An adaptation of the J.P. Sartre story "Le Mur". What goes on in his mind and what happens outside when he has left only few more hours left to live. The existential dilemmas of a prisoner condemned to death from a repressive regime for his participation in a resistance movement and his friendship with the leader of this resistance. When all seems lost and he has already given up the most unlikely coincidence changes the course of events and his life.
A personal essay film about the nature of artistic creation and the responsibility that comes along with it.
A personal, poetic essay film exploring eye contact, social anxiety, and the nature of connection between self and other.
In a world controlled by alchemy, a young soldier named Roy Mustang dreams of becoming the next Fuhrer. While chasing his goal, he faces a creature that aspires to destroy mankind. This creature is a dark reflection of what Mustang will become if he let's his ego overtake his soul. With the help of his comrades, Mustang will face physical and psychological challenges to uncover the truth behind all truths. It is only in this revelation that Mustang will discover his real life's purpose. A deeply psychological and philosophical take on Hiromu Arakawa's masterpiece.
An essay film about Jean-Paul Sartre and the French Existentialists, featuring Roland Barthes' last interview.
An astrophysics professor leads a lecture about a black hole that absorbs everything around it. He doesn't know yet that he will also be enveloped by this black hole.
The documentary focuses on the annual Mani Rimdu festival of Tibet and Nepal, an event which encapsulates the Himalayan Buddhist experience.
Is it possible to live a life without constant battle? To really understand this you have to see what your life is. Don't escape from it, just watch. In the very act of attention the struggle comes to an end.
Secrets of a Soul: Margarethe, Creator of bizarre sculptures! Night club dancer? Mad woman? Victim of an occult conspiracy?! Dark menaces steal her soul and organs. Though dead they keep her alive...
102 Years in the Heart of Europe: A Portrait of Ernst Jünger (Swedish: 102 år i hjärtat av Europa) is a Swedish documentary film from 1998 directed by Jesper Wachtmeister. It consists of an interview by the journalist Björn Cederberg with the German writer, philosopher and war veteran Ernst Jünger (1895-1998). Jünger talks about his life, his authorship, his interests and ideas. The actor Mikael Persbrandt reads passages from some of Jünger's works, such as Storm of Steel, The Worker, On the Marble Cliffs and The Glass Bees.
Richard Feynman was a scientific genius with - in his words - a "limited intelligence". This dichotomy is just one of the characteristics that made him a fascinating subject. The Pleasure of Finding Things Out exposes us to many more of these intriguing attributes by featuring an extensive conversation with the acclaimed Nobel Prize winner. During the course of the interview, which was conducted in 1981, Feynman uses the undeniable power of the personal to convey otherwise challenging scientific theories. His colorful and lucid stories make abstract concepts tangible, and his warm presence is sure to inspire interest and awe from even the most reluctant student of science. His insights are profound, but his delivery is anything but dry and ostentatious.
The film tells of old Antonio, 81, who refuses to stay in a mental home and walks away. He hits the streets to give a message to people: be yourselves, tell what you think, make love and stop with violence against the weaker members of society. When he realizes nobody will listen, he tries to take his life by holding his breath, but he doesn't succeed.
People are forever using excuses and defending those excuses as if they were actually true. Such statements as 'It would be very difficult for me to change', or 'I'm too old/young to change' are all excuses used regularly without challenging the truth of these thinking habits. When you eliminate excuses that explain your shortcomings or failures, you'll awaken to your infinite possibilities.
In Dr. Wayne Dyer's public television special, taped live in front of a thousand fans in Boston's historic theater district, he transforms conventional thinking about making things happen in our lives into a profound understanding of how each person possesses the infinite potential and power to co-create the life he or she desires. To accomplish this, Dr. Dyer takes the audience through a journey into the seven faces of intention - 1: creativity, 2: kindness; 3: love, 4: beauty, 5: expansiveness, 6: abundance, and 7: receptivity. Throughout the program, Dr. Dyer illustrates his points with signature stories that move the audience to tears--as well as abundant laughter.
Den hardtslående intellektuelle retorikeren, lyrikeren, essayisten og forfatteren Georg Johannesen (1931-2005) døde i 2005 under en tur til Egypt. Bak seg hadde han en rekke diktsamlinger, fagbøker og romaner som både er provoserende og øyeåpnende. Mens innholdet i Johannesens tekster nok er det viktige, var han heller aldri redd for å utfordre formen, og da spesielt for å avsløre språkets tilsløring og fordreining av virkeligheten. Skillet mellom lyrikken og virkeligheten skulle oppheves, men også belyses. Som romanforfatter stod Johannesen også i motstand mot det bestående, og da spesielt mot samfunnets normer og etterkrigstidens sosialdemokrati. Johannesens inspirasjoner kom både fra Bibelen og Bertolt Brecht. I følge Johannesen kunne hans publikum deles i to: de som var enige med ham, og de som ikke hadde forstått ham. I denne dokumentarfilmen kommer vi litt nærmere Georg Johannesen.
A portrait documentary tracing the inspiration, philosophy and imagination of the celebrated theatre and screen writer - and Bunuel's long term collaborator - Jean Claude Carrière. Carrière predicts that between the house he was born in and the cemetery in which he will end there is a life journey of just 250 meters. "Carrière: 250 Meters" follows him as he reflects on the wealth of global traditions of storytelling, travelling through past and present, across countries and cultures from Paris to New York, Mexico and India and joined by his family, friends and collaborators. A testament to the life and work of an extraordinary man and a key architect in contemporary cinema.