Season: 2005

  • Monsieur Hulot’s Holiday

    Monsieur Hulot’s Holiday

    It’s August and M. Hulot sets off on holiday in his ancient Amilcar. He arrives in Brittany at the beachfront hotel, where an unsuspecting assortment of holiday-makers is unaware of the impending havoc. The charm of this film lies in its benign humour: there are no victims. M. Hulot is oblivious of the trail of…

  • City of God

    City of God

    This is the film that made director, Fernando Meirelles (more recent work includes “The Constant Gardener”) internationally famous. “City of God” was filmed with actors plucked out of Rio de Janeiro’s favellas. Based on the novel of the same title by Paulo Lins, the film tells the story of two boys who take different paths:…

  • The Night of the Hunter

    The Night of the Hunter

    Convict Harry Powell, (Robert Mitchum), learns from a cellmate facing execution, of a stash of loot hidden at his family home. On his release Powell poses as a preacher and inveigles himself into the man’s home. Marriage and murder follow. Powell focuses his implacable gaze on the two orphaned children to find the whereabouts of…

  • Zatoichi

    Zatoichi

    Zatoichi is a blind traveller who makes his living as a gambler and masseur.  But behind this lowly façade is a master swordsman blessed with lightening-fast skill and precision. The eponymous anti-hero wanders into a mountain village controlled by ruthless gang-leader Ginzo.  Zatoichi hears the story of two geishas whose parents were murdered by the Ginzo…

  • Donnie Darko

    Donnie Darko

    It’s the run up to the 1988 presidential election in the States and troubled teenager, Donnie (Jake Gyllenhaal) is plagued by visions of a giant evil rabbit predicting the end of the world. As Donnie tries to discover the laws that influence the future and why he escaped a fatal accident, he is led by…

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