21 movies

Interstellar

November 5, 2014

Interstellar chronicles the adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.

Black Hawk Down

December 28, 2001

When U.S. Rangers and an elite Delta Force team attempt to kidnap two underlings of a Somali warlord, their Black Hawk helicopters are shot down, and the Americans suffer heavy casualties, facing intense fighting from the militia on the ground.

Black '47

September 5, 2018

In 1847, when Ireland is in the grip of the Great Famine that has ravaged the country for two long years, Feeney, a hardened Irish Ranger who has been fighting for the British Army abroad, returns home to reunite with his estranged family, only to discover the cruelest reality, a black land where death reigns.

Live and Become

March 30, 2005

In 1980 the black Falashas in Ethiopia are recognised as genuine Jews and are secretly carried to Israel. The day before the transport the son of a Jewish mother dies. In his place and with his name (Schlomo) she takes a Christian 9-year-old boy.

Angela's Ashes

December 25, 1999

Based on the best selling autobiography by Irish expat Frank McCourt, Angela's Ashes follows the experiences of young Frankie and his family as they try against all odds to escape the poverty endemic in the slums of pre-war Limerick. The film opens with the family in Brooklyn, but following the death of one of Frankie's siblings, they return home, only to find the situation there even worse. Prejudice against Frankie's Northern Irish father makes his search for employment in the Republic difficult despite his having fought for the IRA, and when he does find money, he spends the money on drink.

Kandahar

May 11, 2001

After an Afghanistan-born woman who lives in Canada receives a letter from her suicidal sister, she takes a perilous journey through Afghanistan to try to find her.

The Shoes of the Fisherman

November 14, 1968

Metropolitan Archbishop Lakota of L'viv, freed after twenty years in the Soviet Gulag, travels to Rome where circumstances conspire to see him elevated to the Papacy. Inspired by the life story of Ukrainian Catholic Cardinal Josyf Slipyj,

The Assault

February 6, 1986

At the end of WW II the Dutch resistance kills a German officer in front of the house of a Dutch family. Years after the war the young boy who witnessed the killing runs into the members of the resistance who committed the killing.

Skylark

February 7, 1993

Jacob's farm is in trouble from a severe drought. Jacob and Sarah begin to wonder if Sarah can stay, and what will happen to Jacob if she and the children have to leave the farm.

A Man There Was

January 29, 1917

Terje Vigen, a sailor, suffers the loss of his family through the inflexibility of another man. Years later, when his enemy's family finds itself dependent on his benevolence, Terje must decide whether to avenge himself.

Deadly Harvest

August 21, 1977

Farmer struggles to keep food on the table, and regain his son who has joined a gang of marauding city-folk during the world's worst famine.

Untamed

March 1, 1955

When the great potato famine hits Ireland, the diaspora begins as thousands emigrate. Among those leaving the Emerald Isle is Katie O'Neill and her husband, who decide that the promised land is South Africa and make their way there. Once there, they discover the hardships that are the reality of the homesteader experience.

Les Patates

November 22, 1969

In a village in the Ardennes, during the German occupation, finding rations is becoming almost impossible. Clovis, an ordinary labourer, decides to cross the occupied zone to bring back enough potatoes to feed his family. His plan is a success but Clovis rapidly becomes obsessed with storing the precious tubers.

Anna Firling's Roads

January 1, 1985

A tory based on classical theatre play "Mother Courage and Her Children" by Bertolt Brecht.

Sounds of Sand

May 2, 2007

Unsettled

January 1, 2005

In 158 a group of English settlers landed near present-day North Carolina. These pilgrims expected wealth and prosperity from the untouched land but instead received famine and hyperthermia. Their eventual fate has been unknown until now.

Set in 1867, the year of the great famine in Finland. A farmer’s wife sets off on foot through the snow with her two young children towards St. Petersburg.

Easy Life

March 25, 2016

A hilarious adventure of a 6-year-old orphan named Joy and a small wooden temple of disciples. During the great famine, the temple was engulfed in conflict and became the center of a martial showdown. Despite the drastic changes in the temple and the political arena, Joy somehow has become everyone's desire and is squeezed into the middle of all the chaos.

Famine-33

December 1, 1991

The film about the Holodomor famine in Ukraine, based on the novel 'The Yellow Prince' by Vasyl Barka. The film is told through the lives of the Katrannyk family of six. It relies more on images than on words shot in black-and-white.

Appellation

October 23, 2016

In a dystopian future, where one ex-government scientist holds the key to ending the nation's famine, only a government investigator can stand in his way. His secret research is threatened when a neighbour reports his suspicious behaviour.

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