вторник, 30 апреля 2019 г.

Bíódagar (1994)



Bíódagar / Movie Days

Director: Friðrik Þór Friðriksson
Stars: Örvar Jens Arnarsson, Rúrik Haraldsson, Sigrún Hjálmtýsdóttir, Orri Helgason, Jón Sigurbjörnsson, Guðrún Ásmundsdóttir, Asta Esper Hagen Andersen, Otto Sander, Höskuldur Eiríksson

This Icelandic tale, loosely based on the real-life experiences of director Fridrik Fridriksson tells the saga of a boyhood spent in Iceland in the 1960's. Tomas loves the movies and is highly influenced by them. His parents prefer he go to loftier shows such as "King of Kings," but Tomas prefers the Roy Rogers' Saturday matinees. Much of his time is spent reenacting scenes from those Westerns. Tomas world is thrown into chaos after he is sent to a relative's farm for the summer and can no longer go to the movies. There he imagines the scenario for a genre thriller. The fantasy becomes reality as the boy must face a genuine tragedy.

Iceland | Germany | Denmark
In Icelandic, with Russian and English subs (embed)

воскресенье, 21 апреля 2019 г.

Das Mädchen Christine (1949)



Das Mädchen Christine / Christina

Director: Arthur Maria Rabenalt
Stars: Wolfgang Lukschy, Petra Peters, Tilly Lauenstein, Ilse Hülper, Gerd Frickhöffer, Yvonne Sturm, Guido Goroll, Hans Emons, Erich Dunskus, Frank Scholze, Reinhard Kolldehoff

Cast away as a child, Christina finds shelter in a convent, where for reasons vital to the plotline she decides to pose as a male. Put to work as a stable boy, Christina grows into adulthood without ever revealing her true gender. Appointed aide-de-camp to one Major Merian, Christina falls in love with her superior officer, though of course she can't express her ardor without raising all sorts of trouble.

East Germany (DEFA)
In German

четверг, 18 апреля 2019 г.

Making Maasai Men: Growing Courage Toward Circumcision (2006)


No IMDB entry

Director: Barbara G. Hoffman

In 1998, anthropologist Barbara Hoffman worked with a team of Maasai junior elders in Kisamis, a community in the Rift Valley of southern Kenya. All members of the team stressed the importance of the stages of the life cycle and the resulting changes to their status as they progress from children to adult Maasai elders. A male's transition from one step to another is celebrated as his masculine character is molded, honed and refined. Some of these stages are marked by ritual or ceremony, including shaving the hair, circumcision, and marriage. Shows an actual circumcision ceremony.

Documentary
USA, in English & Maasai, with English hardsubs

среда, 17 апреля 2019 г.

Bobby Ware Is Missing (1955)



Director: Thomas Carr
Stars: Neville Brand, Arthur Franz, Jean Willes, Kim Charney, Thorpe Whiteman, Walter Reed, Paul Picerni, Peter Leeds, Michael Winkelman

This suspense film revolves around the crime of child abduction. The parents of the missing child undertake a feverish search for their son. The police are contacted, and a ransom letter is received.

USA
In English

воскресенье, 14 апреля 2019 г.

El Burro Jorobado (2009)



El Burro Jorobado / The Hunched Donkey

Director & Writer: Raúl Quintanilla Alvarado
Stars: Elvia Leticia Alvarado Mendoza, Raúl Quintanilla Alvarado, Titina Cantú, Ezequiel Elizalde,  Emmanuel Elizondo, Patricio Hinojosa, Abraham Merla, Edna Prieto, Joyce Mabel Quintanilla Alvarado,  Raúl Quintanilla González, Lucía Treviño

After his mother's death, a young man edits the family's home videos to bring back her image. As he delves into the occult he begins to reveal the paradoxical magic of memories and cinema.

Mexico
In Spanish, with English subs (.srt in archive)

четверг, 11 апреля 2019 г.

Byron, Ballad for a Daemon (1992)



Byron, Ballad for a Daemon / Byron, i balada enos daimonismenou

Director: Nikos Koundouros
Stars: Manos Vakousis, Vera Sotnikova, Vasilis Laggos, Igor Yasulovich, Akis Sakellariou, Farkhad Makhmudov, Manolis Sormainis, Aleksandr Kirillov, Theodosis Zannis, Armen Dzhigarkhanyan

Poet Lord Byron decides to fight with the Greek revolutionaries in Missolonghi against the Turks but instead the glorious battle wrestles with fever and his own demons.

Greece | Russia
In English

понедельник, 8 апреля 2019 г.

Dian zhi bing bing (1979)




Dian zhi bing bing / 点指兵兵 / Cops and Robbers

Director: Kwok-Ming Cheung (Alex Cheung Kwok-Ming)
Stars: Chung Wang, Chan Siu-Dik (Sluggo), Hing-Yin Kam, Kwok Keung Cheung, Si-dai Lau, Teddy Robin Kwan, Philip Chan, Dennis Kwok-San Chan

Policeman's son plays cops and robbers with his friends while his father chases real bandits on the streets of Hong Kong.

Hong Kong
In Cantonese, with English hardsubs