A sweeping epic, Mongol delves into the dramatic early years of Genghis Khan, who was born as Temudgin in 1162. As it follows him from his perilous childhood to the battle that sealed his destiny, the film paints a multi-dimensional portrait of the future conqueror, revealing him not as the evil brute of legend, but as an inspiring and visionary leader. Nominated for the 2008 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
The story of legendary French gangster Jacques Mesrine, who was active in the 1960s and 1970s, and came to be known as French Public Enemy No.1. Infamous for his bravado and daring prison escapes, Mesrine carried out numerous robberies, kidnappings and murders in a criminal career that spanned France, Canada and the USA.
French film legend Isabelle Huppert stars as Maria, a wilful French woman refusing to give up her coffee plantation in Africa, where war and racial tensions are threatening to tip the nation into chaos. Nominated for the Golden Lion at the 2009 Venice Film Festival. Directed by Claire Denis, and also stars Christopher Lambert and Isaach De Bankole.