Once a rising star in the ’70s New York art scene, eighty-year-old “boxing” painter Ushio Shinohara is prepping for his latest show, hoping to jumpstart his career. His wife and de facto assistant, Noriko, seeks her own recognition through her “Cutie” illustrations depicting their chaotic forty-year marriage. Zachary Heinzerling's wonderfully candid debut captures two not-always-happy lives united by a dedication to art. It becomes a touching portrait on the eternal themes of love and sacrifice. | Read MoreDocumentary
Once-great actor Serge Tanneur (Fabrice Luchini) now spends his days alone, cycling through the windblown landscape of France’s Île de Ré. Even an offer from his old friend Gauthier (Lambert Wilson) to return to the stage in Molière’s The Misanthrope fails to draw his interest. At least, at first. Phillippe Le Guay’s charming comedy of egos colliding on the French seaside turns into a neatly crafted, wonderfully performed search for the creative spark. | Read MoreComedy
This comic documentary created a sensation in Europe. The directors, two film students from the Czech Republic, provided a vivid example of media manipulation in the new Europe when they created an advertising campaign for a nonexistent shopping mall that turned out to be merely a false front in an empty field. | Read More
Mariscos Beach is the Mediterranean paradise where Marc and his wife Beatrix vacation with their adult children. But over the course of this hilarious, sexy romp, the couple suspects their straight son is gay and the perfect marriage is tested by the chance meetings. With Valerie Bruni-Tedeschi, Gilbert Melki, Jean-Marc Barr.
A Strand Releasing release. | Read More