A recreation of Hitler's miscalculated 1942 invasion of Russia which ultimately lost him the war. A visceral anti-war film that graphically illustrates violence to effectively portray its ultimate message about the human spirit.
It is 1841, and Northup, an accomplished, free citizen of New York, is kidnapped and sold into slavery. Stripped of his identity and deprived of all dignity, Northup is ultimately purchased by ruthless plantation owner Edwin Epps and must find the strength within to survive. This film is both an unflinching account of slavery in American history and a celebration of the indomitable power of hope.
The true story of Alexander Pearce, Australia's most notorious convict. In 1822, Pearce and seven fellow convicts escaped from Sarah Island penal settlement, a place of brutal treatment and punishment, only to find a world less forgiving - the Tasmanian wilderness. Winner of the New Visions Award at the Catalonian International Film Festival 2009.
As the German army advances across Europe in 1941, Armenian poet Missak Manouchian leads a ragtag band of freedom fighters against a powerful enemy. And as their guerrilla attacks become increasingly daring - culminating in the assignation of an SS general - Missak and his freedom fighters come to the attention of the Nazi top brass in Berlin.
The return of the Medici to Florence is an out-and-out triumph, with Albizzi in prison for his attempt to become the city's tyrant. The Signoria is inclined to sentence him to death, but when Pope Eugene IV - having led to Florence following riots in Rome - asks for clemency for him, the situation becomes complicated.
Pazzi has convinced the Pope to remove the Medici as Church bankers, but Cosimo is disinclined to surrender what he's worked so hard to attain. Meanwhile, Maddalena is faced with a life-altering decision.