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Le lit de la vierge / The Virgin’s Bed (1969) Philippe Garrel, Zouzou, Pierre Clémenti, Tina Aumont, Drama, Fantasy
30 year old child enters the new city, riding on a donkey. He says he is the Savior. He has spent no time among men. He is trembling with cold. His clothes are soaked. His mother was overprotective ; his father conspicuously absent. He knows that he must face the mockery, refusal, ignorance and blindness of the men around him. They travel in gangs, in large numbers : soldiers, mercenaries or the like, on majestic, imposing horses. Everything is out of proportion to his thin, bewildered, innocent body ; he is the madman of the new city…
Nord / North (2009) Denstad Langlo, Anders Baasmo Christiansen, Kyrre Hellum, Marte Aunemo, Comedy, Drama
NORTH Following a nervous breakdown, ski athlete Jomar has isolated himself in a lonely existence as the guard of a ski park. When he learns that he might be the father of a child way up north, he sets on a strange and poetic journey through Norway on a snowmobile, with 5 liters of alcohol as sole provisions. On this trip through amazing arctic landscapes, Jomar seems to do everything in his power to avoid reaching his destination. He meets other tender and confused souls, who will all contribute to push Jomar further along his reluctant journey towards the brighter side of life.
A Sho in the Kalahari desert encounters technology for the first time–in the shape of a Coke bottle. He takes it back to his people, and they use it for many tasks. The people start to fight over it, so he decides to return it to the God–where he thinks it came from. Meanwhile, we are introduced to a school teacher assigned to a small village, a despotic revolutionary, and a clumsy biologist.
A Vizinha do Lado (1945) António Lopes Ribeiro, Silvestre Alegrim, Carlos Alves, Emilia D’Oliveira, Comedy
The ethicist, Placido Mesquita, coming to Lisbon to visit his nephew Edward to rescue him from a damnable life of bad habits and finds himself torn between his passion for his next door neighbor, the young Mariana, and the loving relationship he has Isabel Moreira, artist brave and very determined varieties. The neighbor goalkeeper Jerome Saraiva and contribute to the confusion that is installed in the building and spread to the teacher, who sees the purpose of his trip radically altered.
La deuda interna / The Debt (1988) Miguel Pereira, Leopoldo Aban, Juan José Camero, Guillermo Delgado, Drama, War
The drama tells the story of an Argentine elementary-school teacher sent by the government to a rural hamlet located in the northwestern province of Jujuy. It shows how he touches the lives of the villagers, especially the young and impressionable boy Verónico, whose mother died and father left to seek work when he was an infant. The film is based on a non-fiction book written by Fortunato Ramos, a rural teacher in northwest Argentina, that discusses his teaching experiences.
Le fils / The Son (2002) Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne, Olivier Gourmet, Morgan Marinne, Isabella Soupart, Drama, Mystery
Olivier – meticulous, careful, even-handed – teaches carpentry at a vocational school in Liège. He’s asked to take on Francis, 16, a new student. He declines the request then begins to watch, even spy on, the new lad. Olivier knows something. Later that day, he’s visited by Magali, his ex-wife, who tells him that she’s remarrying and is pregnant. Olivier seems to follow instinctive responses: “why today?” he demands of Magali; he continues to follow Francis; he changes his mind about enrolling the youth. What’s the history between the two? After that becomes clear, what is it Olivier will do? Is this precise and measured carpenter in control of himself?
Bez znieczulenia / Without Anesthesia (1978) Andrzej Wajda, Zbigniew Zapasiewicz, Ewa Dalkowska, Andrzej Seweryn, Drama
A famous Polish journalist presents a problem for the powers-that-be when he displays his full political skill and knowledge on a television show featuring questions and answers on a world conference by a panel of journalists. His enemies take away his privileges when he is away. The shock of being “unwanted” parallels a deeper disappointment in his private life: his wife has an affair with a jealous young rival, and after 15 years of marriage and two daughters wants a divorce. She offers no explanations as he tries to untie these problems himself. All the moves he makes are the wrong ones. He takes on drinking heavily with students eager to attend his seminar after discovering the class has been canceled. The journalist, once suave and commanding is reduced to silence.
The Territory / O Território (1981) Raoul Ruiz, Geoffrey Carey, Paul Getty Jr., Jeffrey Kime, Drama, Horror
A small group of well-to-do vacationers go on a hiking trip into the woods. Foolishly unprepared to deal with Mother Nature and their situation, they wander around lost for days and weeks, becoming more and more fatigued, hungry, and desperate. A brief encounter with a pair of epicureans on a bridge fails to garner them any of the gluttons’ feast due to a language barrier. Eventually their party begins to die, and the survivors ration their meat among them, attaching a religious-type ritual to its dispensation.