The story of Nikos Belogiannis member of the communist party and officer of Ellas that has come back to Greece only to get arrested, tried for espionage on behalf of Russia and executed. A ... See full summary »
At the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War, the nun Maria is forced to flee her convent. She takes refuge in a brothel, until it is liberated by a woman's anarchist group. Maria joins the ... See full summary »
Finye tackles the generation gap in post-colonial West Africa. Its heroine is the pot smoking daughter of a provincial military governor who falls in love with a fellow university student, the descendent of one of Mali's chiefs.
Political and sexual repression in Hungary, just after the revolution of 1956. In 1958, the body of Eva Szalanczky, a political journalist, is discovered near the border. Her friend Livia ... See full summary »
The Night of San Lorenzo, the night of the shooting stars, is the night when dreams come true in Italian folklore. In 1944, a group of Italians flee their town after hearing rumours that ... See full summary »
Romain Goupil is an actor-director who grew up with a camera in his hand (his father Pierre was a cameraman for many years, best known for his work with Cousteau's team of adventurers). Here he is performing a rite of remembrance of Michel Recanati (1948-78), his comrade in hundreds of demonstrations and acts of defiance from 1967 to 1971. Some of this footage is really striking, never seen before (certainly not by me). You can practically smell the tear-gas going off.
The old footage blends seamlessly with the new. It's a great reconstruction of the still-recent past, that suffers only from our inability to keep track of all the left- and right-wing groups involved, as well as many of the issues they fought over so passionately.
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