Rebellious, quick-witted Erica Vandross is a 17-year-old firecracker living with her single mom, Laurie, and her mom's new boyfriend, Bob, in L.A.'s San Fernando Valley. When Bob's mentally unbalanced son, Luke, arrives from rehab to live with the family, Erica finds her domestic and personal life overwhelmed. With Luke and her sidekicks Kala and Claudine in tow, Erica acts out by exposing a high school teacher's dark secret.
The autobiography of a Somalian nomad who was sold in marriage at 13, fled from Africa a while later to become finally an American supermodel and is now at the age of 38, the UN spokeswoman against female genital mutilation.
Distraught when her middle-aged lover breaks a date with her, 21-year-old Toni Simmons attempts suicide. Impressed by her action, her lover, dentist Julian Winston reconsiders marrying Toni, but he worries about her insistence on honesty. Having fabricated a wife and three children, Julian readily accepts when his devoted nurse, Stephanie, who has secretly loved Julian for years, offers to act as his wife and demand a divorce.
Almost 10 years in production, 14 hours of film. In six stories, Llinas uses the same four actresses in various ways.
Shizuka is the aristocratic wife of the president of a large company. When she wants to divorce her domineering husband, he orders his employee Yoshi, the son of an adult toy store owner, to train his wife to become sexually submissive. Yoshi has been rendered impotent due to a childhood trauma resulting from his killing a black American soldier who had been having sexual relations with his mother. During the course of his training of the masochist Shizuka, Yoshi recovers from his affliction.
Miyuki Hirai is physically weak and she has been like that since she was a child. She then receives the diagnosis that she only has a little time left to live. Miyuki still dreams of going to Finland to see the Northern Lights. One day, Miyuki is the victim of a theft. She can't make a sound and drops down to the floor. At that time, Yusuke Watabiki appears in front of her. Yusuke is honest and a blunt young man who aims to become a glass craftsman.
A refugee travels to Chinatown as a mail-order bride.
In a South of Italy full of beauty and hidden dangers, two adolescents, abused and damaged by life, Anna, whose father has been murdered and Basim, an immigrant orphan, escape together towards a new start
Naoko Tasaka's sphinx-like Flower unfolds like a children's story before it plumbs the depths of both a physical and metaphorical surface, as straightforward narration gives way to sublimated abstraction. Employing a number of multi-format techniques, Flower displays a compelling, duelling impulse that hovers between a grid and a waterfall.
Liana is a newly transferred teacher, who is finding the transition a lonely one, until someone mysteriously starts sending her a flower every day. There's only one way to catch the secret admirer, red handed.
A granny, who was once a beautiful young girl, is now an old lady. Her final days are here. She wants to relive the most beautiful moment of her life.
Abby Knight, ex-lawyer and crime buff, and the owner of Bloomers Flower Shop, is having a week to be reckoned with. A reluctant bridesmaid at her drama queen cousin’s wedding, Abby ends up not just doing the flowers...but having to find out who murdered a wedding crasher. Stars Brooke Shields, Brennan Elliott and Beau Bridges.
On the same day, in the same accident, Wei loses his pregnant wife and Ming her fiancé. In Buddhism, one is given 100 days to mourn for the dead. Like two mice lost in a labyrinth, Wei runs around in circles while Ming calmly creeps down a determined path. But the pain and sorrow linger on. With the 100th day approaching, they wonder if they'll ever be able to say goodbye.
A woman who has just missed her suicide and a couple which has just left its political movement meet on a beach...
A story of encounters and partings interwoven between people; this is a human drama with feelings that touch one's heart gradually, which everyone has experienced at least once.
A bored society woman invites scandal and heartache when she falls in love with her low-born chauffeur.
The plot of the film is based on the lyrical story of a young boy named Kirill. The film takes place on the first spring holiday 8th of March. On this day, the main character Kirill begin hilarious adventure in search of the bouquet for his mother.
A short film by Kuri Youji. A man plants a flower and waits for it to bear fruit...
In the late 16th century, after the death of Nobunaga Oda, Hideyoshi Toyotomi takes power. The age of war is about to end, but Hideyoshi Toyotomi's rule makes life difficult for the people. Monk Senko Ikenobo is a master of flower arrangement. He prays for peace in the world and tries to give hope to the people with flower arrangement. He becomes good friends with Rikyu. Rikyu is a monk and a politician. He has the most profound influence on chanoyu. Rikyu is forced to commit hara-kiri by Hideyoshi Toyotomi’s order. Monk Senko Ikenobo challenges Hideyoshi Toyotomi.
Funny story about suburbans at 80s in Turkey
After an unexpected encounter, perfect Momo meets mediocre Kazama and they fall in love. Watch this romance unfold as they struggle to be together!