Month: June 2021

June 24, 2021 / Arthouse
June 24, 2021 / Short
June 24, 2021 / Short

A truly major work, I Don’t Know observes the relationship between a lesbian and a transgender person who prefers to be identified somewhere in between male and female, in an expression of personal ambiguity suggested by the film’s title. This nonfiction film—an unusual, partly staged work of semi-verité—is the first of Spheeris’s films to fully embrace what would become her characteristic documentary style: probing, intimate, uncompromising.

June 24, 2021 / Documentary
June 24, 2021 / Drama

Hanna Amon and her brother Thomas live on an estate they’ve inherited from their parents. Local veterinarian Brunner loves Hanna from afar, and Thomas is in love with the daughter of the local mayor. Love, however, doesn’t always mean happiness, as both Hanna and Thomas are soon to find out.

June 24, 2021 / Comedy

When man-about-town Saheiji finds himself unable to pay for a bill at a brothel, he is forced to remain there to work off his debt. However he finds his wit and resourcefulness enable him to turn this situation to his advantage, as he interacts with a whole range of characters, from rivalling courtesans to political activists.

June 24, 2021 / Drama

Red Cross volunteer Lee Ashley arrives in New Caledonia in 1943, hoping to find out details about the death of her husband on Guadalcanal. Initially reluctant to involve herself in nursing responsibilities, Lee is galvanized by leader Kate Connors. Although courted by an old friend, Lee falls for the roguish Lt. Col. Colin Black, despite his harsh manner. The pair become involved — until Colin’s carelessness proves to have lasting ramifications.

June 24, 2021 / Animation

An animated story derived from a Chinese folk tale. Follows the magical journey of a sister and brother as they travel with their grandmother to a mystical world. In this world, they confront a talking frog, a fierce dragon, a wicked witch, etc. Protecting them during their travels is a bright, white pearl that possesses extraordinary powers.