"There are images that one does not forget, that are with
you forever. The first time I attended hearings in a
Juvenile Court, the faces of the minors (the accused
adolescents) lingered in my mind for days. When I decided to
make Behave, I was...
Berik, a short drama about friendship and understanding,
takes place in Semey, Kazakhstan. Berik, 33, blind and
deformed due to radiation poisoning, spends his days at home
alone, while his brother is at work. That is until Adil, 11,
the smallest and least popular...
The much-awaited second feature film of Sri Lankan Vimukthi
Jayasundara, who had garnered the Cannes’ Camera d’Or
with his acclaimed debut The Forsaken Land, is a
fascinating, visionary and enigmatic reworking of the
political themes that inspired his first film. Jayasundara
once again depicts with...
If you thought Brazilian music started with Carmen Miranda
and ended with Antonio Carlos Jobim, Beyond Ipanema is
just the pulsing primer for you. David Byrne, Devendra
Banhart, M.I.A., Os Mutantes, Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil,
Tom Zé, Seu Jorge, Thievery Corporation, Bebel Gilberto,
CSS, and Creed are...
Alina left for Germany, leaving her friend Voichita all by
herself. When she comes back to take Voichita with her to
Germany, she realises that Voichita has joined a monastery
as a nun, and her life has become accustomed to the austere
Bhutan is said to be forgotten by people, but never by gods.
The ancient mountain realm hidden between Assam in India and
Tibet, is called The Land of The Thunder Dragon in the
language of the local tribes. Wandering across the forsaken
A film about young people seeking happiness. A light comedy
depicting the small worries of ordinary people. The main
characters, Peter and Michal, both grew up in shattered
families; Mišo hardly knew his father, and Peter was
devastated after his mother recently left her...
The age-old conflicts between settlers and native are
sensitively and intelligently handled in Marco Bechis’
pensive examination of modern day colonialism in southern
Brazil. Sparked by a double suicide, a group of
Guarani-Kaiowa Indians leave their reserve to set up a
ramshackle camp. But, as...
“There you go, we offend nature but we bring nature back
to our homes with its scars, with its laments” saddens
Raffaele del Giudice, an ecological activist and the main
protagonist of Biutiful cauntri. This Italian documentary
confronts with the scandalous garbage problem of...
In the war-ravaged Catalan countryside of the early 1940s, a
local man is accused of murder and his son sets out to find
the truth. Eleven-year-old Andreu stumbles upon a crushed
wagon in the underbrush at the foot of a high cliff and
Black Dynamite is a former CIA operative, war veteran and
baddest brother on the block. His skills in kung fu are
prodigious, his skills with the ladies even more so.
Director Scott Sanders and writer-producer-star Michael Jai
White have succeeded in doing precisely what...
Saara is a Helsinki gynecologist. An elegant, good looking
woman, she is friendly and open-minded. Yet, just like
Helsinki when covered with snow, no one knows what Sara is
like under the surface. After she discovers that Leo, her
husband, is having an affair...
“Blind Loves” is a film about love between blind people.
Love can be soft, love can be silly, love can be blind at
times... To find one´s place in this world is not an easy
thing to do for people with good sight,...
Bai Xumei, a young student, is cheated and sold as a
“bride” by illegal traders in a remote mountain village
in the north of China. The raped and battered woman leads
a life of a sexual slave and child bearer, with no hope of
escaping because of backward...
A civil war rages in the land where Irina lives and
shepherds sheep. Perhaps it is South Ossetia, perhaps some
other country. Some soldiers storm into Irina’s house and
rape her. The traumatised girl flees to Berlin, where she
starts working as a prostitute....
The film describes a relationship between a daughter and her
father in two different time frames. In the present, the
adult daughter takes care of her old father in a room
divided into two sections of different colours. She dwells
in the blue area...
The film follows the coming together of radical theater
director Robert Wilson, performance artist Marina Abramovic,
singer and composer Antony Hegarty and actor Willem Dafoe,
to create an experimental work of theatrical art based on
Serb artist Marina Abramovic’s life story. Through
rehearsal footage and...
Indian documentary about fascination with Indian film. A
grandiose cinematic potpourri on why Bollywood films attract
millions of viewers to cinemas and glue dozens of millions
to TV screens and why their popularity seems to be
ever-growing. Produced by famous director Shekhar Kapur
“El Zapa”, a young locksmith that lives a simple life in
Corrientes region, gets involved in a robbery and, in order
to avoid prison, is forced to leave his home and family and
is sent to Buenos Aires province, recommended to enter the
Thirty year old Bogan, nicknamed Boogie, has settled down
and started a furniture business. He is has a wife and a
son. Now he is enjoying his holiday by the Black Sea. Set in
the sad atmosphere of off-season hotels vaguely recalling
Border documents in a few striking images the border area of
the 'Republic of Serbian Krajina', one of the focal points
in the Yugoslavian/Croatian war. Twelve years after the end
of the conflict, the traces of altercation are still
present. Dilapidated houses act as...
No matter how the weather is. Even if Patagonia’s glaciers
have covered the horizon, even if what used to be has been
buried by snow. The past is here, engraved in Santiago’s
heart. It cannot be forgotten. The pain never fades away, it
The coast of Brittany. Anne is surrounded by piles of boxes
after she has moved into a big, old house. She is alone. Or
is she? Former husbands, lovers, her children, mother, and
father, and ghosts all emerge from the boxes, looking
confused. There were...
Aneta a Vašek are in love but a snake has sneaked between
them. Literally. Aneta is a student at the veterinary
faculty while Vašek studies medicine. Aneta loves her four
meter-long pet python but it scares Vašek to death. Vašek
gives Aneta an ultimatum: either...
Francesko is the only female chimney sweep in Estonia. She
walks from door to door, helping people to be safe and their
houses to “breathe”. In her mind, breathing and soul are
interconnected. Francesko is a peculiar woman, a realist who
takes her own...
Serving the fourth year of his murder sentence in a prison
for juvenile delinquents, 19 year-old Roman Kogler (Thomas
Schubert) who grew up parentless in an orphanage awaits his
parole verdict. As a prisoner he got a job in a Vienna
funeral parlour; after...
Brothers, Let Us Be Merry.
“Brothers, let us be merry, bravely defy your troubles”
is from the slave’s song in Mozart’s Zaide. It
accompanies two dimly lit men indulging in a purposeless
pleasure: They masturbate as if someone had ordered them...
Based on a novel by the notable Brazilian musician Chico
Buarque, Carvalho’s quietly spellbinding adaptation
follows José Costa, a ghostwriter attending a symposium in
Istanbul who is unexpectedly re-routed, on his return home,
to Budapest, where his plane is forced to make an emergency
Bugis Street is a red light street in Singapore, a centre of
the city’s night life where gays, transsexuals and
straight people meet with artists and hysterics with their
desires. Lian, an unspoilt 16-year-old girl, arrives in this
world to work as a maid....
Osbourne Cox, a CIA old-timer, is given the axe because of
his drinking problem. He can’t think of any better way of
venting his spleen than writing a detailed memoir about his
recent past. By pure chance, the manuscript finds its way
On an island of the Philippines, islanders who used to be
wealthy go through economic difficulties when a goldmine
company withdraws from the area. One day, a Canadian
woman’s visit changes everything...
May 1999. A NATO military train under the command of US
Captain Jones is crossing Romania. It is heading for the
Serbian border where radar is to be installed to monitor the
conflict between Serbia and Kosovo. The tough but
fair-minded Jones is suddenly...
Former bodyguard and rowdy Jean-Marc Calvet used to live
violently on the dark side. Today he is a respected painter
whose $20,000 canvasses feature hundreds of small demons
with distinct lips and eyes interconnected with motives of
destruction and suffering. The documentary captures this
Inspired by real events, Camino is an emotional adventure of
an extraordinary eleven-year-old who is faced simultaneously
with two completely new situations in her life: falling in
love and dying. Above all else, Camino is the radiant light
that shines through every gloomy obstacle...
With Capitalism: A Love Story, Michael Moore returns to the
issue he has examined throughout his career: the disastrous
impact of corporate dominance on the everyday lives of
Americans and citizens of the world. But this time the
culprit is much bigger than General...
A convoy of Russian soldiers finds itself trapped in the
mountainous Chechen landscape, lost in the stifling heat of
an unfamiliar and hostile territory. After being pinned down
by blasts and gunfire from the unseen enemy, the commander
assigns the more-experienced Rubachine and a...
In Argentina, more than eight thousand people die every year
in road accidents. Behind every tragedy there is an
industry, supported by the compensations of insurance
companies and the weakness of the law. Sosa, is a lawyer who
moves through emergency rooms of public...
The new retro film by Alexej Balabanov caused a stir in
Russia this year. Cargo 200 deals with Afghan war trauma and
Soviet madness. A complex story about a multiple rape, total
alcoholism, necrophilia, maniacal policemen and brutal
murders. It speaks about how the...
High above the unexplored New Guinean jungle, jutting out
through the heavy rain clouds, emerge the Snow Mountains.
Above them rises a sharp-peaked pyramid of limestone; the
world’s most exotic and technically hardest mountain –
The Carstensz Pyramid. First climbed by Heinrich Harrer in
All kinds of people are waiting in seven different queues.
The first person of each queue becomes the last of the next
one, thus creating an enormous human chain. Director Giorgos
Zois: “People standing in line; all in order. Everyone is
starving for something:...
Thirty five-year old Robert and his young daughter Ana leave
on Christmas Eve morning from Braila train station to
Bucharest. Robert has to take a jar of black caviar to Mrs.
Zina, a rich lady, the owner of a modelling agency. Ana does
A novice prison official has the bad luck of starting his
new job on the same day the prisoners organize a mutiny.
Entangled by the capricious and tragic circumstances, he
must make the most of his own greatest resource: his
intelligence. Discovering he is...
If the couple featured in Richard Linklater’s Before
Sunrise and Before Sunset got married, grew old, divorced
and reunited, the resulting confrontation would probably
look a lot like Abbas Kiarostami’s Certified Copy.
Possibly the Iranian director’s most accessible work, this
elegant, stream-of-consciousness movie takes place...
On a Saturday morning, Christine says good bye to her son
and leaves for work. Upon her arrival home she discovers her
son is nowhere to be found. She launches a desperate search
which ultimately proves fruitless. Several months later, she
is informed by...
Teenage Ana is raised according to the naturalistic way of
life of her German father in Ibiza. One day she meets
Justine, who invites her to come to Madrid offering her the
prospect of acquiring education and financial support. In
Madrid, they settle down...
Ambitious television moderator and director Hana senses an
opportunity in the story of once famous actor Juraj Kramer
who is bound to a wheelchair after a stroke. She decides to
shoot a documentary about him. Gradually putting the puzzle
of his life together, she...
If someone in Slovakia wanted to find perfect halušky or
pirohy, people would certainly call him a nut job. But that
did not stop a certain American who set his mind on finding
the perfect chicken wings; he even found someone to finance
Rahima and Nedim, sister and brother, are orphans of the
Bosnian war. They live in Sarajevo, a transitional society
that has lost its moral compass, including in the way it
treats the children of the people who were killed fighting
for the freedom of...
Just when a young Chinese man Jun intends to confess his
love to his beloved girl, a cow falls from the sky and kills
her. Lovelorn Jun travels to a country on the other side of
the world, where he believes he will...
Arguably one of the best “Sauerkraut” Westerns, the film
is based on the politically acceptable novel The Deerslayer
by James Fenimore Cooper and set in the period of conquering
the Wild West. It was shot on location in former Yugoslavia
and stars the Serbian...
Cinema Komunisto takes us on a journey through the crumbling
remains of Tito’s film industry, exploring the rise and
fall of the cinematic illusion called Yugoslavia. Using rare
footage from dozens of forgotten Yugoslav films as well as
never-before-seen archive material from film sets...
City of Life is an urban drama revolving around three
parallel lives, amongst many cultures in Dubai. A privileged
young male Emirati at odds with his cultural identity and
his less fortunate street smart friend; a disillusioned
Indian taxi driver who bears an uncanny...
1937: China and Japan are at war again. Japanese imperial
army is at the gates of Nanking, the Chinese capital. The
siege lasts several weeks and then turns to a massacre of
tens of thousands soldiers and civilians. The movie City of
Life and Death comes...
Varakine, an engineer from Moscow, sets off on a mission to
a provincial town where he finds himself in the middle of
bizarre events. Surprise by surprise on his way to a factory
where he is supposed to join a meeting. He is...
In 1979, a family returns to a conspiracy flat in Argentina
ruled by military junta. With the support of USA, and
consent of the influential Catholic Church, the government
launches a process of the so-called national reorganisation,
which aimed to atomise and depoliticise the...
A grandfather tells the true story of an intense
relationship between a man and a woman seen in its different
forms. A free-spirited man, growing in the course of time
and age, without reaching maturity, is pushed into a life
struggle which eventually turns...
Inge has decided to deliver a pair of mended trousers to
Karl, one of her clients. However, their encounter ends in a
sudden outburst of passion followed by sex. Inge lives with
her husband Werner which is why she tries to stay away...
Evaristo and Luis Antonio (starring the brothers Evaristo
and Luis Antonio) have just finished primary school. They
are Rarámuri Indians living in Sierra Tarahumara, in a
remote part of northwest Mexico. At home they speak their
mother tongue - just like the rest of...
The main character of this story is an eleven-year-old girl
from an underprivileged family and industrial background who
is slowly finding out about (growing up) a serious emotional
disease in her own family. She is still not aware, though,
that this will mark her...
On his way to work, Christer is “spotted” by a nearby
seagull. He has to leave his shirt in the laundromat in the
basement. Suddenly, he realizes that he left his rent money
in the pocket. In an attempt to get the money...
One night, Mariana and Rodrigo, a young upper middle class
couple who’s about to get married, find 7 year-old Karina
on the beach. She ran away from her family and somehow
explains she’s living in an environment of family abuse.
The couple decides to...
“Cold Weather begins as a movie about family. Doug and
Gail, a brother and sister who have been apart for a long
time, are forced get to know each other again as young
adults. Before anything out of the ordinary happens we get
Marisa, a 20-year old German girl, hates foreigners, Jews,
cops and everyone she blames for the decline of her country.
She provokes, drinks and fights, and is determined that her
next tattoo will be a portrait of Adolf Hitler. The only
place she feels...
Any deed performed for the benefit of others also serves our
own benefit and vice versa.
It is another form of “parasitizing” that begets changes
which eventually in the final analysis turn out to be
A video contemplating the a current social problem – the
information overload (infoglut) followed by the inability to
choose, sort out, efficiently use and process the data; a
phenomenon that triggers information stress.
Surrealist Jan Švankmajer’s third feature portrays human
beings as a society caught up in bizarre methods of
gratifying its existential-erotic needs. A dark comedy about
people who are only driven by the “pleasure principle”,
and consequently about freedom. A peculiar grotesque
illustration of the current...
Constantin miluje Elenu. Elena miluje Constantina. Spoločne
bývajú v malom domčeku s dymiacim komínom, rozprávajú
sa o minulosti, ale nie priveľmi. Pomaly si nažívajú
a sami si zaobstarajú všetko, čo potrebujú, chovajú
zvieratá a pestujú zeleninu. Patria do inej doby, všetko
je také, ako vždy bolo....
The life and death of Ian Curtis, the enigmatic singer of
the legendary post punk band, Joy Division. Curtis, torn by
his family life, increasing fame, and love for another
woman, committed suicide on May 18, 1980 at the age of
twenty-three on the...
Looking at wars and history in the kitchens, Cooking History
portrays military cooks during wars in Europe of the 20th
century. With ten recipes (from Germany, Russia, Hungary,
France, Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia, Croatia and Serbia), six
wars (before and after the World War II) and...
A restricted inner dialogue of a strange creature evokes the
intimacy of “„undoubtedly true stories”“ and,
ironically enough, grows in authenticity and provides a
faithful insight into loneliness and the desire to
Set on Colombia’s Pacific coast, El vuelco del cangrejo
tells the story of both the drama of a young man, trying to
flee his past, and the upcoming clash between a remote
village and modernity, represented by two intruding
“It sounds cliched, but...
Set in an isolated girls’ school in the mid 1930s, Cracks
is a sensuous drama of obsession and misguided love,
confidently directed by Jordan Scott (daughter of Ridley),
making her feature debut. The story centres on a clique of
teenage girls who are all...
“You’re invisible!” Can there be a worse judgment on
an actress? Young Fine definitely lacks self-confidence but
when renowned director Kaspar Friedmann appears at the drama
school and casts Fine for her first main role, nobody
understands his motivation, least of all Fine herself....
With its grained black and white, 16mm, and image, Pablo
Trapero’s first feature is an essential piece for
understanding the Argentinean New Cinema. The film
constructs a new form of neo-realism following the main
character, “el Rulo”, a 50-year-old ex-bass player from
a famous 1970's...
Brittany, France. Right in the middle of the economic
crisis, in a small seaside village. The emerging romance
between Martin, a young man living on casual jobs and small
robberies, and Gwen, a dedicated swimmer who trains everyday
in high-sea. Their lives changed when...
Having survived the massacre of her family, a young girl,
Koh Reh, must make a long journey through the horrors of the
East-Burmese jungle to the Salween River, beyond which lies
the freedom of Thailand. But will be her late father’s
enduring love and...
The film follows the private lives of two Chinese gays
living in London. Mel enjoys the carefree life of a desired
playboy and makes tremendous efforts at (almost)
successfully avoiding deeper emotional relationships. But he
is slowly coming to realize that youth and beauty...