Michael Winterbottom – I Want You (1998)

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“This neo-noir British crime drama, set at a decaying English beach resort, begins with a body dropped from a pier. Hairdresser Helen (Rachel Weisz) goes with local deejay Bob (Ben Daniels), but mute bicyclist Honda (Luka Petrusic), who secretly tapes people’s conversations, meets Helen at the beachfront and begins sending her flowers. Honda’s sad nympho sister Smokey (Macedonian-born Labina Mitevska) sings at a local club. A figure from Helen’s past, the enigmatic, mysterious Martin (Alessandro Nivola) checks out Helen but keeps his distance. Read More »

Tod Browning – West of Zanzibar (1928)

For 18 years Phroso, known as Dead Legs by his cronies, plots his revenge, becoming a pseudo-king in East Africa, nearby where Crane has set up an ivory business. When the daughter is grown, having lived in a brothel in Zanzibar thanks to Dead Legs, Phroso put his plan into action, resulting in revenge and retribution all around. Read More »

Tex Avery – Porky’s Duck Hunt (1937)

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New duck hunter Porky is constantly taunted by Daffy, and all the other ducks. The short features what is considered his first official appearance of Daffy Duck. Read More »

Jennie Livingston – Paris Is Burning (1990)

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This documentary focuses on drag queens living in New York City and their “house” culture, which provides a sense of community and support for the flamboyant and often socially shunned performers. Groups from each house compete in elaborate balls that take cues from the world of fashion. Also touching on issues of racism and poverty, the film features interviews with a number of renowned drag queens, including Willi Ninja, Pepper LaBeija and Dorian Corey. Read More »

Otakar Vávra – Oldrich a Božena (1985)

“At the turn of the 10th and 11th centuries Boleslav’s kingdom fell apart in the fratricidal war between the Přemyslovci and the other clans the main profiteer of this being the German emperor. At that time it seemed as if the Czech state and the lineage of its princes was awaiting its end…” It is with these words that the tale of this film begins, whose narrative is based upon the the play by František Hrubín of the same name. Read More »

Lech Majewski – Blood of a Poet AKA Glass Lips (2007)

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This dialog-free film, originally presented as 33 short films, is an experimental, bizarre set of meditations and flashbacks of the grotesque. Read More »

Aleksandar Petrovic – Tri AKA Three (1965)

Three encounters of revolutionary Milos (Velimir “Bata” Zivojinovic) with death during the war. In the episode one, Milos is watching the death of someone else. In the second episode, he is being prosecuted by Germans. In the third episode, he lived throughout the war in the situation to decide human lives. The dilemma which haunted him during the war stays: whether to punish or forgive. Read More »