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According to the filmmaker, "A Film About Film". More visual gymnastics from Paul De Nooijer. Can you spot Atom Egoyan? (See At One View) (HK) ... Read more
With papers signed, the tax advantages agreed upon and procedures put in place, a young couple begin a confronting and disturbing ritual. ... --- ... D/S Marc James Roels P Eurydice Gysel, Koen Mortier TD digibeta/2009 ... --- ... D/S Marc James Roels P Eurydice Gysel, Koen Mortier TD digibeta/2009 ... Read more
Set in the West Indies with an all-Jamaican cast, an offbeat and hilarious fairy tale about an unhappy middle class "princess" and how she is made to laugh again. ... An exceptionally endearing performance from Nelson, her "prince", and a general roughness, add to the fresh simplicity of this unique and engaging allegory on the importance of maintaining one's own culture. (A.T) ... Read more
What film noir might be like if a woman were to spin the story. It tells of the last night in a relationship between Lindsay, an aspiring actress, and Marcus, her street-wise boyfriend. The man is in the mirror — our gaze is the reverse of film noir. 'Contradictions abound as the players act out the end of their story'. -(TO) ... Read more
A Chinese artist comes to England after the massacre in Tiananmen Square full of hope for his new life in the West, but he finds it hard to come to terms with leaving China. Despite the efforts of his English girlfriend to help him, he finds the gestures of sympathy patronising and his art misunderstood. - (GWC) ... Read more
Set in contemporary Poland, this is the story of a thirteen-year-old boy who attempts to hide the fact that his father beats him. Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Short Film. ... Read more
Two men make a dawn pilgrimage to New Zealand's savage west coast. With the catch of a lifetime in hand, Joey notices, too late, the freak wave silently bearing down upon him. ... This film will literally take your breath away. A Moment Passing portrays the power of the sea as you've never seen before. Technically ambitious, at times awesome, in the space of six minutes De Salis manages to create ... Read more
An alcoholic paraplegic kidnaps his 7-year-old daughter. What on earth is he going to do now? ... Read more
Set in the North London home of an Indian family on the morning of their daughter's wedding, A Nice Arrangement explores with wit and a keen eye, the subtle complexities of a young woman's decision to go into a traditional marriage despite her apparent independence. ... Read more
Annarelia, a ten-year-old growing up in a poverty-stricken town, lives in ignorant bliss until her mother saves enough money for a new pair of glasses. Steeped in Italian cinematic tradition, this beautiful film premiered at Venice Film Festival. ... Read more
If you marry a Korean man you must become a Korean woman, and that starts with a perm. ... --- D/S LEE Ran-hee P UM Tae-shick WS Indiestory Inc L Korean w/English subtitles TD digibeta/2009 --- D/S LEE Ran-hee P UM Tae-shick WS Indiestory Inc L Korean w/English subtitles TD digibeta/2009 ... Read more
Athens has changed over the past few years. The neighbouring nations came to town when the curtain came down... Albanians, Romanians and others... but hey, that's life in the Balkans. Faraway neighbours one day, love-hate siblings and lovers the next. It's a lively mix and the streets are thankful for it. ... For Ilias, Athens is home. His city of colour, his place in the sun. He cruises the night... Read more
Fourteen-year-old Maurice likes filming his family with an old super 8mm camera: his sick father his stressed mother and his younger brother Casper. But while he's documenting the everyday, he's quietly aware how sick his father actually is. ... Read more
As Dennis discovers, being Miss Understood can sometimes be a good thing. The age-old struggle for understanding between generations is captured in this musical about self-acceptance and finding the courage to be yourself. ... Read more
A black man and a white woman lie naked in bed and taunt each other about 'small' versus 'big' and 'fleshy' versus 'tight'. A Small Dick Fleshy Ass Thang subverts, inverts and ridicules racial stereotypes in the realm of the sexual. A hilarious poke at physical embarrassment. ... Read more
An award winning short that captures with poetic precision a sense of place and character in a barber shop over a fifteen year period on a quiet Paris street. Reminiscent of Paul Auster, and possibly in an oblique sense a homage to Jaques Tati for the street of the coiffure homme has a life all its own Le Smoke perhaps. (SC) ... Read more
The scent of betrayal and revenge laces the emotional air between two cellmates and the woman they both love A spiders web of deceit is finely rendered. (JS) ... Read more
A young soldier finds a place to forget what he does and remember who he is. This film captures the love and isolation within a land divided. ... Read more
A young woman returns to her family in the country, on the death of her mother. Tension remains between herself, her elder sister and their father ... A brilliantly observed short drama. ... - Winner, Grand Prix, Grenoble Short Film Festival, 1988. ... Read more
Here is a classroom full of quiet, attentive and brilliant children every teacher's dream. But Madame finds herself m the midst of a night­mare when she tries to outwit them m a series of Eco-esque verbal puzzles The blackboard jungle returns with a very curly twist of French theory (SB) ... Read more
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