Fiction

In this bittersweet tale, Teenie is left outside the pub by her wayward father and becomes prey to the whims and fan­cies of passing strangers.. ... Read more
In a smoke filled, seedy bar a jaded dame looks on while two men engage in a dramatic game of one-upmanship. What begins innocently enough with a beer mat flip rapidly escalates to the ultimate trick. ... Read more
An education slide show not suitable for children. Sparkles, a two-foot antique clown, is the prized possession in Mr Higgins' quaint antique shop. But when he comes to life on a dark and stormy night, he's not the loving son Mr Higgins wished he would be. ... Read more
Tom is just beginning to learn that maybe his dead best buddy Dave wasn't such a great mate after all. An ultra-black comedy from Alethea Jones, director of When the Wind Changes (MIFF 2010) and the 2012 Tropfest winner Lemonade Stand. ... D Alethea Jones P Julian Vincent Costanzo S Luke Ryan TD HD Cam/2012 ... Read more
A cleaner blows up her dead prick-of-a-husband ... Read more
Amber is bored with her forthcoming debutant ball. Why not substitute her 'friend' at the party? A stylish fable of class and awakening sexuality, shot with a remarkable economy of means and a macabre sensibility reminiscent of The Company of Wolves. ... Read more
Frank is a lonely and purposeless young man until he meets Mr Lord, the charismatic supermarket manager, who employs him to do the lord's work amongst the baked beans and weekly specials. ... An economy-sized pop-comedy from video artist Rik Lander. ... Read more
After three months in the belly of a Russian submarine, even the best men can and will become savages. ... --- ... D/S Ariel Kleiman P Anna Kojevnikov, Benjamin Gilovitz, Sarah Cyngler Dist STOOL PIGEON L Russian w/English subtitles TD 35mm/2009 ... --- ... D/S Ariel Kleiman P Anna Kojevnikov, Benjamin Gilovitz, Sarah Cyngler Dist STOOL PIGEON L Russian w/English subtitles TD 35mm/2009 ... Read more
Late one evening in Moscow in 1937, Defence Councel Sedov hears a knock at the door. Three women whose agronomist husbands have been sentenced to death for alleged sabotage beg him to take on the seemingly hopeless task of saving them. Sedov embarks upon a succession of encounters with increasingly powerful officials, gradually persuading them to look at the case anew. But the highest authorities ... Read more
Shot on high-definition video, transferred to 35mm with remarkable results, this a truly contemporary experimental work, looking at the meaning, the importance of vision. ... Total vision is left behind in paradise. Instead we have the pleasure of degrees of blindness. ... Read more
Marianna and her blind son Bilaly are impov­erished outcasts of a small African village. Marianna will sacrifice anything to get her son free from his prison of darkness. This beautiful looking film is coloured with tribal magic and rites of passage. ... Read more
A sparse glimpse surrounding the deportation of a man set on the Arab/Israeli border. - (JS) ... Read more
In 1998 twin sisters Annie and Pammie suffer a shock when their mother leaves their father after 39 years of marriage. Better known for her work in animation until now, Sarah Watt uses both live action and animation to recreate the childhood world of the twins as they reflect on their parent's relationship. ... Read more
Times are tough for Georg and his son's glass business. It seems there just isn't enough crime to keep their business afloat. Desperate Deeds is a stylish and evocative film that reveals a darkly comic portrait of desperate times. ... Read more
A man's strange obsession with dirt becomes an unusual allegory for individuality and self-sufficiency. ... Read more
Nassiem Valamanesh's (Side by Side, MIFF 09) distinctive voice and visual style shines through in this film about a man who wakes up to a world where no one can talk. ... D/S Nassiem Valamanesh P Selena Tan TD HD Cam/2011 ... Read more
Two armed robbers sit waiting in a car opposite the bank for dawn to approach. Lost in snatches of fond memory and chilling moments of recollection, each one is instinctively aware of what is to come. Screened in Aspen. ... Read more
Beautifully photographed in black and white, this evocative depiction of Brixton youths constantly plays with the viewer's prejudices and tips them on their head. The lives of the characters - their friendships, their lovers, the response to a pregnancy - are shown in glimpsed moments, with a textured, non dialogue based soundtrack. The picture that builds is rich and extremely moving. Inspired, a... Read more
Lata tends to put her dad up on a pedestal, but as Father's Day approaches all the secrets he's hiding threaten to bring him down. ... --- ... D/S Kuba Czekaj P Ewa Jastrz bska WS Munk Studio L Polish w/English subtitles TD HDCAM/2009 ... --- ... D/S Kuba Czekaj P Ewa Jastrz bska WS Munk Studio L Polish w/English subtitles TD HDCAM/2009 ... Read more
A writer returns to his hometown in the Polish rust belt, rekindling an old sibling rivalry. No one is what they seem in this beautifully observed study of the tension between personal freedom and familial duty. ... Read more
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