Il vangelo secondo Matteo / The Gospel According to St. Matthew (1964) Pier Paolo Pasolini, Enrique Irazoqui, Margherita Caruso, Susanna Pasolini, Biography, Drama, History
Esther and the King (1960) Raoul Walsh, Mario Bava, Joan Collins, Richard Egan, Denis O’Dea, Biography, Drama, History
Der Choral von Leuthen / The Anthem of Leuthen (1933) Carl Froelich, Walter Supper, Otto Gebühr, Olga Tschechowa, Elga Brink, Biography, Drama, History
Raging Bull (1980) Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro, Cathy Moriarty, Joe Pesci, Biography, Drama, Sport
When Jake LaMotta steps into a boxing ring and obliterates his opponent, he’s a prizefighter. But when he treats his family and friends the same way, he’s a ticking time bomb, ready to go off at any moment.
Christy Brown is a spastic quadriplegic born to a large, poor Irish family. His mother, Mrs Brown, recognizes the intelligence and humanity in the lad everyone else regards as a vegetable. Eventually, Christy matures into a cantankerous writer who uses his only functional limb, his left foot, to write with.
Käthe Kollwitz (1986) Ralf Kirsten, Carmen-Maja Antoni, Gerd Baltus, Gabriele Barth, Biography, Drama
Abschied / Farewell (1968) Egon Günther, Rolf Ludwig, Andreas Kaden, Katharina Lind, Biography, Drama
Wolz – Leben und Verklärung eines deutschen Anarchisten / Wolz: Life and Illusions of a German Anarchist (1974) Günter Reisch, Regimantas Adomaitis, Heidemarie Wenzel, Václav Kotva, Biography, Drama
Another Way / Egymásra nézve (1982) Károly Makk, János Xantus, Jadwiga Jankowska-Cieslak, Ildikó Bánsági, Grazyna Szapolowska, Biography, Drama, History
Political and sexual repression in Hungary, just after the revolution of 1956. In 1958, the body of Eva Szalanczky, a political journalist, is discovered near the border. Her friend Livia is in hospital with a broken neck; Livia’s husband, Donci, is under arrest. In a flashback to the year before, we see what leads up to the tragedy. Eva gets a job as a writer. She meets Livia and is attracted to her. Livia feels much the same, but as a married woman, has doubts and hesitations. In their work, they (and Eva in particular) bang up against the limits of telling political truths; in private, they confront the limits of living out sexual and emotional truth.