Directors: Malik Bendjelloul
Screen writer: Malik Bendjelloul
Genre: Musical & Performing Arts , Documentary
Searching for Sugar Man tells the incredible true story of Rodriguez, the greatest '70s rock icon who never was. Discovered in a Detroit bar in the late '60s by two celebrated producers struck by his soulful melodies and prophetic lyrics, they recorded an album which they believed would secure his reputation as the greatest recording artist of his generation. In fact, the album bombed and the singer disappeared into obscurity amid rumors of a gruesome on-stage suicide. But a bootleg recording found its way into apartheid South Africa and, over the next two decades, he became a phenomenon. The film follows the story of two South African fans who set out to find out what really happened to their hero. Their investigation leads them to a story more extraordinary than any of the existing myths about the artist known as Rodriguez.
SEARCHING FOR SUGARMAN
Directors: Hayao Miyazaki , Kirk Wise
Screen writer: Hayao Miyazaki , Cindy Davis Hewitt ,Donald H. Hewitt
Genre: Animation , Kids & Family , Science Fiction & Fantasy
In this animated feature by noted Japanese director Hayao Miyazaki, 10-year-old Chihiro (Rumi Hiiragi) and her parents (Takashi Naitô, Yasuko Sawaguchi) stumble upon a seemingly abandoned amusement park. After her mother and father are turned into giant pigs, Chihiro meets the mysterious Haku (Miyu Irino), who explains that the park is a resort for supernatural beings who need a break from their time spent in the earthly realm, and that she must work there to free herself and her parents.
Films: II season
GNOMES & TROLLS
Directors: Robert Rhodin
Screen writer: Salvatore Cardoni , Robert Rhodin
Genre: Animation , Kids & Family , Art House & International , Science Fiction & Fantasy ,Comedy
A resourceful teenage gnome and a neurotic crow work together to ensure that the creatures of the forest are well fed even when it means clashing with a pair of scheming troll siblings who want all of the food for themselves. Sneak a peek in Junior's tree-house lab, and odds are good you'll find him tinkering with one of his wild inventions. Now, Junior's father wants his son to deliver food to the forest creatures before they hibernate. But greedy trolls Slim and Face have raided the chamber where the gnomes store their food, leaving the other creatures to starve over winter. Perhaps with the help of his winged pal Sneaky, Junior will be able to track down the missing food, and ensure that all of their forest-dwelling friends stay well fed once the snow begins to fall.
THE CAT RETURNS
Directors: Hiroyuki Morita
Screen writer: Cindy Davis Hewitt , Donald H. Hewitt ,Reiko Yoshida
Genre: Action & Adventure , Animation , Kids & Family
Aoi Hiiragi's manga about a schoolgirl's adventures with a very unusual feline comes to the screen in this witty anime feature. Haru is a girl who one day saves the life of a cat while on her way to school. To her surprise, Haru learns she came to the rescue of no ordinary cat -- the kitty introduces her to the Kingdom of the Cats, where the feline potentate attempts to arrange a marriage between her and his son. Brought into a world he never knew existed, Haru learns a few lessons about herself as he discovers more about the strange and magical secret world of the cats.
Directors: Emmanuel Benbihy , Olivier Assayas
Screen writer: Bruno Podalydès , Paul Mayeda Berges ,Gurinder Chadha , Gus Van Sant , Ethan Coen
Genre: Drama , Romance , Art House & International
Some of the world's most respected directors align forces to pay tribute to the city of the Eiffel Tower in this unconventional omnibus film. Broken into short segments, each titled after a specific neighborhood, Paris, Je T'Aime is comprised of 18 films, most choosing to take a more down-to-earth approach to the stories of the countless lives lived in the city on a given day.
PARIS JE T'AIME
Directors: Kevin Macdonald
Screen writer: Liza Marshall, Ridley Scott
Genre: Documentary , Special Interest
Compiled from over 80,000 YouTube submissions by contributors in 192 countries, Life in a Day presents a microcosmic view of our daily experiences as a global society.
From the mundane to the profound, everything has its place as we spend 90 minutes gaining greater insight into the lives of people who may be more like us than we ever suspected, despite the fact that we're separated by incredible distances.
Clips are not labeled with locations - some are nevertheless easy to figure out, but others leave few clues. Obviously this is intentional on Macdonald's part, as you occasionally find yourself distracted by trying to figure out where the hell the various videos come from.
LIFE IN A DAY
Directors: Espen Sandberg , Joachim Rønning
Screen writer: Petter Skavlan
Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl crossed the Pacific ocean in a balsa wood raft in 1947, together with five men, to prove that South Americans already back in pre-Columbian times could have crossed the sea and settle on Polynesian islands. After gathering financing for the trip with loans and donations, they set off on an epic 101 day-long journey across 8,000 kilometers, all while the world was watching. KON-TIKI tells about the origin of Heyerdahl's idea and the events surrounding the group's voyage.
Directors: Tomomi Mochizuki
Screen writer: Saeko Himuro (novel), Kaori Nakamura(screenplay)
Genre: Drama , Television , Animation , Romance ,Art House & International
One afternoon Matsuno Yutaka calls his friend Morisaki Taku to tell him about the new student in his class. She’s beautiful, athletic and smart, but Muto Rikako resents her new home in Kochi and wants nothing to do with the people there, instead longing to return to Tokyo. She quickly isolates herself and, in a pinch, turns to Morisaki for help. He agrees and is quickly caught up in Muto’s plot to return to her previous life. As he gets to know her, Morisaki is not sure he likes what he sees.