A ballerina, whose pointe shoes are extended by a set of sharp kitchen knives, dances and twirls insistently until reaching exhaustion, fighting to maintain balance on the lid of a grand piano set on a stage. The theatre with its red velvet warm lighting, resembles an oversized music box. The camera turns around the dancer revealing the opposite side of the room: an empty and painfully bare theatre. The ballerina appears as an eerie figure expressing effort, sacrifice and pain in her strive for perfection. Both fragile and cruel. Initially shy and hesitant, her steps become more and more emphatic, menacing and not exempt of violence, scraping and cutting into the delicate surface of the piano with her sharp pointe shoes.
Three stories, depicted in three different styles, unfold in three locations: "Kyoto", a lyrical improvised drama based on documentar y footage following local rappers, which is blended with fiction; "Okinawa", a documentary about intriguing characters who Yamamoto met by chance; and " Tokyo", an otherworldly love story about a man dealing with loss who drifts through life, and a woman who pretends to be his deceased wife.
Based on Matsumoto Seicho's classic mystery novel of the same name, the story centers around a group of detectives who are determined to find the truth behind an apparent double suicide.
She and Her Cat details the life of a cat, entirely from the cat's perspective, as it passes time with its owner, a young woman.
Three young small town women are best friends and have to face problems and make decisions that can affect their future and friendship.
On the gritty streets of LA, the destinies of four people desperate for connection and redemption are about to collide.
About an actress who does not play, but through a documentary film tries to dot the rest of her life.
Film about a young man, who wants to become an actor. His rural upbringing is not helpful in achieving his goal, but he overcomes defeat and humiliation with the help of a benevolent old professor.
A seamstress is waiting for her husband to come back from the war.
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2005 short by Schatzl
Jonas's father expresses his enthusiasm about Conchita Wurst's victory at the Eurovision Song Contest 2014. Hence, his 18-year-old son works up the courage to come out as a homosexual and introduce his boyfriend to his parents ... unexpectedly, his father's euphoria about the tolerance and open-mindedness displayed at the Song Contest comes to a sudden end.
Part of BFI collection "Points and Aspects."
Every year, millions of asteroids and comets or "stray bullets" streak through the skies, and tons of small meteorites strike our planet! Some 65 million years ago, dinosaurs were wiped off the face of the earth, in what many believe was the aftermath of a massive cosmic collision. Could something like this happen again? Scientists believe that the impact of an asteroid only a mile wide would be globally catastrophic. Join extraordinary geologist Eugene Shoemaker and his wife Carolyn who have remapped the heavens with their discoveries of more than 30 comets and hundreds of asteroids. Now that we know what's out there, how can we defend ourselves? Not available for shipment outside of the U.S. and Canada.
When Harry and Spike visit Bristol to spend the winnings from Harry's latest Pools win, the boys are soon targeted by a gang of local counterfeiters.
TWO POINTS OF FAILURE (2013) is a conceptual experimental 35mm film that frames this demise (1976-2013) and takes as its primary subject matter Godard's failed prototype for the compact 35mm camera - a camera which suffered from myopia and was simply too loud. The film as you see it was constituted by dissolving negative emulsion in a chemical solution while recording the sounds of its own making. Through an extended, repeated looking, it functions as both an index of a disappearance and the remainder of the objects, techniques and medium which is now lost.
Lee is a fresh young kid from the South when he gets a job with The Press. His first assignment on gangsters gets his name in the paper, the police on a raid and Lee in the hospital.
Live tracks from Dispatch's last two concerts ever
Infinite star space, where luminous forms evolve; dots swarm in webs of insubstantial lines.
Five high school students from Chicago experience a life-changing event, told from different points of view. Each perspective is crucial to unveiling the truth.
Points of View is a long-running British television series broadcast on BBC One. It started in 1961 and features the letters of viewers offering praise, criticism and purportedly witty observations on the television of recent weeks.
Points East, Points West is a Canadian musical variety television series which aired on CBC Television in 1976.
We dress up our actors, create stressful situations, hide our cameras, and set the clock. If our victims can keep their cool for the designated time, they win the cash. If they hit their boiling point early, they're out.
BBC Points West is the BBC's regional news programme for the West of England, covering Bristol, the majority of Wiltshire, northern and eastern Somerset and southern Gloucestershire. Produced by BBC West, the programme is produced from the BBC Broadcasting Centre at Whiteladies Road, Bristol with reporters also based at newsrooms in Bath, Gloucester, Swindon and Taunton. The main presenters are Alex Lovell, David Garmston and Amanda Parr.
Turning Points of History is a History Television series about significant points in history, generally with a Canadian angle to it. The series was narrated by Cedric Smith. Among the various historical topics included Juno Beach, Polio, and bush pilots.