Get an inside look at Hemingway and discover why Ken Burns and Lynn Novick chose to explore the complex and iconic writer. Hemingway premieres April 5, 2021 on PBS.
Join David Attenborough to discover how diverse forces work together to keep our planet in perfect balance. A Perfect Planet is an awe-inspiring exploration of Earth’s power and fragility.
Watch the teaser of ‘The Ghosts Above’ and get hyped for the film as you follow Renan Ozturk’s expedition on the toughest climb in the world to solve the outstanding Everest mystery. Learn more: https://alphauniverse.com/stories/the…
A Perfect Planet is an awe-inspiring exploration of Earth’s power and fragility.
Planet Earth is perfect. It orbits at the perfect distance from the sun; it tilts at just the right angle and has a decent sized moon to hold it in place. On top of that, the day-to-day workings of the planet naturally serve to nurture animals and plants.
This five part series will show how the forces of nature – weather, ocean currents, solar energy and volcanoes – drive, shape and support Earth’s great diversity of life. In doing so, it will reveal how animals are perfectly adapted to whatever the environment throws at them.
Director: Frédéric Larrey
Producer: Manuel Catteau
At the start of spring, in the upland valleys of Central Asia, the echo of a piercing yowl can be heard. For many mammals, it’s an alarm signal: For the snow leopard, it heralds the mating season, the females calling to the males, who arrive hungry, nervous, and ready to fight.
For a mother with her two young, who are far from ready to fend for themselves, a tricky phase lies ahead. Firstly, because she must hunt tirelessly to feed her litter. But also because she has protect them from males seeking to mate with her, who would kill any offspring that is not their own. If these young cats make it through the winter, it will then be their turn to reign supreme in this frozen kingdom.
Set in the remote mountains of China and Tibet, this film follows the perilous existence of a female and her two young snow leopards, who are less than a year old, in a valley of stunning beauty with a dazzling diversity of wildlife.
Two photographer brothers came upon this lost valley in 2016 and were amazed to find it home to a dense population of snow leopards in a relatively small territory. Their discovery led to this exceptional film about an elusive big cat that is rarely caught on camera.
1840s England, acclaimed but overlooked fossil hunter Mary Anning and a young woman sent to convalesce by the sea develop an intense relationship, altering both of their lives forever.
Starring Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan with Gemma Jones, James McArdle, Alec Secareanu and Fiona Shaw
Produced by Iain Canning, Emile Sherman, Fodhla Cronin O’Reilly
NOVEMBER 13th 2020
Made In Italy is a heart-warming comedy set in glorious Tuscany about bohemian London artist Robert (Neeson) who returns to Italy with his estranged son Jack (Richardson) to make a quick sale of the house they inherited from his late wife. Neither expects to find the once beautiful villa in such a state of disrepair…
Renovations go badly, and father and son find themselves at odds – not for the first time. Robert’s comical lack of DIY experience leads him to seek help from some colourful locals, but for Jack, the state of the house seems to mirror his search for memories of happier times with his mother. Then Jack falls for Natalia, a vivacious young Italian chef, who restores both body and soul with delights from her local trattoria – until the pair find their developing relationship in jeopardy from Natalia’s jealous and threatening ex-husband.
As Robert and Jack painstakingly restore the villa to its previous glory, they also start to mend their relationship. The future may now look quite different and surprise them both.
Travel to the Northern Hemisphere, where the spy creatures learn how animals move, feed and fight. “Spy in the Wild 2 – Episode 2: The North“ premieres Wednesday, May 6, at 8/7c.
The spy creatures infiltrate a hippo pod, a gorilla sanctuary and the world of pygmy elephants. “Spy in the Wild 2 – Episode 1: The Tropics“ premieres Wednesday, April 29, at 8/7c.
From a New Yorker online review (February 11, 2020):
Wes Anderson’s new movie, “The French Dispatch,” which will open this summer, is about the doings of a fictional weekly magazine that looks an awful lot like—and was, in fact, inspired by—The New Yorker. The editor and writers of this fictional magazine, and the stories it publishes—three of which are dramatized in the film—are also loosely inspired by The New Yorker. Anderson has been a New Yorker devotee since he was a teen-ager, and has even amassed a vast collection of bound volumes of the magazine, going back to the nineteen-forties. That he has placed his fictional magazine in a made-up French metropolis (it’s called Ennui-sur-Blasé), at some point midway through the last century, only makes connecting the dots between “The French Dispatch” and The New Yorker that much more delightful.
Directed by: Wes Anderson
Screenplay by: Wes Anderson
Produced by: Wes Anderson, Steven Rales and Jeremy Dawson
Cast: Benicio del Toro, Adrien Brody, Tilda Swinton, Léa Seydoux, Frances McDormand, Timothée Chalamet, Lyna Khoudri, Jeffrey Wright, Mathieu Amalric, Stephen Park, Bill Murray and Owen Wilson
The film… “is nothing less than a found epic, a real-life environmental allegory and, not least, a stinging comedy about the age-old problem of inconsiderate neighbors.”
“Honeyland” is the first film to be nominated for best documentary and best international feature (the category formerly known as best foreign-language film). It follows Hatidze Muratova, a middle-aged beekeeper whose peaceful life in the North Macedonian countryside is disrupted when a chaotic family moves in next door.
The movie premiered at the Sundance Film Festival last year and came out on top with three awards, including the grand jury prize for documentary in the world cinema showcase.
From a New York Times online review