Highly visual, complexly edited and without a traditional narrative, the film zeroes in on a group of 25 people acting out a series of semi-ritualistic behavior patterns. But their eccentric impulses are aborted in unpredictable ways with each attempt at action or development…
Though he always dreamed of a singing career, first-generation Italian-American Frank Gregorio obeyed his parents’ wishes and became a psychiatrist. But when a patient introduces Frank to karaoke, a long-buried passion is quickly resurrected.
Memories of the trains that once existed in Mauritius are still fresh in the minds of the few witnesses. Numerous anecdotes pave the path of the trains, which moved around the island from 1864 to 1964, giving us a glimpse of the fanciful railway era of Mauritius.
In Once Upon a Time, a sequence of slides, each slowly dissolving into the next, shows an extremely broad selection of images: diagrams and chemical formulas, the birth of a baby, groups of workers, scenes from nature and civilization, views of a big city and biological charts.
A Hong Kong ode to pre-war Shanghai. The legendary city of pulsating nightclubs, Japanese spies and dandy gangsters, summed up in stylish black-and-white Kung Fu films. A poor boy from the country fights his way to the top in a film that can compete with the best of them.
A king, who calls himself “I the First”, wants to know, who of his three daughters loves him most. The youngest of them, Maruška, states that she loves him like salt. The king is flamed up, because salt is just a “worthless mineral”, and he expels her out of the palace.
Countdown is Pierrot’s way of living. He has for obsession the time going by, and fears his mother’s death. His only friend Elise, and the lonely bunker on top of the hill, here is all Pierrot’s universe. Visions come to him more often, becoming hallucinations.
Eighteen-year-old Angele Dubois is sent out to work by her parents and finds herself working as a maid for the local doctor and his wife. Angele meets a man visiting town for a funeral, Grégoire, who claims to be in the music industry and the two become involved in a romantic tryst.