In a rare and potentially fatal feat of cinematic daring, "Dublin 26.06.08" was shot entirely between 12.01am and 11.59pm on Thursday June 26th 2008. This audacious cinematic collage offers both a unique snapshot of a single day in the life of Dublin and a vivid example of a bold guerrilla filmmaking model. The film is an eclectic, multi-authored impression of Dublin (within the bounds of the encircling M50 motorway) as it lived, died, breathed, made love, filled up and emptied, consumed, wept, was rained and shone upon, grew bright and then darkened again.
In the tradition of E.C. Horror Comics, this cautionary tale examines life through the eyes of Death who gets derailed when an impatient single Mom carelessly mistakes the scythe-carrying cloaked one for her tardy babysitter and leaves Death to care for her precocious 9-year-old daughter.
A German exchange student begins an impulsive and ultimately destructive relationship with a shy British boy in her final weeks before returning to Munich and her warring family.
A philosophical swimming pool attendant lives his life at the bottom of a pool. (stockholmfilmfestival.se)
Via the New York Times: "The solemn, intent faces of the Japanese schoolboys playing video games in Jun Ichikawa's "No Life King" bespeak a new type of modern horror. Addicted to their favorite new game (from which the film takes its title), these children have become seriously estranged from the real world. The film's constant emphasis is on the ways in which this has been allowed to happen, and on how emblematic it is of larger attitudes in a technological society. When a young boy trying to converse with his mother must compete with a home computer for her attention, it's not hard to see why the boy has retreated into his own computer-dominated world."
Reiko Endo (Yasuko Matsuyuki) is a local newspaper reporter in Amakusa. She then visits the city of Nagaoka for different reasons. One is to find out why Nagaoka accepted displaced victims from the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami so quickly. As a news reporter she examines the city carefully. Another reason why Reiko Endo is visiting Nagaoka is due to a letter from ex-boyfriend Kenichi Katayama (Masahiro Takashima), who works as a high school teacher. In the letter, Kenichi Katayama writes about a stage play, related to the bombing of Nagaoka prior to the end of WWII, written by his high school student Hana Motoki (Saki Terashima). Kenichi Katayama wants Reiko Endo to watch the play.
Herself must stop an evil king from upsetting the balance of nature in this animated adventure.
Two children enter a fantasy kingdom and are confronted by evil forces.
Something Magical Is In The Air...... Jason the last descendant of Merlin, must father a child on the eve of Beltane. A coven of the world's most powerful witches have gathered in New Orleans for a spell contest to determine who will bear his magical child. But a bizarre battle between good and evil ensues when a young prostitute, Lucinda challenges the coven with her own special brand of magic. To complicate matters, Madison, a desperate New Orleans voodoo priest, hungry to use Jason's alchemical blood to turn lead into gold, stikes a treacherous alliance with the seductive witch Beatrice whose only desire is to use Merlin's offspring to control the most powerful magic on earth... Revel in magic and mayhem as Lucinda struggles to overcome diabolical odds in the most outlandish spell contest you've ever seen!
A man obsessed with his award-winning lawn goes to great lengths to keep it looking great when mushrooms suddenly start appearing all over the yard.
Gumby creator Art Clokey takes viewers on a psychedelic journey through a strange, homemade world. Mandala is an extraordinary film, made in 1974-77, in which transformations of colored abstract shapes in a mystical dreamscape of clay animation transition out to the real world and back, suggesting a revolution in thinking, and an evolution of feeling.
Prospero, the true Duke of Milan is now living on an enchanted island with his daughter Miranda, the savage Caliban and Ariel, a spirit of the air. Raising a sorm to bring his brother - the usurper of his dukedom - along with his royal entourage. to the island. Prospero contrives his revenge.
In Tokyo, the new type of virus called Emanon has spread out. Once people infected by the virus, they lose their most important person's memory. Teru, a guy who spends his life lazily, met his previous girlfriend Mio. But she has infected by the virus and forgot about him. Because of the virus, the world has plunged into confusion and it's been growing as a global pandemic. In the meantime, Teru and Mio restarted their relationship but he also infected and lost the memory about Mio. Tokyo fall into a turmoil and shattered. Teru and Mio ended up in the countryside where they've been before.
Akira was raised in an assassin family. Everything seemed fine until he met a girl he once saw killed 10 years ago.
An American family receives an inheritance a century English castle with its gardens and furniture includes a real ghost, that of Simon de Canterville. The ghost, which aims to continue to enjoy peace of mind several hundred years, using their best techniques to get rid of the spooky family upset.
A professor experimenting in suspended animation accidentally shrinks his dog and later, his female lab assistant, when she drinks the liquid by accident and shrinks to 3 inches tall. The professor keeps her in his pocket until he can find an antidote. Sometimes she's naked, too.
Having partaken in Eden not only of the tree of knowledge, but of the tree of life eternal as well, Adam and Eve became immortal and now find themselves wandering throughout the world in a journey of extreme sexuality and boredom.
Even the Fugliest person can change the course of History.
One of the true classic's of anime's much-loved robot genre.