понедельник, 22 января 2018 г.

The Good Mother (2017)



La Madre Buena / The Good Mother

Director & Writer: Sarah Clift
Stars: Rupert Degas, Mónica Del Carmen, Abraham Espíndola, Ángel Garnica, Fermin Martinez, Mary Paz Mata, Luis Eduardo Yee

A Mexican mother is surprised and conflicted by the choice of her young son’s birthday wish... a Donald Trump piñata. But driven by the love of her only child, she goes against her politics to search for the controversial piñata. Initially unsuccessful, she takes to her motorbike and travels though the heart of Mexico to find a mystic man in a cave. Not only does he have the elusive effigy, he also performs a cleansing ritual to help rid it of evil. Strapped to the back of the motorbike, the Trump piñata is immersed in the Mexican countryside, wind whistling through its hair, racing back towards the big birthday bash...

Short
Mexico | UK
In Spanish, with English hardsubs

пятница, 19 января 2018 г.

Le temps d'une chasse (1972)



Le temps d'une chasse / Once Upon a Hunt

Director & Writer: Francis Mankiewicz
Stars: Guy L'Ecuyer, Marcel Sabourin, Pierre Dufresne, Olivier L'Ecuyer, Frédérique Collin, Luce Guilbeault, Monique Mercure

The story of three men and a boy on a three-day hunting expedition. For them, who are from a humble background, hunting is a form of social promotion and freedom. But above all it's a virility test which they must pass.

Canada
In French, with English subs (.srt)


четверг, 18 января 2018 г.

The Underdog (1943)



Director: William Nigh
Stars: Barton MacLane, Bobby Larson, Jan Wiley, Charlotte Wynters, Conrad Binyon, Elizabeth Valentine, Kenneth Harlan, George Anderson, Jack Kennedy, I. Stanford Jolley

During WWII, a small but strong-willed 12-year-old boy tries to steer his vocationally and maritally confused father straight, at the same time striving to keep his honor while the gang in his new neighborhood bully him. Nazi sympathizers connive to set up his father in a sabotage scheme.

USA, Producers Releasing Corporation (PRC)
In English

понедельник, 15 января 2018 г.

The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017)




Director: Yorgos Lanthimos
Stars: Nicole Kidman, Colin Farrell, Barry Keoghan, Raffey Cassidy, Sunny Suljic, Alicia Silverstone, Bill Camp

Dr. Steven Murphy (Colin Farrell) is a renowned cardiovascular surgeon presiding over a spotless household with his ophthalmologist wife Anna (Nicole Kidman) and their two exemplary children, 12-year-old Bob (Sunny Suljic) and 14-year-old Kim (Raffey Cassidy). Lurking at the margins of his idyllic suburban existence is Martin (Barry Keoghan), a fatherless teen who Steven has covertly taken under his wing. As Martin begins insinuating himself into the family's life in ever-more unsettling displays, the full scope of his intent becomes menacingly clear when he confronts Steven with a long-forgotten transgression that will shatter the Murphy family's domestic bliss.

UK | Ireland | USA
In English


пятница, 12 января 2018 г.

White Shadow (2013)




Director: Noaz Deshe
Stars: Hamisi Bazili, Salum Abdallah, Riziki Ally, James Gayo, Glory Mbayuwayu, John S. Mwakipunda, Tito D. Ntanga, James P. Salala

Noaz Deshe's drama White Shadow follows an albino boy in Tanzania who is forced by his mother to live in the city with his uncle after the child witnessed his father's death. However, the boy is under constant threat because gangs specialize in kidnapping and killing albinos and selling their body parts to unethical doctors who serve patients that believe having an albino body part imbues them with special powers.

Tanzania
In Swahili, with English hardsubs

среда, 10 января 2018 г.

Lost Hearts (1973)



Director: Lawrence Gordon Clark
Stars: Simon Gipps-Kent, Joseph O'Conor, James Mellor, Susan Richards, Christopher Davis, Michelle Foster, Roger Milner

An orphan goes to stay at the house of a rich benefactor and is haunted by two ghostly children. He learns that a gypsy boy and an orphan girl had both been taken-in by his uncle, and that both had mysteriously disappeared. As the apparitions become more frequent, Stephen suspects that something strange happens to children who stay in this house. Part of the BBC A Ghost Story for Christmas series, first broadcast 25 December 1973.

UK
In English, with English subs (in .mkv)

воскресенье, 7 января 2018 г.

An Open Secret (2014)


Director: Amy Berg
Stars: Evan Henzi, Michael Egan III, Mark Ryan, Joey Coleman, Nicholas Stojanovich, Jesse Bering, Todd Bridges, Corey Feldman

An Open Secret is an American documentary directed by Amy J. Berg. Berg decided to make the documentary after she was approached by Matthew Valentinas in 2011. Valentinas and Gabe Hoffman wanted to make a film about victims of sexual exploitation. Valentinas said, "We chose Amy because we didn't want it to be exploitative or tabloid. We wanted it to be empowering for the victims."
A feature documentary from Oscar-nominated director Amy Berg follows the stories of five former child actors whose lives were turned upside down by multiple predators, including the convicted sex offenders who owned and operated the now infamous Digital Entertainment Network (DEN).

Documentary
USA, in English


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