вторник, 6 марта 2018 г.

Bahar (1986)

Bahar / Spring

Director & Writer: Abolfazl Jalili
Stars: Mehdi Asadi, Maryam Ashrafi, Mohsen Mossavi, Fatemeh Naghavi, Hedayatollah Navid, Mohsen Panahi, Reza Yaghuti

The story takes place at the end of the Iran-Iraq War. Hamed who has missed his parents in an air raid on his city Bostan is taken in by an old man, Shina, who lives alone in a forest, in order to escape the battle. The two, who endure a harsh winter, share the longing for spring (the end of the war).

In Persian, with Japanese hardsubs & English subs (.srt)

понедельник, 5 марта 2018 г.

En busca del dragón dorado (1983)

En busca del dragón dorado / In Search of the Golden Dragon

Director: Jesús Franco (as James P. Johnson)
Stars: César Antonio Serrano, Flavia Mayans, Ivana Mayans, Luis Rodríguez, Trino Trives, Rosa Maria Minumer, José Miguel García

An action movie directed by Jess Franco based on Edgar Allan Poe’s story “The Gold-Bug”.

Once more, Jess Franco makes an incredible film out of nothing. With some Chinese-looking people, two elephants, a tiger, a snake, a monkey and a turtle he succeeds in adapting Poe's classic "The golden beetle". The story is about a little girl (Flavia Hervas, in a pretty good performance) who becomes involved in the search of an ancient treasure, hidden by oriental natives in order not to allow strangers to take it. So the immortal original tale is crazily moved into a kids-oriented martial arts movie, which mixes the Tarzan classic spirit with the gruesome humor from its Spanish director.

In Spanish, with English subs (.srt)

среда, 28 февраля 2018 г.

Cine Holliúdy (2012)

Director & Writer: Halder Gomes
Stars: Edmilson Filho, Miriam Freeland, Joel Gomes, Guilherme Nunes, Roberto Bomtempo, Angeles Woo, Fiorella Mattheis, Fernanda Callou, João Neto, Karla Karenina, Marcondes Falcão, Haroldo Guimarães, Rainer Cadete, Marcio Greyck, Jorge Richie, João Pedro Delgado, Jesuíta Barbosa

The arrival of television in the country side of Brazil in the 70s put into question the small movie theaters businesses. But a hero named Francisgleydisson, decided to fight to keep alive his passion for cinema.

In Portuguese, with Portuguese and English subs (in .mkv)

суббота, 24 февраля 2018 г.

Jubiabá (1986)

Director: Nelson Pereira dos Santos
Stars: Grande Otelo, Charles Baiano, Antonio Jose Santana, Julien Guiomar, Françoise Goussard, Catherine Rouvel, Betty Faria, Raymond Pellegrin

A white girl and a black boy grow up together in the same house. When he is thrown out of the house after a misunderstanding, the two ceaselessly look for each other.

This drama is an adaptation of a 1935 novel by Jorge Amado. Baldo is a black man from the wrong side of the tracks whose lifetime occupations keep changing. He works at being a servant, thief, boxer, ne'er-do-well, circus performer, and finally a strike organizer. Throughout this daunting array of activities, he carries a torch for a fair-haired beauty from the opposite side of the tracks whose own life changes from pampered to impoverished, and from impoverished to drug-ridden. She loves Baldo, but their destinies never seem to cross at the right place or the right time.

In Portuguese, with English subs (.srt)

четверг, 22 февраля 2018 г.

La première nuit (1958)

Director: Georges Franju
Stars: Pierre Devis, Lisbeth Persson

A residential area schoolboy discovers the odd universe of the Parisian metro. At a time, he glimpses the beautiful face of a blond-haired little girl. Later on, he falls asleep and dreams his first love dream...

France, no dialogue, just some French titles in the beginning (translated in English)

вторник, 20 февраля 2018 г.

Barney (1976)

Barney / Lost in the Wild

Director: David Waddington
Stars: Brett Maxworthy, Sean Kramer, Lionel Long, Spike Milligan, Jack Allen, Robert Quilter, Shirley Cameron

In the 1880s, a small boy called Barney, a wombat called Amanda and an Irish convict called Rafe are the sole survivors of a shipwreck. They head off to Ballarat together to find Barney's father.

Australia | USA
In English

четверг, 15 февраля 2018 г.

Sarikat Sayfeya (1988)

Sarikat Sayfeya / Summer Thefts

Director: Yusri Nasrullah (as Yousry Nasrallah)
Stars: Ahmad Mohamad Ahmad, Hany Hussein, Chohdi Srour, Menha Batraoui, Mona Zakareya, Lili Bellenis, Amira Ghazalla

Set in the summer of 1961 during Nasser's land reforms, SUMMER THEFTS is the story of a childhood friendship between the son of a bourgeois landowner and the son of an Egyptian peasant.

In Arabic, with English hardsubs

вторник, 13 февраля 2018 г.

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry (1978)

Director: Jack Smight
Stars: Lark Ruffin, Tony Ross, Larry B. Scott, Rodney King Adams, Eric Dunaway, Roy Poole, Rockne Tarkington, Morgan Freeman, Mark Keith, John Cullum, Claudia McNeil, Janet MacLachlan, Robert Christian, Charlie Briggs

TV adaptation of the same-named novel by Mildred D. Taylor (1976) about racism in America during the Great Depression.

With the land to hold them together, nothing can tear the Logans apart. Why is the land so important to Cassie's family? It takes the events of one turbulent year - the year of the night riders and the burnings, the year a white girl humiliates Cassie in public simply because she is black - to show Cassie that having a place of their own is the Logan family's lifeblood. It is the land that gives the Logans their courage and pride - no matter how others may degrade them, the Logans possess something no one can take away.

In English

четверг, 1 февраля 2018 г.

Andriesh (1954)

Directors: Yakov Bazelyan, Sergei Parajanov
Stars: Giuli Chokhonelidze, Konstantin Russu, Nodar Shashigoglu, Ludmila Sokolova, K. Stirbu, Eugeniu Ureche, Domnika Dariyenko, Robert Klyavin, Trifon Gruzin

An adaptation of a fairy tale by Moldovan writer Emilian Bukov; this feature length version of Andriesh (Kyiv Film Studio 1954) is a straight forward example of the Soviet fairytale film genre. In the film, the young shepherd Andriesh is charged with guarding the village’s flock of sheep. There Andriesh meets Voinovan, a bogatyr (hero) who gives the young boy his magic wooden flute. Black Storm, a wicked sorcerer who despises the flute’s joyous music, descends upon the village in human form, hypnotizes and kidnaps Voinovan’s beloved Liana, sets the village aflame, and steals its flock. Andriesh undertakes a journey to confront Black Storm and meets various individuals who help him, while Voinovan amasses an army of Haiduks (mercenary soldiers) with sun tempered maces to battle the sorcerer.

Famous Soviet film director Sergei Parajanov's first surviving film, the 63 minute color "Andriesh", was co-directed by Yakov Bazelyan. Co-cinematographer is Suren Shahbazyan (Shakhbazyan) who later lensed Sergei Paradjanov's Armenian masterpiece "The Color of Pomegranates".

Soviet Union (Ukraine)
In Russian, with English subs (in .mkv)

среда, 31 января 2018 г.

No Ordinary Shepherd (2014)

Director: John Lyde
Stars: Darin Southam, Jacob Buster, Jacque Gray, Joshua Lyde, Ethan Hunt, Paul D. Hunt, Danny James, Adam Johnson, Oliver Lodge, Rachel McCash

Saul is a crippled shepherd boy who longs to meet the mysterious, miracle-working man all of Judea talks about.  Saul remembers the stories his father told him about being a shepherd and witnessing the heavenly host of angels tell him and his friends about the coming of the Messiah.  Saul’s father saw the baby Who was called the Messiah, and wondering if he could be the same miracle-working man everyone talks about.  Little does Saul know that he will be given an opportunity to see Him face to face.

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