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WinStar Cinema (Firm)

Overview
Works: 48 works in 91 publications in 5 languages and 2,519 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Documentary films  Comedy films  Biography  Made-for-TV movies  Nonfiction films  Television programs  Police films  Melodramas (Motion pictures) 
Roles: Distributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by WinStar Cinema (Firm)
Yi Yi = A one and a two by Edward Yang( Visual )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in Chinese and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This story follows the individual lives of the Jian family. Due to many circumstances, the entire family will have to re-evaluate who they are and what their lives have become
Flowers of Shanghai( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in Chinese and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in late nineteenth-century Shanghai and takes place in an elegant brothel. With its own highly ritualized codes of behavior, the lives of the "Flower girls" depend on their ability to win, and then keep, the affections of their wealthy callers
The source by Philip Guston( Visual )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filmmaker Chuck Workman explores the lives, works and influence of four leading lights of the "Beat Generation" of the 1950s: Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, William Burroughs and Neal Cassady. Cutting back and forth between archival footage of his subjects and readings of selections from the authors' works, he creates a fast-paced collage of images that show how the Beats became the dominant counter-cultural movement of the last half of America's 20th century
La vie sur terre = Life on earth by Abderrahmane Sissako( Visual )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in French and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A film about the significance of the start of the 21st Century for people still struggling to enter the 20th. Abderrahmane Sissako's solution was to improvise a 'fictional documentary' out of daily life in Sokolo, his father's village in Mali near the southeastern corner of Mauritania. He then overlaid these vignettes with readings from Aimé Césaire ... Behind all of this, he weaves the melancholy tones ["Folon"] of the great Malian tenor, Salif Keita and music by other artists
Sous le sable = Under the sand by François Ozon( Visual )

7 editions published in 2001 in French and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For years, Marie and Jean have spent their vacations at their country home. One day at the beach, Marie falls asleep while Jean goes for a swim. When she awakens, he is gone. Marie notifies the authorities and even after an extensive search, no body is found. Did he drown or did he just run off?
Hao nan hao nü by Xiaoxian Hou( Visual )

8 editions published between 1995 and 2001 in Chinese and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film consists of three intermingling stories: a film within a film as well as the past and present as linked by an actress in present-day Taipei. The film in which she plays is about a couple who return to mainland China to participate in the anti-Japanese movement in the 1940s and are arrested as Communists when they return to Taiwan. Images of the film-in-progress contrast with images from the actress' own past, when she was a party girl involved with a gangster
On the ropes( Visual )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary on aspiring boxers training at Bed-Stuy Boxing Center in Brooklyn, New York
Flowers of Shanghai by Xiaoxian Hou( Visual )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in Chinese and English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story about the elegant Shanghai brothels of late 19th century, tracing the destinies of the beautiful "flower girls" whose lives depended on their ability to win and hold the affections of their wealthy callers
Genesis( Visual )

2 editions published in 1986 in Hindi and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of two men who left civilization after a famine to live in a desolate land. They were later joined by a woman who had left the land of the floods after everyone including her son had died
L'humanité by Bruno Dumont( Visual )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in French and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'humanité, takes place in Bailleul, a nondescript Flanders town. Pharaoh de Winter is a loner who lives with his mother. The house they live was owned by Pharaoh's grandfather, who was a famous painter. Thirty-year-old Pharaoh is an unsophisticated and humble man. He is simple but not a simpleton. He has a crush on his neighbor, factory worker Domino, a gentle soul in love with a brute named Joseph. Pharaoh is a police lieutenant, a job that does not agree with his mild temperament. He has to investigate the rape and murder of a little girl
For love of Julian( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary about multiply handicapped, medically fragile children. Interviews with parents and professionals, combined with films of the children themselves, explore the everyday life of a family with a multiply handicapped child, and look at options for care, as well as examining issues of quality of life, emotional and physical stress. Film and photos of Julian, the son of Meira Blaustein and Laurent Rejto, help illustrate the realities of life with a handicapped infant or child
Pola X by Leos Carax( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in French and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young, successful author is haunted by a recurring dream of a woman obscured in darkness
The book of life by Hal Hartley( Visual )

2 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this darkly comic retelling of the Apocalypse, Jesus (Martin Donovan) arrives at JFK airport with his intriguing assistant, Magdalena (PJ Harvey). While the world ponders the meaning of this second coming, Jesus battles the Devil for human souls, risks the wrath of God, and struggles with himself over whether these lives are worth saving. The Book of Life presents an unrelenting kaleidoscope of fast-moving images and heart-pounding music that perfectly captures a techno-driven, computerized, and postmodernist world."
Nan guo zai jian, nan guo by Hsiao-hsien Hou( Visual )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in Chinese and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in 1990's Taiwan this is the story of small-time gangsters and bar girls, always looking for ways out but forever embroiled in petty, murderous squabbles
A Zed & two noughts by Peter Greenaway( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Erotic, beautiful, disturbing, rich in metaphor and absurdities, the film uses the zoo as the background against which to pose timeless questions about life and love. It mixes shocking images with serene ones and serious moments with silly ones
The first night of my life( Visual )

2 editions published in 2000 in Spanish and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An extravagant road movie set on New Year's eve, 1999 in a Madrid suburb where the highways seem to lead nowhere. It begins with a simple invitation to dinner for Manuel and his very pregnant wife, Paloma. Soon, the night becomes a succession of misunderstandings, hitchhiking, lost cars, mistaken identities, small accidents, and petty disputes. Beggars, thieves, tourists, taxi drivers, and police officers all come together at the crucial moment when the clock strikes twelve, and no one celebrates New Year's eve as planned."--Accomp. sheet
Dong = the hole by Ming-Liang Tsaï( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in Chinese and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seven days into the 21st century the rain will not let up in Taiwan and a strange disease reaches epic proportions. Tenants of a run-down apartment refuse to leave and are quarantined. The plumber comes to fix a leak and instead leaves a gaping hole through which a tenant spies on his neighbor
La Primera noche de mi vida by Luis Miguel Albaladejo( Visual )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in Spanish and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An extravagant road movie set on New Year's eve, 1999 in a Madrid suburb where the highways seem to lead nowhere. It begins with a simple invitation to dinner for Manuel and his very pregnant wife, Paloma. Soon, the night becomes a succession of misunderstandings, hitchhiking, lost cars, mistaken identities, small accidents, and petty disputes. Beggars, thieves, tourists, taxi drivers, and police officers all come together at the crucial moment when the clock strikes twelve, and no one celebrates New Year's eve as planned."--Accomp. sheet
Yi Yi by Edward Yang( Visual )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in Chinese and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This story follows the individual lives of the Jian family. Due to many circumstances, the entire family will have to re-evaluate who they are and what their lives have become
Lian lian feng chen = Dust in the wind by Houxiaoxian( Visual )

2 editions published in 1987 in Chinese and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A story about a young couple from a village in the southern part of Taiwan. Filled with details of urban Taipei, and depicting the transition from rural to industrial life in contemporary Taiwan, this is also a poignant story of young love lost. A teenaged couple moves to the city to find work, but are separated when the boy is drafted and the girl marries another
 
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French (18)

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