"Twelve Canoes" is a series of short films that paint a compelling portrait of the people, history, culture and place of the Yolngu people whose homeland is the Arafura Swamp of north-central Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory.
The wheelchair-bound Julia (Heather Rose), who cannot walk, feed or dress herself, communicates via her computerized electronic voice synthesizer. Her sympathetic lesbian sister Rix (Rena ... See full summary »
In this sci-fi adventure a gorgeous alien woman is sent to Earth by mistake from the planet Epsilon. Landing in the Australian outback she meets a surveyor and they cross the continent ... See full summary »
Traces the pilgrimage of John Anderson, an average guy with a passion for jazz, from his home in outback Western Australia to the jazz clubs of Paris, to meet his idol, jazz trumpeter Billy... See full summary »
Ex-con Eddie Cleary gets a job working on his older brother's isolated farm. It's not long before bizarre things start happening--dead birds falling out of the sky, family pets attacking ... See full summary »
Rolf de Heer
We all live on the same planet, under one sun which nurtures and renews our unique and common hopes for the future. No matter how much we differ from each other in color, ethnicity and ... See full summary »
It's 1922; somewhere in Australia. When a Native Australian man is accused of murdering a white woman, three white men (The Fanatic, The Follower and The Veteran) are given the mission of ... See full summary »
A story within a story. In Australia's Northern Territory, a man tells us one of the stories of his people and his land. It's a story of an older man, Minygululu, who has three wives and ... See full summary »
Rolf de Heer,
A great story told with heart and skill. It took a while to recognize Mr. Dreyfuss. Engaging, evocative . Saw it at a festival where Mr. de Heer shared his copy. Need to see it again - I hope it gets some kind of release. I can still smell the moist jungle atmosphere, the exquisite emotion of the pacing of events. The dentist is a character to remember! Rolf de Heer outdid himself this time. If you loved "Bubby" and " Ten Canoes" , "The Old Man Who Read Loved Sories" is a must-see. The camera is your narrator, and creates a visual feast revealing a tale of passion and perseverance. My strongest memories of the film are visceral. Its physicality,sensuality, spice, hot, wet, fragrant, wet, green, dark, wet - did I say "wet" yet? texture has stayed with me for years.
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