Canada

Xavier Dolan – Juste la fin du monde AKA It’s Only the End of the World (2016) (HD)

Synopsis:
Louis, a terminally ill writer, returns home after a long absence to tell his family that he is dying. Read More »

Robert Morin – Que Dieu Bénisse l’Amérique AKA May God Bless America (2006)

This comedo-dramatic exploration of the human condition follows its characters through a single high stress day, coincidentally pitting issues of child abuse and serial homicide against those of loneliness and estrangement. Read More »

Peter Collinson – Tomorrow Never Comes (1978)

Summary:
Coming back from an extended business trip, Frank discovers that his girlfriend Janie is now working at a new resort hotel where the owner has given her a permanent place to stay, as well as other gifts, in exchange for her affections. In the course of fighting over this development, tensions between Frank and Janie escalate out of control until he is holding her hostage in a standoff with the police. As the negotiators try to talk Frank into giving himself up, the desperate man feels himself being pushed further and further into a corner. Read More »

Xavier Dolan – Les amours imaginaires AKA Heartbeats (2010) (HD)

Synopsis:
The story of three close friends who are involved in a love-triangle. Read More »

Richard Kerr – Cruel Rhythm (1991)

Shot during the opening stages of the First Gulf War, Kerr’s “Cruel Rhythm” revisits the American desert for a cinematic tone poem in the vein of ‘The Last Days of Contrition’ A canopy of sound bites of media coverage on the build-up toward the war is juxtaposed with the alienness of windmills in the desert, and a startling sequence of drifting faces of a crowd coming towards the camera in slow motion. A thought-provoking piece on media’s construction of societal paranoia “Cruel Rhythm” is an attempt to make a public, shared feeling intimate, or conversely, to make a subjective feeling of floating anxiety and dread into a shared representation.” Unsettlingly, its ambiance is as poignant today as ever. Read More »

Jayce Salloum & Elia Suleiman – Introduction to the End of an Argument (1990)

This highly kinetic tableaux of uprooted sights and sounds works most earnestly to expose the racial biases concealed in familiar images. Relying on valuable snippets from feature films such as “Exodus”, “Lawrence of Arabia”, “Black Sunday”, “Little Drummer Girl”, and network news shows, the filmmakers have constructed an oddly wry narrative, mimicking the history of Mid East politics. Read More »

Paul Almond – Act of the Heart (1970)

Martha Hayes, a woman fanatically devoted to Jesus Christ, ekes out a meager existence in Montreal, Canada. As a singer in an Anglican Church choir, Martha meets and is fascinated by Father Michael Ferrier, an Augustinian monk who’s the guest conductor for an interfaith concert. How far is Martha willing to go to show her devotion to God? Read More »