DONKEY SKIN
PEAU D’ÂNE
1970, Janus Films, 90 min, France, Dir: Jacques Demy

Jacques Demy's strange, lovely film tells the story of a devoted king (Jean Marais) who promises his dying wife (Catherine Deneuve, a Demy favorite) that his new queen will be equal to her in beauty. Of course, no one can compare to Deneuve, which leaves the queen’s daughter (also played by Deneuve) as the sole contender. Heeding the advice of a bizarre fairy godmother (Delphine Seyrig), the princess delays her father's incestuous advances using a series of impossible dressmaking challenges. In French with English subtitles.


THE BLACK BROTHERS
DIE SCHWARZEN BRÜDER
2013, Global Screen GmbH, 100 min, Germany, Switzerland, Dir: Xavier Koller

In the 19th-century Alpine region of Ticino, it was not uncommon for poor families to ship their sons to Italy to work as chimney sweeps. When one of these young spazzacamini, Giorgio (Fynn Henkel), has had enough of Milan’s grime and street gangs, the boy rallies his soot-covered comrades to escape back to Switzerland. In German with English subtitles.


The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box
2014, Entertainment Motion Pictures (E-MOTION) Arcadia Motion Pictures , 98 min, Dir: Jonathan Newman

Ancient mysteries. Powerful evil. And a fearless hero’s quest through a fantastical realm of steam-powered wonders and sinister magic… Seventeen-year-old Mariah Mundi’s life is turned upside down when his parents vanish and his younger brother is kidnapped. Following a trail of clues to the darkly majestic Prince Regent Hotel, Mariah discovers a hidden realm of child-stealing monsters, deadly secrets and a long-lost artifact that grants limitless wealth - but also devastating supernatural power. With the fate of his world, and his family at stake, Mariah will risk everything to unravel the Curse of the Midas Box! Starring Michael Sheen, Lena Headey, and Sam Neill.


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