Saka - Nankana Sahib De Shaheed

Saka - Nankana Sahib De Shaheed 2016

Saka - The Martyrs of Nankana Sahib is a Punjabi historical film about 1921 Nankana Sahib massacre directed and written by Jagmeet Singh Samundri. The film is about a massacre (Saka) that happened during Sikh protests of 1920-21 in peaceful efforts to liberate Gurdwara Janam Asthan at Nankana Sahib.

La terreur et la vertu: Robespierre

La terreur et la vertu: Robespierre 1964

From April to July 1794, Robespierre forms a triumvirate with Saint-Just and Couthon. He plans to instate his ideal based on virtue and in times of revolutionary crisis, on terror. In May, he establishes the Cult of the Supreme Being. However, he still has numerous enemies...

La terreur et la vertu: Danton

La terreur et la vertu: Danton 1964

From November 1793 to April 1794, in order to reinforce the power of the Revolution, Robespierre strikes right and left. He successively sends the Hébertists to the guillotine, followed by Danton, the chief of the Indulgents, and Camille Desmoulins, who asked the new regime for clemency in his journal, Le Vieux Cordelier. Robespierre triumphs, but he is alone...

Le rose di Danzica

Le rose di Danzica 1979

The plagued climate of the era is realized in the encounter and later in the friendship between the general Konrad Von Der Berg, who refused to command a ruthless suppression of opponents and from whose diary the story is drawn, and Eric Von Lehner Baron, who has orders to escort Von Der Berg to a prison camp.

Amy

Amy 1984

The story of Amy Johnson who disappeared while piloting a RAF Wellington Bomber

Day of Independence

Day of Independence 2003

Zip, a 17 year-old Nisei (second-generation Japanese American) baseball pitcher, faces the tragic circumstances of the World War II internment of 110,000 Americans of Japanese ancestry. Set in a relocation camp in the summer of 1943, this film chronicles the journey of an American family torn apart by a forced and unjust incarceration, a father's decision that challenges his son to find strength, and ultimately his son's triumph through courage, sacrifice and the All-American game of baseball.

The Dream of the Red Chamber

The Dream of the Red Chamber 1962

The Ching Dynasty novel The Dream of The Red Chamber is not only the most widely read, but also the most filmed book in Chinese history. The sprawling love story has proven a challenge to many filmmakers, but this version is acclaimed as the most successful. A sumptuous feature which took three years of planning and another for production, it was a hugely popular and critical hit which still stands out as a classic of both 18th century literature and 1960s moviemaking.

Shinjuku Station

Shinjuku Station 1974

The Shinjuku district was the epicentre of Tokyo's art scene and the political fever pitch where protests took place on a regular basis during the 1960s. Jonouchi's compilation footage of the area defies documentary imagery and transforms itself into something altogether more poetically subjective, attempting to capture the chaos of the location through his camerawork and editing. In 1974, Jonouchi projected images of the past onto himself whilst reciting Dada-influenced and virtually inaudible poetry generating a cacophony of images and sounds, drawing from and participating in the maelstrom of political and artistic expression during the era.

Inside the Forbidden City

Inside the Forbidden City 1965

It seems that Li Zhenfei was once an imperial concubine, who often found herself competing with her rival Madame Liu for the emperor's sole, undivided attention. When Li gives birth to the Emperor's child, the jealous Liu switches the boy with a cat and commands a servant named Kou Zhu to kill the baby. However, Kou Zhu ignores the order and gives the prince-to-be to the emperor's brother, a decision which eventually leads to the boy being adopted by the emperor himself! But as fate would have it, to go along with his new son, the emperor has a new wife as well - Madame Liu! As this strange new family unit is being constructed, poor Li Zhenfei has been confined to the forbidden palace, condemned to never see or speak to her son, the prince. But destiny reunites her with her son, but will this family reunion be a happy one? And will Madame Liu finally be punished for her treachery?

Roger D'Astous

Roger D'Astous 2016

A documentary about montreal architect Roger D'astous, who battled all his life to create a nordic architecture. Starchitect in the 60s, this Frank L. Wright student then fell from grace before rising again at the dawn of the century.

The Mirror and the Lichee

The Mirror and the Lichee 1967

Movie queen Ivy Ling Po is ideally cast as a male scholar in this historical Huangmei Opera romance. It’s a tragic love story between the scholar and a local beauty (played by Fang Ying). He polishes mirrors as a pretext to get closer to his love, who signals her approval by tossing him a bunch of lichees. From that point on the course of true love proves operatically rocky, complete with murder and suicide.

The Disputation

The Disputation 1986

In 1263, King James I of Aragon organizes a debate between representatives of Judaism and Christianity regarding whether or not Jesus was the Messiah.