Park Avenue socialite Mary (Norma Shearer) and staid English nobleman, Lord Phillip Rexford (Herbert Marshall) are married as a lark, but she is very happy for several years with her husband and child. But on a trip to the Riviera she meets again an old flame, Tommie Treal (Robert Montgomery), and under the spell of the sea breezes and the Mediterranean moon (a semi-excuse for adultery to keep Queen Norma’s image clean, as this was a post-Production Code film), Mary is the “innocent” victim of a romantic escapade that makes the headlines and the scandal sheets. None of Mary’s explanations can soothe Lord Phillip, reaping the fallout of marrying “down”, and his cold indifference drives Mary, who fights against it (a minor and feeble struggle at best), closer to Tommie. As the two lovers surrender to their ardor, Lord R. learns from his secretary that Mary had been telling the truth, and he calls for her to join him in Cannes with a clean slate.
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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.
Maigret et l’affaire Saint-Fiacre / Maigret and the St. Fiacre Case (1959) Jean Delannoy, Jean Gabin, Michel Auclair, Valentine Tessier
Inspector Maigret is traveling to the French countryside to visit his friend, the duchess of Saint-Fiacre. She has received a letter recently stating that she will die soon. A few days later she does so by an heart attack, but Maigret does not believe in this…
Söndagsbarn / Sunday’s Children (1992) Daniel Bergman, Henrik Linnros, Thommy Berggren, Lena Endre, Adventure, Biography, Drama
The film switches back and forth between the adventures of Pu on a summer holiday in Norrland in Sweden and and the adult Pu visiting his father who lives in an old people’s home. Little Pu spends a summer in Norrland in the 1920s with all his relatives. He and his brother get to hear the story about the watchmaker who hung himself, learns to shoot with a bow and follow his father on a bicycle trip.
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.
Stalingrad (1993) Joseph Vilsmaier, Dominique Horwitz, Thomas Kretschmann, Sebastian Rudolph, Drama, War
“Stalingrad” follows the progress of a German Platoon through the brutal fighting of the Battle of Stalingrad. After having half their number wiped out and after being placed under the command of a sadistic Captain, the Lieutenant of the platoon leads his men to desert. The men of the platoon attempt to escape from the city which is now surrounded by the Soviet Army.
All the Invisible Children (2005) Mehdi Charef, Emir Kusturica, Adama Bila, Elysée Rouamba, Rodrigue Ouattara, Drama
Afsporet / Derailed (1942) Bodil Ipsen, Lau Lauritzen, Illona Wieselmann, Ebbe Rode, Poul Reumert, Crime, Drama, Romance
“Afsporet” (Derailed) focuses on the intense erotic relationship between a rich woman suffering from amnesia and petty thief on probation entangled with organized crime. The film was the directorial debut of Ipsen and is considered the first Danish film noir.