Archive for January, 2016
Looking For Grace tells the story of Grace, a free spirited fifteen year old who runs away with her best friend, taking the contents of her dad’s safe, in order to see her favorite band. Upon discovering what their daughter has done, her parents Denise and Dan enlist the help of an aging private detective to help them find their daughter. But life is unravelling faster than anyone can put it back together. A wry drama about lies, secrets, grief and love.
The flapping of a butterfly divides Romina’s universe into two parallel possibilities: In the first one, she is abandoned by her biological mother, and then raised by another family with German as a brother. There, destiny causes them to build a relationship of love and tension in which they are forbidden for sexual desire. In the other possible world, Romina and German know each other as friends and their permitted but clumsy relationship will alternate this story with the other reality in a game of constant possibilities.
Albania, present day. At the edge of a haunted swamp, Juli, Nora and Ben work together in an isolated village where their families were exiled during their country’s intense communist rule. Under the disapproving eyes of Juli, Ben juggles an affair with Nora while dreaming of expanding his café into the Balkan big time. Their quiet world ceases to exist when a highway crew begins to widen the road nearby. Juli falls for engineer Mili but worries about her ailing and confused grandmother, Noje. As the new road approaches, the village inhabitants have one last glorious night of fireworks and celebration. But when the dawn arrives, Juli, Ben and Nora must face a shared secret from their traumatic past.
Pari has promised her little blind brother Chotu that she’ll help get his eyesight back before he turns 10. When she spots her favorite star Shah Rukh Khan on the poster for an eye-donation drive, she is convinced her hero will help her on her mission.
And so Pari sets out with Chotu on a magical journey through Rajasthan where they encounter a bunch of colourful characters.
Dhanak is an enchanting fable that reinforces the belief that life is beautiful.
The Thin Yellow Line is the journey of five men who are hired to paint the median line of a road that connects two villages in Mexico. On board of and old truck, they do the job: more than 200 kilometers that they have to complete in less than fifteen days under a burning sun. Five solitary men that will acknowledge that there is a thin line between right and wrong; between laughter and crying; between life and death.
In 1931, at the height of his artistic powers, Soviet filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein travels to Mexico to shoot a new film to be titled Que Viva Mexico. Freshly rejected by Hollywood and under increasing pressure to return to Stalinist Russia, Eisenstein arrives at the city of Guanajuato. Chaperoned by his guide Palomino Cañedo, he vulnerably experiences the ties between Eros and Thanatos, sex and death, happy to create their effects in cinema, troubled to suffer them in life.
Peter Greenaway’s film explores the mind of a creative genius facing the desires and fears of love, sex and death through ten passionate days that helped shape the rest of the career of one of the greatest masters of Cinema.