Israeli army. In the 24 hours prior to the draft, an ideological and emotional confrontation evolves between father and son. --- D/S Naomi Levari P Talya Salama, Yoav Abramovitch WS Sam Speigel School of Cinema ... Read more
“Sex, lies and draughtsmanship.” - Guardian ... Still one of Greenaway's best films to date, The Draughtsman's Contract (MIFF 83) delves into the twisted hedonism and rhetoric of 17th century aristocrats, as the wife of the wealthy and cantankerous Mr Herbert commissions a draughtsman to draw ... Read more
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