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Films In 2007

At the seaside two families experience two extreme situations - as a man fights boredom a woman is lost in the waves. --- D/S Adrian Sitaru P Horea Murgu L Romanian w/English subtitles TD 35mm/2007/16mins ... Read more
A gangland thriller set against the violence and corruption of New York's Korea Town.John is a young American-born Korean attorney fresh from college and trying to prove himself. Taking on a pro bono case defending a 14-year-old accused of killing a prominent gangster, he finds himself thrown into ... Read more
What The Future Sounded Like Australia What The Future Sounded Like colours in a lost chapter in music history, uncovering a group of composers and innovators who harnessed technology and new ideas to re-imagine the boundaries of music and sound. Features music from Pink Floyd, Hawkwind, Roxy Music ... Read more
On the infamous Gordon Estate in Dubbo, the entire community has been given an eviction notice. Within three years, all their homes will be demolished. In this powerful documentary, the community speaks for the first time about the issues they face and about being black in a regional town like ... Read more
Whirlpool is a Yirritja story that is told in Mara language in Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia. The Freshwater and Saltwater people of Arnhem land (in Australia's Northern Territory) battle over a Freshwater woman. --- ... D James Calvert S Angelina George (Gotjan), Betty Roberts ... Read more
“Spooner's style calls to mind the youthful energy of early Spike Lee.” - Hollywood ReporterAt first skinny jeans, the right hairstyle and a liking for Blondie were enough to keep African-American Ajamu (Ayinde Howell) satisfied in New York's predominantly white indie-rock scene. Bookish and ... Read more
“I see a lot of me in the horses. Taken out of the chaos, brought here, taken to a great place.” - inmate Anthony Edwards ... Each year at the base of the Colorado Rocky Mountains, selected inmates from the Canon City Corrections Facility are paired with some of the 32,000 wild mustang horses ... Read more
“Each of our pictures is a kind of visual love letter from us to the viewer, and it's the space between the viewer and the picture which makes art.” - George ProuschJulian Cole's latest film charts the 40-year career of one of the art world's most well known double acts, Gilbert Prousch and ... Read more
“By paying very careful attention to what people say, we're able to hear what affects not only the individual, but also the whole culture.” - filmmaker André Téchiné It's the summer of 1984 and Manu has left the quiet hum of the provinces to join his sister in Paris. These are the happy days ... Read more
“An elegant combo of slow-burn romance and social realism… Wonderful Town reaches deeply into the hearts and minds of people struggling to rebuild themselves long after the physical shockwaves have subsided.” - VarietyA Bangkok architect travels to a coastal town in the south of Thailand ... Read more
“Australians all let us recoil, for we have no idea. We go to war for wealth and oil, our home is girt by fear.” - TZU Words from the City explores the evolving Australian hip hop scene through intimate observations by some of the nation's most progressive and compelling artists, including the ... Read more
“Write about what you know. More writers fail because they try to write about things they don't know than for any other reason.” - William S. Burroughs ... Filmmakers Lars Movin and Steen Møller Rasmussen discovered footage of an encounter between Beat generation legend William S ... Read more
A cinematic peek into a harsh, forbidding landscape. Each shot is so perfectly composed that it is a journey and a story in itself. When the drill finally breaks through the rock, signalling the euphoric end of the tunnel it is also the end of a friendship. A glimmer of light in the darkness is the ... Read more
“Chinese films don't usually depict real life, so they're not used to my films.” - Jia Zhang-keFilmmaker Jia Zhang-ke's journey home after winning the Golden Lion at the 2006 Venice Film Festival for his film Still Life (MIFF 07) is profiled in this documentary by French director Damien ... Read more
“We are committed to rebuilding a proud Japan, where the prime minister can openly worship at Yasukuni.” - Japanese politican ... A celebrated but beleaguered documentary, Yasukuni drew a storm of controversy in Japan from ultra-nationalists, who labelled the film anti-Japanese. Chinese ... Read more
“Another precision-helmed, tightly wound, metaphysical thriller that confirms [Christian Petzold] as one of Germany's finest middle-generation directors.” - Variety Featuring a stand-out performance by Nina Hoss in which she occupies almost the entire screen time (previously seen in Petzold's ... Read more
One man's efforts to repair his broken family with yellow paint and electricity. ... In the harsh landscape of Algeria, a poor Berber farming family is stunned by news of their son's death, who was killed while serving in the military. With only a motorbike and a trailer his father Mouloud travels ... Read more
Named by FIPRESCI as their Revelation of the Year. In a small village on Majorca, Hans, a German odd-jobs man, reports for work for an affluent fellow countryman. He learns that his predecessor's name was also Hans but the locals are unwilling to say what happened to him. Certainly, he was on the ... Read more
“You, the Living is about the human being, about her greatness and her miserableness, her joy and sorrow, her self-confidence and anxiety. A being at whom we want to laugh and also cry for. It is simply a tragic comedy or a comic tragedy about us.” - filmmaker Roy Andersson In You, the Living ... Read more
What could be more punk than a bunch of old folk ripping into The Ramones' ‘I Wanna Be Sedated'?In the hands of a senior citizens choir with an average age of 81, The Clash's ‘Should I Stay or Should I Go', David Bowie's ‘Golden Years' and the Bee Gees' ‘Stayin' Alive' take on gleeful new ... Read more
In his follow up to the BAFTA nominated ‘Film Noir' (MIFF 2006) Osbert Parker trawls through old movies and his Dinky toy collection again to create this darkly entertaining love story and psychological thriller. Won best animated film at the Aspen Short Film Festival. ... D/S Osbert Parker P/WS ... Read more
“While most cinematic genres are languishing, the horror movie is alive and well and holidaying in the Spanish sun.” - GuardianThe shaky camera trend of horror that began with The Blair Witch Project and continued through to the likes of Diary of the Dead (also showing in this year's program) ... Read more
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