GERMANY / FINLAND – 2009 – 99 MIN – COLOUR / BLACK & WHITE - FEATURE - IN GERMAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
A FILM BY FELIX MOELLER
Though almost forgotten today, Veit Harlan was one of Nazi Germany’s most notorious filmmakers. Millions all across occupied Europe saw his films, the most perfidious of which was the treacherous anti-Semitic propaganda film JEW SÜSS —required viewing for all SS members. An unrepentant and blindly obsessive craftsman, no figure—save for Leni Riefenstahl—is as closely associated with the cinema of the Holocaust years as that of Joseph Goebbels’ top director. (Harlan’s 1945 epic Kolberg was the basis for INGLORIOUS BASTERDS' pivotal film-within-a-film Stolz Der Nation.) Harlan was also the only artist from the Nazi era to be charged with war crimes.
USA – 1991 – 85 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY TODD HAYNES
￼The second feature directed by Haynes — the Oscar-nominated filmmaker of Far from Heaven, I’m Not There and the upcoming HBO mini-series Mildred Pierce — this groundbreaking American Indie was the most fervently debated film of the 1990s and a trailblazing landmark of queer cinema. A work of immense visual invention, Haynes’ spectacular follow-up to his legendary SUPERSTAR: THE KAREN CARPENTER STORY is audacious, disturbing and thrillingly cinematic.
UNITED KINGDOM / USA – 2013 – 75 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY TOMAS LEACH
GERMANY – 2014 – 94 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN GERMAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
A FILM BY FELIX MOELLER
,200 feature films were made in Germany’s Third Reich. According to experts, some 100 of these were blatant Nazi propaganda. Nearly seventy years after the end of the Nazi regime, more than 40 of these films remain under lock and key.
UNITED KINGDOM – 1982 – 108 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY PETER GREENAWAY
Set in a richly exaggerated 17th-century England, Peter Greenaway’s sumptuous and sensuously charged brainteaser catapulted him to the forefront of international art cinema. Adorned with intricate wordplay, extravagant costumes and opulent photography, Greenaway’s first narrative feature weaves a labyrinthine mystery around the maxim “draw what you see, not what you know.” An aristocratic wife (Janet Suzman) commissions a young, cocksure draughtsman (Anthony Higgins) to sketch her husband’s property while he is away — in exchange for a fee, room and board, and one sexual favor for each of the twelve drawings. As the draughtsman becomes more entrenched in the devious schemings in this seemingly idyllic country home, curious details emerge in his drawings that may reveal a murder.
UNITED KINGDOM / IRELAND – 2013 – 136 MIN – COLOUR / BLACK & WHITE - FEATURE - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY SOPHIE FIENNES
Cultural theorist superstar Slavoj Žižek re-teams with director Sophie Fiennes (THE PERVERT'S GUIDE TO CINEMA) for another wildly entertaining romp through the crossroads of cinema and philosophy. With infectious zeal and a voracious appetite for popular culture, Žižek literally goes inside some truly epochal movies, all the better to explore and expose how they reinforce prevailing ideologies.