A supertyphoon ravages the hometown of a family band composed of four boys, putting a halt to their musical pursuits. While taking refuge in a distant farmland, they meet a rich girl who offers to help them record their songs and have them played on the radio. Individual interests and trauma caused by the calamity test the unity of the band, as they struggle to make sense of life’s ironies and tragedies.
Since 2013, Japan’s extreme-right racist group has organized more than 1000 hate speeches around the nation. A schoolteacher, a deliveryman, a politician, an architect, and other ordinary citizens form a coalition to ‘counter’ the racist group, calling for the awakening of Japanese conscience. Spearheading the civic group, our problematic protagonist Takahashi, a former mid-level Yakuza boss is reborn, determined to fight against racism and discrimination.
Herman's quiet, colourful world is suddenly interrupted by something loud and stressy.
A surprising journey through Middlesbrough, in and out of the cabs of three very different drivers - a young British-Pakistani entrepreneur who believes that immigrants have always been enterprising by nature, a local man who used to work in construction on towering glass buildings down south and an older seasoned driver who is in love with his job... until the day he falls out of it. Their stories uncover what lies beneath the surface of a post-industrial northern town and unfold into a state-of-the-nation tale.
A young man invites his friends over for a small party. Everything seems to be going well until uncanny events start taking place.
Lizzy is in love with Bernhard, but Bernhard is undecided. Lizzy returns Bernhard’s dog, which she occasionally watches, and stays a little longer. Lizzy shows Bernhard some kung-fu moves; Bernhard starts to flirt; and, although it’s not like her, Lizzy gets embarrassed. The same night, Bernhard asks her to drive him to a party outside town. A tense ride begins.
Through softly textured 16mm photography and regional iconography, Silva offers a modernist reflection on two of upstate New York’s most storied 19th century touchstones—the landscape painters of the Hudson River School and the legend of Rip Van Winkle—nodding to a few musical heroes along the way.
A complex series of events transpires after a paranoid guy snoops on his girlfriend's phone and sees that she has been texting with someone else.
In the mountains of Guizhou, quarry owner Yu goes to inform a woman, Maizi, that her husband is in a coma after a quarry accident. But Yu is attracted to the sensual, hardheaded Maizi, and concocts a story to make her think she is indebted to him. The entanglements that follow evoke some of the painful impacts of China's modernization.
The first attempt in the history of Russian documentalism to understand what was the historical moment in which Anatoly Sobchak appeared in the political arena what his role in the history of the country was and, finally, why he suffered as a politician collapse. Perhaps his ideas were too advanced for his time?
"Social networking and the downside of social networking" - this phrase has become so popular in the mass media, so many people are not interested in each other ... But with the Dream Man - a series of dramatic and mystical psychological dramas that will bring a new twist to not just talk about the dark side of the virtual world, but also the story of to the left of the heart.
In 1937 the Nazi regime held two exhibitions in Munich: one to stigmatize “Degenerate Art” (which they systematically looted and destroyed) and one, personally curated by Hitler, to glorify “Classic Art”. This immersive new documentary reveals the Nazi’s complicated relationship with classical and modern art, displaying an incredible number of masterpieces by Botticelli, Klee, Matisse, Monet, Chagall, Renoir and Gauguin amongst others, intertwined with human stories from the most infamous period of the twentieth century. A state-of-the-art detective story exploring the Nazis’ obsession with creative expression, Hitler versus Picasso combines history, art and human drama for an unforgettable cinema experience.
'Chaos' is a discussion between a woman stuck in Damascus, another one stuck in exile, and a third who has recently left. It is a conversation between the interior and exterior, an impossible conversation.
Lao Zhong, owner of a traditional medicine shop in the south of China, has two adults sons and a daughter. Even as the business prospers, family relationships worsen. A family can be compared to a tree, and damaged trees secrete resin to heal themselves. Perhaps a cure for the family’s intolerable situation can be found.
'Communion Los Angeles' traces California’s oldest freeway, the 110, as it courses from the San Gabriel Mountains to the Pacific Ocean, defining and dividing the communities it is designed to serve. Viewing the 35 miles of blacktop as both infrastructure and public architecture, this equinoctial journey highlights dichotomies of mobility, technology and urban space.
When a charming NRI girl falls in love with a wealthy businessman, she unwittingly sparks conflict within his large joint family. How will her lover find a way to marry her, while still ensuring that his large family remains happy and harmonious?