Dramas around the World

Age-old dramas from modern, borderless filmmakers.
By
Kim Linekin

Mountains May Depart

The joys, hopes and sorrows of a Chinese woman's life play out against the backdrop of sweeping historical events from the past, present and future.

I Am Not Madame Bovary

To qualify for an apartment reserved for singles, a married couple stages a divorce. But when her husband unexpectedly remarries, Li seeks justice.

Being 17

Rival teenagers are forced to live together when the mother of one is hospitalized, prompting an invitation from the other boy's mother.

Cinema Paradiso

When a Sicilian boy is mesmerized by the movies at his local theater, he befriends a projectionist who tells him to leave home and pursue his dreams.

Rams

Despite being neighbours, two sheep-farming brothers haven't spoken in decades. But if they want to save their flocks, they'll have to open a dialogue.

 

Fatima

After emigrating from Algeria to France, single mother Fatima Elayoubi struggles against barriers of race and language to forge a writing career.