среда, 30 сентября 2015 г.

Poloska neskoshennych dikikh tsvetov (1979)


Poloska neskoshennych dikikh tsvetov / A Strip of Uncut  Wild Flowers

Director: Yuri Ilyenko
Stars: Yura Majula, Aleksei Cherstvov, Regimantas Adomaitis, Lyudmila Efimenko, Zinaida Slavina

A story of two delinquent boys at a boarding school, struggling to cope with fathers who abandoned them, and retreating into fantasy.

Soviet Union, Dovzhenko Film Studios
In Ukrainian
With English subs (.srt)

понедельник, 28 сентября 2015 г.

Terra Sonâmbula (2007)



Terra Sonâmbula / Sleepwalking Land

Director: Teresa Prata
Stars: Nick Lauro Teresa, Aladino Jasse, Ernesto Lemos Macuacua, Filimone Meigos, Tânia Adelino, Erónia Malate, Alan Cristina Salazar, Gildo Arão Balate

In the midst of Mozambique's devastating civil war, Muidinga, an orphaned refugee, wanders the countryside in search of his mother. His only companion is an elderly storyteller, and the only guide to finding his mother is a dead man's diary. This transporting drama underscores the power of imagination in surviving, and ultimately overcoming, the catastrophe of war.

Country: Mozambique | Portugal
Language: Aboriginal | Portuguese
Portugese subtitles (.srt)
 

воскресенье, 27 сентября 2015 г.

San Andreas (2015)



Director: Brad Peyton
Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Carla Gugino, Alexandra Daddario, Hugo Johnstone-Burt, Art Parkinson, Paul Giamatti, Ioan Gruffudd, Will Yun Lee, Archie Panjabi, Kylie Minogue

In the aftermath of a massive earthquake in California, a rescue-chopper pilot makes a dangerous journey with his ex-wife across the state in order to rescue his daughter.

USA
In English (second audio) with Russian and English subtitles

суббота, 26 сентября 2015 г.

Das Sommerhaus (2014)


Das Sommerhaus / The Summer House

Director & Writer: Curtis Burz
Stars: Sten Jacobs, Anna Altmann, Jaspar Fuld, Nina Splettstößer, Stephan Bürgi, Natascha Zimmermann, Felix Witzlau, Tobias Frieben, León Delor

The architect and head of the family Markus Larsen secretly lives out his bisexual tendencies while his wife Christine and their 11-year-old daughter Elisabeth drown in unbearable loneliness. When Markus gets to know the 12-year-old son of a colleague, he feels an immediate affection for the boy. Slowly, Markus begins to approach Johannes and creates an intimacy of which he increasingly loses control. While his wife and daughter are damagingly affected by their symbiotic relationship, Johannes is playing his own secret game which, in the end, leads to disaster for every family member.

Germany
In German + English subtitles

пятница, 25 сентября 2015 г.

Tajna starog tavana (1984)


Tajna starog tavana / The Secret of an Old Attic

Director & Writer: Vladimir Tadej
Stars: Mario Mirkovic, Jirí Guryca, Nina Petrovic, Rene Bitorajac, Spiro Guberina, Boris Dvornik, Petar Jelaska, Jan Kanyza, Milos Kopecký, Mia Oremovic, Edo Perocevic

Two boys, Miro from Zagreb and Pepek from Prague, are amateur radio operators. They are spending their summer holidays at Miro's aunt on the island of Hvar. In the dusty attic of the aunt's house they find a strange pistol made by Miro's grand-grandfather, an absent-minded inventor. They find out that the pistol is, in fact, an anti-gravity device that deprives objects of the gravity and launches them into space. The boys turn the pistol on and start sending things into space, causing mayhem. An international spy organization tries to get hold of the powerful weapon. They abduct the boys and police can do nothing about it.

Country: Yugoslavia | Czechoslovakia
Language: Croatian
With English subs (.srt)
 

четверг, 24 сентября 2015 г.

Going Bananas (1987)


Director: Boaz Davidson
Stars: Dom DeLuise, Jimmie Walker, David Mendenhall, Deep Roy, Warren Berlinger, Herbert Lom, Len Sparrowhawk, Fats Dibeco, Mike Westcott, Bobby Porter, Simpson Correra

Deep in Africa's exotic Momba-Zomba Land, young Ben McNamara befriends a mischievous little chimpanzee--only to discover the critter can talk! Soon, his friends Joe (Dom DeLuise) and Mozambo (Jimmie Walker) are going ape trying to save the chatty chimp after he's sold to the circus by crooked police chief Herbert Lom! It's one cliff-hanger after another as the three friends embark on a zany, slapstick safari into non-stop monkeyshines!

USA
In English
 

вторник, 22 сентября 2015 г.

La maison des Bories (1970)


La maison des Bories / The House of the Bories

Director: Jacques Doniol-Valcroze
Stars: Marie Dubois, Maurice Garrel, Mathieu Carrière, Jean-François Vlerick, Hélène Vallier, Claude Titre, Madeleine Barbulée, Marie Véronique Maurin

The Durras family lives in the House of the Bories, an isolated country villa in Haute-Provence.  Julien Durras, a geologist, dedicates himself to his research, and is strict with both his children and his wife Marie.  The Durras household is greatly affected by the arrival of young German scholar, Carl-Stéphane Kursdedt, whom Julien invited to his house to translate his papers.  The children take an instant liking to the friendly young German, who plays with them and offers them presents.   However, Carl-Stéphane’s main interest is Marie, the unhappy young housewife who clearly deserves better than the severe man she is married to...

France
In French + English subs (.srt)
 

понедельник, 21 сентября 2015 г.

Magiya chyornaya i belaya (1983)


Magiya chyornaya i belaya / Black and White Magic

Director: Naum Birman
Stars: Pavel Plisov, Anton Granat], Margarita Ivanova, Aleksandr Lenkov, Marianna Kazyonnaya, Denis Levin, Aleksandr Sukhanov, Natalya Popova, Andrei Puzanov, Nikolay Volkov, Viktor Sukhorukov, Aleksandr Susnin

Appearence of the new girl in school is going to beсome a challenge for two boys friendship.

USSR
In Russian
 

суббота, 19 сентября 2015 г.

Noyuki yamayuki umibe yuki (1986)


Noyuki yamayuki umibe yuki / To the Fields, to the Hills, to the Beaches

Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi
Stars: Saburoh Bouya, Sen Hara, Yasufumi Hayashi, Jun'ichirô Katagiri, Wakaba Irie, Guts Ishimatsu, Shigeru Izumiya, Nenji Kobayashi, Jô Shishido, Tôru Minegishi, Tomokazu Miura, Toshie Negishi, Toshinori Omi, Kôichi Satô, Makoto Satô

During the fervently nationalist months leading up to World War II, a rebellious teenager is transferred to a new primary school in a small Inland Sea town. He vies with the school’s reigning bully, who takes a romantic interest in his older stepsister. When they learn she’s going to be sold to a brothel to pay off her father’s debts, they form an uneasy alliance to free her. With surprising moments of caricature and slapstick, Obayashi celebrates the anarchic world of adolescence while also satirizing adult hypocrisy and conformism.

Japan
In Japanese, with English subs (in .mkv)

пятница, 18 сентября 2015 г.

Ngoi di sai gaai (1990)


Ngoi di sai gaai / The Story of My Son

Director: Johnnie To
Stars: Damian Lau Chung Yun, Wong Kwan Yuen, Jeng Paak Lam, Louise Lee Si Kei, Ng Man Tat, Lau Siu Ming, Sunny Fang Kang, Anna Ng Yuen Yee, Cheng Ka Sang

Li Tzu-Liang is returning to Hong Kong with the ashes of his wife. He now has to bring up his two sons on his own. Though he is quite well-off, he his plagued by debts and when he loses a large sum of money betting on horses, he has to turn to dangerous loan-sharks. Here starts a spiral which gets him and his two sons deeper and deeper into trouble.

Hong Kong
In Chinese, with Chinese and English subs (in .mkv)
 

четверг, 17 сентября 2015 г.

Les pierres bleues du désert (1992)


Les pierres bleues du désert / The Blue Stones of the Desert

Director & Writer: Nabil Ayouch
Stars: Jamel Debbouze

A teenage boy in a small Moroccan village keeps talking about blue stones that he claims can be found in the desert. No one believes him except for an old man who encourages him to ignore the villagers’ scorn... An elegant short about following one’s heart - by a young Nabil Ayouch and starring a teenage Jamel Debbouze - that seems like an omen, judging from the pair’s success.

Short
Morocco
In Moroccan, with French hardsubs
 

Mify moego detstva (2005)


Mify moego detstva / Myths of My Childhood

Director: Yuriy Feting
Stars: Denis Kasimov, Klim Zvezdin, Irina Petrakova, Irnat Telnov, Vera Chmeleva, Vladimir Karakhanyants, Vera Makushkina

The story takes place in a small village on the beach of Sea of Azov at the beginning of 1960-s. Adolescents passionately dream of love about which they have heard from their elder experienced friends. A 16 year-old Ignat is the first to find out what the real feeling is. His love for an adventuress who pretends to be a singer from capital becomes destructive. It is a story of first love and treachery.

Russia
In Russian, with English hardsubs

понедельник, 14 сентября 2015 г.

Theeb (2014)


Director: Naji Abu Nowar
Stars: Jacir Eid Al-Hwietat, Hussein Salameh Al-Sweilhiyeen, Hassan Mutlag Al-Maraiyeh, Jack Fox

In the Ottoman province of Hijaz during World War I, a young Bedouin boy experiences a greatly hastened coming of age as he embarks on a perilous desert journey to guide a British officer to his secret destination.

United Arab Emirates | Qatar | Jordan | UK
In Arabic
English subs (in .mkv)

Valparaíso mi amor (1969)


Valparaíso mi amor / Valparaiso My Love

Director: Aldo Francia
Stars: Sara Astica, Liliana Cabrera, Hugo Cárcamo, Marcelo, Rigoberto Rojo, Pedro Manuel Álvarez

Aldo Francia begins with a real history about a man, a father that have to burgle and is captured. He is convicted, but his family need to live. All this situation is in Valparaiso, and Francia shows this beautiful city with this sad situation: boys that need to survive. Hard like the reality but full of love to life. A. Francia shows how a bad justice punish not only the guilty but his children.

Chile
In Spanish
 

суббота, 12 сентября 2015 г.

Toto si surorile lui (2014)


Toto si surorile lui / Toto and his sisters

Director & Writer: Alexander Nanau

The astonishing family story of Toto (10), and his sisters, Ana (17) and Andreea (15). During their mother's imprisonment, Toto passionately learns dancing, reading and writing, while his sisters try to keep the family together in a world that has long forgotten what the innocence of childhood should be. What happens when we discover that we can get more from life than our parents have to offer?

TV documentary
Romania, in Romanian
 

пятница, 11 сентября 2015 г.

Ano natsu no hi (1999)


Ano natsu no hi / One Summer's Day

Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi
Stars: Keiju Kobayashi, Takuro Atsuki, Kin Sugai, Kyûsaku Shimada, Miyuki Matsuda, Kunihiko Hisamitsu, Nanami Sano, Kanae Katsuno, Aoi Miyazaki, Hikari Ishida, Katsuya Koiso

Yuta, an absent-minded 5th-grader, is sent to spend the summer with his grandfather, whom Yuta's parents think is becoming senile and could benefit from Yuta's companionship. At first, Yuta thinks Gramps is a bit addled, too, but as he gets to know the old man better, he finds that his grandfather sees things quite differently from other people. The special bond that often develops between grandfather and grandson grows stronger and stronger until the magical and heartwarming finale.

Japan
In Japanese
 

четверг, 10 сентября 2015 г.

Comédia Infantil (1998)


Comédia Infantil / Nelio's Story

Director: Solveig Nordlund
Stars: Evaristo Abreu, Sérgio Titos, Jaime Julio, Adelino Branquinho, Augusto Cabral, Mónica Chilave, Francisco Chilengue, Avelino Manhiça, João Manja, Lilia Mompié, Casimiro Nbusse

Based on the book by Henning Mankell (Sweden), this story takes place in Mozambique and is about a young boy, Nelio, who loses his entire family during a time of civil war. A wounded Nelio is found by a baker in the capital Mapouto; refusing medical treatment, the boy instead asks for sanctuary so he can tell his terrible tale. This he proceeds to do, starting with how the fighters arrived in his village and slaughtered many, to his captivity, his escape and his teaming with other orphaned street urchins to become their leader in survival.

Country: Sweden | Portugal | Mozambique
Language: Portuguese
English hardsubs

среда, 9 сентября 2015 г.

Strejda (1959)


Strejda / Uncle

Director: Jaromil Jires
Stars: Vlastimil Brodský, Vladimír Zavázal

In this six-minute short, a man’s attempt to burgle a home is interrupted by a child.
  
Short
Czechoslovakia, in Czech, with English subs in .mkv

вторник, 8 сентября 2015 г.

Nesmluvená setkání (1995)


Nesmluvená setkání / Unexpected Encounters

Director: Irena Pavlásková
Stars: Petr Rícánek, Lukás Vaculík, Josef Abrhám, Martina Mensíková, Jan Kacer, Milos Hlavica, Ales Holubec, Radek Princ, Marek Juracek, Dita Moers Strouhal

The movie based on the Russian scifi book "Malysh" (The Kid) by the authors Boris and Arkadi Strugatski.
An expedition arrives on planet Arkha, which appears desolate and uninhabited and yet suitable for a planned mass exodus from polluted Earth. One day seemingly from nowhere and quite unexpectedly a young boy wanders into their ship and then runs off...


Czech Republic
In Czech, with English subs (.srt)
 

Blodsbånd (2007)



Blodsbånd / Mirush

Director: Marius Holst
Stars: Enrico Lo Verso, Nazif Muarremi, Glenn Andre Kaada, Ramadan Huseini, Anna Bache-Wiig, Bajrush Mjaku, Mirjana Karanovic, Michalis Koutsogiannakis, Fisnik Zegeri

Mirush leaves Kosovo hoping to find his father in Norway, who abandoned the family when Mirush was very young. Now the father runs a restaurant in Oslo, but he is also in deep debt to the Albanian Mafia. Mirush starts to work in his father's restaurant without letting him know that he is his son.

Norway
Norwegian | Albanian
With English subs (.srt)
 

суббота, 5 сентября 2015 г.

Nekko (2013)


Nekko / Roots

Director: Mishka Kornai
Stars: Sascha Tominaga, Saki Miata, Peter Oda, Jon Miyahara

Left alone on her farm in Feudal Japan, 12-year-old Kae meets a magical origami hummingbird and descends into a strange subterranean world. A dark fairytale about childhood.

Short
USA, in Japanese, with English hardsubs

Sebastian and the Sparrow (1988)



Director & Writer: Scott Hicks
Stars: Alexander Bainbridge, Jeremy Angerson, Robert Coleby, Elizabeth Alexander, Vincent Gil, John Clayton, Alice Ramsay, Jethro Heysen-Hicks, Chris Roberts, Peter Crossley, Patrick Frost

The story of the unlikely friendship between two teenage boys from vastly different cultural backgrounds. Sparrow is a working-class street kid and Sebastien a middle-class boy of privilege. One day, they meet at a video-game arcade. Together, they become friends and embark on a journey of self-discovery to locate Sparrow's long-lost mother, an immigrant Vietnamese woman.

Australia
In English
 

четверг, 3 сентября 2015 г.

Nina (2012)


Director: Elisa Fuksas
Stars: Diane Fleri, Luca Marinelli, Ernesto Mahieux, Luigi Catani, Marina Rocco, Andrea Bosca, Claudia Della Seta

Nina is almost 30 but has no idea what to do with her life. While waiting for a hunch, she rides her scooter through Rome, eats pastry and practices calligraphy. She makes a living as a dogsitter and singing coach. Her life is turned upside down by the appearance of Fabrizio, a handsome cellist.

Italy
In Italian, with English subs (.srt; also English and Italian subs in mkv)
 

среда, 2 сентября 2015 г.

Zacharovannaya Desna (1964)


Zacharovannaya Desna / The Enchanted Desna

Director: Yuliya Solntseva
Stars: Boris Andreyev, Evgeniy Bondarenko, Vladimir Goncharov, Motiejus Valancius, Zinaida Kiriyenko, Vyacheslav Voronin, Yevgeni Samojlov

During the Second World War a writer is crossing Desna river together with Soviet soldiers. He spent his merry childhood here and reminiscences of those years arise in his memory.

Russia
In Russian