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.
The Adventures of Marco Polo (1938) Archie Mayo, John Cromwell, Gary Cooper, Sigrid Gurie, Basil Rathbone, Adventure, Biography, Romance
Ziva istina / The Living Truth (1972) Tomislav Radic, Bozidarka Frajt, Ruza Rosoci, Vesna Veselic, Biography
The Living Truth (Živa istina), also released as Real Truth, is a 1972 Croatian film directed and written by Tomislav Radi?, starring Božidarka Frajt. Radi?’s directorial debut, a very low-budget cinéma vérité-style film about the everyday life of a struggling actress was met with critical acclaim and is considered one of the best Croatian films of the 1970s.
In 17th-century France, Father Urbain Grandier seeks to protect the city of Loudun from the corrupt establishment of Cardinal Richelieu. Hysteria occurs within the city when he is accused of witchcraft by a sexually repressed nun.
Madame Curie (1943) Mervyn LeRoy, Albert Lewin, Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon, Henry Travers, Biography, Drama, Romance
Biopic of the famed scientist and the work she did with her husband Pierre in the discovery of radium. Marie was a student at the Sorbonne studying for her Master’s degree in physics when they first met. She received permission to use space in Professor Pierre Curie’s laboratory. They soon fall in love and are married, working together on trying to isolate a radioactive substance Marie has identified as radium. Years of painstaking research and experimentation led to success and Marie and Pierre Curie shared the Nobel Prize in Physics. Sadly, Pierre was killed crossing the street in the rain when he was run over by a horse and wagon. Marie continued to work and make major contributions to science.
Art for Teachers of Children (1995) Jennifer Montgomery, Lisa Anomaiprasert, Coles Burroughs, Duncan Hannah, Biography, Drama, Romance
Jennifer, an intelligent but insecure 14-year-old student at a boarding school, seduces her married dormitory counselor, a photographer who has offered to teach her about his art and winds up shooting her in the nude.
The Perils of Pauline (1947) George Marshall, Betty Hutton, John Lund, Billy De Wolfe, Biography, Comedy
Hilary and Jackie (1998) Anand Tucker, Emily Watson, Rachel Griffiths, James Frain, Biography, Drama, Music
British sisters Hilary du Pré and Jacqueline du Pré are both talented musicians, Hilary a flautist, Jackie a cellist. With regard to their musical prowess, they have always had a friendly competitive nature with each other, fueled in large part by the want of their pianist mother, Iris, for them to achieve musical greatness.
Inch’Allah dimanche (2001) Yamina Benguigui, Fejria Deliba, Rabia Mokeddem, Amina Annabi, Biography, Drama
The story of an immigrant woman struggling against old world traditions. Zouina leaves her homeland with her three children to join her husband in France, where he’s been living for the past ten years.