• Orson Welles – Le Procès AKA The Trial [StudioCanal 4K] (1962)

    Josef K wakes up in the morning and finds the police in his room. They tell him that he is on trial but nobody tells him what he is accused of. In order to find out about the reason of this accusation and to protest his innocence, he tries to look behind the facade of the judicial system. But since this remains fruitless, there seems to be no chance for him to escape from this Kafkaesque nightmare.
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  • Mark O’Brien – The Righteous (2021)

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    A burdened man feels the wrath of a vengeful God after he and his wife are visited by a mysterious stranger.Read More »

  • Jean-Pierre Berckmans – Isabelle devant le désir (1975)

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    In the early 1950s, in a seaside town, Isabelle, a girl in her late teens,is about to spend an apparently eventless summer between her mother, her friends and a small job for a photographer whose business is lagging. But Isabelle is not the mentally balanced young lady she seems to be. In fact she is doubly traumatized, firstly by the rape she suffered eight years before from a Nazi officer and secondly by the suicide of her father shortly after. What she wants deep inside herself is to find a man, young or less young, who will bring her tenderness and happiness. Will Luc, a young German, or Monsieur Vaudois, her married boss, give her what she lacks?Read More »

  • Robert Z. Leonard – In Gay Madrid (1930)

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    The decline in the career of Ramon Novarro, MGM’s eager & energetic romantic leading man, can trace its beginnings to this unfortunate little film. After his great success with THE PAGAN & DEVIL-MAY-CARE (both 1929), this had to have been quite a disappointment. With his pleasant accent & fine singing voice, Novarro had already proved that talking pictures would be no problem for him – if given the right roles.Read More »

  • Alain Cuny – L’annonce faite à Marie (1991)

    Plot: Set at the time of the Crusades, it tells the story of love and tragedy, intermingled with mysticism. Jacques is betrothed to marry Violane, a beautiful and gentle woman. When she discovers that she has leprosy, however, the marriage is off, and she retires to a life of prayer at an isolated hermitage. Instead, Jacques marries her sister Mara. When Jacques and Mara’s child dies shortly after birth, Mara implores her saintly sister to come out of isolation to bring her child back to life.Read More »

  • David Lowell Rich – SST: Death Flight AKA SST: Disaster in the Sky (1977)

    On its maiden flight, the crew of America’s first supersonic transport learns that it may not be able to land, due to an act of sabotage and a deadly flu on-board.Read More »

  • Peter Greenaway – The Falls (1980)

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    The Falls (1980) is divided into 92 biographies of people who have all been affected by the VUE, the Violent Unknown Event, a phenomenon in some way connected with birds and flying.Read More »

  • Larry Peerce – The Bell Jar (1979)

    Synopsis:
    Details a young woman’s summer in New York working for a Mademoiselle-like magazine, return home to New England, and subsequent breakdown all amidst the horrors of the fifties, from news of the Rosenbergs’ execution to sleazy disc jockeys and predatory college boys.Read More »

  • Karel Zeman – Na komete AKA On The Comet (1970)

    SYNOPSIS:
    When a comet passes the earth very closely, it pulls a small part of North Africa with it. Carried along is a bunch of people. Among them Angelika, who just escaped from a ruthless weapon dealer’s ship, and her two brothers, who are searching her. Then there’s a group of natives, who plan a rebellion against the French colonists. All these conflicts become secondary when the people finally realize that they are doomed to live together on an alien planet. However this time of peace and world-happiness won’t last for long…
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