Based on a comic strip that was published in the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, L’an 01 is a utopian exploration of a world in which the market economy has been abandoned.
A series of comedic and nostalgic vignettes set in a 1930s Italian coastal town.
In a corrupt, greed-fueled world, a powerful alchemist leads a messianic character and seven materialistic figures to the Holy Mountain, where they hope to achieve enlightenment.
“You are excrement. You can turn yourself into gold.”
The French sinologist and situationist René Viénet bought the rights to the kung fu film Crush (Tu Guangqi, 1972).
Raimondakis speaks in the name of the lepers. He has spent 36 years of his life on the Greek island of Spinalonga, where a leper colony was based from 1904 to 1957.
In My Ain Folk (1973), Tommy is taken to a home whilst Jamie goes to live with his paternal grandmother whose cold contempt and mistreatment are only alleviated by her drinking habits.
In 1940, after watching and being traumatized by the movie Frankenstein (1931), a sensitive seven year-old girl living in a small Spanish village drifts into her own fantasy world. Produced as Franco’s long regime was nearing its end and widely regarded as the greatest Spani
“In a similar way to Minamata: The Victims and Their World, this particular film is a contrastive, reflective work that gains by being juxtaposed with what had preceded it.
“In my memory the road from Winter to Sanrizuka: Heta Village pursued a consistent theme. What did we want to film?
Mory, a charismatic cowherd who drives a motorcycle mounted with a bull-horned skull, and Anta, a female student, meet in Dakar. Alienated and tired of life in Senegal, they dream of going to Paris and come up with different schemes to raise money for the trip.
Rainer Werner Fassbinder pays homage to his cinematic hero Douglas Sirk with this update of that filmmaker’s 1955 All That Heaven Allows. A lonely widow meets a much younger Arab worker in a bar during a rainstorm.
“l tried to make a film with such a theme in such a country which, on reflection, l consider to be an act of suicide. Only, a lunatic or an ass would try to make a film like that in that country and I was both – a lunatic and an ass.”
The chauvinist Alexandre balances relationships with several women, including the maternal Marie and the sexually liberated Veronika, in the post-1968 intellectual scene of Paris.
“Born in Tehran in 1939, Parviz Kimiavi studied photography and film in Paris and worked at the public television network Office de Radiodiffusion Télévision Française (ORTF), before returning to Iran in 1969.
“Wajda’s masterpiece takes us to the very heart of Polish reality. [...] At first glance, it deals with an atmosphere of happiness in which the camera participates without restraint.