The film is about a protagonist's journey from religious hatred to love with the theme of the partition of Bengal in the background. Its relevance in the present Indian environment clouded by religious extremism was widely unrecognized. This is the story of Saket Ram, as narrated by his grandson. The film takes place as Ram, a retired archeologist, lies on his deathbed on December 6th, 1999, the 7th anniversary of the destruction of Babri Mosque in Ayodhya.
The Wonders is an enchanting drama centered around a family of beekeepers who are struggling to make ends meet on their farm nestled deep in the Italian countryside. While the seemingly bucolic landscape and lifestyle harkens back to another era (the film itself is evocative of such European classics as Victor Ericeês Spirit of the Beehive and Felliniês Nights of Cabiria), the story takes place very much in the present, something which comes into sharp focus when a reality TV show (featuring a host played by Monica Bellucci) arrives in town intent on showcasing the family. At once beautiful, intimate, and completely transporting, Rohrwacherês second feature (her first, Corpo Celeste, premiered in Cannes in 2011) followed up its Cannes win by playing such prestigious showcases as the New York Film Festival, the London Film Festival, AFI Fest, and International Film Festival Rotterdam.
An idealistic architect battles corrupt business interest and his love for a married woman in this well-made drama starring Oscar and Golden Globe-winner Gary Cooper ("High Noon," "The Pride of the Yankees"). Co-starring Oscar-nominee Raymond Massey ("Arsenic and Old Lace," "How the West Was Won") and Oscar and Golden Globe-winner Patricia Neal ("Breakfast at Tiffany's"). Directed by Oscar-honoree King Vidor ("War and Peace," "The Champ").
Akim is a young Muslim called to be an Imam. His identity will be turned upside down when he is touched by the love of Christ... In the midst of a family chaos and faced with his brother’s disapproval, Akim will struggle to be accepted his conversion to Christianity by his loved ones.
ALASKALAND tells the story of Chukwuma, an Alaska-raised Nigerian struggling to balance his cultural heritage with the pressures of the larger world around him. After a family tragedy forces a two-year estrangement from his younger sister Chidinma, the siblings reconnect in their hometown. Although their time apart has created new frictions, they find their reconciliation bringing them closer to each other and to their roots in this gorgeous, knowing debut film.
Inside an Israeli maximum-security prison, convicts organize into Jewish and Arab factions. As insults beget violence, which erupts into an orgy of bloodshed, conditions in the prison mirror life Beyond the Walls.
In an institutional microcosm of ancient hatreds and misunderstandings between people trapped together in a small, suffocating space, the future seems to hold only more violence--stoked by the corrupt, criminal entrenched men in positions of power. Is it this life inside the prison ... or life outside? But in the very heart of rabid violence, a surprising hope emerges--a hope for a future of understanding, acceptance and peace.
A 13-year-old American boy is recruited by terrorists to bomb a U.S. embassy in Delhi. After being brainwashed he is sent to live with a Muslim family prior to the attack. However, the man harboring him begins to play a dangerous game when he attempts to convince the boy not to go through with the bombing.
MY NAME IS KHAN is the triumphant story of an unconventional hero and the obstacles he must overcome to regain the love of his life. Rizvan Khan, a Muslim man who has Aspergers Syndrome, moves to San Francisco and falls in love with the beautiful Mandira. They marry and have a happy life; until September 11, 2001, when attitudes towards Muslims undergo an alarming change. After a series of tragic events leaves her devastated, Mandira splits from Rizvan, leaving him alone once again. To win her back, Rizvan embarks on a touching and inspiring journey across America to clear his name and prove his love to the woman who has captured his heart.
Gifted Eyad (Tawfeek Barhom), a Palestinian Israeli boy, is given the chance to go to a prestigious Jewish boarding school in Jerusalem. As he desperately tries to fit in with his Jewish schoolmates and within Israeli society, Eyad develops a friendship with another outsider, Jonathan (Michael Moshonov, Lebanon) a boy suffering from muscular dystrophy, and gradually becomes part of the home Jonathan shares with his mother, Edna (Yael Abecassis, Kadosh, Alila, To Live and Become). After falling in love with Naomi (Daniel Kitsis), a Jewish girl, he leaves school when their relationship is uncovered, and he discovers that he will have to sacrifice his identity in order to be accepted. Faced with a choice, Eyad will have to make a decision that will change his life forever.
A drama, set in Southern U.S. in 1960's, revolving around teenager Lily Owens (Fanning) and her nanny, Rosaleen (Hudson), who flee their hometown to escape their harsh upbringing and uncover the mysteries of Lily's later mother. Along the way they encounter the Boatwrights, a trio of beekeeping sisters (Latifah, Okonedo, Keys), who fold the girl to their South Carolina home.
Based on the best selling novel by Peter Cameron, Someday This Pain Will Be Useful To You is a funny and heartfelt film about a vulnerable yet precocious teenager named James with a deep appreciation for the world and no idea how to live in it. Living in New York City, the child of divorced parents who may be better served examining their own lives, James rejects all the assumptions that govern the adult world around him, including the expectation that he will go to college in the Fall. A FilmBuff Presentation. MPAA Rating: NOTRATED
Following riots in Gujarat, Arati experiences guilt when she did not open her door to shelter an injured Muslim woman. Her husband, Sanjay, had looted merchandise from shops, and his brother, Devan, had even sexually molested Muslim women. A young lad, Mohsin, leaves the safety of an army-guarded camp to look for his father. Meanwhile Music maestro, Jahangir Khan, faces isolation. Sameer Shaikh and his Hindu wife, Anuradha, decide to re-locate to Delhi. Muneera suspects her Hindu friend, Jyoti, of setting her house on fire, while biased police officers continue oppressing Muslims and five Muslim men find a gun and attempt to seek vengeance.