Tag: 2000s

September 11, 2023 / Comedy

Zaza is a good-looking and intelligent Israeli man in his thirties, but despite his family’s wishes he is still a bachelor. His relatives, holding fast to the traditions of their Georgian Jewish heritage, try to arrange a marriage for him by setting him up with a series of eligible young virgins. Zaza, however, is secretly in love with Judith, an opinionated divorcee with a young daughter. As Zaza struggles to decide between tradition and love, Late Marriage manages to become comic, emotional, and erotic all at once, while constantly maintaining respect for both sides of the debate. 

July 26, 2023 / Drama

The story of three friends who grew up in the same tough neighborhood and chose three very different paths. Joey became a cop, Frank became a priest, and Bobby went into the family business. No matter what happened, their loyalty was always to each other… until their friendship was given the ultimate test. Philly Russo, a father figure to the three friends, turns out not to be the man they once thought he was.

July 26, 2023 / Drama

From legendary director Felipe Cazals, a historical drama of the last days of General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna. Despite defeating the Texans of the Alamo, he lost the war of Texas Independence and gave away half of Mexico (including Texas, New Mexico, and Oregon). Exiled from his homeland, he is allowed to return only a few years before dying in 1976. At the end of his life, he still clings to illusions of regaining his former glory and popularity.

July 26, 2023 / Drama

In New York City’s Flatiron District, Lucky, newly arrived from Ghana, hocks fake designer products out of back rooms with his partner, Levon. Modestly successful in their gray market endeavors, the duo are satisfied. Lucky’s cheerful life takes an unexpected turn, however, when his toddler son comes to live with him. Now, burdened with the responsibility of fathering a child, Lucky must readapt to the pressures of life as a petty criminal.

July 24, 2023 / Documentary

In 1974 the film Emmanuelle redefined the adult movie, with the British Board of Film Certification chairman James Ferman describing it as making “sex respectable in cinema”. With an X certificate it made a star of actress Sylvia Kristel and launched one of the most successful film franchises of all time. In the programme film-maker Alex Cox reviews the controversy, the censorship, and the way that Emmanuelle altered what was acceptable for film-makers to show on screen.

July 24, 2023 / Drama

Anna, a woman in her fifties, has just moved into her seaside new house somewhere in Brittany. The place is still cluttered with boxes out of which ghosts appear that start tormenting her. Anna has lived many lives: she has been married three times and has had three daughters from three different men. Quite logically life has not been easy for Anna and for her offspring, Fanny, Camille and Lilli. All those who counted for her, dead or undead, have moved with her into her new house and assail her with reproaches, regrets and accusations. Will Anna manage to escape them and be able start a new life?

July 9, 2023 / Short

A car drives through the streets and tunnels of New York City. On board, four teenagers talk, play, and flirt. An innocent joyride amongst friends? Right away the viewer understands that this is not just simple fun as the drugs get in the way.

July 9, 2023 / Short

An encounter between a man and his upstairs neighbor. In between shots of whiskey and lines of coke, a young man tries to learn some lines for his audition the next morning when he hears sounds of lovemaking from the floor above. A few knocks of the broom against the ceiling to calm things down and then the neighbor comes knocking at the door. They finally meet. Will it lead to neighborly conflict?