Members of a cult, modeled on Aum Shinrikyo, sabotage a city’s water supply, then commit mass suicide near the shores of a lake. Family members of the perpetrators meet at the lake to observe the anniversary of their loved ones’ deaths.
Tag Archives: 2000s
Crossing the Bridge: The Sound of Istanbul (2005) Fatih Akin, Alexander Hacke, Ahmed Ulug, Cem Yegul, Documentary, Music
Award-winning director Fatih Akin takes us on a journey through Istanbul, the city that bridges Europe and Asia, and challenges familiar notions of east and west. He looks at the vibrant musical scene which includes traditional Turkish music plus rock and hip-hop.
Czesc Tereska / Hi, Tereska (2001) Robert Glinski, Aleksandra Gietner, Karolina Sobczak, Zbigniew Zamachowski, Drama
Il regista di matrimoni / The Wedding Director (2006) Marco Bellocchio, Sergio Castellitto, Donatella Finocchiaro, Sami Frey, Drama, Mystery
Franco Elica is a film director casting a remake of a pious melodrama in Rome. He’s melancholy, heading south for a break. On a beach, he meets a man who films weddings and is roped into helping film the wedding of the daughter of a severe and imperious prince. The wedding is one of convenience – the prince needs money, the groom is a mama’s boy. Elica is attracted to the bride, Boda, and tries to convince her not to marry. No matter how outrageous his behavior, the prince keeps Elica on as the wedding director. As the wedding approaches, what’s real blurs with Elica’s imagination. Is he mad?
La nostra vita / Our Life (2010) Daniele Luchetti, Elio Germano, Raoul Bova, Isabella Ragonese, Drama
Claudio, a construction worker, works on a site in the suburbs of Rome. He is madly in love with his wife who is pregnant with their third child. However, when he finds the remains of an illegal immigrant under the site and doesn’t report it, fearing he’ll be out of a job if construction comes to a halt, it upsets his simple and happy life. In a rage for life, Claudio energetically fights against the injustice that fell upon him. Love and support from his friends and family as well as the laughter of his children will help him to triumph against the odds.
Le refuge / The Refuge (2009) François Ozon, Isabelle Carré, Louis-Ronan Choisy, Pierre Louis-Calixte, Drama
Mousse and Louis are young, beautiful, rich and in love. But drugs have invaded their lives. One day, they overdose and Louis dies. Mousse survives, but soon learns she’s pregnant. Feeling lost, Mousse runs away to a house far from Paris. Several months later, Louis’ brother joins her in her refuge.
Mères et filles / Hidden Diary (2009) Julie Lopes-Curval, Catherine Deneuve, Marina Hands, Marie-Josée Croze, Drama
Pregnant and living in Canada, Audrey visits her parents in the small French town of her birth. Over the holiday, she comes to learn the story of the grandmother who gave up her family, left, and never returned – and in doing so compels another revelation from her own mother.
Kruh in mleko / Bread and Milk (2001) Jan Cvitkovic, Peter Musevski, Sonja Savic, Tadej Troha, Drama
Ivan is released a day early from a treatment programme for alcoholics due to a doctors’ strike. He returns to his wife Sonja and his sixteen year old son Robi. The first afternoon he spends at home is very pleasant. The next morning Sonja sends Ivan to a shop to get bread and milk. On the way back Ivan runs into Armando, his high school classmate, and through their conversation at a bar, Ivan finds out that long before Sonja became his wife, Armando spent a night with her. Ivan has his first drop of the hard stuff…Kruh in mleko is a bitter-sweet tale of loneliness, estrangement and the glowing embers of love, where there once used to be a fire.
La bocca del lupo / The Mouth of the Wolf (2009) Pietro Marcello, Vincenzo Motta, Mary Monaco, Franco Leo, Documentary, Biography, Drama
Pietro Marcello directs this genre-defying Italian docudrama that follows mustachioed ex-con Enzo as he returns to Genoa after a long stint in prison, only to find that the city he once loved has changed almost beyond recognition. But as he combs the seaside town for hints of his past, he finds solace in the arms of Mary, his faithful lover and a transsexual who embodies the mysterious allure of Genoa itself. Mary Monaco and Vincenzo Motta star.