with Boguslaw Linda , Bronislawa Zamachowska & Zofia Wichlacz
Language: Polish Produced by Michal Kwiecinski
In 1945, as Stalin sets his hands over Poland, famous painter Wladislaw Strzeminski refuses to compromise on his art with the doctrines of social realism. Persecuted, expelled from his chair at the University, he’s eventually erased from the museums’ walls. With the help of some of his students, he starts fighting against the Party and becomes the symbol of an artistic resistance against intellectual tyranny.
A film by Raymund Ribay Gutierrez
2019 - France/Philippines - Drama - 1.78 - 126 min.
Joy and her six-year-old daughter Angel live in Manila, with her husband, Dante, a small-time criminal. As so often in the past, Dante comes home drunk at night and beats Joy brutally. This time, he also hurts Angel. Joy grabs her daughter and flees to the local police post to finally get him sent to jail. Joy learns that justice takes time at best and is impossible to get at worst. Not without reason, she feels that she and her daughter are increasingly under threat…
Everybody In Our Family
A film by Radu Jude
2012 - Romania - Drama - 1.85 DCP - 107 min.
Marius is a divorced man in his late thirties. His ex-wife, Otilia, remarried an accountant. Their 5 years old daughter, Sofia, lives with her mother, causing Marius a deep frustration. According to the law, Marius can spend with his daughter only a limited amount of time. The day Marius goes to take his daughter in a short holiday to the seaside, he finds out that his ex-wife is not at home and he is told that his daughter is sick. He doesn’t believe it and tries to take Sofia by force. This small incident proves to be the trigger for a violent and emotional rollercoaster, all the people in the family taking part in a story which mixes humour, violence, childish songs, police interventions, love statements, blood and a haiku.
Essential Truths Of The Lake
A film by Lav Diaz
2023 - Philippines/France/Portugal/Singapore/Italy/Switzerland/United Kingdom - Drama - 1.67 - 215 min.
When asked what drives a man to search for the truth, Lieutenant Papauran says dejectedly that maybe he just wants to keep inflicting pain on himself. Faced with President Duterte's bloody murders and brazen lies, he continues his struggle to solve a fifteen-year-old case around an ash-laden landscape and an impenetrable lake. It has become a cross he can barely carry but keeps dragging it anyway.
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