Wonderfully intelligent and perceptive The Iranian setting for this drama adds interest, but it's almost incidental to what makes this film so compelling. This contest between family members, between families, and between social classes could occur in any society. Deeply humane, the film is sympathetic to all the disputants, and the viewer is kept alert by the changes in perspective that come about every fifteen minutes with new turns in the plot and disclosures of information that upset assumptions, though they are always plausible.
One of the greatest truly amazing movie. Greater understanding of a different culture. Kind of sad and keeps you alert to the end. The ending felt so abrupt as it leaves you hanging. I would definitely recommend this movie.
Great Movie I am pretty sure that Jeffrey didn't understand the movie may be he was sleeping but this movie shows the most beautiful sense of humor any person may feel in their life don't miss this great movie
From the Academy Award winning director of A SEPARATION and the Academy Award nominated THE SALESMAN comes this mesmerizing thriller about a young woman’s mysterious disappearance. With the return of their close friend Ahmad from Germany, a group of old college pals decide to reunite for a weekend outing by the Caspian Sea. The fun starts right away as they catch on to the plan of Sepideh, who has brought along Elly, her daughter's kindergarten teacher, in hopes of setting her up with recently divorced Ahmad. But seemingly trivial lies, which start accumulating from the moment the group arrives at the seashore, come back to haunt them when one afternoon Elly suddenly vanishes. Her disappearance sets in motion a series of deceptions and revelations that threaten to shatter everything they hold dear.
Upon his estranged wife's request, Ahmad (Ali Mosaffa) returns to Paris from Tehran after a four year separation to finalize their divorce so Marie (Bérénice Bejo, The Artist, Academy Award Nominee for Best Supporting Actress, 2011) can marry her new boyfriend, Samir (Tahar Rahim, The Prophet, European Film Awards Winner for Best Actor, 2009). During his tense brief stay, Ahmad discovers the conflicting nature of Marie's relationship with her teenage daughter Lucie (Pauline Burlet). Ahmad's efforts to improve this relationship soon unveil a secret from their past.
Triumphant prize winner at many prestigious film festivals, this uplifting, crowd pleasing story of family and love was also nominated for an Academy Award as Best Foreign Language Film! When Ali loses his sister Zahra's school shoes, this young pair dream up a plan to stay out of trouble: they'll share his shoes and keep it a secret from their parents! But if they're going to successfully cover their tracks, Ali and Zahra must carefully watch their step on what rapidly turns into a funny and heartwarming adventure! A magical motion picture acclaimed by critics and audiences alike, Children of Heaven is a charming treat you'll love, too!
Alice Howland (Julianne Moore), happily married with three grown children, is a renowned linguistics professor who starts to forget words. When she receives a diagnosis of Early-Onset Alzheimer's Disease, Alice and her family find their bonds thoroughly tested. Her struggle to stay connected to who she once was is frightening, heartbreaking, and inspiring. Also starring Kristen Stewart, Kate Bosworth, Alec Baldwin and Hunter Parrish.
Married for almost 50 years|Grant and Fiona's serenity is interrupted by Fiona's increasingly frequent memory lapses. When it is no longer possible for either of them to ignore the fact that she is being consumed by Alzheimer's disease|the limits of love and loyalty are wrenchingly redefined.
Winner for Best Film at the Montreal Film Festival, this wonderfully romantic and uplifting story is from the acclaimed director of the Academy Award® nominee CHILDREN OF HEAVEN (Best Foreign Language Film, 1999). In a Tehran building site, a 17-year-old Iranian named Lateef is known more for his playful antics than his hard work. Then things take an unexpected turn when an Afghan coworker falls from the building and the worker's son, Rahmat, enters the scene to become the new provider for his family. But even as Lateef finds himself irresistibly drawn to Rahmat, it's not until the revelation of Rahmat's secret (that he is actually a young woman, posing as a man) that both of their lives are forever changed! A humorous and moving love story of the most romantic kind -- critics everywhere have declared this delightfully entertaining motion picture as one not to be missed!
Here's the powerful true story based on John Bayley's novels that earned Jim Broadbent an Academy Award® for Best Supporting Actor* and Academy Award Nominations* for Best Actress Judi Dench and Best Supporting Actress Kate Winslet! Judi Dench (Shakespeare In Love) and Kate Winslet (Titanic) bring to the screen one of the most extraordinary women of the 20th century, celebrated English author Iris Murdoch. As told by her unlikely soulmate, husband John Bayley, Iris first became known as a brilliant young scholar at Oxford whose boundless spirit dazzled those around her. Then, during a remarkable career as a novelist and philosopher, she continued to prove herself a woman ahead of her time. Even in later life, as age and illness robbed Iris of her remarkable gifts, nothing could diminish her immense influence or weaken the bond with her devoted husband.
NO ONE KNOWS ABOUT PERSIAN CATS is the fifth feature by award-winning director Bahman Ghobadi (A TIME FOR DRUNKEN HORSES, TURTLES CAN FLY), winner of the Un Certain Regard Jury Prize at the Cannes film festival. Co-written by imprisoned Iranian-American journalist Roxana Saberi, the film is an indictment of cultural repression in Iran's exciting underground music scene, a powerful cinematic foreshadowing of current protest movements, and a celebration of an entire generation of Iranians striving towards personal and creative freedom. Shot in secret and featuring extraordinary performances by real underground bands, NO ONE KNOWS ABOUT PERSIAN CATS follows a pair of young musicians, recently released from prison, on a mission to take their rock band to Europe. Forbidden by the authorities to play in Iran, they plan their escape abroad with a fast-talking music promoter...
Oscar® nominee Majid Majidi (Children Of Heaven, Best Foreign Language Film 1998) explores the world of a gifted blind boy at the mercy of his father's crippling sense of shame. Mohammad (Mohsen Ramezani) is an energetic 8-year-old who is much like the other children in his small Iranian village except in one regard: he is blind. But Mohammad's heightened remaining senses make him even more receptive to the world around him. His optimism, however, is not shared by his widower father (Hossein Mahjub), a bitter man who sees the boy's condition as a liability, especially as it pertains to his desire to marry the village beauty. Dad plans to farm out the boy to apprentice to a blind carpenter far away, but the boy's grandmother (Salime Feizi), the glue who holds the family together, may yet have the last word. (Original Title - Rang-e khoda) Motion Picture: 1999 Varahonar Film Co. All Rights Reserved. | English Subtitles: 2000 Sony Pictures Classics Inc. All Rights Reserved.
The Tree of Life is the impressionistic story of a Midwestern family in the 1950's. The film follows the life journey of the eldest son, Jack, through the innocence of childhood to his disillusioned adult years as he tries to reconcile a complicated relationship with his father (Brad Pitt). Jack (played as an adult by Sean Penn) finds himself a lost soul in the modern world, seeking answers to the origins and meaning of life while questioning the existence of faith. Through Malick's signature imagery, we see how both brute nature and spiritual grace shape not only our lives as individuals and families, but all life.
Insightful. Original. Exquisite. Georges and Anne have known a lifetime of love within their intimate marriage. Though their bond has survived time's test, it's about to meet its greatest challenge. Acclaimed director Michael Haneke brings a performance tour-de-force to the screen in a film that exalts the beautiful, compassionate and courageous within us all.
Juliette Binoche won the Best Actress prize in Cannes for her performance in this playful and provocative romantic drama from legendary auteur Abbas Kiarostami (TASTE OF CHERRY, THE WIND WILL CARRY US), his first feature made outside of Iran. Binoche plays a gallery owner living in a Tuscan village who attends a lecture by a British author (opera star William Shimell) on authenticity and fakery in art. Afterward, she invites him on a tour of the countryside, during which he is mistaken for her husband. They keep up the pretense and continue on their afternoon out, discussing love, life and art, and increasingly behaving like a long-married couple. But are they play-acting on a whim or is there more to their seemingly new relationship than meets the eye?
Juliette was 15 years in prison. Confronted with the unexpected goodness of her younger sister Léa, who makes Juliette a part of her family, very slowly breaks up the Juliette's ice and bitterness and she carefully opens up. (Original Title - Il y a longtemps que je t'aime) 2008 UGC YM. All Rights Reserved.
One Moment Can Change Your Life Forever. An international soccer star (Eduardo Verastegui) is on his way to sign a multimillion dollar contract when something happens that brings his career to an abrupt end. A beautiful waitress (Tammy Blanchard)|struggling to make it in New York City|discovers something about herself that she's unprepared for. In one irreversible moment|their lives are turned upside down...until a simple gesture of kindness brings them both together|turning an ordinary day into an unforgettable experience.