The skipper goes to the sea with 14 other man to catch fish. However, all execept the skipper are drowned and the people blame the skipper for the death of their dear ones. Meanwhile, Haniyeh, the skipper’s little daughter is paralysed and the skipper and his family leave Tangak for Bushehr…
Kaseki no mori / The Petrified Forest (1973) Masahiro Shinoda, Ken’ichi Hagiwara, Sayoko Ninomiya, Masako Yagi, Crime, Drama
Based on novel by Shintaro Ishihara, this is a human drama about the complex relationship of parent and child. Haruo spends his time working in a university hospital when he meets a childhood friend. On the other hand Haruo’s long estranged mother wishes to make amends with her lost son.
Seemingly happy gun enthusiast Bobby Thompson (Tim O’Kelly) tells his wife Ilene (Tanya Morgan) that he’s feeling disturbed, but she hasn’t time to hear him out. Aging horror film star Byron Orlock (Boris Karloff) reluctantly agrees to a public appearance at a drive-in, even though he’s bitter and has announced his retirement. Their paths will eventually cross, as Tommy embarks on a wave of modern horror that outpaces anything in Orlock’s old movies.
Bezeten – Het gat in de muur / Obsessions (1969) Pim de la Parra, Alexandra Stewart, Dieter Geissler, Tom van Beek, Thriller
Student Nils is spying on his neighbor doing kinky stuff while his girlfriend Marina, a journalist, is looking for a missing girl. Nils is getting more and more obsessed with his peeping tom activities and slowly reveals the dark secret of his neighbor.
La femme de mon pote / My Best Friend’s Girl (1983) Bertrand Blier, Coluche, Isabelle Huppert, Thierry Lhermitte, Comedy, Romance
Isabelle Huppert plays an attractive Parisienne out looking for some fun during her vacation on the ski slopes of Courchevel in the Alps when she starts up a relationship with a great-looking sportswear salesman, but at the same time she is entranced by a little chubby disk jockey in a night club.
Fai in fretta ad uccidermi… ho freddo! / Kill Me Quick, I’m Cold (1967) Francesco Maselli, Monica Vitti, Jean Sorel, Roberto Bisacco, Comedy, Crime
Giovanna (Monica Vitti, L’Awentura) and Franco (Jean Sorel, Belle de Jour) are lovers pretending to be brother and sister in order to con unsuspecting marks while staying in the most luxurious locales throughout Europe. In their travels, they come across the beautiful Christina (Daniela Surina, Divorce His – Divorce Hers], a girl who is being threatened by her brother, Sergio (Roberto Bisacco, Romeo and Juliet), in order to get the family fortune. But as Giovanna and Franco delve into her story, the double-crossing begins, and no one is sure who is getting tricked.
Ha-Buah / The Bubble (2006) Eytan Fox, Ohad Knoller, Yousef ‘Joe’ Sweid, Daniella Wircer, Comedy, Drama, Romance
The movie follows a group of young friends in the city of Tel Aviv and is as much a love song to the city as it is an exploration of the claim that people in Tel Aviv are isolated from the rest of the country and the turmoil it’s going through. The movie looks at young people’s lives in Tel Aviv through the POVs of gays and straights, Jews and Arabs, men and women. It all begins when Noam, a young Israeli soldier, serves in the reserve forces and meets at a check point a Palestinian young man called Ashraf. Following an incident during which Noam misplaces his ID card at the check point, Ashraf shows up on the doorstep of the apartment that Noam shares with a gay man and a straight woman. How will the meeting affect all of their lives?
An extremely captivating movie on how a little girl copes with her mother’s death. She withdraws from all the people around her, waiting for her mother to come back. She tries waiting, and when her mother still doesn’t appear, tries magic chants, praying to God, and then becoming a child of God, to have some power over Him. All to no avail. But then, when she is in despair, her mother does come back …
Le voyage de Damien / Damien’s journey (2003) Gérard Janichon, Jérôme Poncet, Documentary, Adventure
May 25, 1969, La Rochelle, Just 20 years old, Gerard and Jerome Poncet Janichon begin a world tour that will last 5 years. To accompany them throughout the 55,000 miles of sailing, “Damien”, a boat of 10 meters and dreams of new horizons. Fully recovered and with sound, the film directed by two friends takes us back to this very special atmosphere of the 70s where a whole population aspired to follow the footsteps of men like Bernard Moitessier who knew intimately linking sailing adventure writing and a vision of the world that remains current today and surprisingly contemporary. “The journey of Damien” is exemplary in this respect.
La fille aux yeux d’or / The Girl with the Golden Eyes (1961) Jean-Gabriel Albicocco, Marie Laforêt, Paul Guers, Françoise Prévost, Drama
This routine film by novice director Jean-Gabriel Albicocco handles the taboo subject of a homosexual relationship between women, though the story still implies that if a man falls in love with a lesbian she can change her sexual orientation. Loosely based on a novel by Honore de Balzac, a skirt-chasing fashion photographer meets a charming young woman who captures his interest immediately. She is not wholly forthcoming, but after a period of time, he realizes that he is in love with her — she is not just another conquest. It takes awhile before he also realizes that she is the partner of his femme associate who is possessive, at the very least. As it turns out, one corner in this odd triangle is highly unstable. This was one of the early films of Françoise Dorleac, Catherine Deneuve’s beautiful sister who was killed in an automobile accident in 1967.