Based on the true story of Resistance fighter Andre Devigny, who was imprisoned and sentenced to death by the Nazis during the Second World War, the film reconstructs his actual cell at the Lyons fortress of Montluc, and follows his meticulous plans for escape. This totally involving and thrilling tale of courage and faith is all the more authentic for its use of non-professional actors and Bresson's spare style.
A trio of the screen’s best actresses – Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman and Julianne Moore - star as three women from different eras who are linked by their common yearnings and fears. Virginia Woolf (Kidman), in a suburb of London in the early 1920s, is battling insanity as she begins to write her first great novel, Mrs. Dalloway. A wife and a mother in post-World War II Los Angeles, Laura Brown (Moore) is reading Mrs. Dalloway and finding it so revelatory that she begins to consider making a devastating change in her life. Clarissa Vaughan (Streep), a present-day version of Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway, lives in New York City and is in love with a friend who is dying of AIDS.
The summer of his high school freshman year, Hodaka (voice of Kotaro Daigo) runs away from his remote island home to Tokyo, and quickly finds himself pushed to his financial and personal limits. The weather is unusually gloomy and rainy every day, as if to suggest his future. He lives his days in isolation, but finally finds work as a writer for a mysterious occult magazine. Then one day, Hodaka meets Hina (voice of Nana Mori) on a busy street corner. This bright and strong-willed girl possesses a strange and wonderful ability: the power to stop the rain and clear the sky...
'An angel at my table' is the internationally acclaimed second film by Oscar-winning director Jane Campion. It is an extraordinarily moving celebration of the life of Janet Frame, New Zealand's most distinguished author, based on her autobiographical trilogy. The film follows Janet through her poor childhood in the depression and her growing fascination with literature; her painfully shy student days and subsequent treatment for misdiagnosed schizophrenia; and finally on her travels to Europe where she samples Bohemian life and achieves international success as a writer.
Based on the best-selling horror action game, Silent Hill stars Radha Mitchell (Man on Fire) as Rose, a desperate mother who takes her adopted daughter, Sharon, to the town of Silent Hill in an attempt to cure her of her ailment. After a violent car crash, Sharon disappears and Rose begins her desperate search to get her back. She descends into a fog of smoldering ash and into the center of the twisted reality of a town's terrible secret. Pursued by grotesquely deformed creatures and a townspeople stuck in permanent purgatory, Rose begins to uncover the truth behind the apocalyptic disaster that burned the town 30 years back.
London, 1818. A secret, love affair begins between a struggling poet, John Keats, and the respectable girl next door, Fanny Brawne. By the time Fanny's mother discovers their relationship, it is too late -the young lovers are swept away by powerful new emotions, riding a wave of romantic obsession that can only end in heartbreak.
Minnesota, 1990. Detective Bruce Kenner (Ethan Hawke) investigates the case of young Angela (Emma Watson), who accuses her father, John Gray (David Dencik), of an unspeakable crime. When John unexpectedly and without recollection admits guilt, renowned psychologist Dr. Raines (David Thewlis) is brought in to help him relive his memories and what they discover unmasks a horrifying nationwide mystery.
Manic stunt work, elaborate sight gags and mind-boggling mechanical comedy are just some of Keaton's work featured in these movies. Known the world round as the 'Stone' face comedy actor, with charming moments of intimate humour flavoured with rich pathos, uniquely graceful and characteristically hilarious. That's Buster Keaton'
Keaton plays a New Yorker who returns to his roots in the South and finds himself involved in a feud between his family and those of the woman he loves. Packed with superb visuals and sight gags including a train journey, which has to be seen to be believed.
A mild mannered theatre projectionist dreams of becoming a great detective when he enters the film he is projecting! This is one of Keaton's finest masterpieces which within its fourty-four minutes manages to present a dazzling display of cinematic inventiveness, non-stop comedy and dare-devil stunts.
Sometime during the afternoon of June 12. Sandro di Nascimento, a disenfranchised young man who had survived a harsh and brutal childhood in the favellas of Rio boarded a bus on route 174 and took its passengers hostage. For 4 and a half hours, a tense stand off played out between the police and what was thought to be merely a drugged up street kid. In the devastating aftermath, filmmaker Jose Padilha meticulously wove together Sandra's story from hours of live television footage and testimony from the hijack survivors, police rescue teams, acquaintances and members of Sandra's family. Padilha's multi award winning documentary traces two parallel and equally devastating stories. The dramatic hijacking unfolds as it had in front of 35 million Brazilians who witnessed the police try and fail to handle the rapidly escalating situation. And then there is the even more tragic story of Sandra. In his youth, a survivor one of the most dreadful instances of urban violence in Brazil, Sandra's legacy of personal failure and the failure of his country to help those like him, collided with a restless social and economic climate that one fateful day, bringing to a bloody end his unexpected journey from the streets to the eyes of the world.
From Robert Eggers, the visionary filmmaker behind the modern horror masterpiece 'The Witch', comes this hypnotic and hallucinatory tale of two lighthouse keepers (Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson) on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890's. As an approaching storm threatens to sweep them from the rock and strange apparitions emerge from the fog, each man begins to suspect that the other has become dangerously unmoored.
Dr. Will Caster (Johnny Depp) is a leader in the field of Artificial Intelligence, working to create a sentient machine that combines mankind's collective intelligence with the full range of human emotions. Anti-technology extremists will do whatever it takes to stop him, but their attempt to destroy Will forces him to record and upload his own mind to a supercomputer in order to achieve transcendence. Success brings him ever-evolving knowledge...and nearly unstoppable power as the fate of the world rests on Will's now-questionable humanity.
The FBI called them America's "number one domestic terrorism threat". The Earth Liberation Front (ELF) are famous for launching spectacular arsons against dozens of businesses they accuse of destroying the environment: timber companies, SUV dealerships, wild horse slaughterhouses, and a $12 million ski lodge at Vail, Colorado... Part coming-of-age tale, part cops-and-robbers thriller, 'If a Tree Falls' tells the story of Daniel McGowan, who faces life in prison for his involvement with the group. 'If a Tree Falls' looks at a tumultous period in history when the word "terrorism" had not yet been altered by 9/11.
After switching jobs various times and being rejected by a prestigious music programme, he eventually enrolls in a school for the blind. It is there he meets and falls in love with Ingrid, his housekeeper and nurse whom he has come to depend so much on.
"Greed" tells the story of self-made British billionaire Sir Richard McCreadie (Steve Coogan), whose retail empire is in crisis. For 30 years he has ruled the world of retail fashion but after a damaging public government investigation, his image is tarnished. To save his reputation, he decides to bounce back with a highly publicised and extravagant party celebrating his 60th birthday on the Greek island of Mykonos. A satire on the grotesque inequality of wealth in the fashion industry, the film sees McCreadie's rise and fall through / the eyes of his biographer, Nick (David Mitchell).
The six short films directed by legendary designer and filmmaker Saul Bass...
The Searching Eye (1964)
The simple actions of a young boy on the beach provide visual metaphors for the normally unseen world. The camera adds a profound dimension to what the boy has seen, giving us a deeper understanding of visual awareness.
Why Man Creates (1968)
Through several amusing live action and animated vignettes, Saul Bass illustrates a fundamental and essential particularity of human nature that keeps us alive and the world turning, evolving and reaching new designs and possibilities: the necessity of creation. And by creation, Bass means everything from art to mundane things, from words and numbers to unusual abstract works.
Bass on Titles (1977)
Saul Bass discusses his most notable work in his own words.
Notes on the Popular Arts (1978)
This series of light-hearted episodes by Saul Bass illuminates the fantasy lives of those who daily watch, listen and dream in the worlds of television, movies, popular music and print. By turns lyrical and funny, it shows how the popular arts serve as vehicles for self-projection, experience, expansion and fantasy fulfillment. The video utilizes a variety of techniques - live action, animation and special effects - to communicate some trenchant ideas on our American involvement with popular culture.
The Solar Film (1980)
On the march for progress, mankind kept wasting plenty of natural resources underground, water and energy, polluting the environment without analyzing the losses and problems human beings would endure while trying to obtain more and more things to preserve life. But half of those resources could be better saved if people would look above their heads and see a great natural possibility that can be used to generate clean energy.
On a distant planet, descendants of a crashed spaceship are subjected to mysterious forces that cause them to age and die in just eight days. They must also live in caves to escape the bitter cold of night and the killing heat of day. One young boy is determined to find his way back to the ship that brought them there. But how will accomplish this in the short time left to him?