Chess PoemJuly 18, 2016
Short film interpretation of J.L. Borges poem "Ajedrez." Narrated in Chinese. Features the "Wei Yi immortal" game against Lazaro Bruzon. Originally created as an assignment for Werner Herzog's online class on film making (rules: One room, two actors. one character must get what he wants from the other. a chase).
Sleep Has Her HouseJanuary 1, 2017
The shadows of screams climb beyond the hills. It has happened before. But this will be the last time. The last few sense it, withdrawing deep into the forest. They cry out into the black, as the shadows pass away, into the ground.
Girl on the EscalatorApril 15, 2016
A film by Kayhan Lannes Ozmen, based on the poem "Girl on the escalator" by Charles Bukowski.
KaiyoppuJanuary 26, 2007
A amateur writer who seems to have nothing to live for, finds himself as the only hope of three people.
The CradlesJanuary 31, 1931
A woman rocks a cradle; a man comes to land from the sea, but leaves to view it from a distance.
The NotebookJune 25, 2004
An epic love story centered around an older man who reads aloud to a woman with Alzheimer's. From a faded notebook, the old man's words bring to life the story about a couple who is separated by World War II, and is then passionately reunited, seven years later, after they have taken different paths.
What's Up with Love?February 8, 2002
Cinta, a teenager in suburban Jakarta, spends all of her time with her four girlfriends, Maura, Alya, Carmen and Milly - that is, until she falls for Rangga, the unassuming winner of the school poetry contest. Rangga's presence triggers the jealousy of Cinta's best friends, and things get more challenging for the couple when the girls pressure Cinta to choose between them and Rangga. A sharply etched yet humorous love story of growing infatuation, ambivalence and near misunderstanding between two idealistic teenagers, Cinta and Rangga, at a high school in Jakarta. This sophisticated and charming film provides an engaging portrait of middle-class teenagers.
Ohm Shanthi OshaanaFebruary 7, 2014
Pooja Mathew, a spirited young girl, wants to have a love marriage in her life. Thus, she stops at nothing to impress Giri, who saved her once from a group of unruly men.
Songs from the Second FloorNovember 3, 2000
A film poem inspired by the Peruvian poet César Vallejo. A story about our need for love, our confusion, greatness and smallness and, most of all, our vulnerability. It is a story with many characters, among them a father and his mistress, his youngest son and his girlfriend. It is a film about big lies, abandonment and the eternal longing for companionship and confirmation.
Dear BasketballApril 23, 2017
An animated telling of Kobe Bryant's titular poem, signaling his retirement from the sport that made his name.
On Top of the EarthJanuary 1, 2007
Sophie is both attracted to boys and girls. She is torn between Nicolas and Mathilde.
For Colored GirlsNovember 5, 2010
About existence from the perspective of 20 nameless black females. Each of the women portray one of the characters represented in the collection of twenty poems, revealing different issues that impact women in general and women of color in particular.
Bull DurhamJune 15, 1988
Veteran catcher Crash Davis is brought to the minor league Durham Bulls to help their up and coming pitching prospect, "Nuke" Laloosh. Their relationship gets off to a rocky start and is further complicated when baseball groupie Annie Savoy sets her sights on the two men.
Elsa the RoseOctober 23, 1966
Images and poems of the celebrated couple Louis Aragon and Elsa Triolet. Elsa’s youth as recalled by Aragon, with commentary by Elsa.
Hujan Bulan JuniNovember 2, 2017
Tells a love story of a young couple that adorned with poems and beautiful scenery.
G.I. JaneAugust 22, 1997
A female Senator succeeds in enrolling a woman into Combined Reconnaissance Team training where everyone expects her to fail.
StickmanOctober 21, 2017
The thing that waits under your bed, hides in the closet, stalks your dreams… is waiting for you. At least Emma Wright knew that at the age of 7 when she was wrongly accused of murdering her sister. Emma knew it was the Stickman. After years of isolation she finally has her demons under control and is released.
TomtenDecember 8, 1941
A story about a house elf (tomte) preparing the stable for Christmas. Inspired by the famous poem by the Swedish writer Viktor Rydberg.
Shades of FernJanuary 1, 1986
Based on the only extensive prose work by the surrealist painter Josef Capek, Shades of Fern most resembles the philosophical fairy tales and fables of Josef’s older brother, the legendary Czech novelist and playwright Karel Capek. Two young poachers, more boys than men, kill a gamekeeper when they are caught illegally hunting. Panicked, they retreat into a forest that grows steadily more forbidding and deadly as their fear for the future—and guilt over their action—mounts. Loosely based on hundreds of oral folk tales and legends that haunt the woods of Czechoslovakia, Vlácil’s contemporary updating artistically underscores the relationship between man and nature, crime and punishment, isolation and society, and guilt and memory.