Aging middleweight boxer Steve Landry (Kassovitz) is nearing the end of an undistinguished career. His 49 bouts include 33 losses, and he has promised his wife he will quit after the fiftieth. Unable to afford a piano for his talented daughter, Steve takes on an...
Critic and documentarian Mark Cousins uses the discovery of a trove of unseen paintings and sketches by Orson Welles as the backbone for a journey through Welles’s life and filmography. Cousins begins with Welles’s time as a drawing student at the School of the...
This fact-based tale is set in the aftermath of the 1918 Finnish Civil War, when the Soviet- backed Reds were defeated by German-backed Whites. Thespian Tolvo Parikka (Suosalo), the self-styled "funniest man in Finland," finds himself in a German-run concentration...
Animation dovetails powerfully with live-action footage in this personal chronicle of Polish journalist Ryszard Kapuscinski’s 1975 Angolan civil war experiences, in a film of unsettling immediacy that critics have compared with WALTZ WITH BASHIR. With the stark...
The moral and philosophical puzzles that have long characterized the work of Zanussi (A YEAR OF THE QUIET SUN) abound in this dark historical tale with a zinger of a Faustian twist. A doctor experimenting with the new drug ether inadvertently kills a young woman...
After capturing his dysfunctional family in art exhibitions, documentaries, and photo books, acclaimed artist Richard Billingham makes his narrative feature debut with this autobiographical look at life on the dole in Thatcher-era England. Billingham's father Ray...
Director Voulgaris (LITTLE ENGLAND, BRIDES) makes a stunning return to form with this powerfully evocative drama based on the May 1944 execution of 200 Greek partisans by a Nazi occupying force in retaliation for the Resistance killing of a Nazi governor and his...
This intriguing first feature interweaves three storylines--in order of appearance, The Ex-Wife, The Wife, and The Girlfriend. Ex-wife Vera struggles to raise two children on a meager income. Wife and new mother Anna suffers her husband's flirtations. Girlfriend...