Instead of the relatively edgy Madeleine Carroll and the great Robert Donat, Hitchcock has Cummings and Priscilla Lane as well as a dramatic conflict he would revisit his entire career — that of the wrongly accused against an only vaguely defined force of evil. The foreign villains here are sadly one-note.
But the standout performance comes from an unexpected source: Musical comedy star Doris Day in a rare dramatic role. She manages to impressively break the mold of the impassive Hitchcock blonde by nakedly expressing the agony of a mother whose child has been snatched away. But of course, everything goes magnificently awry. Is it her fanciful imagination that runs away with her, as she uncovers his gambling and other secrets, or is her gut telling her to be afraid, very afraid?
Hitchcock snakes us through the ebbs and flows of their evolving emotions, manipulating us at every hairspin turn. Fontaine won the only Best Actress Oscar for the under-appreciated Hitchcock, who was nominated for five Oscars but had to settle for the Irving Thalberg honorary Oscar in Noteworthy among the cast are Naunton Wayne and Basil Radford as the comically effete cricket fans Caldicott and Charters, who conspire to keep the mystery train moving, lest they miss their match in Manchester.
Set against the glittering vistas of the French Riviera, Cary Grant and glam Grace Kelly are irresistibly charming in this airy, sun-soaked romantic caper. The couple banter over cold chicken parts; fireworks go off after they kiss. And so he did. At least, it may be the most entertaining. This frothy, witty caper, starring Robert Donat and Madeleine Carroll as unhappy allies in a race to secure military secrets, is essentially a feature-length MacGuffin, but it dances along with such fleet intelligence that the narrative is almost superfluous.
Judith Anderson turns in a wicked performance as Mrs. Danvers, the spinster housekeeper obsessed with the dead wife of her aristocratic master Max de Winter Laurence Olivier. In line to become the second Mrs. But one of the pleasures of viewing Hitchcock in the 21st century is that such sly peculiarities survive anyway. All the while, the corpse stiffens in a chest at the center of the room. Enter the quizzical Rupert Cadell Jimmy Stewart , a former mentor and philosophe who gave them the idea of killing as an intellectual exercise.
Teresa Wright is highly relatable as Charlotte, a teenager dissatisfied with her middle-class existence who idolizes her charismatic and worldly Uncle Charlie charmingly monstrous Joseph Cotten. In between, playboy Bruno Anthony Robert Walker pursues handsome tennis player and reluctant accomplice Guy Haines Farley Granger with lascivious abandon, criss-crossing his repressed desires with his plan for the perfect murder. Until the climax sees the conspiracy spin off its axis, that is, in an explosion of action to which any studio tentpole would do well to aspire.
Hitchcock broke the rules again by shooting this terrifying movie with no score. The nature vs. It was as though Steven Spielberg had gone indie rogue, breaking every rule in the canon as he went. In the opening shot the camera as voyeur swoops into a hotel room to watch a half-naked Marion Crane Janet Leigh trysting with a married man John Gavin. We trustingly follow Marion as she steals money, buys a car and checks into the Bates Motel, where we and taxidermist Norman Bates Anthony Perkins watch through a keyhole as Marion undresses. Generations of cinephiles have studied those shots.
She and Devlin are both conflicted about doing the right thing for each other and for their country, and they send mixed messages. So she goes ahead and puts herself in great danger.
In a stunning sequence, Devlin comes to a lavish party where he and Alicia, who has stolen the wine cellar key from her husband, explore the cellar and embrace to make Alexander think that Devlin is just making advances to her. Their daughter, who is also a musician, lives abroad with her family. One day, Anne has an attack.
The couple's bond of love is severely tested. Amour Fou Berlin, the Romantic Era. Young poet Heinrich wishes to conquer the inevitability of death through love, yet is unable to convince his sceptical cousin Marie to join him in a suicide pact. Applause When the critically acclaimed, tough and coming of age actress Thea Barfoed ends her rehab, she confronts a hard choice. During her heavy drinking period she divorced and lost custody of her two boys. Now she wants them to be a part of her life again. Christian, her ex husband is quickly softened by her tough manipulative but charming figure and agrees.
She has to prove to her self and to him, that she is worth the try. But the hard life on stage, and the ghosts of the past slowly comes knocking on her door. Thea is forced to face her inner voices. She is bound to give in to her faith, and make the choice. Gilles, a young high school student, is taken in by the political and creative turmoil of the times. Much like his friends, he is torn between his radical commitment and his personal ambitions.
Through romantic encounters and artistic discoveries, Gilles and his friends' journeys take them to Italy and then London. Further down the line, they will have to make definitive choices in order to find their place in these turbulent times. After You Antoine is head waiter in a Parisian restaurant. Returning home one evening, he intervenes just in time to stop a stranger committing suicide. But the stranger, Louis, is furious. Feeling strangely guilty at having saved this unhappy man's life Antoine does everything he can to make things right. He finds Louis a job, and, little by little, a friendship develops.
But despite Antoine's unstinting efforts, Louis remains gripped by a single obsession: Blanche, the love of his life and the woman who drove him to despair. Saying nothing to his new friend, Antoine resolves to find her. But things don't go at all to plan.
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Blanche isn't single. And more complicated still, she's gorgeous… For a principled man like Antoine, it's a situation of the utmost delicacy. Stripped of everything she ever had and facing the constant threat of death, she struggles against all the hatred she sees around her. In a final act of courage or madness, she decides to make one last stand: to dare to be herself. And this simple act saves her life. As If I Am Not There is a modern war story that explores love, identity and the connections between us. Avalon Janne, a 60 year old party promoter is arranging a nightclub at the annual tennis week in the small coastal town of Bastad, where he also teams up with his older sister Jackie.
But an accident turns his life upside down and forced by the people around him, he desperately seeks a way out. They move to a secret address in a giant apartment building. Anna is terrified that her ex-husband will find them and buys a babycall to make sure Anders is safe while he sleeps. But strange noises echoe in the babycall from elsewhere in the building. Anna overhears what she believes is the murder of a child.
Meanwhile, Anders gets a mysterious, dark-haired friend who comes and goes a she wants. Are they still in danger? Kiss Me Again The story takes place in Rome, ten years after the first episode, and chronicles the development of the story told in The Last Kiss: Carlo and Giulia are about to conclude their divorce, and she, having the custody of their child, has been living with a man named Simon for three years while Carlo has an affair with the twenty-five year old Anna. Paul, depressed and addicted to tranquillizers, began a relationship with Livia the wife of Hadrian, returning after serving a long sentence for attempting to import a shipment of cocaine from Colombia.
Marco, apparently happily married to Veronica, actually conceals a deep crisis aggravated by the expectation of a child. Alberto, who returned from the collegiate trip with friends at the end of the first film, still wanted to get away from all that is crushing them. This situation is likely to explode for all. Carlo, despite the constant mutual betrayal, never forgot Giulia. Against the backdrop of regeneration in their local communities, former employees of the now-closed UK shoe factories in East Tilbury Essex and Maryport Cumbria are led on a journey that begins as a free holiday but soon becomes an opportunity for a collective imagining of what entrepreneur Tomas Bata's maxim "We are not afraid of the future" means for them in 21st century Britain.
The Belgrade Phantom Belgrade, Yugoslavia, While Yugoslav president Tito is in Cuba settling international matters, a mysterious Phantom occupies the attention and hearts of Belgrade. Every night, he exhibits spectacular driving maneuvers using a stolen white Porsche car through the city streets. Through the radio the Phantom publicly challenges the police to try and catch him. More than The police are forced into a game where he sets the rules. The Phantom becomes a political threat. What started as a game turned into a political scandal and remained a myth that would never be forgot.
Bigga Than Ben This dark comedy from the UK, is a tale of two likeable but wayward young Russian backpackers who come to London in an attempt to amass an easy fortune. So, aided by the dodgy Artash they learn to shoplift from supermarkets, rip off banks, joyride on the tube and turn mobile phones into crack. Muli recounts the reasons why he decided to become engaged in politics, leading up to his participation in Genoa in , the violence he suffered, and his decision to return to Genoa to give evidence in the trials.
He went back facing the trauma he suffered, to turn it into an opportunity to find some moral redemption. Through his experience, he embarks on a new political path, he regains the desire for debating and being a member of a group, and, above all, he rediscovers a different Genoa MAGIC SILVER 2 The story is set high up in the Blue Mountain, where young queen Blureose finds it more and more difficult to live within the boundaries of the Blue Gnome community. When she becomes aware that a dangerous glacier is threatening the Blue Mountain valley andthe Red Gnomes living there, she sets out on a journey to find the Blue Horn, a magical instrument that can change the weather.
With this instrument she might be able to save the Red Gnomes. Flickering lights Four small gangsters from Copenhagen trick a gangster boss: they take over 4,, kroner which they were supposed to bring him. Trying to escape to Barcelona they are forced to stop in the countryside, in an old, wrecked house, hiding there for several weeks. Slowly, one after another, they realize, that they would like to stay there, starting a new life, renovating the house and forming it into a restaurant. But they can't avoid being caught up by their past.
Bodybuilder Twenty year old Antoine has made enemies of a gang of young thugs, to whom he owes money. Fed up with his scams and petty crimes, his mother and older brother decide to send Antoine to his father's place in Saint-Etienne. The two men haven't seen each other for several years. Borgman A vagrant enters the lives of an arrogant upper-class family, turning their lives into a psychological nightmare in the process. It's all so quiet A middle aged farmer, living with his old and bedridden father, tries to find truth in life.
Brotherhood Former Danish servicemen Lars and Jimmy are thrown together while training in a neo-Nazi group. Moving from hostility through to friendship and finally passion, events take a darker turn when it's discovered. Broken The story of a young girl in North London whose life changes after witnessing a violent attack.
How Are You? Musician Gabriel and dimpled dry-cleaning proprietress Gabriela live like two strangers who no longer see each other. But in humorous contrast to their staid, passionless lives, characters in a constant state of sexual arousal surround them. Their libidinous teen son, whose hilarious voiceover commentary intermittently provides important narrative information, prides himself on being the high school stud and aspires to a career in porn. Gabriela's sexy employee switches boyfriends the way she changes clothes.
And despite being married, Gabriel's colleague is working his way through the female members of their orchestra. Ultimately, the two Gabys find their virtual affairs reconnect them with their own desires, but in a way less movie-fantasy and more satisfyingly real-life. Up to his eyes in debt and his marriage in tatters, his final hope of salvation comes in the form of a film script brought to him by a young girl, an aspiring film director. Nevertheless, the problems he now has to solve seem to awaken in him new vitality and new faith in his own worth. Nanni Moretti reflects the political reality of his country in almost all his films.
This time he has succeeded in capturing the rise and preconditions of the fall of a specific figure on the Italian political scene. Of particular note are the moments where the filmmaker illustrates the way in which political power is acquired through the control of commercial television.
The model utopian society. Political neutrality and atomic power march hand in hand with women's liberation and the sexual revolution. But under the polished surface, other desires are eager to be fulfilled. Camille Claudel Freely adapted from the works and letters of Paul Claudel, the letters of Camille Claudel and medical records.
Born in in Aisne, Northern France, Camille Claudel is a sculptress, the older sister of the writer Paul Claudel, her junior by 4 years. In , following the death of her father, having spent ten years as a recluse in her studio on the quai Bourbon in Paris, she is confined by her family, first to the mental hospital at Ville Evrard near Paris, then to an asylum at Montdevergues, in the Vaucluse. Quiet Chaos Pietro is a successful businessman with a wife and a daughter.
One day he helps his brother save two women from drowning at the beach. When he returns home he finds that his wife has died. Now Pietro has to take care of his daughter, Claudia. When he drives her to school soon after, he decides to wait for her all day in front of the school, and soon that's what he does every day.
Pietro's brother expects him to snap out of it, but who will snap first? Carnage In Spain it is believed that the herb rosemary possesses great healing powers. During the night which follows, his horns, bones, eyes and flesh take a journey - to Brussels, to Madrid, to France - disrupting the apparently ordinary lives of a number of characters in search of themselves. We follow the fate of the Italian actress, who sells meat at the supermarket, a Spanish woman who serves steaks, and a little French girl who imagines a world where animals are much larger than humans.
From that night on, Romero confirms the powers ascribed to him adn magic power of rosemary — disruptive, explosive, restorative. Delphine Gleize is one of the most original and exciting voices in contemporary French cinema. Her short films have appeared to great acclaim at festivals world-wide, and received numerous prizes. Carnages is her feature film debut.
Six months earlier. The warden and a theater director speak to the inmates about a new project, the staging of Julius Caesar in the prison. The first step is casting. The second step is exploring the text. The process is long and full of anxiety, hope, and fun. These are the feelings that accompany the inmates at night in their cells after each rehearsal. Who is Giovanni who plays Caesar?
Who is Salvatore-Brutus? For what crimes have they been imprisoned? The film does not hide this. Wonder and pride for the play do not always free the inmates from the exasperation of being incarcerated. Their angry confrontations put the show in danger. On the anticipated but feared opening night, the audience is large and diversified: inmates, actors, students, and directors. Julius Caesar is brought back to life but this time, on a stage inside a prison. He has been in prison for many years, but tonight his cell feelsdifferent, hostile.
He remains still. Charlie's Country Blackfella Charlie is out of sorts. The intervention is making life more difficult on his remote community, what with the proper policing of whitefella laws now. So Charlie takes off, to live the old way, but in so doing sets off a chain of events in his life that has him return to his community chastened, and somewhat the wiser. The Christening Michal has what he always dreamed of: a beautiful wife named Magda, a newborn son, his own firm. He chooses an old friend, Janek, to be the godfather of his child.
This is just the beginning of Michal's plan, who asks his friend to take an interest in his wife At the beginning the plan works out, but it becomes increasingly difficult for Michal to come to terms with it. Michal knows his deeply hidden past will inevitably come back to him, and Janek will have to make a decision, of which he will never forget the consequences. Cirkus Colombia A story set in the former Yugoslavia and centered on a guy who returns to Herzegovina from Germany with plenty of cash and hopes for a good new life. Hey Good Looking! French romantic comedy tells a story abot four Jewish women dealing with love, sex, new relationships, work and parenthood.
Isa Michele Laroque has split with her husband, and is busy looking after their three children while running her business, a beauty salon. While Isa has precious little spare time, she's trying to make room in her life for a British businessman who has struck her fancy. Alice Valerie Benguigui is Isa's sister, and has come to envy her sister's single status after a few years with her husband Gilles Alexandre Astier , who appears to hate personal grooming as much as he loves golf. Alice's misgivings about her marriage grow stronger when she becomes friends with a handsome and charming divorced dad.
Lea Aure Atika has recently parted ways with her husband, and devotes her days to pampering herself when she isn't taking care of her child. And Nina Geraldine Nakache has never been married and is looking for a man to settle down with, but she lacks confidence about her appearance even though she's young and pretty. Comme t'y es belle! The Sweet Escape Michel, a fifty year old man, graphic designer, decides to change the urban lifestyle and go on an adventure.
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Fascinated by airmail, he dreams at Jean Mermoz when he's on scooter. One day, Michel sees a picture of a kayak. Concert, The Thirty years ago, Andrei Simoniovich Filipov, the renowned conductor of the Bolshoi orchestra, was fired for hiring Jewish musicians. He decides to gather together his former musicians and to perform in Paris in the place of the current Bolshoi orchestra. As a solo violin player to accompany his old Jewish or Gypsy musicians he wants Anne-Marie Jacquet, a young virtuoso.
If they all overcome the hardships ahead this very special concert will be a triumph. During her confinement, ambivalent and passionate feelings arise between the kidnapper and his victim… Violence and loneliness, the tragic events of their shared past, the desperate need for love and to survive will bring them face to face with the raw essence of their own lives. Both are helpless in the face of an overwhelming attraction that will change them forever. Crying With Laughter Joey Frisk is a stand-up comic whose life has just stopped being funny.
In the most important week of his career, with an American talent scout flying in to Edinburgh to check out his act, his life begins to unravel. When his landlord promises to evict him for not paying his rent, Joey retaliates that night during his act, threatening to kill the man in front of a captive audience.
Just the Wind Mari lives with her invalid father and two children in a shack in the woods outside the city. Their living conditions are modest, like their other Romani neighbors. For centuries, their "kind" has been commonly referred to as gypsies. Recently, more than ever, they must exist stealthily: five entire families in the area have already been murdered, gunned down in their own homes. The Romani community struggles to continue their simple daily routine amid the anxiety of the suspected raciallymotivated crimes.
Mari juggles her two jobs. Teenager Anna tries to concentrate on her schoolwork and sketches. But young Rio is preoccupied with other things. He is getting ready Inspired by real events. Dallas Pashamende Radu, son of gypsies is the only one that has left the gypsy village. The village, named Dallas, consists of shacks and is built near a garbage dump, the source of income for the completely wretched and illiterate inhabitants. A teacher now, he returns after many years to attend the funeral of his father. Gradually he gets assimilated again and gets involved with his former love and neighbor Oana.
However, Oanas husband, a despicable character, who has been chased out of the village due to the way he treated his wife, comes to take revenge. During the brawl, Oanda gets killed and thus Radu finally leaves the village to return to his former life. In the House A sixteen-year-old boy insinuates himself into the house of a fellow student from his literature class and writes about it in essays for his French teacher.
Faced with this gifted and unusual pupil, the teacher rediscovers his enthusiasm for his work, but the boy's intrusion will unleash a series of uncontrollable events. Daphne 'Daphne' is the vibrant character portrait of a young woman on the threshold of a much-needed change. Hearing a strange sound outside his building one winter night, Mika encounters the bizarre sight of a horse standing on a balcony across the courtyard.
Mika and Dana soon learn that the horse belongs to Sascha, a former math teacher who won the horse in a lottery and is eager to sell it in order to pay off a gambling debt. Forming a remarkable bond with the horse, Mika enlists Dana in a bold plan to keep the animal and help Sascha out of his trouble. This extraordinary tale of friendship reminds us that our differences are what make us who we are. Fed up with their boss' arrogance, they decide to start their own butcher shop.
After dismal beginnings, an unfortunate accident happens which coincides with a large order of meat. One hasty decision leads to another and soon the business thrives. In the meantime, Bjarne has to deal with his twin brother who has been in coma for years following a gruesome car accident. In a certain way he is an autistic in his city. It also has something to do with the separation with the object of his obsession, represented by the older businessman. The idea of making a film about a man who struggles to connect emotionally to others was very attractive to me.
Desert Flower The autobiography of a Somalian nomad circumcised at 3, sold in marriage at 13, fled from Africa a while later to become finally an American supermodel and is now at the age of 38, the UN spokeswoman against female genital mutilation FGM. The Seventh Seal Knight Antonius Block Max von Sydow returns to Sweden, after having fought in the crusades, only to find misery, plague, fanatical religious practices and Death - with whom he has a long game of chess.
If he wins, he lives, if not, he'll allow Death to claim him. During tha game they find themsleves in spirited discussion about the God and the relegion. The Seventh Seal is one of the most influential European art movies and it won a multitude of awards, including the Special Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival. Two Days, One Night Sandra has only one weekend to visit her colleagues and - with the help of her husband - convince them to sacrifice their bonuses so she can keep her job.
Dheepan To escape the civil war in Sri Lanka, a former soldier, a young woman and a little girl pose as a family. They end up settling in a housing project outside Paris. Even though they barely know one another, they try to build a life together. Policeman's Wife, The The story of a young couple who live in a small town with their four-year-old daughter.
The husband is so caught up in his work as a policeman that he gradually becomes increasingly alienated from his wife and daughter who become ever closer to one another as they discover the new town. It is only a matter of time before the conflicts within the family manifest themselves. Queen of Cherries 3 It is the year in Berlin. Ruth, the daughter of the Jewish owner of a small but very special private bank, wants to become a farmer.
She wants to grow her own vegetables, eat her own tomatoes and to have her own place, full of peace, love and quiet. So she marries a handsome but bankrupt son of a noble family, and moves to the countryside. At first all is a disappointment to her, but with enthusiasm and strength, she starts rebuilding the house and refines the ordinary cherries that grow in large plantations into Morello cherries, which are the best in Germany.
Finally she survives the Third Reich hidden on her own peace land. Her dream saves her life. He quickly succeeds in bringing back the glory and a higher circulation for the paper. His life is a big party until he meets the beautiful activist Katja and falls in love with her. She convinces him to run a politically oriented obituary in the magazine. He is arrested as a terrorist. Wall, The A woman inexplicably finds herself cut off from all human contact when an invisible, unyielding wall suddenly surrounds the countryside.
Accompanied by her loyal dog Lynx, she becomes immersed in a world untouched by civilization and ruled by the laws of nature. Diplomacy August 25th, The Allies enter Paris. Bridges and monuments are all rigged to explode. And yet, Paris is not destroyed. But he was also blinded by his own success, and he let down his family, his children, his best friend and not least himself in his efforts to be seen, understood and loved.
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Dead Snow: Red vs. In , Wirkola presented at the silver screen a horror comedy Dead Snow, in which he lets Nazi zombies come alive at the frozen Norwegian planes. However, their mission is not at the end, and now they plan a total genocide - to settle old German scores. If the worst day of your life consisted of accidentally killing your girlfriend with an axe, chain-sawing your own arm off, and watching in horror as your closest friends were devoured by a zombified Nazi battalion, you'd have to assume that things couldn't get much worse.
In Martin's case, that was only the beginning. Home In a large house in the middle of the steppes, the Shamanovs meet for a family gathering. When suddenly the eldest brother Victor appears after a 25 years absence, unspoken family conflicts come to light. Nobody suspects that Victor is escaping his dark past and that killers are looking for his hiding place. Nowhere special. Mickael and his parents, both convinced that the sky will one day come crashing down on their heads, and both more than able to cope when it does.
Of how Mickael has everything he needs to make a go of his life, against all the odds. And of how he blows it. Set against a backdrop of punishing physicality, a combat-fuelled world of obsessive training and dieting and intense, illicit sexual adventure and it also casts a piercing eye over the crucial problems of adolescence. It was July, the G8 was about to begin and I decided to meet the man in question.
However the entire city was under tight security and venturing in meant being stopped by armed guards every three metres. A while later, at the end of a show, my two friends and I headed off to Aquila from Arezzo. It was an amazing evening, being there in the midst of them all, some of the kids did impressions of their teachers in exchange for my mimics of Berlusconi.
The jolly ambiance started to take a more serious tone when they all started to talk about their thoughts and experiences. What really struck me was the unlimited adoration and gratitude for all the volunteers and fire men yet a sense of distrust and fear regarding the managers of Protezione Civile the national body in Italy in charge of the anticipation, prevention and management of extraordinary events.
I started to observe what was happening: Here was a population, the greater part being elderly people and desperate families, yes, but they considered themselves lucky in the circumstances. And a population who complained, fearful and suspicious. Some of them took part in Citizen Associations and strained to have their voices heard, and understood. What I was learning about the Protezione Civile was something huge, incredible.
We were becoming aware of a parallel state that was growing without anyone knowing about it. The censuring of information in Italy is a common subject. Of course, the censuring covers operations just like this.
Censuring, along with the constant threat of dismissal for who expresses dissent. Why do Italians vote Berlusconi? The violence of propaganda, the impotence of citizens, questions of the economy, illicit power relationships And a catastrophe: the city of L'Aquila devastated by an earthquake Beyond the Hills The friendship between two young women who grew up in the same orphanage one has found refuge at a convent in Romania and refuses to leave with her friend, who now lives in Germany.
They are Eastern boys. The oldest appear no more than 25 as for the youngest, there is no way of telling their age. They hang around the Gare du Nord train station in Paris. They might be prostitutes, but there is no way of knowing for certain. Muller, a discreet man in his late fifties has his eye on one of them - Marek. One afternoon, Muller gathers his courage and speaks to him.
The young man agrees to come visit Muller the following day, at his place. However the next day, when the doorbell rings, Muller doesn't have the faintest idea that he has fallen into a trap. After the rehearsal Rational, exacting, and self-controlled theater director, Henrik Vogler, often stays after rehearsal to think and plan. On this day, Anna comes back, ostensibly looking for a bracelet. She is the lead in his new production of Stindberg's "A Dream Play. Vogler falls into a reverie, remembering a day Anna's mother, Rakel, late in life, came after rehearsal to beg him to come to her apartment.
He awakes and Anna reveals the reason she has returned: she jolts him into an emotional response, rare for him, and the feelings of a young woman and an older man play out. Pearl Button "Water has not only memory, it also has a voice. Water receives impetus from the stars and transmits it to living creatures. Water, the longest border in Chile, also holds the secret of a mysterious button that was discovered in its seabed. Chile, with its 2, miles of coastline, the largest archipelago in the world, presents a supernatural landscape.
In it are volcanoes, mountains and glaciers. In it are the voices of the Patagonian indigenous people, of the first English sailors and also those of its political prisoners. Some say that water has memory. This film shows that it also has a voice. The grim orphanage of Santa Lucia stands alone on a desolate plain, its courtyard disfigured by a vast unexploded bomb. A place of decay, desperation and barely restrained dark passions, Santa Lucia is run by a crippled headmistress Carmen Marisa Paredes and the mysterious Professor Casares.
Twelve year-old newcomer Carlos is met with hostility and violence, both from the hate-filled handyman, Jacinto, and his fellow orphans - led by the tormented Jaime. But for Carlos, the dark hallways and empty cloisters, the dank claustrophobic vaults of Santa Lucia hide far greater terrors.
The emaciated ghost of Santi, a young boy brutally murdered on the night the bomb fell, appears to Carlos, at first begging to be set free from his torment, then warning of imminent disaster and imploring Carlos to carry out a terrible vengeance. Guillermo del Toro's The Devil's Backbone is a deeply-personal Gothic horror story a dark and cathartic supernatural rites-of-passage thriller dripping with nightmarish atmosphere and visually stunning effects, rich in near-unbearable suspense reminiscent of The Sixth Sense.
Abandoned as a baby on the steps of a monastery and raised in strict Capuchin fashion, Ambrosio has become the most famous preacher in the country. Convinced of his virtue and righteousness, Brother Ambrosio thinks he is immune to temptation Until obscure events start terrorizing the monastery. Adapted from the eponymous cult classic Gothic novel.
He feels as if he has woken from a dream, a dream lived in Vallecas, a working-class neighborhood in Madrid. His childhood is over. His mother and sister have dedicated their lives to him now, although convinced of his innocence, they are powerless. His lawyer Marcelo Alex Casanovas - another son of El Barrio - is reluctant to take the case, happier to sever all ties with his secret past and a love long lost. And soon. He decides to spend his final days with a piece based on the myth of Dionyos. He hires a theatre group — very strange bunch of artists — to perform a Dionysian entertainment.
A couple who split up two years earlier, things are not simple between them. Eugene and his lover Ingrid follow. She's a philosopher, a gastronome Eugene's besotted with her. Part-Jeckyll, part-Hyde, he's a weak, mean fellow, unsure of who he is or how to assert himself. Lastly, the writer, his script not yet finished. With him is Lola, a free spirited young woman, liberated both in mind and ample body. The night of the performance arrives, a night of mysterious, absurd and terrifying burlesque and devastating revelation, during which they are brought cruelly, comically face to face with themselves, each other and their mortality.
A Second Chance A Second Chance is a chilling, yet affecting drama about real people forced into incredible circumstances a film that confronts our core notions about right and wrong, and those of us who think they can tell the difference a film that forces us to ask: who are we to think we are better than anyone else?
Andreas, a promising young detective, has a lot on his plate. At home, he and his wife, Anne, struggle with their new-born son, who spends every waking hour crying. At work, meanwhile, Andreas struggles to rein in his newly divorced partner Simon, who spends most of his time in strip clubs, drunkenly looking for a fight. One day Andreas and Simon are called out to a domestic disturbance. There they find Tristan, a drug dealer who has a history of violence with which Andreas is only too familiar and who has now resorted to taking his own drugs and forcing his girlfriend, Sanne, to do the same.
When Andreas and Simon intervene in the couples bickering, they witness a shocking instance of neglect that sends a livid Andreas into his little familys warm embrace. Then, one night, the unthinkable happens and the little family is struck by sudden tragedy. When Andreas sees his life unravelling, he makes a choice that will lead himself and everyone he knows down a rabbit hole of moral and ethical disarray.
As Andreas begins to blur the lines between right and wrong, just and unjust, it falls upon the chaotic Simon to restore the order. A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence Sam and Jonathan, a pair of hapless novelty salesman, embark on a tour of the human condition in reality and fantasy that unfold in a series of absurdist episodes. But Ditte is also the youngest generation of the famous bakery dynasty, Rheinwald, and when her beloved, but dominating father Jesper Christensen comes down with a serious illness, Ditte is faced with the grueling decision: To pursue her own dreams, or to continue the legacy of her family.
A Family is a moving and modern story about complicated family ties, the new wife, the new kids - and about following your dreams to find your own place in history A Somewhat Gentle Man Ulrik is reluctantly let out of prison after serving 12 years for murder. He has to cope with his gang, his ex, a few women -and a snitch. Her family doesn't approve of murder.
They have a nursery, they have principles. Ulrik is a somewhat gentle man. But how gentle can you be? Trapped in a world of which he finally wants no part, he is forced to betray Jurrieu in order to keep his love and respect, and when this is no longer bearable, to renounce everything. Adapted from Edward Bond's play, and drawing on both Al Pacino's Looking For Richard and the classic US thrillers of the 70s, Desplechin's film is a compelling tragedy, rich in violent poetry, a savage portrait of a divided world. A Royal Affair A Royal Affair is a gripping tale of brave idealists who risk everything in their pursuit of freedom for the people, but above all it is the story of a passionate and forbidden romance that changed an entire nation.
A young queen Alicia Vikander , who is married to an insane king Mikkel Boe Folsgaard , falls secretly in love with his physician Mads Mikkelsen - and together they start a revolution that changes a nation forever.
Errance French movie "Errance" is about the inability of adults to accept the responsibility that comes with the passing of the years. It tells the story of Jacques, a woman-chasing, gambling-addicted war veteran of the Algerian war, who cares little for his devoted wife Lou, He prefers to dedicate his time to gambling, drinking and skirt-chasing. In spite of Jacques' all too apparent shortcomings and the advice of her friends, Lou gamely stands by her man, even when Jacques fails to find a job and has a love affair while Lou has had a demanding childbirth in hospital.
The marriage couple constantly try to start afresh, and even despite the moving to south to find a better life for the whole family, it becomes increasingly hard for them to go further over the cracks in their relationship. Afterwards Nathan was only eight years old when he had a near-death experience while trying to save the life of a little girl.
For a brief moment young Nathan was clinically dead. Then, miraculously, he returned to life. Years later, Nathan is a successful New York corporate lawyer. Devastated by the painful circumstances of his divorce, he has barricaded himself behind his work, far from his daughter and his ex-wife Claire. Then the mysterious Doctor Kay enters his life. Enigmatic, intense, insistent, Kay claims that he is able to foresee imminent death for certain people with clarity and precision. What would you do if a stranger walked into your life and informed you that you were soon to die? A desperate race against the clock begins, as Nathan tries to put right the errors of his past and reconnect with those he loves the most… Sweet Dreams Massimo's idyllic childhood is shattered by the death of his mother.
Years later, he is forced to relive his traumatic past and compassionate doctor Elisa could help him open up and confront his childhood wounds. The Forgiveness of Blood An Albanian family is torn apart by a murder, resulting in a blood feud that finds Nik becoming the prime target and his sister, Rudina, forced to leave school in order to take over the family business. Fanny and Alexander Set in Sweden at the turn of the century, Ingmar Bergman's semi-autobiographical story tells of young sister and brother Fanny Pernilla Allwin and Alexander Bertil Guve , whose comfortable lives change dramatically when their father dies onstage during a performance of 'Hamlet'.
Their mother marries a puritanical bishop and the new family move into the bishop's draughty home, where the children are mistreated and their mother becomes consumed with regrets. Through the wide eyes of ten-year-old Alexander Bertil Guve , we witness the great delights and conflicts of the Ekdahl family—a sprawling, convivial bourgeois clan living in turn-of-the-century Sweden. Faust A version of the German legend in which a man who sells his soul to the devil in exchange for knowledge. White God A cautionary tale between a superior species and its disgraced inferior - Favoring pedigree dogs, a new regulation puts a severe tax on mixed breeds.
Owners dump their dogs and shelters become overcrowded. Force Majeure A Swedish family travels to the French Alps to enjoy a few days of skiing and spend some precious time with each other. The sun is shining and the slopes are spectacular but, during a lunch at a mountainside restaurant, an avalanche turns everything upside down. Ebba tries to protect their children and desperately calls for her husband Tomas who in panic is running for his life.
Force Majeure is an existential drama about the traditional roles of men and women in modern family life and their mutual expectations that emerge from them. This festival section is set for directors who try to create the most original testimony and expressional poetics in their films. Frank Jon, a young wanna-be musician, discovers he's bitten off more than he can chew when he joins an eccentric pop band led by the mysterious and enigmatic Frank. Fratricide Semo a Kurdish immigrant and pimp living in Germany offers to pay for his younger brother Azad to come and join him.
Reluctantly Azad accepts his brother's offer, and makes the long journey from his poverty-stricken homeland. He moves in to an asylum for refugees where, amidst hopeless squalor he befriends Ibo, an eleven-year-old orphan, also Kurdish. A powerful and tender bond grows between the two boys, but the odds are against them. Ahmet and Zeki are young second-generation Turks. Frustrated, unemployed, alienated from their heritage and with no place in German society, their anger simmers at fever pitch.
Meanwhile they devote themselves to petty crime and their savage pit bulls. Boasting astonishing performances from a largely non-professional cast, award-winning director Yilmaz Arslan's third feature is an explosive tale of desperate conflict and bloody revenge, a savage, furious, heartbreaking portrait of raw humanity struggling for safety, for dignity, for survival in the face of violence, exile and the brutal indifference of a society that wants no part of them.
Free Range - Ballad on Approving of the World How to live knowing that you might never know joy in day-to-day life? That you will never know the true pride from your work? That there is no meaning, no goal, no hope for improvement? That life will continue and you have to get used to it and also to the idea that it might go on for a long time and, worst of all, it is almost impossible to put up with it in a dignified way?
I am referring to shoddy housing, meager food, poverty and the extensive coarseness below and stolid indifference above, and to the dreadful machinery that minces its way through the lives of most of us, evermore efficient, ceasing little by little to even pretend that this is not our murder, packed and sold to us in variable forms. Where should we head to, cattle for slaughter, and how is it possible to participate in all this, without losing our humanity and the last bits of our lust for life?
Fred 29 , an aspiring writer, is thrust into the middle of these questions — his girlfriend Susanna 23 is pregnant and intends to keep the baby. From Berlin to Berlin Berlin Hitler's last days. Germany surrenders to alley forces. Nuclear risk and spies war in Berlin, the city divided by the wall.
Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life Lucien Ginsburg, a rebellious French Jewish boy with a grotesque imagination, hates playing the piano like his father, a bar professional, and manages to be admitted to Montmartre Academy as a painter, where he befriends an SS officer who helps him survive the occupation. After the war, he chooses to become a performing artist and adopts the stage name Serge Gainsbourg. His unorthodox songs bring him success, even his parents's approval, and lots of lovers, yet his marriages are all utter failures.
Five years in the making, GLAMOUR is a remarkable historic epic that nonetheless thrives on the intimacy of personal relationships and family drama. Often unpublished and shocking filmed shots throw a new and different light on those terrible years. The fascination and manias of an evil but charismatic man, with a mysterious, esoteric influence, who fantastically and incredibly escaped at least four attempts on his life and believed he was called by fate.
Beyond the Border December , Sweden is on the verge of being invaded. Two young soldiers leave their roadblock post to get to the Norwegian border to catch a glimpse of the occupying Nazis. Now he has to lead a rescue team behind enemy lines in a secret mission to retrieve his brother. Greetings from Fukushima A young German woman bonds with an elderly Japanese woman while touring the Fukushima region of Japan in the aftermath of the earthquake.
We have a pope A story centered on the relationship between the newly elected Pope and his therapist. In a Better World The story traces elements from a refugee camp in Africa to the grey humdrum of everyday life in a Danish provincial town. The lives of two Danish families cross each other, and an extraordinary but risky friendship comes into bud.
But loneliness, frailty and sorrow lie in wait. Soon, friendship transforms into a dangerous alliance and a breathtaking pursuit in which life is at stake. But it was completely wiped out in an act of revenge, and now the abduction of his 7-year-old goddaughter Nathalie brings back intensely painful memories.
When Nathalie's veiled picture shows up on Internet, it becomes clear that the kidnapping is directed at her mother, Ewa Tanguy, head of the Swedish Security Police.
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Someone intends to convert her daughter to fundamentalist Islam. As the Swedish authorities remain passive, Hamilton is forced to take action. With the aid of his close friend Mouna, he manages to track down the kidnappers. Nathalie has been abducted by an immensely wealthy Saudi oil magnate, who wishes to set an example to the world, counting on his oil assets to protect him against any international intervention.
However, he does not bargain on Agent Hamilton, along with a few of his brothers-in-arms, planning a deadly rescue mission against his desert fortress. Only too late does Hamilton become aware of the unexpected powers siding with the Saudi oil magnate. Hamilton is ordered to investigate the kidnapping and soon discovers an international arms conspiracy at top government levels, as well as plans for a terrorist attack on Swedish soil. His loyalties are tested, but the interest of the nation must come first. While observing the legal proceedings, the Holocaust survivor concludes that Eichmann was not a simple monster, but an ordinary man who had thoughtlessly buried his conscience through his obedience to the Nazi regime and its ideology.
Arendt's expansion of this idea, presented in the articles for "New Yorker", would create the concept of "the banality of evil" that she thought even sucked in some Jewish leaders of the era into unwittingly participating in the Holocaust. The result is a bitter public controversy in which Arendt is accused of blaming the Holocaust's victims. Now that strong willed intellectual is forced to defend her daringly innovative ideas about moral complexity in a struggle that will exact a heavy personal cost.
Happy Few What are adult love affairs? Two couples meet and fall in love, lose sight of each other in the confusion and end up pulling through. Heart of a Dog "Hello, little bonehead. I'll love you forever. Centering on Anderson's beloved rat terrier Lolabelle, who died in , HEART OF A DOG is a personal essay that weaves together childhood memories, video diaries, philosophical musings on data collection, surveillance culture and the Buddhist conception of the afterlife, and heartfelt tributes to the artists, writers, musicians and thinkers who inspire her.
Fusing her own witty, inquisitive narration with original violin compositions, hand-drawn animation, 8mm home movies and artwork culled from exhibitions past and present, Anderson creates a hypnotic, collage-like visual language out of the raw materials of her life and art, examining how stories are constructed and told — and how we use them to make sense of our lives. Here is Harold After 40 years, Harold's successful business selling furniture, is bankrupt when IKEA decides to open a new superstore right next door.
Hitler in Hollywood A bio-doc about Micheline Presle changes into a thrilling investigation of the long hidden truth about European cinema. This mockumentary thriller uncovers Hollywood's unsuspected plot against the European motion picture industry. Numerous directors and stars appear in the film, making it a choice morsel for all film lovers. Headhunters Roger is a man who apparently has it all: he is a successful headhunter, he is married to the incredibly beautiful gallery owner Diana and has a far-too-expensive villa.
But to keep his head above water financially he is also an accomplished art thief. Roger sees there a chance to get rid of his financial worries. But it turns out that Greve is playing games of his own, and when Roger breaks into his house, he finds something that changes him completely and forces him to run for his life. Hotel A woman discovers that an old hotel hides some unexpected secrets in this psychological thriller.
Irene Franziska Weisz is hired as a desk clerk at a luxury hotel in Austria following the disappearance of Eva Stein, who had previously held the position. Having moved to the city to take the job, Irene takes a room in the hotel for the meantime, and is eager to learn more about her new home and business, though her boss Kros Peter Strauss seems curiously guarded about what goes on at the hotel.
Though Irene makes friends with some of the staff members, she still spends a great deal of her time trying to uncover the mysteries of the building, and when she discovers a pair of Eva Stein's glasses, she begins to wonder if the girl ever went missing at all or if she might still be on the premises somewhere. Vernhardur is in love with vodka and the horse Jarpur loves Vernhardur, his master. Grimur has a passion for ancient horse roads but Egill admires barbed wire fences.
Spring is coming and the whole community is following the story. This cannot end well… No horses were hurt in making of this film. The human actors are still alive but the question is their possible trauma. The Good Son An actress named Leila leaves the city with her two sons in order to avoid the tabloids.
Her meeting with a priest involved with the resistance will have a profound impact on her. It is the start of a passionate affair that will cause her to break her vows and leave her convent. But Lucie is too quick to give into her passions and disappointment soon follows. Betrayed, she feels she has been abandoned by both God and man. One morning, postal workers working for the resistance intercept an anonymous letter addressed to the German commandant ID:A A woman wakes up in a river.
Wounded and without memory, then races to elude mysterious followers and recover from amnesia. Il Divo For more than 50 years, he has been Italy's most powerful, feared and enigmatic politician. For instance, he has been known as the Sphinx, the Salamander, the Hunchback, Beelzebub, and the Black Pope, among others. In the beginining of nineties he, as Giulio Andreotti, begins his seventh term as Prime Minister, but he and his hardliner faction take control of a country reeling from the brazen murders of several high-level bankers, judges and journalists, as well as the kidnapping and assassination of former Prime Minister Aldo Moro by leftist radicals in But as the Christian Democrat party crumbles in a nationwide bribery scandal, suspicion begins to fall on Andreotti himself as the center of a shocking conspiracy involving the Vatican, the Mafia and the secret neo-Fascist Masonic Lodge P2.
The film covers the period from the seventh election of Andreotti as Italian Prime Minister in , up until his trial. Innocence A subterranean rumbling resonates in the heart of a forest. Hidden by foliage, a metal grate reveals underground passageways, which lead to the cellars of five houses scattered throughout a great park. The park is cut off from the outside world by a huge wall with no door. In one of these houses, a group of girls aged between seven and twelve gathers around a coffin.
The coffin lid opens, revealing a six-year-old girl. Her name is Iris. Bianca, the eldest of the group, introduces Iris into this strange but pleasant boarding school, home to some thirty little girls. There are no adults here, save for several old servants and two young teachers: Mademoiselle Edith and Mademoiselle Eva.
Iris very quickly discovers the rules of the school, where teaching centres on dance, physical education and biology. Obedience is paramount, and any boarder who would rebel and try to escape is condemned to remain in the park and serve the others forever. Time passes and Iris grows accustomed to her new life. But she is troubled by a mystery: every evening at nine, when the lamps are lit, the subterranean rumbling returns and Bianca leaves the house to attend a secret meeting. One evening, Iris follows her to the big house where the teachers live.
Inside, all seems deserted. Even Bianca appears to have vanished into thin air… Into the White English and German pilots shoot each other down, and later find themselves at the same cabin. In order to survive the tough winter in the Norwegian wilderness they have to stand together. It's the start of a long and unlikely friendship. Shun Li and the Poet Shun Li works in a textile factory in the outskirts of Rome in order to get her papers and enable her eight-year-old son to come to Italy. She is suddenly transferred to Chioggia, a small city-island in the Veneto lagoon, to work as a bartender in a pub.
Their encounter is a poetic escape from solitude, a silent dialogue between cultures that are different, yet not more distant. It is an odyssey into the deep heart of a lagoon, which can be both the mother and cradle of identities, which never keep still. But the friendship between Shun Li and Bepi upsets both the Chinese and local communities, who interfere with this new voyage, which they are perhaps simply too afraid of.
Janis and John Samuel Benmchetrit's debut Janis and John follows the comedic exploits of a down-on-his luck insurance salesman as he attempts to make up for some very poor financial decisions. Pablo Sterni, the aforementioned insurance salesman finds himself in a tight spot. The inspiration strikes when Pablo learns that his hippy cousin Leon has just inherited a million francs from his recently deceased father.
Leon, a perpetually stoned record store owner, lives solely for the day his vision of John Lennon and Janis Joplin's Christ-like return to Earth. After visiting his cousin, Pablo decides to assist Leon in reliving his dream. Pablo convinces his wallflower wife Brigitte and an unknown out-of-work actor to impersonate Janis and John in this craziness and he has the plan to share the inheritance with Leon.