A man arrives at an isolated mountain inn clutching a small box. The man is panic-struck when, during a sudden blackout, the box disappears. To the assembled guests at the inn he tells his tragic story. The man, Roland Brissot, was once a penniless artist who, one day, bought a talisman from the owner of a restaurant for one franc.
Kagerô-za / Heat-Haze Theatre (1981) Seijun Suzuki, Yûsaku Matsuda, Michiyo Ohkusu, Mariko Kaga, Fantasy, Romance, Thriller
Playwright Matsuzaki (Yusaku Matsuda) crosses paths with a beautiful woman on her way to the hospital who tells him a friend is dying. Frightened of a mysterious older woman who sells the fruit of the Chinese Lantern Plant – rumored to be distaff souls – she implores Matsuzaki to accompany her.
You Are Here (2010) Daniel Cockburn, Tracy Wright, Shannon Beckner, Richard Clarkin, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
A fantasy about a reclusive woman who searches for meaning in the mysterious documents that keep appearing to her, turning her home into an archive. As realities collapse and intersect around here, she must make a final choice: is she a free agent, or just a tool of the archive?
Histoire de Marie et Julien / The Story of Marie and Julien (2003) Jacques Rivette, Emmanuelle Béart, Jerzy Radziwilowicz, Anne Brochet, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Julien lives alone with his cat. He dreams of Marie, and a few minutes later, he sees her on the street and makes a date. He asks her to move in with him, and she does. Her boyfriend is dead, the rest of her past a mystery.
El-haimoune / Wanderers of the Desert (1984) Nacer Khemir, Soufiane Makni, Noureddine Kasbaoui, Drama, Fantasy
Ordet (1955) Carl Theodor Dreyer, Henrik Malberg, Emil Hass Christensen, Preben Lerdorff Rye, Drama, Fantasy
How do we understand faith and prayer, and what of miracles? August 1925 on a Danish farm. Widowed Patriarch Borgen, who’s rather prominent in his community, has three sons: Mikkel, a good-hearted agnostic whose wife Inger is pregnant, Johannes, who believes he is Jesus, and Anders, young, slight, in love with the tailor’s daughter.
Ucieczka z kina ‘Wolnosc’ / Escape from the ‘Liberty’ Cinema (1990) Wojciech Marczewski, Janusz Gajos, Zbigniew Zamachowski, Teresa Marczewska, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
The film is set just before Poland’s communist regime came to an end, and the central character is a provincial censor (Janusz Gajos), a tired, sloppy, lonely man, whose wife has long since left him. For him, censorship is both an art and a game, but he does not enjoy it. During a screening of a sentimental Polish melodrama called “Daybreak” at the Liberty cinema across the road from the censor’s office, the actors start to rebel and refuse to speak their lines.
A crew of construction workers starts destroying a distant ancient film production factory, regarded as an eye sore. They burn left-over reels of old unrecognised films. Manô, an unknown and unremembered film character from the cinema popular in the forties, narrowly escapes extinction and mysteriously projects himself from a piece of celluloid film into the real world. Being a black and white mute film character, and unaware of the new Portugal that awaits him, this hilarious comical character will try to adapt and survive in the new world that surounds him in the capital of Lisbon.
ATOR The Fighting Eagle / Ator l’invincibile (1982) Joe D’Amato, Miles O’Keeffe, Sabrina Siani, Ritza Brown, Action, Adventure, Fantasy
The son of Torren learns of his heritage, goes to avenge the deaths of his fellow villagers, and rescue his sister/love interest from the evil Dakkar and his spider cult. Ator battles giant spiders, swordsmen cloaked in shadow, re-animated dead warriors, and horribly hideous witches.
Moon Over Tao / Tao no tsuki (1997) Keita Amemiya, Toshiyuki Nagashima, Hiroshi Abe, Yûko Moriyama, Action, Fantasy
A retired warrior comes to see his former lord and learns that someone is making indestructible swords from some unknown metal. He is sent together with a swordsman to investigate the source. Along the way they meet a young girl working as a beekeeper. She is later witness to the appearance of three strange females from another dimension.