A psychedelic Brazilian musical with much of the esthetics of Cinema Novo and Tropicalismo; feels a bit like a Brazilian, more modest (and linear) version of “El Topo”. The music is what really shines here; one of the stars (the narrator, featured in the posters above) is now famous musician Alceu Valença.
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Munekata kyôdai / The Munekata Sisters (1950) Yasujirô Ozu, Kinuyo Tanaka, Hideko Takamine, Ken Uehara, Drama
Setsuko is unhappily to Mimura, an engineer with no job and a bad drinking habit. She had always been in love with Hiroshi but both of them failed to propose when Hiroshi left for France a few years ago. Now he is back and Mariko (Setsuko’s sister) tries to reunite them. She too is secretly in love with Hiroshi.
Philly boys Al and Birdy became friends in high school despite the extreme difference in their personalities, Al being the popular and athletic extrovert, Birdy the antisocial “weird” introvert. Al gave Birdy his nickname because of his fascination – obsession really – with birds, especially with flight. Al and Birdy have just completed their service of duty in the Vietnam War and have returned to the States. Al sustained some serious physical injuries, which required major reconstructive surgery to his face.
Earth vs. the Flying Saucers (1956) Fred F. Sears, Hugh Marlowe, Joan Taylor, Donald Curtis, Action, Sci-Fi
While driving through the desert with his wife Carol Marvin to a military base to send the eleventh rocket into Earth orbit to assist the exploration of outer space in Operation Sky Hook, Dr. Russell A. Marvin and Carol see a flying saucer and accidentally records a message on their tape recorder.
Skazka o tsare Saltane / The Tale of Tsar Saltan (1967) Aleksandr Ptushko, Vladimir Andreyev, Larisa Golubkina, Oleg Vidov, Family, Fantasy
Due to the genius of the great Russian poet Pushkin, this tale has become known to children in many countries of the world. It is about the amazing adventures of the brave Tsarevich Guidon, the thirty three knights led by their elder, Chernomor, the beautiful Tsarevna Swan, bewitched by an evil sorcerer, and, of course, Tsar Saltan himself who had first ruined his happy family life, but later miraculously restored it.
Skazka o poteryannom vremeni / A Tale of Lost Times (1964) Aleksandr Ptushko, Oleg Anofriev, Grisha Plotkin, Sergei Martinson, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Kind and instructive tale of four evil wizards who decided to regain youth. But for this it was necessary to find people aimlessly waste their time. Luck smiled on them! They met four disorderly students. Wizards bewitched students and turned them into old people and themselves become children.
Cats Have No Vertigo / Os Gatos não Têm Vertigens (2014) António-Pedro Vasconcelos, Maria do Céu Guerra, João Jesus, Fernanda Serrano, Comedy, Drama
An 18 year old boy with a complicated life starts a criminal career but ends up on a rooftop of Lisbon. On the apartment below lives a recently widowed, lonely old lady. Against all odds and her family’s will, they become each others best company.
The Tall T (1957) Budd Boetticher, Randolph Scott, Richard Boone, Maureen O’Sullivan, Romance, Thriller, Western
Having lost his horse in a bet, Pat Brennan hitches a ride with a stagecoach carrying newlyweds, Willard and Doretta Mims. At the next station the coach and its passengers fall into the hands of a trio of outlaws headed by a man named Usher. When Usher learns that Doretta is the daughter of a rich copper-mine owner, he decides to hold her for ransom.
Seven Men from Now (1956) Budd Boetticher, Randolph Scott, Gail Russell, Lee Marvin, Action, Western
Ex-sheriff Ben Stride tracks the seven men who held up a Wells Fargo office and killed his wife. Stride is tormented by the fact that his own failure to keep his job was the cause of his wife’s working in the express office and thus he is partly responsible for her death.
Lá Fora / Outside (2004) Fernando Lopes, Alexandra Lencastre, Rogério Samora, Maria João Abreu, Drama
Laura works as a newscaster and José Maria as a stockbroker, and while they live in the same housing complex, their lives never cross directly. Nevertheless, he watches her from a distance, seeing all her movements without her knowledge. But their lives finally meet when he is invited onto her news program. From there, a romance begins which coincides with the desire of two beings who finally find a reason to seek love once again.