Jean-Claude Brisseau (Secret Things, The Exterminating Angels, A L’Aventure) is an auteur often associated with films that are sexually provocative, risqué and controversial. In this darkly fascinating tale, Professor Tessier (Bruno Cremer), a famous scientist, has an unruly adolescent daughter, Isabelle, who is paralysed from the waist down. From the outset we learn that Tessier is a killer, systematically murdering children who vandalised his lab. Tyrannical and extremely controlling of his daughter, Tessier is also an introverted figure that at times evokes pity. As he descends into a moral abyss his daughter Isabelle increasingly opens up to the world.
Jean-Claude Brisseau (Secret Things, The Exterminating Angels, A L’Aventure) is an auteur often associated with films that are sexually provocative, risqué and controversial. Winner of the Special Youth Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, THE SOUND AND THE FURY presents a brutal, shocking and poignant look at the lives of children living in the Paris projects.
Based on the best-selling novel by Afghan-born Atiq Rahimi (Winner of France’s prestigious Prix Goncourt) and co-adapted for the screen by the legendary Jean-Claude Carrière, THE PATIENCE STONE is a bold, powerful and ultimately uplifting story of one woman’s resolve to break free from silence and years of oppression, featuring a breath-taking performance from Iranian actress Golshifteh Farahani (Asghar Farhadi’s About Elly, Ridley Scott’s Body of Lies).
An intimate and fascinating documentary that invites you to go behind the curtains of one of the world’s greatest operas, Verdi’s masterpiece, La Traviata. Director Philippe Béziat offers a rare glimpse into the creative process of renowned singers and musicians as they collaborate to produce a contemporary re-telling of this classic opera at the prestigious Festival d’Aix-en-Provence in France.
Available on DVD from 26th May 2014. Pre-order your copy here.
ZERO DEGREES is a remarkable collaboration between four of today's most respected artists. Moroccan-Flemish SIDI LARBI CHERKAOUI is well known for his work with Les Ballets C. de la B. while AKRAM KHAN is world renowned for developing his own 'contemporary Kathak' style, winning numerous awards. For Zero Degrees they bring their unique styles together in this spellbinding piece of dance.
His path to enlightenment began with revenge… In his directorial debut, Buddhist lama Neten Chokling vividly presents the captivating story of Milarepa, the man who would become Tibet’s greatest yogi. TWO-DISC SET, including "TEACHINGS ON MILAREPA" (175 mins), featuring contributions from Buddhist luminaries such as Khandro Rinpoche, Ani Pema Chödrön, director of MILAREPA Neten Chokling Rinpoche and many others.
Laurent Bouhnik's Q is a probing look at the nature of sexual impulses and the unique intimacy that only sex can create between two people. When the enigmatic Cecile walks into the lives of a group of conflicted teenagers, their deepest-felt sexual urges are unleashed and their worlds changed forever.
This major work brings together two of today's pre-eminent dance talents, AKRAM KHAN, world renowned for developing his own 'contemporary Kathak' style, and international superstar SYLVIE GUILLEM, as they explore the dynamics and language of two great classical dance forms, kathak and ballet.
GIACOMO PUCCINI's immortal opera is brought to life in a lavish new feature-film version directed by Academy Award nominee ROBERT DORNHELM (The Children of Theatre Street) and starring the opera world's "dream team", soprano ANNA NETREBKO and tenor ROLANDO VILLAZON.