This is not a joke. Karlheinz Stockhausen dreamt of it and he did it. He wrote a score for a string quartet whose musicians (in this instance the Arditti Quartet) would each play in a helicopter, while their music would be mixed on the ground by Stockhausen and broadcasted in the concert hall. The helicopter rotors are naturally present.
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This documentary captures the overflowing energy and activity of one today’s greatest composers, Philip Glass, and allows us to follow him from New York to London and from Paris to Boston. He speaks about his beginnings, his moving to Paris for two years of intensive study with Nadia Boulanger, his meeting with Indian musician Ravi Shankar and director Robert Wilson, who had a deep influence on his career. The film also shows him at work on the last details of his opera The Sound of a Voice, directed by Robert Woodruff and conducted by Alan Johnson.
Musa, who works as a bookkeeper in the customs office, believes in the emptiness and absurdity of life. He doesn’t struggle to change his life; he lets himself flow along with events because he thinks that it all leads to the same end. The death of his mother doesn’t affect him. Although he loves her, her death makes him joyful.
Saint-Tropez Blues (1961) Marcel Moussy, Marie Laforêt, Jacques Higelin, Pierre Michaël, Comedy, Drama
Anne-Marie goes south with her childhood friend Jean-Paul instead of hitting the books at home. The friends join up with artist-types in Saint Tropez, and though the ambiance is carefree and casual, Anne-Marie manages to survive the hijinks and the ardor of would-be admirers. In the end, she starts to fall for one man in particular.
Bana Masal Anlatma / Telling Lies (2015) Burak Aksak, Hande Dogandemir, Fatih Artman, Cengiz Bozkurt, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Riza is a minibus driver universally loved by the folk of Surici, the neighborhood of of IStanbul where he was born and raised. Ayperi on the other hand is the outsider who will turn Riza’s life upside down, as well as everything he knows and is familiar with. This is the story of two young people nestling under the wing of timeless friendship in an ordinary neighborhood.
The Werewolf Versus the Vampire Woman (1971) León Klimovsky, Paul Naschy, Gaby Fuchs, Barbara Capell, Horror
Elvira is travelling through the French countryside with her friend Genevieve, searching for the lost tomb of a medieval murderess and possible vampire, Countess Wandessa. They find a likely site in the castle of Waldemar Daninsky, who invites the women to stay as long as they like.
Three musicians arrive in a Mexican village destroyed by El Supremo and learn, from the only survivor, of the lost treasure of Montezuma hidden in an Aztec temple. Along comes Pecos and the search is on.
L’étrange Monsieur Steve / Mr. Steve (1957) Raymond Bailly, Jeanne Moreau, Philippe Lemaire, Armand Mestral, Drama
Georges Villard is a modest bank employee who dreams of earning more money so that he can live more comfortably. When Monsieur Steve offers him a chance to do just that he accepts without a moment’s hesitation, partly because he wants to be near to Steve’s woman, Florence. However, Georges knows there will be a catch.
Herr von Bohlen privat (2015) André Schäfer, Arnd Klawitter, Arne Gottschling, Christian Birko-Flemming, Documentary, Drama
Who was Arndt von Bohlen? A weird jetsetter in postwar German high society? A strange “bird of paradise” whose main interests were extravagant clothes and flashy make-up? Or simply Germany’s wealthiest early retiree? This fictional documentary film, directed by André Schäfer, tells the story of the last of the Krupp von Bohlen line, the German steelworks dynasty that made two world wars possible.
Everyone wants to know who the Mexican is. He always answer slowly, “my name is Pecos”. Pecos Martinez ( Robert Woods) to be exact, and he’s returned to his hometown of Houston to settle up with Clain(Norman Clarke), the leader of a gang of cut-throats. Clain is busy looking for the money from a recent robbery that’s been stolen from him. Soon the stolen cash in Pecos’ vengeance entwine and all hell breaks loose.