четверг, 29 сентября 2016 г.

Paperboys (2001)

Director: Mike Mills
Boys: Donny Foster, Greg Gonisor, Nick Judkins, Brandon Kindschy, Andrew Merton, Tyler Rowen

This documentary profiles six paperboys from Stillwater, Minnesota. They invite director Mike Mills into their homes, show him their personal effects, and answer questions about their lives and the future of paperboys. Parents weigh in on the benefits of their children's job and share thoughts on how the city has changed over the years. Mills's camera follows the boys on their routes, and the elegiac footage is accented with contemporary music.

Short, documentary
USA, in English

вторник, 27 сентября 2016 г.

Always zoku san-chôme no yûhi (2007)

Always zoku san-chôme no yûhi / Always: Sunset on Third Street 2

Director: Takashi Yamazaki
Stars: Shin'ichi Hatori, Maki Horikita, Fumiyo Kohinata, Kazuki Koshimizu, Kenta Suga, Koyuki, Tomokazu Miura, Masako Motai, Shin'ichi Tsutsumi, Hiroko Yakushimaru, Hidetaka Yoshioka, Godzilla (in a special cameo)

This is a sequel to the brilliant first film, set in the shadow of the Tokyo Tower. Its now 1959, four months later, and we're still with the same characters. You still have the over the top Suzuki-San, you have Chagawa, who still pines for Hiromi, continues to struggle as a writer and still faces uncertainty as to keeping Junnosuke with him. In this film, the pretty Roku gets a boyfriend, and the Suzuki family takes in a young girl who is a cousin. She is at first very tentative but soon becomes part of the family. Like in the first film, things happen which make you laugh and cry.

Japan (second audio)
In Japanese, with English subs (.srt)

понедельник, 26 сентября 2016 г.

Always san-chôme no yûhi (2005)

Always san-chôme no yûhi / Always - Sunset on The Third Street

Director: Takashi Yamazaki
Stars: Maki Horikita, Hidetaka Yoshioka, Shin'ichi Tsutsumi, Koyuki, Hiroko Yakushimaru, Kazuki Koshimizu, Kenta Suga, Masaya Takahashi, Kaga Mochimaru, Tomokazu Miura

Based on the long-seller manga by Ryohei Saigan, "Always" inspires Japanese people's nostalgy to its good ol' 50's, with a huge VFX effort to reproduce the era, including the half-built Tokyo Tower. The story is rather simple - everyday life of the good town's people, their dreams, hopes, love and tears, but the film was a big hit and highly acclaimed due to its great balance of its powerful cast, well told story and the nostalgic cinematography.

Japan (second audio)
In Japanese, with English subs (.srt)

четверг, 22 сентября 2016 г.

Going to School with Father on My Back (1998)

Bei zhu baba shangxue qu / Going to School with Father on My Back

Director: Youchao Zhou
Stars: Jiang Hualin, Danchen Yan, Qiang Zhao

In rural China a father spins a spoon to choose which of his two children will attend school. Shiwa's sister loses out, but she supports her younger brother nevertheless. A river divides the farm from the school, and Shiwa's dread at crossing the river is a legitimate fear, as indicated by the death of his female classmate in the water. Shiwa finds that the knowledge he acquires actually serves to distance him from others.

In Chinese, with Chinese and English hardsubs (VobSub)

вторник, 20 сентября 2016 г.

Jutrzenka (1969)

Jutrzenka / A Winter in Mallorca

Director: Jaime Camino
Stars: Lucia Bosé, Christopher Sandford, Henri Serre, Enrique San Francisco, Daria Esteva, Serena Vergano, Manuel Beltrán, Román Gubern, Núria Espert

The cigar-smoking French writer, George Sand (Lucia Bose) and her lover, the composer-pianist Chopin (Christopher Sandford) have rented a former monastery in Mallorca as a winter retreat. They have even shipped a piano to the site, so that Chopin can continue his work. However, what promised to be a warm, sunny vacation turns sour as the locals disapprove of Sand, the servants are surly and mysterious, and the monastery is cold. She has her revenge, however. She wrote the book A Winter in Mallorca about her miserable winter retreat. This film follows that book closely, with concern for historical accuracy, which did not increase the Spanish filmmakers' popularity with their countrymen.

In Spanish

пятница, 16 сентября 2016 г.

Bacheh-haye naft (2001)

Bacheh-haye naft / Children of Petroleum

Director & Writer: Ebrahim Forouzesh
Stars: Milad Rezai, Azar Khosravi, Nasrin Boustan, Hamide Bakhtiari, Parinaz Khoshe, Milad Shadi

11 year old boy in Masjed Soleyman, the southern Iranian oil center, is trying to earn a living with his mother and two sisters. Eight months after they last heard from his father who left for Kuwait as a temporary worker, they still owe money to a local man who holds their mule as collateral on his fathers loan. The interest is mounting and the man wants the 12 year old sister as his wife in exchange. The son tries a variety of ways to make money, including offloading concrete bags, taking back the mule to carry skimmed oil, and stealing flowers to sell on mourning day. Desperate to make enough to pay off the whole debt, the son bets with the local oil workers kids, that he can walk across a ravine on a high oil pipeline without falling.

In Persian, with English hardsubs

вторник, 13 сентября 2016 г.

The Atomic City (1952)

Director: Jerry Hopper
Stars: Gene Barry, Lee Aaker, Lydia Clarke, Michael Moore, Nancy Gates, Milburn Stone, Bert Freed, Louis Lettieri, Frank Cady

At Los Alamos, New Mexico, the maximum-security "atomic city" of U.S. nuclear-weapons research, top atomic scientist Frank Addison has a normal, middle-American life with his wife and son...until the boy is kidnapped by enemy agents to extort H-bomb secrets. Result, a fast moving chase thriller with some parental soul-searching.

USA, Paramount Pictures
In English

понедельник, 12 сентября 2016 г.

Saut min el madi (1957)

Saut min el madi / Voice from the Past

Director: Atef Salem
Stars: Eman, Nelly Mazloum, Ahmed Ramzy

Young boy lives in a house where the presence of his late mother has loomed large, even in death and despite his father's new relationship. Running away from home in a storm one night, he seeks refuge at a house in the woods - only to come face to face with his dead mother, who continues to speak and appear to him even into adulthood.

In Arabic

пятница, 9 сентября 2016 г.

Rabi (1992)

Director & Writer: Gaston Kaboré
Stars: Colette Kaboré, Joséphine Kaboré, Yacouba Kaboré, Chantal Nikiema, Joseph Nikiema, Sylvia Nopoko Guem, Paul Yerbanga, Tinfusi Yerbanga, Vincent Zoundi

A blacksmith falls off his bicycle when he tries to avoid a tortoise which crosses his path. He brings the animal home to his twelve year old son, Rabi, who becomes so fascinated that he forgets his chores at this father's shop. When the angry smith removes the tortoise, Rabi's grandfather, Pusga, helps Rabi find a larger one to consol the boy. Rabi wants to tame the animal and this new obsession leads him to defy parental authority. Pusga gently opens the boy's eyes to the visible and invisible ways of nature. Rabi starts to understand liberty, responsibility and respect for life. In turn he awakens long buried sentiments in the grandfather.

Burkina Faso
In Mooré, with English hardsubs

четверг, 8 сентября 2016 г.

El sueño de la maestra (2002)

El sueño de la maestra / The Schoolteacher's Dream

Director & Writer: Luis García Berlanga (as Luis G. Berlanga)
Stars: Luisa Martín, Santiago Segura, Carlos Corchado, Daniel Fernández, Raúl García, Antonio Indra, Abraham Lausada, Daniel Martín

When Luis García Berlanga shot his classical comedy "Bienvenido Mister Marshall" in 1953, he was allowed to film many of the protagonists’ dreams, but the one by the female teacher was censored. About 50 years later, he shot just that dream, now called “El sueño de la maestra”.

Spain, in Spanish, with English subs (.srt)

среда, 7 сентября 2016 г.

Father Is a Bachelor (1950)



Directors: Abby Berlin, Norman Foster
Stars: William Holden, Coleen Gray, Mary Jane Saunders, Gary Gray, Billy Gray, Warren Farlow, Wayne A. Farlow, Charles Winninger, Tommy Ivo, Stuart Erwin, Clinton Sundberg, Hank Worden

William Holden plays a drifter who comes to a small town and discovers a cabin in the forest where five kids: January, February, March, April, and May are living without parents. Their parents died a whole ago, and they want to keep that a secret from the townspeople, especially the young school teacher (Coleen Gray) because they don't want to end up in a children's home and then eventually separated. William's character moves in with the kids and poses as their uncle to take care of them while romancing the school teacher. In order to keep the children, however, he has to get married.

USA,  Columbia Pictures Corporation
In English

четверг, 1 сентября 2016 г.

Untel père et fils (1940)

Untel père et fils / Immortal France / The Heart of a Nation

Director: Julien Duvivier
Stars: Raimu, Michèle Morgan, Louis Jouvet, Jean Claudio, Colette Borelli, Suzy Prim, Renée Devillers, Georges Biscot, Colette Darfeuil, Harry Krimer, René Génin, Fernand Ledoux, Daniel Mendaille, Jean Mercanton, Lucien Nat, René Bergeron
The story of how the people of Paris cope with the strains and struggles of war, from the siege of the city by the Prussians during the Franco-Prussian War of 1871 to the invasion by the Germans in World War II.

In French, with English subs (.srt)