понедельник, 29 февраля 2016 г.

Seasons of the Heart (1994)


Director: Lee Grant
Stars: Carol Burnett, George Segal, Eric Lloyd, Jill Teed, Malcolm McDowell, Scott Marlowe, Harvey Atkin, Nicu Branzea, Lisa Blake Richards

After her own daughter abandons her child, an ambitious and orderly publisher has little choice but to raise the grandson as her own.

USA
In English
 

воскресенье, 28 февраля 2016 г.

Entezar (1974)


Entezar / Waiting

Director & Writer: Amir Naderi
Stars: Zohreh Ghahremani, Hasan Heidari, Farzaneh Yousefi

One of Naderi's most beautiful films, a kind of magical realist parable that follows a boy's daily chore: bringing an elegant glass bowl to get filled with ice, and then returning home. The simplicity of this ritual stands in contrast to a world in which every glance and every gesture seems loaded with hidden meaning.

Iran
In Persian, almost no dialogue
 

пятница, 26 февраля 2016 г.

Les Aiguilles Rouges (2006)


Les Aiguilles Rouges / Red Needles

Director: Jean-François Davy
Stars: Jules Sitruk, Damien Jouillerot, Jonathan Demurger, Pierre Derenne, César Domboy, Jules-Angelo Bigarnet, Raphaël Fuchs-Willig, Clément Chebli

September 1960: on a purely punitive basis, eight scouts must climb the solid mass of Brévent to 2500 meters of altitude. The so beautiful and so majestic mountain which draws up face them very quickly reveals dangerous. All the techniques of orientation learned at the scouts will do nothing there. The teenagers find themselves delivered to themselves. Lost in the abrupt throats, the eight boys are confronted cold, with the hunger and the fear. A tension starts to reign between these young people of different origins and of which concerns divergent: some worry for Algeria, for a brother left to the combat, or a family threatened of expulsion in metropolis, still the girls worry to like others. The group divides then to find an exit, but one of them disappears in water frozen from a torrent. While young people try to protect itself in a closed down refuge, the others will seek the helps...

France
In French, with English subs (.srt)

понедельник, 22 февраля 2016 г.

Poil de carotte (1925)


Poil de carotte / Carrot Top

Director: Julien Duvivier
Stars: Henry Krauss, Charlotte Barbier-Krauss, André Heuzé, Fabien Haziza, Renée Jean, Lydia Zaréna, Suzanne Talba

François' mother, Mme Lepic, hates him and she nicknames him "Poil de Carotte" (Carrot hair). His father is more interested in politics and hunting that he is in him. In spite of the affection of his godfather and his friend Mathilde, whom he calls his "fiancée", young Poil de Carotte contemplates suicide. On a particularly difficult day, he attempts to hang himself. Mr. Lepic saves his life just in time and understands he is partly to blame for this. From this day on, they both unite against Mme Lepic's bad temper.

France
Silent movie with French intertitles
English subs (.srt)
 

суббота, 20 февраля 2016 г.

Memento mori (1991)


Director: Nikolai Geiko (as N. Geiko)
Stars: Anton Androsov, A. Kirichupov, Mikhail Kononov, M. Kuzmenko, Irina Loseva, S. Ponomaryov, Sasha Lepyokhin

Late Soviet era, small and bored Southern Russian town. Kids entertain themselves by riding at wagon roofs, until one of them was killed by accident.

Soviet Union
In Russian
 

четверг, 18 февраля 2016 г.

Historia kina w Popielawach (1998)


Historia kina w Popielawach / History of Cinema in Popielawy

Director & Writer: Jan Jakub Kolski
Stars: Krzysztof Majchrzak, Michal Jasinski, Tomasz Krysiak, Bartosz Opania, Grazyna Blecka-Kolska, Franciszek Pieczka, Mariusz Saniternik, Jan Nowicki, Piotr Kowalik

Historia Kina W Popielawach is a bucolic family tale, full of irony and heavily entwined with the invention of the moving picture. The narrator is a boy who, during the sixties, is sent from the town to visit his grandparent's village, Popielawy. Roughly one hundred years before -- almost a quarter of a century before Edison and the Lumiere Brothers -- the village blacksmith invented a cinematographic apparatus by which he was able to project images drawn onto the bladders of fish and pigs, making them "come to life." A hundred or so years later, the blacksmith's great-grandson Szustek is determined to re-construct his ancestor's machine, despite opposition from his father. Director Jan Jakub Kolski comes from a family which has long been passionate about cinema; his grandparents opened one of the first cinemas in Lodz in 1907, and also produced films. Historia Kina W Popielawach features autobiographical elements, mixing what is remembered with what is imagined to be remembered.

Poland
In Polish

понедельник, 15 февраля 2016 г.

Rekava (1956)



Rekava / The Line of Destiny

Director & Writer: Lester James Peries
Stars: Somapala Dharmapriya, Myrtle Fernando, Shesha Palihakkara, Romulus de Silva, N.R. Dias, D.R. Nanayakkara, Mallika Pillapitiya

A sprawling portrait of rural life in Sri Lanka; the story revolves around a boy and his friend--a blind girl who he accidentally 'heals' by giving her sight. Though the girl believes the boy healed her, in reality the boy has no such powers. The father of the boy fools the village folk into believing he's a healer, but ultimately the sham is exposed, causing the village to revolt against the boy and his family.

Country: Sri Lanka
Language: Sinhalese 
English subs (.srt)

пятница, 12 февраля 2016 г.

Krasnyy agat (1973)


Krasnyy agat / Red Agate

Director: Aleksandr Pologov
Stars: Lyudmila Dyatko, Janis Grantins, Igor Marutko, Vyacheslav Voronin

Girl and boy searching for a red agate.

Short
Soviet Union, in Russian
 

среда, 10 февраля 2016 г.

Brava Gente Brasileira (2000)



Brava Gente Brasileira / Brave New Land

Director & Writer: Lúcia Murat
Stars: Diogo Infante, Floriano Peixoto, Luciana Rigueira, Adeílson Silva, Leonardo Villar, Buza Ferraz, Murilo Grossi, Sérgio Mamberti

A young Portuguese cartographer in the 18th century finds new forms of love, war and a wild new world in an expedition into South American heart.

Brazil
In Portuguese, with English subs (.srt)
 

четверг, 4 февраля 2016 г.

L'arbre de les cireres (1998)


L'arbre de les cireres / El árbol de las cerezas / Tree of Cherries

Director & Writer: Marc Recha
Stars: Pere Ponce, Blai Pascual, Diana Palazón, Jordi Dauder, Isabel Rocatti, Rosana Pastor, Berna Llobell, Pep Cortés

The story takes place between December 1994 and February 1995 in a small village near Valencia, Spain, where the lives of four people - a child, a thief and two doctors - intersect. At the same time, the great love of one woman's life suddenly crumbles and a young girl pays a high price for learning how to love.

Country: Spain
Language: Spanish | Catalan | French
With English subs (.srt)
 

вторник, 2 февраля 2016 г.

Gaucho Serenade (1940)



Director: Frank McDonald
Stars: Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, June Storey, Mary Lee, Clifford Severn, Duncan Renaldo, Lester Matthews, Smith Ballew

Gene Autry and sidekick Frog Millhouse depart Madison Square Garden and NYC heading west for home in their car and a horse trailer carrying Gene's horse, Champion. They discover that Ronnie Willoughby, a young boy just off the boat from school in England, has hitched a ride, thinking that Gene and Frog were sent by his father to meet him. Ronnie thinks his father is a big rancher in the west and doesn't know that his father, Alfred Willoughby, is serving time in San Quentin prison because of a frame-up by the officials of a packing company. To keep the father from testifying against them, the packing company officials, Carter, Jenkins and Martin, have arranged for the boy to be kidnapped. Along the way a runaway bride, Joyce Halloway, and her young sister Patsy join the troupe. Various members of the cast sing and dance their way through The Singing Hills, Gaucho Serenade, Give Out With a Song, Heading For the Wide Open Spaces, 'Tis Be, Keep Rollin' and A Song of Sunset before every situation is solved, and Gene gets Joyce, Frog gets Ringeye, the father is cleared and reunited with his UK-accented son and the villains are sent to the Republic Big House.

USA, Republic Pictures
In English
 

понедельник, 1 февраля 2016 г.

Vampire Circus (1972)



Director: Robert Young
Stars: Adrienne Corri, Thorley Walters, Anthony Higgins, John Moulder-Brown, Roderick Shaw, Barnaby Shaw, Laurence Payne, Richard Owens, Lynne Frederick, Robin Hunter, Robert Tayman, Robin Sachs, Lalla Ward, David Prowse
 
After a spate of murders, the villagers of Schtettel kill the depraved perpetrator, Count Mitterhouse. Fifteen years later the Circus of Nights appeared in the plague-ridden village and its performers include Mitterhouse's mistress, children and cousins. They have come to Schtettel to fulfil the Count's last words, an evil, vicious curse of death and destruction on those who participated in his impaling. The children of Schtettel become the targets for a brutal and devastating revenge as the Vampire Circus rehearses for its most deadly performance.

UK, Hammer Films
In English