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February 20, 2019 / Film Noir
February 20, 2019 / Drama

An old man has settled in Kenya, in a remote cabin, with his adult granddaughter and several of her “animal friends”. They live an idyllic life amongst the wildlife, unseen by all except a tribe of nomads, with whom they trade. But when a plane crashes in the nearby forest and its lone passenger is left an amnesiac, he stumbles into their lives and sets in motion a chain of unexpected events.

February 20, 2019 / Silent

A country girl goes to live as with her very unpleasant Texas family, where she’s forced to deal with a bad marriage, a villainous ex-lover, murder — and the maddening, never-ceasing desert wind. Deliberately paced, highly symbolic melodrama shot on location in the Mojave Desert.

February 20, 2019 / Foreign

Diego is one of the chief of the spanish Communist Party. He is travelling back to Paris (where he lives) from a mission in Madrid. He is arrested at the border for an identity check but manages to go free thanks to Nadine, the daughter of the man whose passport is used by him. When he arrives in Paris, he starts searching one of his comrades, Juan, to prevent him from going to Madrid where he could be arrested by Franco’s police…

February 20, 2019 / Drama

Maj. Robert Lawson, a lawyer working in Germany as part of the American Army’s tribunal for prosecuting Nazi war criminals, successfully convicts Gen. Otto Stigman of war crimes. Defense witness Themis DeLisle, whose French Resistance father’s life was saved by Stigman, insists the German officer is innocent. Despite pressure from his superiors, Lawson decides to reopen his investigation, uncovering evidence that may clear Stiegman.

February 19, 2019 / Documentary

On 31 January 1977, the Centre George Pompidou opened its doors to the public in Paris. Three months later, on 6 May, Roberto Rossellini wrapped up the editing of a 54-minute film that testified to the public’s response to the project. The great Neo-Realist filmmaker was proposed by Jacques Grandclaude, spreadhead of the Communauté de Cinéma, to the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs to celebrate the opening of the building designed by Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers.

February 18, 2019 / Foreign

In 1937 Shanghai, a soon-to-depart soldier meets a young woman under a bridge during a Japanese air raid. They vow to meet after the war ends, but they don’t each other’s name or face. Ten years later, the young woman, a nightclub singer, takes in a naive girl fresh from the country. The country girl falls in love with the would-be song-writer upstairs who, unbeknownst to the singer, is none other than the soldier from the bridge.

February 18, 2019 / Comedy

Joe Gower’s job is skating through library shelves, fetching books. A police officer and friend of his is chosen to participate in a charity dance performance. Gower agrees to take his place in the show by posing as a police officer. He falls for a female officer in the show, and gets into various scrapes with fellow cops and also crooks, and he dances.