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Films In 2000

In this comic silent film, a lone fisherman whose wife has left him learns that there are 'plenty of fish in the sea', in more ways than one. ... Read more
"Robert Lepage's Possible Worlds makes a brave and ambitious leap into the the far reaches of reality. This elegant brain teaser will intrigue fans of science fiction and philosophy as it opens up questions of existence and consciousness."—Variety ... Two police detectives are called to a ... Read more
The streets of Moscow are explored in glorious black and white in this rambling, roughly polished gem made from equal parts of Godard, Tarkovski, Wong Kar War Buster Keaton and the British Realists. ... Read more
In this stop-motion work, a wax doll in a cosy house dreams of escape. Her formidable master does not take kindly to the budding independence of her charge, and a silent and compelling battle ensues. Sometimes the ties that bind become too tight. ... Read more
Profits of Punishments is a documentary that takes the viewer on a bizarre road-trip through the US heartland, offering a unique insight into the style and manner in which correctional facilities have evolved. In the USA today, the most powerful industry is the business of private prisons. Touted ... Read more
Boston born, Jerusalem bred director B. Z. Goldberg, a TV journalist and consultant in conflict management, persuades Israeli twins to spend a day with Arab children, initially stand-offish, suspicious, nervous— they are soon playing soccer, talking and eating together. Goldberg presents an ... Read more
A beautiful, provocative and moving debut feature from New Zealand director, Christine Jeffs. Rain tells the story of Janey (Alicia Fulford-Wierzbtcki), and her journey towards adulthood. It's the summer of 1972 as 13-year-old Janey is awakening to the newly found power of her blossoming sexuality ... Read more
This immediate and painful drama focuses on two teenage Israeli girls grappling with self-esteem, desire and their unsteady alliance. Emotionally intricate acting and subtle direction combine to create an achmgly real experience. ... Read more
Kim's most experimental film to date, Real Fiction was shot in just 200 minutes with eight 35mm cameras, ten digital cameras and twelve sequence directors. It's title, translated literally from Korean as 'state of reality', is as much a tongue-in-cheek contrivance as an allusion to the reality of ... Read more
A man reads about a new medical procedure and decides to check out the irritating sensations he's experiencing. This is a thoughtful and often wry look at a unique examination of what's inside. ... Read more
Bob (David Duchovny) is a construction worker, happily married to Elizabeth (Joely Richardson), a celebrated zoologist. Living in a luxurious apartment, they seem to have it all. Suddenly, Elizabeth is killed in a car accident and her heart is donated to an organ transplant pool. Grace (Minnie ... Read more
Jilted bride Kelly-Marie is having the worst day ot her life. But when the ladies' toilets become centre-stage for a life-or-death drama the situation calls for some serious action. ... Read more
Hilarious Lego-animated characters, Rick the insatiable Bottom and Steve the versatile Top, star in this hilarious dinner party gone sour. ... Read more
Sadako Yarnamura spends thirty years trapped in a well, and lived. More specifically, an evil, vengeful and utterly horrific trace of Sadako lived. The fatal video virus, ensuring a miserable, screaming death, that she unleashed was the subject of Ring and Ring 2 (MIFF 2000). Ring O.The Birthday ... Read more
At once a tender love story and a decadent spree through a depraved macho spaghetti western hell. Two young cowboys seek to be 'real tough men' through gun slingin', hard drinkin' and hard lovin'. A masterpiece in cinemascope. ... Read more
Roberto Succo is a name many French would rather forget. A disaffected but charismatic lone wolf killer who prowled the south of France in the early 80s, Succo's fame turned life into art - then art into politics - when French police protested at the film's inclusion in Cannes last year. ... At 19 ... Read more
A 3D animated docu-soap that tracks the tall of three redun­dant robots as they try to give meaning lo their difficult lives. As the narrator tells us, things aren't looking good. ... Read more
Nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at this year's Sundance Film Festival, Scratch presents the remarkable history of Hip-Hop told by a star-studded roll call of major players. Tracing one of modern music's most enduring forms from the 70s to the new millennium join Africa Bambaata, Grand Mixer DXT ... Read more
Tony Joe White took US radio by storm in the late 60s with his song Polk Salad Annie, later recorded by Elvis. White pioneered music he termed 'swamp rock', combining elements of blues, soul, rock and earthy, backwoods imagery with a deep, unmistakable Southern drawl. White virtually disappeared ... Read more
Early one rainy morning, insurance agent Ku-Ho having had too much to drink, runs over Mijo and in desperation, takes her home. He is stunned to learn the young girl has no apparent injuries resulting from the accident. What the girl is suffering from is memory loss. To makes matter worse, and more ... Read more
Paul Morris is your average struggling family man battling bills, daily squabbles and the multitude of problems faced in raising kids. Pressure at work doesn't help... especially when, like Paul, you're a hitman. In Mark Savage's tongue-in-cheek action/comedy it's easy to empathise with this ... Read more
A monumental 13-part Japanese anime series, Serial Experiments Lain is a heady brew of X-Files paranoia, The Matrix alternate realities, Strange Days technophilia and existential adventure Lam is a quiet, shy schoolgirl who gets e-mails from the dead. Initially bewildered by any form of technology ... Read more
Take a journey to the top of the world. Seven Songs from the Tundra is an anthology of tales set in far north Russia, depicting the life of the Nenets. Ranging in time from early last century through to modern times, the various tales offer us a glimpse into a world rarely seen. ... The Nenets, who ... Read more
MIFF opened the door on Swingers with 1998's The Lifestyle. This year all secrets about open relationships and group sex parties are laid bare in Sex with Strangers. This full frontal documentary explores the lives of three couples of various ages, whose recreational hours are spent soliciting ... Read more
Nine years in jail is Gal's (Ray Winstone) cue to get out of London and away from bad company. He retires to the Costa del Sol with wife DeeDee and best friends Aitch and Jackie. Then, an ominous phone call. A big job is being planned back in London and Don Logan (Ben Kingsley), Gals former partner ... Read more
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