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.
Three Little Words (1950) Richard Thorpe, Fred Astaire, Vera-Ellen, Red Skelton, Biography, Comedy, Musical
Song-and-dance man Bert Kalmar can’t continue his stage career after an injury for while, so he has to earn his money as a lyricst. Per chance he meets composer Harry Ruby and their first song is a hit. Ruby gets Kalmar to marry is former partner Jessie Brown, and Kalmar and Jessie prevent Ruby from getting married to the wrong girls. But due to the fact, that Ruby has caused a backer’s withdrawal for a Kalmar play, they end their relation.
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.