The Dead Girl’s Feast / A Festa da Menina Morta (2008) Matheus Nachtergaele, Daniel de Oliveira, Juliano Cazarré, Jackson Antunes, Drama

The Dead Girl's Feast (2008)
For every one of the last 20 years, The Dead Girl’s Feast has been celebrated in a small riverside community in the upper part of the Negro River. The occasion commemorates the ingenuous miracle that was performed by THE SAINT, a local boy who, soon after suffering his mother’s suicide, recovered the shredded and bloodstained remains of a missing girl’s dress from the fangs of a stray mongrel. The little girl’s remains were never found, but those of her dress were enshrined to create in The Saint’s humble dwelling a place of worship and pilgrimage. The practices of the cult and the annual feast evolved over the years into a huge enterprise, despite persistent objections from the dead girl’s brother, TADEU. These days, the inhabitants of nearby Amazon villages visit the small town on the holy day to worship, pray and beg, as they anxiously await the girl’s revelations, which are to be channeled by The Saint. The Saint’s FATHER is eager to exploit every opportunity to profit from the event and from his son’s growing reputation in the region, even as he carries out a casually incestuous relationship with his son. The devout AUNTIE lives as a surrogate mother in service to The Saint and keeps her concerns about his private life a secret. The doting and sexy DAS GRAÇAS and the young novice LUCIA do their best to maintain order and decency in the household shrine, which is given to occasional flare ups of madness. On the day of the feast, Tadeu steps back into his role literally propping up the spellbound Saint through the procession to the riverside. A hush goes over the largest gathering ever as The Saint steps up to the microphone to utter the Dead Girl’s annual message.
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Private Road (1971) Barney Platts-Mills, Susan Penhaligon, Bruce Robinson, Michael Feast, Drama

Private Road (1971)
When Peter, a handsome author pausing from finishing his first novel (and played by Bruce Robinson, director and writer of Withnail & I), shacks up with sugar-sweet receptionist, Ann (Susan Penhaligon), they spend their days in pursuit of youthful happiness. Sex, drugs, and some rigorous rural living ensue, to the dismay of Ann’s well-to-do parents. Will Peter choose domestic conformity or pursuit of the artistic ideal? Thought-provoking, witty and compelling, Private Road is well worth rediscovering.
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The Barretts of Wimpole Street (1934) Sidney Franklin, Norma Shearer, Fredric March, Charles Laughton, Biography, Drama, Romance

The Barretts of Wimpole Street (1934)
In 1845 London, the Barrett family is ruled with an iron fist by its stern widowed patriarch, Edward Moulton-Barrett. His nine grown children are afraid of him more than they love him. One of his rules is that none of his children are allowed to marry, which does not sit well with youngest daughter Henrietta as she loves and wants to marry Captain Surtees Cook. Of the nine, the one exception is his daughter Elizabeth, who abides faithfully to her father’s wishes. Elizabeth does not think too much about the non-marriage rule as she has an unknown chronic illness which has kept her bedridden. She feels her life will not be a long one. With her time, she writes poetry, which she shares by correspondence with another young poet, Robert Browning. Elizabeth’s outlook on her life changes when she meets Mr. Browning for the first time, he who has fallen in love with her without even having met her. She, in return, falls in love with him after their meeting. With Mr. Browning’s love and …
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Murder She Said (1961) George Pollock, Margaret Rutherford, Arthur Kennedy, Muriel Pavlow, Comedy, Crime, Drama

Murder, She Said (1961)
Old miss Marple is on a train ride when she witnesses a murder in a passing train. She reports it to the police but they won’t believe her: since no body can be found there can’t have been any murder, right? As always, she begins her own investigation. The murder was committed while passing Ackenthorpe Hall and miss Marple gets herself a job there, mixing cleaning and cooking with searching the house for clues.
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