This celebrated director's "exquisite cruelty" appears front and center when the death of a stage actor turns a theatrical drama into a real one. Two in One's two parts, "Stagehands" and "Woman of a Lifetime," celebrate the psychological richness that lurks just beneath the surface of banal reality--if murderous stagehands, lascivious fathers and vengeful daughters can be described as banal.
One Tree Three Lives, an intimate film on the novelist Hualing Nieh Engle, who has been a major influence on generations of writers in the Chinese Diaspora, and beyond. The director has known the author and her family since the Seventies. The film reveals a woman of unusual charisma, integrity and determination, and a person in continual exile. She is the author of 24 books. She also co-founded the International Writing Program in Iowa, USA, with her now deceased husband, the poet Paul Engle. One Tree Three Lives is also their love story.
A modern day Rashomon-esque thriller centered on a convenience store robbery gone wrong - told through the perspectives of seven seemingly unrelated individuals. Even the smallest choices in life have dire consequences.
After his wife leaves him, Joaquín brings his mother-in-law back home to look after him and his son.
Horror anthology with three stories all taking place in the same apartment building. The first involves a pair of newlyweds who attempt to hide the corpse of a plumber after accidentally killing him. The second tale features two guys throwing a party who meet two beautiful women who aren't what they seem. Finally, an actor has a desire to drink human blood.
The story of the dramatic life of folk artist Kateryna Bilokur, who sacrificed the love for her calling.
directed by Beppe Scavuzzo, itself dealing with a massive Italian earthquake. The film was shown in 1970, though it is set itself across a scattering of time: in January 1968, when the earthquake came, in the days and weeks of its immediate aftermath amongst the rubble and crisis, and in all the days and weeks and months after, adding up to the year one of the title, at which point the promised aid still had not come, despite 100,000 left homeless
Everyone believes Sébastien, 13, has shot his father in the back and killed him. With the help of his trusted friends, he uses every stratagem to stay hidden while proving his innocence. But the adult world has other ideas, and under abusive pressure he comes to sign a confession of murder. But, due to Seb's half-sister, the story may not quite be over.
Funny scramble of an esoteric book of cooking between a guy without feeling, a tough girl, a master out of date, a dark-minded rich man, a emotion-manipulating woman and a OCD-suffering samurai.
Examines the strained dynamic between the three wives of the polygamous Mohammadi family, as cash-strapped Heda seeks to add a fourth wife.
A short burlesque that is lost today.
Alexis and Anna-Maria fall in love each other after a car accident. Alexis is rich and Anna-Maria is studying music. Her grandfather, a renowned conductor, now plays music in tavernas to win his bread. A boy who sells jasmine helps the couple stay together in the difficult moments.
An exceptional relationship between a brother and a sister who have decided to bring a child into the world, with the brothers partner, and raise him together as a trio, all under one roof.
24 hours in the life of a mother, caught in the relentlessness of daily life, between her work, her home and her children.
The leader of a gang of notorious criminals in Almaty, Kazakhstan defends himself in court, is sentenced to ten years in prison, organizes the country's first prison cooperative, and, after his release, becomes arm wrestling champion of the USSR.
The film is about the boy who got under bad when influence after losting his family he faced with tragic events.
Babaja made his directorial debut with the documentary short Jedan dan u Rijeci in 1955.
Every year on the fourth of January, Shobei's soba restaurant serves "Sanada Soba"; soba noodles topped with grated spicy daikon radish. Even regulars refrain from coming to the restaurant because of the extra spicy soba. But on year, a stranger comes in and finishes the bowl, announcing that it tastes familiar. The man begins to visit every year on the 4th of January to eat Sanada Soba. Shobei develops a warm feeling towards the peculiar customer he interacts with once a year.
In this short film, Bas has just been rejected by the love of his life, Maple. All because he looked "gay". His friend, A, tries to comfort him, saying he doesn't need to change himself. But yet Bas tries to look less "gay".