четверг, 31 марта 2016 г.

Jangma (1979)


Jangma / Rainy Days

Director: Hyun Mok Yoo
Stars: Dae-kun Lee, Choe Yong-won, Jeong-sun Hwang, Seok-hun Kim, Shin-jae Kim

During the Korean War in early 1950s, mother's family comes and stays at Dong-man's house. His uncle on father's side is a North Korean partisan and the uncle on mother's side dies while fighting as South Korean soldier. That's why his grandmothers don't get alone. Dong-man tells a stranger that his partisan uncle was home and his father gets arrested. Many partisans die. When his uncle's body disappears, they listen to a fortune teller's prediction. On the day his uncle's supposed to come home, a snake comes into the house and his grandmother on mother's side offers food thinking that it is his spirit. Two grandmothers make peace.

South Korea
In Korean, with English subs (.srt)
 

вторник, 29 марта 2016 г.

The Forgotten Kingdom (2013)



Director & Writer: Andrew Mudge
Stars: Zenzo Ngqobe, Nozipho Nkelemba, Lebohang Ntsane, Jerry Mofokeng, Moshoeshoe Chabeli, Bohlokoa Ramalitse, Lillian Dube, Silas Monyatse, Mamello Patience, Reitumetse Qobo, Mokoenya Chele

Atang leaves the slums of the big city to bury his estranged father in the remote, mountainous village where he was born. Befriended by an orphan herd-boy and stirred by memories of his youth, he falls in love with his childhood friend, Dineo, now a radiant young teacher. Through her, Atang is drawn to the mystical beauty and hardships of the people, and faces his own bittersweet reckoning.

Lesotho
Language: Southern Sotho
With English hardsubs
 

среда, 23 марта 2016 г.

Louisiana Story (1948)



Director: Robert J. Flaherty
Stars: Joseph Boudreaux, Lionel Le Blanc, E. Bienvenu, Frank Hardy, C.P. Guedry, Oscar J. Yarborough

A young Cajun boy named Alexander Napolean Ulysses Latour spends his time on a Louisiana bayou. There he plays, fishes and hunts, worrying only about the alligators which infest its waters. The boy's innocent routine changes forever when his father signs a lease agreement with an oil company which brings a derrick into their corner of the bayou.

USA
In English
 

пятница, 18 марта 2016 г.

Dobar vetar 'Plava ptico' (1967)


Dobar vetar 'Plava ptico' / Good wind "Blue bird"

Director: Mikhail Yershov
Stars: Boris Amarantov, Milenko Jovanovic, Vsevolod Gavrilov, Blazenka Katalinic, Vitali Doronin, Azer Kurbanov, Radmila Karaklajic, V. Komlev, Yevgeniya Vetlova, Aleksandar Jesic, Milan Puzic

The beautiful "Blue Bird" schooner is sailing along the Adriatic sea coast. The passengers of the schooner are children of different nationalities, winners of the competition "For Peace and Mutual Understanding". During this wonderful sea voyage children find out that there are smugglers on board the ship... By the motives of synonymous Berislav Kosijer's novel.

Yugoslavia | Soviet Union
In Russian
 

четверг, 17 марта 2016 г.

Umkhungo (2010)


Umkhungo / The Gift

Director & Writer: Matthew Jankes
Stars: Sivuyisiwe Mtshaka, Israel Makoe, Lennox Mathabathe, Richard Lunkhunku, Treasure Bulose, Jabu Makhubu, Peter Mashigo, Lerato Mvelase, Athi Tukula

The story is about a Johannesburg street thug who stumbles upon a young orphaned boy.  He subsequently takes responsibility for the boy, who happens to have uncontrollable super powers.  As this is seen as a curse in his community, he is being tracked by his uncle who wants him dead.  The boy and the thug forms a surprising relationship, which not only helps the thug deal with the demons of his past, but teaches the boy to accept his powers rather as a gift than a curse.

Short
Country: South Africa
Language: Zulu, with English hardsubs
 

вторник, 15 марта 2016 г.

La vie est à nous! (2005)


La vie est à nous! / It's Our Life!

Director: Gérard Krawczyk
Stars: Sylvie Testud, Josiane Balasko, Michel Muller, Eric Cantona, Danny Martinez, Catherine Hiegel, Carole Weiss, Maroussia Dubreuil, Celia Rosich, Vincent Claude

Louise and her mother, Blanche, run "The Stopover", a small café in a village in the Savoy area of France. "The Stopover" isn't just a café, it's also a new family for whole bevy of problem-children that the two women have been taking in over the years. Louise, who has a caustic sense of humor, believes that words can heal wounds. Facing their café, on the other side of the main road, is another café, "The Bend", that is run by Lucie Chevrier and her daughters. The longstanding rivalry between the two cafés comes to a head during a truckers strike with roadblocks that seal off the village. And it worsens when Pierre, the leader of truckers, plays havoc with the lives of all these women and the routine of smalltown existence A blend of fanfare and tenderness that adds up to love. Isn't that what life is all about?

France
In French, with English subs (.srt)

суббота, 12 марта 2016 г.

N'Diangane (1975)


N'Diangane / Njangaan / Student

Director: Mahama Traoré
Star: Abou Camara, Mame N'Diaye, Mody Gueye, Fatim Diagne, Abou Camara

Mame is six years old, happily at home with his parents and playing in the fields, forests and nearby rivers with friends. Loved and well fed, he leads an idyllic life. In one fateful decision, all that changes. Mame’s father was once sent to the marabout (prophet) Serighe Moussa as a youngster by his father, and is determined that Mame follows that tradition. The boy, he tells his wife Fatma, needs discipline and learning. And that is precisely what the Islamic school run by the local marabout offers. Despite strong opposition from Fatme – Mame is hastly whisked off to the school. Mame encounters at the Islamis school – is nothing short of a grim regime of work in dusty fields, constant study of the Koran, insufficient food and brutal beatings by the more impatient adults. Worse is to follow. One of Serighe’s acolytes (trainers/aids) - N’diaga, goes to the nearby city with the three of the boys, including Mame. There they trawl the streets begging for alms to support N’diaga and the school - in one fateful moment Mame’s fate is sealed.

Senegal
Language: Wolof
French hardsubs, English subs (.srt)
 

среда, 9 марта 2016 г.

Uz zase skácu pres kaluze (1971)


Uz zase skácu pres kaluze / Jumping Over Puddles Again

Director: Karel Kachyna
Stars: Vladimír Dlouhý, Zdena Hadrbolcová, Lubos Vraspír, Bozena Böhmová, Bohuslav Cáp, Michal Dlouhý, Darja Hajská, Karel Hlusicka, Zdenek Jarolímek, Josef Karlík, Ladislav Krivácek

This Czechoslovakian children’s film takes place during the last days of the Austro-Hungarian empire. The young son of a horse trainer loves nothing more than riding his horse, until he is stricken by polio…

Country: Czechoslovakia | West Germany
Language: Czech
With English subs (.srt)
 

вторник, 8 марта 2016 г.

The Marriage Playground (1929)


Director: Lothar Mendes
Stars: Mary Brian, Fredric March, Kay Francis, Lilyan Tashman,  Philippe De Lacy, Billy Seay, Huntley Gordon, William Austin, Seena Owen, Anita Louise, Mitzi Green

In this moving drama, a young woman is forced to take care of her many brothers and sisters while their wealthy parents live life in the fast-lane. She is saved by an American who has come to Italy for vacation. He becomes her friend, and the children come to adore him. They eventually fall in lover, but unfortunately, he already has a fiancee waiting in Switzerland. He must go to her. Fortunately, he soon returns after breaking off his engagement. Happiness ensues.

USA, Paramount Pictures
In English
 

воскресенье, 6 марта 2016 г.

Tomorrow, the World! (1944)



Director: Leslie Fenton
Stars: Fredric March, Skippy Homeier, Betty Field, Agnes Moorehead, Rudy Wissler, Joan Carroll, Edit Angold, Marvin Davis

An American family takes in a young German relative and discovers he's been indoctrinated with Nazi propaganda.

USA
In English
 

суббота, 5 марта 2016 г.

The Outside Chance of Maximilian Glick (1988)



Director: Allan A. Goldstein
Based on the novel by Morley Torgov
Stars: Saul Rubinek, Noam Zylberman, Fairuza Balk, Jan Rubes, Aaron Schwartz, Sharon Corder, Cathryn Balk, Susan Douglas Rubes, Ken Zelig, Howard Jerome, Nigel Bennett, Alan McClure, William Maranatz, Joan Nakamoto, Matthew Bell

Max Glick is a typical 13-year-old growing up in a small town during the early 1960's. When Max is paired with pretty Celia in a local piano competition, he is smitten. Torn between family obligations and his first "romance", Max seeks the help of his new instructor and decides to take a chance. He stands his ground and disobeys his parents ... for that first and painful time.

Canada
In English

пятница, 4 марта 2016 г.

House of Dies Drear (1984)


Director: Allan A. Goldstein
Virginia Hamilton's novel
Stars: Howard E. Rollins Jr., Shavar Ross, Gloria Foster, Joe Seneca, Frances Foster, Hardee T. Lineham, Tichina Arnold, Richard Mills, Kadeem Hardison, Hank Ross, Eugene Clark, Gene Mack

Absorbing tale of a family who moves from North Carolina to an old house in Ohio which used to be part of the underground railroad which helped slaves escape in the 19th century. After arriving, many strange things begin to happen and the family's oldest son, Thomas, is convinced the house is haunted. As the odd occurrences continue, everyone else starts to think there just might be ghosts lurking. The old house, which belonged to an abolitionist Dutch immigrant named Dies Drear, has lots of secret passageways which have not been used in years. There's also a creepy caretaker named Mr. Pluto and their neighbors are the evil Darrow family. What is the secret of the House of Dies Drear? This is an excellent horror movie for children which features a great cast and lots of mysterious happenings, scares & chills and a very engrossing story that viewers of any age can enjoy.

USA,  Children's Television Workshop (CTW)
In English
 

среда, 2 марта 2016 г.

вторник, 1 марта 2016 г.

Fëmijët e saj (1957)


Fëmijët e saj / Her Children

Director & Writer: Hysen Hakani
Stars: Marie Logoreci, Xhemal Berisha, Naim Frashëri, Loro Kovaçi, Bejtulla Turkeshi, Esma Agolli, Pjetër Gjoka, Vangjeli Pikuli, Marika Kallamata
 
It's the '50s. Events take place in an isolated mountaineous village where a rabid dog bites the son of Fatime. The woman has to decide where to take her son, to the doctor or to Aunt Remja, an old woman who practices magic.

Short
Albania, in Albanian, with English subs (.srt)