The village of L’Espérance is perched between the mountains and the great river. Its inhabitants include young people – who don’t have much of a future – as well as many widows and old men. The village continues to be haunted by the tragic death of 13 miners. One day, a stranger arrives.
Three modern North African women on the brink of self-awareness discover the power of friendship. Amina, caught in an unhappy marriage and Aida, recently divorced and openly dating men (to the shock of her disapproving family and neighbors), begin to question their lives and relationships when they meet Fatiha, an Algerian refugee. On the threshold of a new life in Europe, Fatiha serves as the impetus for Amina and Aida to question their own fate.
A Filipino-American boxer on a pleasure trip, a prostitute on a mission, a local drug dealer experimenting with time travel, and a social climber all cross paths in Cebu, the beautiful Philippine southern island, in this deliriously imagined occult superhero movie.
2 fois une femme / Twice a woman (2010) François Delisle, Evelyne Rompré, Marc Béland, Marie Brassard, Drama
Jerry, not a member of the ‘protest generation’ but is instead, an ‘All American boy,’ is drafted into the Army, just as things begin to go well for him. His decision to flee to Canada sparks off conflict with his parents, ending in the film’s conclusion – in Vietnam.
Le temps qui reste / Time to Leave (2005) François Ozon, Melvil Poupaud, Jeanne Moreau, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Drama
In Paris, thirty-one-year-old gay fashion photographer Romain learns he has a terminal cancer. As chances with chemotherapy are only slim, he chooses to live the rest of his life without treatment or mollycoddling, hiding the truth from his lover Sasha and his family, being cruel to kindly push them away.
Podo-namulul be-a-ra / Pruning the Grapevine (2006) Byung-hun Min, Seo-won Jang, Joo-bong Key, Ho-yeong Lee, Drama
Soo-hyeon, a student at Catholic Theological Seminary, decides to pull himself together and focus on his studies after breaking up from his girlfriend, Sua. One day he receives the news of his mother’s illness, and with the permission from school authority, he spends a night at home.
Dragonfly / Øyenstikker (2001) Marius Holst, Kim Bodnia, Mikael Persbrandt, Maria Bonnevie, Drama, Thriller
Dragonfly is the story of a couple that wants to get away. They want to spend time together in peace. They want to put something behind them. There is no such place. Someone will always find you. Someday someone will be at your door.
A young woman travels with her child to a remote coast on the Pacific in southern Mexico where she grew up. She had lived with her father in a house on the beach until her beloved, a young fisherman from the neighbouring village died a brutal death, causing her to flee. Years later she returns to make peace with the ghosts of the past.
Amores perros / Love’s a Bitch (2000) Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Emilio Echevarría, Gael García Bernal, Goya Toledo, Drama, Thriller
Three interconnected stories about the different strata of life in Mexico City all resolve with a fatal car accident. Octavio is trying to raise enough money to run away with his sister-in-law, and decides to enter his dog Cofi into the world of dogfighting.