Films that originate from different cultures around the world.
A Five Star Life Film Review
Irene Lorenzi stays in the world's most luxurious hotels, and gets paid to do so. But as Irene approaches middle-age, she begins to question what true luxury and freedom entail. "A Five Star Life" is directed by Maria Sole Tognazzi.
A Hijacking Film Review
Mikkel, a husband and father, is a cook on the ship MV Rozen when it is hijacked by Somali pirates. Peter Ludvigsen, the company CEO, must decide how much to pay for the ship and its crew. "A Hijacking" is a tense psychological drama written and directed by Tobias Lindholm.
Abuse of Weakness Film Review
Why would an intelligent woman submit to the machinations of an admitted con man and thief? "Abuse of Weakness", written and directed by Catherine Breillat, explores this question and is based on the director's own experience.
Balcony on the Sea Film Review
Before making "The Artist", Jean Dujardin starred in Nicole Garcia's evocative film "Balcony on the Sea." Using France's colonial history in Algeria as a backdrop, this film is an unusual love story with political overtones.
Elena Film Review
Elena's love for her son is blind and fierce. Her husband misjudges the depth of her devotion and pays the price. "Elena" is an Andrey Zvyagintsev film.
Leviathan Film Review
The story of Kolya, a man who is fighting the town mayor's attempt to confiscate his land and property,is a tragedy and a tale with a social conscience. "Leviathan" was a 2015 Academy Award nominee in the best foreign language film category.
Love Crime Review
British actress Kristin Scott Thomas takes a bite out of a juicy role in the French drama, Love Crime. Veteran director Alain Corneau‘s taut thriller centers on vicious office politics with Thomas' portrayal of Christine, a cunning executive out to use, ruin and maybe kill her assistant.
Shun Li and the Poet Film Review
"Shun Li and the Poet" is a beautiful film set in an Italian fishing village. Shun Li, a Chinese immigrant, develops a friendship with a widowed fisherman that has dangerous consequences for them both.
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An elderly man who defies his son by refusing to live in a nursing home and a young woman who cannot stop mourning the death of her first child form a unique bond. "The Little Bedroom" is the debut feature film from Stephanie Chuat and Veronique Reymond.
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