пятница, 28 декабря 2012 г.

Ojakhi (1985)


Ojakhi / Семья / The Family
Director & Writer: Nana Janelidze
Stars: Veriko Andjaparidze, Natela Mikhaldiani and Tina Mepisashvili

A day in the life of a large family.

Country: Georgia | Soviet Union
Language: Georgian, with Russian voiceover

четверг, 27 декабря 2012 г.

Pioniri maleni / Little Pioneers (1967)


Pioniri maleni, mi samo vojska prava, svakog dana nicemo ko zelena trava

Director: Zelimir Zilnik

In SFRJ, the state officially takes care of all it's citizens. Every child is a good little pioneer. However, in reality no one (especially not the state) takes care of Roma and many other poor kids leaving them to poverty and the streets.

Documentary | Short
Country: Yugoslavia
Language: Serbian, with English hardsubs

Friendship's Field (1995)


Director & Writer: Bruce Neibaur
Stars: Kate Maberly, Jonathan Hernandez and Randall King

Ida and her family live on a beet farm in 1965. She is almost 12, that means she has only one last summer until she has to work with her older sisters on the farm. Due to the increased acreage of the farm this year, Ida's father hires a group of Mexican immigrants to help out with the farm. Among them is Oscar, a boy close to Ida's age. They spend the summer together, teaching each other many lessons along the way while trying to overcome the prejudice that Oscar and his family experiences from the rest of the town.

USA
In English

понедельник, 24 декабря 2012 г.

Ganh xiec rong (1988)


Ganh xiec rong / Travelling Circus
Director: Linh Viet
Stars: Thé Anh, Son Bac and Khuong Be

One of the most acclaimed Vietnamese films of the 1980s, The Traveling Circus won numerous international awards, including Grand Prix at Fribourg Third world Film Festival, Audience Award at Uppsala (Sweden) International Film Festival and First Prize at Madrid Women’s Film Festival.
With obvious influences from Bergman, DeSica and Fellini, director Viet Linh tells the bittersweet story of a small traveling circus from Hanoi stopping in an impoverished ethnic minority village in Vietnam’s central highlands. Through the eyes of a village youngster, we witness the magic of the circus, and the naïve hope that illusion can be transformed into reality. The Traveling Circus is an extremely realistic, sensitive and moving film, that is rarely shown either in Vietnam or abroad.

Country: Vietnam
Language: Vietnamese
Subtitles: English, French & German

воскресенье, 23 декабря 2012 г.

Días sin luz (1995)


Días sin luz / Days without Light

Director & Writer: Jaume Balagueró
Stars: Aleix Fors, Pedro Antonio Segura and Ana Luna

The film is narrated by the main character, whom we see as a young boy. He first tells us of the night he was born, during a horrible thunderstorm, probably the worst and darkest ever, and how that already was a bad sign that meant that his days in life would be without light...

Short
Spain, in Spanish (second audiostream)

суббота, 22 декабря 2012 г.

The Enchanted Forest (1945)


Director: Lew Landers
Stars: Edmund Lowe, Brenda Joyce, Harry Davenport and William Severn

A little boy lost in the woods is found and raised by Old John, a hermit, who teaches the boy about life in general and nature in particular.

USA
In English

пятница, 21 декабря 2012 г.

Sweet Movie (1974)


Director & Writer: Dusan Makavejev
Stars: Carole Laure, Pierre Clémenti and Anna Prucnal

The intercut story of two women: a nearly-mute beauty queen who descends into withdrawal and madness, and another who captains a ship laden with candy and sugar, luring men and boys aboard for sex, death, and revolutionary talk.

Country: Canada | France | West Germany
Language: English | French | Polish | Spanish | Italian

With English subs in .mkv, other languages at opensubtitles.org


Jack Frost (1998)


Director: Troy Miller
Stars: Michael Keaton, Kelly Preston and Joseph Cross

Jack Frost is a singer who's on the road most of the time so he can't spend a lot of time with his son Charlie, although they love each other very much. When Jack dies in a car accident, Charlie becomes a very sad young man, until... Jack returns as a snowman! Now they can do all the things they've missed when Jack was human, but what will people think when they see Charlie talking to a snowman and what will happen when the weather gets warmer?

USA
In English (second audiostream)


среда, 19 декабря 2012 г.

Kapronovye seti (1963)


Kapronovye seti / Nylon net

Directors: Gennadi Poloka, Levan Shengeliya
Stars: Leonid Kharonskiy, Nikolay Ashikhmin, Pavel Luspekayev, Emmanuil Geller, Vladimir Gulyayev and Nikolai Kryuchkov

USSR
In Russian

вторник, 18 декабря 2012 г.

An American Crime (2007)


Director: Tommy O'Haver
Stars: Ellen Page, Hayley McFarland and Nick Searcy

The true story of suburban housewife Gertrude Baniszewski, who kept a teenage girl locked in the basement of her Indiana home during the 1960s.

USA
In English (second audiostream)


четверг, 13 декабря 2012 г.

Vam i ne snilos... (1981)



Vam i ne snilos... / You Have Not Seen It Even in a Dream...

Director: Ilya Frez
Stars: Tatyana Aksyuta, Nikita Mikhaylovsky, Elena Solovey, Lidiya Fedoseeva-Shukshina, Albert Filozov, Tatyana Pelttser, Leonid Filatov

A movie about two high school kids who meet in class and fall madly in love with each other. Unfortunately, His father and her mother had a history of their own between them which creates uneasiness in both of them. Also because of that, the boy's mother is very jealous and tries to separate them. The only person that tries to help them is their teacher who has relationship problems of her own.

Country: Soviet Union
Language: Russian, with English subs (.srt)

понедельник, 10 декабря 2012 г.

Pecado Horizontal (1982)


Director: José Miziara
Stars: Mariza Sommer, Matilde Mastrangi and Zilda Mayo

In a small town, three men meet after 15 years for a wedding and, instead of attending the ceremony, they go to a bar and start remembering the past, along with their sexual adventures.

Country: Brazil
Language: Portuguese

суббота, 8 декабря 2012 г.

Fetch (2004)


Director & Writer: David May
Stars: James Conway, Tanner London

Father, son, and family dog embark on an ice fishing expedition. The ice, however, proves too thick to break. The family works to break the ice of the lake, as well as the ice of their relationship. This explosive comedy makes your bad day look like a blessing.
 
Short
In English
 

пятница, 7 декабря 2012 г.

Gabriel (1999)


Director: Renaat Coppens
Stars: Kai Walgraven, Magdalena Przybylek and Greta Van Langhendonck

Is a convent anyplace for a boy? Gabriël is a lad of about eight, probably a foundling, who lives in a convent, the only child among about 20 nuns. Except for Sylvia, a young nun, Gabriël doesn't get on well with others. He thinks of himself as an angel, impatient to grow wings and to fly, impatient with earth's rules. He's been collecting feathers from the many geese on the convent grounds. What happens next seems to horrify everyone except Sylvia, who may be in on Gabriël's secret.

Short
In English
 

четверг, 6 декабря 2012 г.

Sidewalkers (1999)


Director: Tara Veneruso
Stars: Shanin Michelle Beard, Austin Olah

Two kids are seen in a grocery store, the girl exhibiting some rather strange behavior, the younger boy begging change from an adult female shopper. It's apparent to the viewer that they're running a scam when they get to the checkout and feign not having enough cash to pay for their order. They win the sympathy of the cashier and he let's them slide after they put back most of the food, but keep "Daddy's" beer and cigarettes. After exiting the store, we see what the ruse was all about...

Short
USA, in English

среда, 5 декабря 2012 г.

Little Wings (2007)


Director & Writer: Morgan Rhodes
Stars: Ron Canada, Joseph Castanon, Kelly Ann Ford, Robert Gantzos

The dramatic short, Little Wings, explores the trauma of child abuse through the eyes of a ten-year-old boy named Thomas. In this emotional tale, Thomas learns about the Legend of the Butterfly from his mother, Emily. The Legend states that if you whisper a wish to a butterfly and then set it free, the butterfly will carry the wish off to the heavens to be granted. Thomas loves butterflies and seeks the escape he needs in the pages of his favorite butterfly book. Butterflies are his only true happiness while growing up on a farm with his abusive father. After Thomas saves a butterfly from a spider's web, a stranger arrives at the farmhouse. As the tale continues, Thomas ultimately finds his freedom and steps into the unknown world of "Joy".

Short
USA, in English

вторник, 4 декабря 2012 г.

Maree (2003)


Maree / Tides

Director & Writer: James Pellerito
Stars: Davide Murtas, Cora Gianolla and Fabio Bozzetti

An Albanian father and son flee war-torn Macedonia in search of a better future in Italy. Once in Venice, the father makes the most painful decision of his life.

Short
USA - Italy
In Italian & Albanian, with English hardsubs

понедельник, 3 декабря 2012 г.

Moondance (1995)


Director: Dagmar Hirtz
Stars: Rúaidhrí Conroy, Ian Shaw and Julia Brendler

Two teenaged lads vie for the attention of a nubile young German tourist visiting the beautiful Irish countryside in this heartfelt coming-of-age drama.

Ireland
In English (second audio)

воскресенье, 2 декабря 2012 г.

Caché (2005)


Caché / Hidden

Director & Writer: Michael Haneke
Stars: Daniel Auteuil, Juliette Binoche, Annie Girardot and Maurice Bénichou

Georges, who hosts a TV literary review, receives packages containing videos of himself with his family--shot secretly from the street--and alarming drawings whose meaning is obscure. He has no idea who may be sending them. Gradually, the footage on the tapes becomes more personal, suggesting that the sender has known Georges for some time. Georges feels a sense of menace hanging over him and his family but, as no direct threat has been made, the police refuse to help...

In French (second audiostream), with English subs (.srt)

суббота, 1 декабря 2012 г.