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Timeless Romance

October 8, 2019

There are four ancient Beauties: a female warrior Liu Rusi, a sentimental winebibber Chen Zilian, a startling geisha Li Mengying and a prodigal daughter Susu. Their souls were carried to modern society by a mystery necklace, and entered a girl Qin Duyi's body who is ordinary and hapless. The only way to send the four ancient beauties back, is to get the real love of four heartless men.

Speculative historical essay defending the theory, sustained by Spanish historian Celso García de la Riega (1844-1914) and his followers, that the famous explorer Christopher Columbus (1451-1506) was born in a small village near the city of Pontevedra, in the region of Galicia, Spain. (A new version was released in 1930.)

Waffen-SS officer Otto Skorzeny (1908-75) became famous for his participation in daring military actions during World War II. In 1947 he was judged and imprisoned, but he escaped less than a year later and found a safe haven in Spain, ruled with an iron hand by General Francisco Franco. What did he do during the many years he spent there?

The Gutenberg Enigma

September 25, 2017

A portrait of the inventor of the letterpress, who was a key figure in the history of mankind, but also an enthusiastic inventor, a daring businessman, a tenacious troublemaker: the life of Johannes Gutenberg (circa 1400-68).

The Great Hero Yi Sun Shin

October 3, 1971

A famous general who defeated Japanese invaders with the world's first iron ship, 'Turtle battleship' during Chosun dynasty, was intrigued against by many villainous retainers. Even when he was reduced to a much lower rank, he served in the war worrying about the nation's wellbeing. This film depicts General Lee Sun-Shin who is probably the most famous general in Korean history, based on his 'Wartime Diary.'

Movie despicting the life and accomplishments of Korean Admiral Yi Sun Shin.

The Diary of King Yonsan

February 18, 1988

A historical drama about the life of Prince Yeonsan of Joseon,.

The Last Empress

August 18, 1966

Queen Yun reigned with King Sunjong since she was just 13 years old. She hid the royal seals needed to complete an agreement between Korea and Japan which would lead to Korea's annexation. However, her patriotic display wins her many enemies.

Queen Dowager Inmok

September 13, 1962

After Seonjo passes away, Prince Gwanghae ascends to the throne. But he indulges himself in dissolute orgies, neglecting his duties as the king. Queen Dowager Inmok begs him to behave like a king. But Prince Gwanghae torments her, arguing that she's playing a regent. Queen Dowager cannot help but enduring the king's outrageousness.

Inklings

March 8, 1933

An animator is in the process of creating a series of three drawings of prominent historical figures. As the animator goes about his drawings, a narrator tells some stories about the historical figure in question. The drawings come to life as the narrator tells some anecdotes about the historical figure. As each drawing nears its completion and as the story about that figure nears its end, it becomes more and more apparent who the historical figure in question is.

The life and work of stage designer ADOLPHE APPIA, originator of the most profound agitations in contemporary theatre. Through the dynamic alternation of animated drawings and choreographies specially conceived for the film, we discover the steps of his artistic evolution.

Prince Yeonsan

December 31, 1961

A historical drama about Yeonsangun of Joseon as a prince trying to restore the status of his mother, the deposed and executed Queen Yun.

Suphankanlaya

January 1, 2004

Period drama about the life of Suphankanlaya, a princess who lived contemporary with King Naresuan and Queen Suriyothai in the 16th century Ayutthaya period.

When the Redskins Rode

May 30, 1951

A French spy (Mary Castle) flirts with an Indian chief's son (Jon Hall) amid war in 1753 Williamsburg, Va.

Dyakon Levski

February 16, 2015

The movie is about the great historical figure Vasil Levski. It follows three different plot lines: the relationship with his mother, Gina, the relationship with his loved one, Ana, and the plans for freeing Bulgaria from the Ottoman Empire. The movie starts in 1846 and follows Vasil Levski's whole life until his hanging in 1873.

The rags to riches story of Sophie Tucker, an iconic superstar who ruled the worlds of vaudeville, Broadway, radio, television, and Hollywood throughout the 20th century. Before Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Madonna, Bette Midler, Marilyn Monroe, and Mae West, Sophie Tucker was the first woman to infatuate her audiences with a bold, bawdy and brassy style unlike any other. Using all of "The Last of the Red Hot Mamas" 400-plus recently rediscovered personal scrapbooks, authors Susan and Lloyd Ecker take you on their seven-year journey retracing Tucker's sixty-year career in show business.`

These Heathen Dreams

August 5, 2014

Once described by the press as "one of the most controversial figures on the Australian art scene", avant-garde poet and playwright Christopher Barnett achieved a level of notoriety in the Melbourne underground theatre scene during the ‘70s and ‘80s, before self-exiling to France. He remains there today, running an experimental theatre lab working with the marginalised and underprivileged, applauded by the establishment (including former French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault) and faithful to his belief that art can change the world. These Heathen Dreams is an intimate portrait of Barnett's life and revolutionary philosophy. Combining archival footage dating back to the ‘60s with contemporary observational documentation and text from Barnett's writings, it is a poignant and inspiring study of the power of both art and political activism.

In 1850 the Italian dancer Maria Baderna arrives at Brazil, her fame and the scandals she provokes turns her name in a common expression. The film uses passages supposed to be about her to criticize modern Brazil, the dictatorship period and also a homage to filmmakers like Rogério Sganzerla.

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