London, at the end of the 19th Century. Esther Kahn lives in the East End, her parents are Jewish migrants, they all work in the family sweatshop.
Esther is slow and stubborn, she never has an opinion about anything, she never feels anything for anybody: she’s a stone.
Yet she forces us to consider questions usually reserved for philosophers: if I am capable of dreaming, how can I know that the world exists? What if all we do is imitate life? Where will “real life” happen?
But as hard as she tries to imitate others, Esther comes to realize that this isn’t the way to become a person.
Then, once in the theatre Esther “wakes up”, she comes to life: because she doesn’t watch the play like others do, she lives it.
Esther decides to become an actress.
She now begins to learn ho
Country: France, United Kingdom
BREAD & ROSESKen LOACH
CODE INCONNUMichael HANEKE
DANCER IN THE DARKLars Von Trier
FAST FOOD FAST WOMENAmos KOLLEK
GUIZI LAI LEWen JIANG
HARRY? UN AMI QUI VOUS VEUT DU BIENDominik MOLL
IN THE MOOD FOR LOVEWONG Kar Wai
LA NOCEPavel LOUNGUINE
LES DESTINEES SENTIMENTALESOlivier ASSAYAS
NURSE BETTYNeil LABUTE
O BROTHER, WHERE ART THOU?Joel COEN
SANGER FRAN ANDRA VANINGENRoy ANDERSSON
TAKHTE SIAHSamira MAKHMALBAF
THE GOLDEN BOWLJames IVORY
THE YARDSJames GRAY
TROLOSA(FAITHLESS) Liv ULLMANN
YI YIEdward YANG