Films

Collections: Cannes Classics

Atash

Director: Tawfik Abu Wael

Cast Summary: Hussein Yassin Mahajne, Amal Bweerat, Roba Blal, Jamila Abu Hussein, Ahmad Abed El G'ani


Winner of the International Critics' Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, this beautiful and powerful debut feature from the brilliant young Arab filmmaker, TAWFIK ABU WAEL, is also an important groundbreaking collaboration between a Palestinian writer/director and an Israeli producer, financiers and crew - the first of its kind.

Blue Eyelids

Director: Ernesto Contreras

Cast Summary: Cecilia Suárez, Enrique Arreola, Ana Ofelia Murguía, Tiare Scanda, Luisa Huertas


BLUE EYELIDS (PARPADOS AZULES) is the critically acclaimed account of the developing relationship between two people in the vast metropolis of Mexico City. Winner of a Special Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, it has earned director Ernesto Contreras a place alongside Alejandro González Iñárritu (Amores Perros, Babel) and Carlos Reygadas (Japón, Silent Light) as a major new force in world cinema.

Carancho (The Vulture)

Director: Pablo Trapero

Cast Summary:

Ricardo Darín, Martina Gusman, Carlos Weber


Ricardo Darín (star of the Oscar®-winning The Secret in Their Eyes) and Martina Gusman (Lion's Den) give unforgettable performances in the gripping and highly acclaimed thriller CARANCHO (The Vulture), an exhilarating journey into the darker side of Buenos Aires life from leading Argentinean director Pablo Trapero (Familia Rodante, Born and Bred).

Chop Shop

Director: Ramin Bahrani

Cast Summary: Alejandro Polanco, Isamar Gonzales, Ahmad Razvi, Carlos Zapata


Widely praised at the Cannes, Berlin and Toronto Film Festivals, CHOP SHOP is the second remarkable feature from the internationally acclaimed young director Ramin Bahrani, who was recently hailed 'the new great American film director' by eminent critic Roger Ebert.

Kings of the Road

Director: Wim Wenders

Cast Summary:

Rüdiger Vogler, Hanns Zischler


The final part of Wim Wenders' loose trilogy of road movies (following on from Alice in the Cities and Wrong Move), KINGS OF THE ROAD (aka IN THE COURSE OF TIME) has been hailed as one of the best films of the 1970s and remains Wenders' most remarkable portrait of his own country.

Leap Year

Director: Michael Rowe

Cast Summary: Monica Del Carmen, Gustavo Sanchez Parra, Marco Zapata


Official Selection at the 2010 London Film Festival and Winner of the prestigious Camera D’Or prize for Best First Feature at the 2010 Cannes International Film Festival, LEAP YEAR from Mexico, is the shocking debut feature film of Australian director Michael Rowe, a character study on loneliness, featuring an extraordinary leading performance by Monica Del Carmen (‘Babel’), supported by Gustavo Sánchez Parra (‘Man on Fire’).

Libero

Director: Kim Rossi Stuart

Cast Summary: Alessandro Morace, Marta Nobili, Kim Rossi Stuart, Barbora Bobulova


Italian actor KIM ROSSI STUART (Romanzo Criminale, The Keys to the House) makes his impressive directorial debut with this moving and richly rewarding coming-of-age drama that he co-wrote with LINDA FERRI (The Son's Room). Featuring a stand-out debut performance from the young ALESSANDRO MORACE as Tommi, and from Rossi Stuart himself as the raging single father, LIBERO rightly won the Directors' Fortnight prize at the Cannes Film Festival and has been hailed as a modern update on the masters of the French and Italian neo-realist tradition.

Lion's Den

Director: Pablo Trapero

Cast Summary:

Martina Gusman, Elli Medeiros, Rodrigo Santoro


One of the most acclaimed films at the Cannes Film Festival, LION'S DEN is the fifth feature by Argentine filmmaker Pablo Trapero (FAMILIA RODANTE, EL BONAERENSE).

Paris, Texas

Director: Wim Wenders

Cast Summary:

Harry Dean Stanton, Nastassja Kinski, Dean Stockwell, Aurore Clement, Hunter Carson


With his outsider's view of America, Wim Wenders (Wings of Desire, Alice in the Cities) transforms PARIS, TEXAS into a haunting tale of loss, redemption and the ties that bind families together, and is arguably Wenders' greatest achievement.

The American Friend

Director: Wim Wenders

Cast Summary:

Bruno Ganz, Dennis Hopper, Lisa Kreuzer


In THE AMERICAN FRIEND, acclaimed director Wim Wenders transforms Patricia Highsmith's Ripley's Game into a gripping European noir.

The Exterminating Angels

Director: Jean-Claude Brisseau

Cast Summary:

Frederic Van Den Driessche, Maroussia Dubreuil, Lise Bellynck, Marie Allan, Raphaele Godin, Magaret Zenou


THE EXTERMINATING ANGELS is the second part of filmmaker provocateur Jean-Claude Brisseau's (Choses Secrètes, A l'Aventure) startling trilogy exploring societal taboos.

The Housemaid

Director: Im Sang Soo

Cast Summary:

Do-yeon Jeon, Jung-Jae Lee, Seo-Hyeon Ahn, Seo Woo, Yeo-Jong Yun


A sexy and stylishly crafted psychological thriller that keeps you on the edge of your seat, THE HOUSEMAID (Cannes ‘Palme d’Or’ nominee) tells the tale of one woman’s influence that tears a rich family apart.

The Sound And The Fury

Director: Jean-Claude Brisseau

Cast Summary: Bruno Cremer, FranCois Negret, Vincent Gasperitsch, Thierry Helaine, Luc Ponette


Jean-Claude Brisseau (Secret Things, The Exterminating Angels, A L’Aventure) is an auteur often associated with films that are sexually provocative, risqué and controversial. Winner of the Special Youth Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, THE SOUND AND THE FURY presents a brutal, shocking and poignant look at the lives of children living in the Paris projects.

White Elephant

Director: Pablo Trapero

Cast Summary:

Ricardo Darín, Martina Gusman, Jérémie Renier


A powerful and gripping story from Argentina, WHITE ELEPHANT follows the lives of two maverick Catholic priests, a community worker and their desperate attempts to save the poverty stricken and warring factions of Buenos Aires’ infamous slum community from certain destruction. Inspired by (and dedicated to) the work of the late Father Carlos Mugica, WHITE ELEPHANT examines the fine line between good and evil and how, in the final analysis, what we choose to fight for in life will ultimately define us.

Wings of Desire

Director: Wim Wenders

Cast Summary:

Bruno Ganz, Solveig Dommartin, Otto Sander, Peter Falk


In WINGS OF DESIRE, director Wim Wenders' (Paris, Texas, Alice in the Cities) most metaphysical work, a guardian angel desires nothing more than to be human.

 
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