Gramsci 44: Between 1926 and 1927, the Italian intellectual and Communist political figure Antonio Gramsci spent 44 days imprisoned on the island of Ustica, off the northern coast of Sicily. Together ...
Tubelight: Tubelight is the story of a man\'s unshakable faith in himself and the love for his family.
Remembering the Man: At a prestigious Catholic boys school in Melbourne in the seventies, Tim Conigrave and John Caleo fell madly in love. Their passionate, tempestuous, operatic romance lasted for sixteen ...
The Night Riders: Talbot uses a phony land grant to rule thirteen million acres, taxing everyone heavily and evicting those who won\'t pay. The Three Mesquiteers becomes mysterious \"night riders\" to fight ...
Genghis The Legend of the Ten: A little known fact is that Chinggis Khaan, better known as Genghis Khan, would collect orphans from his bloody battlefields and have his own mother raise them. These adopted brothers grew up to become his most loyal officials and advisers. Khaan organised his Mongol soldiers into groups according to the decimal system. Soldiers were arranged in units of 10 (\"aravt\"), 100 (\"zuut\"), 1,000 (\"minghan\") and 10,000 (\"tumen\"). Each unit had an appointed leader reporting to a larger unit. A 10-person \"aravt\" unit is ordered by Khaan to locate a skilled doctor who lives in a forest. En route, they discover an abandoned baby. He is in fact the child of an enemy warrior who gives pursuit, even though they have saved the child\'s life. Whilst protecting the child from attacks from enemy soldiers, the members of the \"aravt\" must also complete their mission. Through their actions, they demonstrate the benevolence and bravery of Mongol warriors as the final battle closes in.
The Crown Prince: A retelling of the tragic love affair between Austrian Archduke Rudolf and Baroness Mary Vetsera.
Fong Sai Yuk juk jaap: The Cantonese hero Fong Sai Yuk becomes involved in the secret brotherhood \"The Red Flower\", who are trying to overthrow the Manchurian emperor and re-establishing the Ming dynasty. The social upheaval is combined with Sai Yuk\'s personal moral conflict about how to conform to the rigid regime of the brotherhood and on top of that sort out his difficult love life, saddled with two presumptive wives.
Northmen: In the year 1005 England is in the grip of a terrible famine and suffering under an invasion by the Danish King Sweyn Forkbeard. When Winter sets in the Danes flee to their ships, leaving five of their warriors stranded behind enemy lines.
VHS Massacre Cult Films and the Decline of Physical Media: This lively documentary explores the rise and fall of physical media and its effect on Independent and cult films. Ranging from the origin of home movies through the video store era, it\'s ...
Lydia Bailey: In 1802, during Haiti\'s struggle for independence from Napoleonic France, an American lawyer seeks a client\'s daughter living on the revolution-torn island.
Slow Southern Steel: A film about heavy music in the modern American South, as told by the very people who have created this music during the last two decades. Shot in back alleys, parking lots, and the seedy green rooms of the dirtiest clubs that the Bible Belt failed to snuff out, these die hard musicians discuss their love of music and the south, as well as the difficulties, contradictions, and insanity that haunt every southern artist. There are no illusions here, no apologies, no distractions - only the straight truth as told by those who would know the difference.
Bonnie Prince Charlie: In 1745, Flora MacDonald plays a Jacobite song on the piano and is scolded by her stepfather for its seditious nature. In Italy, James, the Old Pretender, wants to make another attempt at regaining the English throne but is worried that he is too old. It is decided to send his son, Charles.
First Target: With China on the brink of Civil War two Chinese parties and an American statesman race to unmask a spy in their midst before peace talks collapse.
First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers: Cambodian author and human rights activist Loung Ung recounts the horrors she suffered under the rule of the deadly Khmer Rouge.
The Desert of the Tartars: Lieutenant Giovanni Drogo is assigned to the old Bastiani border fortress where he expects an imminent attack by nomadic fearsome Tartars.
Colonel Redl : Set during the fading glory of the Austro-Hungarian empire, the film tells of the rise and fall of Alfred Redl (Brandauer), an ambitious young officer who proceeds up the ladder to become head of the Secret Police only to become ensnared in political deception.
God of War: During the 16th century, Japanese pirates proliferate along the Chinese coastline. In 1557, the pirates take over Cengang in Zhejiang. After months of futile advances, Commander Yu (Sammo ...
The Bastard: Phillipe Charboneau is the illegitimate son of an English duke. When he travels from France to England to claim his inheritance, he incurs the wrath of his father\'s family and is forced to ...
Texas: In the beginning of the 19th Century many Anglosaxons are settling in the Mexican province of Texas. As the years go by, political conflicts between the settlers and the Mexican government are escalating which would lead to war and Texan independence.
Fetih 1453: In 1453, the Byzantine capital of Constantinople is surrounded by Ottoman Turks. The city is but a shadow of its former glory due to the empire's ever receding coffers, while the Ottoman Empire continues to grow rich. After years of tolerating the existance of Byzantium, the ambitious sultan, Mehmet II launches his campaign to end the Byzantine Empire and take Constantinople for the Ottomans, resulting in arguably the greatest siege of that age.
Killing Jimmy Hoffa: Jimmy Hoffa was one of America\'s most powerful men. He fought the Kennedy\'s, made deals with the Mafia, and controlled 2 million union members. Then he disappeared.
The Iron Curtain: The story of Soviet cypher-clerk Igor Gouzenko who was posted to the Soviet Embassy in Ottawa,Canada in 1943 and defected in 1945 to reveal the extent of Soviet espionage activities directed against Canada.
The Edge of the World: A trio wanders the cliffs of a Shetland island and encounters a gravestone at the edge of a precipice; it reads, \"Peter Manson ... gone over.\" One man in the trio knows the story of the gravestone and tells it to the others... It is ten years earlier, and the way of life on the island is dying; steam trawlers from the mainland threaten its survival as a fishing port. Peter Manson, one of the community\'s leaders, resists evacuating to the mainland, though his son Robbie is about to leave the island himself. Meanwhile, Robbie\'s twin sister plans to marry his best friend, Andrew Gray. Andrew and Robbie argue over evacuation and decide to settle the matter by racing to the top of a cliff. Ruth is terrified: she may lose them both. The race ends in tragedy, which tears apart the families of Manson and Gray. Times passes and Ruth reveals she is pregnant with an illegitimate child. This promises to bring the two families back together, but not before desperation hits the islanders. Evacuation is inevitable. And so is one last tragedy.
Rose: A harrowing tale of survival centers on Rose, a Masurian woman, whose husband, a German soldier, was killed in the war, leaving her alone on their farm. A single woman had no defense against Russian soldiers who raped as a form of revenge, nor against plundering Poles who found themselves in desperate straits. The law of the jungle had replaced the rule of law. Help arrives for Rose in the form of Tadeusz, a former officer in the Polish Home Army who survived the Warsaw uprising and is attempting to hide his identity.
Lyndon B. Johnson becomes the President of the United States in the chaotic aftermath of JFK's assassination and spends his first year in office to quickly pass the Civil Rights Act.
Krajobraz po bitwie: Film opens with the mad rush of haphazard freedom as the concentration camps are liberated. Men are trying to grab food, change clothes, bury their tormentors they find alive. Then they are herded into other camps as the Allies try to devise policy to control the situation. A young poet who cannot quite find himself in this new situation, meets a headstrong Jewish young girl who wants him to run off with her, to the West. He cannot cope with her growing demands for affection, while still harboring the hatred for the Germans and disdain for his fellow men who quickly revert to petty enmities.
The Sovereign\'s Servant : Europe, 1709. Russia and Sweden are at war. Two French duelists are exiled by King Louis XIV of France: one to the side of Czar Peter the Great of Russia, the other to the side of King Charles XII of Sweden. Although separated by war and allegiance, fate has not finished with them.
Brotherhood of Blades II: The Infernal Battlefield: In the Ming dynasty of China, Shen Lian (starring Chang Chen), a secret police of corrupt government, is trapped by the conspiracy on a mission. To prove the innocence, he seeks the truth with a girl called Bei Zhai (starring Yang Mi).
Taras Bulba: Set in the 16th century, this is a story about Ukraine\'s Cossack warriors and their campaign to defend their lands from the advancing Polish armies.
Nguyen Vu is the sole survivor of his family who was executed by the empress of Vietnam. Upon discovering that his family may have been framed for crimes they did not commit, he sets out to bring justice and clear his family name.
Christ Stopped at Eboli: In the fascist Italy of 1935, a painter trained as a doctor is exiled to a remote region near Eboli. Over time, he learns to appreciate the beauty and wisdom of the peasants, and to overcome his isolation.
A Good American: A Good American tells the story of the best code-breaker the USA ever had and how he and a small team within NSA created a surveillance tool that could pick up any electronic signal on ...
Punjab 1984: Story of a mother and her search for her missing son
Pan Tadeusz The Last Foray in Lithuania: In the early 1810s, Poles, part of Russia\'s client state of Lithuania, think independence will come if they join forces with Napoleon when he invades Russia. This unity of purpose, in one district, is undermined by two families, feuding since the head of one shot the head of the other twenty years before. There are hopes of a reconciliation through a marriage of Pan Tadeusz, a Soplica, whose father, the murderer, is in hiding somewhere, and Zosia, a teen-aged girl, a Horeszko who lives in the household of Pan\'s uncle. Other cross-currents - of love, family, politics, village traditions, land reform, and what it means to be Polish - give the film texture. It\'s an exile\'s story.
Dying to Know: Ram Dass & Timothy Leary: Two conventional Harvard professors began probing the edges of consciousness in the \'60s. Timothy Leary ended up in jail, while Richard Alpert became Ram Dass, a spiritual teacher.
The Loving Story: A racially-charged criminal trial and a heart-rending love story converge in this documentary about Richard and Mildred Loving, set during the turbulent Civil Rights era.
A zori zdes tikhie: Based on the eponymous book by Boris Vasilyev, the film is set in Karelia (North-West of Russia, near Finland) in 1941 during WWII. In a beautiful and quiet wilderness far from the front-line there is an anti-aircraft artillery point, where corporal Vaskov is stationed with a group of many young women in training. One of the women while sneaking from camp to visit her young son sees two German paratroopers. Vaskov takes five of the women to stop the two paratroopers, but finds sixteen paratroopers instead, leaving the small group of patriots to engage the enemy in an unequal fight.
Streets of New York: New York City was once the crime capital of America, accounting for nearly 10% of murders in the US. The Bronx burned, the streets were awash in drugs, and the subways were so dangerous they created the most infamous vigilante of the last 50 years, Bernie Goetz. Today, New York is the safest big city in the country. \'Streets of New York\' explores the rise and fall of crime in Gotham since 1970 through archival television footage and a series of interviews with convicts, drug dealers, robbers and gang members, (mostly reformed.)
Lage Raho Munna Bhai: Munnabhai meets Mahatma Gandhi.
In the wake of the Second World War, the Danish authorities force thousands of German prisoners of war to defuse the millions of mines buried on Danish beaches.