A wealthy harridan, Violet Venable, attempts to bribe Dr. Cukrowicz, a young psycho-surgeon from a New Orleans mental hospital that is desperately in need of funds, into lobotomizing her niece, Catherine Holly. Violet wants the operation performed in order to prevent Catherine from defiling the memory of her son, the poet Sebastian. Catherine has been babbling obscenely about Sebastian’s mysterious death that she witnessed while on holiday together in Spain the previous summer.
Tag Archives: portuguese subtitles
O Leão da Estrela / The Estrela’s Lion (1947) Arthur Duarte, António Silva, Milú, Maria Eugénia, Comedy, Romance
Anastacio, a football fan supporting the Sporting Club, meets the Baratas while on vacation with his family. They make friends and when Anastacio, his wife and two kids decide to travel from Lisbon to Porto to attend the Invicta/Sporting soccer game, The Baratas invite them in their home. What they do not know is that Anastacio is not a nouveau riche like them and when Juju, Anastacio’s daughter falls in love with Eduardo, the Baratas’son, things get complicated…
Jabberwocky (1977) Terry Gilliam, Michael Palin, Harry H. Corbett, John Le Mesurier, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
After the death of his father the young cooper ‘Dennis Cooper’ goes to town where he has to pass several adventures. The town and the whole kingdom is threatened by a terrible monster called ‘Jabberwocky’. Will Dennis make his fortune? Is anyone brave enough to defeat the monster? A medieval tale with Pythonesque humour.
Under Milk Wood (1972) Andrew Sinclair, Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor, Peter O’Toole, Comedy, Drama
This is a delightful if peculiar story of a day in the life of a small, Welsh fishing village called “Llareggub” (read it backwards). We meet a host of curious characters (and ghosts) through the ‘eyes’ of Blind Captain cat. This is a true “Classic” of modern British writing with a wonderful, mischievous use of language.
Bananas, eggs, and tuna: three basic foodstuffs with three wildly different points of origin. Moullet begins with these on his plate but constructs his film by working backwards and finding the sources for these items and how they reach our plates. As Moullet’s investigation deepens, however, the film moves beyond the confines of a simple exploration of food origins into more political and social realms, not only relating to food but also to the medium of film.
Balanta / The Oak (1992) Lucian Pintilie, Maia Morgenstern, Razvan Vasilescu, Victor Rebengiuc, Comedy, Drama
A description of Romania before Ceausescu’s downfall, through the story of Nela. Daughter of a former colonel of the Securitate, the romanian political police. She refused to become as her sister, an agent of this Securitate, and lives with her father. After he died, she leaves Bucarest, and ends up in a little town, where she meets Mitica, a surgeon, another herself, laughing of everything.
Durval Discos / Durval Records (2002) Anna Muylaert, Ary França, Etty Fraser, Isabela Guasco, Comedy, Drama, Music
Durval and his mother Carmita live at the back of “Durval Discos”, a record store they own in São Paulo, specializing in vinyl records. They lead a boring and unattractive life, until the day Durval hires a maid, Celia, to help his mother with the housekeeping. However, on her second day, Celia goes away leaving a 5-year-old child behind, Kiki, and a note promising to be back in a couple of days. Durval and Celia are charmed by the child at first, but soon they see some sad news about Celia and Kiki on TV that will change the whole situation.
Combat d’amour en songe / Love Torn in a Dream (2000) Raoul Ruiz, Melvil Poupaud, Elsa Zylberstein, Lambert Wilson, Drama, Fantasy
Nine strange stories merge to form a visual fantasy. Someone steals a work of art of painting, a mirror has the power to steal reflecting the future of a young Internet is provided in one day in advance, a seminarian wears a priest to hear confessions, a Catholic discovers he is Jewish …
Westbound (1959) Budd Boetticher, Randolph Scott, Virginia Mayo, Karen Steele, Action, Drama, Romance
In 1864 Cavalry Captain John Hayes reluctantly follows orders to become the civilian boss of the Overland Stage Line, which keeps the flow of Western gold to the Union and will help it win the Civil War. Headquarters for the stage line is a small Colorado town with Southern sympathizers who will do anything they can to sabotage his mission. Resistance to his efforts is led by former friend ad colleague Clay Putnam, who has taken advantage of Hayes’ absence and married his former sweetheart.
One More Train to Rob (1971) Andrew V. McLaglen, George Peppard, Diana Muldaur, John Vernon, Western
Harker Flet and compatriots Timothy X. Nolan and Katy, along with three other men, steal $40,000 in money and jewelry from a California train in the gold-mining country of the 1880’s. The six split up and while they are hiding out awaiting the rendezvous to divide the loot, Hark is cornered, framed and sent to prison. He is released after two-and-a-half years and sets out to find Katy and Nolan and get his share of the loot.