воскресенье, 30 октября 2016 г.

La Balandra Isabel Llegó Esta Tarde (1950)

La Balandra Isabel Llegó Esta Tarde / The Yacht Isabel Arrived This Afternoon

Director: Carlos Hugo Christensen
Stars: Arturo de Córdova, Néstor Zavarce, Virginia Luque, América Barrio, Juana Sujo, Tomás Henríquez, Juan Corona, Luis Galíndez

The captain of a small vessel regularly sailing between his home island of Margarita Island in the Caribbean and the Venezuelan mainland has two separate and very different relationships. At home he is happily married, having named his boat Isabel after his wife. He also has a young son Juan who aspires to become his father's cabin boy. Yet on his visits to the port of La Guaira he has a passionate affair with Esperanza, a woman working in a seedy cabaret...

In Spanish, with English subs (.srt)

четверг, 27 октября 2016 г.

Premier Noël (1999)

Premier Noël / First Christmas

Director & Writer: Kamel Cherif
Stars: Bechir Neffati, Cécile Auclert, Alberto Bimbocci, Harold Cartier, Yolande Moreau, Marcel Champel, Kamel Cherif, Philippe Khorsand

A Tunisian family, who comes to settle in France in the 1960’s, arrives just before Christmas. At school, little Rafik learns about Father Christmas. He tells his family, and everyone awaits their presents in great excitement. But nobody gets any presents, and a vengeful hunt for Father Christmas begins on the waste grounds and around the town.

France | Tunisia
In French and some Arabic, with English subs (.srt) only for Arabic parts

среда, 26 октября 2016 г.

Burl's (2003)

Director: Maryam Karimi
Stars: Mark Hamill (narrator), Chandler Kane Kelly, John de Lancie, Marnie Mosiman, Jerry Hardin, Jack Riley, Mookie Barker, Jarid Gibbs, Christian Reeve

When a young boy encounters three drag queens outside Burl's Diner in L.A. he decides that perhaps its time he checked out Mom's closet.

USA, in English

понедельник, 24 октября 2016 г.

The Salvage Gang (1958)

Director: John Krish
Stars: Christopher Warbey, Ali Allen, Mandy Harper, Frazer Hines, Richard Molinas, Robin Ford, Charles Lamb, Charles Ross, Bay White, Keith Pyott, Wilfrid Brambell

Four children try to raise money to replace a broken saw, taking them on an unexpected journey through London.

UK, Children's Film Foundation (CFF)
In English

среда, 19 октября 2016 г.

вторник, 18 октября 2016 г.

Los peloteros (1951)

Los peloteros / The Ball Players

Director: Jack Delano
Stars: Ramón Rivero, Miriam Colon, José Manuel Matos, Amilcar Tirado, Perín Vázquez, Narciso Cobián, Daniel Colón, Celso Alvarado, Juan B. Figueroa, Raúl Colón, Escolástico Colón, Bolivar Rosado

A group of kids in a poverty-stricken Puerto Rican rural town need money to purchase baseball uniforms for little league, but their parents are unable to help them, so they learn about collaborative work and initiative. And also get a few lessons in disappointment in the process. One of the key films of the government-backed Divedco program of the 1940s and 1950s, this is also a referential staple of Puerto Rican cinema.

Puerto Rico
In Spanish

воскресенье, 16 октября 2016 г.

La Falaise (1998)

La Falaise / The Cliff

Director: Faouzi Bensaïdi 
Stars: Adil Halouach, Mehdi Halouach, Mohammed El Warradi
For Hakim and his little brother Said, the day unfurls at its own pace. First at the cemetary where they whitewash a tomb, then at the blind wine seller's place. Then to the cliff, where several empty bottles could make the fortune of these children... La Falaise is a first film for Moroccan director Faouzi Bensaidi who also wrote this story without dialogue.

Morocco, some words in Arabic, no dialogues - no translation needed

среда, 12 октября 2016 г.

Ya Koo (1985)

Director: Franco Rubartelli
Stars: Jose Gregorio Payema, Arantza Fuentes, Emilio Fuentes, Flor Núñez

Pepiwe (played by Jose Gregorio Payema) is a Yanomami boy living in a Catholic mission. After getting into an argument with his teacher about the name of his river (she says Rio Siapa; he calls it Periquitos), Pepiwe decides to return to the jungle to look for his family. He paddles down the Orinoco with his dog and parrot, and during a stopover on land he meets yet another nun (Flor Núñez), but not one from his mission. She pays the boy to show him the way to San Carlos de Rio Negro (by the Colombian border). He reluctantly agrees, but after a day's journey the nun tries to sneak away and loses the canoe. Ya-Koo has elements of a road movie with comically mismatched traveling companions, and the two leads have great chemistry, but it is much more than that. When we see Pepiwe in his own element, wise in his own jungle, feeding and caring for both himself and the lost nun in the beautiful and deadly rain forest, we feel that an entire culture and way of life is being celebrated. And also, perhaps, mourned. Ya-Koo is the Tupi word for good-bye.

In Spanish

понедельник, 10 октября 2016 г.

Dyo ilioi ston ourano (1991)

Δυο ηλιοι στον ουρανο / Dyo ilioi ston ourano / Two Suns in the Sky

Director & Writer: Yiorgos Stamboulopoulos
Stars: Piotr Fronczewski, Benoit Roussel, Katerina Razelou, Nikiforos Naneris, Giorgos Armenis, Panos Thanassoulis, Katerina Didaskalou, Giorgos Kyritsis

A young child brings conflict between a pagan community and an early Christian one.

Greece | Cyprus | France
In Greek, with English hardsubs

воскресенье, 9 октября 2016 г.

Le neveu du peintre (1989)

Le neveu du peintre / The Painter's Nephew

Director: Moustapha Dao
Cast: Oumarou Kabore

Eleven-year-old Ali lives in a little village in Burkina Faso. The hare, the hyena and the imp (little masked characters) live in the magical world that Ali’s grandmother invents for him. To reward him for his good school results, Ali’s father sends him on a trip to the big city. What he finds there frightens him, and he is glad to return to the village and his grandmother’s stories.

Burkina Faso
Language: Mooré, with English subs (.srt)

четверг, 6 октября 2016 г.

À nous la rue (1987)

À nous la rue / The Street is Ours!

Director & Writer: Moustapha Dao
Stars: Oumar Konange, Awa Ouedraogo, Ludovic Ouedraogo, Rose Sare, Tiemoko Kone Kone Vié

The film shows what 6 to 10-year-olds typically do outdoors after school, some of it clearly preparation for adult roles.
Burkina Faso
Language: Mooré and Dyula with French hardsubs + English subs (.srt)

среда, 5 октября 2016 г.

A Balinese Family (1952)

No imdb info

Directors: Margaret Mead, Gregory Bateson

Another anthropological film by Margaret Mead and Gregory Bateson that is part of their series "Character Formation in Different Cultures"; a study of a Balinese family showing the way in which father and mother treat the three younger children - the lap baby, the knee baby, and the child nurse.

Documentary short
USA, in English

вторник, 4 октября 2016 г.

The Children Were Watching (1961)

Director: Richard Leacock

The first week of school integration in New Orleans, Louisiana.  Violent demonstrations of hatred by white parents as their children looked on.

USA, in English, with English subs (.srt)