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MIRROR, THE [SPIEGEL, DER]

Director: Erden Kiral
Screenplay: Erden Kiral
Director of Photography: Kenan Ormanlar
Cast: Nur Sürer; Suavi Eren; Hikmet Celik; Vasilis Tsaglos; Nikos Skiadas; Vera Deludi
Country, Year of production:
D, 1984
Color: Color
Genre: Drama

The story of a revenge in a rural atmosphere as parable of the Turkish society. A poor farmer stabs the son of the big landowner to death because he pestered his wife. An impressive film with meagre dialogues and a quiet rhythm.

ONLY ONE, THE [VIDANGE PERDUE]

Director: Geoffrey Enthoven
Screenplay: Geoffrey Enthoven; Jaak Boon
Director of Photography: Gerd Schelfhout
Cast: Nand Buyl; Viviane de Muynck; Marijke Pinoy; Misée Wyns
Country, Year of production:
B, 2006
Color: Color
Genre: Comedy

Lucien is in his eighties but that doesn't stop him from being stubborn. Following his wife's death he refuses to stay any longer at Gerda's, his fretful 40-year old daughter. He moves back into his empty house where Mathilde, his best friend's voluptuous wife who he's been having a secret affair with for years now, gives him a hand with the housekeeping. But Lucien soon discovers how hard it is to be alone. The only relationship that he truly cares about is that with his sprightly granddaughter Julie. But she will soon leave for Paris to continue her studies. When Lucien meets his new neighbour Sylvia, he is getting more and more intrigued by this interesting woman. Thanks to Sylvia Lucien manages to start a new life. She teaches him new tricks for the household, takes him to the ...

PERSONA NON GRATA

Director: Krzysztof Zanussi
Screenplay: Krzysztof Zanussi
Director of Photography: Edward Klosinski
Cast: Maria Bekker; Andrzej Chyra; Remo Girone; Nikita Mikhalkov; Daniel Olbrychski; Jerzy Stuhr; Zbigniew Zapasiewicz
Country, Year of production:
PL; RUS; I, 2005
Color: Color
Genre: Drama

Victor, the Polish ambassador to Uruguay, is pained by the sudden death of his beloved wife. Visiting his home country, he meets with the Russian Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs, Oleg. They had made friends 20 years earlier when Victor was an activist of the political undergound and Oleg was a young Soviet diplomat in Poland. Their long-time close friendship is burdened with two suspicions. On the one hand, Victor thinks that Oleg could be delegated by his embassy to infiltrate the polish political opposition. On the other hand, Oleg's intimate friendship with Victor's deceased wife suggests that the wife may have betrayed Victor with the charming Russian friend. Victor had recommended his young protégé, Waldemar, to work with the Polish embassy in Uruguay. Waldemar has a beautiful ...

REMBETIKO

Director: Costas Ferris
Screenplay: Costas Ferris; Sotiria Leonardou
Director of Photography: Takis Zervoulakos
Cast: Themis Bazaka; Nikos Dimitratos; Nikos Kalogeropoulos; Sotiria Leonardou; Michalis Maniatis
Country, Year of production:
GR, 1983
Color: Color
Genre: Drama; Music; Biography; History

The story of a group of Rembetes, singers and musicians of the Greek equivalent to the blues, in the early decades of the 20th century, seen through the eyes of a young female singer.

STRUCTURE OF CRYSTAL, THE [STRUKTURA KRYSZTALU]

Director: Krzysztof Zanussi
Screenplay: Krzysztof Zanussi
Director of Photography: Stefan Matyjaszkiewicz
Cast: Wladyslaw Jarema; Jan Myslowicz; Barbara Wrzesinska; Andrzej Zarnecki
Country, Year of production:
PL, 1969
Color: black/white
Genre: Drama

Jan (Jan Myslowicz), a physicist, works as a meteorologist in a small village. His wife Anna (Barbara Wresinka) is a local teacher. Marek (Andrzej Zarnecki), a promising scientist, Jan´s colleague from the University, pays a visit. He tries to persuade Jan to return to University. Unexpectedly, his suggestions meet with strong resistance. The film is Zanussi´s first full-length feature film and it was considered an exceptionally interesting debut. The film pictures two life strategies. One is to use one´s intellect to the utmost, a thrilling path that leads to wealth and respect, the other is to consciously seek the meaning of existence in refuting everything. By rejecting all amenities of civilisation, Jan gets immersed in a simple, biological life, and submits to the passing of time ...

SUPPLEMENT, THE [SUPLEMENT]

Director: Krzysztof Zanussi
Screenplay: Krzysztof Zanussi
Director of Photography: Edward Klosinski
Cast: Szymon Bobrowski; Tadeusz Bradecki; Agata Buzek; Aleksander Fabisiak; Monika Krzywkowska; Teresa Marczewska; Pawel Okraska; Karol Urbanski; Zbigniew Zapasiewicz
Country, Year of production:
PL, 2002
Color: Color
Genre: Drama

"Supplement" is a love story of a young couple. He is torn in half for fear of sinking into the common run or rat race for the money. He even contemplates joining a monastic state to steer clear of the hardships of day-to-day living. She is an university student and makes her living as a wardrobe assistant in filmprojects and fashion shows. She is afraid that she stands in her boyfriend´s way to self-fulfilment. But equally she wonders whether she should not force him to face up to life.

VANISHING, THE [SPOORLOOS]

Director: George Sluizer
Screenplay: Tim Krabbé; George Sluizer
Director of Photography: Toni Kuhn
Cast: Gene Bervoets; Bernard-Pierre Donnadieu; Gwen Eckhaus; Bernadette Le Saché; Johanna ter Steege
Country, Year of production:
NL; F, 1988
Color: Color
Genre: Thriller; Mystery

Saskia and Rex, a young couple from Amsterdam, are driving to the south of France on holiday. Rex likes taking risks and tends to only fill up with gasoline at the last moment. Driving through a long tunnel, Saskia tells about her recurring nightmare - she´s enclosed in a golden egg that files through space eternally. They run out of gas and after a quarrel eventually get to a service station. Raymond Lemorne is to all appearences an ordinary average man. Married, with two daughters, he is funny, sympatethic, a bit clumsy, loyal. One day he saves a drowning girl. His youngest daughter is filled with admiration and regards him as a hero. The question occurs to him whether he would also be capable of doing evil. He becomes obsessed with this idea to the point of having to prove it to ...

WINTER'S END

Director: Patrick Kenny
Screenplay: Al Kenny
Director of Photography: Robert Donald
Cast: Jillian Bradbury; Michael Crowley; Adam Goodwin; Donie Ryan; Paul Whyte
Country, Year of production:
IRL, 2005
Color: Color
Genre: Thriller

WINTER'S END tells the story of Amy Rose who lives on a isolated farm with her two brothers. Sean who is 19 years old with the mental capacity of a 10-year-old boy and Henry, the tyrannical older brother whose obsessive violent pursuit of an heir to the farm forces Amy to make choices she spent her whole life avoiding. Our story begins when Henry allows cars to park in his fields when the annual big open-air concert is held. This provides an ideal opportunity for him to pick his unsuspecting victim and lure him to his remote farmhouse. Once there, the young man, Jack Davis, is overpowered and held against his will in chains, completely unaware of Henry's insane plan to force him to marry Amy, to get her pregnant with an "heir to the farm" and then to murder him. Amy, reluctant to ...

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