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Description: Just released from prison, a young girl arrives in city to "start a fresh life", but later starts stalking a married construction worker for no apparent reason, turning his life inside out and eventually terrorizing him and his wife.
Description: Philippe lives in a globe controlled by a caste system. Those who enjoy the "game" correctly become higher and more powerful. Phillipe plays the minigame well but his wife wants him to return to reality. Its a love storyline after marriage.
Description: The movie is biographical, saying the storyline of the life and artistic struggles of the French composer Hector Berlioz. Berlioz is shown as a recalcitrant medical student in an anatomy class dreaming of becoming a composer; at a demonstration during a performance at the Paris Opéra conducted by Habeneck; at supper with another young artists (Hugo, Janin, Dumas, Mérimée, Delacroix); and chasing after his future wife Harriet Smithson, after a performance of Hamlet. Also depicted are his life in a garret, while suffering from an disease due to an abscess in the throat; a visit from his mother who curses him; and the composition of the Symphonie fantastique. The movie then shows his marital breakdown, the premiere of his opera Benvenuto Cellini, his travels throughout Europe, his second marriage to Marie Recio (called "Marie Martin" in the film), public acceptance in old age and reconciliation with his son.
Description: The game "Binyag" translates to 'loss of innocence,' and this little-known movie from the Philippenes shows, very effectively, the process in which one young person loses his own innocence. A man living a quiet, picturesque life in the Filipino province, spending his days swimming in the sea, is offered a job as a "film star" when a shady "talent scout" visits his tiny village. He promises the naive Leo that he can "make him a star." Leo, excited at the concept of escaping his seemingly mundane life, accepts the offer, thus beginning his adventure to the town of Manila, where he will learn some difficult facts about the globe he lives in.
Description: Brazilian erotic drama movie where Sonia Braga stars as a recently married wife whose wedding night did not end well. She lives through her sexual frustration by sleeping with strangers she picks up on buses.
Description: Gigliola is a young and humble Neapolitan swimmer who will compete in a tournament in Spain and finds herself falling for the fiance of her greatest friend. But when they come to visit her in Italy, she pretends to be rich, with the complicity of their parents.
Description: In 1918 a young and easy Mongol herdsman and trapper is cheated out of a valuable fox fur by a European capitalist fur trader. Ostracized from the trading post, he escapes to the hills after brawling with the trader who cheated him. In 1920 he becomes a Soviet partisan, and supports the partisans war for the Soviets vs the occupying British army. However he is captured by the British when they test to requisition cattle from the herdsmen at the same time as the commandant meets with a reincarnated Grand Lama. After the trapper is shot, the units discovers an amulet that suggests he is a direct descendant of Genghis Khan. They search him still alive, so the units restores his health and plans to test him as the head of a puppet regime. The trapper is thus thrust into prominence as he is placed in charge of the puppet government. By the end, however, the "puppet" turns vs his masters in an outburst of fury.
Description: The refined Lady Isabel Carlisle, after leaving her family and enduring nearly a decade of hardships, learns that her son has fallen ill. Despite being nearly blinded as the effect of an explosion, she returns home to see her son again.
Description: Sidney Lumet's adaptation of the acclaimed Mary McCarthy novel. It's 1933, and eight young girls are mates and members of the upper- class group at a personal girl's school, about to graduate and begin their own lives. The movie documents the years between their graduation and the beginning of the Globe Fight in Europe, and shows, in a serialized style, their romances and marriages, their searches for careers or meaning in their lives, their highs and their lows.
Description: Divorced and demoralized Amy Minsky’s prospects look bleak when she is condemned to transport back in with her parents at the age of 35. Everyone wants to help, but, as her patience lvl with tip is plummeting, a bold teenage man enters her life, igniting her last bit of self-esteem. What ensues is an unconventional love storyline infused with all the nice things Amy needs to receive on in life, and that just may contain nice sex.
Description: Things are not looking nice for Brook, a young, talented singer/songwriter who has become the clichéd tortured artist. Slow to come to terms with the death of his mother, Brook is self-absorbed, aggressive, and the major obstruction to his own career success. His isolation is lifted when his three sisters and estranged father come to spread his mother’s ashes. Brook’s loving sisters have a magical result on his anger and apathy, suggesting there may be hope for the misanthropic musician after all.
Description: On the outskirts of Austin, 10-year-old Annie tears around on her BMX bike, hurls dough at cars, and smashes things up with her baseball bat. Her father, a goat-farmer-cum-demolition-derby driver, does tiny parenting. Annie has no mates her age, so her everyday routine is filled with solitary mischief. Testing in the woods one day, she hears a woman’s plaintive call for support from an abandoned well. Though Annie feels driven to visit the well daily, she is unsure about how to deal with the woman’s plight.
Description: An emotionally and sexually charged adventure through the love, addiction, and friendship of two men. Documentary filmmaker Erik and closeted lawyer Paul meet through a casual encounter, but they search a deeper connection and become a couple. Individually and together, they are risk takers—compulsive, and fueled by drugs and sex. In an almost decade-long relationship defined by highs, lows, and dysfunctional patterns, Erik struggles to negotiate his own boundaries and dignity and to be real to himself.
Description: John has lead a solitary life for thirty years since the death of Moonyeen Clare. But actually Owens, a close friend, insists that he care for his niece, Kathleen, orphaned when her parents were lost at sea. Kathleen is five, but the years pass and actually she is a young girl who is the photo of Moonyeen. Willy wants Kathleen for his wife, but Sparks fly when she meets Kenneth Wayne one dark and stormy night. John is horrified for it was Wayne's father who shot Moonyeen dead on her wedding day and John has never found him or forgiven the family. When Ken goes off to war, John forbids any marriage and Ken agrees, while Kathleen does not. When Ken returns four years soon when the fight is over, he is crippled. He conceals his condition and makes plans to leave for America.
Description: A boy lives in his car. He’s 40 and separated from his wife and kids, who live in a various car. They meet in parking lots. A professional driver, the boy delivers honey to a narcoleptic boy and often dreams of his friend, who was killed when a hunter mistook him for a bear. Frequently late delivering honey, the boy is fired, and his driving skills are questioned. Thrust into existential uncertainty, he abandons “car life” and joins a rogue motorbike gang.
Description: In the special globe of the Buenos Aires celebrity-impersonator scene, “Elvis” Gutiérrez is a star. By day, though, he gotta contend with a dead-end factory job and an ex-wife who worries about how his obsessive behavior affects their young daughter, Lisa Marie. Feeling more connected to his persona as the Lord than to his own family, Gutiérrez retreats from reality until a tragic accident interrupts his plans and forces him to grapple with his real-world responsibilities.
Description: Two characters: old and young; teacher and pupil; boy and woman. Four walls within which they conjure intellectualism, relive the profession (journalism), discover politics and explore every other.
Description: Fourteen-year-old Mo is a lonely, sensitive man whose hunger for the rant and banter of buddies makes him prone to tread risky territories. He idolizes his handsome older brother, Rashid, a charismatic, well-respected member of a local gang, whose drug dealing enables “Rash” to deliever for his family. Aching to be seen as a tough guy himself, Mo takes a job that unlocks a fateful turn of happenings and forces the brothers to confront their inner demons. It turns out that hate is easy. It is love and understanding that take true courage.
Description: A young woman's comeback sparks a surge of energy into a laid-back, artistic Los Angeles household, forcing the residents to confront their own fears and desires in an intricate dance of lust, denial and deception.
Description: After an elderly hospital patient dies, a nurse tries unsuccessfully to contact the next of kin. Later, a social worker continues the effort but finds only the neighbor who was feeding the patient’s dogs. A county investigator fails to locate any relatives and ultimately gotta process the belongings in the decedent’s home. Meanwhile, we follow a frail man’s discharge from the hospital and an older woman’s day spent running errands and trying to stay cool during a heat wave.
Description: When his mom deposits him at the Red Hook housing project in Brooklyn to spend the summer with the grandfather he’s never met, young Flik may as well have landed on Mars. New from his cushy life in Atlanta, he’s bored and friendless, and his strict grandfather, Enoch, a firebrand preacher, is bent on getting him to agree Jesus Christ as his private savior. Only Chazz, the feisty woman from church, provides a diversion from the drudgery. As hot summer simmers and Sunday mornings brim with Enoch’s operatic sermons, things turn anything but dull as people’s conflicting agendas collide.
Description: A newest college graduate goes to Paris after breaking up with his girlfriend of five years. His life could be open-ended and full of promise, but he can’t shake his feelings of loss. Being a stranger in a strange land only aggravates his situation. When he falls in love with a young mysterious prostitute, a fateful adventure begins, though we later learn that Simon is the one with deeper secrets.
Description: Iris invites her mate Jack to stay at her family's island getaway after the death of his brother. At their remote cabin, Jack's drunken encounter with Hannah, Iris' sister, kicks off a revealing stretch of days.
Description: In a French city riddled with corruption, Yann, a naive urban planner comes into ownership of a 9mm handgun possessed by the soul of Sarah, a murdered prostitute. Working together they will eliminate the criminals one by one, seeking to restore order in the town by hunting down the boy at the head of the pact of corruption, the mayor himself.
Description: Pete is a nice guy who used to be cool. Once living his dream in the melody industry, he actually toils away in the pricing department of a failing supermarket chain to deliever for his loving wife and young son. When Pete’s fresh boss, Susan, takes over the department, her high-energy enthusiasm and unconventional concepts begin to shake things up. She aims to reinvent the company while grooming Pete for the executive quick track. Making more cash actually than he ever hoped to in the melody industry, Pete starts to wonder if this fresh career is just what he needs to become the boy he’s everytime wanted to be.
Description: An Ottawa police captain searches for the person who poisoned his sister, who was attending the university in Montreal. So desperate is he for revenge that he start to test his own brutal ways to search the killer. Later he discovers that not everything is what he thought it was.
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Nice method to sample the filmography of Luis Bunuel is to start with this surreal short. An perfect intro to Bunuel's more mature work because his movies are full of bizarre photos that began here. Un Chien Andalou(1929) like the rest of Bunuel's early works experiments with test of movie photo and surrealism. Illustrates the beginning of a career full of amazing, bizarre, and subversive films. Things should only receive better for Bunuel's movie career and they did. Un Chien Andalou(1929) was an artful collaboration between two surrealistic masters in Luis Bunuel and Salvador Dali. These two artists were part of a surrealism movement in Spain that influenced the country's art. Bunuel and Dali had a fruitful but short movie partnership that ended once every wanted to go their separate ways. After the early 1930s these talented artists would never work with every another again. For Un Chien Andalou(1929), Bunuel and Dali created photos of eccentric force based on their day and night dreams. Surrealism was very famous in early 20th Century art especially during the 1920s. The surrealist movement took shape in territories like France and Spain where it flourished for a period of time before falling apart in 1930s. Un Chien Andalou(1929) is a nice example of what made the surrealist movement tick. Salvador Dali designs photos with social and symbolic meanings. Bunuel's skills as a surrealist as first shown here would become more abstract once he started mastering his craft. Plotless short movie that is basically a series of images. Un Chien Andalou(1929) is an 'Absolute Film' which relies on abstract imagery in an attempt to unnerve the viewer. In Bunuel's early films, imagery took precedent over things like dialogue and plot. In the history of cinema its a rarity especially since the beginning of the sound era for pure imagery to be the sole existence in a motion picture. Un Chien Andalou(1929) includes photos that ranges from the erotic, frightening, funny, strange, and symbolic. Bunuel's direction for Un Chien Andalou(1929) is very nice considering its his first piece of cinematic work as a movie director. He uses the same kind of dreamlike logic here that prevails in his greatest films. He directs every photo with endless imagination. Direction for Un Chien Andalou(1929) may be crude a tiny unsophisticated but its still fascinating to observe. Luis Bunuel first place his name among the cinematic ranks with the historical important, Un Chien Andalou(1929). Forever immortalized on celluloid is the eye slicing photo of Un Chien Andalou(1929). Cinema's fascination with eye motif probably began here and continued from then on. The destruction of sight is an necessary them in Un Chien Andalou(1929) and another cinematic works. Jean Vigo remarked in opinion of eye slicing image, "Is it more dreadful than the Spectacle of a cloud veiling a full moon"? Eye slicing photo was influential to Italian horror espically to the movies of Lucio Fulci and Mario Bava(the former did an modernized ver of photo with eye penetration moment from Zombie Flesh Eaters). Caused an enormous scandal in the late 1920s with depiction of disturbing and outright strange imagery. I can picture the reaction of disgust and shock on audiences faces as they watch tongue tied at the photos that bombard their senses. Un Chien Andalou(1929) may have lost a tiny of its shock power by today's standards. Still this short movie continues to retain the ability to dare which is an improbability in today's Hollywood cinema. Luis Bunuel's next film, L'Age D'Or(1930) caused an even bigger scandal and riots broke out during the film's opening show. Not much in the method of substancial acting in a movie where characters exist only as impulses and symbols. One of the most necessary pieces of movie during first half of 20th Century cinema. Showed filmmakers that the power to provoke is as necessary as acting, cinemtography, dialogue, and plot. Un Chien Andalou I think is a forethought to the daring and subversive movies of period covering 1967 to 1977. Un Chien Andalou(1929) I feel is the near last of a group of movies concerned with movie imagery that occupied the silent movie category for twenty plus years. A motion picture ahead of its time in more methods than one. One reason its ahead of its time is the photo of a woman's bare naked breasts being touched by male hands. Photo such as one mentioned above was unusual for the period the movie was made. Also, there are a couple of photos in the movie that are on the slightly gory side. Obviously done by a young Bunuel who was more sexually launch minded than the older boy who though an on screen kiss was obscene. Bunuel's fetishes and Obsessions that occupied the photos of Un Chien Andalou becomes maturely developed in soon films. Couple of motifs from Un Chien Andalou shows up in movies like Simon del Desierto(1965). Dreamlike imagery of short frequents the stories of El Angel Exterminador(1962) and Belle De Jour(1967). Its a warmup to Bunuel's next film, L'Age D'Or(1930) which is also his first detail length film. Un Chien Andalou(1929) is an exercise in artistic expression and artistic vision by an artistic genius.
"Sitting comfortably in a dark room, dazzled by the light and the movement which exert a quasi-hypnotic power... fascinated by the interest of human faces and the rapid changes of place, [a] cultivated individual placidly accepts the most appalling themes...and all this naturally sanctioned by habitual morality, government, and international censorship, religion, dominated by nice taste and enlivened by white humor and another prosaic imperatives of reality." - Luis BunuelUn Chien Andalou exists to shock the viewer of this stupor that Bunuel elucidates above. Freudian dream imagery, amorphous space/time, and absurdist humor combine in this drawn out mating ritual between a confused cyclist and the female he pursues. May be the most inventive fifteen mins of movie anywhere.
I still remember my visit to Philadelphia Museum of Art, back in the April of 2005. One of the reasons I went there was to to see the Salvador Dali's exhibitions but the tickets were sold out. While in the museum, I was able to see two movies that Dali was a large part of. In the video Gallery of the museum, two intriguing projects have been running together in the continuous loop, the early "Un Chien Andalou" (17 minutes) and the recently released, animated Destino (6 minutes). This was the first viewing for me. I kept coming back to the gallery several more times and I never was tired of both short films.The inspiration for "Un Chien Andalou" began with the dreams of two young rebellious men, the artists and the friends, Luis Bunuel and Salvador Dali. They exchanged the dreams they both had, Bunuel - about a slender cloud slicing the moon in half "like a razor blade slicing through an eye", and Dali - about a dream involving a hand enveloped by ants. Both artists later began working on a movie script based on these ideas.Made in 1929, the movie has not aged at all. Its disconnected but haunting scenes and photos are as shocking today (at least, for me they were) as I am sure they were all these years ago for the viewers who faced them for the first time. The reason the movie is so strong even actually may be the themes of love, sex, death, and decay that are eternal and will everytime attract the artists and audiences alike. It is also should be in the establishing and following by both artists the certain rules, "No concept or photo that might lend itself to a rational explanation of any type will be accepted...We had to launch all doors to the irrational and hold only those photos that surprised us without trying to explain why." Perhaps, Dali and Bunuel intended their movie to be experienced directly, on the visceral level, and not analyzed by the viewers.
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