Jan HusApril 29, 1955
Jan Hus is a 1954 Czechoslovak film directed by Otakar Vávra. It is the first part of the "Hussite Revolutionary Trilogy", one of the most famous works of the Czechoslovak director, completed with Jan Žižka (1955) and Proti všem (Against All Odds, 1957).
Jan ŽižkaFebruary 5, 1956
The second part of the revolutionary Hussite trilogy takes place in the years 1419-1420.
Against AllOctober 4, 1957
After the battle of Sudoměř the Hussite teaching spreads through the whole country and people start leaving their homes to help build the fortification of Tábor. Prague citizens request help against the army of Zikmund. The Hussite army with Jan Žižka in the lead make their way towards Prague. They fortify themselves on the mountain Vítkov and engage in a bloody battle with Zikmund’s huge army.
Woman in the DunesFebruary 15, 1964
An entomologist suffers extreme psychological and sexual torture after being taken captive by the residents of a poor seaside village.
Golden EelsOctober 20, 1979
A little boy, named Prdelka, traveled with his father from Prague to the country during the Second World War. There, the boy became friends with a local fisherman and learned to catch the golden eels. Eventually, his father and mother were arrested by the Nazis and the boy stayed with the fisherman.
BiancaFebruary 23, 1984
Michele is a mathematics professor who just started a new job in a school with some peculiar teaching methods. After a woman in his neighborhood is murdered, Michele meets beautiful colleague Bianca, and a relationship begins between the two. Where is this relationship heading, and will Michele be able to help the police catch the murderer?
Jonah, or the Artist at WorkApril 1, 1984
A painter lives with his wife and four children in a studio. Due to creative frustrations and the irritation of admirers and hangers-on he becomes increasingly reclusive, finally sealing himself away in the attic. Based on an Albert Camus story.
SeansOctober 18, 1987
Composed of two narrative layers. The first layer includes a visit to the cinema (including a projectionist) and a reflection on their perception and experiencing the projection. The second layer is the projected work, ie film in film. This is based on the structure of the myth: at the beginning we see a tree that seems to refer to the tree (life or knowledge) in Eden. This is followed by a correlation of the images of Michelangelo Buonarroti's The Creation of Adam (1512) and other Renaissance works. The following shots from the Nazi concentration camps, ie the presentation of manifestations of human evil, are then an allegory of the fall of a man who was the result of the original sin in paradise.
Weatherman '69November 17, 1989
Featuring a cast that includes Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore, Mike Watt of the legendary hardcore band Minutemen, and Pettibon himself, this deadpan narrative pays dubious homage to the 1960's radical underground. In this crudely rendered home video of a commune of stoned revolutionaries, the cameras are hand-held, the edits in-camera, and the dialogue is wryly on-target. Pettibon's band of outsiders reenacts a countercultural moment defined by rock music, drugs, and ideological paradox — and in so doing, captures their own late-80's West Coast grunge milieu as well.
Living With an IdiotSeptember 17, 1993
The main character is an intellectual from Russia, who sees it as his duty to bring an idiot from an mental institution to his house. He can pick someone out, after bribing the boss of the institution, with two bottles of vodka. He chooses Vova, at first sight a silly man, and takes him home. His wife is at first not very happy with this choice. Vova says and does nothing at all. Then he becomes an aggressive man, who terrorises the house and bashes everything to pieces. After she is raped by Vova, the wife gets sexually dependant on the Idiot. Vova isn't interested anymore, when she gets pregnant and doesn't keep the baby. The idiot goes now to the intellectual for his sexual needs. The wife can't take this anymore and forces her man to take a choice: Vova out, or she will go.
QM, I Think I'll Call Her QMFebruary 21, 1998
An elderly female psychiatrist in New York finds a female giant monster under her bed, becomes obsessed and exposes it to various scientific investigations.
GiuliaJanuary 1, 1999
Giulia is an independent young woman who is prepared to offer her body and her spirit against all the religious taboos.
The Green ElephantJanuary 1, 1999
The movie is set in the brig, the walls of which are painted in a poisonous green color. There fall into two junior officers, Sergei "Fallen" Pakhomov and Vladimir "Little brother" Epifantsev. So, both lieutenant begin their dialogue. The dialogue began with a discussion of various philosophical problems, as well as the stories of two army lieutenants. Afterwards, "Fallen” starts to turn the conversation in a completely different direction, telling the "Little brother" of how he first had sex with a drunken woman, about how he ejaculated at her face, and then he defecating in the sea, and also how during his urgent service he just did not become a queer...
DisgruntledJanuary 1, 2000
This meta student film illustrates the trials and tribulations of being a film student.
HomelessJanuary 1, 2000
A homeless woman, improbably well-groomed and (as seen naked to the waist as she changes from one shabby sweater to another) well-toned, spends from dawn till night pushing her cart around a seaside California city. Flashbacks show that she was once an exotic dancer and illustrate the point that, under the over-sized and dirty clothing that makes her "invisible", she is still the same attractive woman.
DeceaseMay 9, 2000
Spring comes every year and brings us hope for recovery and development. But time is inexorable and fleeting. Not for everyone will come next spring ...
A Home at the End of the WorldJuly 23, 2004
Three friends form a bond over the year, Johnathan is gay, Clare is straight and Bobby is neither, instead he loves the people he loves. As their lives go on there is tension and tears which culminate in a strong yet fragile friendship between the three.
Damn! The Threnody In Me!January 1, 2005
A post-modern fantasy based on Lefcadio Hearne's short story "Jikininki."
Utopia OneJune 16, 2007
This collection of experimental shorts includes the winner form SXSW film festival and celebrates the talents of Australian filmaker Julian Dahl (Camjackers). After traveling major film festivals world wide, the collection is made available to American audience for the first tiem in this unique release we are proud to present, experimental filmmaking rarely seen in release featuring, in the words of David Finkelstein; "Stark Photography That Resonates On a Poeti and Symbolic Level." Incluces; "Falling," "Puppy Love," "Stream," "Insect," "Alien Baby," "Go," "Camjackers Trailer," an interview with filmaker Julian Dahl and a bunch of extras