Middle-aged Hideo lives alone with an inflatable doll he calls Nozomi. The doll is his closest companion. He dresses it up, talks to it over dinner, and has sexual intercourse with it. However, unbeknown to Hideo, Nozomi was created with a heart…
‘The Ringer’ is an elusive criminal, reported dead in Australia but now thought to be alive in London. Scotland Yard know the Ringer had left his sister in the care of unscrupulous lawyer Maurice Meister and that she was later found drowned, so they warn Meister that the Ringer is in London. A police guard is set up around his house and, surrounded by burglar alarms, he waits for further news; no intruder could possibly enter. As tension mounts, it seems increasingly clear that the Ringer is one of the people in the close circle around Meister… but which one?
Zimmer 13 / Room 13 (1964) Harald Reinl, Joachim Fuchsberger, Karin Dor, Richard Häussler, Thriller, Crime, Drama
Tots volem el millor per a ella / Puzzlement (2013) Mar Coll, Nora Navas, Valeria Bertuccelli, Pau Durà, Drama
One year after suffering a horrible traffic accident, Geni is ready to resume her life… or at least that’s what her family wants to see. The truth is that despite trying to please everyone, Geni feels unable to live up to expectations: her life before the accident no longer interests her. Why resume it then? The confusion that this creates causes her behavior to become increasingly more erratic and leads to a single idea that begins to grow within her: escape.
The Devil from Seventh Grade / Szatan z siódmej klasy (1960) Maria Kaniewska, Józef Skwark, Stanislaw Milski, Pola Raksa, Adventure, Mystery
Adventures of Adam Cisowski – very smart boy- who is looking a big treasure hidden by Napoleon’s Soldier in XIX century. But he is not only person who is looking a treasure. His rivals are very dangerous.
Hebi no michi / Serpent’s Path (1998) Shô Aikawa, Teruyuki Kagawa, Shiro Shitamoto, Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Crime
Serpent’s Path and its companion piece Eyes of the Spider (Kumo No Hitomi) both start from the same premise: a man taking revenge for the murder of a child. Kurosawa used this premise as the jumping-off point for the two films rather than their definition, resulting in a pair of works which are not so much occupied with revenge, but with the mental processes of human beings in situations that have placed them outside everyday life.
Schuld sind immer die Anderen / Shifting the Blame (2012) Lars-Gunnar Lotz, Edin Hasanovic, Julia Brendler, Marc Benjamin Puch, Drama
In a project with the concept of open-prison, Benjamin is given the unique chance of a new beginning. As one of seven juvenile offenders he should adopt social skills and experience security in a family-like community. But when he meets his house-mother Eva, he is shocked. She was one of his victims, but cannot recognize him because he was hidden by a mask. His brutal assault on her was never resolved. Ben does his best not to attract attention. But Eva’s suspicion is aroused.
A lost masterpiece of cinema, now beautifully restored and available for the first time in years, Cousin Jules was the result of five years (1968-1973) painstaking work by director Dominique Benicheti and cinematographer Pierre-William Glenn. Over that period, the team photographed and recorded the daily lives of Jules (Benicheti’s distant cousin) and his wife, Felicie, French farmers living alone in the countryside.
Addio fratello crudele / ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore (1971) Giuseppe Patroni Griffi, Charlotte Rampling, Oliver Tobias, Fabio Testi, Drama
In an amoral home, where a man lives in sin with a woman, his daughter and his son fall in love, and have incestuous relations even after the young woman marrys. Her husband will seek revenge, and a gory end will unite all in classic tragedy – death. Based on John Ford’s play, “Pity she’s a whore”, respecting its poetic text, and careful Italian Renaissance settings.