Arguably the greatest writer ever to come out of Latin America, Jorge Luis Borges was a master at making post-modern literary theory accessible by dramatizing it in compact, mind-bending stories. Although his unusual upbringing and his many controversial political sympathies once overshadowed his literary legacy, Borges has indisputably taken his place in history as one of the most important writers of the 20th century. This documentary examines Borges' extraordinary life and work, using dramatizations of his most memorable stories and rare interview footage with the author at his Buenos Aires home. Filmed just three years before his death in 1986, this program makes a bold attempt to relate Borges' private life to his public persona, and the real man to his fictitious world.
Autumn 1990. A young Austrian goes to a party held by some of his friends and provokes a hideous bloodbath. As a reflection of daily reality and its crass representation in the horror of one extreme crime, Michael Haneke has mounted material taken from one whole day of ORF (Austrian TV) broadcasting, using it in proportion to the time allocated to it in the programme schedule.
Lenny has some perplexing dreams.
A subtle play of characters, in which people who live isolated lives in concrete skyscrapers are tempted in particular situations.
In this lesbian-themed story, Faye Wong plays a modest Mainland girl named Fang who migrates to Hong Kong and becomes a singer at a nightclub.
A movie based on book and record by Hans Alfredson.
A exploration of the origin, theory, philosophy and themes of Stephen Dwoskin's films from 1963 to 1984.
About a woman and her boring life, based on haiku poems by Sonja Åkesson.
Artist John Smith tells stories about tower block life, editing in bold, unconventional fashion, cutting into the material and highlighting the components and conventions of the film form - yet an intimate portrait of the block's inhabitants still emerges.
A young woman schemes to marry a wealthy businessman by becoming his secretary.
After his wife's murder and house burnt, a young soldier is in search for new home for his daughter. But coming to chaotic at the beginning of the war Zagreb is no place for hope...
Simon is a naughty and dreamer boy who lives with his older brothers, his religious mother and the hard hand of his father. He goes to school, plays with his friends in the town and fulfills the duties of the home as any of the neighbors of his age. However, his story changes course when he decides to become a true magician and learn to fly after hearing from the lips of the black Fruits the fantastic stories of myths and legends of the Antioquia region. Adaptation of the homonymous story by Tomás Carrasquilla. From OtraParte
Much-married and once successful writer Henry T. Aythecliff, now heavily in debt, summons his three ex-wives to his mansion, planning to extort a sizable amount of money from each. When he is discovered dead, clues indicate that each of his four wives had motive and opportunity to murder him, and a young detective must sift through some ingeniously devised evidence.