Cyber Palestine is a parable about a modern-day Mary and Joseph, two Palestinian returnees living in Gaza, and their tribulations with the Israeli occupation.
After narrowly escaping death in a violent confrontation, a traumatized young woman flees to the mountains, where she wanders aimlessly for days. She is discovered by a man who helps her regain her strength, and who eventually earns her confidence. Amid this idyllic setting they soon fall in love, but their happiness does not last for long- the police are hunting a young woman accused of murder.
In this re-make of the famous 1974 film the story is retold of humanoid alien twin babies who are found near a mysterious mountain. Accidentally separated, they grow up in the same town not knowing each other exists. Just as they discover their relationship, an unscrupulous local entrepreneur decides to use their supernatural powers to make himself rich. Only the mountain’s mysterious powers can save them.
Krzysztof Kieslowski is the foremost director to have emerged in Poland since Andrzej Wadja. His two most recent features, A Short Film About Killing and A Short Film About Love, shocked Western audiences and critics with their pessimism and brutality. Shot during the final months of communist rule, they are actually two in an extraordinary cycle of films made for Polish television. Each uses one of the Ten Commandments to explore the morality of Polish society; their subjects range from suicide to stamp-collecting, from incest to home computers. Arena talks to Kieslowski about these parables of contemporary life, and his role as a modern-day Moses.
Paul Clark and his children are really down-hearted after the death of Jane, Paul’s wife. He falls in love with the business-woman Mary, a former tennis-player. They decide to live together. That appears to be very difficult. Their characters are totally different, and so are their lifestyles. Mary’s continuously reminded of the deceased Jane.
A profile of singer-dancer-actress Rita Hayworth (1918-87) features rare home movies, film clips and interviews with family, friends and fellow actors, including Jack Lemmon, Kim Novak and Frank Langella.
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.
After growing up on a racetrack and learning all she can about the details of horse racing, 11-year-old Danny wants to find the perfect racing horse for her uncle, Eddie. When she buys Tom Thumb, a purebred horse, she knows that he’s a champion that can launch her uncle’s racing career. But even as Danny and Eddie profit from Tom Thumb’s races, corrupt horse trainers attempt to ruin their chances by any means necessary.