A writer-director known for becoming obsessed with his own stories, Jacob Falk stumbles upon photographs of prisoners of war being tortured by Danish soldiers. Suspecting a political ... See full summary »
When an 11-year-old girl is brutally raped and murdered in a quiet French village, a police detective who has forgotten how to feel emotions--because of the death of his own family in some kind of accident--investigates the crime, which turns out to ask more questions than it answers.
A semi-autobiographical account of Makmahlbaf's experience as a teenager when, as a 17-year-old, he stabbed a policeman at a protest rally. Two decades later, he tracks down the policeman he injured in an attempt to make amends.
Somewhere in Palilula is placed in the 60s in Romania and tells the story of Serafim, a fresh graduate of medical school, brought by a gloomy whim of destiny to the town of Palilula. ... See full summary »
Anne Marie Chertic,
Follows four friends in their quest to form a punk band. As workers protests sweep across the country, Janek and Staszek, the sons of a navy man, the rebellious Kazik, and the affluent ... See full summary »
Jerzy is a writer and a chronic alcoholic. We meet him at the point when he believes that he can beat his addiction. Him and her in bed. Somebody says "I love you". It seems that there is a... See full summary »
The Blue Villa is a seedy bordello on a Mediterranean island where the villages are frightened by the ghost-like return of a young man, who mysteriously disappeared after the killing of a young Eurasian woman.
Dimitri de Clercq,
In the Polish countryside, everything will be OK. At least that's what the title says.
Don't expect it to be so. This film will let you in the lives of young Pawel, his terminally ill mother, his nonexistent father and someone who will change Pawel's and his own life for good... at least, that was the idea.
As in most Polish films, the approach to obscure emotions, is depicted unemotionally and, aesthetically, with mind-blowing precision. I can't spoil the film by telling you all the twists and turns it takes to immerse you into a wild ride. Buy I can assure you this: you won't be disappointed. It's a story that brutally deals with love, death, faith, alcoholism and pride.
Pawel will surprise you with the way he deals with the blows life throws at him at a very young age. He will reveal the power of faith and will to change things in his own life ad the effect this will spread as a tsunami through others' lives.
This is one of those films I really wouldn't like anyone to spoil. It's so truly original and unpredictable that this only reason would be enough to watch it. If you like the deep soul of Polish cinema (a bit tautological, since the very Polish soul is what makes them tick the way they do) this film will not disappoint... performances are on the edge of perfection; photography is superb, but the story is the one thing you may not forget in a very long time.
Give yourself a full break to watch this film. It will leave you... thinking.
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