Celebrate the 10th anniversary of André Rieu’s traditional summer evening concerts, staged on the most romantic city square in The Netherlands: the Vrijthof in Maastricht! One of the most popular live acts in the world, the King of Waltz will be working his magic to present an unforgettable evening full of humour, music and emotion for every age.
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The Dark Horse is an inspiring true story based on the life of a charismatic, brilliant but little-known New Zealand Hero and Chess champion - Genesis Potini. An emotionally-charged, inspiring drama about a man who searches for the courage to lead, despite his own adversities - finding purpose and hope in passing on his gift to children in his community.
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While investigating a series of disturbing and baffling crimes, family man and New York City police officer Ralph Sarchie becomes convinced that something supernatural and sinister is stalking his city. He teams up with Father Mendoza, a priest skilled in the ritual of exorcisms. Now Sarchie and Mendoza must combat the demonic possessions that are tearing New York apart and do battle with a primal evil beyond man's control.
When a misunderstood dust-keeper fairy named Zarina steals Pixie Hollow's all-important Blue Pixie Dust and flies away to join forces with the pirates of Skull Rock, Tinker Bell and her fairy friends must embark on the adventure of a lifetime to return it to its rightful place.
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Following the unprecedented success of the 50th anniversary special in cinemas around the globe, BBC Worldwide is delighted to announce a unique big-screen opportunity for the special feature-length first episode of series 8 launching Peter Capaldi as the Twelfth Doctor.
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Stunning animation and epic new villains highlight the first new Dragon Ball Z feature film in 17 years! Beerus, the God of Destruction, travels to Earth in search of a good fight. Only Goku, humanity’s greatest hero, can ascend to the level of a Super Saiyan God and stop Beerus’s rampage!
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Based on the internationally best-selling novel by Jonas Jonasson, The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared is the unlikely story of Allan Karlsson who decides it's not too late to start over.
Shivani Shivaji Roy is an astute cop working in a Mumbai Crime Branch unit. Deft at picking up hidden clues and fearless in confronting hardened criminals, Shivani stumbles into the world of debauchery, cruel desires and exploitation and onto a case that will change her life forever.
Join the world’s biggest band on stage from the Italian leg of their record breaking tour. Filmed live at the iconic San Siro Stadium, Milan, this stunning and exclusive 75 minute concert film also features an additional never before seen 15 minute cinema segment filmed with the boys themselves.
Like always, Postman Pat is happily going about his duty delivering letters and parcels around the fictional town of Greendale. One day, auditions for the TV talent show, "You're the One", are held in Greendale, which Pat manages to pass. With Pat required to be away from Greendale whilst participating in the contest, various Patbot 3000 robots are deployed to take Pat's postal duties. This soon turns out to be an evil plot to take over the world, which Pat must now stop.
Unassuming heroism may be the only kind that makes any sense to Christchurch filmmaker Gerard Smyth. Eighty-year-old writer Jean Watson could hardly be more self-deprecating in responding to his attention in this film, but by the end of his account of her surprising life you might wonder why there’s not been a film about her already.
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It's the most populous gathering on Earth and it takes place every three years over 55 days and is a defining pilgrimage for around 100 million Hindus. Three small boys become our de facto guides into this vast, heaving convergence of castes and regional cultures.
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Australian transplant Eve is a gifted singer/songwriter undergoing treatment for depression. Singing your heart out clearly offers therapy no clinic can provide. James, an aspiring singer too, sabotaged less by his delicate physique than by his own pithily proclaimed high standards. He’s thunderstruck when his new friend Eve threatens to live up to them.
Notoriously, ear-splittingly loud, underground Christchurch band Into the Void has been laying down Black Sabbath-inspired riffage for more than 20 years. Margaret Gordon’s lively and eccentric documentary introduces us to the band’s original members: guitarist Jason Greig, sound artist Paul Sutherland, drummer Mark Whyte and vocalist Ronnie van Hout.
Philosopher-activist Noam Chomsky sits down with filmmaker Michel Gondry for an extended conversation. What does the father of modern linguistics and the man best known for helming the Charlie Kaufman-penned romantic fantasy Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind have to talk about?
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Two ex-brothers-in-law take a holiday in Iceland in this deft, surprisingly plausible comedy of 70-something buddydom. Retired surgeon Mitch is the organiser – an obstreperous big kid. Former banker Colin is the organised one – droll, a bit sad, but somehow mindful that Mitch is a more empathetic creature than his party boy façade would have you believe.
Richard, a young gay man is left bereft by the accidental death of Kai, the love of his life. His quest for consolation compels him to seek out Kai’s only living relative, his mother Junn, a Chinese-Cambodian immigrant who speaks virtually no English. He struggles to connect with her via an interpreter, keen to relieve her loneliness. But Junn’s resistance is dogged and blunt. The road to any reconciliation is rugged and unpredictable.
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Living Is Easy with Eyes Closed is a funny and touching tale of a road trip powered by heartfelt Beatlemania. Antonio, is a schoolteacher in a small Spanish town. It’s 1966. Franco is in power. By the rigid standards of the day the dishevelled, unmarried Antonio is a wild and crazy guy, using the lyrics of ‘Help!’ to teach English to his students. When Antonio learns that John Lennon is in Spain filming Richard Lester’s How I Won the War, he sets out to meet his hero.
The National Gallery, the splendidly accessible repository of European art that overlooks Trafalgar Square, is the subject of Frederick Wiseman’s latest documentary. The film focuses less on the inner workings than on the art itself, considering how and why the gallery and its visitors apprehend its value.
A teenage girl named Sepideh dreams of becoming a renowned astronomer. Lugging a telescope as tall as herself, Sepideh spends her nights stargazing, inspired by Anousheh Ansari, the first Iranian in space. But achieving such a lofty ambition is easier said than done for an Iranian girl.
Adapted from a French graphic novel, the film is set in a dystopian near-future where the last surviving humans have taken refuge in a train forever circling the planet. The lower classes, forcibly segregated in the slum-like back end of the train, start an uprising and fight their way to the front to seize control of the train from their tyrannical elite.
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Still Life is a poignant drama about a lonely, sweetly idealistic man who finds fulfilment in helping everyone but himself. For over 22 years, life for the unassuming John May (an unforgettable performance from the ever-watchable Eddie Marsan) has been his work for a South London local council, finding the next of kin of those in the borough who have passed away alone.
Once, tending to our dead was the domain of small businesses, churches and local councils. Now, crematoriums, cemeteries and funeral services are being bought and streamlined by multinational enterprises. Many families have felt the sting of exorbitant costs and limited options – and in Australia Aboriginal traditional practices are barely acknowledged. At a community centre in Port Kembla, south of Sydney, a group of women resolve to run a non-profit alternative.
In 1929, German physician Friedrich Ritter abandoned wife, family and civilisation to settle on unoccupied Floreana with Dore Strauch, his patient and lover. Not long after, the Baroness Eloise von Wagner showed up and threatened to turn the island into a tourist resort. When American philanthropist George Allan Hancock met the Baroness on one of his research trips to the Galapagos, she became his most exciting discovery. The stage was set for her international fame and a sharp decline in the population of paradise.
When his daughter declares with a flounce that he can’t stop her marrying a moneyless wastrel many years her senior, multi-millionaire Germán takes the wake-up call. He realises what partying throngs of hangers-on have known for years: his three 20-something children are vain, extravagant, hideously spoiled and incapable of fending for themselves. The time has come to revoke their keys and credit cards.
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A tale of suicidal 30-something twins coming to each other’s rescue. Milo, a gay wannabe actor at the end of his rope in Los Angeles. Kristen Wiig is a dental technician in small-town NY State, married to the world’s most upbeat, understanding guy.
A humble bamboo cutter finds a miniature doll-like princess tucked inside a bamboo shoot who transforms into a baby. The couple adopt the child as their own. When gifts of gold and fine silks are found in the forest, they abandoned their pastoral lifestyle so that they can raise their young girl to be a proper princess.
While Sandra's been away, upper-management have realised that the work can be achieved without her, so now they want to fire her and make everyone else work a bit harder, with a 1,000-euro bonus as a sweetener. Desperately, Sandra forces her duplicitous staff rep… to institute a vote – do they want their bonus or their colleague Sandra?
A dramatic portrait of writer Violette Leduc. Leduc struggled for years before achieving success in 1964 with her intrepidly honest memoir La Bâtarde. We follow Leduc from tough times as a wartime black marketeer to her acceptance by the literary avant-garde of postwar Paris.
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Writer-director Damián Szifrón single-handedly resurrects the portmanteau film, telling six blackly comic tales in which contemporary characters vent their frustrations in fabulous revenge plots and spectacular meltdowns. Beware the reviews: they’re fantastic, but they give away some of Szifrón’s most niftily delivered narrative bombshells.
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The film spans 20 years, from Saint Laurent’s arrival at Dior, a fashion house he would go on to direct when barely 21 years old, to the founding of his own YSL label; from dazzling inspiration to the debilitating strain of designing four collections a year.
Italian with English subtitles. Irene (Margherita Buy) spends her life travelling around the world to the best hotels, judging their standards in every fastidious respect. Her elaborate reports detail and rate everything from the service to the temperature of the soup to the clarity of the wine glasses. However whilst she remains content she is also supremely unaware of the glaring imperfections in her own personal life.
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Italian with English subtitles. Paolo Genovese, the director who brought us festival hits ‘The Immature’ and ‘The Immature: The Trip’ returns with another stellar ensemble cast and a quirky, amusing look at one man’s desire to create the ideal family.
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Italian with English subtitles. When husband and father of two Giulio upsets his comfortable life by having an affair, his wife Elena cannot forgive him. Taking full responsibility Giulio decides to move out, promising that he will continue to support the family financially despite his meagre monthly salary. He is faced with the problem of where to move; his friends have their own problems without having to support him; apartments are too expensive and he resists staying with his mistress.
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Italian with English subtitles. A beautiful love story. Guido (Luca Marinelli) is a young man who spends his nights as a hotel porter reading his much-loved classical books. In the morning, he goes home to deliver breakfast in bed and make love to his girlfriend Antonia (Italian pop singer Thony, aka Federica Victoria Caiozzo). After six years together they are still desperately in love, but one thing is missing - a child.
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Italian with English subtitles. Irene (Jasmine Trinca) is an angel of mercy. Going by the pseudonym Honey, she works under the radar and outside the law to assist the terminally ill pass-on peacefully and with dignity. She carries out her business with conviction and grace, for which she’s paid handsomely. However the work is not without its costs and Irene lives a largely insulated life with personal relationships kept at arm’s length.
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Italian with English subtitles. Director Roberto Andò’s timely political dramady uncannily presaged Italy’s national elections held last year. The story begins with Olivieri, the disillusioned leader of a party resembling Italy’s Partito Democratico, who 'escapes’ in the middle of an election campaign. Olivieri’s handler, Andrea, is left desperate and he convinces Olivieri’s twin, Giovanni (also played by Servillo), a philosophy professor, just out of a psychiatric hospital, to masquerade as his brother.
Italian with English subtitles. A man, a legend. Domenico Modugno (played by Giuseppe Fiorello) charmed the world with his serenading voice, his songs becoming the symbol of the Italian grandeur in the ‘60s.
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Italian with English subtitles. After being ambushed by a rival Mafia clan, and winning the shootout, Salvo sneaks into the house of one of the clan’s last members to finish the job. Upon entry he discovers Rita, a beautiful, young blind girl who senses his presence but powerlessly stands by while he assassinates her brother. After sparing Rita’s life, Salvo escorts her to an abandoned factory where he holds her captive. He battles with his duty to dispose of this witness while his fascination with her grows. Finally, an intense and unexpected miracle results in an unbreakable bond between the two.
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Italian with English subtitles. Cosimo (Valerio Mastandrea) and Elia (Elio Germano) are two young brothers dreaming of success in the construction business. They travel from Rome to a remote Apennine mountain village where they have been contracted to rebuild a villa for the retired singer Fausto Mieli (Morandi), a divisive local figure who is planning a comeback concert.
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Italian with English subtitles. A taut thriller in the John Grisham tradition, ‘The Lithium Conspiracy’ is set against a shadowy world of intrigue and corruption. Giulio is a lawyer dealing with the fallout from a company merger while attempting to reunite with his estranged family.
Italian with English subtitles. Through intersecting stories including a troubled teen romance, an idealistic teacher trying to help disillusioned students and a headmistress turned Good Samaritan, director Giuseppe Piccioni introduces to us schoolyard characters teetering between high expectations and overwhelming despair.
Italian with English subtitles. Antonio (Alessandro Siani), is a penniless volunteer who works as a guinea pig for pharmaceutical companies. When he finds himself in the presence of Letizia (Sarah Felberbaum), a beautiful but spoiled princess in search of popularity, he quickly falls head over heels in love with her.
Italian with English subtitles. Based on the British sitcom of the same name, ‘The Worst Week of My Life’ was a huge box office success in Italy with audiences flocking to see this hilarious comedy. Paolo (Fabio De Luigi), a 40-year-old advertising agent, and Margherita (Cristiana Capotondi), a 30-year-old vet, are in love and looking forward to married life - despite the lack of enthusiasm from Margherita’s rich and eccentric parents.
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Italian with English subtitles. When corrupt senator Michele Spagnolo (Michele Placido) suffers a stroke while in bed with a showgirl, the part of his brain that controls his inhibitions is damaged, creating one of a rare and endangered species - the honest politician.
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Italian with English subtitles. Fausto Brizzi, director of 2013 festival hit ‘Love is in the Air’, makes a triumphant return this year with yet another hilarious perspective on family, love and relationships. Andrea lives as the sole male in a house of seven eccentric and overbearing women. Each female has a dominating characteristic, be it an intense hatred of men, a promiscuous tendency, or simple self-obsession. Their inconsiderate antics are the sole reason that, one by one, Andrea’s girlfriends are driven away from him.