Because he had published the twelve Danish cartoons that had triggered the wrath of Muslims worldwide, Philippe Val, the editor of Charlie Hebdo, a French satirical newspaper, was cited to court by the Great Mosque of Paris, the World Muslim League and the Union of Islamic Organizations of France. Daniel Leconte has been covering this extraordinary trial in real time, aiming at deciphering the international political, ideological and media-related stakes with the key participants. The film features lawyers, witnesses, the media, editorial conferences, demonstrations of support... as well as the stances of intellectuals and politicians, the reactions of the prosecutors and of Muslim countries... A reflection on Islam, on the press, on the state of the public opinion in French society, but also an endeavor to answer the challenges that fundamentalism poses to all democracies.
Didier Travolta (Franck Dubosc) has the cutest disco moves in the whole town. Or at least he did back in the 80s when he ruled the dance floor with his group, The Bee Kings. But all of Didier’s big dreams and money-making schemes came to nothing. Now he’s unemployed, living with his mother and separated from his wife, who raises their son in England. Didier wants to take his boy on vacation and sees his chance when local impresario François Jackson (Gérard Depardieu) decides to relaunch the Gin Fizz nightclub with a disco-dancing contest. The prize is a trip to Australia. Didier calls his Bee Kings buddies and asks dance teacher France Navarre (Emmanuelle Béart) to get them back into shape, but the competition is hotter than ever...
In director Giuseppe Tornatore’s (CINEMA PARADISO) haunting story of mystery and love, a Russian woman named Irena (Xenia Rappoport) calculatedly insinuates herself into the lives of a young, affluent Italian family. Stopping at nothing to become the couple’s trusted maid and the beloved nanny to their fragile young daughter (Clara Dossena), Irena risks everything in her quest to uncover the truth about the family. Like an intricately constructed jigsaw puzzle, THE UNKNOWN WOMAN reveals piece by piece the enigma of Irena’s past.
From the moment the film begins, the chase is on. London, 3:07am: Kelly, whose eye is badly beaten, and Joanne momentarily hide out in a public restroom waiting for the next train to Brighton. How these two girls met and why they are running for their lives is told in a series of flashbacks as they make their way to what they hope is a safe house by the beach. But they aren’t the only ones whose lives are in danger as Kelly’s pimp Derek has 24 hours to find the girls or else an unhappy client will kill him.
Where can you go when innocence has nowhere to hide? The answer lies somewhere between LONDON TO BRIGHTON.
Real estate developer Liam O’Leary (Brendan Gleeson) is one of the recent Irish economic boom’s most dazzling success stories: a man of humble origins who has built a formidable empire in prosperous, if traffic-snarled, Dublin. But Liam’s past holds a secret that even he isn’t aware of—one that threatens to destroy everything he values. When a stranger with a remarkable resemblance to O’Leary manages to take control of his business and his family, Liam must marshal all the cunning and determination that took him to the top of the financial heap to survive and unravel the mystery behind his doppelganger.
‘Tis Autumn - The Search for Jackie Paris is a documentary film that comprehensively examines the groundbreaking jazz vocalist’s life and art – his meteoric rise, enigmatic career, and mysterious life, asking the question: How much do we need to know of an artists’ life to appreciate their art?
‘Tis Autumn is about what it is to live the life of a jazz innovator and what becomes of a performing genius when world he helped to create disappears.