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Hell may be other people, but sometimes they're also our salvation. ... In the stark confines of Amsterdam airport, 39-year-old Mirte works as a cleaner for a detention facility where new asylum seekers are held for 10 days before being released. Troubled and wary, Mirte's safe routine is shattered ... Read more
Internationally, humanists recoiled from the death pronouncement by Ayatollah Khomeini on Salman Rushdie. This confronting documentary begins with footage of Iranian protests in Amsterdam surrounding this decree, then sets out to show that the response to The Satanic Verses was not an exceptional ... Read more
Sound and images are so inseparably connected in this tape that it is ... impossible to regard them as independent element. ... Read more
“Rembrandt is captured in all his joyful, bawdy, self-analyzing ways, prey to passions and capable of real love.” - Variety ... Director Peter Greenaway (The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover) returns with an exploration of greed, lust and art with Nightwatching, the story of Rembrandt and ... Read more
Fourteen-year-old Marian plays truant from school and goes to work in a busy cafe without telling her parents. But she is too shy and awkward, and before long she gets the sack. ... Read more
Ho Yuhang sets out to interview a group of Indonesians who want to invade his home country of Malaysia. ... D Ho Yuhang P Mandy Marahimin, Lorna Tee S Prima Rusdi, Ho Yuhang L Indonesian w/English subtitles TD digibeta/2011 ... Read more
A disarmingly straightforward film whose luminosity and embroidered craft raises what has become commonplace in the digital back into a realm of aesthetic pleasure. --- D/P Francien van Everdingen WS Filmbank TD 16mm/2007/3mins ... Read more
“Stands comparison with the work of the award-winning Dardenne Brothers.” - Rotterdam International Film Festival Two years after the death of his wife and daughter, boxing coach Lucien is still struggling to come to terms with this tragic loss. Compassion and empathy only irritate him, so the ... Read more
“I see history as a badly mixed cocktail made of semi-democratic elections, coups, terrorism and corruption.” - Jorge Kanashiro, Peruvian bartender ... Like many South American countries, Peru exists in a constant state of social and political turmoil, largely out of the sight and minds of the ... Read more
A short film investigating the connection between a diet of grains and nuts, how far you can do the splits, little girls with ribbons, and predestination. Not to forget Georgian men firing rifles and the head of a cross-eyed horse. ... Read more
In a small village, the imminent registration of the 1000th inhabitant, in the person of a baby about to be born, is awaited with excitement. Nobody takes notice of the birthday of the oldest inhabitant Their lack of attention leads to unexpected results. ... Read more
The welcome return of provocative film director Sally Potter teams her with festival favourite Tilda Swinton in a grand tour de force. Acquiring centuries, continents and sexes in a sweeping flourish, Orlando, as in Virginia Woolf's novel of 1928, is a lissome four-hundred-year-old with remarkable ... Read more
The film traces the development of magnetism from its oldest application to its versatile and recent use in radio, television and electronic computers. ... Read more
This film biography is the reconstruction of a period which coincides with the life of the conductor: the musical-historical climate of the beginning of this century in Germany, the great influence of Mahler, Schonberg and Stravinsky. ... At the same time, the film shows the general social climate ... Read more
A compelling exposition of master sculptor Anselm Kiefer's manufactured landscapes. ... Directed by Sophie Fiennes (The Perverts Guide to Cinema, MIFF 06) and produced by Kees Kasander (Fish Tank, MIFF 09) this production is a creative journey into the soul of German artist Anselm Kiefer. A giant ... Read more
"P" stands for Perfectionist, a man above and coldly critical of every human institution. Dressed and cloaked entirely in black, P is the unapproachable and infallible judge of humanity until he meets his match. ... Read more
People the world over are baffled by the act of suicide bombing. Whatever one's political view, it is virtually incomprehensible. Dutch-based Palestinian filmmaker Hany Abu-Assad delivers a powerful and measured inquiry into this act of martyrdom in his Berlin 2005 award-winning [Paradise Now]. The ... Read more
This meditation on memory, time and loss is purportedly the first feature film from Paraguay in more than 30 years. Ramon and Candida are farmer folk living in a remote corner of Paraguay. The absence of their son, who is away fighting in the Chaco war against Bolivia, leaves a palpable void in ... Read more
This is a sensual study of a young man, Arnold Cleever, who goes into retreat when a photo in a newspaper convinces him that he is a wanted SS officer. In his paranoid state, his relationship with his relatives deteriorates, while he develops a love-hate affair with his mistress. ... Adriaan ... Read more
One of the surprises of this year's programme looks like being Paul Cohen's Part Time God, a challenging and extremely original work about the origins of the earth, free will and human endeavour. ... Read more
Screening at London, Pusan and Toronto as well as taking the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury (Special Mention) at Cannes, Pauline and Paulette has warmed hearts globally with its loveable characters. A family drama concerning the ties between four sisters, with all their flaws on show, the film ... Read more
Cinema, the projection of our dreams, desires and nightmares, has always been a fertile subject for psychoanalysis. In his freewheeling and endlessly amusing signature style, world famous philosopher, culture theoretician and mad cinema buff Slavoj Zizek takes psychoanalysis on a ride through some ... Read more
Based on a report that appeared in the Phoenix Gazette, the film tells the story of a twenty-one year old girl who, in punishment for having slept out with her boyfriend, is ordered by her parents to shoot and bury her pet dog. ... Read more
The film traces Mondriaan's development from naturalism, through cubism, to pure abstraction. The sound track combines a sparse commentary with quotations from Mondriaan's own words. ... Read more
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