четверг, 23 марта 2017 г.

Les chevaux de Dieu (2012)



Les chevaux de Dieu / Horses of God

Director: Nabil Ayouch
Stars: Abdelhakim Rachi, Abdelilah Rachid, Hamza Souidek, Ahmed El Idrissi Amrani, Badr Chakir, Achraf Afir, Said El-Alami, Zouhair Sabri, Bouchaib Saakine, Othman Younouss, Fatima El-Kraimy

Ten year-old Yachine and his 13-year-old brother Hamid live in Sidi Moumen, an impoverished slum on the outskirts of Casablanca. Hamid, though just a child, works hard to sustain his family by any means, but eventually get involved with the "wrong crowd" and becomes one of the local neighborhood bosses. Yet, he continues to fiercely protect his brother Yachine - until the day he is thrown into prison. After years in jail, Hamid returns home a changed man: he is now an Islamic fundamentalist. Now back home, he persuades Yachine and his pals to join their brother. The Imam Abou Zoubeir, their spiritual leader, begins to direct their physical and mental preparation - and one day, he tells them they have been chosen to become martyrs. On May 16th 2003, they commit the deadliest act of terrorism in Morocco's history.

Morocco
In Arabic and French, with English and other subs (.srt)
 

среда, 22 марта 2017 г.

Dotsuitarunen (1989)


Dotsuitarunen / Knockout

Director & Writer: Junji Sakamoto
Stars: Hidekazu Akai, Haruko Sagara, Yoshio Harada, Akaji Maro, Takeshi Yamato, Kogan Ashiya, Ken'ichi Mikawa

A Japanese boxer stages a dramatic and dangerous comeback after suffering brain damage in the ring.

Japan
In Japanese
 

вторник, 21 марта 2017 г.

Da Janela do Meu Quarto (2004)


Da Janela do Meu Quarto / From the Window of My Room

Director & Writer: Cao Guimarães

From the window of his room, the artist shoots two teenagers playing. It's raining, the teenagers fall in the mud. From this fight between this boy and that girl, poetry arises. One hears only the sound of the rain falling and the kids are so involved with their game that they forget the world around.
  
Short
Brazil, no dialogues
 

понедельник, 20 марта 2017 г.

A Karim na Sala (1991)


A Karim na Sala / Karim and Sala

Director & Writer: Idrissa Ouedraogo
Stars: Noufou Ouédraogo, Roukietou Barry, Sibidou Ouédraogo, Hippolyte Wangrawa, Omar Coulibaly, Issaka Thiombiano, James Campbell, Obi Kam

Karim's father is missing and presumed dead, which is why his father's brother has taken over the house and is now his stepfather: this is the custom in Burkina Faso. This would be all right with Karim, except that his new stepfather is a harsh, unloving man, who would just as soon beat him as look at him, and he is the same way with the lad's mother. At the same time, Karim has made friends with Sala, a girl from a wealthy family, starting from when he gave her a baby goat-kid. Their friendship prospers enough so that, when Karim and his mother leave the abusive uncle carrying only what they are wearing on their backs, Sala is able to persuade her family to help them settle safely elsewhere.

Country: Burkina Faso
Language: French
With English subs (.srt)
 

пятница, 17 марта 2017 г.

Un amour d'enfant (2004)


Un amour d'enfant / A Child Love Story

Director: Ben Diogaye Beye
Stars: Sega Beye, Habib Diara, Fatou Diouf, Mamadou Sané, Omar Seck, Fatou Fall, Anta Sylla, Mafall Thioune

This touching investigation of innocent childhood love is set against the background of traditional Senegalese class system. Despite the difference in their upbringing and family lives, five young children become friends. Omar is in love with Yacine, a pretty, intelligent girl from a wealthy family. He decides to pen her a love letter, which ends up causing misunderstanding and a rift between him and his childhood love. Meanwhile, Demba falls in love with a beggar and they share 'secret' stares and tender touches in brief meetings each time. All the children seek advice from their mentor, who sells bicycle-rides at the beach-front. The innocence of childhood infatuation is cleverly layered over a troubled Senegal labouring under the strains of strike action and economic upheaval.

Senegal
Language: French | Wolof
With English hardsubs
 

четверг, 16 марта 2017 г.

L'enfant noir (1995)


L'enfant noir / The African Child / The Dark Child

Director: Laurent Chevallier
Stars: Baba Camara, Madou Camara, Kouda Camara, Balla Moussa Keita, Koumba Doumbouya, Yaya Traoré, Awa Traoré

In Kouroussa, his native village, little Baba lives happily, between Madou, his father, a gifted mechanic, Kouda, his sweet mother, and his gang of pals. Kouroussa is a wonderful place where Baba learns about life. But like all little boys Baba grows and now he is old enough to continue his studies in Conakry. He must say farewell to his village and cross all Guinea to the capital city of Guinea to live with his uncle.

Guinea
In Malinka and French, with French hardsubs for Malinka parts, with English subs (.srt)
 

вторник, 7 марта 2017 г.

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1955)


Director: Herbert B. Swope Jr.
Stars: Charles Taylor, Robert Hyatt, William Lundigan, Thomas Mitchell, Elizabeth Patterson, John Carradine, Walter Catlett, Minor Watson, Denise Alexander, Katherine Warren, Sol Gorss

Based loosely on Mark Twain's novel. Huck Finn flees his abusive father  and runs into two characters up to no good.


From Climax! anthology series, premiere aired September 1, 1955

USA, Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS)
In English

суббота, 11 февраля 2017 г.

A Canção da Terra (1938)


A Canção da Terra / The Song from Earth

Director & Writer: Jorge Brum do Canto
Stars: Elsa Rumina, Barreto Poeira, Óscar de Lemos, João Manuel, Maria Emília Vilas, António Moita, José Celestino, Mota da Costa
 
Film in which the action takes place on the Island of Porto Santo. It tells a story of the local people, their customs and conflicts. In contrast to the flowery landscape of Madeira Island, the director Jorge Brum in his first feature film shows us an arid, winding and waterless land. The film's plot is based on drought and love between Gonçalves and Bastiana.

Portugal
In Portuguese
 

понедельник, 6 февраля 2017 г.

At (1982)


At / The Horse

Director: Ali Özgentürk
Stars: Genco Erkal, Harun Yesilyurt, Bektas Altinok, Ýlhami Bekir, Erol Demiröz, Sidika Duruer, Erdal Gulven

In rural Turkey, a father (Genco Erkal) decides to move far away to the city with his young son (Harun Yesilyurt) so as to make enough money to send the boy to school. But once there, he finds that the job he was lured with, selling vegetables on a cart, is much harder than he thought, because the markets are controlled by gangs who exclude independent sellers. Living out in the open in some ruins, along with other poor merchants, they sink into desperate poverty, while the father continues to cling to the dream of getting his son an education.

Turkey
In Turkish, with English hardsubs

воскресенье, 5 февраля 2017 г.

Opium War (2008)



Director & Writer: Siddiq Barmak 
Stars: Peter Bussian, Joe Suba, Fawad Samani, Jawanmard Paiez, Marina Golbahari, Hamid Hozouri, Berrshna Bahar

Two American soldiers wounded in the Afghanistan desert stumble across a Russian tank which has a group of Afghanis living inside.

Afghanistan
Language: Dari | English
With English hardsubs