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When the real world is too hard edged and your heels hurt, even a paper-thin fantasy can offer refuge.---D/P/S Lotje van Lieshout L English TD video/col/2005/5mins ... Read more
Many will ask why Anders Breivik went on his killing spree. Many still ask why they didn't die. ... Acclaimed Dutch documentarian John Appel had the germ of an idea: to make a film about coincidence and fate. The 2011 Norwegian massacre, which took 77 lives between the Oslo bombing and the ... Read more
During the 10 years of China's Cultural Revolution, the only culture allowed was [Yang Ban Xi] - propaganda operas. Based on traditional Chinese stories and adapted to the taste of Mao's wife, Jiang Qing Min, these eight operas presented the world in a much simpler way. All the good guys were ... Read more
Bonni loves Wiltem. Willem loves himself, and the company of others, but not Bonni's. Bonni wonders what a girl has to do to attract a man. She asks for our advice. A comedy. ... Read more
The TV is talking and it's not happy! ... Via pithy pastiches of every imaginable TV genre, from soaps and Oprah-style talk shows, to news, gardening and the ubiquitious music-video, Paul Ruven (How to Survive a Broken Heart-MiFF '91) discovers there may be 57 chan­nels, but there's only one ... Read more
Bert Haanstra's latest film is joy to watch. A visit to the zoo is made an opportunity for cross-cutting: we switch from animals to humans, from striped dresses to zebras, and we wonder who is looking at whom? Award: Fipresci prize and Gold Medal of the City, Berlin Film Festival. ... Read more
A 1962 short from Bert Haanstra made from footage he secretly shot of people visiting Amsterdam's Artis Zoo. ... --- ... D/P Bert Haanstra S Bert Haanstra, Simon Carmiggelt L no dialogue TD 16mm /1962 ... --- ... D/P Bert Haanstra S Bert Haanstra, Simon Carmiggelt L no dialogue TD 16mm /1962 ... Read more
“Constructed around an elegantly simple idea but executed with grace and ingenuity.” - Variety ... What would happen if you drilled a tunnel straight through the centre of the earth? It's a fantastical question many children dream about. In ¡Vivan Las Antipodas!, director Victor ... Read more
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