Petr Vaclav’s documentary Pani Le Murie depicts the last survivor of an aristocratic family who refused to bow to Communism.
Badly scarred in a childhood accident, Violet boards a bus in North Carolina on a pilgrimage to Oklahoma to visit a TV preacher, the one that heals. On the bus, she meets two soldiers on their way to Fort Smith.
While unearthing an icon of the Holy Madonna in her small apartment, an elderly Greek woman sighs that she is in the inevitable winter of her life. She studies a textbook of the French language, which she used to have a thorough command of, but unfortunately let slide. She hardly reads anymore, either, which she thinks rather stupid of herself. Her window on the world is her television, which she briskly comments on. The bleach-blond anchor woman is very sharp, but her favourite is newsreader Niko. The Box is a reflection in miniature format about old age and one-way communication in our media-dominated society.
A documentary on youth gang violence in Los Angeles and the special police detail which is designated to fight it.
Pollet provides an insight into life on the leper colony of Spinalonga, an island off Crete, through the eyes of Raimondakis, who tells the story of his life to the camera after having been excluded from his community to spend years of his life on the island with his fellow sufferers. Themes addressed include love, community, companionship and death and the importance of these values to all people whatever their state of health.
Presented as loosely autobiographical, Hold Me While I’m Naked centres on the tribulations of an independent filmmaker, frustrated at every turn as he tries to make a film that pretends to artistic merit.
A short documentary made in 1963 by Jerzy Bossak and Wacław Kaźmierczak featuring unique archival footage of the Jewish Ghetto of Warsaw. The Warsaw Ghetto (pol. “Getto Warszawskie” ) was the largest of all Jewish Ghettos in Nazi-occupied Europe during World From there, about 254,000 Ghetto residents were sent to Treblinka extermination camp during the three months of summer 1942.
A very Parisian night. Paul plans to strangle Colette because she doesn’t inspire him a single, damn camera shot. Early in the morning, he takes flight because the future is for those who get up early. Was it too late? It’s too early to say.