It’s June 1982 at 3AM, in the First Lebanon War. A lone tank and a unit of 12 paratroopers are dispatched to clear a town that has already been obliterated by the Israeli air force. The crew struggle to come to grips with the conflict but their humanity is slipping away with every shell they fire.
The entire movie spans from morning till night and chronicles the relationships within the Pineda family. Living in the disused spaces of the four level building, the family relies on the theatre for everything.
8 Italian comedies from the past couple of years. Comedy Italian style with a focus on mothers, food, love, youth, style, and of course passion!
The patients at this cooperative aren’t quite mad enough to remain in the mental ward, but can’t be out in normal society either. New manager Nello gets them work; installing hardwood floors. They end up making beautiful mosaics out of discards and discover that work lends dignity to their lives.
Marta is a 24 year old Sicilian. She’s a Rome University graduate in Philosophy with honours and she’s going to hit the job market for the first time. Hoping to land a job in academia or publishing, she ends up as a babysitter and telemarketer.
Roman director Gianni hasn’t made a movie in over 5 years and he’s desperate for a hit. But he can’t concentrate, when he learns that his apartment in Tuscany has major plumbing problems. To avoid a massive fine, Gianni must direct the Tuscan hill town’s Good Friday celebrations.
Prior to a big Italian holiday, Gianni who lives with his mother discovers that it can be a lucrative opportunity to host, house and entertaining Octogenarian women during the holidays. Combined with his mom, he has 4 women over 80 over for dinner.
Jean-Dominique Bauby was the editor of Elle France. With a real “joi de vivre” he was a star of Paris, both professionally and socially. It all ends in 1995, when he lapses into a coma for 20 days after suffering a massive stroke. Trapped in his own body, he can’t help but feel regret for things he’s done, never to be done again, or attempt.
Kimi and Melody are twins from a large family. The family runs a chicken farm and the twins deliver eggs to the local Maori community. When Melody dies an accidental death, Kimi finds it hard to let his sister go. He carries on as if she never left.
A wealthy Greek family is secluded in their sprawling compound. Only the father leaves the house to manage a factory. The wife chooses to stay in, but the children in their late teens or early 20s, are kept prisoner in all but name.
Guzaarish from Hindi means a request in English. The request is from a man who has been condemned to life, against his own wishes. Fourteen years ago, Ethan Mascarenhas was the world’s greatest magician until he became a quadriplegic during a trick gone wrong. He seeks to die.
The film is centered on the lives of the people who work and live in the Yacoubian Building in downtown Cairo. At its height, it entertained the famous and powerful alike. A metaphor for Egypt, the building and its inhabitants have faded from its former glory.