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Sydney Film Festival 2011: Day 2

Sarah Ward June 11, 2011 0

Cirkus Columbia The fourth film from Bosnian director Danis Tanović, and his third since his debut feature No Man’s Land took home the Cannes Film Festival best screenplay award in 2001 and the best

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Mark Lewis on ‘Cane Toads: The Conquest’

Mark Lewis on ‘Cane Toads: The Conquest’

Sarah Ward June 3, 2011 0

Twenty-three years after first touching upon the topic, documentarian Mark Lewis returns to explore the impact and aftermath of the introduction of cane toads in Australia. With his first feature Cane Toads: An Unnatural

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Beck Cole on ‘Here I Am’

Beck Cole on ‘Here I Am’

Sarah Ward June 1, 2011 0

Painting a poignant portrait of hope, forgiveness and redemption, documentary filmmaker Beck Cole delves into the post-prison life of a young Port Adelaide woman in Here I Am in her debut piece. Positioned from a

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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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