In a tone of bitter comedy, the director portrays the confusion that ensued the fall of the Soviet bloc and the split of the former Socialist Republic of Czechoslovakia into two independent states (the Czechs and Slovaks one side on the other), where some characters who thrived in mediocrity enrich suddenly taking advantage of the chaos. With his film, Jakubisko predicted growth of irrational nationalism in Eastern Europe and the dismantling of the Czechoslovak Federation.
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Artemisia (1997) Agnès Merlet, Valentina Cervi, Michel Serrault, Predrag Manojlovic, Biography, Drama, Romance
Artemisia Gentileschi (1593-1653) was one of the first well-known female painters. The movie tells the story of her youth, when she was guided and protected by her father, the painter Orazio Gentileschi. Her professional curiosity about the male anatomy, forbidden for her eyes, led her to the knowledge of sexual pleasure. But she was also well known because in 1612 she had to appear in a courtroom because her teacher, Agostino Tassi, was suspected of raping her. She tried to protect him, but was put in the thumb screws…
Alias Gardelito / Alias Big Shot (1961) Lautaro Murúa, Alberto Argibay, Walter Vidarte, Tônia Carrero, Drama
Toribio Torres, alias “Gardelito” (Alberto Argibay) is a petty thief in a world of poverty, who dreams of emulating his greatest idol, tango singer Carlos Gardel. Torn between two worlds, the world of commercial music and crime, “Gardelito” end up going to the disaster.
Phil Gaines is a bitter, cynical cop who investigates the case of a dead stripper/porno actress found on the beach. Gaines is experiencing a troubled relationship with a hooker, and things don’t get any better when the dead girl’s father launches his own investigation.
Io sono un autarchico / I Am Self Sufficient (1976) Nanni Moretti, Simona Frosi, Fabio Traversa, Comedy
The film tells the misadventures of a shabby company of actors, tyrannized by a despotic director and a little sadistic. In the same period, his friend Michael is experiencing the failure of his marriage to Silvia.
Poppy Cross is happy-go-lucky. At 30, she lives in Camden: cheeky, playful, frank while funny, and talkative to strangers. She’s a conscientious and exuberant primary-school teacher, flatmates with Zoe, her long-time friend; she’s close to one sister, and not so close to another. In this slice of life story, we watch her take driving lessons from Scott, a dour and tightly-wound instructor, take classes in flamenco dance from a fiery Spaniard, encounter a tramp in the night, and sort out a student’s aggressive behavior with a social worker’s help. Along the way, we wonder if her open attitude puts her at risk of misunderstanding or worse. What is the root of happiness?
La guerre des boutons / War of the Buttons (2011) Yann Samuell, Eric Elmosnino, Mathilde Seigner, Fred Testot, Adventure, Family
In the countryside of France, two groups of boys from the rural villages of Longeverne and Velran are in constant war against each other. Their war is a tradition that passes from father to son and without a motive but the rivalry between the peasants. During the Second World War, the Longeverne boys are led by the intelligent William Lebrac, who has been the backer of his family since his father died, while the Velrans are led by the wicked Aztec. The boys are frequently fighting with their wooden swords, throwing rotten fruits or building traps in the woods expecting to remove the buttons from the enemies’ clothes. But Lebrac is coming of age and he has a crush on the girl Lanterne while his teacher Merlin offers the chance for him to have a better study in another village.
Warlords of Atlantis (1978) Kevin Connor, Doug McClure, Peter Gilmore, Shane Rimmer, Fantasy, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Searching for the lost world of Atlantis, Prof. Aitken, his son Charles and Greg Collinson are betrayed by the crew of their expedition’s ship, attracted by the fabulous treasures of Atlantis. The diving bell destroyed, a deep sea monster attacks the boat. They are all dragged to the bottom of the sea where they meet the inhabitants of the lost continent, an advance alien race makes slaves of the ship-wrecked sailors. The aliens want to rule the human world to create a nazi state. Due to his high IQ, they think that Charles may join them. Greg and the team will need the help of Delphine, the daughter of a slave, to escape the city surrounded by evil creatures…
Postales de Leningrado / Postcards from Leningrad (2007) Mariana Rondón, Laureano Olivares, Greisy Mena, William Cifuentes, Drama
During the armed uprisings of the sixties left in Venezuela, a young guerrilla should give birth in secret. To her surprise, her daughter is the first to be born MOTHER’S DAY and photos appear in the press. Since then, both have to flee. Costumes, fake names are hiding places and everyday life GIRL, narrator of this story. Together with his cousin TEO, reinvent the adventures of their guerrilla parents, building a fantastic maze of superheroes and strategies around armed subversion, in which you never know where reality begins, or madness. But the children’s game can not hide the death, torture, accusations and betrayals that live inside the guerrillas.
Coup de tête / Hothead (1979) Jean-Jacques Annaud, Patrick Dewaere, France Dougnac, Dorothée Jemma, Comedy, Drama, Sport
François Perrin plays football at the AS Trincamp. During a training session, he gets into a fight with Bertier, the team’s star, and is ordered off the field. The club’s boss, who is also a powerful businessman, takes advantage of the situation and sacks him… But Perrin’s revenge will be sweet.