четверг, 30 ноября 2017 г.

Maharem... Maharem (2009)



Maharem... Maharem / The Tissues Vendor

Director & Writer: Mohamed Malas
Stars: Bachar Assi, Taissir Idris, Fadoua Sliman

Suleiman, a 12-year old boy, lives overlooking Damascus with his poor family, along with many other displaced people from the Golan Heights. Suleiman decides with his mother and siblings to raise money by selling tissues to help his father, a gas cylinder seller. His dream? To buy a Suzuki pick-up truck of his own.

Qatar
In Arabic, with English hardsubs

воскресенье, 26 ноября 2017 г.

Cuori senza frontiere (1950)


Cuori senza frontiere / The White Line / The Heart Knows No Frontier

Director: Luigi Zampa
Stars: Gina Lollobrigida, Enzo Staiola, Raf Vallone, Erno Crisa, Cesco Baseggio, Ernesto Almirante,  Gino Cavalieri,  Fabio Neri,  Mario Sestan, Tullio Kezich, Callisto Cosulich

As the result of an International Peace Conference after WWII, the nearby borders in a small Italian town near Trieste are changed, with a white line drawn in the middle of the town. One half of the community belongs to the Italians, while the other half is controlled by Yugoslavia. The ramifications of this decision range from humorous to disastrous, with some consequences wandering to the realm of the surreal. In keeping with the Biblical phrase "And a child shall lead them," it is up to the kids in town to point up the absurdities of the new border.

Italy
In Italian

пятница, 24 ноября 2017 г.

Danke, es geht mir gut (1948)



Danke, es geht mir gut / Eine reizende Familie / Thank You, I'm Fine / A Lovely Family

Director: Erich Waschneck
Stars: Ernst von Klipstein, Karin Hardt, Sonja Ziemann, Gunnar Möller, Herbert Stetza, Lutz Moik, Hans Neie, Paul Henckels, Ernst Legal, Heinz Lausch, Ernst Waldow, Eleonor Hauf, Aribert Wäscher

After their father's death his seven sons and daughters try to scare off any prospective tenants from taking over the large house.

It was produced towards the end of the Second World War by the independent company Berlin Film. Left unfinished, it was finally completed by the Communist-controlled DEFA studio in the Soviet Zone and put on general release across Germany. It was one of a number of films of the Nazi era that had delayed releases in the years after the fall of the regime.

Germany
In German

вторник, 21 ноября 2017 г.

Damer (1997)



Director: Torun Lian
Stars: Teodor Gautier Teigen, Øyvind Kensland, Celine Engebrigtsen

You may want to prepare for puberty when it may come any day, any time. At least that's what the two boys in this film believe. To enroll in courses in synchronized swimming would give a reasonably good chance of hitting ladies.

Short
Norway, in Norwegian

вторник, 14 ноября 2017 г.

¿Y Adán y…?



No imdb info

Directors: Juan Pablo Donoso
Stars: Willy Rojas, Miguel Ángel Lagos, Julio Fischetel, Lisa Forestblue, Rubén Porta, Detmer Aising, María Elena Nett, Ernesto Arriagada, Coca Rudolphy, Willy Benítez, Eugenia María Rodríguez, Bernardo Tapia

Desde las profundidades del mar nace Adán, un joven que busca por el mundo el lugar al que pertenece. Recorriendo la playa, se encuentra con otro niño cómo él y se vuelven amigos. Ya adulto, el niño se convierte en hombre quien intenta encontrar a la mujer, su contraparte. Acosado por los seres del mundo, la ve entre sueños y esta lo ayuda a recuperarse de su mal.

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From the depths of the sea is born Adam, a young man who searches the world for the place to which he belongs. Walking along the beach, he meets another child like him and they become friends. As an adult, the child becomes a man who tries to find the woman, his counterpart. Harassed by the beings of the world, he sees it through dreams and this helps him to recover from his evil.

Chile
In Spanish (no dialogues, no translation needed)

пятница, 27 октября 2017 г.

Mukhsin (2006)




Director & Writer: Yasmin Ahmad
Stars: Mohd Syafie Naswip, Sharifah Aryana, Salehuddin Abu Bakar, Sharifah Aleya, Yuhang Ho, Choo Seong Ng, Adibah Noor

The story takes place in Sekinchan, Sabak Bernam in 1993, revolving around the first love of a 10-year-old Orked when a 12-year-old boy, Mukhsin, comes with his elder brother and aunt to spend the school holidays in her village. Around this relatively simple plotline of a blossoming young romance between the film's two young protagonists, are interweaved scenes of Malaysian village life and the dynamics of different types of families. Most of the family scenes revolve around Orked and her mother (Mak Inom), father (Pak Atan), and the family's close maid who is almost like a family member (Kak Yam). The other families which are given attention in the movie are Mukhsin's family (with his elder brother who has lost his way in life and is trying desperately to find their mother who abandoned them at a young age, and their Aunty who is trying to take care of the two boys as though they were her own), and Orked's neighbours (with the young daughter and pregnant mother who are critical of the western ways of Orked's family, while they themselves are hurt by the father who wants to abandon them to take on a second wife).

Malaysia
In Malay, with English subs (.srt)

понедельник, 23 октября 2017 г.

Vyshe radugi (1986)



Vyshe radugi / Higher Than Rainbow / Above the Rainbow

Director: Georgi Yungvald-Khilkevich
Stars: Dmitriy Maryanov, Yekaterina Parfyonova, Yuri Kuklachyov, Olga Mashnaya, Galina Polskikh, Mikhail Boyarskiy, Elena Aminova, Tatyana Basova, Yury Khoroshilov, Anatoly Krasnik

Very dreamy boy who is also a young poet, met a fairy who gave him the ability to do good in PE (specifically high jumping) with a condition that he will not say lies; once he commits a smallest lie, his abilities are gone...

Two-parts TV movie

Soviet Union
In Russian, with English subs (.srt)

пятница, 20 октября 2017 г.

Después de la tormenta (1990)



Después de la tormenta / After the Storm

Director: Tristán Bauer
Stars: Lorenzo Quinteros, Ana María Picchio, Javier Nunez, José Andrada, Franklin Caicedo, Paola Cardozo, Víctor Hugo Carrizo, Lidia Catalano, Patricio Contreras

A married couple with two children living in the suburbs of Buenos Aires have economical troubles. The father returns to his rural birthplace, where he finds that his father and brother are out of work, so he decides to go back the city.

Argentina
In Spanish, with English subs (.srt)

среда, 18 октября 2017 г.

Scouting for Boys (2007)



Scouting for Boys / Ian Hislop's Scouting for Boys

Director: Deborah Lee
Stars: Ian Hislop, John Rowe, Robert Crause Baden-Powell, Elleke Boehmer, Lesley Hall, Tim Jeal, David Lammy, Paul Moynihan

Lord Baden-Powell's 1908 handbook Scouting for Boys is one of the most influential and best-selling books of all time. In the 20th century, only the Bible, the Koran and the Thoughts of Chairman Mao sold more. But they had fewer jokes, no pictures and were useless at important stuff like tying knots. In this entertaining and affectionate film, Ian Hislop uncovers the story behind the book which kick-started the Scout Movement - a work which is very eccentric, very Edwardian and very English. Hislop discovers that the book is also very radical and addresses a variety of modern issues, such as citizenship, disaffected youth and social responsibility. He explores the maverick brilliance of Baden-Powell, a national celebrity after his heroism in the Boer War, and considers the book's candid focus on health and well-being. Contributors include his grandson Lord Baden-Powell, minister for culture and former cub scout David Lammy, biographer Tim Jeal and Elleke Boehmer, editor of the re-issue of the original Scouting for Boys.

Documentary
UK, in English, with English and other subs (.srt)

суббота, 14 октября 2017 г.

A Haunting Harmony (1993)



Director: Alvin Rakoff
Stars: Nathaniel Moreau, Jean Marc Perret, Francesca Annis, Michael Ford, John Hallam, Marilyn Le Conte, Frank Middlemass, Hayward Morse, Tim Wylton

A young member of a choir becomes friends with a ghost in a school of English cathedral.

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Haunting Harmony tells the story of the friendship which develops between a Canadian Choirboy at a modern-day English cathedral school in 1989 and the ghost of a Welsh choirboy who has been haunting the cathedral for 400 years, using flashbacks to 1595 to draw out the parallels in their lives. Conflicting career pressures bring about the separation of the parents of 12-year old David Fabry and he is sent to school in England where his opera singing mother visits him occasionally, but it is David's father, a busy lawyer, that he really misses. Lonely and homesick, David is befriended by the ghost of Huw Pritchard whose tragic life ended abruptly when he was kidnapped to join the South Minster cathedral choir. In between choir practices for the Christmas carol service, David and Huw plot to re-unite his parents-and it becomes crucial for David to sing the solo at the service. However, Huw reveals that singing the same solo is the only way he can free himself from the supernatural ties that bind his soul to the cathedral...

Canada | UK
In English