пятница, 17 мая 2019 г.

Wie sagen wir es unseren Kindern? (1949)

Wie sagen wir es unseren Kindern? / Ehe mit Hindernissen / How Do We Tell Our Children?

Director: Hans Deppe
Stars: Leny Marenbach, Mathias Wieman, Hilde Körber, Ernst Waldow, Babsi Schultz-Reckewell, Edmund van Kann, Jürgen Tusch, Hans-Dieter Gotzmann, Herbert Stetza, Hans Neie, Jürgen Peter Jacoby, Franz Schafheitlin, Alexa von Porembsky

An inversion of the Romeo and Juliet story: two single parents fall in love while their children are involved in a bitter feud. The film was made by the major German studio UFA during the Nazi era, but was not released until several years after the end of the war.

In German

среда, 15 мая 2019 г.

Tire dié (1958)

Tire dié / Throw Me a Dime

Director: Fernando Birri
Stars: Guillermo Cervantes Luro, María Rosa Gallo (voice), Francisco Petrone (voice)

Tire dié is an Argentine documentary directed by Fernando Birri and written Birri and seven other writers. The short film, billed as a "survey film", chronicles the harsh life of lower-class slums in Santa Fe, Argentina. The documentary revolves around a particular set of poor kids who chase a train nicknamed tire dié on a daily base, begging for cents. The title, tire dié is a homonym of the phrase tire diez ("throw ten [cents]"). Kids would chase the slow train every day and run along begging for coins from the passengers who leaned out in curiosity. The film also interviews a number of adults, whose voices are dubbed by professional actors.

Argentina, in Spanish
With Spanish and English subs (.srt in archive)

вторник, 14 мая 2019 г.

Chinmoku (1971)

Chinmoku / Silence

Director: Masahiro Shinoda
Stars: David Lampson, Don Kenny, Tetsurô Tanba, Mako, Shima Iwashita, Eiji Okada, Taiji Tonoyama

Two Jesuit priests encounter persecution when they travel to Japan in the 17th century to spread Christianity and to locate their mentor. Based on the novel of the same name by Shūsaku Endō; another adaptation was made by Scorsese in 2016.

Language: Japanese | English
With English subs for Japanese parts (embed)

воскресенье, 12 мая 2019 г.

Chico (2001)

Director & Writer: Ibolya Fekete
Stars: Eduardo Rózsa Flores, Daniel Remedi, Camilio LeBert, Sasa Anocic, Gyula Bodrogi, András Fésös, Sergio Hernández, Vjekoslav Jankovic

Chico is a 2001 Hungarian movie about the life of Eduardo Rózsa Flores (1960-2009). The protagonist is a man who was born in Bolivia to a Hungarian immigrant. His family fled to Chile after a coup in Bolivia, and remained in Chile until the 1973 coup, after which they fled to Hungary. After coming of age in Hungary, Chico witnesses the Yugoslav wars in the 1990s.

Germany | Croatia | Hungary | Chile
Language: Spanish | Hungarian | Serbian | English
Witn English hardsubs

пятница, 10 мая 2019 г.

Selling Children (2018)



Director & Writer: Pankaj Johar

Director Pankaj Johar sets out to understand how, in the biggest democracy in the world, it is possible for millions of children to be bought and sold.

Denmark, in English & Hindi
With English subs (embed)

среда, 8 мая 2019 г.

Déjà s'envole la fleur maigre (1960)

Déjà s'envole la fleur maigre / From the Branches Drops the Withered Blossom

Director & Writer: Paul Meyer
Stars: Brighella, Giuseppe Cerqua, Luigi Favotto, Marie-Louisa Franco, Mela Franco, Valentino Gentili, Victor Ghislain, Edmond Lebout

A diverse group of people from different nationalities struggle to earn a living in a Belgian coal-mining town. Hoping to find a better life, the dreams are shattered when coal prices hit an all-time low and production wipes out the main industry and livelihood of the workers.

Language: French | Italian
With English, French, German, Italian subtitles (embed)

воскресенье, 5 мая 2019 г.

Espejismo (1972)

Espejismo / Mirage

Director: Armando Robles Godoy
Stars: Miguel Angel Flores, Helena Rojo, Hernán Romero, Orlando Sacha, Gabriel Figueroa, Rómulo León, Raquel Meneses

Complex story about a young man who inherits a broken down estate at the edge of the Peruvian desert, with no explanation about the former owners or what had become of the once thriving house. By searching through the rocks and sands for relics, he discovers the answers to the mystery, told in flashback. The film combines the boy's search with other socio-economic issues relevant to Peru in a confusing, but insightful manner. The photography of the desert is stunning. 
The only Peruvian film ever nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Foreign Film (1972).

In Spanish, with English subs (.srt in archive)

вторник, 30 апреля 2019 г.

Bíódagar (1994)

Bíódagar / Movie Days

Director: Friðrik Þór Friðriksson
Stars: Örvar Jens Arnarsson, Rúrik Haraldsson, Sigrún Hjálmtýsdóttir, Orri Helgason, Jón Sigurbjörnsson, Guðrún Ásmundsdóttir, Asta Esper Hagen Andersen, Otto Sander, Höskuldur Eiríksson

This Icelandic tale, loosely based on the real-life experiences of director Fridrik Fridriksson tells the saga of a boyhood spent in Iceland in the 1960's. Tomas loves the movies and is highly influenced by them. His parents prefer he go to loftier shows such as "King of Kings," but Tomas prefers the Roy Rogers' Saturday matinees. Much of his time is spent reenacting scenes from those Westerns. Tomas world is thrown into chaos after he is sent to a relative's farm for the summer and can no longer go to the movies. There he imagines the scenario for a genre thriller. The fantasy becomes reality as the boy must face a genuine tragedy.

Iceland | Germany | Denmark
In Icelandic, with Russian and English subs (embed)

воскресенье, 21 апреля 2019 г.

Das Mädchen Christine (1949)

Das Mädchen Christine / Christina

Director: Arthur Maria Rabenalt
Stars: Wolfgang Lukschy, Petra Peters, Tilly Lauenstein, Ilse Hülper, Gerd Frickhöffer, Yvonne Sturm, Guido Goroll, Hans Emons, Erich Dunskus, Frank Scholze, Reinhard Kolldehoff

Cast away as a child, Christina finds shelter in a convent, where for reasons vital to the plotline she decides to pose as a male. Put to work as a stable boy, Christina grows into adulthood without ever revealing her true gender. Appointed aide-de-camp to one Major Merian, Christina falls in love with her superior officer, though of course she can't express her ardor without raising all sorts of trouble.

East Germany (DEFA)
In German

четверг, 18 апреля 2019 г.

Making Maasai Men: Growing Courage Toward Circumcision (2006)

No IMDB entry

Director: Barbara G. Hoffman

In 1998, anthropologist Barbara Hoffman worked with a team of Maasai junior elders in Kisamis, a community in the Rift Valley of southern Kenya. All members of the team stressed the importance of the stages of the life cycle and the resulting changes to their status as they progress from children to adult Maasai elders. A male's transition from one step to another is celebrated as his masculine character is molded, honed and refined. Some of these stages are marked by ritual or ceremony, including shaving the hair, circumcision, and marriage. Shows an actual circumcision ceremony.

USA, in English & Maasai, with English hardsubs