вторник, 22 мая 2018 г.

BBC Play of the Month: The Winslow Boy (1977)




Director: David Giles
Stars: Jonathan Scott-Taylor, Simon Chandler, Ann Beach, Eric Porter, Diana Fairfax, Michele Dotrice, David Robb, Jonathan Adams, Alan Badel

In pre-WW1 England, a youngster is expelled from a naval academy over a petty theft, but his parents raise a political furor by demanding a trial. Based on the play from 1946 by Terence Rattigan.

First aired 16 January 1977.

UK
In English, with English hardsubs

вторник, 24 апреля 2018 г.

The Little Red Schoolhouse (1936)



Director: Charles Lamont
Stars: Frank Coghlan Jr. , Lloyd Hughes, Dickie Moore, Ann Doran, Corky, Richard Carle, Ralf Harolde, Frank Sheridan, Matthew Betz

Upset by discipline at school, a 17-year-old runs away to New York City and learns there are worse problems than going to his little red school house.

USA, Chesterfield Motion Pictures Corporation
In English

суббота, 21 апреля 2018 г.

Rachel and the Stranger (1948)




Director: Norman Foster
Stars: Loretta Young, William Holden, Robert Mitchum, Gary Gray, Tom Tully, Sara Haden, Frank Ferguson

A widowed farmer takes an indentured servant as his new wife, but the arrival of his old friend threatens their burgeoning relationship.

***
David Harvey is a widower with a young son, Davey. They live on an isolated Ohio farm during the pioneer days. He wants his son to be raised in the manner his wife would have wanted - with proper schooling, Bible study and proper manners. Rachel, an indentured servant, is sold to David. David then marries her in order that little Davey would have a mother to properly raise him. David shows no real affection towards Rachel since this is a marriage of convenience. This all changes when Jim, a friend of the family comes for a visit. During his stay, David sees that there is more to Rachel than just being a "bonds woman", especially when Jim takes a liking to her. This awaken new feelings in David for Rachel.

USA, RKO Radio Pictures
In English

Frihet forutsetter at noen er fri (2011)



Frihet forutsetter at noen er fri / Freedom Requires Free People

Director: Ane Hjort Guttu

Frihet forutsetter at noen er fri (Freedom Requires Free People) presents an 8 year old boy at a primary school in Oslo. The film follows him through interviews and during school hours, and looks at the conflict between his strong desire for freedom and participation and the framework put forward by the school. Freedom Requires Free People questions the conditions of critical thinking within educational institutions and, in a broader sense, within society.

пятница, 20 апреля 2018 г.

Holiday Affair (1949)




Director: Don Hartman
Stars: Robert Mitchum, Janet Leigh, Wendell Corey, Gordon Gebert, Griff Barnett, Esther Dale, Henry O'Neill, Harry Morgan

Just before Christmas, department store clerk Steve Mason meets big spending customer Connie Ennis, really a commercial spy. He unmasks her but lets her go, which gets him fired. They end up on a date, which doesn't sit well with Connie's steady suitor, Carl, but delights her son Timmy, who doesn't want Carl for a step-dad. Standard (if sweet) romantic complications follow.

среда, 18 апреля 2018 г.

Sickfuckpeople (2013)




Director & Writer: Juri Rechinsky

A documentary triptych about a group of homeless kids, who have survived their drug-addicted childhood, grew up and start to live an adult life. It's a story about a boy facing the surreal, degenerated society of his native village full of hate and sadistic anger while searching for his mother. It's a story about a pregnant girl who wants to give birth to her child whose childhood probably will be even worse then hers. But her own sisters are forcing her to make an abortion.

воскресенье, 1 апреля 2018 г.

Wednesday's Child (1934)




Director: John S. Robertson (as John Robertson)
Stars: Karen Morley, Edward Arnold, Frankie Thomas, Robert Shayne, Frank Conroy, Shirley Grey, Paul Stanton, David Durand, Elsa Janssen, Richard Quine

Ten-year-old Bobby and a group of friends see Bobby's mother kissing a man not her husband. Despite serious concerns about Bobby, a divorce ensues and Bobby, although thoroughly disenchanted with his mother, is sent away with her where month after month despite all her efforts he grows more depressed, dreaming of reunification with his beloved father. On returning to his father at vacation, he finds him preoccupied with an impending second marriage. Bobby suffers a serious breakdown but is nevertheless packed off to military school.

USA, RKO Radio Pictures
In English

четверг, 29 марта 2018 г.

Tomka dhe shokët e tij (1977)




Tomka dhe shokët e tij / Tomka And His Friends

Director: Xhanfize Keko
Stars: Enea Zhegu, Artan Puto, Herion Mustafaraj, Genci Mosho, Sotiraq Çili, Pavlina Oça, Zehrudin Dokle, Xhelal Tafaj, Selma Sotillari

When the Nazis occupy an Albanian village after the withdrawal of the Italian army from WW2, Tomka and his gang are furious – because the Germans set up camp on their football pitch. The local partisans recruit the boys to spy on the invaders, and help to set an ambush. Who knew war could be this much fun? Albania’s greatest female director Xhanfise Keko spins a classic boys’ own adventure yarn, but in a style as raw and authentic as anything from the Italian neo-realists.

Albania
In Albanian, with English hardsubs

вторник, 27 марта 2018 г.

Los niños de Rusia (2001)



Los niños de Rusia / The Children of Russia

Director & Writer: Jaime Camino
With: Araceli Sánchez, Francisco Vega de la Iglesia, Piedad Vega de la Iglesia, Josefina Iturrarán etc

Documentary about the evacuation in different countries, during the Spanish civil war, of thousands of Spanish children to remove them from the conflict. Approximately three thousand children were welcomed by the Soviet Union. Some of these children, now elderly people, tell us about their experiences during this trip that originally was to be a temporary evacuation and which many could not return until twenty years later.

Spain
In Spanish, with English, French, Spanich subs (.srt)