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Foundry Films

Works: 15 works in 65 publications in 4 languages and 4,888 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Interviews  Pictorial works  Environmental films  Romance films  Fiction 
Roles: Production personnel
Classifications: PN1995.9.M45, 791.4372
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Away from Her by Sarah Polley( visu )
13 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,927 libraries worldwide
Fiona and Grant are an Ontario couple who have been married for over 40 years. During the twilight of their years, Grant is forced to face the fact that Fiona's 'forgetfulness' actually is Alzheimer's. After Fiona wanders away and is found, the decision is made for her to go into a nursing home. For the first time in their relationship, they are forced to undergo a separation since this is the nursing home 'no-vistors,' first 30 days policy of a patient's stay. When Grant visits Fiona after the orientation period, he is devastated to find out that not only has she seemingly forgotten him, but she has transferred her affections to another man. As the distance between husband and wife grows, Grant must draw upon his love for Fiona to perform an act of self-sacrifice in order to ensure her happiness
Manufactured Landscapes by Edward Burtynsky( visu )
17 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 1,159 libraries worldwide
Edward Burtynsky has gained international recognition for his photographs of what he calls manufactured landscapes. He argues that we have reached past the point now where we are at the mercy of the environment--our planet now lives and dies at our mercy. This is not meant to be a frightening concept, though many of the images are sobering, in this chilling but ultimately beautiful documentary on what industrialization is doing to man and the world as we know it. Or used to know it. Manufactured Landscapes tells the story of these images, and how Burtynsky came to be so fascinated with the concept of human design. It follows a recent photo shoot in China, photographing the effects of that country's massive industrial revolution, showing us a glimpse of what it's like behind the scenes for a famous photographer in action
Cairo time by Lu ba na da( visu )
4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 612 libraries worldwide
Juliette, a magazine editor, arrives in Cairo to meet her husband Mark, a U.N. official in Gaza. When he is unavoidably delayed, Mark sends his friend and former security officer Tareq to show her around the city. As she gets used to the customs and rhythm of life in Cairo, she finds herself falling not only for the city's charms, but for Tareq as well
The Bang Bang Club ( visu )
5 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 388 libraries worldwide
As apartheid comes to a violent end in South Africa, four fearless photographers, bonded by their friendship and a sense of purpose, risk their lives to capture the bloody struggle and expose the truth
Inescapable ( visu )
4 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 295 libraries worldwide
"Twenty-five years ago Adib..., a promising young officer in the Syrian military police, suddenly left Damascus under suspicious circumstances. Abandoning the love of his life Fatima..., he made his way to Canada and wiped the slate clean. With a beautiful wife, two grown daughters, and a great job in Toronto, Adib is confident he's built a successful life from scratch. But when his daughter Muna suddenly disappears in Damascus, his past threatens to violently catch up to him. Teaming up with a Canadian emissary..., Adib must now confront the turmoil he thought he left behind so many years ago in order to find Muna"--Container
Act of God ( visu )
2 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 288 libraries worldwide
"Is being hit by lightning a random natural occurrence or a predestined event? Accidents, chance, fate and the elusive quest to make sense out of tragedy underpin [this] ... new documentary, an elegant meditation on the metaphysical effects of being struck"--Container
Picture day ( visu )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 123 libraries worldwide
Forced to repeat her senior year of high school, Claires reputation is sliding from bad-ass to bad joke. Armed with an acid tongue and shielded by ever-present headphones, Claire locks onto the only student clueless to her sordid rep: Henry, a nerdy freshman she used to babysit. At night, Claire escapes to raucous concerts where she catches the eye of 33-year old Jim, a wouldbe rock star who feeds on young fans adoration. Jim leads her into an intoxicating world of hard-partying musicians, while at school, Claire takes Henry under her wing. She reinvents her dorky friend as the mysterious rebel, throwing Henrys life into hilarious turmoil. As Claire dances across the surface of these relationships, she eventually learns hard lessons about the difference between sex, intimacy, and friendship
Toscanini : In his own words ( visu )
4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 37 libraries worldwide
Docudrama based on the conversation tapes and letters of conductor Arturo Toscanini. The tapes were made by his son Walter during the last years of Toscanini's life. Also includes documentary and concert footage and home movies
Shadow master by John Knoop( visu )
4 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in 3 languages and held by 18 libraries worldwide
Presents a documentary focusing on two teenage brothers in Bali: one an apprentice to a renowned shadow puppeteer, the other enamored of Western values
Advice from a caterpillar ( visu )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 17 libraries worldwide
A man and a woman, best friends, both fall in love with the same man
The Siegfried & Roy collection : magicians of the century ( visu )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Three film documentaries on Siegfried & Roy, entertainers whose act included magic tricks and routines involving trained animals, tigers in particular. Includes footage of various editions of their act filmed in Las Nevas and elsewhere, biographical profiles of Siegfried Fischbacher and Roy Horn, and excerpts from interviews with each man
Last exit ( visu )
2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
"In a dilapidated Copenhagen apartment, British-born ex-felon Nigel (Morten Vogelius) bides time while dodging loan sharks and gangsters. After securing work with a crime syndicate, Nigel begins making enough money to pay down his loans. But when he falls in love with the beautiful Tanya (model/singer Gry Bay), Nigel provokes the ire of the mob's boss, complicating his situation"
Manufactured landscapes Paysages fabriqués ( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Documentaire. "Depuis plus de trois décennies, le photographe canadien Edward Burtynsky croque les images d'une nature souillée par la pollution et l'industrialisation ... Dépotoirs, terrains vagues, usines, marécages, sont les sujets de ses photographies, d'un esthétisme raffiné, prises au Canada et dans le reste du monde. La cinéaste Jennifer Baichwal l'a suivi lors d'un voyage en Chine, pays mythique dont Burtynsky voulait documenter les bouleversements industriels. Étape ultime de leurs parcours : le gigantesque barrage des Trois Gorges qui a forcé l'évacuation de 1, 1 millions de personnes" -- Tiré du site Web de l'ONF
Edward Burtynsky manufactured landscapes by Jennifer Baichwal( visu )
1 edition published in 2007 in French and held by 1 library worldwide
Edward Burtynsky is internationally acclaimed for his large-scale photographs of nature transformed by industry. [This documentary] follows Burtynsky to China, as he captures the effects of the country's massive industrial revolution [and] leads us to meditate on human endeavour and its impact on the planet
Paysage fabriqués Manufactures landscapes ( visu )
1 edition published in 2007 in French and held by 1 library worldwide
Le travail d'Edward Burtynsky jouit d'une renommée internationale. Ses photographies prises à grande échelle présentent des paysages naturels transformés par l'homme et ses industries. Un saisissant documentaire réalisé par Jennifer Baichwal, accompagne Burtynsky en Chine alors qu'il capture les effets opérés par la révolution industrielle massive sur l'environnement. Ce film remarquable provoque en nous une empathie immédiate pour l'humanité et l'impact de tels changements à l'échelle planétaire
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