Franco’s Spain. During the sixties, a family of peasants lived miserably in a farmhouse in Extremadura under the rule of the landowner. Their life is renunciation, sacrifice, and obedience. Their destiny is marked, unless some unforeseen event allows them to break their chains. Adaptation of the homonymous novel by Miguel Delibes.
A teenage girl, Jessica, befriends a teenage boy called Tom, who is bullied by a local gang. She is abused by Jack, who is both her neighbour and school teacher, and Tom is sexually abused by his father. Together they bond in the woods, creating a private reality that no-one else can enter.
This expansive Greek drama follows a troupe of theater actors as they perform around their country during World War II. While the production that they put on is entitled “Golfo the Shepherdess,” the thespians end up echoing scenes from classic Greek tales in their own lives, as Elektra plots revenge on her mother for the death of her father, and seeks help from her brother, Orestes, a young anti-fascist rebel.
After an attack on the Third Reich guard, the Nazi repression intensifies, and the organized sabotage of the Czechoslovak resistance in an airplane factory leads to Gestapo shootings. Now factory worker Petr Lom must make a choice: Is he prepared to sacrifice his life to save his co-workers?
Haneke depicts the emotional story of an adulterous relationship between a journalist and a teacher. The film poignantly explores the difficult dynamics between people who love one another but still can’t keep from hurting one another. Variation has been described by its director as being closer to John Cassavetes than to Hollywood melodrama.
Two young people, both with troubled backgrounds, come to Surakarta to become students of Waluyo, a master of traditional Javanese arts. The boy, Ilalang, wants to write music but seems trapped in memories of childhood traumas, the girl, Bulan (Moon), is simply trying to find herself.
In the heart of London in 1968, the Beat generation of Ginsberg, the Black Panthers and the pop counterculture, three young English men, horrified by the photos of a wounded Vietnamese child, try to understand the spiral of violence of the Vietnam War and to overcome the feeling it gives them. Through songs, testimonies, and public demonstrations, Peter Brook signs one of his greatest works: A satirical film with devastating irony about the absurdity of war.
A retired general, whose request for active duty is turned down, finds his own way into action by providing shelter for evacuees during World War II. Based on James Ronald’s novel “Medal for the General.”