A film by Jacob Kornbluth
With Robert Reich as our guide, the feature film INEQUALITY FOR ALL explores the causes and consequences of the widening income gap in America and asks what it means to the future of our economy and our nation.
A film by E.L. Katz
Recently fired and facing eviction, the married father of a newborn has his life turned upside down when he meets a wealthy couple who offer a path to financial security...but at a price.
A film by Olivier Jean-Marie
Ever since the world was born, two forces have been locked in perpetual battle. Their struggle is so Manichean, so ferocious, so Herculean that it makes the clash between good and evil look like a game of checkers! This ancestral duel is so ancient and so merciless that it can only be...Oggy against the Cockroaches!
A film by Eytan Fox
A group of friends in a Tel Aviv suburb get together to watch Universong, a Eurovision-like television song contest. They'd all like to forget the stress of their daily lives. Yael is a former beauty queen who is unfulfilled by her job as a corporate lawyer; Dana is a stressed-out aide to a cabinet minister and timidly tries to please her traditional father; Anat , has a successful bakery but an unsuccessful marriage; Keren is a shy blogger; Efrat is a frustrated singer- songwriter whose career has stalled; and Ofer is a nursery-school teacher who is upset that his boyfriend, a spokes-model for his family's famous brand of hummus, is still in the closet and won't publicly acknowledge their romance. When the night of the Universong final rolls around, they gather to watch and are depressed by the lifelessness of the Israeli entry, a parody of many recent offerings, a flashy, grating song about "amour." After they realize that Anat is distraught over the crisis in her marriage, they compose a song to cheer her up. As a lark, Ofer enters their cellphone video of it in next year's contest, and it becomes Israel's entry.
A film by Leos Carax
Leos Carax's (Pola X, Lovers on the Bridge) brilliant feature debut follows the relationship of an aspiring filmmaker (Denis Lavant), who has just been left by his lover and a suicidal young woman (Mireille Perrier), who is also reeling from a failed romance.
In Paris in the near future. Aging thieves Marc and Hans owe money to a tough American woman who gives them two weeks to pay. They scheme to steal and sell a new serum for a disease that's killing lovers, but they need someone with quick steady hands. They recruit Alex, a disaffected youth who's breaking up with Lise, his 16-year-old girlfriend. In the few days before the theft, Alex becomes enchanted with Anna, Marc's young mistress. They talk, they play, they sing, but she's in love with Marc. Lise hasn't given up on Alex either, and she comes to Paris on the day of the theft. There are double crosses, a daring rescue, and, for Alex, a waiting plane. Will he make it?
A film by Emir Baigazin
Aslan, a 13-year-old boy living with his grandma, is a student in a high crime rate village school in Kazakhstan.Corruption and violence conflict drastically with his obsession for perfectionism. Aslan sees all the evil in the school gang leader Bolat, who humiliates him in front of all his classmates and extorts money to all the kids, beating them up severely.Out of good motives to rid his school of crime, Aslan decides to take action against Bolat...
A film by Nanouk Leopold
Helmer, a single farmer in his fifties, lives with his aged, bedridden father in the Dutch countryside. His working days are marked by the visits of milk collector Johan, a man of his own age for whom Helmer holds a secret fascination. One day Helmer decides to renovate the house, buying himself a new double bed and moving his father upstairs. His life gains even more momentum, when adolescent farmhand Henk comes to help him out
A film by Jonathan Gurfinkel
Gili is a teenager who decides to change schools. She is determined to improve her lame social status. Over the course of a few weeks she hooks up with several different boys, all from her new school. Their encounters get more and more sexual, each time exploring their limits a little further. The boys are eager to take what is so generously offered, and Gili is thrilled with the attention. Just as Gili is trapped in the zone where it's not certain if she is giving her consent to what is happening or not, the viewer too feels trapped in the same zone, feeling for certain that something terrible is happening, but unable to pin point exactly when, and what...
A film by Emmanuel Klotz, Albert Pereira-Lazaro
Anyone who works on the dull school paper at Emile Zola junior high - run by a group of 7th graders - is reputed to be a total loser. So when Albert and JM, two lowlives, are punished by the school principal and forced to join the journalism workshop as a lesson in civics, it's total humiliation. However, once they've gotten past the cultural shock, the good students and lowlives are quick to join forces around what they agree to be a "pure idea:" transforming their newspaper into a website focused on the private life of their teachers. A " People Magazine " about their junior high. Eager for glory and recognition, Albert the editor-in-chief is ready to unravel all the adults' secrets. Even if it means searching through their trash! Along with Jean-Mohamed - secretly in love with Sissi - , Juju the insider - she's a teacher's daughter- and their mascott Little Mousse - the squad's computer geek -, they launch themselves into secret and hair-raising investigations. And their path will lead them to make the most improbable and unlikely discoveries: hairy bikers and bicycle chases; quarrelsome bullies; crazy clubs; improbable showers; teachers right on their tracks, painful cactus stings, and traumatized parents. Taking the adult's amusing inconsistencies head on, they' re ready to go far... but... how far exactly?
Special presentation of teasers and promo reels of
new and upcoming films: THE NEW GIRLFRIEND a film by François Ozon, TOKYO FIANCEE a film by Stefan Liberski, CHUBBY a film by Bruno Deville, HOUSEBOUND a film by Gerard Johnstone, MAGICAL GIRL a film by Carlos Vermut, MAY ALLAH BLESS FRANCE! a film by Abd Al Malik, THE CLEARSTREAM AFFAIR a film by Vincent Garenq, MARVEL RENAISSANCE a film by Philippe Guedj & Philippe Roure, GOODNIGHT MOMMY a film by Veronika Franz & Severin Fiala, 40-LOVE a film by Stéphane Demoustier, WOLFY - THE INCREDIBLE SECRET (U.S. dubbed version) a film by Grégoire Solotareff & Eric Omond, THE SUMMER OF SANGAILE a film by Alanté Kavaïté, THE MAN FROM ORAN a film by Lyes Salem, LAST CAB TO DARWIN a film by Jeremy Sims
A film by Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi
A woman meets a man. Her dreams resurface.It's also the story of her ailing brother, their mother, and the destiny of a leading family of wealthy Italian industrialists. The story of a family falling apart, a world coming to an end, and love beginning.
A film by Katell Quillévéré
The story of Suzanne and her family's destiny. The ties that bind them, keep them together, and the love she pursues... to the point of leaving everything behind.
A film by Fabio Grassadonia , Antonio Piazza
A henchman for the Sicilian Mafia, Salvo is solitary, cold and ruthless. When he sneaks into a house to eliminate someone from a rival Mafia clan, he discovers Rita, a young blind girl who powerlessly stands by while her brother is assassinated. When Salvo decides to spare her life, something extraordinary happens. From then on, these two beings - both haunted by the world they belong to - are linked together forever.
A film by Hiner Saleem
After the fall of Saddam Hussein, Baran, a Kurdish independence war hero, resolves to accept a position in a godforsaken village at the borders of Iran and Turkey, an illegal trafficking Eldorado .There he meets Govend, a beautiful young woman who has come to work as the teacher in the newly-opened school despite her twelve brothers' hostility to the idea.
A film by Rithy Panh
For many years, I have been looking for the missing picture: a photograph taken between 1975 and 1979 by the Khmer Rouge when they ruled over Cambodia... On its own, of course, an image cannot prove mass murder, but it gives us cause for thought, prompts us to meditate, to record History. I searched for it vainly in the archives, in old papers, in the country villages of Cambodia.Today I know: this image must be missing. I was not really looking for it; would it not be obscene and insignificant?So I created it.What I give you today is neither the picture nor the search for a unique image, but the picture of a quest: the quest that cinema allows.