A film with no spoken dialogue, just follows the music and lyrics of Benjamin Britten’s Read More »
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A nearly wordless visual narrative intercuts two main stories and a couple of minor ones. Read More »
Justin is a teenager boy, who has an oral obsession with his thumb. Read More »
Set in modern day France, the story of Pierre Brossard who, as a young man, was a Nazi executioner under the Vichy regime. Read More »
A woman is recalled to Britain from the Arctic, where she has spent twenty years working with people who build their houses from snow Read More »
Wittgenstein (1993) Derek Jarman, Karl Johnson, Michael Gough, Tilda Swinton, Biography, Comedy, Drama
A dramatization, in modern theatrical style, of the life and thought of the Viennese-born, Cambridge-educated philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951), whose principal interest was the nature and limits of language. Read More »
Young nobleman Orlando is commanded by Queen Elizabeth I to stay forever young. Miraculously, he does just that. Read More »
Possible Worlds (2000) Robert Lepage, Tilda Swinton, Tom McCamus, Sean McCann, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Crime
A man lives in parallel worlds, falling in love with the same woman, while the police hunt down a serial killer who steals brains. Read More »
Eva Khatchadourian is trying to piece together her life following the “incident”. Once a successful travel writer, she is forced to take whatever job comes her way, which of late is as a clerk in a travel agency. She lives a solitary life as people who know about her situation openly shun her, even to the point of violent actions toward her. She, in turn, fosters that solitary life because of the incident, the aftermath of which has turned her into a meek and scared woman. That incident involved her son Kevin Khatchadourian, who is now approaching his eighteenth birthday. Eva and Kevin have always had a troubled relationship, even when he was an infant. Whatever troubles he saw, Franklin, Eva’s complacent husband, just attributed it to Kevin being a typical boy. The incident may be seen by both Kevin and Eva as his ultimate act in defiance against his mother.
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Joe, a rootless young drifter, finds work on a barge travelling between Glasgow and Edinburgh, owned by Les and his wife Ella. One afternoon they discover the corpse of a young woman floating in the water. Accident? Suicide? Murder? As the police investigate and suspect is arrested, we discover that Joe knows more than he is letting on. Gradually we learn of Joe’s past relationship with the dead woman. Meanwhile an unspoken attraction develops between Joe and Ella, heightening the claustrophobic tensions in the confined space of the barge.
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