Description: A terrible family in a rundown house where snow falls through the broken roof, there's no coal to heat the pathetic tiny stove, mother is sick, father sends daughter out to beg. Rejected by another beggars, the woman collapses in the snow…
Description: Kren’s 10/65 Selfmutilation is developed from a Gunter Brus “action”. What the movie emphasizes is the surrealistic drama of symbolic self-destruction that Kren drew out of Brus’ action, pacing out every gesture so that one gets a tense, iconoclastic revelation of a boy covered in white plaster lying surrounded by razor blades and a range of instruments looking as if they have been taken from an operating theatre. The blades, scissors and scalpels are gradually inserted into him in a ritualistic self-operation. (Stephen Dwoskin)
Description: Fransiska is visited by a social worker when she's in the custody. She says him her lives story, about her mother who was an alcoholic, her father a night watchman and how she and her five year old tiny sister was left. Her boyfriend was unemployed and required cash and to support him she stole money.
Description: Janet recalls the summer during her teenage years when her family moved yet again for her father's job with NASA, including him teaching her to drive and her meeting her first boyfriend.
Description: Three girls — a young coed, a forty-something single mother, and one a senior-aged widow — meet in the sauna of the local gym, where they gradually receive to know one other and bond over their respective trials and tribulations.
Description: Based on the poem by Pushkin. A thief and his gang are at their camp next to the Volga River. He says them of how his father died in a river, and how his brother and he were thrown out of the house as kids by their step-mother…
Description: Kira Muratova made this movie under the pseudonym of Ivan Sidorov in 1983, but the official release came in 1988. Taken from the novel by Vladimir Korolenko, this somber drama says of a judge who is devastated after the death of his wife and is neglectful of his children. His son befriends the kids of a road beggar who live in an abandoned, derelict church. After his experience with his fresh friends, the young man starts to feel sorry for his father and sympathizes with his loneliness.
Description: A couple who have known every another all of their lives are shown together at various stages of life. First, as children, they enjoy together affectionately. Later afterwards, they are at school together, and as they grow older, they become lovers. Soon on, their relationship and their lives transport on to more necessary matters.
Description: Two members of a vigilante group known as 'The White Caps' post a warning sign on a man's home. When the boy comes home, he tears down the sign, and then proceeds to abuse his wife both verbally and physically. As later as she can receive away from him, the wife leaves home with her kid to search a zone of refuge. When the vigilantes search out about this, they arm themselves with rifles and instantly go to confront the abusive husband.
Description: In the town of Santiago, four characters struggle to reach their goals: a psychologist who wants to support another girls and save their lives, a hairdresser who wants to purchase a car, a musician who wants to enjoy in a philharmonic orchestra, and a young girl who simply survives in the city, but every of them obtains something unexpected and various from what they wanted.
Description: Freak and Jajà, like Vladimir and Estragon, are in a no man’s land, with no date or time. World is no longer inhabited by humans but a several strange survivors who appear from time to time. The two protagonists, strangers to every other, meet at a bus stop in the middle of nowhere.
Description: Muhammad Ali’s historic Supreme Court war from behind closed doors. When Ali was drafted into the Vietnam Fight at the height of his boxing career, his claim to conscientious objector status led to a controversial legal war that rattled the U.S. judicial system right up to the highest court in the land.
Description: In a Japanese garden, gather maidens with nets to catch butterflies, all in the joy of life and budding maidenhood; new Irish sweetness of blithe Spring; the light wonderful toe "tripping" the limpid melody arranged for this special piece of art in a huge cage a cute colourful butterfly is brought in, to delight the winsome maidens, who execute a cute umbrella dance ere the terrible butterflies are forced to entertain the merry group. Scenes are passed and the cute butterfly is imprisoned again in the cage.
Description: At 33, Arman has decided to change his life. He begins by running. It’s a nice start. Amélie carries on with her life. She runs, as well. The first encounter is a shock. The second is a stab in the heart.
Description: Luke and Jonah, two high school sweethearts, spend their final days together over the course of a long, quiet summer in the rural American South, contemplating their uncertain future and the uncertain future of America.
Description: It is an early example of the rural melodramas that were going to be famous in Spain, with cases that Bunuel will play subverting. The outside territories have probably not been modified and therefore show an interesting reflection of the rural Spain around Valencia. The blind boy of the game is not central hero of the narrative, a great twist.
Description: While Tropical Storm Allison brings one of the worst floods to hit Houston rages outside, the staff of Hermann hospital races vs time to ensure hundreds of patients are evacuated safely.
Description: A thug accosts a woman as she leaves her workplace but a boy rescues her. The thug vows revenge and, with the support of two friends, attacks the woman and her rescuer again as they're going for a walk. This time they succeed in kidnapping the rescuer. The woman runs home and gets support from few neighbors. They track the ruffians down to a cabin in the mountains where the gang has trapped their victim and set the cabin on fire.
Description: This movie from George Melies is sadly one that's only accessible in fragments. The movie begins off with a game card stating that a drunk boy has just thrown his family out a window. We see a couple of them landing on the ground and then we go back to the room where the drunk is actually trying to slay himself.
Description: Arthur Melbourne Cooper's animation showing a boy's dream of his toys coming to life uses a live action framing device for the dream sequence which uses stop motion techniques to animate a child's toys.
Description: Paul Reynolds is a Gatsby-like figure: owner of a superb house, the host of nice parties, and a collector of interesting people. He persuades Lizzie Thomas, a secretary at a local estate agent's, to come and work for him as his assistant, to bring some order to his chaos. He inspires her with his enthusiasm and imagination, and frustrates her with his apparent carelessness and destructiveness, which culminates in her calling the police as one of his parties is attacked by local troublemakers, seemingly with his tacit approval. But their paths are destined to cross again and again as Lizzie, with the support of some of the folks that she met at Paul's house, rises through the changing landscape of corporate Britain. This is the tale of a meaningful and strong relationship that isn't a love story; it's about those rare folks who profoundly influence and shape our lives.
Description: When his fiancée Valentine dumps him, prominent lawyer Geoffrey Sherwood goes on a bender and winds up married to a stranger, Miriam Brady. They decide to give their marriage a chance. Their landlady, a one-time Floradora girl, offers to support Miriam become refined. Successful again, Geoffrey is approached ("if only we were free") by Valentine. Miriam says Valentine off in no uncertain terms. Geoffrey moves into his club where Valentine's husband says him he is a fool to leave Miriam
Description: Oligophrenic Fany (Bohdalová) lives with her aunt who suddenly manages to travel abroad. Fany has to transport to her sister (Jirásková). Two very various women, one mentally disabled and the second one clever doctor has to live together and learn from every another about tolerance, loneliness, life and why call dogs "Mister".
Description: Ginger Rogers and Francis Lederer share equal billing -- and near-equal screen time -- in this amiable RKO programmer. Lederer plays Karel Novak, an incredibly naïve Czech immigrant who is taken under the wing of streetwise Fresh York chorus woman Sylvia Dennis (Rogers). With the support of lovable cop-on-the-beat Murphy (J. Farrel McDonald), Sylvia hides Karel from the immigration authorities and ultimately falls in love with him. In addition to Karel's illegal-alien status, the plot is complicated by a crooked lawyer (Arthur Hohl) and a group of well-meaning welfare workers who endeavor to zone Sylvia's child brother Frank (Jimmy Butler) in a foster home.
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