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The unprecedented success story of the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi began high up in the Himalayas. In the late 50s the guru arrived in Hollywood to propagate his school of meditation and "achieve world peace". He attracted numerous prominent followers, including the Beatles, Mia Farrow and Clint Eastwood. Today almost six million people worldwide practice transcendental meditation (TM).
A hypocritical swinging college student cat raises hell in a satiric vision of various elements on the 1960's. The wanderings of Fritz the Cat, anti-authority etudiant in search of the sexual pleasure. Fritz is the character of an underground cartoon, leader of the counterculture americaine annees sixty.
Farahnaz Shiri is the first female bus driver in Tehran. In Iran Women should enter buses from the back door and should sit or stay in a limited zone at the end of the buses. But in Mrs. Shiri’s bus everything is vice-versa. Mrs. Shiri is struggling to prove herself in this society and resisting a series of injustices that she faces as a woman in the Iranian society.
On October 31st, 2009, two giants meet on the stage of the Théâtre de St-Gervais in Geneva: Jean-Luc Godard and Marcel Ophüls. Their conversation draws us inside the history of cinema and into History in itself.
Teenaged Xiao Jing lives in a tucked away town in Hunan Province, isolated by both geography and her deafness. That slightly awkward hobby gives rise to a minor scandal involving the uncle, which results in Jing being packed off to the city to live with her resentful father, cop Haoyang. Rounding out the makeshift family is Haoyang's pregnant girlfriend Xiao Mei, an aspiring rock star.
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.
A love story set against the backdrop of the changing political and social environment in Europe in the late 80's and early 90's. Can this love survive the challenges of emigration, a violent homeland and immoral social atmosphere thanks to a gang of adventurous friends?
Ali, Nasser and Hamza, societal misfits in their early twenties, meet Djamel who not before long becomes their role model. Knowing their weaknesses, hopes and fears, ten years older charismatic and sharp-tongued Djamel skilfully manipulates and subjugates them. Rejected and disappointed by the mainstream French society, Ali, Nasser and Hamza soon become susceptible to his persuasion.
In April 1978, members of “Groupe Autonome Révolutionnaire” (GAR) rob a major bank in Zurich with the aim of bringing to light the covert ties between the Swiss financial system and dictatorships in Latin America. Wanting to secure concrete evidence, they film the entire operation. Although the bank director confesses to GAR, the Paraguayan mediator refuses to cooperate.
Evangelical Christians are calling out for a second sexual revolution: chastity. As a counter-movement of the attitudes and practices of today's culture, one in six girls in the US has vowed to remain 'unsoiled' until marriage.
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.
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.
In 1947, Dalton Trumbo was Hollywood's top screenwriter until he and other artists were jailed and blacklisted for their political beliefs. TRUMBO recounts how Dalton used words and wit to win two Academy Awards and expose the absurdity and injustice of the blacklist, which entangled everyone from gossip columnist Hedda Hopper to John Wayne, Kirk Douglas and Otto Preminger.
Bob Marley's universal appeal, impact on music history and role as a social and political prophet. The definitive life story of the musician, revolutionary, and legend, from his early days to his rise to international super-stardom. Made with the support of the Marley family, there is rare footage, incredible performances and revelatory interviews with the people that knew him best.
A tribute to graffiti art and the city where it all began. Blest, a 19-year-old graffiti writer, has just graduated from high school. With no ambition toward mainstream goals of work and family, he spends his time bombing the city with graffiti messages until he and his crew become the most wanted bombers by the corrupt NYPD Vandal Squad.
Paulette a xenophobic old lady lives alone in a banlieue and her pension is too small to get along. But she hears there is much money to be made in dealing cannabis. She visits a known criminal named Vito and asks him for work. Instead of just distributing sheer cannabis she starts to sell cakes and biscuits spiced with cannabis. Soon there is a huge demand for her elaborate pastries.
Three outstanding film makers : the author of "Eternal Sunshine..." (Michel Gondry), the director of "Mauvais sang" (Leos Carax) and the creator of "The Host" (Bong Joon-ho) make three variations on the capital city of Japan. Three films about an immense, fascinating and anxiogenic city. Three films about the loss of points of reference, about solitude and modernity.
With his group of friends, Jullo spends most of his time skateboarding - until an accident reveals a heart defect. Chiara, a celebrity skier, sees her popularity decline when she refuses to play nice with the media . And there is Edo, a passionate graffiti artist and ice hockey fan, falls victim to the kind of shock that will keep him from breaking loose from his adolescent rebellion...
The president and his family lead their country with a heavy hand, enjoying a life of luxury while their subjects live in misery. From one day to the next, a violent military coup overcomes this dictatorship and the president becomes the most wanted man in the country.