An epic tale of passion that unfolds against a backdrop of war as a beautiful and mysterious princess becomes the object of affection for three very different men - a powerful duke, a brave general and a lowly slave. Unbeknownst to the men, the princess made a pact with a goddess in her youth where she will forsake the prospect of true love for the promise of riches and power. Nominated for the 2006 Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film. Directed by Chen Kaige and stars Cecilia Cheung, Jang Dong-gun and Hiroyuki Sanada. (From China, in Mandarin) (Action Adventure) (2005) (Rpt) M(A,V)
In 1953, the exuberant wedding celebrations of a young couple in a small Romanian village are forced to continue in silence after hearing festivities are to be cancelled to make way for the dutiful mourning of Stalin's death. Winner of the Romanian Union of Filmmakers Award for Best Cinematography and Best Sound in 2008.
This film draws us into the colourful daily life of the seemingly unsophisticated peasants of the mysterious Mekong Delta, in Vietnam. It offers a rare glimpse into a family life separated from the mainstream of modern society, yet shows the similarities in emotions experienced by people everywhere. Adapted from Nguyen Thi Ngoc Tu's award-winning short story, Boundless Rice Field. Directed by Phan Quang Binh Nguyen and stars Tang Thanh Ha, Ninh Duong Lan Ngoc and Dustin Nguyen.