пятница, 28 декабря 2012 г.

Ojakhi (1985)

Ojakhi / Семья / The Family
Director & Writer: Nana Janelidze
Stars: Veriko Andjaparidze, Natela Mikhaldiani and Tina Mepisashvili

A day in the life of a large family.

Country: Georgia | Soviet Union
Language: Georgian, with Russian voiceover

четверг, 27 декабря 2012 г.

Pioniri maleni / Little Pioneers (1967)

Pioniri maleni, mi samo vojska prava, svakog dana nicemo ko zelena trava

Director: Zelimir Zilnik

In SFRJ, the state officially takes care of all it's citizens. Every child is a good little pioneer. However, in reality no one (especially not the state) takes care of Roma and many other poor kids leaving them to poverty and the streets.

Documentary | Short
Country: Yugoslavia
Language: Serbian, with English hardsubs

Friendship's Field (1995)

Director & Writer: Bruce Neibaur
Stars: Kate Maberly, Jonathan Hernandez and Randall King

Ida and her family live on a beet farm in 1965. She is almost 12, that means she has only one last summer until she has to work with her older sisters on the farm. Due to the increased acreage of the farm this year, Ida's father hires a group of Mexican immigrants to help out with the farm. Among them is Oscar, a boy close to Ida's age. They spend the summer together, teaching each other many lessons along the way while trying to overcome the prejudice that Oscar and his family experiences from the rest of the town.

In English

понедельник, 24 декабря 2012 г.

Ganh xiec rong (1988)

Ganh xiec rong / Travelling Circus
Director: Linh Viet
Stars: Thé Anh, Son Bac and Khuong Be

One of the most acclaimed Vietnamese films of the 1980s, The Traveling Circus won numerous international awards, including Grand Prix at Fribourg Third world Film Festival, Audience Award at Uppsala (Sweden) International Film Festival and First Prize at Madrid Women’s Film Festival.
With obvious influences from Bergman, DeSica and Fellini, director Viet Linh tells the bittersweet story of a small traveling circus from Hanoi stopping in an impoverished ethnic minority village in Vietnam’s central highlands. Through the eyes of a village youngster, we witness the magic of the circus, and the naïve hope that illusion can be transformed into reality. The Traveling Circus is an extremely realistic, sensitive and moving film, that is rarely shown either in Vietnam or abroad.

Country: Vietnam
Language: Vietnamese
Subtitles: English, French & German

воскресенье, 23 декабря 2012 г.

Días sin luz (1995)

Días sin luz / Days without Light

Director & Writer: Jaume Balagueró
Stars: Aleix Fors, Pedro Antonio Segura and Ana Luna

The film is narrated by the main character, whom we see as a young boy. He first tells us of the night he was born, during a horrible thunderstorm, probably the worst and darkest ever, and how that already was a bad sign that meant that his days in life would be without light...

Spain, in Spanish (second audiostream)

суббота, 22 декабря 2012 г.

The Enchanted Forest (1945)

Director: Lew Landers
Stars: Edmund Lowe, Brenda Joyce, Harry Davenport and William Severn

A little boy lost in the woods is found and raised by Old John, a hermit, who teaches the boy about life in general and nature in particular.

In English

пятница, 21 декабря 2012 г.

Sweet Movie (1974)

Director & Writer: Dusan Makavejev
Stars: Carole Laure, Pierre Clémenti and Anna Prucnal

The intercut story of two women: a nearly-mute beauty queen who descends into withdrawal and madness, and another who captains a ship laden with candy and sugar, luring men and boys aboard for sex, death, and revolutionary talk.

Country: Canada | France | West Germany
Language: English | French | Polish | Spanish | Italian

With English subs in .mkv, other languages at opensubtitles.org

Jack Frost (1998)

Director: Troy Miller
Stars: Michael Keaton, Kelly Preston and Joseph Cross

Jack Frost is a singer who's on the road most of the time so he can't spend a lot of time with his son Charlie, although they love each other very much. When Jack dies in a car accident, Charlie becomes a very sad young man, until... Jack returns as a snowman! Now they can do all the things they've missed when Jack was human, but what will people think when they see Charlie talking to a snowman and what will happen when the weather gets warmer?

In English (second audiostream)

среда, 19 декабря 2012 г.

Kapronovye seti (1963)

Kapronovye seti / Nylon net

Directors: Gennadi Poloka, Levan Shengeliya
Stars: Leonid Kharonskiy, Nikolay Ashikhmin, Pavel Luspekayev, Emmanuil Geller, Vladimir Gulyayev and Nikolai Kryuchkov

In Russian

вторник, 18 декабря 2012 г.

An American Crime (2007)

Director: Tommy O'Haver
Stars: Ellen Page, Hayley McFarland and Nick Searcy

The true story of suburban housewife Gertrude Baniszewski, who kept a teenage girl locked in the basement of her Indiana home during the 1960s.

In English (second audiostream)

четверг, 13 декабря 2012 г.

Vam i ne snilos... (1981)

Vam i ne snilos... / You Have Not Seen It Even in a Dream...

Director: Ilya Frez
Stars: Tatyana Aksyuta, Nikita Mikhaylovsky, Elena Solovey, Lidiya Fedoseeva-Shukshina, Albert Filozov, Tatyana Pelttser, Leonid Filatov

A movie about two high school kids who meet in class and fall madly in love with each other. Unfortunately, His father and her mother had a history of their own between them which creates uneasiness in both of them. Also because of that, the boy's mother is very jealous and tries to separate them. The only person that tries to help them is their teacher who has relationship problems of her own.

Country: Soviet Union
Language: Russian, with English subs (.srt)

понедельник, 10 декабря 2012 г.

Pecado Horizontal (1982)

Director: José Miziara
Stars: Mariza Sommer, Matilde Mastrangi and Zilda Mayo

In a small town, three men meet after 15 years for a wedding and, instead of attending the ceremony, they go to a bar and start remembering the past, along with their sexual adventures.

Country: Brazil
Language: Portuguese

суббота, 8 декабря 2012 г.

Fetch (2004)

Director & Writer: David May
Stars: James Conway, Tanner London

Father, son, and family dog embark on an ice fishing expedition. The ice, however, proves too thick to break. The family works to break the ice of the lake, as well as the ice of their relationship. This explosive comedy makes your bad day look like a blessing.
In English

пятница, 7 декабря 2012 г.

Gabriel (1999)

Director: Renaat Coppens
Stars: Kai Walgraven, Magdalena Przybylek and Greta Van Langhendonck

Is a convent anyplace for a boy? Gabriël is a lad of about eight, probably a foundling, who lives in a convent, the only child among about 20 nuns. Except for Sylvia, a young nun, Gabriël doesn't get on well with others. He thinks of himself as an angel, impatient to grow wings and to fly, impatient with earth's rules. He's been collecting feathers from the many geese on the convent grounds. What happens next seems to horrify everyone except Sylvia, who may be in on Gabriël's secret.

In English

четверг, 6 декабря 2012 г.

Sidewalkers (1999)

Director: Tara Veneruso
Stars: Shanin Michelle Beard, Austin Olah

Two kids are seen in a grocery store, the girl exhibiting some rather strange behavior, the younger boy begging change from an adult female shopper. It's apparent to the viewer that they're running a scam when they get to the checkout and feign not having enough cash to pay for their order. They win the sympathy of the cashier and he let's them slide after they put back most of the food, but keep "Daddy's" beer and cigarettes. After exiting the store, we see what the ruse was all about...

USA, in English

среда, 5 декабря 2012 г.

Little Wings (2007)

Director & Writer: Morgan Rhodes
Stars: Ron Canada, Joseph Castanon, Kelly Ann Ford, Robert Gantzos

The dramatic short, Little Wings, explores the trauma of child abuse through the eyes of a ten-year-old boy named Thomas. In this emotional tale, Thomas learns about the Legend of the Butterfly from his mother, Emily. The Legend states that if you whisper a wish to a butterfly and then set it free, the butterfly will carry the wish off to the heavens to be granted. Thomas loves butterflies and seeks the escape he needs in the pages of his favorite butterfly book. Butterflies are his only true happiness while growing up on a farm with his abusive father. After Thomas saves a butterfly from a spider's web, a stranger arrives at the farmhouse. As the tale continues, Thomas ultimately finds his freedom and steps into the unknown world of "Joy".

USA, in English

вторник, 4 декабря 2012 г.

Maree (2003)

Maree / Tides

Director & Writer: James Pellerito
Stars: Davide Murtas, Cora Gianolla and Fabio Bozzetti

An Albanian father and son flee war-torn Macedonia in search of a better future in Italy. Once in Venice, the father makes the most painful decision of his life.

USA - Italy
In Italian & Albanian, with English hardsubs

понедельник, 3 декабря 2012 г.

Moondance (1995)

Director: Dagmar Hirtz
Stars: Rúaidhrí Conroy, Ian Shaw and Julia Brendler

Two teenaged lads vie for the attention of a nubile young German tourist visiting the beautiful Irish countryside in this heartfelt coming-of-age drama.

In English (second audio)

воскресенье, 2 декабря 2012 г.

Caché (2005)

Caché / Hidden

Director & Writer: Michael Haneke
Stars: Daniel Auteuil, Juliette Binoche, Annie Girardot and Maurice Bénichou

Georges, who hosts a TV literary review, receives packages containing videos of himself with his family--shot secretly from the street--and alarming drawings whose meaning is obscure. He has no idea who may be sending them. Gradually, the footage on the tapes becomes more personal, suggesting that the sender has known Georges for some time. Georges feels a sense of menace hanging over him and his family but, as no direct threat has been made, the police refuse to help...

In French (second audiostream), with English subs (.srt)

суббота, 1 декабря 2012 г.

четверг, 29 ноября 2012 г.

Bungala Boys (1961)

Director & Writer: Jim Jeffrey
Stars: Peter Couldwell, Alan Dearth and Terry Bentley

A Children's Film Foundation film set in Australia. When a child nearly drowns his friends decide to start a local lifesaving and surf rescue club. They first have to raise the money for a surf boat but there's some prize money at a local race. Then their enemies vandalise their boat. It's just one trauma after another.

In English

вторник, 27 ноября 2012 г.

Light and Shadows (2012)

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Свет и тени / Svet i teni / Light and Shadows

Director: Lubov Osipova
Stars: Mariya Stroganova, Boris Cherentsov

Based on the short story of Fedor Sologub Light and Shadows

In Russian

пятница, 23 ноября 2012 г.

Lansky (1999)

Director: John McNaughton
Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, Yosef Carmon, Eric Roberts, Anthony LaPaglia, Ryan Merriman, Anthony Medwetz, Joshua Praw, Christopher Marquette, Jeffrey Sharmat, Devon Michael and Mosko Alkalai

This is the telling of the life of organized crime boss, Meyer Lansky, as remembered by him as a very old man who is moving about the world looking for some country that will take him in since the US courts have put out an extradition order for him to stand trial. It tells of a young man growing up in the Jewish ghettos of America's big cities at the turn of the century and of his bright intelligence which he used for moving into crime.

In English (second audiostream)

среда, 21 ноября 2012 г.

The Butterfly Circus (2009)

Director: Joshua Weigel
Stars: Eduardo Verástegui, Nick Vujicic and Doug Jones

At the height of the Great Depression, the showman of a renowned circus leads his troupe through the devastated American landscape, lifting the spirits of audiences along the way. During their travels they discover a man without limbs at a carnival sideshow. However, after an intriguing encounter with the showman he becomes driven to hope against everything he has ever believed.

In English (second audiostream)

вторник, 20 ноября 2012 г.

понедельник, 19 ноября 2012 г.

Soshedshiye s nebes (1986)

Soshedshiye s nebes / Сошедшие с небес

Director: Natalya Troshchenko
Stars: Vera Glagoleva, Aleksandr Abdulov and Yelena Popova

About after WWII life in the Soviet Union.

In Russian

четверг, 15 ноября 2012 г.

De jueves a domingo (2012)

De jueves a domingo / Thursday Through Sunday

Director & Writer: Dominga Sotomayor Castillo
Stars: Santi Ahumada, Emiliano Freifeld and Paola Giannini

Two children travel with their parents from Santiago Chile to the north of Chile for a family holiday. The landscape's loneliness and the car's confinement help bring out the couple's troubles and the children learn that this might turn out to be their father's farewell and their last family vacation.

In Spanish, with English subs (.srt)

среда, 14 ноября 2012 г.

Nagaya shinshiroku (1947)

Nagaya shinshiroku / Record of a Tenement Gentleman

Director: Yasujirô Ozu
Stars: Chôko Iida, Hohi Aoki and Eitarô Ozawa

In post-war Japan, a man brings a lost boy to his tenement. No one wants to take the child for even one night; finally, a sour widow, Tané, does. The next day, complaining, she takes the boy to his neighborhood and finds his father has gone to Tokyo; it seems the boy has been abandoned. Tané wants to leave him there, but he follows her home. The next morning he disappears fearing a scolding after wetting the bed. Tané realizes she likes having him there, searches for him, and keeps him when he's found that night. Within days, she considers him her son.

In Japanese, with English and other subs (.srt)

вторник, 13 ноября 2012 г.

La vendetta di Ursus (1961)

La vendetta di Ursus / Revenge of Ursus

Director: Luigi Capuano
Stars: Samson Burke, Wandisa Guida, Roberto Chevalier and Livio Lorenzon

The evil King Zagro has designs on the beautiful Princess Sira. He wants to marry her so he can take over her kingdom and add it to his own. When Sira is kidnapped, Ursus leaves his farm to rescue her and to eventually lead a revolt against King Zagro.

In Italian

пятница, 9 ноября 2012 г.

À cause d'elle (1993)

À cause d'elle / Because of Her

Director & Writer: Jean-Loup Hubert
Stars: Antoine Hubert, Olivia Muñoz, Thérèse Liotard, Renaud Ménager, Julien Hubert, Maxime Mansion, Julien Courbey

Shy working class 15 year-old Antoine, bored with life and school, breaks a leg and has young higher class Olivia help him with his studies. As he silently falls in love with her, he also falls in love with books and his will to become a writer.

In French

среда, 7 ноября 2012 г.

Young Bess (1953)

Director: George Sidney
Stars: Jean Simmons, Stewart Granger, Deborah Kerr, Charles Laughton, Rex Thompson

Chronicles the life of queen Elizabeth I, before she became the queen of England. Apart from taking part in the court intrigues, she has an unhappy love for admiral Thomas Seymour, and dreams of building a navy to match the Portuguese and the Spanish.

In English (second audiostream)

четверг, 1 ноября 2012 г.

Pelle erobreren (1987)

Pelle erobreren / Pelle the Conqueror

Director: Bille August
Stars: Pelle Hvenegaard, Max von Sydow and Erik Paaske

The end of the 19th century. A boat filled with Swedish emigrants comes to the Danish island of Bornholm. Among them are Lasse and his son Pelle who move to Denmark to find work. They find employment at a large farm, but are treated as the lowest form of life. Pelle starts to speak Danish but is still harassed as a foreigner. But none of them wants to give up their dream of finding a better life than the life they left in Sweden.

Russian voiceover, Swedish and English dubbing

вторник, 30 октября 2012 г.

Malabar Princess (2004)

Director: Gilles Legrand
Stars: Jacques Villeret, Jules-Angelo Bigarnet and Michèle Laroque

A man leaves his 8-year old son with his father-in-law who lives near the glacier where the boy's mother died.

French, with English subs (.srt) 

пятница, 26 октября 2012 г.

Pafnucio Santo (1977)

Director: Rafael Corkidi
Stars: Juan Barrón, Pablo Corkidi and Susana Kamini

The controversial, sexy, surreal story of a messenger and his journey and encounters with many historical events and people like Auschwitz, the Ku Klux Klan, Frida Kahlo, Cortés and Emiliano Zapata (as a beautiful woman!).

Country: Mexico
Language: Spanish (hardsubbed at songs) + English subs (.srt)

среда, 24 октября 2012 г.

Jacquot de Nantes (1991)

Director: Agnès Varda
Stars: Philippe Maron, Edouard Joubeaud and Laurent Monnier

Jacquot Demy is a little boy at the end of the thirties. His father owns a garage and his mother is a hairdresser. The whole family lives happily and likes to sing and to go to the movies. Jacquot is fascinated by every kind of show (theatre, cinema, puppets). He buys a camera to shoot his first amateur film... An evocation of French cineast Jacques Demy's childhood and vocation for the cinema and the musicals.

In French, with English subs (.srt)

суббота, 20 октября 2012 г.

Once Not Far from Home (2006)

Director: Ben Van Hook
Stars: Erik Per Sullivan, Skye McCole Bartusiak and Daniel Hugh Kelly

A dramtic story about a curious little boy, a beautiful young girl, and a myterious old house that holds the secret to their love and fate. A captivating, thought-provoking tale that proves true love really does last forever.

In English

четверг, 18 октября 2012 г.

Je te tiens tu me tiens (2012)

Director: Olivier Gastinel
Stars: Noémie De Lattre, Florent Tran, Sacha Gastinel, Bibi Naceri, Lou Bonetti

Le papa d'Antoine, garçonnet de huit ans, est arrêté et envoyé en prison. Au bout de deux mois, enfin, on peut aller lui parler au parloir. Mais difficile de faire le grand quand la mère de Sacha, son meilleur copain, ne veut subitement plus qu'il joue avec lui.

France, in French, with Russian hardsubs

воскресенье, 14 октября 2012 г.

dik (2011)

Director & Writer: Christopher Stollery
Stars: Patrick Brammall, Alexa Ashton and Keilan Grace

A concerned father of a six year old takes it the wrong way.

In English (second audiostream)

пятница, 12 октября 2012 г.

Hunted in Holland (1961)

Director: Derek Williams
Stars: Sean Scully, Jacques Verbrugge and Sandra Spurr

In this early-60's CFF production, Tim, the son of a London police detective, travels to Amsterdam to visit his pen-pal, Piet. While there, the two boys stumble upon a ring of diamond smugglers, led by an Englishman operating as a tourist guide. After several mishaps, including getting captured by the thieves, the boys eventually foil his plans and bring the rogues to justice, the whole affair culminating in a thrilling boat chase.

In English

четверг, 11 октября 2012 г.

Mao's Last Dancer (2009)

Director: Bruce Beresford
Stars: Chi Cao, Bruce Greenwood, Wen Bin Huang, Kyle MacLachlan, Joan Chen.

A drama based on the autobiography by Li Cunxin. At the age of 11, Li was plucked from a poor Chinese village by Madame Mao's cultural delegates and taken to Beijing to study ballet. In 1979, during a cultural exchange to Texas, he fell in love with an American woman. Two years later, he managed to defect and went on to perform as a principal dancer for the Houston Ballet and as a principal artist with the Australian Ballet.

In English + Mandarin, english subs for all dialogues

вторник, 9 октября 2012 г.

No More Baths (1998)

Director & Writer: Timothy J. Nelson
Stars: Victoria Jackson, Garrett M. Brown, Andreas Michael Lamelas and Sydney Walsh

A property developer wants to eject an elderly gentleman from his home so he and the lot where kids have a playground can be converted away from eyesore status, thus increasing property values on his new development. When his son is scraped in a tussle over a Frisbee, he takes the opportunity to use a lawsuit to force the gent to sell. The local kids find this all not to their liking, and they eventually vow not to take any baths until the man is restored to his home.

In English

суббота, 6 октября 2012 г.

The Happy Years (1950)

Directed by William A. Wellman.
With Dean Stockwell, Darryl Hickman, Scotty Beckett, Leon Ames, Margalo Gillmore, Leo G. Carroll.

A young rich boy, with a knack for mischief and mahem, as well as stretching the truth, gets sent to a boarding school where he meets his match in both his peers and the school's headmaster. Based on a collection of stories by Owen Johnson.

In English

пятница, 5 октября 2012 г.

Dig (2011)

Director & Writer: Philip Hodges
Stars: Justin Tinucci, Malia Tyler, C. Ashleigh Caldwell, Gregory Giles and Maxwell Hein

'Dig' is a dramatic comedy about a boy who digs to China for a girl, when he encounters three unlikely underground puppets that teach him the true meaning of love.

In English

четверг, 4 октября 2012 г.

Nicholas and Alexandra (1971)

Director: Franklin J. Schaffner
Stars: Michael Jayston, Janet Suzman and Roderic Noble

The tragic story of Nicholas II, the last Czar of Russia, set against the backdrop of the Russian Revolution. It is an inside look into the private lives of Nicholas and his wife Alexandra, their daughters, and the painful secret which bound the Imperial Couple to the mystical Rasputin, and the eventual execution of the entire family.

In English (second audiostream)

вторник, 2 октября 2012 г.

A Boy Called Dad (2009)

Director: Brian Percival
Stars: Kyle Ward, Ian Hart and Louise Delamere

When he becomes a father at the tender age of 14, Robbie's life quickly spirals out of control. Feeling angry and neglected by his own dad, he kick-starts a series of events that will catapult him at great speed into adulthood.

In English (second audiostream)

понедельник, 1 октября 2012 г.

Dallas s3e7 The Lost Child (1979)

Director: Irving J. Moore
Stars: Barbara Bel Geddes, Jim Davis, Ronnie Scribner and Patrick Duffy

Bobby finds himself getting attached to Luke Middens, the young son of one of the hired hands, which only makes Pam's efforts to tell Bobby the truth about their unborn child even more difficult. Eventually, however, she is forced to confess.

In English

пятница, 28 сентября 2012 г.

Five Feet High and Rising (2000)

Director & Writer: Peter Sollett
Stars: Victor Rasuk, Carlos Santiago and Judy Marte

Victor, a twelve year-old boy growing up on New York City's Lower East Side experiences what growing up is all about.

USA, in English

среда, 26 сентября 2012 г.

My Left Foot (1989)

My Left Foot: The Story of Christy Brown

Director: Jim Sheridan
Stars: Daniel Day-Lewis, Brenda Fricker and Alison Whelan

The story of Christy Brown, who was born with cerebral palsy. He learned to paint and write with his only controllable limb - his left foot.s

In English (second audiostream), English subs available

понедельник, 20 августа 2012 г.

The Winter Guest (1997)

Director: Alan Rickman
Stars: Phyllida Law, Emma Thompson, Sheila Reid, Sean Biggerstaff, Douglas Murphy, Arlene Cockburn, Alan Rickman

A recent widow who is determined to leave Scotland for Australia with her son gets an unexpected visit from her aging mother.

In English (second audiostream)

четверг, 16 августа 2012 г.

Marry Me (2008)

Director & Writer: Michelle Lehman
Stars: Jahla Bryant, Ryan Fitzpatrick and Andrew Cracker

A little love story about a little girl who likes a little boy and a little boy who likes his BMX bike.

In English