Abel Gance – Les gaz mortels (1916)

Synopsis:
Hopson, a prestigious scientist, studies the effect of snake venom to cure many diseases of mankind. His son enlists in the army when the Great War breaks out. A series of circumstances will lead the scientist to change his way of thinking about values ​​and principles that until then he had as immovable. Read More »

Raymond Bernard – Le septième ciel AKA Seventh Heaven (1958)

“Le septième ciel” became Raymond Bernard’s last film; a black comedy about a female brewery owner who donates vast amounts of money to charitable causes. The funds to do this, she raises through her liaisons with wealthy gentlemen… who just “happen” to end up dead! Read More »

Denys de La Patellière – Les grandes familles AKA The Possessors (1958)

Synopsis:
With interests ranging from banking to commodities and publishing, the Schoudlers are one of France’s wealthiest and most powerful business families. The present head of this formidable dynasty is Noël Schoudler, a driven, plain-speaking magnate who runs his affairs with an unwavering ruthlessness, and this applies as much to his private life as it does to matters of business. Short of breaking the law, Schoudler is ready to resort to any means to protect his family’s wealth and good name, and anyone who dares to oppose him can expect nothing but the roughest of treatment. Noël Schoudler is a patriarch and a tyrant, a capitalist in every atom of his being. and he seems not to have an ounce of compassion in his soul. The pursuit of wealth and power is all that matters to him. Read More »

Shôhei Imamura – Hateshinaki yokubô AKA Endless Desire (1958) (HD)

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Ten years after World War II, five people set out dig up a stash of morphine buried under a butcher shop in this black comedy by Shohei Imamura. Read More »

Hinde Boujemaa – Noura Rêve AKA Noura dreams (2019)

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With her abusive husband in jail and a coveted divorce pending, hardworking Noura can almost grasp a happy, new life with lover Lassaad – but when the best-laid plans are upended, Noura must tap her unshakable will to fulfill her dream. Read More »

Pedro Almodóvar – The Human Voice (2020)

Synopsis: A woman watches time passing next to the suitcases of her ex-lover (who is supposed to come pick them up. but never arrives) and a restless dog who doesn’t understand that his master has abandoned him. Read More »

Fabrizio Albertini – Io sono una Sirena AKA I am a Mermaid (2020)

Synopsis
Michele lives and studies in London. They’ve been dreaming of working in fashion since they were a child, and they are now a gender fluid model at an agency. Born a man, Michele feels they are a third sex.
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