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Mary Queen of Scots

Queen of France at 16 and widowed at 18, Mary Stuart defies pressure to remarry. Instead, she returns to her native Scotland to reclaim her rightful throne. But Scotland and England fall under the rule of the compelling Elizabeth I. Each young Queen beholds her sister in fear and fascination. Rivals in power and in love, and female regents in a masculine world, the two must decide how to play the game of marriage versus independence.Read More

L’Empereur de Paris

Sous le règne de Napoléon, François Vidocq, le seul homme à s'être échappé des plus grands bagnes du pays, est une légende des bas-fonds parisiens. Laissé pour mort après sa dernière évasion spectaculaire, l'ex-bagnard essaye de se faire oublier sous les traits d'un simple commerçant. Son passé le rattrape pourtant, et, après avoir été accusé d'un meurtre qu'il n'a pas commis, il propose un marché au chef de la sûreté : il rejoint la police pour combattre la pègre, en échange de sa liberté. Malgré des résultats exceptionnels, il provoque l'hostilité de ses confrères policiers et la fureur de la pègre qui a mis sa tête à prix...Read More

Woman Walks Ahead

Catherine Weldon, a portrait painter from 1890s Brooklyn, travels to Dakota to paint a portrait of Sitting Bull and becomes embroiled in the Lakota peoples' struggle over the rights to their land.Read More

Colette

Colette is pushed by her husband to write novels under his name. Upon their success, she fights to make her talents known, challenging gender norms. Read More

First Man

A look at the life of the astronaut, Neil Armstrong, and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the Moon on July 20, 1969. Read More

Shock and Awe

A group of journalists covering George Bush's planned invasion of Iraq in 2003 are skeptical of the president's claim that Saddam Hussein has "weapons of mass destruction."Read More

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

A writer forms an unexpected bond with the residents of Guernsey Island in the aftermath of World War II when she decides to write a book about their experiences during the war. Read More

Backstabbing for Beginners

A young program coordinator at the United Nations stumbles upon a conspiracy involving Iraq's oil reserves.Read More

Morine

The year is 620 A.D., North Lebanon. Living with God is men’s privilege and the most unreachable women’s right. Stubborn as she is, the 20-year-old revolutionary girl breaks the rules and endures all the consequences.Read More

Le retour du heros

Elisabeth est droite, sérieuse et honnête. Le capitaine Neuville est lâche, fourbe et sans scrupules. Elle le déteste. Il la méprise. Mais en faisant de lui un héros d'opérette, elle est devenue, malgré elle, responsable d'une imposture qui va très vite la dépasser…Read More