2010 - France/Germany/United Kingdom - Drama - 1.85 DCP - 98 min.
with Huang Lu , Zhang Lanli , Xiao Xianpeng , Li Jiyi & Wu Leiming
Languages: English , Mandarin Produced by Natasha Dack
She, A Chinese tells the story of, a young Chinese woman, MEI, who leaves her monotonous village life behind for the excitement of the nearest big city, Chongqing. However, life there doesn't quite turn out as she expected it; fired from her factory job, she falls in love with SPIKEY, a hit man whose own past soon catches up with him. A spur of the moment decision takes Mei to London, where she marries an elderly man, MR HUNT. A new life begins for Mei, trapped in the silence of Mr Hunt's house, alienated and bored. Her frustration at life with Mr Hunt leads Mei into an affair with RACHID, an Indian immigrant who runs a local take away restaurant, and she moves into the backroom of the restaurant to live with him. Rachid decides to return to his own country, leaving Mei pregnant and alone, facing an uncertain future.
Locarno 2009 Golden Leopard
Toronto International Film Festival 2009
São Paulo International Film Festival 2010
Hong Kong International Film Festival 2010
A Good Wife
A film by Mirjana Karanovic
2016 - Croatia/Serbia/Bosnia - Drama - 2.35 - 94 min.
Milena, a middle-aged wife and mother, is living comfortably in an upscale neighborhood of Belgrade. She quietly tends to her looks, dutifully cooks and entertains her friends. But unsettling realities are beginning to seep into her when she finds out about the hidden past of her seemingly ideal husband. She begins an awakening from the suburban paradise she had thought to live in.
A film by Agnieszka Holland
2020 - Czech Republic/Ireland/Poland/Slovakia - Drama - 2.35 - 118 min.
Inspired by the true story of herbalist Jan Mikolasek, who dedicated his life to caring for the sick in spite of the immense obstacles he faced in his private and public life. Born at the turn of the 20th century, Mikolasek wins fame and fortune using unorthodox treatment methods to cure a wide range of diseases. Already a local institution in Czechoslovakia before World War II, the healer gains in reputation and wealth whether during the Nazi occupation or under the Communist rule. One after the other, every regime will want to use his skills and in return gives him protection. But how high shall be the costs to maintain this status as the tide turns?
The Rye Horn
A film by Jaione Camborda
2023 - Spain/Belgium/Portugal - Drama - 105 min.
1971, Francoist Spain. In the Galician countryside María assists women in childbirth. After an attempt to help a young woman in trouble, she suddenly has to hide from the authorities, leave everything behind and flee the country. On her perilous journey to Portugal, María encounters female solidarity and realizes that she is not alone and that, thanks to the help of others, she might finally find her freedom.
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