In the Victorian period, two teenagers, David and Sarah, travel with a caravan from Baghdad to Damascus. At an oasis, the white slave agent known as the Jackal raids them, mainly to add the beautiful young Sarah to his harem. Only David and Sarah narrowly escape, and all the others are slayed in the massacre. Their flight leads them to a beautiful oasis – their paradise – where they discover love and sex. However, the Jackal has not given up on Sarah yet, and David must lure him to his death, or be killed by him.
Keep The River On Your Right 2000
Keep the River on Your Right: A Modern Cannibal Tale (original title)
1h 33m | Documentary, Adventure, Romance | Release date: April 15, 2000 (United States)
In 1955, while a Fulbright scholar, a Manhattan painter named Tobias Schneebaum spent seven months in the Amazon basin with the Harakambut. When he returned to the US, he could no longer paint. What happened? Nearly 45 years later, filmmakers want Tobias, now 78 and suffering from Parkinson’s, to return to Peru. He refuses but allows that he will revisit the Asmat in New Guinea where he spent an idyllic time years before. That trip goes well, including a serendipitous meeting with Aipit, an aging native and once Tobias’ friend and lover. Tobias then agrees to go to Peru to look for the people whom he joined on a murderous raiding party. The scars of war remain as does fear.
Anatomy Of A Fall 2023
Anatomie d’une chute (original title)
2h 32m | Crime, Drama, Thriller | Release date: August 23, 2023 (France)
The story begins when Samuel is found dead in the snow outside the isolated chalet where he lived with his wife Sandra, a German writer, and their partially-sighted 11-year-old son Daniel. An investigation leads to a conclusion of “suspicious death”: it’s impossible to know for sure whether he took his own life or was killed. Sandra is indicted, and we follow her trial which pulls the couple’s relationship apart. Daniel is caught in the middle: between the trial and their home life, doubts take their toll on the mother-son relationship.
Communal property, free sexuality, dissolution of the nuclear family – these were the basic principles of the Friedrichshof, the largest commune in Europe founded by the Viennese Actionist Otto Muehl at the beginning of the 1970’s. In my fathers, my mother and me the director Paul-Julien Robert, who was born into this commune, embarks on a personal journey into his past. Including archive material made public for the first time in this film, the director confronts himself and his mother with the question ‘What is family?’.
Single mother Elaine is disturbed by her son Martin’s aggressive behaviour, she visits his late father’s estranged family in small-town Luxembourg, which hides a much darker nature. When she realizes that Martin could become like them, Elaine is forced into a desperate fight for her son’s future.
About Us 2017
Sobre Nós (original title)
1h 10m | Drama, Romance | Release date: 2017 (Brazil)
Diego had to leave his hometown in Brazil to attend a film school in California for 4 years. He also had to leave everything he had ever loved behind including Matheus, a handsome young man with whom he felt in love and shared passionate moments with. Ten years later, back in Brazil, he decides to make a film about their relationship. This biopic shows how passion can increase people’s motivation in life, but also shows how making choices can be cruel for passion.
Dear David 2023
1h 34m | Horror, Thriller | Release date: October 13, 2023 (Canada)
Shortly after comic artist Adam responds to Internet trolls, he begins experiencing sleep paralysis – while an empty rocking chair moves in the corner of his apartment. As he chronicles increasingly malevolent occurrences in a series of tweets, Adam begins to believe he is being haunted by the ghost of a dead child named David. Encouraged by his boss to continue the “Dear David” thread, Adam starts to lose his grip on what is online… and what is real. Based on the viral Twitter thread by BuzzFeed comic artist Adam Ellis.