cinémathèque archive 2007

Melbourne Cinémathèque

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May be subject to variation. Additional charges apply to some events. All films are rated unclassified 18+ unless indicated. Membership may not guarantee admission. Presented by The Melbourne Cinémathèque and ACMI. Curated by The Melbourne Cinémathèque.

the wild one + the big red one

Alongside Brando, Marvin delivers a defining performance followed by his career-capping role in The Big Red One.

point blank + the man who shot liberty valance

Marvin features in this post-noir masterpiece of criminal obsession followed by Ford's Western classic.

the professionals + emperor of the north

Marvin in supporting roles working with two of the era's key directors, Richard Brooks and Robert Aldrich.

from the war to the wall program 2

The Murderers are Among Us screens with the curious Fanfares of Love and the dark and nasty Roses Bloom on the Grave in the Meadow.

the lost one + the bridge

The Lost One, a subtle and spectral film met with total indifference, screens with a ferocious and moving, Oscar-winning film, The Bridge.

i walked with a zombie + cat people + the blood

Two films directed by Jacques Tourneur and produced by Val Lewton teamed with Pedro Costa's The Blood.

the hour of the furnaces

This collectively-made epic documentary is a scathing indictment of imperialist capitalism in Argentina.

bitter springs + dead heart

Bitter Springs, the story of a white squatter family, screens with Dead Heart, tackling race relations in central Australia.

now about all these women + scenes from a marriage

Bergman's satirical farce screens with his greatest film of the seventies.

i vitelloni + in the name of the father

Fillini's semi-autobiographical film set in a seaside town screens with one of Bellocchio's best and most outrageous early works.

the cabinet of dr caligari + spione

Wiene's revolutionary and influential work initiated German Expressionism. Screens with Fritz Lang's breathlssly plotted thriller.

ivan's childhood + come & see

Come & See is a bleak and horrific coming-of-age odyssey that rivals and ultimately tops Tarkovsky's Ivan's Childhood.

sunset blvd. + queen kelly

Swanson is the silent screen diva in the Oscar-winning iconic masterpiece, Sunset Blvd. and contrastingly, a gentle convent girl in Queen Kelly.

svankmajer shorts + daisies + valerie and her week of wonders

Three rarely screened Svankmajer shorts, Daisies - an experimental Dadaist mash-up - and Valerie... a B-grade horror/fairytale/erotic fantasy.

a case for the young hangman + late august at the hotel ozone

Jurácek's absurdist adaptation was banned shortly after it's release. Screens with a Jurácek-scripted film set in a post-apocalyptic world.

the ear + the cremator

An emotionally harrowing evening in the life of a government minister and his dissatisfied wife, and the story of a professional cremator.

le petit soldat + muriel, ou le temps d'un retour

Jean-Luc Godard's controversial Le Petit Soldat screens with Resnais' deeply philosophical follow up to Last Year at Marienbad.

the strawberry blonde + what price glory

Two romantic comedies from director Raoul Walsh.

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evenings on a farm near dikanka + the heavens call

A glorious Technicolor fantasy that stays true to the original, and the tale of an aborted Mars expedition featuring spectacular spacescapes.

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to the stars by hard ways + the amphibian man

The Russian cult hit and delirious space adventure screens with one of the most beloved Russian films of all time.

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sherlock jr. + the bellboy + the errand boy

A great work demonstrating the dream-like power of cinema, along with two films from the master of postmodern comedy, Jerry Lewis.

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cosmic voyage + ruslan & ludmila

The effects-filed story of a renegade space traveller and an epic reverie packed with surreal, grotesque characters and awe-inspiring set pieces.

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la belle noiseuse

Based on a story by Balzac, Rivette fashioned one of the most profound films ever made about the relationship between an artist and his work.

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le coup du berger + celine and julie go boating

Cinémathèque presents Jacques Rivette's Celine and Julie Go Boating, screening with his early New Wave short Le Coup du Berger.

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the ister

Barison and Ross's ambitious essay film follows the winding route of the Danube to its mythical source.

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ryan larkin shorts + exiled + election

Cinémathèque presents a tribute to Ryan Larkin with a collection shorts followed by two feature films from Hong Kong action director, Johnnie To.

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paris belongs to us + duelle

Cinémathèque presents Jacques Rivette's Paris Belongs to Us and Duelle.

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opening night + lumiere

Cinémathèque presents John Cassavetes' Opening Night and Jeanne Moreau's Lumiere.

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naked youth + three resurrected drunkards

Nagisa Oshima's Naked Youth explores the experience of youth in post-war Japan. Screens with his comedy Three Resurrected Drunkards.

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thief + collateral

Cinémathèque presents Michael Mann's Thief, screening with Collateral.

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crime story + heat

Cinémathèque presents Michael Mann's Heat, screening with an episode from the NBC TV series Crime Story directed by Mann.

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manhunter + the insider

Cinémathèque presents Michael Mann's Manhunter and The Insider.

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red + a short film about love

Red, Kieslowski's final film (and the final of the Three Colours trilogy) explores the theme of 'fraternity'. Screens with A Short Film About Love.

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white + camera buff

Cinémathèque presents the second film in the Three Colours trilogy, White. Screens with Camera Buff.

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beau travail + jacques rivette, the night watchman

Beau Travail is a great portrait of male camaraderie, jealousy and North African colonialism. Screens with Jacques Rivette, The Night Watchman.

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rebel without a cause + bitter victory

An iconic exploration of the generation gap between parents and youth in a world of sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll. Screens with Bitter Victory.

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the naked kiss + park row

Cinémathèque presents The Naked Kiss - Fuller's most unsettling work - and Park Row which explores the underpinnings of American society.

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péter forgács + spatial journeys + interkosmos

An eastern-European program featuring works of Hungarian archivist Péter Forgács, three experimental shorts and the German mockumentary, Interkosmos.

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eyes without a face + the innocents

The influential and chilling horror Eyes Without a Face screens with The Innocents.

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blue + blind chance

Cinémathèque presents the first film in the Three Colours trilogy, Blue, exploring the concept of freedom. Screens with Blind Chance.

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au hasard balthazar + the gospel according to matthew

Cinémathèque presents Au Hasard Balthazar - the christian parable of virtue and purity - and biblical adaptation The Gospel According to Matthew.

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