Films & Other Videos
Films with: Arestrup, Niels
- Affaire farewell
- In 1981 after the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. U.S.-Soviet relations are at their lowest point in more than a decade. A French businessman based in Moscow, Pierre Froment, makes an unlikely connection with Grigoriev, a senior KGB officer disenchanted with what the Communist ideal has become under Brezhnev. Grigoriev begins passing him highly sensitive information about the Soviet spy network in the U.S.
- DVD 8268
- At eternity's gate
- The last years of the great French painter Vincent van Gogh are dramatized. The focus is on the time the artist spent in Ales and Auvers-sur-Oise, France. The art of painting itself and the painter's relationship with the concept of infinity are central themes. Not an exhaustive overview of all events in the final years of Van Gogh's life, but focuses on key elements the artist experienced as he struggled with mental turmoil and produced some of his greatest masterpieces.
- DVD 12935
- Chantal Akerman in the seventies
- La chambre: The camera goes around the room three times, starting at a table, and slowly making its way 360 degrees around the room. Hotel Monterey: Short film consisting entirely of shots of people walking in and out of a rundown New York hotel. News from home: Presents a series of abstract and fragmentary images of everyday urban life in 1970s New York City, accompanied by the distinctive narration of filmmaker Chantal Akerman as she dispassionately reads through her mother's alternately affectionate, melancholic, and sincere, but maternally manipulative letters from her native Belgium. Je tu il elle: Akerman's first feature-length film. A jittery young woman gradually gains experience and maturity in her travels around France. Sex, love, food and personal identity become intertwined as she sets out to define herself, her loves, and her desires. Les rendez-vous d'Anna: An independent woman film-maker journeys through Germany, Belgium, and France, meeting a stream of friends, lovers, relatives, and strangers, and passing through alienating landscapes of anonymous hotel rooms, train stations, and cinemas.
- DVD 11349
- De battre mon coeur s'est arrete
- In this remake of Fingers, Tom, a ne'er-do-well, works with two scheming real estate men who have little or no morals. He decides to return to the piano, practicing Bachs' Toccata in E Minor for an important audition that could be a life-changing event.
- DVD 3810
- Diplomatie Diplomacy /
- Set in 1944, a historical drama that depicts the relationship between Dietrich von Choltitz, the German military governor of occupied Paris, and Swedish consul-general Raoul Nordling.
- DVD 11023
- Prophète A prophet /
- Malik el Djebena, who is condemned to six years in prison, cannot read or write, but soon figures out the politics of the prison. Though Malik is only 19-years-old, the leader of the Corsican gang who rules the prison corners him and gives him certain 'missions' to carry out. He quickly gains the confidence of the gang leader, as these assignments begin to toughen him up. But Malik soon develops some plans of his own.
- DVD 7545
- Sarah's key
- In modern-day Paris, a journalist finds her life becoming entwined with a young girl whose family was torn apart during the notorious Vel d'Hiv round up, which took place in Paris, in 1942. She stumbles upon a family secret which will link her forever to the destiny of a young Jewish girl, Sarah.
- DVD 8494
- Scaphandre et le papillon Diving bell and the butterfly/
- The French editor of Elle magazine, Jean-Dominique Bauby, who, in 1995 at the age of 43, suffered a stroke that paralyzed his entire body, except his left eye. Using that eye to blink out his memoir, Bauby eloquently described the aspects of his interior world, from the psychological torment of being trapped inside his body to his imagined stories from lands he'd only visited in his mind.
- DVD 5512