пятница, 14 декабря 2018 г.

Brekkukotsannáll (1973)

Brekkukotsannáll / Annals of Brekkukot / The Fish Can Sing

Director: Rolf Hädrich
Stars: Jon Laxdal, Nikulas Thorvardsson, Thorsteinn Ö. Stephensen, Regina Thordardottir, Árni Árnason, Þóra Borg, Sigridur B. Bragadottir, Róbert Arnfinnsson, Sigrun Hjalmtysdottir, Margrét Helga Jóhannsdóttir, Halldór Laxness

This is a high quality TV film in two episodes and one of the best and most important in Icelandic film history. It is based on the novel Brekkukotsannáll (Annals of Brekkukot) by the Nobel Prize Winner in Literature Halldór Laxness, published in 1957. The story takes place in Iceland in the beginning of the twentieth century and deals with the orphaned boy Álfgrímur, his adoptive grandparents, and the small, tolerant community of misfits and eccentrics they gather around them at Brekkukot, their cottage on the outskirts of Reykjavík.

In Icelandic

среда, 12 декабря 2018 г.

Everyone's Child (1996)

Director: Tsitsi Dangarembga
Stars: Thulani Sandhla (Itai), Elizjah Madzikatire, Nomsa L. Mlambo, Walter Muparutsa, Casey Mugabe (Nhamo), Killness Nyati, Chunky Phiri, Simon Shumba

Two teens, Tamari and Itai, are impoverished following the death of their parents when their uncle takes their plow which they need to feed themselves. While their preoccupied neighbors in the village ignore them, Itai leaves for Harare and Tamari stays behind to care for their younger brother and sister. Finally, some of the neighbors notice and come together to support the children.

In English

пятница, 7 декабря 2018 г.

вторник, 4 декабря 2018 г.

Hollywood kaçaklari (1997)

Hollywood kaçaklari / Hollywood Runaways

Director & Writer: Muammer Özer
Stars: Füsun Demirel, Halil Ergün, Bülent Kayabas

Inspired by the director's childhood, the film tells the story of a poor Turkish neighbourhood in the outskirts of a city and the idle boys who live there. We also meet an old woman and her naive son Kocaoğlan. Tuna, the boy's ringleader, is a film fanatic who dreams of a future in the film business, and his best friend Fedai wants to become a famous football player like Pelé. The two boys decide to go to Hollywood to realize their dreams.

Turkey | Sweden
In Turkish

пятница, 30 ноября 2018 г.

Violet (2014)

Director & Writer: Bas Devos
Stars: Cesar De Sutter, Koen De Sutter, Mira Helmer, Brent Minne, Fania Sorel, Jeroen Van der Ven, Raf Walschaerts

15-year-old Jesse is the only one who witnessed the stabbing of his friend Jonas. Now he has to face his family and friends form the BMX riders crew and explain the unexplainable - how he feels about it.

Country: Belgium | Netherlands
Language: Flemish | Dutch
With English subs (embed)

суббота, 24 ноября 2018 г.

I Horodia tou Haritona (2005)

I Horodia tou Haritona / Chariton's Choir

Director: Grigoris Karantinakis
Stars: Georges Corraface, Akilas Karazisis, Maria Nafpliotou, Stefanos Karadinakis, Christos Stergioglou, Fotini Baxevani, Anthi Andreopoulou, Argyris Angelou

It is the spring of ’68. A small country is in turmoil. Everyone’s life revolves around the regional Annual Choir Contest, which, for a half a century, has been the focus of the town’s existence. The charismatic high school principal Chariton leads the school choir in his own magical way. The arrival of the new and ambitious military commander Major Dimitriou to reinstate ‘order and security’ among the residents, will sparkle a conflict between the two men for the fair Helen, the beautiful maths teacher, billiards and, of course, music.

In Greek

понедельник, 12 ноября 2018 г.

Lots of Luck (1985)

Director: Peter Baldwin
Stars: Martin Mull, Annette Funicello, Fred Willard, Polly Holliday, Mia Dillon, Tracey Gold, Jeremy Licht, Christina Nigra, Hamilton Camp, Dick O'Neill, Vincent Schiavelli

The film focuses on a blue-collar family who wins the lottery. Their lives are changed forever, sometimes for the good, sometimes for the bad.

USA, Walt Disney Television
In English

среда, 31 октября 2018 г.

Invisible Boy (2010)

Director: Philippe Parreno

A portrait of an illegal immigrant Chinese child through the imaginary monsters that incarnate his fears and anxieties. A fiction tacked onto a reality. The reality of the illegal aliens in Manhattan’s Chinatown. People who are called ‘invisible’. This portrait gives an image to someone who doesn’t have one and, at the same time, a real person gains the social identity he’s missing by becoming a fictional character. High definition images make sensible impressions of a city as we cross over to the imaginary.

France, no dialogue

понедельник, 29 октября 2018 г.

Les enfants du placard (1977)

Les enfants du placard / Closet Children

Director: Benoît Jacquot
Stars: Brigitte Fossey, Lou Castel, Jean Sorel, Georges Marchal, Sophie Baragnon, Vincent Balvet, Hassane Fall, Danièle Gégauff

Nicola (Lou Castel) bears the psychological scars of unbearable guilt. As a boy, he was given the job of looking after his mentally unstable mother and protecting her from herself. One day, he and his sister went instead into a large closet and enacted a childishly intensive "I dare you" bonding ritual, marking one another with the blade of their father's sword cane. While he was occupied in this manner, the boy's mother hung herself and died. Now an adult, he still has an unhealthily strong fixation on his sister. This is so obvious that a girlfriend of his sister's, with whom he has an affair, breaks it off, complaining that she is not interested in being a stand-in for the sister.

In French

пятница, 26 октября 2018 г.

The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000)

Director: Robert Redford
Stars: Will Smith, Matt Damon, Charlize Theron, J. Michael Moncrief, Bruce McGill, Joel Gretsch, Peter Gerety

A disillusioned war veteran, Captain Rannulph Junuh, reluctantly agrees to play a game of golf. He finds the game futile until his caddy, Bagger Vance, teaches him the secret of the authentic golf stroke which turns out also to be the secret to mastering any challenge and finding meaning in life.

In English (second audio), with English subs (in .mkv)