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A woman is led by her family to her new husband's home, to live with, presumably, his elderly mother and younger brother. Despite being forced into the marriage, she discovers that he is not such a bad catch after all but domestic bliss does not last long.
In the 1970's, Mary is a lonely ugly-looking young Australian girl with many hang-ups. Her biggest dream: find a friend. To quench her thirst for knowledge, Mary decides to write to an American, which she randomly selects from the phone book. The lucky target: Max Horowitz, an obese and psychologically fragile forty-something Jewish New-Yorker whose only companions are his neuroses and his pets.
A naive and sensitive young gentleman, Louis Ives fancies himself a budding writer, wishes he had lived in the 1920s of F. Scott Fitzgerald, and secretly yearns to don ladies' undergarments. After an embarrassing incident that cuts short his career as a New Jersey English lit instructor, he makes his way to Manhattan to “find himself” — accompanied by a literary voiceover that tells us as much.
Passion, obsession, wealth, jealousy, family, guilt, and creativity. In Madrid, Harry Caine is a blind screenwriter, assisted by Judit and her son Diego. The past comes rushing in when Harry learns of the death of Ernesto Martel, a wealthy businessman...
Dasha (Natasha Yarovenko), a young Russian woman on vacation in Rome, goes for a drink by herself. Alba (Elena Anaya) , a young Spanish woman on a business trip in Rome, also goes for a drink by herself. It is each woman's last night in Rome.Everything will change for them that particular night...
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 Charles now lives with his housekeeper, a withdrawn young Russian woman.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.
Bilal is 17 years old, a Kurdish boy from Iraq. He sets off on an adventure-filled journey across Europe. He wants to get to England to see his love who lives there. Bilal finally reaches Calais, but how do you cover 32 kilometers of the English Channel when you can't swim?
In Tokyo, a minister of public works is rumored to be taking evidence of corruption to a reporter: the CIA, the yakuza, and others want to grab the information and use it to squeeze the government. On the subway trip to meet the reporter, the official is murdered, but it looks like a heart attack.
At the end of the 80s, Randy Robinson is a real legend of the professional fight. Twenty years later, he leads a miserable existence New Jersey, where he fights for derisory sums. In the term of a particularly bloody fight, he is a victim of a cardique stop. He has to stop the wrestling.
Shad and Otho, two friends from the Ivory Coast, embark on a European adventure. They dream of returning home as benefactors or heroes. Otho is deported and returns to his country empty-handed. He becomes an outcast. Shad pursues his dream with Tango, a slightly strange white woman he meets in a supermarket.
In Niger, where more than 80% of the population is illiterate, radio is the main means of mass communication. It entertains, educates, informs and helps provide a check on power. It is the FM revolution.
An introverted middle-aged woman learns that she is sick and must radically change her way of life without fully understanding the nature of her illness. Faced with an intimate and profound fear in a world where images never lie.
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.
"A Woman, a Gun and a Noodle Shop" is a remake of the 1985 directorial debut of Joel and Ethan Coen, "Blood Simple." Zhang Yimou ("Red Sorghum," "To Live," "Hero," "House of Flying Daggers"), one of the most eminent directors of the "Fifth Generation," transposes the Coen Brother's celebrated mix of dark humor and riveting suspense to a noodle shop in western China.
An investigative documentary about French agriculture today, through several stories: farmers, researchers, writers,... A world which successfully resists underminings - economical, scientific, social - that affect them. A world at the centre of questions regarding future.
Looks in the life of a mouth craftsman. Hardy Hepp - husband, head of a family, painter, writer, philosopher, musician, composer, arranger, Singer - Songwriter, amateur gardner... A thoroughbred's survivor par excellence.
Zinos, a young restaurant owner in Hamburg, is going through a rough time : his girlfriend Nadine has gone to Shanghai, the new chef of his restaurant, the Soul Kitchen, scares away the clients, and he is having a backache!
A touching documentary that looks back at the lives of the director Luis Minaro's parents as they sit for a family portrait by artist Francesc Herrero, and reveal through intimate idscussions a stunning tapestry of family history, marked by the heavy impact of Catholicism and the Spanish Civil War.
Protocol and the law go out the window for a police crack team who find themselves teaming with with a criminal gang so that they might fight their way out of a high rise building that has become over-run with hordes of the un-dead.
A winemaker is coached by a wise spirit in this fantasy set in the early 19th century, based on a novel by Elizabeth Knox. Sobran Jodeau is a poor but hard-working man who helps the Comte de Vully grow grapes but hopes to someday oversee his own vineyard and make world-class wine. Sobran is also deeply in love with Celeste, a lovely women whose family has been touched by emotional instability.
Part nightmare, part fantasy, "Ivul" tells the tale of Alex, who bizarrely moves out onto the roof of his house and refuses to come down after a false abuse accusation. From there, he watches the family he loves, but can't live with, as it destroys itself from the inside out.
Matty is a 41-year old troubled married woman. Or, as she puts it, her husband is going through a midlife crisis, her oldest daughter is in puberty, her youngest daughter thinks she's in puberty and her son can't find his way into puberty. And, after an accident when leaving the parking lot of the local supermarket, her car needs a repair...
The film takes place in 1000 AD and follows a Norse warrior named One-Eye and a boy named The Boy as they travel with a band of Christian Crusaders in pursuit of a Crusade. Instead, they find themselves in an unknown and unfamiliar land.
Thousands of labour disputes are handled every year by a specific body: the labour court, which was established in the 19th century to settle disputes between employees and employers. Paradoxically, despite being increasingly in demand and, hence, often inundated with work, the labour court remains little known and hardly ever appears in the media.
After Richard's best and only friend, a dwarf hamster named Etienne, is diagnosed with terminal cancer, he decides to take him on a bicycle road trip up the California coast to show him the world before he must put him to sleep.
In his early forties, Joachim Zand returns to France from self-imposed exile in the United States. Zand left behind him a career in television which was initially brilliant, but made him enemies with subsequent failures. He returns to his homeland to promote a troupe of American «new burlesque» dancers.
A rare Bruce Lee action figure, still sealed in its original packaging, is exposed to some special incense that fills the toy with the spirit of the dragon. The plastic Bruce Lee comes to life, breaks out of the box, and prepares himself to live the life of a tiny warrior.
Maxime has everything to be happy: high-end manager of a prosperous concession of vehicles, he is married to a delicious young woman and lives in a comfortable villa. Everything falls over when Simon, his partner, is murdered by gangsters' band. Been anxious to be accountable in the latter, Maxime calls in for help to his brothers, been used by the small tricks.
Viviane (Aylin Yay) is a 42-year-old nursery director who has just experienced the loss of her mother. Even though they maintained a distance from one another, it has taken a toll on Viviane, as she now receives frequent visits from her mother’s ghost (Anne Girouard), which may prove a chance to put right the things that kept them apart for so long.
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.
Denis revisits Africa, this time exploring a place rife with civil and racial conflict. A white French family outlawed in its home and attempting to save its coffee plantation connects with a black hero also embroiled in the tumult. All try to survive as their world rapidly crumbles around them.
Paris 1913. Coco Chanel is infatuated with the rich and handsome Boy Capel, but she is also compelled by her work. Igor Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring is about to be performed. The revolutionary dissonances of Igor's work parallel Coco's radical ideas.
They are teenagers who fled crisis regions and undertook an extremely dangerous journey to Europe, all alone, hoping for one thing: to live. After arriving here, they fight to live normal lives, struggling against a system that demands they sacrifice their youth to an uncertain future.
Given up for adoption as a toddler, troubled teenager Thomas becomes obsessed with tracking down his birth mother. After years of searching, Thomas finds her single, with a small child, living in a nearby suburb and begins a relationship with her which slowly drives him to an act of madness.
After three years of travel through South-East Asia, a young woman, Louise comes back home. Brussels, Belgium. Adrian is just about to leave everything behind. She thought her journey was over, he believed his hasn't begun yet.
Vienna, 1884. Young Sigmund Freud is convinced that his research on his “magic powder” – otherwise known as cocaine – will advance his reputation and allow him to marry his love. Instead, it leads to an unexpected revelation that will ensure his name in the history books forever. In this short film, director Edouard Getaz paints an unexpected portrait of Freud in his late 20’s
Irène Jacob has been invited by Pierre, a film enthusiast, who runs the cine-club that has organised the screening of the film “Trois Couleurs Rouge”. She observes that while Pierre’s wife Simone keeps her eye on the screen, her mouth is constantly at her husband’s ear. After the film, Irène Jacob notices that this elderly film aficionado is in fact blind.
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.
Off in the countryside to repossess a car, weary detective Simon Brenner discovers some strange goings-on at an inn, whose meat grinder seems to be getting a little too much action. While smitten by one of the inn's employees, Brenner gets caught up in a plot that involves a creepy solution to a meat shortage and some very nasty characters.