Season: 2007

  • Kirikou and the Sorceress

    Kirikou and the Sorceress

    omewhere in Africa south of the Sahara, Kirikou is born. Imbued with supernatural precocity he talks to his mother in the womb, is more knowing than adults at birth and braver and faster than the men in the village. And this is just as well because the village needs Kirikou to save them from an…

  • Shooting Dogs

    Shooting Dogs

    Released in the US as Beyond the Gates, Shooting Dogs is based on the factual story of a Catholic priest and a young English teacher who are caught in the middle of the 1994 Rwandan genocide. Unlike Hotel Rwanda, which was filmed in South Africa using South African actors, the film was shot in the…

  • The Colour of Paradise

    The Colour of Paradise

    Its the end of term at the school for the blind in Iran. Mohammed a bright young pupil waits patiently for his father to collect him for the holiday. He waits a long time because his father, a widower, believes having a blind son at home will damage his chances of finding a rich new…

  • Japanese Story

    Japanese Story

    Geologist Sandy (Collette) takes a Japanese businessman into the Australian outback to show him the mining venture in which he has a share. A detour leads to an unplanned night under the stars and a change in their cool relationship. Just when we anticipate a predictable turn of events, a plot twist eradicates any sense…

  • Breaking Away

    Breaking Away

    Its the 1970s and Bloomington, Indiana is a campus community with town-and-gown tensions. Four working-class teenage boys leave school and spend one last summer together before making the transition into adulthood and responsibility. Dave (Christopher) is obsessed with becoming an Italian champion bicycle racer and who knows maybe, in the Bloomington Little 500 race, dreams…

  • The Draughtsman’s Contract

    The Draughtsman’s Contract

    It’s 1694 and a draughtsman, Mr Neville (Anthony Higgins), has been approached by a lady, Mrs Herbert (Janet Suzman), to make twelve detailed drawings of her country house. He agrees, contracting to draw in return for her sexual favours. He makes one further demand everything must remain in the same place while he draws. The…

  • Volver

    Volver

    Revolving around an eccentric family of women from a wind-swept region south of Madrid, Cruz stars as Raimunda, a working-class woman forced to go to great lengths to protect her 14-year-old daughter Paula. To top off the family crisis, her mother Irene returns from the dead to tie up loose ends. The plot originates in…

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