UNITED KINGDOM / CANADA – 2005 – 120 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY TERRY GILLIAM
In the great tradition of child fantasy stories such as The Wizard of Oz and Alice in Wonderland, Terry Gilliam takes us on a wild adventure with his adaptation of Mitch Cullin's cult classic novel. Welcome to the world of Jeliza-Rose, the young heroine and narrator of TIDELAND. Jeliza-Rose drifts from the harsh reality of her childhood and escapes into the fantasies of her own active imagination. This is a fantasy world to rival all others; here fireflies have names, bog-men awaken at dusk, monster sharks swim down railroad tracks, and disembodied Barbie heads share in her adventures.
USA – 2006 – 156 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY WILLIAM ARNTZ, BETSY CHASSE, MARK VICENTE CHASSE & MARK VICENTE
WHAT THE BLEEP!? DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE — the much-anticipated sequel to the huge hit WHAT THE BLEEP DO WE KNOW?!
USA – 2004 – 109 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN GERMAN, ENGLISH & SPANISH
A FILM BY WILLIAM ARNTZ, BETSY CHASSE & MARK VICENTE
ISRAEL / SWEDEN – 2004 – 103 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN ENGLISH, GERMAN, HEBREW, ITALIAN, TURKISH & ARABIC
A FILM BY KHYENTSE NORBU
A hit man for Mossad is given the mission to track down the very old Alfred Himmelman, an ex Nazi officer, who might be still alive. Pretending to be a tourist guide he befriends his grandson Axel, in Israel to visit his sister. He wants to convince her to come back to Germany for their Fathers birthday party. The two men set out on an extended tour of the country during which, Axel’s frank and open attitude challenges Eyal’s rigid, clichéd values. Their friendship grows until he learns of Axel’s homosexuality. With this final straw he leaves. To finish his mission Eyal has to go to Germany. He meets Axel once more and succeeds in being invited to the family party where secrets will be revealed.
ITALY – 2004 – 90 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN ITALIAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
A FILM BY VINCENZO MARRA
The film centres around a young man who lives with his Neapolitan family in a nondescript apartment. Vincenzo (Vincenzo Pacilli) works without a contract at a blacksmith's. His sister seeks greater independence, but all of her squabbling with their father becomes irrelevant when he suddenly dies, leaving the family stranded. Vincenzo's daily ritual of riding his moped to work gradually changes, as does his mother's routine — she now sits at her sewing machine all day, facing the risk of eviction.
AUSTRALIA / BHUTAN / UNITED KINGDOM – 2003 – 108 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN DZONGKHA WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
A FILM BY KHYENTSE NORBU
In the Buddhist kingdom of Bhutan, nestled deep in the Himalayas, two men seek to escape their mundane lives. Dondup, an educated university graduate decides that he will be better off picking grapes in the US than working as a government officer in a remote rural village. Tashi, a restless farm youth studying magic, cannot bear the thought of a life consigned to his village. Through a trick of his brother, he is delivered into a dream world of seduction and intrigue. The two men embark on parallel, if separate, journeys. Their yearning is a common one – for a better and different life. It is a mystical fable of lust, jealousy and murder, that concludes with the dilemma – is the grass truly greener on the other side?
UNITED KINGDOM – 1984 – 134 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN TIBETAN & ENGLISH
A FILM BY GRAHAM COLEMAN
Four years in the making and hailed as a cinematic masterpiece in 1979, writer/director Graham Coleman's three-part feature has been unseen for over 20 years. Now, the film has been reworked into a single presentation, complete with digital restoration of the original material and new commentary.
FRANCE – 2004 – 102 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN FRENCH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
A FILM BY ROBIN CAMPILLO
One morning, the neighbourhood wakes to see a group of recently deceased people strolling back into town, looking much as they did just before death. Many of the residents are unprepared to resume their lives with their former family members, so a large "refugee" and reintegration camp is set up.
USA – 2003 – 88 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY JONATHAN CAOUETTE
Jonathan Caouette's brutal and spellbinding musical docudrama TARNATION defies categorization. Part documentary, part narrative fiction, part home movie, part acid trip, this completely original debut is breathtaking and establishes Caouette as a cinematic visionary to reckon with.
GERMANY / NETHERLANDS – 2003 – 136 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN GERMAN & ENGLISH
A FILM BY MARGARETHE VON TROTTA
After her husband dies, Ruth seems to be acting very distraught, according to her daughter Hannah. When Hannah starts probing into the past, she finds out that her mother, whose Jewish parents were deported during World War II, was raised by an "Aryan" woman named Lena. Hannah travels to Berlin and finds the now almost 90-year-old Lena. The old woman tells Hannah her story: the story of the women of Rosenstrasse.
USA – 2003 – 92 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY AARON WOODLEY
RHINOCEROS EYES is a fantastical coming-of-age story revolving around Chep (Michael Pitt), a young, reclusive prop-house employee who falls in love with a detail-obsessed movie production designer named Fran (Paige Turco). Fran's need for authentic props sends Chep to great and questionable lengths as he tries to satisfy her requests, and ultimately...win her heart.
JAPAN – 2004 – 100 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN JAPANESE WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
A FILM BY YOICHI SAI
"If you see only one Japanese seeing-eye-dog movie this year, let it be QUILL. The opening scenes present a bounty of puppies so unbearably cute, they'll elicit a chorus of coos from even the stoniest audience. The movie's hero is a Labrador named Quill who undergoes the most demanding training regimen seen on screen since the 36th Chamber of Shaolin. Smart, diligent and charming, he wins the affection of his stern trainer, Tawada (Kippei Shiina), and his grumpy blind handler (Kaoru Kobayashi). Audiences are just as unlikely to resist him in Yoichi Sai's simply rendered and indisputably sweet film." —Jason Anderson, EYE Magazine
USA – 2005 – 104 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY MARCOS SIEGA
A sophomore in an exclusive private school in Beverly Hills, Kimberly is preoccupied with the passions raised by her world: chasing fame, boys, and success without regard for the consequences.
JAPAN – 2004 – 141 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN JAPANESE WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
A FILM BY HIROKAZU KOREEDA
Four siblings live happily with their mother in a small apartment in Toyko. The children all have different fathers. They have never been to school. The very existence of three of them has been hidden from the landlord. One day, the mother leaves behind a little money and a note, asking her 12-year old boy to look after the others. And so begins the children's odyssey, a journey nobody knows.
USA – 2004 – 141 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY JOE BERLINGER & BRUCE SINOFSKY
A documentary crew follow the heavy metal band, Metallica, for the better part of 2001-2003, a time of tension and release for the rock band, as they recorded their album St. Anger, fought bitterly, and sought the counsel of their on-call shrink. A documentary that follows in the footsteps of classics like GIMME SHELTER and DON'T LOOK BACK.
CANADA – 2009 – 86 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY ADAM C. REID
A renowned Jungian analyst, author and teacher, best known for her groundbreaking work on feminine psychology and addiction. Books include ADDICTION TO PERFECTION, THE OWL WAS A BAKER'S DAUGHTER, BONE: DYING INTO LIFE, THE PREGNANT VIRGIN, and DANCING IN THE FLAMES.
ITALY / POLAND / CANADA – 2006 – 155 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY GIACOMO BATTIATO
POLAND / ITALY – 2014 – 186 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY GIACOMO BATTIATO
Karol Woityla is a boy of eighteen on the threshold of life as an actor, writer and poet when he sees his world shattered with the Nazi invasion of Poland in 1939. This CBC event mini-series follows his decision to become a priest and his struggles under the Nazi regime and later under communism, including the journey that would eventually lead him to Rome and the Papacy. Directed by Giacomo Battiato. Produced in co-production with Tao Due, Starring Poitr Adamczyk, Raul Bova, Hristo Shopov, Matt Craven, and Kenneth Welsh.
AUSTRALIA – 2003 – 110 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN ENGLISH & JAPANESE
A FILM BY SUE BROOKS
Sandy Edwards (Toni Collette), an ambitious geologist, suddenly finds herself having to babysit Hiromitsu (Gotaro Tsunashima), a taciturn Japanese businessman. Hoping to strike up a business deal, she agrees to take him on a field trip around Western Australia's remote Pilbara desert. Against the background of the outback these two diametrically opposed strangers are to find themselves thrust together in a potentially life or death situation. As they journey further and further into the desert, they leave more and more of what they know about each other and themselves behind.
CANADA – 2005 – 45 MIN – COLOUR - SHORT - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY VINCENZO NATALI
Acclaimed Canadian filmmaker Vincenzo Natali uses the production of Terry Gilliam’s TIDELAND as a framework to create a compelling portrait of the director as artist, provocateur, inventor and comedian.