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In Hindi, Sâdhu means he who is in search of truth. To this end, the bespectacled sâdhu Suraj Baba has spent eight years at 3200 meters in a cave at the source of the Ganges. But peace is hard to find. And so he decides to go on a pilgrimage to Kumbhamela. He soon realizes he can't have anyone imposing a code of conduct on him. In search of himself, he makes his way to the sacred lakes...
Motivated by an almost ferocious love for his intellectually disabled brother, Nick, and an explosive mix of desperation and thirst for a better life, the abrasive and fledgeling criminal, Connie, involves his sibling in an ill-conceived bank robbery that swears to be a quick and easy job.
96 hours before the World War II invasion of Normandy, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill struggles with his severe reservations with Operation Overlord and his increasingly marginalized role in the war effort.
After an incident in which he seriously wounds a friend, Steve is sent home from the correction center where he's been for a few years. The reunion with his mother Diane is stormy, and they clash brutally even as they both share an intense bond. Then they meet their neighbor Kyla, a former teacher, who is feeling suffocated by her family and helps the two find a balance… [out in VOD on 18/3/2015]
Wild Tales is made up of six separate stories. The drive for success, vertigo, competition and the inequality of the world we live in causes many people to be stressed out or depressed. Some burst. This is a film about them.
Under Madrid's scorching summer sun, ordinary couples with real passion and the unquenchable desire to love and be loved, share the same irrepressible urge to investigate their own sexuality through five intertwined stories.
A mistaken delivery in Mumbai's famously efficient lunchbox delivery system connects a young housewife to an older man in the dusk of his life as they build a fantasy world together through notes in the lunchbox.
Ava, 13, is on vacation by the ocean with her mother and her little sister. An introverted outsider, her life turns upside down when she learns she is losing her sight faster than expected. Because her mother decides to carry on so as not to spoil her daughter's vacation, Ava confronts things in her own way. Intrigued by a refugee boy she meets on the beach, she steals his big black dog...
A family live in a house next to an abandoned highway. They have been living for 10 years close to the highway and believe that it will not be used. One day without warning, construction workers begin to upgrade the road and the highway becomes open to traffic. Instead of leaving the house, they continue to live there. This becomes more complicated as the highway becomes increasingly used.
electroboy tells the breathtaking true life story of a young man who leaves his claustrophobic Swiss surroundings for the wide world in search of fame and recognition. In a series of success stories he reinvents himself time and again, changing settings and careers like other people change their shirts. Swiss Film Prize 2015 for best documentary. Best film at Zurich Film Festival 2014.
A celebrity is caught by her husband with a young lover. She ends the relationship, but slowly goes insane and kills herself. Love is a universe of two in Philippe Garrel’s fatalistic romance “Frontier of Dawn.” Shot in richly textured and contrasting black-and-white celluloid, it centers on a young photographer, François, and the two women with whom he finds and loses love.
An engaged but a-political nurse gets involved in a far right political party. Based on numerous recent events in France it actually is about how Front National operates and how it is perceived by the French.
A 40-something theatre actress who longs for a child struggles with her director's advice while rehearsing for Tourgenev's «A Month in the Country». But behind these difficulties hide existential doubts that are much more serious. To address her concerns and regain her equilibrium, she turns to the Virgin Mother for help.
Zef buries his wife as his brother Roni marries off his daughter. The two brothers are split in a way that is reflected by these two events that unfortunately occur at the same time: Zef is so zealous in his penny-pinching that Roni is determined to make his life shine as brightly as the jewelry he sells and is found on the arms of his curvaceous wife.
A family of beekeepers living in the Tuscan countryside finds their household disrupted by the simultaneous arrival of a silently troubled teenage boy and a reality TV show intent on showcasing the family.
Arthur Brennan treks into Aokigahara, known as The Sea of Trees, a mysterious dense forest at the base of Japan's Mount Fuji where people go to commit suicide. On his journey to the suicide forest, he encounters Takumi Nakamura, a Japanese man who has lost his way after attempting suicide.
Claire is a midwife in a maternity hospital. She is humane and helpful and gives herself entirely to her patients. But despite that her life is not a bed of roses. Her hospital is about to close its doors and the devoted woman is determined not to work in the new modern hospital she regards as a "baby factory".
The end of summer in the idyllic Engadine. Ursli helps out his parents who work hard in a mountain pasture. A deep friendship binds Ursli and Seraina, who, like him, spends the summer in a nearby house...
Les Règles du jeu immerses into the world of the playoffs with the team of Geneva ice hockey team: Genève-Servette Hockey Club. This documentary was made in order to share with the audience what is the real life of a professional hockey team.
Paco and Nora once were an ideally matched couple. Both loved nature, nomadic or semi-nomadic life and agreed to raise their children far from the corruption of the consumer society. But Nora, unlike Paco, grew tired of such a lifestyle and left Paco taking their children with her. Paco would not accept what he considered a betrayal, all the more since Nora had obtained custody of the children...
Baran, a Kurdish independence war hero and policeman, agrees to be stationed in a small valley, at the very borders of Iran, Turkey, and Iraq. It is a lawless territory, right at the heart of illegal drug, medication and alcohol trafficking. He refuses to bow down to Aga Azzi, the corrupt tribal chief. Baran meets Govend, the village school teacher, who is also rejected by the villagers.
Marguerite Muir, an exuberant forty-something single woman, is mugged and her handbag stolen. A few hours later, Georges Palet finds her wallet by chance, lying at the foot of his car in the parking lot of the mall. This mysterious married man decides to meet Marguerite.
What begins as a hopeful journey to seek a better life becomes a harrowing and primal fight for survival when a deranged, rifle-toting vigilante chases a group of unarmed men and women through the treacherous U.S.-Mexican border.
Saved by him from a hard life in Russia, Emma is the wife of Tancredi Recchi, an Italian tycoon who has just been appointed joint head of the Milanese family's textile business. Sharing the power is his own son Edoardo Jr., who would rather open a restaurant with his friend Antonio, a talented chef.
Zurich Fest 2010, shortly before the final match of the Football World Cup. Mary would really like to watch the match, but her friend Johnny is in a bad mood. A series of misunderstandings leads to a quarrel and the couple goes their separate ways. Underway through the night they come across shady characters and become entangled in turbulent incidents.
An unemployed Turkish widower wants to celebrate his child's birthday. His 9-year-old son dreams of flying like his heroes Superman and Spiderman. On that day he is informed that the long planned dam will finally be constructed, resulting in his village disappearing underwater.
In the US, a child goes missing every 40 seconds. You never think it will happen to you. Until it does. Alone and scared, Karla Dyson is unwilling to leave the fate of her son's life in someone else's hands. When she catches a glimpse of the abductors speeding away, she decides to fight back.
An intimate look at the life, career and creative process from one of the most prolific writer-director's from the United States. From his childhood in Brooklyn to the release of his latest hit film "Midnight in Paris". Part 1.
Stars of a teleshopping show and married together, France and Oliver note a decrease in sales and feel the end of their relationship. They prepare a live show which should save them. But their new partner has only one goal: to cause their fall in order to get their airtime! A new comedy by the director of "Vénus beauté".
Hortense Laborie, a renowned chef from Périgord, is astonished when the President of the Republic appoints her his personal cook, responsible for creating all his meals at the Élysée Palace. Despite jealous resentment from the other kitchen staff, Hortense quickly establishes herself, thanks to her indomitable spirit. The authenticity of her cooking soon seduces the President.
In a Russian coastal town, Kolya is forced to fight the corrupt mayor when he is told that his house will be demolished. He recruits a lawyer friend to help, but the man's arrival brings further misfortune for Kolya and his family.
A man in a suit at a Manhattan firm leaves work on Friday; he looks unhappy. He stops at a fortune teller's for a Tarot reading: "You are not where you belong," she tells him. That evening he quits his marriage and walks the streets of New York, passing from a classy bar to a gentleman's club, then to a high-class bordello, a mugging, a pawnshop, and a diner where someone does listen.
Charles is a writer with a serious block: alcoholism has taken over his life, and his wife and child have left him. Charles now lives with his housekeeper, a withdrawn young Russian woman. Only his devoted old governess still watches over him.
There is only one thing left to complete the happiness of Paul and Sali: a child. Because they can’t have one of their own, they take steps to adopt. After a long wait, the couple learns that their request has finally been approved and that a baby is waiting for them: Benjamin, 6 months old, white, blond, with blue eyes.
Looking at that lonely street in that Godforsaken town lost in the middle of nowhere, you would not say this is Christmas. Of course it is snowy and the cold is biting but where is the joy of Yule? Not in the Chinese restaurant where the (non Asian) owner keeps serving sake to the local barfly and to two or three other loners pretending to feel fine.
Courge lives in the heart of the forest, raised by his father, a tyrannical giant who reigns triumphant and prevents his son from exploring beyond limited boundaries. Ignorant about the ways of men, the boy grows up wild, with the placid ghosts who haunt the forest his only company. That is until the day that he is forced to go to the nearest village, where he meets young Manon...
Bennie travels to Buenos Aires to find his long-missing older brother, a once-promising writer who is now a remnant of his former self. Bennie's discovery of his brother's near-finished play might hold the answer to understanding their shared past and renewing their bond.
Loulou is a wolf. Tom is a rabbit. As curious as it may seem, Loulou and Tom have been inseparable since they were little. Now in their teens, they live the easy life in the Land of the Rabbits. But Loulou, who thought he was an orphan, learns that his bohemian mother is alive. The two friends set out to find her in the principality of Wolfenberg, the Land of the Wolves.
With Jacques Grandjean, we strain to reach alpine crystals in brittle rock on sheer rock faces. On the north face of the Gross Ruchen, we hear extreme climber Dani Arnold cursing in the windstorm. We accompany Stefan Siegrist on his expedition to Makalu’s western pillar in Nepal. Werner Munter, more than 70 years old, is still searching for new routes in the remotest areas of Val d’Hérens.
Bob Harris is an American film actor, far past his prime. He visits Tokyo to appear in commercials, and he meets Charlotte, the young wife of a visiting photographer. Bored and weary, Bob and Charlotte make ideal if improbable traveling companions. Charlotte is looking for "her place in life," and Bob is tolerating a mediocre stateside marriage.
Gary, 29, unemployed, finds a job for 1,200 euros a month at a nuclear power plant. He and his colleagues live together in a mobile home not far from the plant in a beautiful country setting. He is warned about the dangers of a radioactive «dose». «What's a dose?» he asks naïvely. Karole gives him an example: «You're afraid, your eyes cloud over, your head spins, your legs tremble...