Description: A boy involved in a crime (Nolan) kills his key witness by mistake and resigns himself to death. He changes his name so as not to hurt his family. The law is not content with his explanation, however.
Description: Short movie with sparse dialogue says about an illegal Polish seasonal worker. The man works on the land of a sullen farmer, who bosses him around in terrible English. Soon, he is allowed to work with the forklift truck in the barn. At night, moved, he listens to old telephone messages from his brother. It seems that previously the latter got the same 'promotion'. It turns out that the seasonal worker has a hidden agenda.
Description: Bellini's radiant retelling of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet is a beacon in the bel canto tradition. San Francisco Opera's co-production details two of the best voices in bel canto together for the first time: mezzo Joyce DiDonato and soprano Nicole Cabell. Their compelling duet is one of the finest marriages between two voices in many, many years. The production, directed by Vincent Broussard and featuring costumes by Christian Lecroix, is captured in brilliant HD.
Description: In a tiny rural town, everybody lays eyes on Maruja, the most pretty girl there. After the son of the mayor comes back from France, he also notices Maruja, setting forth happenings of love, jealousy, guilt, and anger.
Description: Bruno finds it very interesting that his father, Daan (35), shaves his beard and head before he leaves on a military mission. When Daan offers his son to shave him, Bruno finds it an offer he cannot refuse. Along with this intimate method of telling goodbye, we see what happens to Daan on his point in Afghanistan through Bruno testing with his toy soldiers.
Description: A young, unhappily married moslim girl works at a call centre, conducting telephone surveys. In this impersonal way, she gets in touch with a single boy with a sagging couch and a lack of energy. Due to a barking dog, the telephone contact between this unlikely twosome is intensified and eventually even effects in a meeting.
Description: Short movie based on the private experiences of the director, who used to be an asylum seeker himself. A young boy seeks asylum in the Netherlands. He is received, gets a toilet roll, a plate of Brussels sprouts and a sleeping zone in a caravan. Tired, but with a smile on his face, he falls asleep. Nine years later, he sings a Dutch song in the early morning, when he is deported from the country in a police van.
Description: Short movie that follows an Amsterdam girl of 35 in her incessant torrent of present-day lamentation and frustrations. Her need to bellow out her feelings about the injustice done to her fails to break through her upbringing that taught her to 'act normal'.
Description: The lessons of a driving instructor are filmed in documentary style from the back seat of the training car. The rear-view mirrors reflect the faces of the folks in the front very well. The instructor is never complimentary to his pupils and everytime makes the same nasty jokes. The camera keeps close to the dour man. But when at the end of the day he knocks down a boy, his frame of mind is turned topsy-turvy.
Description: Not a single word is spoken in the mini-drama Anna II. The sounds and glances produced by the leading character, the cow Anna II, are saying enough. Her mooing and smacking minutely convey her displeasure with her farmer's budding conjugal bliss. When, on the morning after the wedding night, he enters the cowshed but does not pay enough attention to his prize cow yet, Anna II has had it. The cow's sultry gaze registers how the bride brings the farmer a cup of coffee.
Description: Two mates loiter on a square, with their mopeds. Loitering youngsters, moped girls: in any case, there is no sign of parents or school. The women laugh, are silent and quarrel, joke about `nice tits', flirt with a Moroccan man (and call him a fucking fundamentalist when he walks off with other girl). In between, they ride their mopeds. A loosely acted draft of two young lives.
Description: One night the docile teenager Rey is mauled as he passes by a drinking spree of road toughies: Pogi, Jopet, Kahoy and Taba. Pogi hates Rey for the easy reason that he secretly loves Rey’s girlfriend. Jopet, a self-claimed police asset, finds Rey a convenient substitute for pouring out his hatred for his handler, a sadistic cop. Kahoy and Taba join in for the sake of camaraderie. Rey regains consciousness and finds his tormentors drunk and asleep… The director: “In the Philippines we see all these things and we don’t even recognize it, because we’re used to it. We’re very passive. But we need to wake up!”
Description: A shipful of fugitives from justice pulls up on a Pacific Island where there are no extradition laws. The island is a magnet for the scum of the earth, as well as a several honest guys who were framed. Into this den of iniquity swims socialite Dorothy Sebastian, who jumped off a yacht after apparently murdering her lecherous host. To remain on the Island, Sebastian is said that she gotta pay $5,000 to head honcho Fred Kohler -- and if she hasn't got the money, it is implied, there are another ways of collection.
Description: After his engagement ends badly, Josh decides to take advantage of his bachelor-party plans in Ojai, California, with the several mates still willing to join him. Focused on drugs and their own hangups, his self-absorbed mates refuse to confront the elephant in the room and ask Josh how he’s feeling. As welcome and unwelcome guests stop by, Josh will attempt to search some closure over this weekend with the guys.
Description: During the Chinese Revolution in 1949, young Chinese copra trader called Fong-Huan marries Elisa, a young and cute Filipina. The couples children, Daniel and Linda, were raised in a mixture of Chinese and Filipino-Hispanic tradition. These richly cultured folks are the ancestors of a dysfunctional third-generation family whose daughters say their own stories of joy, struggle, and the complex realities in the life of Filipino Chinese families.
Description: When a girl realises that her life is lived for her by her husband and kids and she falls under the spell of southern smells, sounds and tastes, she hallucinates her method to her Fata Morgana.
Description: Ominous short movie that confronts the spectator with prejudices about young Moroccans and Turks. Eighteen-year-old Moroccan Khalid leaves the parental home in emotional distress. He breaks into a school to act upon a carefully considered decision.
Description: Short movie about a soccer player's wife, who starts to feel remorse for the revenge, especially planned by her fellow-footballer's wives, on her adulterous husband. Eventually, she adopts the right, i.e. professional, attitude and saves herself from her distressing situation.
Description: John and Debbie Challender have been trying to conceive a kid for ten years. Because this hasn't worked they adopted a son, but Debbie still feels she has missed out on something not knowing what it's like to feel life inside of her. They decide to seek treatment from a so-called 'miracle doctor' Ash at Irvine University. Although John doesn't like the doctor they go ahead with the treatment, which almost kills Debbie. All ends well though and they become the parents of other son. Meanwhile the office manager of Dr. Ash's clinic become more and more suspicious when she finds out that some of his nurses are not licensed RN's.
Description: Price (Bryce Blais)goes to a Middle East country on a pretext of being a tourist. However his true purpose is to search his greatest friend/lover Bo (Drew Boylan) who suddenly disappear without a trace. In a country where homosexual acts alone can receive you beheaded, can Price search Bo without revealing his real purpose? To what end does Price willing to pay and do in order to search Bo? And then there is Marwan (Khaled Haider) a taxi driver/tourist tutorial of Price and Combs (Dale Dymkoski) a detective, what secrets do these two boys holds in supporting Price finds Bo? In the end, can Price handle the truth regarding the real reason of Bo's disappearance?
Description: Balogun's most political movie is a confrontation with the African fights of liberation. Based on Carcase for Hounds, Meja Mwangi's novel about the Mau-Mau uprising, it is set in an unnamed country and thus offers the vision of a pan-African struggle for freedom and vs colonial oppression. The central figures in the straightforwardly and powerfully said storyline are the guerrilla leader Haraka and his adversary, the English colonial official Kingsley. In the end, the movie becomes a homage to the freedom warriors from all over Africa: the final photos present Patrice Lumumba, Steve Biko, Nelson Mandela and Amílcar Cabral, among others.
Description: A gripping 18th century drama features the scandalous life of Lady Seymour Worsley, who dared to leave her husband and elope with his greatest friend, Captain George Bisset. Lady Seymour Worsley escapes her troubled marriage only to search herself at the centre of a very public trial brought by her strong husband Sir Richard Worsley.
Description: Inside the Rabadon house, nobody talks. Lives are kept to themselves; issues are not shared; questions are not entertained. The folks living inside it have become used to leaving everything unstirred especially Margaret, the mother of the home. Margaret's desire for cleanliness and order alienates her from her family. She cannot confront the issues of her life and so she confronts dirty dishes, ugly stains, and disorderly appliances. To receive to know her family, she snoops around - entering rooms, opening cabinets, reading journals she is not supposed to read. But everything changes when a journal entry of her daughter's makes her unravel, stirring the unstirred life that she has held on to for years.
Description: A forty year old woman, who has been in an asylum, goes to live with her brother's family. She proves incapable of adapting herself to family life, takes refuge in the country alone with her memories, and is soon returned to the asylum.
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