Monthly Archives: May 2011 »

Julia’s Eyes (Spanish Film Festival)

Sarah Ward May 29, 2011 0

As a primarily visual medium, film is often concerned with the concept of sight. Whilst the vision of the characters depicted drives the story, the inherent acceptance by audiences of the imagery placed before

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Carancho (Spanish Film Festival)

Sarah Ward May 28, 2011 0

Whilst doctors and nurses proliferate as protagonists in features and series, paramedics aren’t afforded the same level of attention. Indeed, apart from the clunky comedies Mother, Jugs And Speed and Paramedics, and Martin Scorsese’s

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Anything You Want (Spanish Film Festival)

Sarah Ward May 27, 2011 0

With a sizeable spate of accolades to his name for his debut effort El Bola and sophomore feature November (including two Goyas, a European Film and Cinema Writers Circle award, and recognition from the

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The Life Of Fish (Spanish Film Festival)

Sarah Ward May 25, 2011 0

The Chilean entrant for best foreign film at the 83rd Academy Awards (with Danish feature In A Better World winning out over eventual nominees Outside The Law, Dogtooth, Incendies and Biutiful), The Life Of

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Rage (Spanish Film Festival)

Sarah Ward May 23, 2011 0

Whilst the act of falling in love has such an abundance of positive consequences that the entire popular music industry appears to be predicated upon it, for some it can be fraught with negativity.

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Vale Bill Hunter (1940 – 2011)

Vale Bill Hunter (1940 – 2011)

Sarah Ward May 22, 2011 0

As any Australian, or fan of Australian film or television will be aware, William John Hunter, or Bill as he is more commonly known, is an icon of the industry. Indeed, from the 1970s

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The Last Circus (Spanish Film Festival)

Sarah Ward May 20, 2011 0

Beloved by some, belittled by others, and seen as both entertaining and frightening in various guises, the amusing comic performers known as clowns made the leap from the circus to the screen with the

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Justin Kurzel on ‘Snowtown’

Justin Kurzel on ‘Snowtown’

Sarah Ward May 17, 2011 0

Since the grim and gruesome news of the ‘bodies in the barrels’ murders filtered through the media over a decade ago, the small South Australian town of Snowtown has been synonymous with one of

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Brisbane International Film Festival unveils $25,000 BIFFDOCS prize

Sarah Ward May 9, 2011 0

In the lead up to the historic 20th year of the event, the Brisbane International Film Festivalhas unveiled BIFFDOCS, Australia’s richest documentary prize. Announced yesterday by Queensland Arts Minister Rachel Nolan in the countdown

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