Fiction

A classroom full of attentive children, every teacher's dream. But Madame finds herself in the midst of a nightmare when she tries to out­wit them is a series of Eco-esque verbal puz­zles. The blackboard jungle returns with a very curly twist of French theory. ... Read more
Abigail is trying to leave town, but is constantly delayed by residents holding her accountable for the actions of her destructive mother. ... Second prize winner in the Cinéfondation at Cannes this year. ... D/S Matthew James Reilly P Matthew James Reilly, Raven Jensen, Seth Blogier TD HD Cam/2012 ... Read more
Urban living at its worst—allergies, diseases, missing Y-fronts—and of course, finding the dust level. ... Read more
A commuter train rattles through the night, and as a man threatens a woman in the carriage, the audience is forced to confront the question "what would you do?" Schweiger's tautly constructed film is as disquieting for the introspective journey it asks the viewer to take as for the unpleasant circumstances it depicts. ... Read more
A harrowing study of fractured male ethos set in the remote beauty of Ruapehu's Makatote Gorge, Accidents deconstructs the myths of masculine camaraderie with a palpable sense of dire inevitability. Reminiscent of William Golding's "Lord of the Flies", the film is tense and provocative throughout, and lingers long after its end credits as a psychological thriller of frightening plausibility. ... Read more
The moving and visual journey of Sylvania. a young Italian woman, who is torn between her parent's strong and unbreakable traditional values and her own desire for sexual freedom. (MI) ... Read more
Adrian and his mother are enjoying a seaside holiday when the dynamic between them is forever changed by his mother's liaison with a handsome stranger. ... Read more
On this day, in loving memory of Pearly, Agnes and Maude play a game on Pearly's favourite poker machine. But when they hit the jackpot, money isn't the only thing that comes spilling out. The gaudy familiarity of the local RSL belies the complex past that is unravelled over a few quick drinks in memory of a dear friend. ... Read more
Agora centres on the fear and panic of being lost in a crowded fairground, as a young girl befriends another lost boy hiding under a bus. The pair cleverly devise a strategy to make themselves seen as well as heard. ... Read more
Having left Franco's Spain many years prior Elias, now returns to meet what remains of his family and to confront the present day reality of his long guarded and cherished memories. Correspondence with his grandson, Eneko, a dancer, has nurtured the nostalgia he carries for the place of his childhood. Eneko has promised to perform the agurra for him upon his return, a dance which is inspired by th... Read more
This film is anything but boring. The synopsis for this film could be "a couple argue about the man's mother coming to visit"—but alienation is about the shifting borders in relationships. Where are the limits? What happens if you go beyond them? It's a tense, but amusing, ride. The sense of changing space and power is reinforced by the camera and sound design, providing a strongly cinematic exper... Read more
Prolific, political and peripatetic Jon Jost is a genuine cinema maverick. He works not so much against the system as out of it, with an independence that is both exhilarating and harsh. This is his most lavish film yet and possibly the most accessible. It seems to signal a new direction for Jost evoking as it does the spectre of an American Eric Rohmer. ... The story concerns a young French woman... Read more
Allerd Fishbein's In Love is a delightful comedy about the first big crush. On holiday with his parents and his older brother, 13 year old Allerd Fishbein meets the confident and beautiful Marrika Guttman. There's only one problem: he's Jewish and she's German! As their parents battle it out in hilarious style, Allerd is drawn further and further into the intoxicating world of first love. ... Read more
Alone in a foreign country Amadi knows that a person's face can never tell their full story - but his heartbreak and that of his neighbour may be more similar than he realises. ... --- ... D/S Zia Mandviwalla P Owen Hughes WS NZ Film Commission L English, Rwandan w/English subtitles TD 35mm/2010 ... --- ... D/S Zia Mandviwalla P Owen Hughes WS NZ Film Commission L English, Rwandan w/English subtit... Read more
As President Bush's 'War Against Drugs' rant dominates the soundtrack we see another reali­ty — two characters who everyday have to contend with an America more interested in sermonising than compassion, in policing rather than contending with the issues. ... Read more
A cunning storyteller presents a curious tale of blackmail to two friends invited to lunch. As the story unwinds we realise that the blackmail plot is merely a cover-up for a far more sinister plot involving revenge and murder. This fast-paced, ironic black comedy provides the spectator with a challenging puzzle of events whose meaning always lies just beyond the frameline.- (TB) ... Read more
In 1901, Professor Humlum is inspired to help amnesiacs ... Read more
Through a progression of flashbacks, Amor tells the story of eight year old Caitlin living with her diplomat parents in Buenos Aires. Influenced by the surrounding popular culture of romance, Caitlin learns about love, sex and disillusion through the relationship Marta, the family maid, and her handsome nocturnal visitor. ... Read more
An elderly woman silently carries out a what appears to be a ritualised activity, the point of which only becomes clear as the film progresses. This moving film from Korea is a beautiful meditation on life, death and the passage of time. ... Read more
Based on the Oscar Wilde play, Oliver Parker's An Ideal Husband is a rare triumph—celebrating the wit of Wilde's theatrical voice whilst exploiting the medium of film to full effect. Rupert Everett {My Best Friend's Wedding) takes on the role of Lord Arthur Goring—confirmed bachelor and famed throughout London for his elegance, repartee and refusal to take anything seriously. When called upon by h... Read more
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