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Philippe Ramos – Jeanne captive (2011)

Synopsis
In the automn of 1430, Jeanne d’Arc, prisoner of a powerful lord of the north of France, is sold to the English. Between the walls that imprison her and the stake at which she will perish, men attempt to approach this young woman who embodies the infinite.

À l’automne 1430, Jeanne d’Arc, prisonnière d’un puissant seigneur du nord de la France, est vendue aux Anglais. Entre les murs qui l’enferment, le temps d’un convoi longeant la mer ou près du bûcher qui la verra périr, des hommes tentent d’approcher cette jeune femme porteuse d’infini. Read More »

Dario Argento – Il cartaio AKA The Card Player (2004)

Quote:

A Rome policewoman teams up with a British Interpool agent to find a crafty serial killer whom plays a taunting game of cat-and-mouse with the police by abducting and killing young women and showing it over an Internet web cam. Read More »

Michael Winterbottom – Jude (1996)

A stonemason steadfastly pursues a cousin he loves. However, their love is troubled as he is married to a woman who tricked him into marriage and she is married to a man she does not love. The film is based on the novel Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy. Read More »

Dario Argento – Il cartaio AKA The Card Player (2004)

Quote:
A Rome policewoman teams up with a British Interpool agent to find a crafty serial killer whom plays a taunting game of cat-and-mouse with the police by abducting and killing young women and showing it over an Internet web cam. Read More »

Alfonso Cuarón – A Little Princess (1995)

Plot:
When her father enlists to fight for the British in WWI, young Sara Crewe goes to New York to attend the same boarding school her late mother attended. She soon clashes with the severe headmistress, Miss Minchin, who attempts to stifle Sara’s creativity and sense of self- worth. Sara’s belief that “every girl’s a princess” is tested to the limit, however, when word comes that her father was killed in action and his estate has been seized by the British government. Read More »

Paula van der Oest – Black Butterflies (2011)


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Plot / Synopsis

Ingrid Jonker lived an impossible contradiction, writing heart-rending poetry about being a woman of privilege living under apartheid rule, all the while dealing with pressure from the head of the censorship board, a man who also happened to be her father. “Black Butterflies” is the story of how Jonker, a woman with unending sexual cravings and a noted mental imbalance, managed to cope with this dichotomy. In the opening, the least poetic of a number of unconvincing metaphors writ large, Jonker is saved from drowning by handsome publisher Jack Cope, an older gentleman who immediately falls for the leggy writer. What he doesn’t know is that her self-abuse, due to living under the rule of her oppressive, emotionally-abusive father, has fractured her personality. She is not the creator she becomes when she puts pen to paper, but rather a little girl seeking stimulation (which she chases in a number of unavailable men) and hoping for the approval of her father (an impossibility).
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