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Certification15 Our Rating

1560, Peru. In a beautiful poetic opening scene the conquistadors cross an Andes pass, situated between the peaks and the valleys, between conquered land and unexplored forests, between 'heaven' and 'earth', shrouded in mists, they make their way down a narrow path. Aguirre's meglomania grows as around him his comrades mutiny and die in his search for the lost city of El Dorado. Herzog's best film, an unforgetable tour de force. Made before the director himself gave in to meglomania on a later t find out more...

CertificationE Our Rating

Award wining documentary ‘Song of Ceylon’, is a lyrical beauty, but owes its enduring charm to its anachronistic notions of Empire and Englishness. ‘Bread’ is a slice of realism that looks at hunger in Britain. ‘Beyond This Open Road’ shows the urban populace journeying into the countryside during their weekends away from work; the imagery and utopian aesthetic are reminiscent of the work of Leni Riefenstahl. ‘Coal Face’ is an experiment in realism that focuses on the importance of coal mini find out more...

Certification15 Our Rating

At the peak of her international career, Maria Enders is asked to perform in a revival of the play that made her famous twenty years ago. But back then she played the role of Sigrid, an alluring young girl who disarms and eventually drives her boss Helena to suicide. Now she is being asked to step into the other role, that of the older Helena. She departs with her assistant to rehearse in Sils Maria; a remote region of the Alps. A young Hollywood starlet with a penchant for scandal is to take find out more...


CertificationPG Our Rating

Herzog's epic movie about a man's obsessive attempt to bring opera to the Indians living deep in the Peruvian jungle. To do this he must take a steamship/tub way up the Amazon river system, a monumental task, at one point involving transporting it over a not unconsiderable hill, with the help of a system of pulleys and massed Indian labour. A surreal comment on madness, power and vision. There is also a documentary, Burden of Dreams, about the notoriously fraught making of the film. find out more...

Certification15 Our Rating


Certification15 Our Rating

In the dying days of the Austro-Hapsburg Empire, Ukranian Jew Alfred Redl ruthlessly rises from a poverty stricken background to become a high-ranking member of the Imperial Austrian Military. But when Redl is sent to spy on the Russian Empire, he is compromised by his secret double life as a homosexual. As the world perches on the brink of war, Redl finds himself trapped in a web of deception and the mask he has worn all these years is finally peeled off. Adapted from John Osborne's play 'A Pa find out more...

Certification12 Our Rating

In 1885 a foreign entrepreneur ventures to Russia with dreams of selling a new, experimental steam-driven timber-harvester, named 'The Barber', in the wilds of Siberia. An American falls in love a young Russian officer she has met in Moscow, and spends the next 10 years pursuing her love, who has been exiled there. Lots of drunken Generals, dancing bears, cadets fighting Pushkin-like duels, postcard imagery of the grandest Moscow buildings, and shots of the untamed Siberian landscape - this is M find out more...

Certification15 Our Rating

In this drama directed and co-written by Claire Denis, Isabelle Huppert plays Maria, a white woman living in an unnamed francophone African country that is been falling into political chaos. Maria owns a coffee plantation and regards her property as her personal domain; she would rather fight than give up her land, though her stubborn attitude prevents her from admitting that she's putting those close to her in danger.
France continues to struggle in coming to terms with her colonial pa find out more...