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I, Don Giovanni

I, Don Giovanni

(M) Dir. Carlos Saura, Italy/Spain, 2009. 122 min | Drama, History
A drama based on the life of 18th century Italian lyricist Lorenzo da Ponte, who collaborated with Mozart on his Don Giovanni opera. Featuring sumptuous period sets and stunning musical arrangements.

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Peaceful Times

Peaceful Times

(PG) Dir. Neele Leana Vollmar, Germany, 2008. 94 min | Comedy, Drama
A charming and humorous family drama that follows a family in post-war Germany in the 1960s. Peaceful times in the West can start at last, if only Irene could manage to shake off the past. She is homesick for East Germany, mistrustful of the cease fire, and distraught about her husband’s other women. Her children decide to take matters in their own hands to try and make their mother happy.

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Sister Smile

Sister Smile

(PG) Dir. Stijn Coninx, France/Belgium 2009. 119 min | Drama, Biography
Cécile de France (Orchestra Seats, The Singer) stars in the true story of Belgian nun Jeannine Deckers, international 60s pop icon Soeur Sourire, or The Singing Nun. Her controversial life story largely depicts her painful struggle between the church, her family and her true self.

Noodle

Noodle

(PG) Dir. Ayelet Menahemi, Israel, 2008. 97 min | Drama
A twice-widowed flight attendants existence is suddenly turned upside down by an abandoned Chinese boy. A touching comic-drama in which two human beings as different from each other as Tel Aviv is from Beijing accompany each other on a remarkable journey, one that takes them both back to a meaningful life.

Wendy and Lucy

Wendy and Lucy

(M) Dir. Kelly Reichardt, USA, 2008. 80 min | Drama
By the acclaimed director of Meeks Cutoff and Old Joy (Sundance, Best Film Rotterdam Tiger competition). A woman’s life is derailed en route to a potentially lucrative summer job. When her car breaks down, and her dog is taken to the pound, the thin fabric of Wendy’s financial situation comes apart, and she is led through a series of increasingly dire economic decisions. Starring Michelle Williams.

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Inside Paris

Inside Paris

(M) Dir. Christophe Honor, France, 2006. 92 min | Drama, Romance
Directors’ Fortnight Cannes Film Festival 2006. After breaking up with his long-time girlfriend, Paul returns to his father’s home in Paris. Depressed and lethargic, he remains housebound whilst his younger brother walks the streets of Paris, Antoine Doinel style, chatting up girls. But what this apparent lightness conceals is a deep wound.

Black Ice

Black Ice

(MA) Dir. Petri Kotwica, Finland, 2008. 107 min | Drama, Thriller
Set in Finland during the icy months of winter, Black Ice is a tale of passion, betrayal and vengeance. A middle aged woman, her cheating husband and his young mistress are sucked into a thundering inferno of jealousy and rage that will leave each of them scarred.

Transylvania

Transylvania

(M) Dir. Tony Gatlif, France, 2006. 103 min | Drama
A young woman, Zingarina, travels to Transylvania, in the heart of Romania, in search of her lover, the father of her unborn child. Searching amongst the Romany Gypsy community where music is a central part of life. Transylvania, starring Asia Argento, Amira Casar and Birol Unel, closed the 2006 Cannes Film Festival.

Darwin’s Nightmare

Darwin’s Nightmare

(M) Dir. Hubert Sauper, France/Austria/Belgium, 2004. 111 min | Documentary
Winner Best Documentary, 2004 European Film Awards and Nominee Best Documentary Academy Award
Some time in the 1960’s, in the heart of Africa, a new animal was introduced into Lake Victoria as a little scientific experiment. The Nile Perch, a voracious predator, extinguished almost the entire stock of the native fish species. However, the new fish multiplied so fast, that its white fillets are today exported all around the world. This documentary is captivating with fascinating subject matter.

Heading South

Heading South

(M) Dir. Laurent Cantet, France/Canada, 2005. 108 min | Drama
On the sun-drenched island of Haiti at the end of the 1970s, tourists idle away their vacations in the palm-fringed paradise of the beach hotels. Three North American women, converge on the island looking for flirtation, relaxation and respite from their mundane jobs and marriages. Starring Charlotte Rampling.

Exils

Exils

(M) Dir. Tony Gatlif, France, 2004. 103 min | Adventure, Drama
Winner Best Director Cannes Film Festival 2004. From the director of Latcho Drom, Vengo and Swing. Beginning in Paris and travelling overland through Spain, a young couple make their way to Algeria, the land their parents were forced to leave years before. Great music, as in all Gatlif films. Stars Romain Duris and Lubna Azabal.

Lilya 4-Ever

Lilya 4-Ever

(MA) Dir. Lukas Moodysson, Sweden, 2002. 109 min | Drama
The third feature from Lukas Moodysson (Show Me Love), tells the story of 16-year-old Russian teenager, Lilya, who, after a series of betrayals from those closest to her, begins to feel hope again when she meets Pavel, a young man who takes her on dates and promises her a better life in Sweden.

The Last Trapper

The Last Trapper

(G) Dir. Nicolas Vanier, Canada/France, 2004. 100 min | Documentary
A mix of documentary and fiction this poetic ode to ecology and the protection of the environment follows the life of Norman Winther and his wife who live in complete isolation the Yukon (Canada) hunting grizzlies and wolves. The changing seasons, relationship with their much relied upon huskies and the sometimes perilous conditions form a dramatic and engaging narrative.

The Page Turner

The Page Turner

(PG) Dir. Denis Dercourt, France, 2006. 85 min | Drama, Thriller
Un Certain Regard, 2006 Cannes Film Festival. A tight emotional thriller about a young woman taking carefully planned revenge on a woman she believes ruined her potential musical career years before. Understated and beautifully acted and scored.

Tibet: A Buddhist Trilogy

Tibet: A Buddhist Trilogy

(PG) Dir. Graham Coleman, UK, 1979 & 2005. 134 min | Documentary
Available on Digibeta, Betacam and DVD formats only.
Stunning cinematography, unprecedented access and informed direction take us on an intimate journey deep into the heart of the ancient Buddhist culture of Tibet. A classic work filmed on location in India, Nepal and Ladakh over 25 years ago it has recently been digitally re-mastered and edited into a spellbinding introduction to Tibetan Buddhism.

Yes

Yes

(M) Dir. Sally Potter, UK/USA, 2004. 100 min | Drama, Romance
Follows a passionate love affair between an American woman and a Middle-Eastern man in which they confront some of the greatest conflicts of our generation religious, political and sexual.