In faint light, a body slowly moves, breaking out from total darkness. Then a second body, a woman. Dream or nightmare? Archaic or essential? Desire or struggle?
Filmed in a forest high up in California's Sierra Nevada Mountains, Nightfall is a real-time study of changing light, from daytime to complete darkness. It’s a portrait of solitude. Nothing happens – no wind, no movement, just changing light. (James Benning)
Patch-work quilts and blankets become an abstract commentary on familiar history, fashion through time, and domestic aesthetics and politics. Patterns as an inﬁnite source of plastic joy and meaning…
A film about Black cowgirls and cowboys in preparation for the specific rodeo event of calf roping. Filmed in Lafayette, Louisiana and Natchez, Mississippi in late spring/summer 2011, the title Ten Five in the Grass refers to the type of rope used to capture fast calves.
A film that excavates layers of myth and memory to find the elusive truth at the core of a family of storytellers.
Georges and Anne are an octogenarian couple. They are cultivated, retired music teachers. Their daughter, also a musician, lives in Britain with her family. One day, Anne has a stroke, and the couple's bond of love is severely tested.
The latest feature from Portuguese auteur Miguel Gomes might look like a forbidding cinemathèque-type item. Actually, it's a gem: gentle, eccentric, possessed of a distinctive sort of innocence – and also charming and funny.
Set in a seaside town, the film consists of three parts that tell the story of three different women, all named Anne and all played by French actress Isabelle Huppert.
“Dad’s Stick is a lovely tribute to Smith’s father, but it’s also a witty game of form. What seems at first to be a voluptuous abstract painting turns out to be something more mundane, but now mysterious in its accidental beauty.”
On 25th May 2011 the world-renowned Ballet de l’Opéra national de Paris presented Rain, its first ever performance of a choreography by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker. The filmmakers Olivia Rochette and Gerard-Jan Claes followed the rehearsal process from the auditions to the opening performance.
“Viola’s meagre plot but rich plotting begins in an all-women Shakespeare performance melding texts from various plays.