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Ira is Russian, as is Ivan Tashkov. She lives in Geneva with her mother and doesn't really know much about her native country. He is the accused godfather of the Russian mob, in prison awaiting trial. Hired as an interpreter for Tashkov's defense lawyer, Ira soon falls under the influence of this powerful man who seems to be able to read her mind, as Tashkov realizes he can manipulate the girl.
In the midst of attempting to end his life, Richie gets a call from his estranged sister, asking him if he can look after his niece, Sophia, for a few hours. Richie decides to cancel his plans, and spends the evening with Sophia. But Sophia has preconceived notions of who Richie is, and Richie has to overcome this perception, even though he lacks social graces.
Drama about Malak, a rich and famous singing star who, when her husband leaves her, takes up with the younger, handsome Lamei. What Malak can't see - but her family can - is that Lamei is only after her money.
A documentary on The journey of the moon (1902), the classic of science fiction realized by Georges Méliès and restored in 2010. A documentary of Serge Bromberg and Eric Lange, tells the incredible adventure through century and the challenge of the most complex restoration(catering) of the history(story) of the cinema.
For 28 months the dead man lay on the sofa in his studio in the centre of Geneva. His family, his neighbours, and his friends thought he was either travelling or in convalescence.The film examines how a man could be so forgotten.
Independent cinema exhibitors in Paris let us in on a profession unknown to most of us. We enter their cinemas, we watch them introducing the film at the Saturday night screenings, choosing the posters, or simply standing outside the cinema, perhaps to lure punters…?
The story of cult film director Alejandro Jodorowsky's ambitious but ultimately doomed film adaptation of the seminal science fiction novel. "Jodorowsky's Dune" is an account of a film that was never made despite all the love that its makers poured into it, yet somehow it's warm and inspirational: a call to arms for dreamers everywhere.
It's been months since Jafar Panahi, stuck in jail, has been awaiting a verdict by the appeals court. By depicting a day in his life, Panahi and Mojtaba Mirtahmasb try to portray the deprivations looming in contemporary Iranian cinema.
Éléonore’s father has recently died and left her is house in Brittany, in the Côtes d’Armor region. She must absolutely sell the house. Incapable of going alone to this place where she hasn’t returned since her father’s death, she sets out with Samuel, her ex, who she broke up with a while ago. But she’s playing with fire, because she knows that their relationship hasn’t been put to rest...
Based on a true events, Edwin Boyd: Citizen Gangster is a Canadian drama film, released in 2011. Written and directed by Nathan Morlando, the film stars Scott Speedman as Canadian gangster and folk hero Edwin Alonzo Boyd.
The Journey in the Moon is a French short film of science fiction writes, produces and realized by Georges Méliès according to the works Of the Earth in the Moon of Jules Verne and The First Men in the Moon of H. G.Wells.
A Liar’s Autobiography is an animated film based on the reading of Graham Chapman’s fanciful autobiography, recorded shortly before he died. Like the many facets of the man and his travels, both personal and in the world of showbiz, the various animation techniques take us back to the funny and unbridled style of the legendary comedy troop Monty Python.
Dropped by his coach after losing an official fight in Germany, an Italian boxer is forced to return to Trieste. But the boxer is not signed for any fights. Frustrated, he turns to illegal fights, that are well-paid but where no holds are barred. Remarkable Italian-Swiss co-production, winner of the Silver Leopard for Best Actor at Locarno.
Set on the French Riviera in the summer of 1915, Jean Renoir -- son of the Impressionist painter, Pierre-Auguste -- returns home to convalesce after being wounded in World War I. At his side is Andrée, a young woman who rejuvenates, enchants, and inspires both father and son.
A filmmaker has great difficulties finishing his film. He receives the visit of different characters coming from his previous films. They lead him to tell three stories... This tales seem to be the pieces of a mysterious jigsaw.
Actress Robin Wright is getting older, so her movie studio wants to digitize her. The first part of the movie is done in classic live action, showing Robin struggling with the moral dilemma of being “dematerialized” and giving herself over completely to studio bosses. The movie then leaps forward to the 2030's: Robin is invited to a congress and enters the «strictly animated zone»...
For many years, filmmaker Michel Drach wanted to tell the story of his childhood during World War II and his family's escape from the occupying Nazis. The film explores his bittersweet memories, inter-cutting between his quest to make the film and the past.
This documentary is a collection of interviews with various producers, actors and directors connected with the Psycho franchise. All give appropriate credit to the original Psychose (1960) for setting the stage of modern slasher films, with only limited information on other aspects of film's originality.
Jason, a quiet cameraman, dreams of directing his first horror movie. Bob Marshall, a wealthy producer, accepts to finance his movie on one condition : Jason has 48 hours to find the best scream in the history of film. During his search, Jason gradually gets lost in a nightmare.
Mathilde, midwife, Firmine, nursery nurse, and Louise, owner of the Tenpin bowling and Catherine, messenger to restructure the hospital and close the maternity hospital: four women who are going to form a quartet strong in humanity and in humor to defend this maternity hospital. The life, the love, the friendship, Brittany and the tenpin bowling!
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.
Margherita is a director shooting a film with the famous American actor, Barry Huggins, who is quite a character on set. Away from the set, Margherita tries to hold her life together while feeling powerless when facing her mother’s illness and her daughter’s adolescence.
1938, when Spain is torn by Civil War. As a sign of cordiality between General Franco and Adolph Hitler, a Spanish film crew is invited to Nazi Germany's UFA Studios in Berlin to make two versions of a popular Andalusian musical.
Once upon a time, in an imaginary tale, the beautiful amnesic woman, Madeleine and Jean live alone at the edge of a dark mountain lake. One day, Jean catches a huge fish where he finds inside its belly a little boy sleeping. This event will change everything and may bring back Madeleine's memory.
Gregoire, a movie producer of great charm, owner of Moon Films, keeps his studio going while one project hemorrhages money and creditors circle. In another hand, Sylvia, his wife, tries to hold the family together. She meets with a banker, a temperamental Swede. Clémence, the oldest daughter, goes on her own search. Debt can crush; how does a family pick up the pieces?
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...
While they have been changing TV channels, making pickles or discussing politics, the parents of 12-year-old Rado have missed their son's growing up. Now they cannot understand why, after disappearing for two days, he isn't sorry for the nightmare he has caused them and why is he ready to run away from home with the first junkies he has met on the street.
As a writer known for one book he wrote several decades ago, Jep Gambardella makes a living writing art reviews for a cultural magazine. He drags his cynicism around with him through the deserted streets of Rome at night, returning home after decadent parties. But he can't stand the life in between, haunted as he is by memories of his first love, who he finds out has disappeared...