Bhupati, a wealthy man with a bent towards journalism in 19th century India, neglects Charulata, his wife to pursue politics.
Amal, his brother, comes for a visit and after a while Bhupati coaxes him to "bring out" Charulata’s artistic leaning. Amal does, but through their subtle interplay Charulata comes to feel deeply for Amal.
At one point Amal admits to charulata that a "woman’s mind can only be understood by men", but she ironically publishes a short story on her own and without his knowledge.
Amal finally realizes that Charulata is in love with him. So as not to injure his brother, Amal leaves unexpectedly. Bhupati however, catches Charulata crying over Amal and under the impact of this incredible spectacle rushes out of the house, unable to bear the sight of an unfaithful wife.
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Elizabeth Taylor stars as Cleopatra, the cunning queen of Egypt who seduces the rulers of Rome, only to meet her match in Mark Antony (Richard Burton). Their passionate romance could decide the fate of the world's greatest empires.
One of Billy Wilder’s last films, it takes a loving yet ironic look at Hollywood’s now defunct star system as it follows a cash-strapped indie producer who’s trying to get the apparently ageless star Fedora make her comeback – and his fortune. His search takes him to a Greek island where Fedora is living in seclusion with a Polish countess. Detweiler discovers that she is being kept like a prisoner...
The well-known American producer Barry Detweiler is determined to find out by all means the whereabouts of the legendary Hollywood film star Fedora, since he wants to bring the apparently ageless actress back to the screen. His search takes him to a Greek island where Fedora is living with Countess Sobryanski, Dr. Vando and her nurse, who are all too eager to protect her from outsiders. An
Goha is a poor ignorant and naive boy who knows nothing about life. He seems to follow his time instead to work and become a man. In the Goha's neighborhood live a "scholar" respected and admired by all. His name is Taj El Ouloum, which means: crown of knowledge!
The wisest and most crazy meet each other, in the same disdain of what is reasonable
Drogo had advanced with the carelessness of early youth along a road which, when one is a child, seems endless, where the years slide by so slowly and softly that their passing goes unnoticed.
Drogo, the young lieutenant, is assigned to the defense of an isolated fortress in a mountainous desert region. The garrison’s mission is to fight off any attacks by the Tartars. In reality though, the real enemy is time, passing time, sapping their lives and vitality as they wait and wait for Tartars who never show.
Once upon a time, there was a lovely and affectionate girl named Belle. When her father offends the « Beast » by plucking a rose in his garden, Belle offers to become his hostage in place of her father. Little by little she learns to pity, to understand and finally to love the monster, who is transformed into an ever so charming Prince…
She is beautiful, she is Catholic, she is the King's sister, her name is Marguerite de Valois. Her brother has nicknamed her Margot. Henri de Navarre is Protestant and said to be ill-mannered, unshaven and to smell garlic and sweat. They are wed by force. It is a political manoeuvre: they need to reconcile the French, torn apart by religious wars. Six days after the marriage at the Notre Dame Cathedral is the Saint Bartholomew day. In the middle of this night of horror, a young man wounded by several sword injuries, frantically knocks on Margot's door; La Môle because he is protestant must die like all the others. Margot hides him, nurses him and grows to love him. That night everything is thrown into confusion.
A month in a town, May 1962, Paris is pictured by Chris Marker and his team, close to the pavement and the people’s faces. “In this first month of peace for seven year”, the Algerian war just ended with the Evian agreement, what are the Parisians doing, what are they thinking? War and politics? Everyone is avoiding the matters, the interviewer is surprised: why the French, who usually loves to discuss, are so muted?
Genevière Emery, whose mother has an umbrella shop, loves Guy Foucher.
Madame Emery doesn't approve of this idyll with a young mechanic.
Guy is called up, to the Algeria war and Geneviève gives herself before he leaves...She is pregnant. Guy gives little news.
Pushed by her mother, Geneviève accepts to marry Roland Cassard, a rich diamond cutter.
A few years later, on a Christmas eve, it snows and...
"Lucky Luciano" is the third of Francesco Rosi's film starring Gian Maria Volonté: as well as for "Salvatore Giuliano" and "Il caso Mattei" (The Mattei Affair), the main charachter triggers the inquiry on the intricacy of the Italian society and the tangles between authorities and powers. "Gian Maria Volonté reached an almost total identification with his Lucky Luciano character. Volonté could pull out of Luciano all those ambiguities that I needed to draw an obscure, silent character who was still in power but knew he was not the authority he used to be. Gian Maria had become Luciano himself." Francesco Rosi in "Io lo chiamo cinematografo", F. Rosi - G. Tornatore, Mondadori 2012.
A rich American industrialist gives Tom Ripley the task of bringing his son Philippe home. Tom, also a former friend of Philippe, finds him in Italy enjoying himself with his mistress Marge Duval and with no intention of returning to the U.S.A. Tom, thinking his mission to be over, takes advantage by taking a holiday with Philippe. However things soon go badly wrong. Humiliated by Philippe and driven up the wall by his friend’s father, Tom commits the perfect crime by killing Philippe and taking over his bank account. Nevertheless he eventually loses control of the situation after committing a second crime.
In the early 60's in Tokyo, the widower Hirayama has been living comfortably for years with his twenty-four year-old daughter Michiko and his younger son Kazuo in his house. Although Hirayama was convinced that Michiko isn't ready for marriage, the old man changes his mind when he has long drinking sessions with his old friends and the school teacher nicknamed 'the Gourd'; they learn that the teacher lives with his middle-aged daughter who has taken care of him and missed the chance to marry when young, and it makes Hirayama accept that it is time to let Michiko go and tries to arrange a marriage for her.
Based on the novel by Mordecai Richler and set on Montreal’s St. Urbain Street (the Jewish ghetto) in the 40’s, the film chronicles the adventures of a brash, ambitious hustler (Richard Dreyfuss) as he builds his fame and fortune, sometimes at the expense of those he loves the most.
Starring Richard Dreyfuss, Micheline Lanctôt and Randy Quaid, the film, produced by John Kemeny, also features Jack Warden, Joseph Wiseman and Denholm Elliott.
Two sailors are selected to escort a young emotionally withdrawn recruit from their West Virginia base to a prison in Massachusetts for stealing from the polio charity box. Won over by the young recruit's bumbling ways and the difficulty of his plight, the two hardened sailors show him a good time before his long stay in the brig.
A 3D conversion of nine time Academy Award-winning film The Last Emperor from legendary director Bernardo Bertolucci. 2013 marks the 25th anniversary of the first international release of this masterpiece in 1987. A reel of the film was sent to be screened at the Cannes Opening Ceremony in 1987 as a gift from Bertolucci.
A film of unsurpassed splendour, The Last Emperor was beautifully shot with attention to the smallest detail in the production design, costume and cinematography, and the 4K 3D conversion allows an audience to really appreciate the magnificence of this cinematic experience. The sound has also been remastered from the original 6-track to make the most of Ryuichi Sakamoto’s exquisite score.
Starring John Lone, Joan Chen and Peter O'Toole, the film follows the life of
Set among San Francisco’s renown landmarks, James Stewart is brilliant as Scottie Ferguson, an acrophobic detective hired to shadow a friend’s suicidal wife, Madeleine (Kim Novak).
After he saves her from drowning in the bay, Scottie’s interest shifts from business to fascination with the icy, alluring blonde. When tragedy strikes and Madeleine dies, Scottie is devastated. But when he finds another woman remarkably like his lost love, the now obsessed detective must unravel the secrets of the past to find the key to his future.