(Ken Scott, 2011)
David (Patrick Huard) is a delivery man for the family butchery. He is the black sheep and owes 80 000$ to a gang. He grows weed in his apartment and one day he learns that he is the father of 533 children. Having given more than 600 times to a sperm bank twenty years ago, signing by the pseudonym of Strabuck the famous Canadian bull who produced great milk cows, David is asked to reveal his true identity for a group of 142 of his biological children looking for their father.
The film features an ensemble cast of Kevin Kline, Joan Allen, Tobey Maguire, Christina Ricci, Elijah Wood, and Sigourney Weaver. Set during Thanksgiving 1973, The Ice Storm is about two dysfunctional New Canaan, Connecticut families who are trying to deal with tumultuous political and social changes of the early 1970s, and their escapism through alcohol, adultery, and sexual experimentation.
Young Mr. Lincoln (John Ford, 1939)
A family traveling through New Salem, Illinois in their wagon need groceries from Lincoln's store and the only thing of value they have is a barrel of old books including a law book, "Blackstone's Commentaries." After thoroughly reading the book, Abe (Henry Fonda) opts for the law after receiving encouragement from his early, ill-fated love, Ann Rutledge (Pauline Moore).
Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (Chantal Akerman, 1975)
Jeanne Dielman (Delphine Seyrig) is a single mother and a six years widow with a teenage son. They live in the same apartment where she daily receives one man to subsists to their needs. The audience is asked to watch her daily routines for three days and to witness her evolution in three subsequent days.
The Tiger of Eschnapur (Fritz Lang, 1959)
Fritz Lang returned to Germany to direct two films The Tiger of Eschnapur and The Indian Tomb, which together tell the story of a German architect (Paul Hubschmid), the Indian maharaja (Walter Reyer) for whom he is supposed to build schools and hospitals, and the Eurasian dancer (Debra Paget) who comes between them.