Category 2017

A Ghost Story

Recently deceased, a man returns as a ghost to his house to console his widow and try to reconcile with her. As he looks at his wife as he faces pain, he also encounters a female ghost who haunts the same house. He discovers that through his non-earthly condition he has become a traveler in time, being forced to look passively how the life he knows and the woman he loves is gradually turning. Increasingly uncertain, the ghost starts on a cosmic journey through memory and history, confronting the ineffable questions of life and the enormity of existence...

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IT

“IT” is based on Stephen King’s homonymous novel, which has frightened several generations of readers...

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The Secret Scripture

Drama follows the story of young Roseanne McNulty, an Irish woman with a free spirit whose beauty seduces any man in his small town, even Father Gaunt, who seems to want to give up the priesthood for a love chance with beautiful Roseanne. She does not want any love affair with him, but he gets in love with the injured soldier Jack McNulty, sheltering him at her country house where she was exiled by the family. The strict community is soon back against it and a chain of tragic events leads to a devastating injustice. Knowing McNulty’s presence and crushed by the obesity of Rose, Father Gaunt writes a letter recommending Rose, now pregnant, to be locked up in a mental illness institution because of “nymphomania” tendencies. 50 years later, Rose faces a tough reality, being evicted from the psychiatric asylum, the place she calls her home. Before she is cruelly evicted, Rose tells her the youth of psychiatrist William Grene, who is particularly interested in her lullaby and the murder of her newborn baby. William thinks it could be a bit more about the stories written in her diary, which she mentions as “Rose’s Scripture...

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Justice

It is 1868, and the war has been over for three years. Abraham Lincoln was elected the first President of the newly formed United States and adopted the Proclamation of Emancipation, but not everyone agrees with it. In the west, an abandoned mine has become a military weapon depot of a corrupt mayor who wants to proclaim the region as a new republic separate from the United States with him as president. The mayor has on his side a band of bloodthirsty thieves led by Reb, a former soldier in the Confederate army, a guy with little memory. This is the scene in which McCord, a US Marshal, arrives in the city at the call of his brother, priest Thomas McCord, but only finds out that he has killed himself in the burning of the church he preached in...

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The House

When their daughter is admitted to the university, Scott and Kate Johansen are the happiest parents and they want to support the dreams and promising future of their daughter, Alex. Soon, enthusiastic parents discover that they no longer have enough money to make their daughter go to university. They become desperate to regain lost money, so that their daughter can follow their dream of studying, even if this involves tackling a dangerous and out-of-law path. As for their daughter Alex, they are willing to do whatever is necessary, Scott and Kate decide to start a deal with an illegal casino in the basement of their home with the help of their neighbor Frank. However, their business becomes a harrowing of peripetials, testing their limits and the patience to get what they want...

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First They Killed My Father

Cambodian author Loung Ung, a real survivor of the country’s dictatorship of terror and the Khmer Rouge, tells the horrors he suffered during the terrifying government. The story begins in Cambodia in the early 1970s, when the violent regime of the Khmer Rouge government came to power and assaulted the city of Phnom Penh, where Ung’s father worked as a government official. The Ung family was forced to flee to the jungle, and separated from Loung, who was eventually placed in a camp for orphans, where he became a child soldier forced to fight invading Vietnamese. Soon, a four-year reign of terror and genocide begins, in which nearly 2 million Cambodians die...

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The Last Face

Wren, works as a physician and activist in West Africa at Medici Without Borders, established many years ago by her father. Although she is happy to be at the footsteps of such an organization, Wren compares her professional achievements with her father’s, and the result is always against her. But during a political and social revolution, he meets Miguel, a charming surgeon who, like her, has devoted her life to caring for people in poor, underprivileged or war-torn areas of the world...

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Snatched

Emily has just been abandoned by her boyfriend just before their trip to South America. Demoralized by sudden separation, Emily, a spontaneous woman in her 30s, convinces her ultra-willed mother to accompany her on a holiday in Ecuador. At Emily’s insistence, the mother-daughter pair seeks adventure and begins to live the best period of their life together. For Emily, parting marks the expulsion from his idealist world and a transition to real-world travel, where he discovers that being unique is an asset. Soon, events take an unexpectedly dangerous turn when the two are kidnapped and start the challenge of their lives. In these circumstances, these two very different women are trapped in a wild journey, and their relationship as a mother and daughter is tested and strengthened as they try to cross the jungle and find a way out of life...

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Anti Matter

Ana, Nathan and Olivia, are three Oxford students who want to study the movement of objects without human intervention, but also the journey through the known wormholes. After the first promising results with small objects, the three decide to go to an extreme experiment, namely, the teleportation of one of them from one place to another, by decomposing and then re-creating the matter. The one who shoots the short straw is Ana, and the experiment takes place. But after performing the experiment that seems successful, Ana accuses the loss of memory and implicitly of all her memories, plus the total lack of appetite...

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Paris Can Wait

Anne and her husband Michael, an important filmmaker, are in France and are planning to spend more time, so much needed, alone in Paris. Typically, Michael is suddenly called to Budapest for business. Jacques, Michael’s associate, a jovial French, offers to lead Anne directly to Paris to wait for her husband to arrive. What begins as an innocent favor quickly turns into an unexpectedly exciting excursion filled with delicious meals, breathtaking landscapes, intimate conversations, and a romanticism on the horizon...

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