Archives pour la catégorie 2018

Santa Claus!

 

Santa Claus! Santa Claus!

Original title : Le Père Noël

Director : Alexandre Coffre

Cast : Tahar Rahim, Victor Cabal, Annelise Hesme

Production year: 2014

Origin: France | Belgium

Language: French

Genre: Comedy

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Available in: Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom, Japan, United States

One night, a burglar in a Santa Claus costume is surprised by Victor, a young boy who believes he is the real Santa Claus. Victor then follows him, and they embark on an unexpected adventure that will change their lives.

Free Lunch Society

 

Free Lunch Society Free Lunch Society

Original title : Free Lunch Society: Komm Komm Grundeinkommen

Director : Christian Tod

Cast : Peter Barnes, Petra Barthel, Tiffany Beroid

Production year: 2014

Origin: Austria | Germany

Language: German | English

Genre: Documentary

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Available in: Argentina, Belgium, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Ireland, Italy, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Slovenia, United Kingdom, Venezuela

What would you do if your income were taken care of?Just a few years ago, an unconditional basic income was considered a pipe dream. Today, this utopia is more imaginable than ever before – intense discussions are taking place in all political and scientific camps.FREE LUNCH SOCIETY provides background information about this idea and searches for explanations, possibilities and experiences regarding its implementation. Globalization, automation, Donald Trump. The middle class is falling apart. One hears talk about the causes, rather than about solutions. Time for a complete rethinking:An unconditional basic income means money for everyone – as a human right without service in return! Visionary reform project, neoliberal axe to the roots of the social state or socially romantic left-wing utopia? Depending on the type and scope, a basic income demonstrates very different ideological visions. Which side of the coin one sees depends on one’s own idea of humankind: inactivity as sweet poison that seduces people into laziness, or freedom from material pressures as a chance for oneself and for the community. Do we actually need the whip of existential fear to avoid a lazy, depraved life in front of the TV set? Or does gainful employment give our lives meaning and social footing simply because we haven’t known anything else for centuries? And because we’ve never all had the freedom to self-actualise in other ways?

Yalom’s Cure

 

Yalom's Cure Yalom’s Cure

Original title : Yalom’s Cure

Director : Sabine Gisiger

Cast : Irvin D. Yalom, Marilyn Yalom

Production year: 2014

Origin: Switzerland

Language: English

Genre: Documentary, Family

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Available in: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Uruguay, Venezuela

This cinematic feature documentary is more than a classic biography. Yalom takes the audience on an existential journey through the many layers of the human mind while he shares his fundamental insights and wisdom.

Step Up to the Plate

 

Step Up to the Plate

Original title : Entre les bras

Director : Paul Lacoste

Cast : Michel Bras, Sébastian Bras

Production year: 2012

Origin: France

Language: French

Genre: Documentary, Family

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Available in: Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Malta, Netherlands, Slovakia, Sweden, United Kingdom

A documentary on French chef Michel Bras and his decision to hand over his restaurant to his son, Sebastien, who has been working with him for 15 years.

St. Peter’s and the Papal Basilicas of Rome

 

St. Peter's and the Papal Basilicas of Rome St. Peter’s and the Papal Basilicas of Rome

Original title : San Pietro e le Basiliche Papali di Roma

Director : Luca Viotto

Cast : Micol Forti, Adriano Giannini, Antonio Paolucci

Production year: 2016

Origin: Italy

Language: Italian

Genre: Documentary

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Available in: Austria, Cyprus, Germany, Greece, Portugal, Slovenia

The unveiled treasures in the year of the Extraordinary Jubilee. The Papal Basilicas of Rome seen as never before: St. Peter’s, St. John in the Lateran, St Mary Major, St Paul Outside the Walls and the works of art enshrined within them. A film tour shot from previously unseen points of view with the latest-generation 3D and 4K technology.

Heart of Glass

 

Heart of Glass Heart of Glass

Original title : Heart of Glass

Director : Jérôme de Gerlache

Cast : Jeremy Wintrebert, Gert Bullée, Paul Groot

Production year: 2016

Origin: France

Language: English

Genre: Documentary

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Available in: Argentina, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, United Kingdom, United States, Venezuela

The film shows how passion can save lives and push the human experience beyond limits around the work of glass artist Jeremy Wintrebert.

Tonio

 

Tonio Tonio

Original title : Tonio

Director : Paula van der Oest

Cast : Pierre Bokma, Rifka Lodeizen, Chris Peters

Production year: 2016

Origin: Netherlands

Language: Dutch

Genre: Drama

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Available in: Austria, Canada, Germany, Ireland, Italy, United Kingdom, United States

On 23 May 2010, 21-year-old Tonio van der Heijden (played by Chris Peters) was hit by a car and taken in a critical condition to hospital, where he died. A tragic event that drastically changed the lives of his parents (played by Pierre Bokma and Rifka Lodeizen), who watched their only son pass away in intensive care. Reminded of his life by everything around and inside them, Tonio’s life left a legacy of phantom pain for his parents who mourn, and struggle to prevent their own lives from being dragged into a downward spiral of sorrow. A.F. Th. van der Heijden based his novel TONIO (de Bezige Bij) on the tragis accident that took the life of his only son. The book won the Libris Prize and the NS Publieksprijs (Public Award), and its author the prestigious P.C. Hooft Award. Over 200,000 copies of the book have been sold to date.

Life Feels Good

 

Life Feels Good Life Feels Good

Original title : Chce sie Zyc

Director : Maciej Pieprzyca

Cast : Dawid Ogrodnik, Dorota Kolak, Arkadiusz Jakubik

Production year: 2013

Origin: Poland

Language: Polish

Genre: Drama

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Available in: Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Luxembourg, Norway, Sweden, United States

The story of a boy suffering from cerebral palsy and his troubled growing up during Poland’s transition in the 1980s and 90s.

Fair Play

 

Fair Play Fair Play

Original title : Fair Play

Director : Andrea Sedlácková

Cast : Anna Geislerová, Eva Josefíková, Berenika Kohoutová

Production year: 2014

Origin: Czech Republic | Slovakia | Germany

Language: Czech

Genre: Drama

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Available in: Bolivia, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Ireland, Italy, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Peru, Portugal, Spain, United Kingdom, United States, Venezuela

The 1980s in Czechoslovakia. The young talented sprinter Anna (Judit Bárdos) is selected for the national team and starts training to qualify for the Olympic Games. As a part of the preparation she is placed in a secret « medical programme » where she’s getting doped with anabolic steroids. Her performance is getting better, but after she collapses at the training, she learns the truth about the drugs. Anna decides to continue in her training without the steroids even though her mother (Anna Geislerova) is worried that she won’t be able to keep up with other athletes and might not qualify for the Olympics, which she sees as the only chance for her daughter to escape from behind the Iron Curtain. After Anna finishes the last in the indoor race, her mother informs the coach (Roman Luknar) that Anna is no longer using steroids. They decide to apply the steroids to Anna secretly, pretending it’s nothing but doses of harmless vitamins.

In Grazia di Dio

 

In Grazia di Dio In Grazia di Dio

Original title : Quiet Bliss

Director : Edoardo Winspeare

Cast : Celeste Casciaro, Laura Licchetta, Anna Boccadamo

Production year: 2014

Origin: Italy

Language: Italian

Genre: Drama

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Available in: Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Ireland, Luxembourg, Malta, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Spain, United Kingdom, United States, Venezuela

Three generations of a family has to move back to their picturesque coastal town of their family’s origin and survive off the family farm, after their family company goes bankrupt. A feel-good drama about possibilities after a crises.