2001-2010

Yasmin Ahmad – Mukhsin (2006)

Synopsis:
The story takes place in Sekinchan, Sabak Bernam in 1993, revolving around the first love of a 10-year-old Orked when a 12-year-old boy, Mukhsin, comes with his elder brother and aunt to spend the school holidays in her village. Around this relatively simple plotline of a blossoming young romance between the film’s two young protagonists, are interweaved scenes of Malaysian village life and the dynamics of different types of families. Most of the family scenes revolve around Orked and her mother (Mak Inom), father (Pak Atan), and the family’s close maid who is almost like a family member (Kak Yam). Read More »

Julian Hobbs – Memoirs of My Nervous Illness (2006)

Summary/Reviews (from Amazon.com):
Daniel Paul Schreber began Memoirs of my Nervous Illness in February 1900 while confined in an asylum, as part of
an appeal for release. Schreber, second son (the first committed suicide) of an abusive father, was at the peak of
a brilliant career in Leipzig when he was appointed Presiding Judge of the Saxon High Court of Appeals. Alas, the
stress of his new job proved too much for him, and before long he was hearing voices and feeling suicidal. Read More »

Haim Tabakman – Einaym Pkuhot AKA Eyes Wide Open (2009)

Aaron (Shtrauss), a respected butcher and a family man in an Ultra-Orthodox Jewish neighborhood in Jerusalem, leads a conservative life of community devotion and spiritual dedication. Aaron’s life undergoes a series of emotional changes following the arrival of a young apprentice (Danker) to his shop. Consumed with lust, the handsome “Yeshiva” student irreversibly transforms the intricate beliefs in the once-devoted butcher’s life – leading Aaron to question his relationships with his wife, children, community, and God. Read More »

Kaz Cai & Wang Jing & Anocha Suwichakornpong – Breakfast Lunch Dinner (2010) (DVD)

Helmed by three female filmmakers from China, Thailand and Singapore respectively, the stories of these three films, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, occurs at a specific mealtime.

In Breakfast, Mei travels by train from the north to visit her boyfriend who has settled down in the south. Breakfast explores the theme of finding one’s own bearings when in love.

Lunch starts off with two teenagers who skip school to have lunch and plans to watch a film. The two teenagers spend the afternoon talking about life and their dreams. Read More »

Matthiew Klinck – Hank and Mike (2008)

Two blue-collar Easter Bunnies get fired and try their hand at an assortment of odd jobs, failing at each. Fighting depression, debt and eventually each other, their lives start to unravel until they realize that without their job they are nothing. Read More »

Maurice Lemaître – Nos Stars / Le petit dieu (2002)

OUR STARS & THE LITTLE GOD

Maurice Lemaître is amongst one of the most important and creative artists of the second half of the 20th century. His cinematic work has led to a fundamental questioning of the relationship between film and spectator, image and sound, art and criticism, cinema and other types of images. His art is characterized by its inventiveness, it’s joy of creating, and a radical and loud critique allowing for Lettrism to flourish as an avant-garde movement. Read More »

Ernesto Baca – Samoa (2005)

Quote:
Ernesto Baca is an argentinian experimental filmmaker that uses a super 8 camera and a cutting room to create images and sounds as an artisan (like the work of Stan Brakhage, for example). Baca’s images often refer to a profound connection with Indian culture and religion. Read More »