In Israel there is neither civil marriage nor civil divorce. Only rabbis can legitimate a marriage or its dissolution. But this dissolution is only possible with full consent from the husband, who in the end has more power than the judges. Viviane Amsalem has been applying for divorce for three years. But her husband Elisha will not agree. His cold intransigence, Viviane's determination to fight for her freedom, and the ambiguous role of the judges shape a procedure in.
Testament of Youth is a powerful story of love, war and remembrance, based on the First World War memoir by Vera Brittain, which has become the classic testimony of that war from a woman s point of view. A searing journey from youthful hopes and dreams to the edge of despair and back again, it s a film about young love, the futility of war and how to make sense of the darkest times.
In this film, 'Her' refers to both Paris, the character of Juliette Janson and the actress playing her, Marina Vlady. The film is a dramatised documentary, illustrating and exaggerating the emotionless lives of characters in the new Paris of the 60s.
In this outing from the people behind Being John Malkovich, the real and fictional intertwine in a story about an explosive bid for survival between a blocked screenwriter and his talentless, but successful, twin brother. A writer whose life careens out of control when he starts writing himself into his screenplay.
Set in the Los Angeles of the slight future, this film follows Theodore Twombly, a complex, soulful man who makes his living writing touching, personal letters for other people. Heartbroken after the end of a long relationship, he becomes intrigued with a new, advanced operating system, which promises to be an intuitive entity in its own right, individual to each user. Upon initiating it, he is delighted to meet "Samantha", a bright, female voice, who is insightful, sensitive and surprisingly funny. As her needs and desires grow, in tandem with his own, their friendship deepens into an eventual love for each other. An original love story that explores the evolving nature - and the risks - of intimacy in the modern world.
With his boyish grin and laid-back good looks, Fast Eddie Felson has fleeced his share of pool-hall gamblers. Now the brash pool shark is after the king of the cue stick: Minnesota Fats. But after losing to Fats in a gruelling, 36-hour match, Eddie hits the skids. Only the intervention of a ruthless gambler, who stakes his claim to Eddie's soul, can teach this hustler the cruel art of winning.
In this lively, free-wheeling road movie, Gerry is a talented but down-on-his-luck gambler whose fortunes begins to change when he meets Curtis, a younger, highly charismatic poker player. The two strike up an immediate friendship and Gerry quickly persuades his new friend to accompany him on a road trip to a legendary high stakes poker game in New Orleans. As they make their way down the Mississippi River, Gerry and Curtis manage to find themselves in just about every bar, racetrack, casino, and pool hall they can find, experiencing both incredible highs and dispiriting lows, but ultimately forging a deep and genuine bond that will stay with them long after their adventure is over.
This lavish film adaptation of the hit Broadway musical celebrates a fleeting, mythical time of love and chivalry - the reign of King Arthur and the Knights of The Round Table. Although torn apart by the conflicts between passion, love, honour and duty, it was a golden era that could have been - and could yet be.
In this classic masterpiece directed by Oliver Stone, Michael Douglas received the Academy Award for his powerful performance as Gordon Gekko a financial wizard who lures an ambitious young stockbroker into the illegal, lucrative world of corporate espionage in this gripping morality tale about the American dream gone wrong.
With Oscar nominated performances by Charlize Theron and Frances McDormand, and inspired by true accounts, it tells the story of Josey Aimes, a single mother who returns to her hometown in Northern Minnesota after a failed marriage and in need of a good job. With two children to support, she turns to the predominant source of employment in the region - the iron mines. The mines provide a livelihood that has sustained a community for generations. The work is hard but the pay is good and friendships that form on the job extend into everyday life, bonding families and neighbourhoods with a common thread.
Annie is an orphan who lives in an orphanage run by the tyrannical Miss Hannigan. Her seemingly hopeless situation changes dramatically when she is selected to spend a short time at the residence of billionaire Oliver Warbucks.
Thirty-something Paul spends his days playing piano and being taken care of by his two overbearing aunts. But when an eccentric neighbour offers Paul a hallucinogenic herbal brew, he unlocks the great mystery of his life.
In 1970s South Boston, FBI Agent John Connolly persuades Irish mobster James 'Whitey' Bulger to collaborate with the FBI and eliminate a common enemy: the Italian mob. The drama tells the story of this unholy alliance, which spiralled out of control, allowing Whitey to evade law enforcement, consolidate power, and become one of the most ruthless and powerful gangsters in Boston history.
Will is a graphic novelist, a professor at the School of Visual Arts and the father of beautiful twin girls. His seemingly picture-perfect Brooklyn life is turned upside down when he walks in on the mother of his children and long-time girlfriend, Charlie, with another man at their daughters' over-the-top fifth birthday party. Flash forward one year later, Will is a single father, living alone, trying to put his life back together with the help of his student, Kat, and her mother. In this thoughtful comedy, Will is forced to navigate the unknown landscape of single fatherhood and dating in New York City, while coming to terms with himself both as a father and artist.
Set in a fictional community within Northern Ireland, this film tells the heart-warming, magical story of Noelle, a spirited and special young girl. Her story is a rollercoaster journey of self-discovery, faith, doubt and loyalty.
A lowly alien is forced to go on the run and becomes unlikely buddies with a teenage girl. The two embark on a comical globe-trotting adventure to right his wrongs, and learn what it means to be human.
A masterful adaptation of John le Carre's bestselling novel that redefined the spy thriller. At the height of the Cold War, a precarious operation goes deadly wrong, and the head of British Intelligence wonders if a double agent is leaking vital secrets. Brought out of retirement to expose the potential mole, master spy George Smiley is the only one who can be trusted to expose one of their own. Or can he? As the emotional and physical tolls mount on the high-ranking suspects, Smiley will be forced into the ultimate international spy game where everyone's motives are in question.
Riva is a small time criminal who has just returned to his hometown in Congo with a major score: a fortune in hijacked gasoline. With wads of cash, Riva spends his time entranced by a beautiful girl he meets in a nightclub and escaping a relentless crime lord who is searching for his stolen gasoline. This vibrant film won awards around the world, and brings the city of Kinshasa to life on the screen as a melee of lawless shantytowns, bordellos and nightclubs.
Ibrahim leaves his family to try his luck in Tehran. But he soon ends up working for a child-trafficking gang, begging for money in the traffic with the use of a stolen baby. One day he leaves the baby with a friend, who promptly loses the child. This leaves Ibrahim at the mercy of the gangl chief who threatens to kill him if he is not compensated for the loss. Winner of the International Critics' Week Award at the 2009 Venice Film Festival. Directed by Nader T. Homayoun and stars Ali Ebdali, Sara Bahrami and Farzin Modades. (Mystery/Crime)
Tinker Bell thinks her fairy talent isn't as special as the other fairies' talents. But when Tink tries to change who she is, she creates nothing but disaster! With encouragement from her friends, Tink learns the key to solving her problems lies in her unique tinker abilities ... and discovers that when she's true to herself, magical things can happen.
This is the true story of Ian Dury, who was diagnosed with polio at a young age and defied all expectations by becoming one of the founding members of the punk-rock scene in Britain in the 1970s. (Movie) (Biography)
Nomi Malone has what it takes to make it as a Las Vegas showgirl, what she doesn't have is a way in. To survive, she accepts the only job available, lap dancing at a seedy club. And when she meets Cristal, Vegas' reigning showgirl, Nomi wants everything she has including her boyfriend. And as Nomi dives deeper into the world she so desperately desires, a rivalry between the two women heats up. The battle for the spotlight becomes so fiercely competitive that it drives Nomi to desperate lengths and devious heights for fame in sin city.
Cole is sent back in time to save the human race from a deadly virus that has forced mankind into dank underground communities in the future. Along his travels, he encounters a psychiatrist and a mental patient who may hold the key to the mysterious rogue group, the Army of the 12 Monkeys, thought to be responsible for unleashing the killer disease. Believing he can obtain a pure virus sample in order to find a cure in the future, he is met with one riddle after another that puts him in a race with time.
Drama and reality combine in a fictitious 24 hours in the life of musician and international cultural icon, Nick Cave. With startlingly frank insights and an intimate portrayal of the artistic process, the film examines what makes us who we are and celebrates the transformative power of the creative spirit.
When notary Lebel sits down with Jeanne and Simon Marwan to read them their mother Nawal's will, the twins are stunned to receive a pair of envelopes - one for the father they thought was dead and another for a brother they didn't know existed. In this enigmatic inheritance, Jeanne sees the key to Nawal's retreat into unexpected silence during the final weeks of her life. She immediately decides to go to the Middle East to dig into a family history of which she knows next to nothing. Simon is unmoved by the posthumous mind games of a mother who always distant and cold. However, the love he has for his sister is strong, and he soon joins her in combing their ancestral homeland in search of a Nawal who is very different from the mother they knew.
While searching for animal body parts at a London circus, radical scientist Victor Frankenstein meets gifted surgeon Igor Strausman. Not only does the brilliant doctor offer Strausman his friendship, but also a chance to work with him on ground breaking research that could change the world forever. When Victor's experiments with life and death go too far, only Igor can bring him back from the brink of madness and save him from his monstrous creation.
A Bolivian presidential candidate failing badly in the polls enlists the firepower of an elite American management team, led by the deeply damaged but still brilliant strategist Calamity Jane Bodine. In self-imposed retirement following a scandal that earned her nickname and rocked her to her core, Jane is coaxed back into the game for the chance to beat her professional nemesis, the loathsome Pat Cand, now coaching the opposition.
It is 1912 when Pollyanna Whittier arrives in the town of Harrington where, since being orphaned by the death of her missionary father and mother, she is to live with her aunt, Polly Harrington, the social and economic arbiter of the community. Met at the train station by aunt Polly's first maid, Nancy Furman, the 12-year-old girl's arrival is duly noted by the local gossip, Amelia Tarbell and her husband, Ben, and by 10-year-old, Jimmy Bean, who lives at the orphanage. Arriving on the same train with Pollyanna is Dr Edmond Chilton, successful Baltimore surgeon and one-time fiance of Polly Harrington, who is returning home for the first time in five years.
His life changed history. His courage changed lives. Based on the inspiring true story of the first openly gay man elected to major public office, this compelling film follows Milk's powerful journey to inspire hope for equal rights during one of the least tolerant times in our nation s history.
This action-filled phenomenon is about a greedy real estate tycoon, Xuan, who is threatening the home of the last surviving mermaids. Shan, a mermaid, is sent to assassinate Xuan but ends up falling in love with him instead.
Michele Placido's film tells of a love triangle set against the political turmoil and student protests in Italy in the late 1960s. Nicola, a young good-looking policeman, finds himself assigned to infiltrate the student protest movement. But before long, he falls in love with Laura, a key protester rallying against the government. Nominated for the Golden Lion at the 2009 Venice Film Festival. Stars Riccardo Scamarcio, Jasmine Trinca and Laura Morante.
We voluntarily share information on our Facebook walls, and by signing their Terms of Service, we voluntarily allow Facebook to use this information for whatever the company finds useful. But we know very little about Facebook and how it uses our personal information for data. This documentary investigates the paradox of a social media that promotes openness and transparency, but which as a company reveals little of itself to the 1.4 billion people who use its services daily. It reveals how Facebook behaves within these parameters, meeting people who have crossed the invisible lines controlled by Facebook. It's a journey into the unknown land of 'Facebookistan'.
The newly elected Pope suffers a panic attack just as he is about to appear on St Peter's balcony to greet the faithful who have gathered to see him. His advisors, unable to convince him he is the right man for the job, call on a renowned therapist who also happens to be an atheist. But his fear of the newfound responsibility suddenly thrust upon him is one he must face alone. This heart-warming story in the vein of The King's Speech is directed by Palme d'Or winner Nanni Moretti.
A feature documentary about the life of art icon Peggy Guggenheim based on her sole authorised biography. Peggy was an heiress to the Guggenheim family who would become a central figure in the modern art movement.