A man looks out to a vast landscape of mountains and water. | From "Embrace of the Serpent" / Kino Lorber
Cinemondo: Artist and the Model

Artist and the Model

Marc Cros, an elderly sculptor, lives with his wife Léa in the south of France, safe from the 2nd World War that rages in the distance. He seems to have reached the end of his life and of his art. One day, Léa gives shelter to a beautiful young Spanish political refugee named Mercè. Marc soon understands that the girl, who agrees to pose for him, inspires him and that he has no choice but to embark on this last artistic (and sensual) adventure.

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Ma Ma

Diagnosed with breast cancer, a woman (Penélope Cruz) forms a strong bond with a man (Luis Tosar) who lost his wife and daughter in a car accident.

Casa Grande

Exploring issues of class privilege among Rio's decadent elite, "Casa Grande" depicts a teenage boy's struggle to escape his overprotective parents as they covertly spiral into bankruptcy.

My Friend Victoria

Victoria, a black 8-year-old orphan, is taken in by a white bourgeois family for a night. Years later, she has a brief affair with the youngest son of the host family and bears his child.

Marius

"Marius" is the first part of Marcel Pagnol's classic trilogy following the loves and losses of a Marseille port community. Actor and director Daniel Auteuil ("The Well-Digger's Daughter") has made a sumptuous adaptation that will make you swoon. Marius (Raphaël Personnaz) is the strapping young son of César (Auteuil), a blustery café owner.

Fanny

"Fanny" is the second part of Marcel Pagnol’s classic trilogy following the loves and losses of a Marseille port community. Actor and director Daniel Auteuil ("The Well-Digger’s Daughter") has faithfully and beautifully recreated the grand emotions of this beloved text. Following the events in the first part, "Marius," Fanny (Victoire Bélézy) is abandoned and pregnant, and fearful for the future of her unborn child. To secure the baby’s future, she agrees to marry the wealthy merchant Panisse (Jean-Pierre Daroussin), who guarantees a comfortable, if loveless, future.

  • 2020-12-13T18:15:00-08:00
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Embrace of the Serpent

In the early 1900s, a young shaman (Nilbio Torres) in the Colombian Amazon helps a sick German explorer (Jan Bijvoet) and his local guide (Miguel Dionisio Ramos) search for a rare healing plant.

Sweet Bean

Burdened with a heavy and ever-increasing debt, a dorayaki baker hires an eccentric 76-year-old woman, after tasting her delicious surprise. Little by little, she unravels her beautiful inner world. Could she be holding the secret to his success?

Himalaya

Filmed over seven months in the forbidden Dolpo region of Nepal, "Himalaya" tells the story of a generational struggle for the leadership of a tiny mountain village between its proud old chief and a headstrong young caravanner. The balance of power shifts uneasily as they make their annual salt trek across the Himalayas.

  • 2020-12-20T19:00:00-08:00
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Mountains May Depart

On the cusp of the capitalist explosion in China, Shen Tao has two suitors: Zhang, an aspiring entrepreneur, and his best friend Liangzi, who works in a coal mine. Shen Tao decides to marry Zhang — a man with a future.

Omar

A young Palestinian freedom fighter agrees to work as an informant after he's tricked into an admission of guilt by association in the wake of an Israeli soldier's killing.

Pop Aye

An architect bumps into his long-lost elephant on the streets of Bangkok and embarks on a road trip across Thailand in search of their hometown and the farm where they grew up together.