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APT6 Cinema

5 December 2009 – 5 April 2010

Two major projects are presented at the Australian Cinémathèque for APT6: Promised Lands and The Cypress and the Crow: 50 Years of Iranian Animation, which encompass diverse video and filmmaking practices, genres and makers, working across cinema and contemporary art. Three filmmakers are also included among the APT6 artists, and will be profiled with retrospective seasons during the exhibition: Takeshi Kitano (Japan), Ang Lee (Taiwan/USA), Rithy Panh (Cambodia/France).

Free admission. No bookings required.

Australian Cinémathèque programs include films that have not been officially classified in Australia. These films have been assigned age recommendations as a guide only. Parents and teachers are advised to contact the Cinémathèque if they would like more information as to the content and suitability of the films.

Promised Lands

Promised Lands

Promised Lands profiles cinematic and geopolitical relationships throughout the Indian subcontinent....Read more

The Cypress and the Crow: 50 Years of Iranian Animation

The Cypress and the Crow: 50 Years of Iranian Animation

The art of animation in Iran today draws on the artistic heritage of textile design, Persian folk tales and literature, calligraphy and miniature painting, as well as the motifs of interior design, ceramics and architecture....Read more

Takeshi Kitano

Takeshi Kitano

Director, actor, author, comedian, artist and cult television personality, Takeshi Kitano has forged an original and idiosyncratic film practice unique in contemporary cinema....Read more

Ang Lee

Ang Lee

Internationally acclaimed filmmaker Ang Lee has constructed a remarkably diverse filmography, ranging from period dramas and literary adaptations to martial arts epics and human dramas that witness shifts in contemporary Taiwanese experience....Read more

Rithy Panh

Rithy Panh

The films of Rithy Panh centre on life in post-Khmer Rouge Cambodia and the struggle to reconcile the country’s traumatic history with contemporary urban and rural experiences....Read more