A young teacher, Eva Nygaard, arrives in Greenland from Denmark to surprise her fiance, the Doctor Erik Halsøe, but is crushed to find he has not waited for her and he is about to be married to his assisting nurse. Eva travels to a small fishing village to await the next ship back to Denmark. There she enters into a tense and often confrontational relationship with Jens, a quiet moody Dane who manages a trading company outpost. Meanwhile, Jens is trying to persuade a Greenlander named Pavia to become a company fisherman, despite Pavia’s fear of alienating his fellow villagers and upsetting the spirit, Qivitoq.
Month: April 2020
Three Japanese pilgrims arrive in India. Miss Naruse is looking for Otsu, a Catholic priest, her lover ten years before; after time in France and Israel, he has come to Benares where he carries the bodies of the poor to the crematorium. Her life is empty and, although Otsu was her lover only as a joke, she is now drawn to his spiritual nature. Mr. Isobe searches for a village child who may be the reincarnation of his dead wife. Mr. Yagusi comes to pray for the man who saved his life in World War II, a man haunted for 50 years by the means he used to save his comrade. Pantheism, Buddhism, Hinduism, and Christianity meet on the shores of the Ganges in these characters.
In 1930s Paris, seemingly innocent 18-year-old Violette Nozière spends her nights seducing older men. When her current lover needs money, the troubled Violette plots to murder her dispassionate middle-class parents to help him out.
Chronicle of a Lonely Child, is an indictment of a fascist regime running roughshod over its most vulnerable citizens, its children. Focusing on the bleak life of eleven-year-old bad boy Polin, who’s been abandoned by his family and sent to live in a state-run orphanage, it’s also a moving portrait of the human spirit imprisoned by the chains of well-intentioned fools. Inside the harsh confines of the supposedly beneficial institution, Polin and his fellow inmates must deal with constant physical and psychological abuse by the staff, as well as the natural emotional tensions brought on by their own burgeoning adolescence. But through it all, they manage to keep their hopes alive with optimistic talk of freedom and bold plans of escape.
Young student runs away from a 1984esque dictatorship, lives for a while with a crazy girl in a surrealistic “igloo” in snowy wilderness and then returns with destructive intentions against the oppressive system.
As the Nazis increase their stranglehold in Europe and enter World War II, millions of Jews are senselessly killed. The least likely ally during this time would be a German businessman, especially one who joined the Nazi Party to maintain the status quo. But as this documentary demonstrates, by employing Jews in his factory, Oskar Schindler becomes a hero, saving the lives of hundreds of Jews in Poland and Czechoslovakia from the horrors of ethnic cleansing.
Laurie believes that it’s possible to communicate with plants via telepathy and devotes all her time and love to them. Her plants do warn her of her sister Rilla’s new boyfriend Robert. When Laurie’s found dead on the street under her balcony one morning, Rilla doubts that it was an accident. Only a plant was witness that night, so she tries to find a way to learn the truth from it.
Hailed by Susan Sontag as “the most important experimental filmmaker of his generation,” Medea is the Dutch master’s strident, confrontational take on the Euripides tragedy, performed and adapted for stage by Ganci Geraedts and Josee Ruiter.