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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.
Documentary which tries to demonstrate that the football and politics make only one. It deals with the geopolitics of the football, and more exactly within the framework of the selection of the team of Togo in the world.
In a monastery set on the top of sandstone pillars young monk Theodoros and nun Urania find themselves physically drawn to one and other after devoting their lives to the strict rituals and practises of the monasteries. Below them the eternal cycle of farm-life provides a strong contrast to their lives and they are forced to choose between human desire and spiritual devotion.
The film follows the daily life of Vanda Duarte, a heroin addict in Lisbon, and the community she lives in. For a year, director Pedro Costa has filmed Vanda's life, main actress of his previous movie, "Ossos", drug addict and fruit seller.
Rainer Voss, a former trader who worked in banking for 10 years, is interviewed in a Frankfurt bank that’s been closed for six years. He unravels the tangled ball of string that is finance, from the origins of the financial crisis (deregulation and simultaneous digitization of the markets) to by-products developed to neutralize all kinds of risk.
In Tel Aviv, the family of 18-year-old Shira is celebrating Purim with tradition and joy. Her mother has prepared a grand feast and her father is receiving the poor to give them alms. Then her pregnant sister Esther loses consciousness. Although she dies in the hospital, the baby is saved. Esther's husband Yochay soon decides to remarry. Shira's mother suggests that Shira marry her brother-in-law.
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.
The epic and bleak story of human civilisation, from the Garden of Eden to the chilling humanoid future. Lucifer, the co-creator of the world (according to his statement) tests Adam and puts him to sleep to see his destiny through the ages. Hungarian legend of animation Marcell Jankovics adapted the script of The Tragedy of Man in 1983 from Imre Madách’s play.
Henri needs to change life after his wife death. He has to sell his hotel but cannot tell the truth to his 3 children. The arrival of a young pregnant woman called Alice will change everything. She becomes his confident and make him keeping the hotel.
Chris has just been released from prison. Frank, his cop brother, helps him by giving him a place to stay, finding him a job and trying to get him back with his wife Monica. Chris tries to readjust to society, but is met only by distrust and contempt. To get money and start fresh with Natalie, a beautiful cashier he’s fallen for, he falls back into the criminal life by agreeing to carry out a hit.
Forest Whitaker is Cecil Gaines – who went from working in cotton fields in the 1910s to serving the leaders of America in the White House as a butler. Along the way, he experiences first hand the development of attitudes and laws in favor of equality among all US citizens, especially African Americans, as he waits on each president over a period of 50 years.
August Manzl is an entrepreneur, patriarch through and through. None of his - nowadays grown - children is good enough to step in his shoes. He unexpectedly is diagnosed with a deadly disease and given just a few months by his doctor. He calls for a family meeting and tells them that the person who kills him within a week, will have the company. If no one succeeds, the legacy is gone.
For two years, the artist Vik Muniz photographed people who live from separating garbage, with the idea of turning their work into a crazy project: transforming refuse into art and thereby money. In Jardim Gramacho, the largest dump in the world on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro, 3000 people recycle 200 tons of stinking garbage every day. How can art change their lives?
Paul, a teenager in the underground scene of early-nineties Paris, forms a DJ collective with his friends and together they plunge into the nightlife of sex, drugs, and endless music. Paul is a passionate lover of music. With his best friend, he creates a duo of DJs named "Cheers". They quickly find their audience, living a rapid and euphorical ascent...
Based on Lisa Genova’s 2009 novel of the same name, "Still Alice" is a frightening, heartbreaking, but ultimately inspiring drama featuring an astonishing Oscar and BAFTA-winning performance from Julianne Moore.
To save their jobs, women decide to resume power in their lingerie company by forming a cooperative. At the mercy of events and twists, they find happiness with humor and strength of collective solidarity and a new freedom.
The Alps seen from above. This film highlights the diversity of a breath-taking landscape and natural habitat that has experienced profound changes over time. Its mountains were once on the ground of a sea. Nowadays the Alps have become a paradise for trekkers and winter sports.
Returning to Guinea-Bissau from European exile, Imutar is met by his daughter Fatu on the eve of her marriage to musician Mamadu. As father and daughter drive to the wedding ceremony, tragedy strikes.
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.
Prison guard JC lives an ordered life, measured by his little routines. His only real hobby is the tango lessons he meticulously takes to keep himself properly fit for his job. One day a new student joins his class and while he's troubled by his reaction to the unknown woman, JC becomes even more so when the next day she brings her son along to prison to visit her husband and her lover.
Fall 2011. Christoph Blocher is on the campaign trail, working toward a victory for his rightwing. The story of Switzerland’s most controversial political leader. It also chronicles the face-to-face encounter between a filmmaker and a man of power, through a year of exclusive, up-close interviews and access to his private life.
The Conclave has just elected Cardinal Melville as the new pope. With grave doubts about his ability to face his new task, he panics and falls into a depression. The other members call in a psychoanalyst while the faithful and the media impatiently waits to be introduced to the new pontiff. Then Melville escapes and ambles incognito throughout the streets of Rome...
Hockey Season 2009-2010. Against everyone's expectations, the club Geneva-Servette plays the final match against Bern. How was that possible? Through the voices of the players and the staff, the movie retells the epic rise of the Servette eagles during the unbelievable season 2009-2010.
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.
Nowadays, along the railway, only ghost towns remain. In the deserted train station of Quito, some retired railroad workers still talk about the time when the train used to travel all across the country. These old men and hundreds of miles of railroad tracks†are the last witnesses of an era fallen into oblivion.
A single devastating event intertwines inextricably the lives of an unfortunate teenager, a weary woman with a critical degenerative heart condition and a team of compassionate doctors; all perfect strangers, perfectly interconnected.
In the forests of the Pacific Northwest, a father devoted to raising his six kids with a rigorous physical and intellectual education is forced to leave his paradise and enter the world, challenging his idea of what it means to be a parent.
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.
Every day Wadjda passes a toy store window showing a beautiful green bicycle. Although it is forbidden for girls to ride bicycles, Wadja concocts a plan to earn enough money to afford the bike. She takes part in a Koran competition and with her slyness and cunning mind she tries to find a way to rise above her fellow competitors to make her most cherished dream come true... the green bicycle.
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…?
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.
Behind the scenes, in the shadow of spotlights, an invisible match is played, that could mean the end of one of the most popular sports: football. This movie disentangles the web woven by European and Asian Mafias in order to control football matches all over the world with the aim of increasing their benefits and laundering their illegally obtained money.
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.
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.
"Becoming Traviata" documents preparations for a stripped-down version of Verdi’s “La Traviata” which was performed at the Théâtre de l'Archevêché in Aix-en-Provence in the summer of 2011.Natalie Dessay prepares to take on the role of Violetta in this documentary about the staging of Verdi's masterwork at the Aix-en-Provence Festival in France.
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...
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.