Valhalla RisingReleased in 2009Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn“The Boy says he was from Hell…maybe that’s where we’re going.”Starring Mads Mikkkelson (Casino Royale, Clash of the Titans) as One-Eye, the slave warrior who breaks free of his captors and exacts his revenge. Beautifully filmed in Scotland, this 2009 festival entry tells a spectacular story.
Category Films & TV
Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and Porky Pig are among the best known animated cartoon characters in history. Since the 1930s, Warner Brothers studios have been producing the Merrie Melodies series of animated short films, which have become wildly popular. Over a thousand of these films were made between the 1930s and 1960s, with many characters and settings.
From the producer of Alice in Wonderland, we are given an action-packed, Brothers Grimm fairytale come to life. Academy award winning actress Charlize Theron (Monster, North Country), Kristin Stewart of Twilight fame and hunky Chris Hemsworth (Thor, The Avengers) star in this magical, adult re-telling of the children’s classic, Snow White.
“The Virgin Mother Never Abandoned Us” ~ Arn MagnussonThe year is 1187, in the Holy Land. We meet Arn Magnusson, a Knight Templar who makes a chance acquaintance with Saladin one lonely night out in the desert. The two find each other honourable men and agree not to raise a hand against one another. A quasi-friendship develops that lasts throughout the movie and sets the foundation for this tale.
Black DeathStarring Sean Bean, Eddie Redmayne, David Warner and Carice Van HoutenSynopsis: The year is 1348. Europe has fallen under the shadow of the Black Death. As the plague decimates all in its path, fear and superstition are rife. In this apocalyptic environment, the church is losing its grip on the people.
Your HighnessStarring: Danny McBride, James Franco and Natalie PortmanReleased in North America on April 8, 2011Synopsis: Throughout history, tales of chivalry have burnished the legends of brave, handsome knights who rescue fair damsels, slay dragons and conquer evil. But behind many a hero is a good-for-nothing younger brother trying just to stay out of the way of those dragons, evil and trouble in general.