• Juho Kuosmanen – Salaviinanpolttajat AKA The Moonshiners (2017)

    2011-2020ComedyFinlandJuho KuosmanenShort Film

    The first Finnish film was made in 1907, but sadly lost forever. So to mark the 100th anniversary year of the Finnish independence, film has now been remade by Juho Kuosmanen (THE HAPPIEST DAY IN THE LIFE OF OLLI MÄKI) following several silent film traditions: shot on B&W 16 mm film and performed with live music and a live foley artist. In the film two siblings inherit all the essentials for a good life: moonshine equipment and a pig. As they embark on their journey, business is good until a card shark arrives.Read More »

  • Abel Gance – J’accuse! AKA I Accuse! (1919)

    1911-1920Abel GanceFranceSilentWarWorld War One

    Edith, a young French woman, is in love with a poet but is forced by her father into a marriage with a much older man. Edith is captured by the Germans and endures multiple rapes that result in her becoming pregnant. Edith’s husband initially thinks that the poet is the father of her child, and the story ends in tragedy with both men seeing action in the trenches.Read More »

  • Heiner Carow – Karriere AKA Career (1971)

    1971-1980ArthouseDramaGermanyHeiner Carow

    Günter Walcher is an average, apolitical, working-class West German citizen caught in a moral conflict. He is offered a promotion to division head—on the condition that he find a reason for Zacharias, the work council chairman and a communist, to get fired. Walcher thinks back on another situation where he was lead to do something he believed to be wrong: when he was a member of the Hitler Youth, he became responsible for someone’s death.Read More »

  • Menelik Shabazz – Time and Judgement (1988)

    1981-1990DocumentaryMenelik ShabazzUnited Kingdom

    This genre-bending sci-fi documentary from pioneering filmmaker Menelik Shabazz spans four hundred years to tell the story of the African liberation movement. Chronicling the tribulations and triumphs of people of African descent in and out of Africa, with a special focus on the struggles of the last century, TIME AND JUDGEMENT features extensive footage of movements in the Caribbean, Africa, America, and Europe and offers critical political analysis of leaders such as Maurice Bishop of Grenada; Walter Rodney of Guyana; Jesse Jackson, Kwame Ture (a.k.a. Stokley Carmichael), and Louis Farrakhan of the United States; Samora Machel of Mozambique; Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana; Haile Selassie of Ethiopia; Bob Marley and Marcus Garvey of Jamaica; and others. Through a blending of theater, poetry, music, and painting, the film establishes a connection between biblical prophecy and the times we are living in, leading to a final confrontation between the forces of greed and love.Read More »

  • Martin Gabel – The Lost Moment (1947)

    1991-2000DramaFilm NoirMartin GabelUSA

    A publisher insinuates himself into the mouldering mansion of the centenarian lover of a renowned but long-dead poet to find his lost love letters.Read More »

  • Damiano Damiani – Un uomo in ginocchio AKA A Man on His Knees (1979)

    1971-1980CrimeDamiano DamianiDramaItaly

    Nino, a regular working-class guy, finds that a hitman has been hired to kill him. He discovers that a wealthy woman has been kidnapped and that everyone who was involved in it is being killed off. However, Nino had nothing to do with the kidnapping and has to find out who has sent the killers and stop them before it’s too late.Read More »

  • Michael Apted – Gorky Park (1983)

    1981-1990DramaMichael AptedThrillerUSA

    Gorky Park, in both the original novel by Martin Cruz Smith and the movie adaptation scripted by the legendary Dennis Potter (Pennies from Heaven and The Singing Detective), introduced one of the most intriguing fictional detectives of the last half century: Chief Investigator Arkady Renko of the Moscow police force in the former Soviet Union. Like all great detectives, Renko is committed to truth and justice, but he has to pursue them in a system that owes its very existence to secrecy, lies and concealment. This fundamental conflict runs through all of Renko’s cases, along with a conflict-ridden family history, including a famous general of a father who disapproved of his son’s choice to pursue a career in law enforcement.Read More »

  • Toshiya Fujita – Erosu no yûwaku AKA Seduction of Eros (1972)

    1971-1980AsianJapanToshiya Fujita

    Tane, a female clerk of a rubber company in a corner of an industrial area facing Tokyo Bay is a quirky woman, also living on the second floor of the company warehouse.Read More »

  • Christophe Honoré – Le lycéen AKA Winter Boy (2022)

    Christophe Honoré2021-2030DramaFranceQueer Cinema(s)

    Set over the course of one winter, it revolves around a 17-year-old high school student struggling to get to grips with new challenges posed by death, life, the city and “the temptation of renouncement”. In a bid to regain his momentum, he decides to ditch the lies he has been feeding himself.Read More »

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