Most widely held works about Film Victoria
Most widely held works by Film Victoria
Japanese story ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 545 libraries worldwide
In a remote Australian desert a geologist and a businessman strike a deal to go on a cross country journey together. As they encounter life or death situations, it is clear that neither of them will ever be the same person they were at the beginning.
Mary and Max ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 517 libraries worldwide
Mary is a lonely eight-year-old in the suburbs of Melbourne. Struggling with questions that no one can answer, she writes to Max, an obese 44-year-old Jewish man with Asperger's Syndrome living in New York City, which starts a friendship that spans 20 years and two continents.
A collection of 2005 Academy Award nominated short films ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 442 libraries worldwide
A collection of short films nominated for the 78th Annual Academy Awards, including the winning live action short and the winning animated short.
Noise ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 398 libraries worldwide
Noise: Two heinous crimes have left a suburban town reeling. As the local community enfolds itself in a shroud of secrecy, borne from fear and an untrammeled mistrust of authority, the police remain desperate for witnesses. Graham McGahan, a young police constable suffering from a chronic hearing problem, is stationed at a police caravan near the crime scene. Living on the periphery of the investigation, McGahan crosses paths with the people affected by the tragedies and gradually unravels a nightmare of guilt and suspicion that will involve him more than he could ever have imagined.
Romper stomper ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in English and held by 362 libraries worldwide
Drama about a neo-Nazi skinhead gang that wages war on Vietnamese immigrants in Melbourne.
Look both ways ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 349 libraries worldwide
Meryl is a lonely artist who literally envisions disaster around every corner. Nick is a photojournalist whose work keeps him emotionally distanced from the tragedies he documents. When the two meet in the aftermath of a real train accident, their lives, and the lives of a handful of other witnesses and victims, are revealed and transformed.
The silver stallion ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 282 libraries worldwide
A beautiful wild Australian mare gives birth to Thowra, an exceptional cream-colored foal, with a mane and tail that gleam silver in the moonlight. As Thowra grows through several seasons in the mountains the herd find survival difficult. The summer is worse, for that is when Man comes to try and capture Thowra, and becomes an obsession of mythic proportions.
Innocence ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 274 libraries worldwide
After more than forty years apart, Andreas and Claire embark on an affair as reckless and intense as when they were young lovers.
Romulus, my father ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 260 libraries worldwide
Based on Raimond Gaita's critically acclaimed memoir, this film tells the story of Romulus, his beautiful wife, Christina, and their struggle in the face of great adversity to bring up their son, Raimond. It is, ultimately, a story of impossible love that celebrates the unbreakable bond between a father and a son.
Proof ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1981 and 1993 in English and held by 203 libraries worldwide
A blind man whose deeply rooted mistrust of humanity prompts him to compulsively take photographs to document his world has the problem of finding someone he trusts to describe them to him.
Not quite Hollywood the wild, untold story of Ozploitation ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 188 libraries worldwide
Experience the wild and wonderful untold story of 'Ozploitation' films as you take a journey through the Australian genre cinema of the late '70s and '80s - the years when Australia got into gear and blew the world away with what they had to offer.
Macbeth ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 158 libraries worldwide
Driven by ambition and an unscrupulous wife, Macbeth murders the King of Scotland and claims the throne for himself. Haunted by ghosts and vexed by witches, he and his wife descend into the depths of madness and paranoia as they crumble beneath the weight of their crimes.
Strange bedfellows ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 156 libraries worldwide
As tax time draws near, two friends decide to save some money by simply pretending to be a loving gay couple. Of course, this causes a few more problems than they expect, especially when the tax inspector pays a visit.
Nature. Survivors of the firestorm ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 128 libraries worldwide
Australia's bushfires that tore through Victoria in 2009 incinerated over a million acres of land, including mountain ash forest ecosystems. The immediate aftermath of this firestorm was devastation, millions of animals died. But burned and traumatized survivors nursed back to health at wildlife hospitals showed an ability to bounce back, and the damaged environment demonstrated an extraordinary capacity for healing itself.
Touring Australia ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 106 libraries worldwide
Looks at the people, politics, geography and life style of the 160 nationalities who live in Australia. The large cities, the Great Barrier Reef, the Gold Coast, and Ayers Rock are discussed.
The diamond empire ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 97 libraries worldwide
Central to the diamond's role as a romantic symbol is the belief that diamonds are one of the rarest, most precious gifts for a loved one. This documentary examines how the great myth about the scarcity of diamonds and their inflated value was created and maintained over the decades by the diamond cartel.
Balibo ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 84 libraries worldwide
As Indonesia prepares to invade the tiny nation of East Timor, five Australian-based journalists go missing.Four weeks later, veteran foreign correspondent Roger East is lured to East Timor by the young and charismatic José Ramos-Horta to tell the story of his country and investigate the fate of the missing men. As East's determination to uncover the truth grows, the threat of invasion intensifies and an unlikely friendship develops between the last foreign correspondent in East Timor and the man who will become President. BALIBO is a political thriller that tells the true story of crimes that have been covered up for over thirty years.
The goddess of 1967 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 76 libraries worldwide
A Japanese man searching for his dream car, a 1967 Citroen DS, travels all the way to Australia to purchase it. When he meets a gorgeous blind girl, the unlikely couple embarks on a strange and erotic journey into the arid Australian desert.
Shine ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and French and held by 75 libraries worldwide
Pianist David Helfgott, driven by his father and teachers, has a breakdown. Years later he returns to the piano, to popular if not critical acclaim.
Harvie Krumpet ( Visual )
6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 72 libraries worldwide
A clay animation film about Harvie Krumpet, an ordinary man seemingly cursed with perpetual bad luck.
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