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Adieu Bonaparte

  In 1798, Napoleon lands his army in Egypt, defeats the Mameluke warlords (the remnants of Ottoman rule), and goes on to Cairo. Three brothers, who are Egyptian patriots, chafe Read More

After the War

  Bologna, 2002. Opposition to the Labor Law is exploding at Italian universities. The murder of a judge reopens old political wounds between Italy and France. Marco, a former left-wing Read More

Speak Up

  The French have always had a way with words, which is why the annual college concours Eloquentia, or eloquence competitions, seem to have the same status there that the Read More

The Plays of Georges Feydeau

  A collection of five plays written by Georges Feydeau performed by talented cast members at the Théâtre Marigny, the Théâtre St. Georges, and at La Maison des Arts de Read More

The Romanovs: An Imperial Family

  The Romanovs: An Imperial Family with English subtitles is a 2000 Russian film by Gleb Panfilov about the last days of Tsar Nicholas II and his family. The Russian Read More

The Return

  Two teenage Russian boys have their father return home suddenly after being absent for 12 years. The father takes the boys on a holiday to a remote island on Read More

The House of Sand

  Áurea arrives at a town in the dunes of State of Maranhão, Brazil, in 1910, having for female company only her mother Maria. She is pregnant and wants a Read More

The Motorcycle Diaries

  The dramatization of a motorcycle road trip Che Guevara went on in his youth that showed him his life’s calling.

The Holy Girl

  ENT physicians gather at a provincial hotel in Salta. The hotel owner, Helena, is subdued, brittle, avoiding the calls of her ex-husband’s pregnant wife. Family dysfunction seems everywhere. Helena’s Read More


  In August, when Madrid’s upper and middle classes escape the unbearable heat of the city for beach holidays, three poor inner-city teenagers are left in their crumbling neighborhood looking Read More