Profile of a Writer: Borges 1983

Arguably the greatest writer ever to come out of Latin America, Jorge Luis Borges was a master at making post-modern literary theory accessible by dramatizing it in compact, mind-bending stories. Although his unusual upbringing and his many controversial political sympathies once overshadowed his literary legacy, Borges has indisputably taken his place in history as one of the most important writers of the 20th century. This documentary examines Borges' extraordinary life and work, using dramatizations of his most memorable stories and rare interview footage with the author at his Buenos Aires home. Filmed just three years before his death in 1986, this program makes a bold attempt to relate Borges' private life to his public persona, and the real man to his fictitious world.

Obituary for a Murderer 1991

Autumn 1990. A young Austrian goes to a party held by some of his friends and provokes a hideous bloodbath. As a reflection of daily reality and its crass representation in the horror of one extreme crime, Michael Haneke has mounted material taken from one whole day of ORF (Austrian TV) broadcasting, using it in proportion to the time allocated to it in the programme schedule.

Traces of the Heart 1990

In this lesbian-themed story, Faye Wong plays a modest Mainland girl named Fang who migrates to Hong Kong and becomes a singer at a nightclub.

Sagan om Siv 1974

About a woman and her boring life, based on haiku poems by Sonja Åkesson.

Hackney Marshes 1978

Artist John Smith tells stories about tower block life, editing in bold, unconventional fashion, cutting into the material and highlighting the components and conventions of the film form - yet an intimate portrait of the block's inhabitants still emerges.

Each Time We Part Away 1994

After his wife's murder and house burnt, a young soldier is in search for new home for his daughter. But coming to chaotic at the beginning of the war Zagreb is no place for hope...

Simón el mago 1992

Simon is a naughty and dreamer boy who lives with his older brothers, his religious mother and the hard hand of his father. He goes to school, plays with his friends in the town and fulfills the duties of the home as any of the neighbors of his age. However, his story changes course when he decides to become a true magician and learn to fly after hearing from the lips of the black Fruits the fantastic stories of myths and legends of the Antioquia region. Adaptation of the homonymous story by Tomás Carrasquilla. From OtraParte

The Book of Murder 1974

Much-married and once successful writer Henry T. Aythecliff, now heavily in debt, summons his three ex-wives to his mansion, planning to extort a sizable amount of money from each. When he is discovered dead, clues indicate that each of his four wives had motive and opportunity to murder him, and a young detective must sift through some ingeniously devised evidence.