Extremely controlled and somewhat austere, Akerman’s contribution to the landmark television series Tous les garçons et les filles de leur âge holds true to its title as it hews closely to its moody protagonist, Michèle, a headstrong high schooler and aspiring writer who confesses that her exterior “joie de vivre” masks her inner suffering. Deciding to abandon her studies and her family, she naturally heads to the cinema, where she meets a handsome French deserter from a hoity family. For the rest of the day they meander through the streets of Brussels, oscillating between desire and despair.
Tom Maranta has been a ‘bouncer’ for years, but he has decided to give the toughs, pushers, pimps and prostitutes the flick. As he makes that decision, Pharoah, his bitter enemy, is released from prison for stabbing him in a bloody and vicious street fight three years earlier. After three years of sleepless nights and haunting nightmares, Tom realises a showdown is inevitable and he enlists the help of a friend and together they are confronted by Pharoah and his army.
Set in 1970, during the Soccer World Cup and the parliamentary elections, this drama centers on two men who love soccer and, unfortunately, the same woman. This quirky trio will embark on an epic journey through the Pennines.
A man’s strange obsession with dirt starts as a childhood game, but eventually manifests itself on a most surreal level. The dark humor, expressionistic images create an allegory for individuality and self-sufficiency, in this off-beat ecological parable.
Humorous and sublime, the ultimate Xerox fetish film. All of the film’s images were created solely by using the photographic capabilities of a photocopying machine to generate sequential pictures of hands, faces, and other body parts.
Two young people, both with troubled backgrounds, come to Surakarta to become students of Waluyo, a master of traditional Javanese arts. The boy, Ilalang, wants to write music but seems trapped in memories of childhood traumas, the girl, Bulan (Moon), is simply trying to find herself.
Beauty queens, ghosts, and wife-swapping. Starring musician Eddie Money, WONDERLAND takes a humorous look at suburbia and America’s first mass-produced “cookie-cutter” community in Levittown, New York.
As the years go by, a woman finds herself trapped in her marriage, and asks for a divorce from her husband. Twelve years later, she discovers that her ex-husband is her best friend.