пятница, 30 декабря 2016 г.

Touch the Sun: Top Enders (1988)

Director: Jackie McKimmie
Stars: Bennendine Woods, Donald Dale, John Jarratt, Madeleine Blackwell, Tommy Lewis, Justine Saunders, Bernadette Hudson, Mai Nguyen, Tony Soszynski, Susannah Fowle
Alice flees from home after the return of her absentee father, meets a friendly drifter named Mick, and joins him in a quest to seek out his desert community, which is in Australia's Top End.

Australia, Australian Children's Television Foundation
In English, with English subs (in .mkv)

четверг, 29 декабря 2016 г.

Hey, Pop! (1932)

Director: Alfred J. Goulding
Stars: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Billy Hayes, Connie Almy, Florence Auer, Leo Hoyt, Herschel Mayall, Jack Shutta, Dan Wolheim
Fatty tries to keep a child from being taken to the Orphan Asylum after being orphaned by his mother only to end up unwittingly in that same Asylum.

USA,  Warner Bros.
In English, with English subs (.srt)

Chroniques marocaines (1999)

Chroniques marocaines / Moroccan Chronicles

Director & Writer: Moumen Smihi
Stars: Soumaya Akaaboune, Miloud Habachi, Tarik Jamil, Aïcha Mahmah, Ahmed S. Soussi, Mohamed Timoud
In Moroccan Chronicles, set in the ancient city of Fez, a working class mother, abandoned by her husband who has emigrated to Europe, tells three tales to her just-circumcised ten-year-old son. In the first, Smihi re-stages the Marrakech market scene from Hitchcock’s The Man Who Knew Too Much, in which a monkey trainer makes children dance for tourists. In the second, two lovers meet on the ramparts of Orson Welles’s Essaouira locations for Othello and speak of their own forbidden love. And in the third, set in Smihi’s home town of Tangier, an old sailor dreams of vanquishing a sea monster: the Gibraltar ferry that connects Europe to Africa.

In Arabic, with English hardsubs

понедельник, 26 декабря 2016 г.

Cool Cat Finds a Gun (2013)

Director & Writer: Derek Savage
Stars: Derek Savage, Vivica A. Fox, Eric Roberts, Jason Johnson, Connor Gallagher, Connor Dean, Jessica R. Salazar, Jennifer Kersey, Mikee Loria, Blair Wright, April Berry, Madison Marie Steinacker

Cool Cat and his friends find a gun and then Cool Cat shows kids the right thing to do if they find a gun or see someone at school that has one.

USA,  Cool Cat Productions
In English

Minka (1994)

Director & Writer: Mohamed Camara
Stars: Koumadjan Keita, Aïcha Keita, Malick Mabidel Sylla

Minka, a 10-year-old orphan boy, lives alone with his stepfather who's less than kind to him. When he's sad, his friend Kany comforts him.

Guinea, in Guinean, with French hardsubs + English subs (.srt)

воскресенье, 25 декабря 2016 г.

They Shall Have Music (1939)

Director: Archie Mayo
Stars: Jascha Heifetz,  Gene Reynolds, Terry Kilburn, Joel McCrea, Andrea Leeds, Walter Brennan, Tommy Kelly, Porter Hall, Walter Tetley, Chuck Stubbs, Peter Meremblum and the California Junior Symphony Orchestra
A boy runs away from home and ends up at a music school for poor children. When the school suffers hard times, he enlists the aid of violinist Heifetz to save the day.

In English

четверг, 22 декабря 2016 г.

Picc mi (1992)

Director: Mansour Sora Wade
Star: Mansour Dione, Badou Cisse Diagne, Youssou N'Dour

Madou is a talibé, a child whose education is entrusted to a marabout.  He has to earn his living by begging in the streets. In town, Madou meets Ablaye, a young boy who lives with his father in a garbage dump. Together they forget for a while the harsh realities of their daily lives.
PICC MI is "little bird" in the Wolof language, which signifies the childrens' desire to escape.

Senegal, in Wolof, with English subs (.srt)

среда, 21 декабря 2016 г.

War Hunt (1962)

Denis Sanders
Stars: John Saxon, Robert Redford, Tommy Matsuda, Charles Aidman, Sydney Pollack, Gavin MacLeod, Anthony Ray, Tom Skerritt, William Challee, Nancy Hsueh

Recruits head to the front lines towards the close of the Korean War. The interaction between two of the soldiers...an idealistic newcomer and a psychotic who goes on one-man patrols slitting enemy throats under cover of night...and the orphan boy who comes between them is examined. The Cease-Fire brings the three to a final resolution.

In English (second audio)

вторник, 20 декабря 2016 г.

Iraq in Fragments (2006)

Director: James Longley
Stars: Mohammed Haithem, Suleiman Mahmoud, Muqtada al-Sadr, George W. Bush

Stories from modern day Iraq as told by Iraqis living in a time of war, occupation and ethnic tension. An opus in three parts, Iraq In Fragments offers a series of intimate, passionately-felt portraits: a fatherless 11-year-old is apprenticed to the domineering owner of a Baghdad garage; Sadr followers in two Shiite cities rally for regional elections while enforcing Islamic law at the point of a gun; a family of Kurdish farmers welcomes the US presence, which has allowed them a measure of freedom previously denied.
USA, in Arabic and Kurdish, with English subs (.srt)

пятница, 16 декабря 2016 г.

Sonar Kella (1974)

Sonar Kella / The Golden Fortress

Director: Satyajit Ray
Stars: Soumitra Chatterjee, Kushal Chakraborty, Siddhartha Chatterjee, Santanu Bagchi, Ajoy Banerjee, Bimal Chatterjee, Harindranath Chattopadhyay, Santosh Dutta, Sujit Ganguly
Mukul, a young boy, is being haunted by memories of his previous life. He is taken to Dr. Hajra, a parapsychologist, for treatment. On discovering some drawings by Mukul that represent scenes from the past, Dr. Hajra believes that a fortress in the drawings may be in Rajasthan. Dr. Hajra decides to take Mukul on a trip to Rajasthan in the hope that it might be a cure. A newspaper reports alerts some bandits. They kidnap Mukul in hope of getting their hands on the treasure. The detective Feluda is engaged, along with his assistant Tapesh, to recover the child.
In Bengali, with English subs (.srt) 

среда, 14 декабря 2016 г.

Senko (2008)

Senko / Spark

Director: Yuki Kawamura
Stars: Toko Fujisaki, Ginga Hirao, Rin Takagi

A young Japanese family is confronted with their mother’s illness. This impressive short film shows us in deeply symbolic images how Yu and his father deal with the possibility of death, and how it affects a small child's vision of life.

In Japanese, with English hardsubs

Harry og kammertjeneren (1961)

Harry og kammertjeneren / Harry and the Butler

Director: Bent Christensen
Stars: Osvald Helmuth, Ebbe Rode, Gunnar Lauring, Henning Moritzen, Lise Ringheim, Lily Broberg, Olaf Ussing

Harry (Helmuth) is a simple old-time shop porter offered a chance at self-realisation when he's bequeathed a sum by an unknown relative (via several levels of fiscal blood suckers). He decides to engage a butler to take good care of him for a time. This is a man of distinguished upper class service, but a generous nature which happily integrates with Harry's small but colourful world of drinking buddies and crackpot neighbourhood kids.

In Danish, with English subs (.srt) 

понедельник, 12 декабря 2016 г.

Yiri Kan (1989)

Yiri Kan / La voix du bois / The Voice of Wood

Director: Issiaka Konaté

Mahama Konaté, a great musician from Burkina Faso, initiates his son Foko into traditional culture with a musical instrument, the African xylophone. He shows him how to make one, and recounts its mythical origins; he desribes the sacred and profane role this instrument plays in society. "A village chief without a xylophone player is like a king without a crown", he tells Foko.

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

пятница, 9 декабря 2016 г.

Le petit roi (1933)

Le petit roi / The Little King

Director: Julien Duvivier
Stars: Robert Lynen, Arlette Marchal, Béatrice Bretty, Jean Toulout, Marcel Vallée, Hubert Prélier, Julien Clément, Robert Le Vigan, Jeanne Méa

The young monarch of a kingdom situated in Central Europe is sent to France because of his poor health status. There, he meets again with his mother who had been exiled from the kingdom.

Michel VIII, jeune souverain d'un royaume de l'Europe Centrale, de complexion délicate, souffre, confié à des mains serviles. Devant l'aggravation de son état, on l'envoie en France où il retrouve sa mère exilée pour raison d'Etat. La santé lui revient, la séparation redoutée se prépare, mais par bonheur la République est proclamée. Le petit roi ne quittera plus sa maman.

In French

Gu huo qi bing zhi bing xian zhe (1996)

Gu huo qi bing zhi bing xian zhe / 18 Shaolin Golden Boys

Director: Wai-Tat To
Stars: Rongguang Yu, Willie Chi, Siu-Ha Chan, Bing Chan Cheung, Billy Chow, Ka-Kui Ho, Fui-On Shing, Yu Tsai

Rocky, an American martial-arts student who leaves San Francisco for the famous Shaolin temple, where he proves his kung-fu prowess by dodging the abbot's mystical laser beams and performing other feats of skill. Rocky is then allowed to join the Shaolin as a student, and later helps the monks defeat a gang of thieves, led by the evil Pao, who wants to steal an invaluable Flying Horse statue from the temple.

Hong Kong
Cantonese | Mandarin
With Chinese and English hardsubs

четверг, 8 декабря 2016 г.

Sango Malo (1990)

Sango Malo: The Village Teacher

Director & Writer: Bassek Ba Kobhio
Stars: Jeanne Abanda, Epaye Monny Akwa, Daniel Bakang, Lucie Bekono, Massam A. Biroko, Jimmy Biyona, Jérome Bolo

Sango Malo is a tale of two school teachers and two philosophies of education. The strict headmaster insists on a conventional French-style curriculum which doesn’t challenge the village power structure. When an innovative young teacher Sang Malo (Mr. Malo) arrives, he introduces a more practical education designed to make the peasants the focus of rural development. Soon his ideas spread to the rest of the village and the peasants open a cooperative store and farm. But Malo is impatient with local customs and alienates many of his supporters. The village chief, storeowner and priest now call in the army to arrest him. But Malo has taught his lessons well, and the peasants carry on the reforms he introduced without him.

Cameroon | Burkina Faso
In French, with English subs (.srt)

среда, 7 декабря 2016 г.

Operation Third Form (1966)

Director: David Eady
Stars: Kevin Bennett, Sydney Bromley, Ronnie Caryl, Michael Crockett, John Moulder-Brown, Derren Nesbitt, George Roderick, William Sherwood, Roberta Tovey

School children save an old junk collector from being accused of a theft and prevent his partner from stealing a valuable painting.

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

вторник, 6 декабря 2016 г.

Geu seome gago shibda (1993)

Geu seome gago shibda / To the Starry Island

Director: Kwang-su Park
Stars: So-young Ahn, Sung-kee Ahn, Hyung-in Choi, Woo-hyeok Choi, Jun-ho Heo, Bo-kyeong Kim, Yong-man Kim, Young-yi Lee, Kyeong-jin Min, Seong-kun Mun, Hye-jin Shim

Moon Chae-Ku and his friend Kim Chul try to bring the body of Moon's father back to his native Kwisong Island for burial. Their ferry is intercepted by resentful islanders who will not let the boat dock, because of the father's political activities in the 1950's, informing on Communist sympathizers. Kim Chul, through flashbacks, recalls people and events from his island childhood.

South Korea
In Korean, with English subs (.srt)

понедельник, 5 декабря 2016 г.

And Now Miguel (1953)

No imdb

Director: Joseph Krumgold
Stars: Miguel Chavez

In the documentary ...And Now Miguel (1953) filmmaker Joseph Krumgold follows a real-life family of shepherds in New Mexico, the Chavezes. Narrated by the youngest Chavez son, Miguel, Krumgold shows the rituals of day-to-day life for the hard working family as they tend to the care of their sheep. Built around Miguel's desire to accompany his father on his annual summer journey into the Sangre de Cristo mountains to graze the family's sheep - a rite of passage for each of the Chavez boys--, ...And Now Miguel is a lyrical portrait of a boy's coming of age during a unique bygone era.

USA, in English

пятница, 2 декабря 2016 г.

Mystery at Castle House (1982)

Director: Peter Maxwell
Stars: Simone Buchanan, Jeremy Shadlow, Scott Nicholas, Aileen Britton, Robert Geammel, Tony Lee, Henri Szeps, John Cobley, Ray Meagher, Carole Skinner, Ron Mee Lee, Robin Bowering

Three free spirited children named Spider, Kate, and Ben explore Castle House that has been abandoned for 15 years. The Castle is shrouded in intrigue as the children discover a secret tunnel that leads to clues to help them solve the mystery of Castle House.

In English

четверг, 1 декабря 2016 г.

English subs for Conseil de Famille

English subtitles for Costa-Gavras' Conseil de famille (1986) have been added.

Postel (1998)

Postel / The Bed

Director & Writer: Oskar Reif
Stars: Michal Przebinda, Antonie Fischerova, Jana Hruskova, Stanislava Jachnická, Martin Stavel, Dominika Kafunkova, Sylva Langova

Forty-year old PE teacher Luboš Urna, is a man you’d be unlikely to notice on the street. He is completely average and unremarkable, with nothing interesting or special about him at first glance. Even his life up until now seems completely ordinary; that is, until the beginning of the film. For this is when Luboš, totally unexpectedly and it could be said needlessly, dies. The moment of Luboš’s death is actually the beginning of the story, which reveals how his whole life from birth, through growing up to adulthood was a constant battle to survive in a WORLD where REAL MEN are slowly disappearing and that is more and more dominated by ALL POWERFUL WOMEN. We follow our hero through humorous, dramatic, lyrical and erotic episodes in his life, in many of which it is unclear whether they actually took place or if they are just a product of his turbulent imagination. Both the hero and filmgoers will come to a surprising realization at the end of the film.

Czech Republic
In Czech, with English subs (.srt)