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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.
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...
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
War is imminent, but pregnant Nour refuses to admit it. Her husband, more rational, persuades her to leave. Convinced they will be able to return shortly, they bring with them only the bare necessities. Little do they know that they are leaving behind the fond memories of a paradise lost. The dramatic reconstruction of a key day in the life of a couple who has since emigrated.
Today an incredible sanitary and ecological disaster is taking place in the heart of the Amazonia in an overseas department of France, on the border between Suriman and French Guyana. «Dirty Paradise» shares the story of a thousand Indians who are trying to survive the devastation caused by 10, 000 illegal gold-seekers who hide in the forests.
Globalization makes us long for roots and Saudade is a feeling that describes this longing, this nostalgia. We feel Saudade because we love. In this film, we go on a journey to explore the "Saudades do Brasil". We follow mariners as they cross the ocean from Europe back home to Brazil. Then, we peer into a hidden convent near Rio de Janeiro.
Mathieu, a piano virtuoso, goes home to help his brother Paul to take care of their sick mother. Paul is into reenacting old battles, dressing up and getting into character, even dueling if necessary. Mathieu gets involved in this world and play becomes real.
Robber Girls is an absurd journey through the goings-on of a modern-day forest. It follows two young rifle-wielding girls, Emily and maid-turned-fugitive Trizi, as they escape from the threats of a hideous sexually deviant sovereign. In a desperate attempt to save themselves from his grasp, and in Emily's case, the horror of her arranged marriage to his rich nephew.
A biology teacher decides to leave his clockwork life in Prague and exile himself to a small country village. Despite a heavy secret, the young bachelor cannot help bond with his new neighbours, in particular a woman abandoned by her husband and her 18-year-old son.
Mousse and Louis are two middle-class lovers hooked on heroin. When Louis overdoses, a less drugged-out Mousse is taken to the hospital, where the doctors tell her she is pregnant. At a loss, she escapes to her country house in Pays Basque, which she considers her refuge. When Louis' brother Paul arrives, the two grieve together in this natural setting.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
A successful artist loses control of his life after his young daughter's death. His wife left him for his daughter's former music teacher. Five years later, the opportunity to start a new life is offered to him. One day, he finds a door that allows him to go back five years ago. But in the past, appearances are deceiving...
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.
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.
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.
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.