Fiction

What happens when a man you invited to lunch cancels his visit when the table's set, the candles are lit and lunch is ready? A short story from everyday life in a beautifully compact form. ... Read more
Thomas, embarking on a new life, collides with Elizabeth - a 'woman in red'. Together they discover something about themselves and each other. ... Read more
An evening conversation with Jeremy, John and Simon. Oh God, we're not talking about art again, are we? ... Read more
A quirky urban parable about a faithful pigeon feeder led into temptation on his way to offer the daily bread. Well served by its cast of two off-Broadway actors and a flock of pigeons trained by the 'The Birdmen of Harlem', this low-budget B&W student film has a gritty, high contrast look, achieved by shooting and pro­cessing the film entirely on reversal stock. ... Read more
15 year old Anna misses the last train home, and finds herself stranded in Paris. A cautious stranger, Felix, passes by, and Anna manages to convince him to take her back to his flat. Felix reveals he is not as reticent as he originally seemed. In fact, he is nothing like he originally seemed. They share a surreal, giddy night together, which culminates in one of the oddest and original endings a ... Read more
Another Girl, Another Planet, a dreamy fable about a guy in an East Village walk-up and his serial love life, has gained considerable acclaim and notoriety over the last year, largely due to its unique look and particular production history. Directed by a respected collaborator of Wenders and Beresford, who had already made one large scale feature film (the wonderful Twister, a lost film in most c... Read more
Memories, betrayals and secrets emerge from the past when Katina's mother comes from Greece to visit the family The bitter embrace between mother and daughter is observed by Katina's own daughter Sophia (played with grave innocence by Xarts Miller) who must play her own role in this moving drama of estrangement (RR) ... Read more
In this startling piece, a boy - a self-proclaimed demon - terrorises and thrills his friends, always taking things a step too far. Eventually the children are whipped into an uncontrollable frenzy by him and events grow dangerously out of control. Screened at Telluride and Rotterdam. ... Read more
"Have you ever thought you knew someone, really knew someone. Then one day you realise. He's mad!' ... Anton and Minty is a remarkable comedy about a couple of mad South Londoners that stamps Alnoor Dewshi as a unique and singular voice in the next generation of British filmmakers. Anton ("I am a man with a ladder") lives with Minty. She likes tea and roll-your-own cigarettes and taking enough pil... Read more
An evocation of the life and work of composer Anton Webern Poetry as a way of life Winner 1st Prize Brussels International Film Festival. ... Read more
Suburban Melbourne area 1966 Antonio loves Anna, is passionate about Doctor Zlnvago and, despite religious guilt, tempted by opportuni­ties for infidelity Strange happenings are a-foot' The film, full of irony and comic mischief, is a cross between a contemporary folktale and a medieval morality play — with just a dash of the occult (AH) ... Read more
In Arcadia, you trust no one. The world is under siege, and for Gavin's mum, even breakfast would be a trap. When Gavin says he's going out, his parents suspect the worst. ... Read more
Ostensibly tracing the steps of an amateur anthropologist Ray Bud as he takes us back to the site of his boyhood triumph - the finding of mastodon bones in the local park - Arrowhead is a mocking mockumentary, an adolescent's war against anonymity, and a pathetic but ultimately admirable attempt to leave his mark upon an indifferent environment. ... Read more
An Oedipal Mites-of-Passage film in which Lionel, a bug-eyed pre-pubescent boy learns that the difference between incests and insects is more than a mothful. Lionel is plagued by a fear that won't Baygone - a blight to his socialite parents, respectable (cata)pillars of the community, and Enka their arachnidic au pair ... Eventually Lionel and Enka come to blowies as Lionel tries to flea the tangl... Read more
She thinks if she can steal away in the darkness, before the man in the bed wakes, it never happened. The man in the tree strongly disagrees. Golden Bear winner at Berlin. ... Read more
"Two men in chairs by the open hearth; photos move in front of their heads." Accurate enough, though hardly preparation for this combination of pixilation, micromesh mixing, photography and film. The filmmakers' concerns are with the world of art " as an artificial world", and "when the representation of reality takes on maniacal forms". Or are they just having fun? (See A Fortified City) (H.K) ... Read more
Absurd humour amongst the changing of the seasons as two jinxed, soulless desperadoes try anything for a free cup of coffee. ... --- ... D/S Jonas Selberg Augustsén P Freddy Olsson WS Swedish Film Institute L Swedish w/English subtitles TD 2009 ... --- ... D/S Jonas Selberg Augustsén P Freddy Olsson WS Swedish Film Institute L Swedish w/English subtitles TD 2009 ... Read more
Along the windswept Coney Island boardwalk, Sonny meets young Eddie who introduces him to some of the many mysteries of this faded, forgotten neighbourhood. McCleave's moody and mysterious rust-tinted mini-drama shows a truly cinematic elan over its 16 gripping minutes. ... Read more
Avondale New Zealand 1965. A young boy, Paul, contends with the profound events taking place in his life. This is a beautifully crafted, evocative and moving story of guilt, loss, love and smoked eels. ... Read more
Beautifully shot and finely acted, Avril opens an intriguing window on women in contemporary Tunisia. Amida, a 10 year old girl, arrives from her native village with an old man who sells her to Farida and Dalila, two sisters in their fifties. There is a strange mood in Amida's new environment. ... Read more
Select a festival
Search The Film Archive
Browse By Director