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Funny French offerings as festival closes

Let My People Go

James Joyce A gay Jewish Frenchman working as a postman in a pretty corner of Finland flees home to Paris with a bag of ill-gotten cash in Let my people go!

Shock cinema with a gruesome wit

A screen grab from American Mary

James Joyce A word to the lily-livered tempted to see the macabre American Mary: maybe think twice about the choc-top and popcorn.

Reviews coming up short and sweet online


They are the citizen film critics — a determined band of movie buffs putting their own spin on the exotic offerings of the Canberra International Film Festival.

Best and worst movie monsters

Jurassic Park (1993)

Tyrannosaurus Rex / T-rex.

James Joyce What's the worst movie monster ever seen? Here are 10 rubbish movie monsters - and 10 of the coolest - to get you thinking.

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Polished effort puts the fans centre stage

Singer-songwriter Sixto Rodriguez is his later days signing CDs for fans.

Jake Wilson Searching For Sugar Man, a doco about Sixto Rodriguez - one of many pretenders who spent the early 70s hoping to succeed Bob Dylan - screens as part of CIFF on Friday November 9 at the Arc Cinema.


Singer-songwriter still music to our ears

Neil Young.

Philippa Hawker Director Jonathan Demme (Something Wild, The Silence of the Lambs) has made three films focusing on Neil Young.

A stellar film about movie-loving clergyman

Stella Days

James Joyce Set in an Irish village in the 1950s, this quaint charmer pits a movie-loving Roman Catholic priest against the close-minded denizens of his remote parish in Tipperary.

The King of Soul takes over Canberra screens

'Humming with passion, politics and tragedy'

Inmates are killers at Shakespeare

Man of a million thoughts


Sisters don't scare easy - but their films do

Canadian directors , producers and screen writers the Soska twins, L-R Jen and Sylvia, 29 at Dendy Cinema, Canberra for the Canberra International Film Festival.

Ron Cerabona The Soska Sisters, Jen and Sylvia, didn't conform to any kind of horror stereotype. For a pair who write, direct and produce horror movies, the 29-year-old Canadian twins were cheerful, chatty and bubbly.

Beyond the D crease

Stephen Curry (left) & Damon Gameau in

Ron Cerabona Damon Gameau straps on the pads again in the closing film of the Canberra International Film Festival.

Cult actress tells of survival in the fast lane

Killing your calories

Future on the side of film's new world order

Top secret space base in a tight spot

So bad it's good: retro sci-fi's monster appeal

Festival to kick off with the cream of Cannes

Festival kicks off with a wee bit of a chuckle

Larry Cohen has a licence to chill

Beijing's dissident genius

Songs that speak to us

Keeping the reels in motion

Everything you need to know

About the 16th Canberra International Film Festival.

'Searching for Sugar Man'

Forgotten musical genius honoured in doco.

Faust - Trailer

Goethe’s version of the Faust legend gets a dense and idiosyncratic reinterpretation.

Sightseers - Trailer

Chris wants to show Tina his world and wants to do it his way.

Amour - Trailer

Michael Haneke's latest film eschews violence and psychological riddles.

Caesar Must Die - Trailer

Inmates at a high-security prison in Rome prepare for a public performance of 'Julius Caesar'.

The Angel's Share - trailer

Ken Loach's The Angel's Share won the Jury Prize at Cannes.

Save Yer Legs - Trailer

A 'coming of middle age' bromantic comedy following a Melbourne cricket team on holidays.

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