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Pierre and Claude, brother and sister, spend their holidays camping on the sands of the North Sea coast. Living together and seeing the same people the year round has created between them a bond to which they are but slowly awakening. They understand each other too well, and this creates between ... Read more
The hard facts are that Iggy Pop is now, at 55, the age of most grandfathers and can still rock, shock and roll harder than most pups half his age. A veteran of more than 30 years in the music biz (and now some 12 films), Iggy is still a mean and muscled mayhem machine in concert. This shirts-off ... Read more
Filmed during Franco-Belgian anthropological expedition of 1934-35 to Easter Island. Contains unique views of the island and islanders. Shows removal of statue by the expedition. ... Read more
“Just when you think you've seen every possible variation on the hit-man genre, Irish playwright Martin McDonagh… has fashioned an audacious combination of Old World grace and modern ultraviolence.” - Hollywood Reporter ... Bruges, Belgium is the kind of medieval city that exists in ... Read more
[In the Battlefields], which premiered in Cannes' Directors' Fortnight and also screened in Venice, is an evocative and acutely observed work that marks the emergence of a great filmmaking talent. Director Danielle Arbid, who grew up in Beirut, brings a clear-eyed perspective that could only be ... Read more
The focus of this film is on the Nazi attitude towards children, their own as well as those of Jewish birth. For their own it meant the calculation of belief in the Aryan myth and the intense hatred of all who were not German. For the Jewish children it meant a fate no different from that of the ... Read more
A multiple award-winner, including two wins at Cannes and a nomination for Best Foreign Language Film at the Academy Awards. Indigènes pays its dues to the forgotten soldiers of World War II, the North African troops fighting for a France they had never seen and a France that would only ever ... Read more
Marianne Faithfull is unforgettable as a middle-class, middle-aged frump who takes a job at a sex club. Maggie's small grandson, Olly, will die unless he gets to Australia for an operation that's only available in Melbourne. The boy's parents are broke and Maggie, a widow, has already sold her home ... Read more
In the space of a few years, Jeanne Dielman has become known as one of the most important works of modern cinema. In it the director, Chantal Akerman, while using conventional narrative elements (the life of a housewife closely and minutely observed), introduces a new approach to the relationship ... Read more
A young woman in Brussels refuses to relinquish a summer relationship with her American boyfriend in Boston. Due in large part to the outstanding performance of Dominique Baeyens as 'Juliette', this film sustains our interest throughout. Beautifully paced and designed, full of subtlety and truth. ... Read more
“Since he is just anybody, he could be just any bastard.” - filmmaker Jacques Doillon ... Camille is in her 20s and already weighed down by the ugliness of reality. With her life lacking the intensity she craves, she tries to find it where she can, with whoever she can - with just anybody.The ... Read more
“Beads together complex ideas and gorgeously wrought segments like pearls on a string.” - Variety Bagi is a nomadic shepherd living in Mongolia. As another harsh winter approaches, a plague descends forcing the nomads and animals into desolate mining towns. As Bagi learns of his destiny to ... Read more
A fascinating account of the eruption of the volcano Nyamuragia in the Congo. ... Read more
Armed with mobile phones two older ladies face off in a waiting room. Who will be the Kwiz Master?--- ... D/P/S Renaud Callebaut TD 35mm/col/2006/5 mins ... Read more
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This is the story of a group of people who were lost without a trace in a distant, bog-infested land and the mystery of their disappearance could not be solved until an adventurer appears on the scene . . . ... Read more
Using skilfully edited archive material, the film examines some facets of Nazism and the resistance to it. ... Jury Prize, Tours Festival; Grand Prix, Bergamo Festival; Prize of the Catholic League, Oberhausen Festival. ... Read more
Unknown Belgian singer (and yokel) Walter is selected to appear in La Chanson-Chanson, a famous show on French television. The problem is: how to get to Paris? When his cousin Jacques, a taciturn farmboy, offers to be his driver, things can only go wrong. Screened at Rotterdam, nominated for Best ... Read more
“We've got to live, no matter how many skies have fallen.” - Lady Chatterley's Lover Lady Chatterley, adapted from D.H. Lawrence's celebrated novel, tells of the awakening of a married woman who ‘finds' herself through an affair with another man. The first of Lawrence's books to be brought ... Read more
In The Departure, Jerzy Skolimowski, director of two previous festival films, Walkover and Barrier, has made his first film outside Poland. It was shot in Brussels with a French-speaking cast, and this time, the subtle, moody personality of Jean-Pierre Leaud embodies that sort of youthful anarchy ... Read more
Winner of the Special Jury Prize at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. ... Jean-Pierre is a respectable, straitlaced mattress salesman, the polar opposite of his brother, Not, who calls himself “the oldest punk with a dog in France”. When Jean-Pierre's life begins to unravel, Not takes him under ... Read more
A couple drive to the country for a picnic. On a deserted road they hit a dog, but when the man climbs out to check for damage, the dog has disappeared. A surreal thriller about a stretch of road that holds many secrets. ... Read more
The transformation of the face of a woman anticipating the possible realisation of an idea, a desire and an image. ... Read more
An hilarious and bizarre family chronicle, Les Convoyeurs Attendent (The Carriers are Waiting) covers one year in the life of the Walloon family. Stuck in a dismal factory district on the outskirts of town, the film is seen mostly through the eyes of the 8 year-old Luise who is trying to come to ... Read more
A clerk re-ties his tie in the lift during its thirty-second journey from his flat to the ground floor. During the following days, he gradually adds to his sartorial activities, then extends his range of actions in an exciting race against time. Until one day… ... Read more
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