Ruza left Serbia, her country, over 30 years ago and lives in Zurich. Her daily life is a string of repetitive moments until, one day, Ana arrives on the scene and upsets Ruza’s painstakingly organized world. A subtle friendship develops between the two strong willed women.
The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1962) Vincente Minnelli, Glenn Ford, Ingrid Thulin, Charles Boyer, Drama, War
In Argentina, the family man Julio Madariaga is the patriarch of his family and considers his farm the paradise on Earth. One of his daughters, Luisa Desnoyers, has married the Frenchman immigrant Marcelo Desnoyers and they have one son, the playboy Julio, and one daughter, the gorgeous student of Sorbonne Chi Chi. His other daughter, Elena von Hartrott, has married the German Karl von Hartrott, and they have three sons: Heinrich, Gustav and Franz. In 1938, Heinrich returns from Germany for a family reunion and when he tells that he has joined the SS, the displeased Julio Madariaga has a heart attack and dies. When France is occupied by the Germans, the family reunites in Paris and Franz is the Nazi administrator in France. The alienated Julio has a studio where he paints, and has a love affair with Marguerite Laurier, the wife of the owner of a newspaper Etienne Laurier that is fighting in Belgium. Meanwhile Chi Chi joins the French resistance and is arrested.
Taiheiyô hitoribocchi / Alone Across the Pacific (1963) Kon Ichikawa, Yûjirô Ishihara, Masayuki Mori, Kinuyo Tanaka, Adventure
Kenichi Horie is determined to challenge his family, the law and the nature crossing the Pacific to America in a small sailboat. Despite his careful planning many unforeseen events will test his determination.
An expert African guide, Ken Duffield, thirsts for revenge against the leader of a gang of rebellious Mau Maus who killed his family while he was away. His license revoked for his own good, Duffield is hired anyway by a wealthy hunter, Sir Vincent Brampton, who is used to getting his own way and knows how to pull the right strings. Joining them on the hunt for a notorious lion is Sir Vincent’s fiancée, Linda Latham, who used to be a showgirl but is now intent on bagging bigger game.
Phantom Raiders (1940) Jacques Tourneur, Walter Pidgeon, Donald Meek, Joseph Schildkraut, Comedy, Crime, Drama
A mysterious rash of cargo ship sinkings in Panama leads insurers Llewellyns of London to hire vacationer Nick Carter and his eccentric associate Bartholomew to investigate. Nick recognizes influential nightclub owner Al Taurez as a shady operator, but getting the goods on him depends on slick diversions involving the heavyweight champ of the Pacific Tuna Fleet, a Panamanian bombshell armed with American slang, a young couple in love and a whole raft of crooks and cutthroats.
Sans lendemain / There’s No Tomorrow (1939) Max Ophüls, Edwige Feuillère, George Rigaud, Daniel Lecourtois, Drama
The story of a once-respectable woman who re-encounters her first love, now a successful doctor. Reduced to nude-dancing in a sleazy dive, with a son to support, Evelyne (Edwige Feuillère) borrows money at an outrageous interest rate in order to create a facade of respectability–and, it goes without saying, Georges falls in love with her all over again. But how can Evelyne maintain her bourgeois value and save son and “father” from the consequences of her fall?
Rendez-vous de juillet / Rendezvous in July (1949) Jacques Becker, Daniel Gélin, Brigitte Auber, Nicole Courcel, Comedy, Drama
Joyû to shijin / The Actress and the Poet (1935) Mikio Naruse, Hiroshi Uruki, Sachiko Chiba, Kamatari Fujiwara, Comedy
Ryuji Nagami’s script mandates a fairly straightforward comedy of nonconformism and antisocial behavior, and also tends to lean too hard on its comic contrivances. Most of the film is low-key and digressive, and Naruse does some nice, relaxed character work with the supporting players, a few of whom are suspended between comic relief and villainy….
Jobless, homeless and starving Freddie Joyzelle is saved by Mike Fall from the clutches of a masher, and is then invited to stay with him and his musician partners for at least two weeks. The four men call themselves The Four Seasons because of their surnames: there is also Joe Spring, Happy Winter and Pete Summer. Besides joining their group as a violinist, Freddie cooks and cleans for them and even gets them a gig at the Little Aregon restaurant after they are fired for asking for a raise at their old job. She is from the country of Aregon and knows the owner, Mr. Keppel, also from Aregon. When Prince Nicholaus of Aregon pays a visit to the restaurant and recognizes Freddie, he kisses her on the forehead, creating front page news that makes the restaurant famous. Keppel decides to open a larger restaurant because of the increase in business.