The Tightrope

“How does one make theater real? It is so easy to fall into tragedy or comedy. What is important above all is to be on this strict razor edge of the tightrope…” For the very first time in 40 years, Peter Brook, one of the major directors of contemporary theater, has agreed to raise the curtain and allow his son Simon Brook to film behind the scenes and to reveal the secrets of his approach. This unique and personal film takes us beyond the intimacy of a workshop, into a philosophical experience, on a tightrope. [Synopsis courtesy of Venice Film Festival]

Carrière, 250 metros

A portrait documentary tracing the inspiration, philosophy and imagination of the celebrated theatre and screen writer – and Bunuel’s long term collaborator – Jean Claude Carrière. Carrière predicts that between the house he was born in and the cemetery in which he will end there is a life journey of just 250 meters. “Carrière: 250 Meters” follows him as he reflects on the wealth of global traditions of storytelling, travelling through past and present, across countries and cultures from Paris to New York, Mexico and India and joined by his family, friends and collaborators. A testament to the life and work of an extraordinary man and a key architect in contemporary cinema.

Looking For Richard

Al Pacino’s deeply-felt rumination on Shakespeare’s significance and relevance to the modern world through interviews and an in-depth analysis of “Richard III.”