пятница, 7 сентября 2018 г.

7 ans (2006)




7 ans / 7 Years

Director: Jean-Pascal Hattu
Stars: Valérie Donzelli, Cyril Troley, Bruno Todeschini, Pablo de la Torre, Nadia Kaci, Martine Verdeau, Karim Elganfoud

The relationship between a dutiful wife and her incarcerated husband grows increasingly complicated when a curious third party seduces her beyond her husband's reach.

France
In French, with English subs (vobsub, in archive)

вторник, 4 сентября 2018 г.

Ya no basta con rezar (1972)




Ya no basta con rezar / Enough Praying

Director: Aldo Francia
Stars: Marcelo Romo, Tennyson Ferrada, Leonardo Perucci, Roberto Navarrete, Claudia Paz, Rubén Sotoconil, Gonzalo Palta, Arnaldo Berríos

A priest is so concerned about the harsh conditions of living of Chilean lower classes that he gradually becomes a political activist and 'worker-priest'.

Chile
In Spanish

понедельник, 3 сентября 2018 г.

Luz dos Meus Olhos (1947)



Luz dos Meus Olhos / Light of My Eyes

Director: José Carlos Burle
Stars: Cacilda Becker, Celso Guimarães, Grande Otelo, Heloísa Helena, Luiza Barreto Leite

Roberto is a pianist who becomes blind and, ashamed by that, leaves his wife, although he loves her much. Alone, he is very depressed. But comes up a little boy who will modify the destiny of both disappointed lovers.

Brazil
In Portuguese

среда, 29 августа 2018 г.

Shooting Bokkie (2003)




Directors: Rob De Mezieres (as Robert de Mezieres), Adam Rist
Stars: Christo Davids, Charlton George, Rob De Mezieres, John Fredericks

A South African filmmaker convinces a film crew to help him make a documentary about a 13-year-old assassin in the South African Cape Flats. Following the 13-year-old hitman (a bokkie) as he goes about his daily business, the audience gains unique insight into the lives of people living on the Cape Flats, living under conditions of poverty and violence, and the gangster culture that is prevalent there.

South Africa
Language: Afrikaans | English
With English hardsubs

вторник, 28 августа 2018 г.

Un angelo è sceso a Brooklyn (1957)



Un angelo è sceso a Brooklyn / Un ángel pasó por Brooklyn / An Angel Over Brooklyn / The Man Who Wagged His Tail

Director: Ladislao Vajda
Stars: Peter Ustinov, Pablito Calvo, Aroldo Tieri, Silvia Marco, Maurizio Arena, Isabel de Pomés, José Marco Davó, Franca Tamantini, Carlos Casaravilla, Dolores Bremón

A cold-hearted landlord is turned into a dog by a magician, and will remain a dog until he can find someone who loves him.

Italy | Spain
In Spanish

суббота, 25 августа 2018 г.

Taafé Fanga (1997)



Taafé Fanga / Skirt Power

Director: Adama Drabo
Stars: Fanta Berete, Ramata Drabo, Dumu Berté, Yamadou Cissé, Maimouna Hélène Diarra, Ibrahim Koïta, Michel Sangaré, Ténéman Sanogo

A group of woman in an African village finds a mystical mask. Using the mask, they reverse gender roles, women act like men, and men act like women.

Mali
Language: Kaado | Bambara
With English hardsubs

среда, 22 августа 2018 г.

Kopfjäger von Borneo (1936)



Kopfjäger von Borneo / Headhunters of Borneo

Director: Baron Victor von Plessen

Baron Victor von Plessen's "Kopfjäger von Borneo" (1936) is a magnificent early ethnographic film. The plot involves a love story between a girl and a boy of incompatible social classes, but I assume very much that Plessen first filmed the village life and the social customs of the people of Borneo and then used this footage to adapt it to tell a mythical tale well known in that culture.

Germany
In German

понедельник, 20 августа 2018 г.

Roberte (1978)



Director: Pierre Zucca
Stars: Denise Morin-Sinclaire, Pierre Klossowski, Martin Loeb, Barbet Schroeder, Michel Berto, Juliet Berto, Alain Cuny, Jean-François Stévenin, Daniel Schmid, Jérôme Zucca

In her 50s, Roberte (Denise Morin Sinclaire) is still an attractive woman who has kept her figure. She is married to Octave (Pierre Klossowski) a substantially older man. His twisted fantasies require that Roberte seek out other men while he follows behind and keeps track of her activities with them. He mulls over sexual photographs he has taken of the episodes he has forced her to enact, in the street, or at their own house. Despite the somewhat claustrophobic atmosphere created by her husband's obsessions, she wants to bring up her nephew, who is in her charge, free of the darkness that hovers over her.

France
In French

среда, 15 августа 2018 г.

Sizdah (2014)



Sizdah / سیزدهسیزده / 13

Director & Writer: Houman Seyyedi (as Hooman Seyedi)
Stars: Yasna Mirtahmasb, Azadeh Samadi, Amir Jafari, Rima Raminfar, Amir Jadidi, Navid Mohammadzadeh, Vishka Asayesh, Mehran Ahmadi

A drama about Bemani, a reticent and monosyllabic 13-year-old boy. His parents are separated and he's being bullied at school. His world is falling apart. A gang whose leader is a lovely-looking girl is his safe haven. Or so it seems.

Iran
In Persian, with English subs (in .mkv)