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Invited to Cannes this year, this telemovie draws sees the collaboration of a number of creative talents. Director Jane Campion recently distinguished herself by being invited to — and winning — the Cannes short film competition for her student film, PEEL. Producer jan Campion has been ... Read more
Kelli Simpson's latest work follows the trials of Catherine and Liz as they decide to conceive. From choosing the sperm to finding a place to store it, having a baby proves to be more difficult than Liz imagines. ... Read more
Two Laws is a feature film of the Borroloola People's struggle for the recognition of Aboriginal Law. It is in four parts: Part 1 — Police Times. Borroloola in the 1930s, dramatic reconstruction of an event in 1933. Part 2 — Welfare Times. Describes life of the Borroloola community ... Read more
When a man is sitting down having a rest and sees another man running towards him… well, what do you do? ... --- D/S Dominic Allen P Dominic Allen, Mattoe Bruno WS Valarc Films L English, Creole w/English subtitles TD 35mm/2009 ... Read more
Jaile and his cousin Adriu live on the island of Lakeba in the Fiji Islands. They go to Suva, one to train as a doctor, the other to travel. Jaile returns in disappointment to Lakeba realising that. unless trained, he is better off in his own village than labouring in Suva. ... Read more
In Fiji there is a tendency for the young people to drift to the larger centres of population. This is the story of one such young man and his realisation that, after all, there is a place for him in his village. ... Read more
Two/Out explores the intimate and emotional friendship between two prison cellmates. Their fragile bond begins to unravel when Jack falls in love with a black plastic bag. ... Read more
A room: empty except for a chair and a clock on the wall. There is one other object in the room: a small wooden box on the floor beside the chair. A succession of people enter the room, each seeing and reacting to the things in the room according to his character or condition. ... Read more
"It seemed as if Wayne Lynch had just fallen out of the sky, after a long visit to the future." – Matt Warshaw, author of The History of Surfing ... When Wayne Lynch first appeared on the scene, he created shockwaves: no one had ever surfed like him before, and his revolutionary approach to ... Read more
Peaceful, rustic Berkeley is a charming fishing village peopled by friendly folk, and flesh devounng zombies! When a spectacular meteor shower brings an horrific alien virus to this country hamlet, the undead rise and begin their slow, unstoppable march in search of living brains. A lone, enigmatic ... Read more
After four years hard time in the slammer, Nate Maycott is determined to rebuild his family life and maintain his freedom. He wouldn't have done time at all if he had simply paid off the police like everybody else, but the 'tax' was too high. Now, just one year out of the slammer, the cops want to ... Read more
Clever photographic animation and nice timing lift this stop-motion film above the ordinary. Life becomes interesting for the hero when the weather becomes more than just a map in the newspaper or something that merely happens outside. ... Read more
UNFINISHED BUSINESS marks the first job of directing for Bob Ellis, a film critic and co-screenwriter of such distinguished films as NEWSFRONT. GOODBYE PARADISE. MAN OF FLOWERS and MY FIRST WIFE. Geoff (John Clayton), a journalist in his mid-40s who's just returned to Australia after 15 years ... Read more
“I'd always been told that I was born before my time. Oh, surely to God, the times can just catch up.” - Florence Broadhurst In this spirited and highly original documentary, acclaimed director Gillian Armstrong fleshes out the many lives of flamboyant Australian design pioneer Florence ... Read more
Prejudice infiltrates the school playground. The new girl, once the victim, turns the tables on her tormentors and injustice reigns supreme. A short succinct look al peer group pressure prejudice and fascist tendencies in the schoolyard. ... Read more
Their dream holiday became their worst nightmare. ... For Beth and Harry, the perfect romantic escape means doing something different, and going somewhere that's remote, secluded and completely uninhabited. But when they charter a boat to drop onto an isolated coral island, what seems at first like ... Read more
[Unit #52] and [Into the Night] will screen with with [Jewboy]. ... Read more
A dark tale of delusion and fantasy. Beginning wrth an image of a postcard, a man is drawn into an unhealthy obsession with his neighbour. He becomes unable to discern between reality and illusion and dreams of taking her away from all this. Screened in Cannes 2003. ... Read more
Is there any place for imperfection in a perfect world' UNmarked is the story of a misprinted papergirl struggling to find acceptance in world with no margin for error. This remarkable student film was shown in competition at Kalamazoo Animation Festival and Brazil's Anima Mundi. --- D/P/S/WS ... Read more
... ... In the words of Wim Wenders, Until the End of the World is "the ultimate road movie". On a somewhat epic scale, it builds upon many of the themes that have preoccupied Wenders throughout his remarkable career. ... ... ... Filmed in fifteen cities in eight countries and four continents, it ... Read more
A baby, a woman and a romantic sound track combine and form a hypnotic and emotive film. Untitled is a hand-processed film which has been rephotographed through a faulty optical printer and includes sections of rotoscoped animation. ... Read more
A re-photographed film. Sections in slow-motion, super impositions, re-photographed family photos and slides. ... Read more
Aboriginal resistance to white settlement has continued for almost 200 years. In earlier times guerilla warfare was waged, but failed against the more sophisticated armoury of the ... invaders Australia's Aborigines have refused to accept defeat,they are now using different tactics to get back some ... Read more
The film deals with close environmental spaces within the city limits of Sydney ... fragmentation of spaces between people and their immediate surroundings The filmic images create artificial spaces getting into a kind of surreal realism-claustrophobia. ... Read more
Following the death of her mother, Tessa travels home to Australia to deal with the estate and a reunion with her older sister. Returning to her family home, a tired, sun bleached weatherboard house adjacent to Botany Bay, she is confronted by the collected debris of memory; the fears, the tears ... Read more
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