Reminiscences by friends and colleagues who populated the universe of Raúl Ruiz. This light-footed documentary offers three keys to unlock Ruiz’s enormous film oeuvre; poetry, science and his youth form the basis for his unique vision of the world. Screens in combination with two short films by Ruiz, who died in 2011.
On certain Adavus: the basic steps in Bharatanatyam. The first part covers Tatta Adavu, Natta Adavu, Visharu Adavu , Tatti Metti Adavu and Teermanam Adavu.
Based on a short story by Seichi Matsumoto from 1956 and remake from the 1957 movie of the same name, the story is about an actor who has the opportunity to become a success but 9 years earlier, he had killed a woman with whom he was involved and there was an eyewitness to the murder.
Picture dramas included with the first and third limited edition DVD volumes.
Medieval Europe: Father Christmas is a fading memory, after Christmas hasn't come for several years. A young orphan girl, Ayden, receives a magic crystal from a dying elf, with a warning that the North has lost its magic, and that she alone can save Christmas. Ayden and her orphan friends begin a perilous journey and must escape dragons, goblins, bandits, ogres, and other fantasy creatures as they team up with Airk, the wayward son of Father Christmas, to return a stolen Christmas orb to the North. When Santa's magic cannot overpower the growing Snarl (an evil forest with tentacle branches), Ayden and Airk must deliver Christmas on a sleigh pulled by a young dragon, fulfilling Christmas wishes for children to restore Santa's magic and save Christmas.
A young newspaper writer returns to her hometown in the English countryside, where her childhood home is being prepped for sale.
A Story of two love triangles...
Jed, an airline pilot, is resting in a hotel when he notices Nell, a young woman babysitting for a wealthy couple. As Jed gets to know Nell better he realises that the woman is not as stable as perhaps she should be. A unique thriller featuring a rare dramatic performance from Monroe, illustrating a broader range than most people might expect..
Pinku from 1974.
Fernando Lugo, the bishop of the poor, won the 2008 presidential elections in Paraguay. After 61 years of hegemony by the Colorado Party and by the dictator Stroessner, this unexpected victory came as a political miracle. But politics is not for saints and the dream turns into a nightmare. Power and Impotence tells the utopia of political change: the adventure of common men accessing power to try and challenge the system from within. In a political thriller settled in stranger-than-fiction Paraguay, we follow their hopes and disappointments from a unique behind-the-scene point of view, until the tragic ending. An uncommon film, an authentic modern Shakespearean drama about power.
After having dropped out of school and given birth at age 16, Mako has little choice but to move in with the baby's deadbeat father. Struggling to make ends meet by working at a bar and in constant conflict with her conservative parents, Mako has to find her way in a harsh world.
Mononoke Hime wa koushite umareta (How Mononoke Hime Was Born), also known as The Making of Mononoke Hime, is a three-tape VHS video boxed set (total length 6 hours 40 minutes) released in Japan at the end of 1997.
Pinku from 1974.
In her “Optical De-dramatization Engine (O.D.E.) applied in 15-hour cycles to Ma-Xu Weibang’s Yeban gesheng (Song at Midnight), 1937″ (2009), her software generates a data composition from rendered images of a Shangai version of Phantom of the Opera (1937) to music by Ma-Xu Weibang (Song at Midnight).
About a man and a woman who make a 'one-night' coupon book after they both get dumped.
An 1895 British short black and white silent comedy film featuring two drunken men and a boy squabbling in a small bar.
In The Beckoning Silence, Joe Simpson, whose amazing battle for survival featured in the multi-award winning "Touching the Void", travels to the treacherous North Face of the Eiger to tell the story of one of mountaineering's most epic tragedies. As a child, it was this story and that of one of the climbers in particular, that first captured Simpson's imagination and inspired him to take up mountaineering.
Claudette Colbert plays Prudence Webb, who arrives in the wide-open town of Fort Ralston, Texas, to assume control of her late father's newspaper. Her first major print crusade is aimed at gambler Chris Mooney (Barry Sullivan), whom Prudence holds responsible for her dad's suicide. She then takes aim at a couple of crooked cattle barons (Ray Collins and Walter Sande), who'd like nothing better than to put Prudence out of the way for keeps.
A fire breaks out on a boat and a couple of entertainers are told by the captain to try distract the passengers so not a panic breaks out while the crew tries to get control over the situation.
Film by Wolfgang Neff.