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Films In 2013

Three friends and two catastrophes collide in this playful, stylish outing from one of the vanguard of fresh new Gallic filmmaking. ... Best friends Arman and Benjamin are thirty-something, single and going nowhere. When Arman is mugged it turns out to be a blessing as it brings Amélie into ... Read more
"One of 2013's most thrillingly virtuoso filmmaking achievements." – Hollywood Reporter ... The closing night film of the 2013 Cannes Critics' Week is actually three films in one: a triptych exploring 3D and its evolution in the world of cinema, with one film each from Peter Greenaway ... Read more
"Possesses energy, passion … cataloguing the financial crimes, police misconduct, economic disparity and constitutional crises of the past several years makes for an emotional experience." – Variety ... In the late summer of 2011, a social uprising started in Zuccotti Park, near ... Read more
Aim High in Creation! is a revolutionary comedy about the cinematic genius of North Korea's late dear leader, Kim Jong-il, with a groundbreaking experiment at its heart: the making of a film-within-a-film, based on the rules of his manifesto The Cinema and Directing. ... Fearing that a gas mine is ... Read more
"A lively and somewhat self-effacing portrait of an artist whose work is anything but forgettable." – Hollywood Reporter ... Award-winning filmmaker Marcel Ophüls returns after 18 years with an irreverent, charming journey through a life lived in film – from growing up as ... Read more
"Ain't Them Bodies Saints is a wholly engrossing and impressive piece of work that the movie world will be talking about all year long." - The Playlist ... Outlaw couple Bob Muldoon (Casey Affleck) and Ruth Guthrie (Rooney Mara) find their crime spree at an abrupt end when they surrender after ... Read more
"Denis is at the height of her powers ... unfaltering control, superb manipulation of mood and masterful use of music." - Hollywood Reporter ... When wealthy patriarch Jacques commits suicide in suspicious circumstances his family must come together to try to pick up the pieces - and to apportion ... Read more
"The best black, gay, one-eyed junkie piano genius New Orleans has ever produced." - Dr John ... A run-in with a jukebox in New Orleans was all director Lily Keber needed to know that James Booker was special. But who was he? Here she unveils an all-but-forgotten mad genius of jazz and blues piano ... Read more
Ben Whishaw stars as a young man walking a thin line between euphoria and hopelessness, whose compulsive and erratic dancing to music that only he can hear makes him both vulnerable and threatening. ... D/S Aneil Karia P Scott O'Donnell TD DCP 2013 ... Read more
"[Flora] Lau has crafted a drama that's both visually and emotionally lovely." - Screen Daily ... Anna is a stylish Hong Kong housewife who has just been abandoned by her wealthy husband; Fai, her chauffeur, is from Shenzhen in mainland China, and is desperate to have his wife give birth over the ... Read more
The fans knew him as the "black Mick Jagger". His band kick-started Aboriginal rock, releasing the first ever Aboriginal-language rock songs in the mainstream. His name was George Rrurrambu and this is his story. ... Back in 1981 George Rrurrambu and his Warumpi Band burst out of the Northern ... Read more
"A mesmerizing psychological thriller with a bruised and battered killer whale at its center." – Variety ... In 2010, the orca Tilikum killed one of his Sea World trainers. It was the third death the killer whale had been involved in over two decades in captivity. This eye-opening film ... Read more
"A darkly comic send-up of revenge movies." – Hollywood Reporter ... Dwight is a vagrant living in the empty beach houses of the wealthy when he gets word that a man from his past is being released from prison. Instantly, Dwight springs into action, and puts himself on a path of bloody ... Read more
Based on a short story by Russian playwright Maxim Gorky, Boles is a stop-motion animation about an author suffering writer's block. When his neighbour asks him to write a letter for her fiancé, he discovers something unusual. ... D Špela Čadež P Špela ... Read more
A travelling photographer and his assistant take photos of Tibetan nomads in front of various backgrounds, with a variety of props, chronicling a changing Tibetan culture. ... D/S Hu Wei P Julien Féret, Yangxu Zou WS AMA Productions L Tibetan w/English subtitles TD DCP/2013 ... Read more
"An unsettling portrait of the artist as a mad woman, anchored by a riveting lead performance." - Hollywood Reporter ... In 1915, French sculptor Camille Claudel had been confined against her will in a mental institution for two years. Insisting she is sane and yet beset by paranoia about her ... Read more
Taika Waititi (Boy, MIFF10) plays a hungover plane captain who wakes up to discover he's done a very bad thing in the latest film directed by Nash Edgerton (Spider, MIFF 07) and Spencer Susser (I Love Sarah Jane, MIFF 07). Even Denzel would be shocked. ... D Nash Edgerton, Spencer Susser P ... Read more
"Playing like the mutant offspring of Harold Pinter and Quentin Tarantino, yet fueled by its own distinctive strain of darkly comic misanthropy [Cheap Thrills is] capable of eliciting gasps of shock and awe from an audience." – Variety ... Craig is already suffering financial woes when ... Read more
Winner of the Golden Bear for Best Film at the 2013 Berlin Film Festival. ... When dissatisfied, well-to-do Cornelia finds out her 34-year-old son, Barbu, has struck and killed a young child in a car accident, she goes into maternal overdrive to keep him out of jail. ... Calin Peter Netzer's (Medal ... Read more
"The very fact that this film exists is cause for celebration: it's the second time, after This Is Not A Film, that Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi has managed to defy the 20-year-filmmaking ban imposed on him by the Islamic republic's authorities." - Screen ... A Silver Bear-winner at the Berlinale ... Read more
I Am Eleven (MIFF 2011) director Genevieve Bailey returns with this heart-warming story of 87-year-old June, who spends 12 hours a day on Facebook tending her internet farms while she waits for her war-photographer grandson to return from Afghanistan. ... World Premiere. ... D Genevieve Bailey P ... Read more
"In a way that very few films have ever managed, Computer Chess is truly playful … it seems to constantly respond with surprising and inventive moves to every perspective that it's viewed from." – Cinema Scope ... In this especially skewed offering, iconic lo-fi director Andrew ... Read more
The only way Robin Wright can succeed in Hollywood's technicolour cesspit is to sell herself... literally. ... Ari Folman's follow-up to the heartrending rotoscoped war meditation Waltz With Bashir (MIFF 2008) is an audacious metaphysical sci-fi satire: a live action set-up that goes down the ... Read more
"If there's ever a documentary that made me wish I had a time machine…" - Indiewire ... It was a setting styled for Roman nobility, established in a city surging with energy, which nurtured the mind and the body within its walls. In the steam, sex was constant and without consequences; on ... Read more
They were adopted by grunge nobility, but the main reason Cosmic Psychos frontman Ross Knight wore the flannel shirt was because he's a farmer. ... Commercial and music video director (and musician himself) Matt Weston branches out with his first feature, documenting our most unlikely stars. How ... Read more
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