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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.
Winter 1962, Poland. 18-year-old Anna was raised in a provincial convent school. She wants to become a nun, but the Mother Superior wants her to find her relatives first. And so Anna reluctantly goes out into the world, meets her Aunt Wanda, and finds out her name is actually Ida and that she has Jewish roots. Together they search for traces of her parents, who were killed in the holocaust.
Every year, the choir of the Collège St-Michel in the canton of Fribourg attracts around fifty young people from the most diverse backgrounds. Following their concert rehearsals for a year, we discover a world on its own: a world in which singing means a physical experience, the opportunity to forge close friendships, and oneness with the music.
The unforgettable true story chronicles the tumultuous three-month period in 1965, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led a dangerous campaign to secure equal voting rights in the face of violent opposition. The epic march from Selma to Montgomery culminated in President Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965, one of the most significant victories for the civil rights movement.
On the mediterranean borders of Europe, tourists try to relax while “illegal” immigrants struggle for a chance to a better life. Breaking out of a strictly confined tourist zone, two children of a Swiss family rapidly experience that reality here has very little to do with the posh life in the camping site. Then a storm hits the shore and washes away almost all distinctions between rich and poor.
Alina and Voichita have become more than sisters. Now adults, one goes to Germany where she pines for the other, who has joined a cloister. Alina finds she has been replaced in Voichita's heart by God. To stay close to her the woman she loves, Alina joins the convent. But her love for Voichita is considered an abomination by the church.
On New Year's Eve night, while drinking a bottle of champagne, 35 year-old Emilie goes on the Internet to subscribe on an online dating site. This new year's resolution will be : to find love. And the range of choices is indeed rather large : there are cynical or comical ones, funny chaps or even romantic men. However, Emilie doesn't know what is yet to come in the « real life ».
A touching, poetic exploration of the relationship between mind, body and sound, and a cinematic journey to the borders of communication. The extraordinary story of Wolfgang Fasser, a blind musician and soundscape artist who works with severely disabled children, helping them to find a place in a world not made for them.
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.
Enraged by the sale of the vaulting horse that she'd been promised as hers to ride, Gracieuse, a talented rider, leaves her job at a stable. She decides to start again from scratches by accepting work as a groom at a stud farm, managed rigidly by unscrupulous Joséphine. Determined and fiercely stubborn Gracieuse has one big dream to pursue: to get a horse that she can train and take to the top.
Travelling is an adventure, writing is another. Writing of the world needs considerable attention; that is why Nicolas Bouvier writes very slowly. Because the world deserves many respects. In order to tell it, words have to be adjusted.
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.
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...
Aaron Clark's comfortable life in the bucolic New England countryside is shattered by the unexpected arrival of former classmate Teddy who accuses him of business improprieties and cover-ups, with unforeseen consequences. Be careful who you let play in your virtual sandbox – even if they’re old friends.
Since Hector encountered Truquette at the Louvre on July 14, he's had only one thing in mind: to seduce this girl who he's mad about. The best way to do so is to take her to the seaside.Off they go, down France's back roads, where there is no money in the banks. That's normal, because there's an economic crisis on. But the government decides to cut short the national vacation period by a month.
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»...
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?
Great Patriotic War, early 1940s. After barely surviving a battle with a mysterious, ghostly-white Tiger tank, Red Army Sergeant Ivan Naydenov becomes obsessed with its destruction. Rumors arise about an invincible Nazi tank that appears and disappears seemingly out of nowhere, destroying dozens of Soviet tanks. This mysterious enemy tank is dubbed the "White Tiger" by the Soviet forces.
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...
After his wife Lucia has died in a car accident, Roberto and his 17 year-old daughter Alejandra, decide to move from Puerto Vallarta to Mexico City in an attempt to rebuild their lives. Once they arrive, Alejandra seems to start getting along with her new friends at school, being invited to parties. But soon she becomes the victim of her colleagues’ atrocities, transforming her life forever.
Set in Iran, the story follows the ambition of Afshin Ghaffarian. During the 2009 presidential election, Afshin and some friends risk their lives and form a dance company. The group learned from videos of Michael Jackson, Gene Kelly and Rudolf Nureyev even though the online videos are banned. Afshin and Elaheh also learn from each other and how to embrace their passion for dance and for the other.
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…?
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.
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.
In 2009, Michel Bras, head of a 3-star restaurant in the heart of Aubrac, decides to hand over his restaurant to his son Sébastien. A father and his son. They both face a crucial moment in their career. Is it possible to pass on a lifetime work ? Is it that simple for a son to make a name for himself ?
Adèle leads her secondary school life the way her adolescent state dictates. Tired of pretending with her new boyfriend, Adèle goes in search of a mysterious young woman with blue highlights whom she saw by chance on the street. She finds her in a gay bar. Emma, a fine arts student, is a bit older and, especially, more sure of her own sexuality.
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.
Luc Jacquet guides the audience through the equatorial forest far off the beaten path. He takes the camera in closely to discover tiny seedlings that will eventually become the next forest in five decades. Immobile but very alive, the forest must implement strategies and illusions to meet the challenge of its environment in order to make it through a lifecycle that lasts many decades...
Faced with both her hot-tempered father's fading health and melting ice-caps that flood her ramshackle bayou community and unleash ancient aurochs, six-year-old Hushpuppy must learn the ways of courage and love.
Ze, a 50-year-old alcoholic, works in the Port of Lisbon where he loads and unloads containers. Ze never left his neighbourhood and is hiding his savings so that one day he'll be able to board one of the huge cruise ships he sees everyday. When his jealous wife steals his money, Ze will do everything to fulfil his dream.
Follows the parallel stories of a number of characters who are trying to change their lives via the Internet or are simply having fun online: Philip seeks excitement in internet dating where he meets women. John Johnson, a 60 year old British music producer, meets a true fan – 38 years-old : Johanna . Devora,13-year-old, decides to run away with a guy she met online...
Two journeys, two stories… four lives. In Japan, Nakata sets out on the road to resign from his job. He meets Ellen, a mysterious young woman looking to get out of Tokyo. On the other side of the ocean Ellen’s brother, Ben, is headed north along the California coast. He picks up Sarah, who’s hitchhiking from Las Vegas searching for a new life.
Erwan is back, he has settled down with his girlfriend Sandra and is done with guns and crime. He now lives peacefully with Sandra, they have a child together. When his friend Harry gets out of prison, Erwan will soon be tempted by one last heist - for the fun of it and to get some college money for his young boy, Gordon.
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.
Ibrahim Gezer lived a prosperous life with his wife and 11 children in Turkish Kurdistan. Having joined the Kurdish resistance, one of his daughters is killed by the Turkish army. Arrested and tortured, Ibrahim hides in the mountains for seven years before fleeing to Istanbul. But the blows continue as his wife commits suicide and his children emigrate; those in Switzerland help him in.
Beautiful Anna turns all the men's heads without realizing it, which makes her husband incredibly jealous. When he throws her out, she and her two children stay with various men. But wherever they go, Anna's beauty and charm lead to misunderstandings and nasty gossip. Her son suffers so much that he breaks off contact with her, not returning until he is an adult and she is on her deathbed.
Frank Perry is an institutionalized convict fourteen years into a life sentence without parole. When his estranged daughter falls ill, he is determined to make peace with her before it's too late. He develops an ingenious escape plan, and recruits a dysfunctional band of escapists...
The Catalan restaurant El Bulli has long become a legend and is now history. Archeologist and filmmaker Gereon Wetzel was allowed into the kitchens during two six-month cycles of experimentation and operations for a unique look at Ferran Adrià and his famous restaurant
K and Eetu are two best friends who have cycling on the brain. Born on bikes essentially, both work as couriers in Helsinki during the day and train for the national cycling championships at night. But when new girl Oona joins their company, their friendship and love of the sport is tested.