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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.
In Anatolia in 1915 Nazaret Manoogiansurvives the Armenian genocide in the Ottoman Empire, but loses his family, speech and faith. One night he learns that his twin daughters may be alive, and goes on a quest to find them.
It’s the year 3115. Life on Earth is nothing but a remote memory. Space ships cruise through the Universe with aboard the territories and population of the former French-speaking Cantons. John Bonvin is chief commander of VSS Couchepin. He and his crew are confronted with a terrible menace: the whole of the Canton of Valais has been covered with concrete – every inch, except for the vineyards...
When their mother dies in a car accident, a teenager and her little sister follow their father from Chicago to Genoa, where he is teaching at the university. While the father is pursued by an old flame and one of his student, his older daughter revels in her new-found sexuality with a local boy and the youngest has nightmares over her conviction that she is responsible for her mother's accident.
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.
Cheyenne is a former rock star who is still rocking the Goth look. Now 50, he relives the days of super-stardom with avid young fan and best friend Mary. Living off his royalties he rattles around his grand Dublin mansion until the death of his estranged father calls him to New York. Reunited with his family, Cheyenne discovers a secret that sends him across America on the road trip of his life.
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.
War is hell for everyone, especially for kids. That's been the message of countless documentaries over the decades, and "Aisheen (Still Alive in Gaza)" is the latest addition to the roster. A glimpse into the plight of those trying to get by in what director Nicolas Wadimoff has called 'the world's largest prison'.
A week in the Cuban capital, 7 otherwise separate chapters in which some of the characters cross paths: a singer who dreams of leaving to find success, a director invited to receive a lifetime achievement award, an overqualified taxi driver and a tyrannical grandmother who sees the Virgin in her dreams. These portraits come together in one large picture of a city ruined by history.
A love tragedy. A father in search of forgiveness revisits places, emotions, mistakes from the past and in the process finds meaning and deliverance from paralysing rigidity. Instead of constantly focusing on his daughter's death, he finally gets in touch with her life. Viktor Looser has been living in the past for a decade. He can't get over the death of his daughter Anna and her two children.
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 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.
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...
A young, recently divorced father attempts a reconciliation with his wife and children. Accompanied by a friend from work, who thinks he is going off for a few quiet days by the seaside, he turns up unexpectedly at the little house in the south of France where his family has moved to.
Lew Millar, private detective of the west US coast, goes to Biarritz in order to ensure the protection of Nick Nemo, an old american billionaire settled in Biarritz for twenty years and threatened with death. Millar is not a bodyguard anymore. But he has a good reason for accepting this contract...
Three characters linked by the mythical Maria Maddalena - Mary Magdalene... Tony Childress, an infamous, egotistical and obsessive actor/director is playing the lead role of Jesus in his controversial new film THIS IS MY BLOOD. When the shoot wraps, Marie Palesi, his lead actress, is left alone in Jerusalem, drained, empty.
Lionel is a happy gay man with a great career and an open-minded family that accepts his loyal lover, Serge. But things start to unravel when he meets a pretty Polish immigrant who is about to be deported and decides to marry her.
"In 3 days you're dead!" At first, Nina and her clique think this SMS is just a stupid joke. But no one is laughing when Nina's boyfriend is found tied to a concrete block at the bottom of a lake the next day. When another member of the group is savagely attacked everyone is paralyzed with dread. They're all on the murderers list. But why?
Hard-drinking journalist Paul Kemp takes a job at a besieged newspaper in San Juan, Puerto Rico. His volatile editor, Lotterman, assigns him to tourist pieces and horoscopes, but promises more. Paul rooms with Sala, an aging and equally alcoholic reporter, in a rundown flat.
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.
In a small village in Algeria, Fatah dreams of only one thing: going to the International Agriculture Show in Paris to show his cow Jacqueline there. After years of applying, Fatah is finally invited to attend the event and he convinces his village to help finance the trip.
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.
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.
He may be in his 80s, but Claude Lherminier is still in pretty impressive shape. Still sprightly, he thinks he can manage his own life and doesn’t want to let go of the reins. At least that’s what he wants his daughter, Carole, to think, since she keeps hiring home helps who he keeps driving to distraction.
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.
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.
Tim Robinson has been extensively mapping and studying Connemara for the last thirty years. His work on the region has received international recognition through publications such as ‘Listening to the Wind’, ‘The Last Pool of Darkness’ and ‘A Little Gaelic Kingdom’. Tim Robinson: Connemara is based on the three Connemara books and is a visual interpretation of his work as a map-maker and writer.
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.
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.
Details the story of a dying breed of stage entertainer whose thunder is being stolen by emerging rock stars. Forced to accept increasingly obscure assignments in fringe theaters, garden parties and bars, he meets a young fan who changes his life forever.
A small family with big problems: father, mother, two sons, not much money. The father works as a zipper repair man, the mother keeps house and looks after the children. When the son is offered work for a month in another city, they take the opportunity. But he doesn’t return, so the father goes off in search of him. What he finds is that he has taken the problem of Indian society for granted.
Ajatashatru Lavash Patel has lived all his life in a small Mumbai neighborhood tricking people with street magic and performing as a 'fakir' who can do impossible miracles. After his mother untimely dies he sets on a journey to find his father and rise from poverty.
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.
A woman goes to Trieste to search for informations about a writer who has never written. She meets those who knew and loved him. Little by little an image of this mysterious author is formed, a figure materializes.
Charles Bonnet, is one of Europe’s leading archeologists. He has been combing through the sands of northern Sudan for 40 years. His work has exposed the importance of the Nubian civilisation, the black pharaohs, and of Kerma, the first capital of the great Nubian empire. The major findings made by him and his team have enabled the Sudanese population to rediscover some of its national identity.
Nordine, son of an immigrant, has no choice but to travel to Morocco in order to accompany his father's casket on its final journey. This beautifully observed road movie traces a journey that begins as obligation and ends as revelation.