Ondine is a three-act ballet originally created for The Royal Ballet by the choreographer Sir Frederick Ashton and composer Hans Werner Henze in 1958. In 1958 and through until 1966, Margot Fonteyn performed the star role of the water nymph Ondine. This 50th anniversary revival by The Royal Ballet and performed at the Royal Opera House brings new stars to the stage with Miyako Yoshida as Ondine and Edward Watson as the young mortal Palemon.
This animated adventure, from acclaimed anime master Hayao Miyazaki, centres on five-year-old Sosuke and his friendship with Ponyo, a goldfish princess who longs to become human. When a powerful magic threatens to destroy the world, the two friends embark on the adventure of a lifetime to save the planet. In English. From Studio Ghibli.
Heiress Tracy Lord is engaged to one man, attracted to another and in love again with her ex-husband! (Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly and Frank Sinatra)
Joseph Haydn (1723-1809) was one of the greatest musical innovators. His close friend Mozart, and his student Beethoven greatly revered him yet today in concert halls he is often overshadowed in favour of his younger contemporaries. By speaking to the greatest living exponents of Haydn's music, Phil Grabsky's film readdresses the balance and sheds light on the master and his work.
Bill Benson and Ted Adams are to appear in a Broadway show together and, while in Paris, each 'discovers' the perfect leading lady, but neglects to tell the other until the trip home - with their leading ladies.
Starring Rudolf Nureyev and Sir Robert Helpmann this ballet is considered one of Australia's greatest artistic achievements - originally filmed in an Essendon airport hangar Melbourne in 1973, in 40 degree heat over 25 days.
Argentina's official submission for the 2002 Academy Awards tells the story of an Argentinean family's struggle during the violent political coup of 1976. It is told through the eyes of ten-year-old Harry, whose family is forced into exile in order to start a new life and to protect themselves from the authorities.
Set in a remote Chinese village during the 1990s, 13-year-old Wei is left in charge of her class when the teacher must leave for a month. Wei is told by the mayor not to lose any students. But within days, one of the boys takes off in search of work in the city, and Wei is forced to go looking for him. Original title: Yi Ge Dou Bu Neng Shao. In Mandarin.
A baby is brought up in the jungle by a wolf pack. Mowgli is content with his animal friends, until one day he stumbles upon a village and is captured. One of the women recognises him as her lost son, and there he also meets and falls in love with a young girl, Mahala. After killing his rival, Shere Kahn the tiger, he returns with its skin as a trophy, at which point the villagers believe he is a demon and cast him out. Back in the jungle once more, he is determined to see his mother and be loved again. Alternative title: Rudyard Kipling's Jungle Book.
The good Sisters of St Catherine are up to their rosaries in trouble when the hell-raising students of St Francis spur spurn their attempts to be disciplined. But the nuns' prayers are answered when they lure Doloris away from her thriving Las Vegas career to go undercover as Sister Mary Clarence, the school's new music teacher. Doloris is once again dodgin' dogma and rockin' religion as she converts her holy terrors into a hip-hop gospel choir that's ready to take its act on the road.
When her father unexpectedly passes away, young Ella finds herself at the mercy of her cruel stepmother and her scheming stepsisters. Never one to give up hope, Ella's fortunes begin to change after meeting a dashing stranger.
Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn sparkle in this sophisticated battle-of-the-sexes comedy as husband-and-wife lawyers who take opposite sides in a high-profile murder case.
Buster Moon is a dapper koala who presides over a once grand theatre that has fallen on hard times. Buster is an eternal optimist - okay, maybe a bit of a scoundrel - who loves his theatre above all and will do anything to preserve it. Now facing the crumbling of his life's ambition, he has one final chance to restore his fading jewel to its former glory by producing the world's greatest singing competition.
Italy is a place of spectacular contrasts: a land stretching from the snow-capped peaks of the Alps to the sun-baked semi-desert of Sicily. It's a nation with a 2000-year history that only became united in its present form a century ago. A country torn between its ancient Catholic traditions and the breathtaking pace of change that marks the 21st century. This documentary special takes the viewer on a journey through the heart of Italy.
A cavalry officer posted on the Rio Grande must deal with murderous raiding Apaches, his son who's a risk-taking recruit and his wife from whom he has been separated for many years. John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara star in this classic western.
Follows fifth graders from three NYC public schools as they train and compete for a dance competition trophy.
From acclaimed director, Wim Wenders, comes this extraordinary documentary about a group of Cuban musicians known as Los Superablos or, The Super Grandfathers. In 1996, Ry Cooder gathered together some of the greatest names in the history of Cuban music to collaborate on what became the best selling and Grammy winning album, Buena Vista Social Club. Inspired by these colourful characters and their extraordinary music, Wenders' film follows the musicians from Havana to Amsterdam and finally to Carnegie Hall in New York.
The true story of 16-year-old Robin Lee Graham, who sailed alone around the world in a 23 foot sloop named The Dove.