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The Worst Person in the World


“For a long time I have wanted to make a film about love. One that goes a bit deeper than normal onscreen love stories, where everything is so simple.... A film that will look seriously at the difficulties of meeting someone … at how irresolute and uncertain even the most rational and otherwise self-confident people [...]



Mary Anning (Winslet) devotes her days on Southwest England’s Dorset coast to finding and cataloguing fossils of ammonites, extinct and beautiful sea creatures. In the early 19th century this is no work for a woman, and no scientific society will have her. So Mary toils alone, even as male scientists visit to study and take [...]

Cold War – Der Breitengrad der Liebe


“Paweł Pawlikowski’s love letter to his parents is a sweeping tale of passion and politics set in the shadow of the Iron Curtain. Paweł Pawlikowski won the best director award at Cannes in May for this sweepingly intimate love story about a star-crossed couple falling together and apart through the Iron Curtain of postwar Europe. [...]

The Death of Louis XIV


"In "The Death of Louis XIV" we watch as power is taken from the Sun King. This claustrophobic and often grimly funny procedural stays largely confined to the bedside of the debilitated monarch (played by Jean-Pierre Léaud) as he deteriorates during his final days, endlessly poked and prodded by the big medical brains of his court. Closer [...]

La loi du marché – The Measure of a Man


“An unflinching look at deteriorating working — and non-working — conditions for the common man and woman in contemporary France, “La loi du marché” has the disquieting ring of truth. Vincent Lindon, in his third collaboration with Stéphane Brizé, is the only trained actor in the cast. Thirty or so non-actors performing roles close to [...]