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Hypnotically beautiful, Tuvalu is a surreal, original work with strong ties to Grimm's fairy tales. Marooned in a dilapidated swimming pool, Anton is forced to keep up the illusion to his blind father that their business is still intact and busy. In reality, there are almost no swimmers and those ... Read more
Twentynine Palms France/GermanyThe latest controversial film from acclaimed French auteur Bruno Dumont (The Life of Jesus, MIFF 1998) is a visually breathtaking metaphysical road movie that takes audiences on a trip into the dark recesses of the human psyche. Unconcerned with plot, Dumont's ... Read more
A visually magnetic journey through contemporary Berlin along the former Wall strip at the magical hour of twilight. This area, of such historical significance, is now an often strangely empty, eerie piece of inner-urban land surrounded by a bold new city. ... Read more
"The grammars of thought are changed by history, but the stories remain the same". The radical, prolific Nekes has subjected James Joyce's epoch-making novel to a similar creative transformation on film as Joyce's novel did to Homer's 'Odyssey':—with respect for the things which endure from ... Read more
A patient journey to the heart of the ancient Central Asian steppe where one man is hunting for treasure. But perhaps he's also trying to save his soul… Driven by a mysterious force, a Parisian teacher heads east. When his car breaks down in Kazakhstan, he decides to continue on foot ... Read more
“More than my other films, Uncle Boonmee is very much about cinema, that's also why it's personal. If you care to look, each reel of the film has a different style - acting style, lighting style, or cinematic references - but most of them reflect movies. I think that when you make a film about ... Read more
“How do children define themselves or rebel against their parents, when the lines separating the generations seem to disintegrate?” - filmmaker Pia MaraisAt 14 years old, Stevie should be at school or hanging out with kids her age, instead - having reunited with her druggie father ... Read more
When British academic, Greg Dart, found himself the target of stalking, he felt compelled to record his conflict of emotions in a candid memoir. His writing piqued the interest of filmmaker, Chris Petit, who recognised the honesty of Dart's admissions (“It was the world of my twilight motives of ... Read more
Ostensibly a documentary about the making of Thomas Harlan's. Wundkanal: Execution for Four Voices - a film about the kidnapping of Alfred Filbert, Deputy Head of the Nazi Secret Service - Unser Nazi is a powerful, magnificently accomplished piece of cinema. Harlan's project began as a fiction film ... 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
Moving feet in a mirror-like space. This tape shows the desire of a heroine to get to the top. ... Read more
In 1925 two German films in particular had immediate and widespread influence on motion picture technique: Variety, which showed that the camera couId be put to outstanding uses, and The Last Laugh which emphasized fluidity and eliminated captions. Both starred Emil Jannings and both brought a ... Read more
The sports reporter, Robert Krohn, meets by chance the ex-UFA star, Veronika Voss, still an attractive and extremely interesting woman. Fascinated by her personality and charm, he is determined to see her again. His investigations reveal that Veronika Voss is staying with a doctor. ... Dr Katz, a ... Read more
“The goal is to use all frequencies, the whole range… It's the only thing we can do. It's our expression.” - Ricardo Villalobos ... A legend on dance floors from Berlin to Tokyo, DJ Ricardo Villalobos has transformed the club scene with his personal brand of minimal techno and house ... Read more
A fulldome visual tribute to the remarkable music of Franz Liszt. ... Famed as a child prodigy, piano virtuoso and enchanter of Europe's concert halls, Franz Liszt was one of the most dazzling musical personalities of his era. In 1844 the hysterical reactions to Liszt and his concerts was dubbed ... Read more
We may forget the past, but the past won't forget us.Director Art Folman's animated documentary was surprisingly passed over for a prize in this year's Cannes competition; for many viewers the audacity and boldness of its cinematic vision marked it as a standout title. The subject matter is ... Read more
A lyrical clip based on a romantic poem by Novalis (1800) With music by Beethoven it brings us closer to the world of death. ... Read more
Images of couples dancing in the park. A voice speaks a tent by Novalis — an exhortation to love Romantic dance images mix with the macabre to motivate the contents of the Novalis message. ... Read more
“History will judge me.” - Ryszard KukliÅ„ski ... After years of persuasion, filmmaker Dariusz JabloÅ„ski had finally convinced Colonel Ryszard KukliÅ„ski to allow himself to be interviewed, but arrived to discover he had died the night before. What followed lead ... Read more
“What is there left to be against? All we want is to have fun.”Faced with having to teach autocracy for project week to a class full of disaffected youth, a high-school teacher decides to turn his classroom into a microcosm of a dictatorship, employing drill-sergeant tactics, matching uniforms ... Read more
In this parable on tyranny, a cat magician performs increasingly cruel tricks on mice. ... Read more
A photographer catches a glimpse of a wedding party arriving - through her eyes we follow this group, as several stories spin off in the course of the wedding. ... Niko Bmcher's gracious, speechless story moves like pure cinematic poetry. Shot in Poland with students from the Lodz Film School, its ... Read more
Leningrad, 19 July 1961. A summer's day and the newspapers are full of the usual articles. The world is (un)comfortably entangled in the Cold War. An average day in Leningrad: 101 babies are born in the Soviet city, 51 girls and 50 boys. One of them is filmmaker Victor Kossakovsky. ... St ... Read more
Authors: Heide Breitcl, Eval Haminel Lollo Stankowski, a 39-year-old teacher and mother, works m an environmental group to fight against the destruction of the trees because of acid rain. ... Read more
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