A rare gem of cinematic storytelling that weaves docudrama, fictional reenactment, and experimental photography into a powerful, reflective work on the early days of German cinema. The film tells the story of the Skladanowsky Brothers, the German-born duo responsible for inventing the “bioskop”, an early version of the film projector.
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A Menina da Rádio / The Radio Girl / Missy Radio (1944) Arthur Duarte, Maria Matos, António Silva, Maria Eugénia, Comedy, Musical
Cipriano Lopes & D.Rosa Gonçalves are shopkeepers and hate each other. Yet, their children are madly in love with one another and music. Much to D.Rosa disgust, Cipriano Lopes launches a radio station, so that his daughter can show her skills thanks to the quality of her boyfriend’s compositions.
O que Há de Novo no Amor? / What’s New About Love? (2011) Hugo Alves, Mónica Santana Baptista, Joana Santos, João Cajuda, Nuno Casanovas, Drama, Romance
Julgamento / Trial (2007) Leonel Vieira, Júlio César, José Eduardo, Alexandra Lencastre, Drama, Thriller
In 1970, a man is tortured and murdered by the regime’s secret police. Now nearly 40 years later, his friend, who had also been tortured, recognizes the man he deems responsible for the murder of his friend. Along with three old friends and the victim’s daughter, they kidnap the man and take him to an isolated house. Once there, the concepts of justice and revenge begin to mix dangerously in a private trial with irreversible consequences.
Ronin (1998) John Frankenheimer, Robert De Niro, Jean Reno, Natascha McElhone, Action, Adventure, Crime
A group of five experts is assembled to retrieve a mysterious briefcase from an equally mysterious group of criminals. American strategist Sam joins French coordinator Vincent, German electronics expert Gregor, American driver Larry and British veteran Spence. They begin in Paris but soon follow the briefcase to the South of France, where it is stolen by Gregor. The remainder of the gang must chase it anew.
The River Wild / La Rivière Sauvage (1994) Curtis Hanson, Meryl Streep, Kevin Bacon, David Strathairn, Action, Adventure, Crime
Gail (Meryl Streep) is a professional at water rafting. She twigs every day, and she is in a very good shape. She takes her family, one day, to a rafting trip down the river, but she has no idea that the planed trip is about to become a nightmare. Two escaping robbers with a handgun, meet the family in the way, and join them to the trip.
Eyes of Laura Mars / Les Yeux de Laura Mars (1978) Irvin Kershner, Faye Dunaway, Tommy Lee Jones, Brad Dourif, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Laura Mars (Faye Dunaway) is a fashion photographer who specializes in stylized violence. In her luxurious Manhattan apartment, she has a nightmare that Doris Spencer (Meg Mundy) is viciously murdered with an ice pick, her eyeballs stabbed. Laura wakes up and looks through a soon-to-be-published coffee table book of her photos, titled The Eyes of Mars, which Doris had edited. In it, there is a picture of Doris…identical to an image she had in the dream. Laura calls Doris but she gets no answer. That evening, she attends a reception at the Elaine Cassell Gallery in SoHo for an exhibit of her work. A controversial figure, she is besieged by questions from reporters about whether her photos glorify violence and are demeaning to women. A handsome stranger (Tommy Lee Jones) questions the work as well. The success of the exhibit is disrupted by the news that Doris has been found dead, in the same manner that she was murdered in Laura’s dream…
Veredas / Trails (1978) João César Monteiro, Manuela de Freitas, Luís de Sousa Costa, Francisco Domingues, Carmen Duarte, Arthouse, Cult, Drama
A poetic journey in the heart of Portugal. They were two. A man and a woman that met and traveled down from the Tras-os-Montes to the sea. Legends and steep and rocks, faces and sounds… In the film, the chant of a country’s history eight century long is passed on.
In Paris, the shy bureaucrat Trelkovsky rents an old apartment without bathroom where the previous tenant, the Egyptologist Simone Choule, committed suicide. The unfriendly concierge (Shelley Winters) and the tough landlord Mr. Zy establish stringent rules of behavior and Trelkovsky feels ridden by his neighbors. Meanwhile he visits Simone in the hospital and befriends her girlfriend Stella. After the death of Simone, Trelkovsky feels obsessed for her and believes his landlord and neighbors are plotting a scheme to force him to also commit suicide.