четверг, 31 мая 2012 г.

Do you like Franz Kafka?


The Hijacking of 'Savoy' (1979)


Похищение "Савойи" / Pokhishchenie 'Savoi' / The Hijacking of 'Savoy'

Director: Venyamin Dorman
Stars: Wlodzimierz Golacinski, Dariya Mikhaylova, Leonid Bronevoy, Aleksandr Mikhajlov, Mikhail Gluzsky

An adventure movie directed by Venyamin Dormanh and based on a novel Flight 627 (Polish Title: Lot 627) by Andrzej Szczypiorski. The film tells about the adventures of the Polish schoolboy Janek and his Russian fellow traveler girl Tanya. The airplane on which they were traveling was captured by a gang of drug dealers. This gang led by former Nazi criminals.

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

среда, 30 мая 2012 г.

Freedom Is Paradise (1989)


СЭР / Свобода - это рай / S.E.R. - Svoboda eto rai / Freedom Is Paradise

Director & Writer: Sergey Bodrov
Stars: Aleksandr Bureyev, Svetlana Gaytan and Vladimir Kosyrev

Young Sasha is brought into a state-run children's home because his mother died early and his father spends most of his life in prison. The conditions are like in a penal institution. Sasha tries several times to escape and to search for his father.

In Russian, with English subs (.srt)

вторник, 29 мая 2012 г.

Christmas in Hong Kong (196?)



No imdb info

Director: Jan Sadlo

Here is a short Christian missionary propaganda film about bringing Santa and Jesus together for all the young folk, and old alike. A young child wonders what all the fuss and glamour is about; why, it's just Christmas everyone! So he happens upon a ministry where he's heard singing from within and the Rev. invites him in for a glimpse of singing Chinese angels...

Short
In English with some Chinese spoken



понедельник, 28 мая 2012 г.

Kanikuly Petrova i Vasechkina (1984)


Каникулы Петрова и Васечкина, обыкновенные и невероятные / Kanikuly Petrova i Vasechkina, obyknovennye i neveroyatnye / Vacation of Petrov and Vasechkin, Usual and Incredible

Director & Writer: Vladimir Alenikov
Stars: Yegor Druzhinin, Dmitri Barkov and Inga Ilm

In the first part, the students complain that classic works of literature have no bearing on modern life - and find themselves in a situation strangely resembling something they've read... It's Gogol's "Inspector General" - but set in a summer camp... In the second part, after reading Don Quixote, the ever-adventurous Vasechkin convinces more cautious Petrov that he has found a game that they could play for life. No sooner they go off than Vasechkin, on a bike, brandishing an umbrella, attacks a giant... That is, a windmill...

Musical comedy, TV movie in two parts
In Russian, with Russian subs (.srt)

суббота, 26 мая 2012 г.

Michael (2011)


Director & Writer: Markus Schleinzer
Stars: Michael Fuith, David Rauchenberger and Christine Kain

A drama focused on five months in the life of pedophile who keeps a 10-year-old boy locked in his basement.

In German, with English hardsubs


пятница, 25 мая 2012 г.

Playing Dead (2004)


 Director & Writer: David Hunt
Stars: Pat Burridge and Titus Jamieson-Cook

A boy is bored during his summer holidays. As he tries to amuse himself in the woods he stumbles across something which changes his life.

Short
No dialogues

четверг, 24 мая 2012 г.

Aleksandr malenkiy (1981)


 Александр маленький / Alexander der Kleine / Little Alexander

Director: Vladimir Fokin
Stars: Torsten Naleppa, Boris Tokarev, Mikhail Kokshenov and Yuriy Nazarov

In May, 1945 in the territory of Germany within several days the Soviet soldiers help with the children's home organisation, where the history of the baby thrown by refugees and named the Soviet soldiers by Alexander der Kleine (Little Alexander) will begin. But one of days a children's home has been attacked by the group of Werwolf. In fight the Soviet soldiers perish.
At the heart of a film the original facts.


Soviet Union East Germany co-production
In Russian and German, with English subs (.srt)

среда, 23 мая 2012 г.

The Stone Boy (1984)


Director: Christopher Cain
Stars: Robert Duvall, Jason Presson, Glenn Close, Wilford Brimley, Linda Hamilton

A young farm boy Arnold, accidently kills his older brother with a shotgun. He retreats into a shell of silence as his family seems to react against him. His father thinks Arnold doesn't have a clue about what he did because he just stands there, not speaking or communicating anything at all — like a stone. His grandfather is the only one who understands that he is suffering so intensely he simply cannot express himself.

USA
In English

вторник, 22 мая 2012 г.

Pro urodov i lyudey (1998)


Про уродов и людей / Pro urodov i lyudey / Of Freaks and Men

Director & Writer: Aleksey Balabanov
Stars: Sergey Makovetskiy, Dinara Drukarova and Anzhelika Nevolina

Filmed entirely in sepia tone and set in turn of the century Russia, the story is centered on two families and their decline at the hands of one man, Johann, and his pornographic endeavours. Hailed by some as a masterpiece, the movie comments on the decline of Russian society as a result of the rise of capitalism.

***
Not much movies about siamese twins...

In Russian, with English subs (.srt)


воскресенье, 20 мая 2012 г.

Sonny Boy (2011)


Director: Maria Peters
Stars: Ricky Koole, Sergio Hasselbaink, Daniel van Wijk and Angelo Arnhem

A ravishing moving story about an impossible love...

Dutch, with English and other subs (.srt)

Yedinozhdy solgav (1987)


 Единожды солгав / Yedinozhdy solgav / Once Lied

Director: Vladimir Bortko
Stars: Yuriy Belyaev, Yelena Solovey and Irina Skobtseva

Set in the Soviet Union the film is a chronicle of a life of one successful artist: his family, his friends, his clients, and his artworks.

Soviet Union
In Russian

суббота, 19 мая 2012 г.

Talk About a Stranger (1952)


Director: David Bradley
Stars: George Murphy, Nancy Davis and Billy Gray

In an idyllic setting, a likable but dangerously volatile twelve-year-old boy tries to settle a score with his disagreeable, mysterious neighbor.

USA
In English

пятница, 18 мая 2012 г.

We Learn About the Telephone (1965)


Director: Jean Yarbrough
Stars: Wright King, Pat Cardi, Richard Webb and Pamelyn Ferdin

Jimmy sketches an animated person, Mr. Man, who takes us back through history to explain how people developed a need to communicate, and shows us devices that helped to do so.


Short
USA, in English

четверг, 17 мая 2012 г.

Joseph Smith: The Man (1980)


Director: T.C. Christensen
Stars: Lethe Tatge, Jon-Jon Wadsworth and Debra Doxley

A group of children come to an old lady's home for cookies. And she tells them a story about mormon prophet Joseph Smith.

Short
USA, in English

среда, 16 мая 2012 г.

Oh, My God! (2008)


 Director: Anne Sewitsky
Stars: Ella Vicorie Henriksen Haagensen, Julie Solberg and Ebba Tangen

Oh My God! is a humorous observation of children´s interpretations and experiences of sexuality. The film also looks back through grown-up eyes at the reality of being part of the “in-crowd” and the lengths to which one is prepared to go to become a respected member. But first and foremost Oh my God! is a film about the orgasm! And yes, the spoon plays a major part ;)

Norwegian, with English subs (.srt)

Mamma ci penso io (1992)


Mamma ci penso io / Mom I Can Do It / Les petites canailles

Director: Ruggero Deodato
Stars: Christopher Masterson, Elizabeth Kemp and John Rothman

A young boy is forced to join a group of street urchins after his mother is wrongfully arrested for smuggling in which he tries to find the real culprit.

French dubbed

воскресенье, 13 мая 2012 г.

Palace II (2000)

Directors: Kátia Lund, Fernando Meirelles
Stars: Douglas Silva, Darlan Cunha and Rubens Sabino



Two young boys, Laranjinha and Acerola, living in Cidade de Deus, one of the most violent neighborhoods in Rio de Janeiro, need some money to go to a concert. The "easiest" (and most dangerous) way to get it is working for some drug-dealers.

Brazil
Portugese, with English subs (.srt)


суббота, 12 мая 2012 г.

The Long Days of Summer (1980)


Director: Dan Curtis
Stars: Dean Jones, Joan Hackett and Ronnie Scribner

In this sentimental drama, young Daniel has to confront his enemy in the boxing ring and fight out what it was like to be Jewish just before the war began. This was one of Ronnie Scribner's best performances with the redeeming feature of the movie being a very tough boxing match in which both boys take a real battering.

USA
In English

среда, 9 мая 2012 г.

O Saci (1951)


Director: Rodolfo Nanni
Stars: Otávio Araújo, Aristéia Paula de Souza and Raimundo Duprat

Based on the work of Monteiro Lobato, one of the best Brazilian writers, this is the story of the Brazilian folklore character "Saci". The film shows the adventures of Narizinho and Emilia, who want to capture the Saci in a bottle, by following the instructions of old Uncle Barnabé. The Saci, once captured and released again, will help undo the curse of the forest witch and turn her into stone.

Brazil
Portuguese, with English subs (.srt)

суббота, 5 мая 2012 г.

It's a Mile from Here to Glory (1978)


Director: Richard C. Bennett
Stars: Steve Shaw, Justin Lord, David Haskell, Woodrow Parfrey, Anthony Kiedis (as Cole Dammett)

High school track star is involved in a life threatening accident, and now must learn to depend on others for his day to day living.

USA
In English

My Rabit Hoppy (2008)


Director & Writer: Anthony Lucas
Stars: Henry Lucas, Julia Lucas and Peggy Lucas

The director of 2006 Best Animated Short Academy Award nominee The Mysterious Geographic Explorations of Jasper Morello (FFF 2006) is back—this time with a charming yet disturbing family film. For a “Show and Tell” school project, little Henry shoots a home movie about his pet rabbit… until things go horribly wrong.

Short, in English

пятница, 4 мая 2012 г.

Lille mand (2006)


Lille mand / Little Man

Director: Esben Tønnesen
Stars: Nikolaj Rasmussen, Malene Rasmussen and Lotte Bergstrøm

Mathias, age 8 years old, is writing an essay for school entitled "How to Understand Women". Obviously, his fieldwork turns out to be quite difficult.

Danish, with English hardsubs

среда, 2 мая 2012 г.

Saddle Tramp (1950)


Director: Hugo Fregonese
Stars: Joel McCrea, Wanda Hendrix and John Russell

Carefree Chuck Connor is on his way west and stops off to see an old friend and his four lads. When his host is killed in a riding accident Chuck realises he must take care of the family. They hit the road and he takes a job on a ranch, but he has to keep the children hidden as his boss hates kids. There's also tension with the neighbouring ranch, and when a girl on the run from her nasty uncle joins the family unannounced Chuck wonders what he has done to deserve all this.

USA
In English