Piotr Pavlensky is the most radical artist in Russia and he commits to political protests against the repressive policy of the government. The photo of him with his lips stitched together, a symbol of protest against the incarceration of Pussy Riot, was one of those recognised by the Reuters agency. Pavlensky's dramatic performances show self-mutilation - cutting of an ear, wrapping his body in barbed wire in front of prosecutor's office and nailing down his genitals to the pavement on the Red Square. The message is extremely clear - but is it effective? Pavlensky's work poses a problem to the authorities - it does not break the law, but it disturbs the order and no one knows how to restore it. The film raises a question about the lines between life, politics, art, and madness.
It is the first in history full-length feature film in Strip-Tease poetics (a Belgium TV documentary running on RTBF since 1985). The main character, judge Anne Gruwez, for three years allowed the producers of this documentary to observe her work and exposed the whole truth behind criminal investigations. It bore fruits of numerous (but not always politically correct) humorous scenes showing the ups and downs of this eccentric individual's life.
A sport drama about the hard and ruthless rules that govern sport. The film is also a universal story about dreams and dreamers, about outsiders who never give up as well as friendship and solidarity. "The Dragon Spring" is a film depicting passion and struggle against all odds. Paweł, the protagonist, dreams of coaching his favourite team - Arsenal F.C. However, for now he has to work with the worst football - playing eleven in Poland. It will be an educational experience, and not only for him.
A deaf mute four year old girl, Libby, lives in a silent world. It changes, when she meets the caring Joanne, a social worker who shows the girl ways in which she can communicate. The winner of this year's Academy Award for the Best Live Action Short Film. It was based on the script by Rachel Shenton. She wrote it based of her own experience as a child whose parent lost hearing.
Three adaptations of Edgara Allana Poe's stories by European cinema masters. They describe people's weakness and their inability to predict or avoid the things that are coming. Countess Frederica, who has an inclination for indulging her desires, wants to seduce her cousin, Wilhelm. The second part's protagonist tells his confessor the story of his double who appears whenever he does something despicable. In the third story, an English actor, Toby, comes to Rome to play a part in a "Catholic Western". There are stars of the past decades in the cast: Jane Fonda, Brigitte Bardot, Alain Delon and Terence Stamp.