Greece, 1654. A seriously wounded Janissary arrives at a cloister situated on a cliff, and the sisters take him in and care for him. Sister Anthi, one of those who tends him, falls in love ... See full summary »
Based on a true story, a powerful study of the dysfunction and disorder in the police and criminal justice systems that allowed a wily psychopath to murder nearly 50 marginalised women from Vancouver's Downtown Eastside.
Sixteen-year-old Vivien is trapped in The Vestalis Academy, a prison-like boarding school, keeping to herself and sticking her neck out for no one. Until she is reunited with Sophia -- the ... See full summary »
1945 Mathilde is a French Red Cross doctor working on a mission to help the French survivors of the German camps. While she works in Poland, she is asked for help by a nun.: in her convent, several nuns got pregnant...
CORVUS follows a weary yet extraordinary police detective as he pieces together a young woman's murder. The crime reveals itself in a series of moments that allow the detective to see past ... See full summary »
This is a well executed Gothic period drama sure to satisfy fans of the genre. The bleak landscapes, wide shots and whining instruments consistently oppress upon the audience a sense of cold and melancholy. The characters reflect the climate, chilly yet compelling. The leads are well cast, but the real star is the script, which perpetually surprises from start to finish. Each new development of the plot and characters feels delightfully unpredictable and ambitious. It has the tone and charm of a Bronte novel, although the story does benefit from being told through film. Every character has motivations which are at first hidden from the audience. If you like your trees bare, your cottages wind-beaten and your heroines dour, then this is a movie you shouldn't miss.
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