понедельник, 28 июля 2014 г.

Trudno byt bogom (2013)

Трудно быть Богом / Trudno byt bogom / It's Hard to be a God / The Story of the Arcanar 

Director: Aleksey German
Stars: Leonid Yarmolnik, Dmitriy Vladimirov, Laura Lauri, Aleksandr Ilin, Yuriy Tsurilo, Evgeniy Gerchakov, Aleksandr Chutko, Oleg Botin, Pyotr Merkurev

On another planet, which goes through its Middle Ages, a group of historians from Earth live pretending to be average people. The main character, known as Don Rumata, is disgusted by cruelties he observes on everyday basis but is prohibited by his superiors from interfering and thus changing the natural course of history of the planet. The only thing the historians have a right to do is to protect and help few individuals who seem to be different from everybody else and can benefit the entire planet through their knowledge and ideas. Rumata has to find one of these people, Budakh, and rescue him from the hands of Don Reba, a grey cardinal ruling for a weak king and later, an insane tyrant.

In Russian, with English subs (.srt)

пятница, 25 июля 2014 г.

La chambre verte (1978)

La chambre verte / The Green Room

Director: François Truffaut
Stars: François Truffaut, Nathalie Baye, Jean Dasté, Patrick Maléon, Jeanne Lobre, Antoine Vitez, Jean-Pierre Moulin, Serge Rousseau, Nathan Miller, Annie Miller

A French little town, at the end of the twenties. Julien Davenne is a journalist whose wife Julie died a decade ago. He gathered in the green room all Julie's objects. When a fire destroys the room, he renovates a little chapel and devotes it to Julie and his other dead persons. Based on the Henry James short stories.

In French, with English subs (.srt)

среда, 23 июля 2014 г.

Her Twelve Men (1954)

Director: Robert Z. Leonard
Stars: Greer Garson, Robert Ryan and Barry Sullivan

Jan Stewart, a new teacher at The Oaks, a boys' boarding school, becomes instructor and mother-figure to a class of twelve. She must overcome the disapproval of Joe Hargrave, head of the lower school, who has misgivings about Jan's inexperience.

In English

вторник, 22 июля 2014 г.

Moram spavat', andjele (2007)

Moram spavat', andjele / I Have to Sleep, My Angel

Director: Dejan Acimovic
Stars: Karlo Barbaric, Natasa Dorcic, Goran Grgic, Vera Zima, Miralem Zubcevic, Olga Pakalovic, Ksenija Marinkovic

In the early ’70s, in the province of ex-Yugoslavia, a young boy seems to live an ordinary life, with his parents and his mother’s parents. His family is made up of a number of different attitudes, origins and influences.   His father is a Croat, a doctor, his mother a Serb; his grandfather a revolutionary communist of old times, his grandmother believes in God. We soon realize that the relationship between his parents is full of misunderstandings and doomed to failure, and that the young boy will witness a very complex and unfortunate love story.

Country: Croatia
Language: Serbian | Croatian
With English subs (.srt)

понедельник, 21 июля 2014 г.

Sarahsarà (1994)

Sarahsarà / The Waterbaby

Director: Renzo Martinelli
Stars: Kim Engelbrecht, Giulio Brogi, Ciro Esposito, Lucio Allocca, Denise Newman, Ricky Rudolph, Ray Ntlokwana, Gershon Palmer

Inspired by the true story of Sarah Gadalla Gubara. In Namibia, Africa, Gershe, a reporter whose car has broken down, is almost killed by a passing ambulance. After following it into the hospital, he witnesses the drama of two Indian immigrants, Vernon and Karima, whose little daughter Sarah, will remain limping for life. Ten years later, Sarah has turned into an excellent swimmer. After she wins second place in the school trials in Cape Town, her parents decides to look for a trainer. Sarah's life crosses paths again with Gershe, the reporter, who was a swimming instructor in the past. Although initially skeptical, he finally agrees to train the young Sara. Sara find a new friend, Ciro, who takes care of the reporter anV d run the car repair shop he inherited from his own father after his death. In time of the most important national trial, Sara's father, Vernon, was killed in a robbery attempt. Sarah succeed in turning her dream into reality: participating in the Italian, Capri-Napoli marathon, a swimming race of 35km in open seas.

In Italian

воскресенье, 20 июля 2014 г.

The Brave One (1956)

Director: Irving Rapper
Stars: Michel Ray, Rodolfo Hoyos Jr., Elsa Cárdenas, Carlos Navarro, Joi Lansing

A young Mexican boy tirelessly tries to save his pet bull from death at the hands of a celebrated matador.

USA, in English

пятница, 18 июля 2014 г.

Tarzan's Savage Fury (1952)

Director: Cy Endfield
Stars: Lex Barker, Dorothy Hart, Patric Knowles, Charles Korvin, Tommy Carlton

Tarzan's cousin comes to Africa in hopes that Tarzan will help him secure a fortune in diamonds essential to England's military security. The cousin is immediately killed off by his guide Rokov who persuades Edwards to impersonate the cousin. Joey (Boy's substitute) was used by natives as crocodile bate until Tarzan rescued him.

In English (second audio)

четверг, 17 июля 2014 г.

Mel (1998)

Mel / Everyone Loves Mel

Director: Joey Travolta
Stars: Ernest Borgnine, Julie Hagerty, Greg Evigan, Jack Scalia, Bug Hall, Josh Paddock, Vanessa Lee Evigan, Paul Sampson, George Yager, Ellen Travolta

Mom and dad send their two angsty sons to their granddad in the countryside. There, one of them discovers Mel, an incredibly large turtle. In the meantime, the grandfather is having trouble with the land developers who want his property.

In English

понедельник, 14 июля 2014 г.

Pelle der Eroberer (1986)

Pelle der Eroberer / Pelle the Conqueror

Director: Christian Steinke
Stars: Stefan Schrader, Martin Trettau, Klaus Manchen, Karin Gregorek, Marianne Wünscher, Maurice Zirm, Manfred Zetzsche

Set in the late 1800's, the original "Pelle der Eroberer" (aka Pelle the conqueror) comes from Martin Anderson Nexo's novel about a Swedish boy Pelle and his elderly father Lasse who come to Denmark in search of work and a better life. A bleak and desolate future becomes apparent when the two find employment on a farm full of abuse, slavery, and scandal. Not everyone is happy to see Pelle and his father and soon it becomes obvious to everyone that the immigrants are not welcome.

Country: East Germany
Language: German (second audio)
With English subs (.srt)

воскресенье, 13 июля 2014 г.

J.T. (1969)

Director: Robert M. Young
Stars: Kevin Hooks, Ja'net DuBois, Theresa Merritt, Michael Gorrin, Holland Taylor, Robert Brown, Helen Martin, Andrew Monzon
J. T. Gamble, a shy, withdrawn Harlem youngster, shows compassion and responsibility when he takes on the care of an old, one-eyed, badly injured alley cat days before Christmas and secretly nurses it back to health.

In English

суббота, 12 июля 2014 г.

Tong nien wang shi (1985)

Tong nien wang shi / A Time to Live and A Time to Die

Directors: Hsiao-hsien Hou
Stars: Chia-bao Chang, Neng Chang, Chih-chen Chen, Han-wen Chen, Shu-fang Chen, Bao-te Chiang, Tung-hung Chou

This depiction of childhood and adolescence draws heavily from the filmmaker's own boyhood. Like many of their compatriots, Hou's family moved from the mainland to Taiwan in 1948 and was unable ever to return. The film focuses on the widening generation gap in a family cut off from its cultural heritage.

Country: Taiwan
Language: Mandarin | Hakka
With English and other subs (.srt)

пятница, 11 июля 2014 г.

Sounder (1972)

Director: Martin Ritt
Stars: Cicely Tyson, Paul Winfield, Kevin Hooks, Carmen Mathews, Taj Mahal, James Best, Eric Hooks, Yvonne Jarrell

The son of a family of black sharecroppers comes of age in the Depression-era South after his father is imprisoned for stealing food.

In English, with English subs (.srt)

четверг, 10 июля 2014 г.

MacArthur's Children (1984)

Setouchi shonen yakyu dan / MacArthur's Children

Director: Masahiro Shinoda
Stars:  Takaya Yamauchi, Yoshiyuki Omori, Shiori Sakura, Ken Watanabe, Jûzô Itami, Masako Natsume, Naomi Chiaki

In this drama at the end of World War II, the inhabitants of a small Japanese fishing village must come to terms with their nation's defeat and the sudden occupation of General MacArthur and his troops.

In Japanese, with English subs (.srt)

понедельник, 7 июля 2014 г.

Am I Normal?: A Film About Male Puberty (1979)

Directors: Debra Franco, David S. Shepard
Stars: Joel Doolin, David Carr, John Perrigo, Jerry Gershman, Jennifer Adelson, Renee Miller, Crystal Sylvester, Edward Sullivan

13-year old Jimmy has a lot of questions about his changing body. His often hilarious search for answers uncovers the facts about male sexual development, and raises important issues about peer pressure and readiness to date. Am I Normal?'s humorous and reassuring approach has made it one of the most popular sex education films ever made. With Dear Diary, it is in the collections of more than 3000 schools, libraries, health and church groups across America.

USA, in English

воскресенье, 6 июля 2014 г.

суббота, 5 июля 2014 г.

Rupert Patterson Wants to be a Super Hero (1997)

Director: Brooks Campbell
Stars: Sean Campbell, Melissa DiLuigi, Johnny Crawford, Jeff Wright, Leo Ware, Ray Jones, Taylor Scott, Dan E. Scott

Ten-year-old Rupert Patterson might be small for his age, but he makes up for it with a BIG imagination. When a robber comes to town, Rupert's life takes on a whole new dimension as he believes it is up to him to save his hometown. Kids and adults alike will fall in love with this heartwarming film and its lessons regarding true heroism.

In English

Mind How You Go (1973)

Director & Writer: Don Higgins
Stars: Valerie Singleton
Valerie Singleton gives Green Cross Code advice as we witness the clownish antics of cheeky young schoolboy Graham.

UK, in English

четверг, 3 июля 2014 г.

Dulces horas / Sweet Hours (1982)

Dulces horas / Sweet Hours

Director & Writer: Carlos Saura
Stars: Assumpta Serna, Iñaki Aierra, Álvaro de Luna, Pablo Hernández Smith, Jacques Lalande, Alicia Hermida, Luisa Rodrigo

In Dulces Horas (Sweet Hours), directed in 1982 by Carlos Saura, the story moves backwards and forwards in time as a middle-aged man dwells upon his boyhood and the death of his mother in 1942.
He is tormented by memories of the elderly father who went off, and the young mother who committed suicide. He has written a play, Sweet Hours, which contains the key scenes of his early life. The play is in rehearsal and he attends the sessions, watchful and absorbed. Juan slips in and out of the actor reconstructions and his own memories. Eventually he falls in love with Berta, the stunning young actress who is rehearsing the role of the mother...

In Spanish, with English subs (.srt)

The Trojan Women (1971)

Director: Mihalis Kakogiannis
Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Vanessa Redgrave, Geneviève Bujold, Irene Papas, Patrick Magee, Brian Blessed, Alberto Sanz

The women of Troy face enslavement after the fall of their city.
UK | USA | Greece
In English

среда, 2 июля 2014 г.

Timmy (2006)

Director: Marc Hall
Stars: Ethan Nall, Leah Camacho, Zach Green, Kate Melton

Timmy is a 'special' boy. He's a little slow, his mother is embarrassed of him and he is constantly picked on by the other kids. On a weekend trip to the park he has a run in with the local playground bullies. The outcome is a horror that he could never imagine.

USA, in English