Socrates (Christian Malheiros), a handsome 15-year-old, is not just another underage kid living on the margins of society, working the construction sites of Sao Paulo, he has a purpose. Because of the sudden death of his mother, Socrates has had to fend for himself, trying desperately to earn the rent to keep his run-down apartment and remain out of the clutches of social services and his estranged father.
"As Tears Go By", Wong Kar Wai's first full length feature film, is set on the mean streets of Hong Kong in the late eighties. It is the tale of two lowly gangsters, Ah Wah (Andy Lau) and his side-kick Fly (Jacky Cheung), trapped in a downward spiral of violence and vengeance. When Ah's cousin arrives from Kowloon, she brings with her the hope of life away from non-stop savagery and corruption. However, escape from their past is impossible and 'the life' soon catches up with them.
When four-year-old Kun meets his new baby sister, his world is turned upside down. Named Mirai (meaning "future"), the baby quickly wins the hearts of Kun's entire family. As his mother returns to work, and his father struggles to run the household, Kun becomes increasingly jealous of baby Mirai...until one day he storms off into the garden, where he encounters strange guests from his family's past and future - including his sister as a teenager. Together, Kun and teenage Mirai go on a journey through time and space, uncovering their family's incredible story. But why did Mirai come from the future in the first place?
Brian (Brian Sheppard) a writer in his twenties continually crashes and burns with every guy he meets. While Jim (Zack Ryan) is cute and full-of-life, he is definitely not afraid to break hearts - except when it comes to his lover Drew, a world-renowned sculptor (Colman Domingo). However, Drew is solely focused on his latest masterpiece and not Jim. Then there's Bob (John Lescault), a successful talent agent from LA who leads a double life as a sugar daddy whenever traveling away on business. Inspired by real-life experiences, 'Beautiful Something' follows four men during one sublime night, as they comb the Philadelphia streets looking for a connection, they often settle for something quick and easy. However, tonight is much different.
Anton and Vlad are a handsome, happy couple living in modern day Russia - peacefully making a life for themselves in the comfortable privacy of their Moscow apartment. But everything is about to change. Driving home after taking a wrong turn, the young gay couple confront what they believe is a vicious gay bashing. For Anton, the burden of what they may have witnessed outweighs Vlad's fear of probing too deeply into the incident. Anton talks his skeptical lover into launching their own amateur investigation into the hate crime, inevitably leading to unexpected and risky consequences.
1945, Leningrad. World War II has devastated the city, demolishing its buildings and leaving its citizens in tatters, physically and mentally. Although the siege - one of the worst in history - is finally over, life and death continue their battle in the wreckage that remains. Two young women, lya (Viktoria Miroshnichenko) and Masha (Vasilisa Perelygina), search for meaning and hope in the struggle to rebuild their lives amongst the ruins.
After a prolonged period of separation, world famous pianist Charlotte (Ingrid Bergman) decides to visit her daughter, Eva (Liv Ullman). Once there, she is surprised to find that her other daughter, Helena, is no longer staying at the mental institution where Charlotte placed her, but is now living with Eva. As day moves into night, mother and daughter open up about their feelings and misgivings toward one another. Before long, Charlotte, who chose her musical career over fulfilling her role as a mother, is forced to reappraise her life and the choices she has made. By the time the night is over, the relationship between these two women undergoes a profound change. Winner of a host of international awards, this stunning and beautifully observed film features an historic union of two of Sweden's greatest international talents, Ingrid Bergman and Ingmar Bergman, working together for the first and only time.
Among the most highly praised titles in all contemporary film, this singular masterpiece of Taiwanese cinema, directed by Edward Yang, was unavailable for years and much sought after. Set in the early 1960s, 'A Brighter Summer Day' is based on the true story of a crime that rocked Taiwan. A film of both sprawling scope and tender intimacy, this novelistic, patiently observed epic centers on the gradual but inexorable fall of a young teenager (Chang Chen, in his first role) from innocence to delinquency, and is set against a simmering backdrop of restless youth, rock and roll, and political turmoil.
From the Maysles brothers, comes this landmark American documentary - a fascinating, non-narrated account of four Boston bible hawkers as they struggle to stay afloat in the cutthroat world of door-to-door sales. Capturing the remarkable detail of a bygone era, the film documents their carefully delivered spiel to bored housewives, widows, immigrants, and distracted blue-collar workers. The salesmen wheedle, connive, and cajole their way toward the Holy Grail, but as the pressure of the job bears down, one of the salesmen begins to crack, exposing the dark and lonely underside of the American Dream. In a society saturated with reality TV, soundbite analysis, and slickly produced docu-tainment, Salesman stands tall as one of the first non-fiction films to show the lives of ordinary people indepth, without judgement or narration.
This terrific suspense movie contains a marvellous series of ingenious plot twists and multiple climaxes, superbly wrought by screenwriter Alistair MacLean, with a super cast headed by Clint Eastwood and Richard Burton.
On an island beach a woman (Geraldine Chaplin) vows to avenge her brother's death at the hands of a pirate leader. With help, the woman spies on the pirates and then gets a job as bodyguard to the pirate leader.
The Queen of the Night battles the Queen of the Sun over a magical diamond that will allow the winner to remain on Earth, specifically in modern day Paris.
Double bill of famous french director François Truffaut.
Antoine and Colette (1962)
Here, Antoine is entering into full adulthood, now that he has married and is expecting a child. However his life is far from stable, as steady employment remains at arm's length and an affair with a beautiful Japanese woman threatens to destroy his marriage.
Bed and Board (1970)
Deft, buoyant and tinged with the bittersweet, 'Bed and Board' is an insightful portrait of married life and the difficult, unpredictable nature of growing up.
In the not too distant future, Todd Hewitt (Tom Holland) discovers a mysterious girl named Viola (Daisy Ridley). She has crash-landed on his planet, where the women have disappeared and the men are afflicted by "The Noise", a force that puts all their thoughts on display. In this dangerous landscape, Viola's life is threatened and, to protect her, Todd must discover his inner power and unlock the planet's dark secret sin this thrilling action-adventure based on the best-selling novel 'The Knife of Never Letting Go'.
Vincent Price stars as the evil Prospero, a Prince who has sold his soul and who counts on the promises of the Devil for protection. He hosts incredible, opulent parties for the privileged while toe poor die in hovels, starving victims of the Red Death, a devastating plague that is sweeping his lands. Prospero takes a perverse pleasure in the pain and suffering of his supplicants and his friends alike. When Prospero decides to hold a masked ball all seems ready for a night of unheard of indulgence and decadence, until he notices the entry of a mysterious hooded stranger dressed all in red. Believing toe figure to be his master, Satan, Prospero determines to seek him out...Based on Edgar Allan Poe's short stories,