Aboriginal people are in a race against time to save what's left of their mother tongues. Before the arrival of the Europeans there were more than 250 languages spoken in Australia. Now only half of them are left and all are critically endangered. Daryn McKenny has spent the last decade reviving the Awabakal language.
The story of martial arts master Ip Man, the man who trained Bruce Lee. In Cantonese.
While hosting her regular radio show, Sun-young receives a call from a listener named Dong-soo. He tells her that she must follow his orders while she hosts her live radio show, with her family's lives at stake, and threatens that she can't tell anyone. Without knowing what he wants and why this is happening to her, she continues her two hour radio program to save her family as they get picked off one by one. In Korean.
An award-winning feature that follows Angele as she returns to her home of Normandy and must face up the son she abandoned. In search of connection she meets Tony, and the two form an unlikely relationship. In French.
Oskar is a brilliant and handsome entrepreneur amassing an impressive fortune. His lifestyle goes beyond the limits of imagination, but Oskar lives with an inner emptiness that no possession or experience can fulfil. One day, he almost runs over a woman with his car. The woman, Anabel, is a beautiful and innocent young woman who lives a normal life with her modest job, and Oskar is enthralled. A spark of mutual attraction flares into a torrid, but dangerous, romance. In Spanish.
Set in the heart of Christmas, this is the story of Sergio, a boy who could not finish the year in worse shape. It is New Year's Eve, the heaviest snowfall in 30 years is falling, all flights are cancelled and he has to partake in the Spanish tradition of taking the grapes with the other passengers in a roadside hotel. But he must also manage to get on a night what he has failed for several months - to win back his ex-girlfriend Bea before she goes to work in Germany - all with the help of a group of travellers who are possibly more of a hindrance. In Spanish.
In Iran's underground art scene two teenage girls, Atafeh and Shireen, experiment with their sexuality. But the strict government, and Atafeh's brutish drug-addict brother, threaten to tear apart their blossoming relationship. In Persian.
It's no surprise when Karo is fired. She is loud, over-emotional and egocentric, more so than the average Berliner wise-ass, says her best friend Anna. Karo is not one to give up easily, though: she opts for radical change and goes into therapy. Although her therapist advises her to keep calm, Karo throws herself into it. She wants to be a 'super patient', catch up on the mourning she hasn't done, put her mother on the spot and break up with her boyfriend Philipp. But it's all too much in one go, her witty facade breaks and she slides into a depressive mood, to the extent neither her closest confidant Max nor her grandmother Bille can help her. It is only when her mother takes Karo in that she slowly pulls herself together again. She now declares war on her crisis, because "depression is a f---ing event." In German.
This gripping story follows a 28-year-old director, anarchist and anti-war activist who is offered to fly to Iraq as assistant director on a film about the Italian military 'peace mission'. In Italian.
A very romantic comedy on the edge of the abyss: in the middle of the deepest life crisis, the Holocaust researcher Toto is assigned an assistant for the congress preparation - Zazie, of Jewish origin and with pronounced Teuto-phobia. The star guest of the congress, a famous actress, suddenly withdraws the promise and between Totos and Zazie's biographies bizarre connections emerge. Original title: Die Blumen Von Gestern. In German.
This epic film retells an episode of Taiwanese history not known to many. Between 1895 and 1945, Taiwan was a Japanese colony, but small groups of the original indigenous tribes remained scattered around the island. In 1930 Mouna Rudo, the leader of the Seediq tribe, settled around Mount Chilai, forged a coalition with other Seediq tribal leaders and plotted a rebellion against their Japanese colonial masters. Their battle would be initially successful, but how could they match the Japanese military aircraft and poison gas? Original title: Sai De Ke Ba Lai: Tai Yang Gi. In Japanese.
In 1945 Poland, a young French Red Cross doctor who is sent to assist the survivors of the German camps discovers several nuns in advanced states of pregnancy during a visit to a nearby convent. Original title: Les Innocentes. In French.
In November 1939, Georg Elser's attempt to assassinate Adolf Hitler fails, and he is arrested. During his confinement, he recalls the events leading up to his plot and his reasons for deciding to take such drastic action. In German.
It's 1947, a time of sensuality, extravagance, humour and endless expectation. Ivan Heinz, a good-looking fop and witty agitator, is just 19 years old. While putting together his first collection of poetry, Ivan rushes headlong into a destructive romance with the exquisite and bisexual Jana. The new communist regime demands absolute obedience. The clash comes. After a few weeks of starvation, with absolutely no money and with police repressions, Ivan and Jana plan their escape to Paris. But Ivan has to scrape up at least some money for their escape. He accepts an offer to smuggle penicillin over the Czech-Austrian borders. The borders are unexpectedly sealed. Yet Ivan always has some crazy plan up his sleeve. The screenplay for this electrifying film was inspired by the youthful memoirs of Egon Bondy, one of the most important figures of the Czechoslovak literary scene. In Czech.
Nasser Ali Khan, the most celebrated violin player, has his beloved instrument broken in a furious fight with his wife. Unable to find another to replace it, life without music seems intolerable. He stays in bed and surrenders to death, slipping into a journey into his memories and to the woman he truly loved but could never be with. Over the course of the week that follows, the truth is revealed as to why he chose to live for music instead of true love. In French.
The summer of 1980 was a tragic one in Italy, with the shooting down of a DC9 aircraft in the skies over Ustica and the terrorist bombing in Bologna's train station. It's against this backdrop that Martino, an Italian teenager, and Jeff Clark, an American captain, become friends. In Itralian.
When astronaut Julie Mahe crash-lands her small space capsule into the Kazakhstan mountains, a local radio operator Iskander (nicknamed Gagarin) finds her unconscious. Hopelessly love-struck, he convinces the amnesiac Julie that they are engaged to be married. But even the most romantic lie cannot remain undiscovered forever. In Russian.
Bahia is a free spirit from Algeria with a provocative personality and a love of flirting. Arthur is uptight, has a Jewish family and conservative attitude. When they meet, differences unite and sparks fly. Original title: Le Nom des Gens. In French.
"Victor, hex on you, what are you doing outdoors?" For the past four months this phrase has appeared scrawled on the sidewalks of Paris, alongside chalk circles. In the middle of these circles are strange objects - a trombone, a pair of tweezers, a candle. While the media speculates and psychiatrists weigh in on the mystery, Police Captain Adamsberg knows that there is something sinister going on. Soon the findings go from oddities to the macabre - with the discovery of a murdered woman inside a circle. In French.
Two gay men living in St Tropez have their lives turned upside down when the son of one of the men announces he is getting married. They try to conceal their lifestyle and their ownership of the drag club downstairs when the fiancee and her parents come for dinner. Remade as The Birdcage in 1996. In French.
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