Film Festivals 1995

What an eclectic line-up this year. Seemed most major film making nations had an entry - from Cuba came the Oscar Winning "Strawberries and Chocolate", from Spain, the twisted treat that was "Accion Mutante", Russia produced the Academy Award winner "Burnt By The Sun", France gave us a taste of gypsy life in "Latcho Drom" while Belgium fronted with the sumptuous "Farinelli", Taiwan entered the charming "Eat Drink Man Woman" and from Hong Kong came the erotically charged "Sex and Zen". Denmark's Lars Von Trier introduced his darkly humourous soap "The Kingdom" (pictured).

A Bronx Tale (1993)

Director: Robert De Niro
Starring: Robert De Niro, Chazz Palminteri, Lillo Brancato

Robert De Niro's directing debut is an acclaimed coming-of-age story set in an Italian neighbourhood in the Bronx in the early 1960's, where the son o... Read more

Accion Mutante (1993)

Director: Alex De La Iglesia
Starring: Antonio Resines, Frederique Feder, Alex Angulo

This outrageous twisted treat is set in the year 2012 where beauty and style reign supreme, imperfection and deformity are abhorred. Accion Mutante, a... Read more

Burnt by the Sun (1994)

Director: Nikita Mikhalkov
Starring: Oleg Menshikov, Nikita Mikhalkov, Ingeborga Dapkunaite

One of the first Russian films to deal openly with the Stalin purges, and a mesmerisingly beautiful chronicle of love, family, and the intrusion of po... Read more

Carmen (Opera) (1984)

Director: Francesco Rosi
Starring: Julia Migenes-Johnson, Placido Domingo

The definitive version of this classic opera, shot entirely on location in Spain, featuring Placido Domingo and Julia Migenes-Johnson. Soundtrack by t... Read more

Carrington (1995)

Director: Christopher Hampton
Starring: Emma Thompson, Jonathan Pryce, Steven Waddington

Set between WWI and the early 1930's and based on the life of British artist Dora Carrington, played by Emma Thompson, whose painting took second plac... Read more

Chungking Express (1994)

Director: Wong Kar-wai
Starring: Tony Leung (Chiu Wai), Faye Wong, Brigitte Lin, Valerie Chow

This intoxicating slice of Hong Kong romance noir is split into two stories: A cop gets dumped by his Girlfriend and tries to fall in love with the ne... Read more

Claire of the Moon (1993)

Director: Nicole Conn
Starring: Trisha Todd, Karen Trumbo, Faith McDevitt

When pop novelist Claire and lesbian sexual therapist Noel become roommates during a retreat for women writers, they make a poorly-matched pair. Spark... Read more

Clerks (1993)

Director: Kevin Smith
Starring: Jason Mewes, Marilyn Ghigliotti, Kevin Smith, Jeff Anderson, Brian O'Halloran

Kevin Smith's engagingly foul-mouthed and funny independent comedy tracks a 'typical' day at a New Jersey convenience store. Follow philosophical coun... Read more

Dangerous Game (1993)

Director: Abel Ferrara
Starring: Madonna , Harvey Keitel, James Russo

Madonna is joined by James Russo and Harvey Keitel in this violent and intense psychodrama. Playing a film director, Harv pushes his art to ever great... Read more

Dark Habits (1984)

Director: Pedro Almodovar
Starring: Carmen Maura, Christina Pascual, Julieta Serrano

A blackly funny tale of a nightclub singer who flees when her lover dies of a drug overdose and takes refuge in a convent, only to find that the siste... Read more