segunda-feira, 22 de julho de 2024

His Most Serene Highness - Su alteza serenísima - (2001)

From legendary director Felipe Cazals, a historical drama of the last days of General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna. Despite defeating the Texans of the Alamo, he lost the war of Texas Independence and gave away half of Mexico (including Texas, New Mexico, and Oregon). Exiled from his homeland, he is allowed to return only a few years before dying in 1976. At the end of his life, he still clings to illusions of regaining his former glory and popularity.

Director: Felipe Cazals. 

Writer: Felipe Cazals.

Stars: Alejandro Parodi, Ana Bertha Espín, Rodolfo Arias, Pedro Armendariz, Blanca Guerra, Ana Ofelia Murguia, Jose Carlos Ruiz, Salvador Sanchez, Isaura Espinosa, Carmen Delgado, Ana Maria Fernández, Guillermina Fernández, Alma Oropeza, Abel Woolrich, Juan de la Loza, Jorge Hernández.

Composer: Piero Piccioni.

Subtitled in English.


sábado, 13 de julho de 2024

La femme défendue - The Forbidden Woman (1997)

Official selection Cannes 1997. Nomination at the CESAR and Prix Romy Schneider for Isabelle Carré. 100% of joy. François is 39, married and a child. Lives confortably. Muriel is 22, single and free. They meet casually and the man tries to seduce the girl. What happens now is common place in an adultery. But the way Philippe Harel presents the story is unique. The dialogue and, most of all, the beautiful face of Isabelle casts a spell over us, the viewers. As a matter of fact we don't see anybody else than the young girl, not even her lover. All which is out of Muriel's feelings is left aside and, in his way to explore the intimacy of the human being, without unkindness nor complaisance, Harel reinvented the strategy of seduction, like it used to be 200 years ago, but introducing the erotism which was then concealed


Philippe Harel


Isabelle Carré, Philippe Harel, Nathalie Conio.

Subtitles: English.


Poussière d’empire - Dust of Empire (1983)

In 1954, escorted by a sergeant, a French nun travels through Tonkin, spreading the good Catholic word as she goes. A mute child leads her to a remote village. Installed at a carpenter, the travelers prepare the projection material indispensable to their propaganda. At nightfall, in a storm, a group of maquisards surrounded the house. Fortunately, the carpenter is a respected man. The attackers withdraw. After a sudden rise in water, the mute child loses the precious message that had been entrusted to him by a wounded maquis...

Director: Lâm Lê.

Stars: Dominique Sanda, Jean-François Stévenin, Thang-Long, Yann Roussel, Anne Canovas, Lan Hoang, Myriam Mézières, Tra Huu Phuc.

Subtitled in English.


terça-feira, 9 de julho de 2024

To Die... To Sleep... Perchance to Dream - Morir... dormir... tal vez soñar (1976)

An old empty mansion. The ghost of a man who lived there returns to recall the crucial moments of a lifetime. Faced with the proximity of death, the experiences of his past come to the memory of Juan. In a fragmented, sometimes confused way, Juan relives crucial moments of his life and his family, from 1915 to 1966, almost always linked to the names of several women. Memories that remind him of having missed numerous opportunities to be happy.

Director: Manuel Mur Oti.

Writers: José Mallorquí (story), Manuel Mur Oti.

Stars: Rafael Arcos, Israel Morales, Ernesto Martín, María Rubio, Raquel Rodrigo, Pedro Díez del Corral, Jane Seymour, Alfredo Garrido, Irene Losada, Diana Salcedo, Esther Santana, Conchita Perez, Alfonso del Real, Nyree Dawn Porter, Rosa de Alba, Ana Gasber, Manuel Rodal.

Subtitled in English.


quarta-feira, 3 de julho de 2024

Wernher von Braun- I aim at the Stars (1960)

The life story of the famed rocket scientist Dr. Werner von Braun, one of the most brilliant and controversial figures of the space age. Dr. von Braun helped pioneer man’s adventure into space through his rocket experiments; his was the brain behind the V-2 rockets which blasted London in World War II; his was also the brain which led America into the development and the launching of space satellites.

Director: J. Lee Thompson.

Writers: H.W. John, Udo Wolter & George Froeschel (story), Jay Dratler (screenplay).

Stars: Curd Jürgens, Victoria Shaw, Herbert Lom, Gia Scala, James Daly, Adrian Hoven, Gerard Heinz, Karel Stepanek, Peter Capell, Hayden Rorke, Austin Willis, Alan Gifford, Helmo Kindermann, Lea Seidl, John Crawford.

Cinematographer: Wilkie Cooper.

Music by: Laurie Johnson.



sábado, 29 de junho de 2024

On Earth as it is in Heaven - Así en el Cielo como en la Tierra - (1995)

Matacanes dies and goes to heaven just to discover that it was not as he expected, and everyone there is revolutionized lately. Peter explains that God was concerned about the progress of the world, and decided to send a second son to Earth. However, Jesus hears and does not agree, as they would have to rewrite history.

Director: José Luis Cuerda. 

Writer: José Luis Cuerda.

Stars: Francisco Rabal, Fernando Fernán Gómez, Jesús Bonilla, Luis Ciges, Agustín González, Mónica Molina, Mary Carmen Ramírez, Juan Luis Galiardo, Enrique San Francisco, Gabino Diego, Chus Lampreave, Achero Mañas, Antonio Gamero, Isabel Serrano, Alicia Sánchez, Manuel Alexandre, Saturnino García, Luis Perezagua, Pepín Salvador, Luis Hostalot, Rosario Santesmases, José María Sacristán, Jorge Bosso, María Galiana, María Elena Flores, José Carlos Gómez, Maria Luisa Veira, Liberto Rabal, José María Lucena, Javier Manrique, Fernando Vivanco, Concha Leza, Roberto Cairo, Enrique Valero, Álex Angulo, Olaya Aguirre, Lucio Romero, Ana Isabel Mateo, Francisco Sanz, Marga González, Rosa Morales, José María Caceres, Daniel Alonso.

Subtitled in Inglish


Blood - O Sangue - (1989)

Blood (a movie from Portugal) tells the story of seventeen-year-old Vincente and his ten-year-old brother, Nino, who must face the departure of their abusive father and its aftermath. With the aid of Vicente’s girlfriend, Clara, the trio attempts to pick up the pieces of their fractured family life while confronting an unwelcomed uncle and mobsters who try to collect debt that their father left behind.

Filmed in exquisite black and white, O Sangue marks a significant step in the career of Costa, who would eventually become one of Portugal’s most celebrated artists. While O Sangue is a first glimpse of his masterful use of chiaroscuro lighting, Costa has veered away from his debut’s formalist aesthetics in his subsequent films, which concentrate on his hypnotic portraits of real-life characters in the lower depths of Portuguese society.

Director: Pedro Costa.

Writer: Pedro Costa.

Stars: Pedro Hestnes, Nuno Ferreira, Inês de Medeiros, Luís Miguel Cintra, Canto e Castro, Isabel de Castro, Henrique Viana, Luis Santos, Manuel João Vieira, Sara Breia, José Eduardo, Ana Otero, Pedro Miguel, Miguel Fernandes.



sábado, 22 de junho de 2024

The Fortress (Az eröd) - 1979

This Hungarian black comedy is set at a very special fantasy park that allows visitors to play organized war games. It proves to be a very popular attraction amongst the bored tourists until they suddenly realize that they are shooting real bullets. The authorities quickly close the park, but then recruits its director to begin using it to train real troops.

Director: Miklós Szinetár. 

Writers: Gyula Hernádi (novel), Miklós Szinetár (screenplay).

Stars: Bella Tanay, Sándor Oszter, József Madaras, Ádám Rajhona, Ferenc Bács, Gyula Benkő, Péter Benkő , Georgiana Tarjan, Nóra Németh, Judit Hernádi, Péter Haumann, Endre Harkányi, Péter Trokán.

Subtitled in English.


Sial IV - (1969) - French Mini series in 4 parts

Sial IV is a French TV miniseries by Greek filmmaker and writer Adonis Kyrou, adapted from the speculative fiction novel Deadly Image (AKA The Uncertain Midnight) by British author Edmund Cooper. It tells the story of Denis Lange, a fallout shelter engineer who is accidentally trapped in suspended animation as war breaks out in 1970, only to awaken in the early 2100s in Sial IV, an underground city in which humankind lives a life of leisure, having discharged all responsibility to androids. Assigned the android Diana as his personal assistant, Denis ventures through this unsettling idyll, eventually finding a small but tenacious group of resistors who seek to uncover the truth about the compound and its ruler, the mysterious Machiavelli.

Director: Adonis Kyrou.

Writers: Edmund Cooper (novel), Claude Delarue, Adonis Kyrou.

Stars: Henri Gilabert, Claude Cerval, Marcel Dalio, Lise Lachenal, Jacques Verlier, François Chodat, Simone Bach, Jacqueline Damien, Guy Fox, Anna Salberg, Violaine Lachenal, Sacha Solnia, Marcel Vidal, Roger Gillioz, Jean Mars, Serge Nicoloff, Jean Vigny, Georges Wod.

Music by: François de Roubaix.

Subtitles: English

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My YouTube channels temporarily frozen

I have three YouTube channels:

Revista Cine TV

Revista Cine TV - Rosebud

Revista Cine TV - Troy

The reason for three channels is that I am always trying to escape from getting my channels removed by YouTube. After three strikes, the channel is completed deleted by them. All the movies are gone with it.

The system used by YouTube to check copyright is very weak and unreliable to say the least.

Some movies that I publish are considered No Copyright Issues, but later, when the copyright owner watches his film on the platform, sends a message to YouTube to remove the film. A strike follows.

Sometimes the film published is copyrighted but the owner allows the movie to be on YouTube.  Later, the movie is removed by request of the holder of the rights.

This is not a fair play being practiced by YouTube. If you complain you get zero response.

Therefore, I have to live with this. It is like the Nazis with the French Resistance in Paris at the time of the French Occupation.

My channels are temporarily frozen because they are on ‘phase 2’, that is, with two strikes. They will be unfrozen by mid or end of July 2024 when the first or second strike expires. Be patient and follow this blog.

sexta-feira, 21 de junho de 2024

The Black Dossier - Le dossier noir (1955)

Jacques Arnaud arrives in a small town somewhere in the province. Soon a citizen reports to him that strangers have broken into his house where they stole a mysterious “black dossier”.

Director: André Cayatte. 

Stars: Antoine Balpêtré, Lea Padovani, Bernard Blier, Nelly Borgeaud, Jean-Marc Bory, Daniel Cauchy, Danièle Delorme, Paul Frankeur, Jacques Duby, Noël Roquevert, Gabrielle Fontan, Christian Fourcade, Henri Crémieux, René Génin, Lucien Nat, Sylvie, André Valmy, Edmond Ardisson.

Subtitled in English.

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Night Falls - La noche avanza (1952)

Marcos is a professional jai alai player undefeated on the court in 26 matches. The super confident Marcos has acquired a Trumpian disdain for weak losers, including a fellow player who suffers a fracture as a result of Marcos’ carelessness. When he’s not dominating his opponents, he’s trying to balance his relationships with several women, including recently widowed old flame Sara, nightclub thrush Lucrecia, and mother-to-be Rebeca. Marcos promises to wed Rebeca without telling her he’s about to leave Mexico permanently, setting in motion a plot by Rebeca’s brother Armando to blackmail the first class heel while also getting out of his debt to gambler Marcial.

Director: Roberto Gavaldón. 

Writers: Jesús Cárdenas, Roberto Gavaldón, José Revueltas, Luis Spota (story).

Stars: Pedro Armendáriz, Anita Blanch, Rebeca Iturbide, Eva Martino, José María Linares-Rivas, Julio Villarreal, Armando Soto La Marina, Carlos Múzquiz, Wolf Ruvinskis, Francisco Jambrina, Juan García, Roberto Y. Palacios, Margarito Luna, Luis Mussot, José Torvay.

Subtitled in English.


terça-feira, 18 de junho de 2024

Un soir, un train (1968)


Mathias is a Belgian linguist, living with French theatre producer Anne. After a quarrel about moral questions, they take a train to attend a congress. While Mathias sleeps, Anne disappears. The train stops in the middle of the country and Mathias gets off the train with an older man, Hernhutter, and a young one, Val. The train moves off without them being able to catch it up. They will find a village, but cannot get any help because they do not understand a word of what the inhabitants say…

Director: André Delvaux.

Stars: Yves Montand, Anouk Aimée, Adriana Bogdan, François Beukelaers, Hector Camerlynck, Michael Gough, Senne Rouffaer, Domien De Gruyter, Jan Peré, Nicole Debonne, Wilfried Coppens, Greta Van Langhendonck, Patrick Conrad, Jacqueline Royaards-Sandberg, Denise Zimmerman.

Subtitles in English.


sexta-feira, 14 de junho de 2024

The Profession of Arms - Il mestiere delle armi - (2001)

The history of the first victim of modern artillery and its moving agony, amidst conspiracies and betrayals of the powerful. Life and death of Giovanni De’ Medici, a young brave captain in the war of Charles V against the Pope, in the first half of 1500. 

Director: Ermanno Olmi. 

Writer: Ermanno Olmi.

Stars: Christo Jivkov, Sergio Grammatico, Dimitar Rachkov, Fabio Giubbani, Sasa Vulicevic, Dessy Tenekedjieva, Sandra Ceccarelli, Franco Andreani, Kalin Arsov, Giancarlo Belelli, Bruno Bendoni, Silvio Cappellini, Vittorio Corcelli, Marco De Biagi, Alessandro Genovesi, Michael Lindner, Francesca Lonardelli, Paolo Magagna, Piergiorgio Maletti, Mauro Marani, Georgy Marino, Ilija Marshakov, Rocco Militano, Nikolaus Moras, Attilio Orlandini, Ralph Palka, Alessandro Pezzali, Thomas Rauser, Marco Sgarbi, Claudio Tombini, Ilaria Tedeschi, Aldo Toscano, Dmitar Vassilev, Michele Zattara, Dario Dedonato, Andrea Iacopo Di Antonio, Marcello Marano, Omero Antonutti.

Subtitled in English.

A movie from Rarefilmm.


domingo, 9 de junho de 2024

One Way or Another - Todo modo - (Elio Petri, 1976)

A metaphysical mystery based on the novel by Leonardo Sciascia, Todo modo is the most curious and puzzling of Petri’s films and offers a not-so-veiled critique of Christian Democratic political power. Italy’s most successful politicians go on a monastic retreat at the convent of Don Gaetano to contemplate their notable careers and secretly devise a new power structure. After a series of mysterious crimes, the consortium becomes divided and, ultimately, depleted. The film’s unabashed leftist politics are given vivid articulation through the work of noted production designer Dante Ferretti.

Director: Elio Petri. 

Writers: Leonardo Sciascia (novel), Elio Petri (screenplay), Berto Pelosso (collaborator).

Stars: Gian Maria Volonté, Marcello Mastroianni, Mariangela Melato, Ciccio Ingrassia, Tino Scotti, Franco Citti, Renato Salvatori, Cesare Gelli, Giancarlo Badessi, Mario Bartoli, Adriano Amidei Migliano, Michel Piccoli, Guerrino Crivello, Nito Costa, Marcello Di Falco, Aldo Farina, Giulio Donnini, Giuseppe Leone, Renato Malavasi, Riccardo Mangano, Piero Mazzinghi, Lino Murolo, Piero Nuti, Loris Pereira Lopez, Riccardo Satta, Lugi Uzzo, Luigi Zerbinati.

Composer: Ennio Morricone.

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sexta-feira, 7 de junho de 2024

Gibel Otrara - The Fall of Otrar - (1991)

A movie from Kazakhstan. Subtitled in English

Four arduous years in the making, Ardak Amirkulov’s 1990 historical epic about the intrigue and turmoil preceding Genghis Khan’s systematic destruction of the lost East Asian civilization of Otrar is a one-of-a-kind experience. Amirkulov’s film, shot in sepia-toned black-and-white, is at once hallucinatory, visually resplendent, and ferociously energetic, packed with eye-catching (and gouging) detail and B-movie fervor, and traversing an endless variety of parched, epic landscapes and ornate palaces.

Director: Ardak Amirkulov.

Writers: Aleksey German, Svetlana Karmalita,

Stars: Dokhdurbek Kydyraliyev, Tungyshpai Zhamankulov, Bolot Beyshenaliev, Abdurashid Makhsudov, Zaur Zekhov, Kasym Zhakibayev.


terça-feira, 4 de junho de 2024

Escalation (1968)

1968, London. Luca, the son of an Italian rich owner, is living his ‘swinging’ years away from duties and responsibilities while his father wants him to be introduced to the family business at any cost. Luca is first forced to return to Italy, then he is kidnapped by his father’s collaborators, jailed into a sanitarium, put through the electroshock and other torments. Then, when ‘normalized’ Luca marries a woman who in reality is a psychologist paid by his father to brainwash him and turn him into a perfect businessman.

Director: Roberto Faenza.

Stars: Lino Capolicchio, Claudine Auger, Gabriele Ferzetti, Didi Perego, Leopoldo Trieste. 

Subtitled in English.

Music by Ennio Morricone.

Courtesy of Rarefilmm


terça-feira, 28 de maio de 2024

Baseynat - The Swimming Pool - (1977)

Bella, a sensitive and clever girl, experiences her first disillusionment at the school graduation ball. The following morning, she meets Apostol, a middle-aged man, architect, and former participant in the anti-fascist struggle. He reveals to her his views on life. He introduces her to Bufo, a younger person, and a failure as an actor although possessing “the talent of a friend”. Thus the trio is formed. Bella marries Bufo, though Apostol remains the man and person whom she would have desired to meet in her lifetime.

Director: Binka Zhelyazkova. 

Writer: Hristo Ganev.

Stars: Kosta Tsonev, Yanina Kasheva, Kliment Denchev, Tzvetana Maneva, Petar Slabakov, Georgi Kaloyanchev, Vassil Mihajlov, Stefan Stefanov, Olga Kircheva, Velika Kolarova, Zorka Georgieva, Vihar Stoychev, Kameliya Kostadinova, Elena Kuneva, Stefan Delchev, Milka Popangelova, Georgi Kishkilov, Tacho Tachev, Dimitar Tzonev, Nikola Chipriyanov, Dimitar Keranov, Stela Arnaudova, Lyuba Petrova, Kina Mutafova, Spas Spasov, Pavel Todorov, Mihail Slavov.

English Subtitles.

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sábado, 25 de maio de 2024

Xích lô (1995) aka Cyclo - A Vietnamese film

A “cyclo” is a bicycle-drawn taxi similar to a rickshaw, and, in this story, the nickname of an 18-year-old boy trying to scrape together a living in the desperate poverty of Ho Chi Mihn City. Cyclo lives with his grandfather and two sisters, and drives his taxi for a bitter woman who devotes most of her time to her mentally unstable son. When the pedal-cab is stolen, Cyclo is forced into a life of crime to repay the debt and falls in with a group of petty thugs led by a self-styled poet. What Cyclo doesn’t know at first is that the poet is also a pimp, and he’s been using his romantic wiles to lure Cyclo’s older sister into a career as a prostitute.

Director: Anh Hung Tran. 

Writer: Anh Hung Tran. 

Stars: Le Van Loc, Tony Leung Chiu-wai, Nu Yên-Khê Tran, Quynh Nhu, Hoang Phuc Nguyen.

Subtitled in English.

Video Link.

Aghaye Halou (1970) aka Mr. Gullible

A movie from Iran. 

While on the surface Mr. Gullible contains all the hallmarks of a good comedy, at its heart this movie portrays with uncommon clarity the pitfalls of love and the pain of betrayal. When the protagonist leaves his small village and travels to Tehran to find a wife, he does so with all the gusto and naivete of one who has not experienced the world. Yet even when Mr. Gullible encounters some of the harsh realities of the big city, he is not dissuaded from accomplishing his mission to find a bride. When he finally meets what he believes is the perfect woman, Mr Gullible showers her with gifts and asks her to marry him. However, his romantic visions of life with his lady love are obliterated when he discovers her true identity

Director: Dariush Mehrjui. 

Writers: Dariush Mehrjui, Ali Nasirian.

Stars: Ali Nasirian, Ezzatolah Entezami, Fakhri Khorvash, Mohamad Ali KeshavarZ.

Quality is poor, but watchable.


sábado, 18 de maio de 2024

Valter brani Sarajevo (1972) aka Walter Defends Sarajevo

A movie from former Yugoslavia

In late 1944, as the end of World War II approaches, the Wehrmacht’s high command determines to withdraw General Alexander Lohr’s Army Group ‘E’ from the Balkans back to Germany. They plan to supply the tank columns with fuel from a depot in Sarajevo. The Yugoslav partisans’ leader in the city, a mysterious man known as Walter, presents a grave danger to the operation’s success, and the Germans dispatch Standartenfuhrer von Dietrich of the Sicherheitsdienst (Security Service) to deal with him.

Director: Hajrudin Krvavac. 

Writer: Djordje Lebovic.

Stars: Velimir ‘Bata’ Zivojinovic, Rade Markovic, Ljubisa Samardzic, Neda Spasojevic, Dragomir Bojanic-Gidra, Slobodan Dimitrijevic, Hannjo Hasse, Rolf Römer, Wilhelm Koch-Hooge, Pavle Vuisic, Faruk Begolli, Stevo Zigon, Etela Pardo, Jovan Janicijevic-Burdus, Vladan Holec, Vojislav Miric, Igor Galo, Davor Antolic, Relja Basic, Rudi Alvadj, Alex Delmare, Rastislav Jovic, Zlatko Madunic, Boro Begovic, Herbert Köfer, Helmut Schreiber, Husein Cokic, Demeter Bitenc, Zoran Becic, Andrej Nahtigal, Mihajlo Mrvaljevic, Eugen Verber, Jozo Lepetic, Zarko Mijatovic, Ramiz Sekic, Ranko Gucevac, Slobodan Velimirovic, Sutka Petrinic, Aleksandar Vojtov, Darinka Gvozdenovic, Aleksandar Micic, Dragan Stipic, Emir Kusturica.

Emir Kusturica famous film director made his acting debut in this movie.

Subtitled in English.

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Serial Killer - Ryakushô: renzoku shasatsuma - (1975)

Between October 11 and November 5 of 1968, teenager Norio Nagayama murdered four people in a killing spree across Japan with a shotgun stolen from a U.S. Army base. Adachi Masao, together with cultural theorist Matsuda Masao, scriptwriter Sasaki Mamoru and other collaborators, set out to trace the young man’s footsteps with a camera in hand. The result is an experimental documentary comprised purely of landscape shots, each of which shows scenery that Nagayama may or may not have seen during his upbringing and journey. Seeking an alternative to the sensationalism found in the media’s depiction of serial killers (which continues to this day), Adachi’s sparse voice-over provides only the hard facts while the increasing number of billboards in the landscapes slowly reveal the hegemony of capitalism in contemporary Japan.

Director: Masao Adachi (uncredited). 

Stars: Masao Adachi (narrator).

Cinematographer: Yutaka Yamazaki.

Composers: Mototeru Takagi, Masahiko Togashi.

With English Subtitles.


Mado (Claude Sautet, 1976)

Middle-aged businessman, Simon Léotard finds his future in jeopardy when his partner Julien commits suicide after having accumulated a mass of debts. Simon’s unscrupulous business rival Lépidon offers to save him from bankruptcy by buying his company, at a discount rate. Reluctant to fall into Lépidon’s trap, Simon decides to resolve the crisis himself. A prostitute, Mado, provides him with the solution to his problems…

Director: Claude Sautet.

Writers: Claude Néron, Claude Sautet.

Stars: Michel Piccoli, Ottavia Piccolo, Jacques Dutronc, Charles Denner, Romy Schneider, Julien Guiomar, Claude Dauphin, Michel Aumont, Jean Bouise, André Falcon, Benoît Allemane, Jacques Richard, Jean-Denis Robert, Nicolas Vogel, Marc Chapiteau, Sabine Glaser, Konrad von Bork, David Tonelli, Nathalie Baye, Dominique Zardi, Jean-Paul Moulinot, Denise Filiatrault, Bernard Fresson.

Cinematographer: Jean Boffety.

Composer: Philippe Sarde.

Subs: English.


quarta-feira, 15 de maio de 2024

Hägringen (1959) aka Fata Morgana / Mirage

In 1959, Peter Weiss made his first feature length film, Hägringen, with Staffan Lamm and Gunilla Palmstierna in leading roles. The script to the rather experimental film is based on the novel Document I which he had published in Swedish in 1949 on his own initiative. The film shows the encounter of a young man with a large city that is yet unknown to him. His passage, accompanied by often surrealistic and absurd impressions, turns into a tour-de-force through various urban milieus. 

Director: Peter Weiss.

Writer: Peter Weiss.

Stars: Staffan Lamm, Gunilla Palmstierna-Weiss, Birger Åsander, Lars Edström, Tor-Ivan Odulf.

Cinematographer: Gustaf Mandal.

Composers: Lennart Fors, Peter Weiss.

Subs: English.


domingo, 5 de maio de 2024

Chappaquiddick (2017)

The scandal and mysterious events surrounding the tragic drowning of a young woman, as Ted Kennedy drove his car off the infamous bridge, are revealed in the new movie starring Jason Clarke as Ted Kennedy and Kate Mara as Mary Jo Kopechne. Not only did this event take the life of an aspiring political strategist and Kennedy insider, but it ultimately changed the course of presidential history forever. Through true accounts, documented in the inquest from the investigation in 1969, director John Curran and writers Andrew Logan and Taylor Allen, intimately expose the broad reach of political power, the influence of America's most celebrated family; and the vulnerability of Ted Kennedy, the youngest son, in the shadow of his family legacy.

John Curran

Jason Clarke, Kate Mara, Ed Helms

Subs: English, Portuguese


Copyright blocked in the US and UK.

domingo, 21 de abril de 2024

Appointment in Bray - Rendez-vous à Bray - (1971)

In 1917, the First World War is raging. Julien is from Luxemburg, so instead of having to go to war he studies piano in Paris. One day his friend Jacques, also a musician and now a fighter pilot on the front, invites him to spend a few days in his family’s empty house in Bray. The housekeeper, a beautiful but mute woman lets Julien in, but his friend is late and he is obliged to wait. In the meantime, he starts reminiscing of the pre-war days spent with his friend and Jacques’ girlfriend Odile.

Directed by: André Delvaux

Stars: Anna Karina, Mathieu Carrière, Roger Van Hool.

| 85:29mins | 668×404 (DVDrip)


Subs: English.

quarta-feira, 17 de abril de 2024

Revista CineTV na Bluesky

Para o público brasileiro.

Estou na rede social BLUE SKY, colocando os filmes que publico no blog e nos meus canais no YouTube.

Tem apenas 8  posts, mas vai crescer. E conto com os seguidores.

The Whales of August (Lindsay Anderson, 1987)

It's August. Like they have most summers, elderly widowed sisters Libby Strong and Sarah Webber, who live in Philadelphia, are staying together in the family's summer cottage on an island off the coast of Maine. The cottage, which now belongs to Sarah, has been in their family most of their lives, was the family's summer getaway from Philadelphia when they were younger. There are a few people who have been friends or acquaintances on the island, including the outspoken Tisha Dought, and Joshua Brackett. Someone new at least to Sarah's social circle is Mr. Maranov, a former Russian aristocrat. His stay on the island is threatened when his landlady, Hilda Partridge, passes away. Sarah and Libby have come to the realization they are in the respective twilight of their lives,


Lindsay Anderson


    Bette Davis, Lillian Gish, Vincent Price, Ann Sotherm, Harry Carey Jr. , Mary Steenburgen


   Subs: English, Portuguese

Screen legend Lillian Gish was 93 when she co-starred in this film, making her the oldest actress ever to feature in a leading role.

Actor Vincent Price and actress Bette Davis had both previously appeared in The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1939) around forty-eight years earlier.

segunda-feira, 15 de abril de 2024

The Chessplayer - El jugador de ajedrez - (2017)

In 1934 Diego Padilla wins the Spanish Championship of Chess and meets Marianne Latour, a French journalist, and they fall in love. At the end of the civil war, Marianne convinces Diego to live in France with her and their daughter, where shortly afterwards Diego will be accused of spying by the Germans and imprisoned in an SS prison. In prison, Diego will try to survive in a hostile environment thanks to Colonel Maier's passion for chess.


    Luis Oliveros


    Julio CastedoStefan Zweig


    Marc Clotet, Melina Matthews, Alejo Sauras

Subtitles: English


quinta-feira, 11 de abril de 2024

The Lives of Others - Das Leben der Anderen - (2006)

Gerd Wiesler is an officer with the Stasi, the East German secret police. The film begins in 1984 when Wiesler attends a play written by Georg Dreyman, who is considered by many to be the ultimate example of the loyal citizen. Wiesler has a gut feeling that Dreyman can't be as ideal as he seems, and believes surveillance is called for. The Minister of Culture agrees but only later does Wiesler learn that the Minister sees Dreyman as a rival and lusts after his partner Christa-Maria. The more time he spends listening in on them, the more he comes to care about them. The once rigid Stasi officer begins to intervene in their lives, in a positive way, protecting them whenever possible. Eventually, Wiesler's activities catch up to him and while there is no proof of wrongdoing, he finds himself in menial jobs - until the unbelievable happens.

 Director & Writer Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck 

 Stars Ulrich Mühe, Martina Gedeck, Sebastian Koch 


 Subs: English, Portuguese

segunda-feira, 25 de março de 2024

November - Rehepapp - (2017)

November is based on Estonian novel "Rehepapp" by Andrus Kivirähk, a bestseller of the last twenty years. The film is a mixture of magic, black humor and romantic love. The story is set in a pagan Estonian village where werewolves, the plague, and spirits roam. The villagers' main problem is how to survive the cold, dark winter. And, to that aim, nothing is taboo. People steal from each other, from their German manor lords, and from spirits, the devil, and Christ. To guard their souls, they'll give them away to thieving creatures made of wood and metal called kratts, who help their masters by stealing more. They steal even if their barns are already overflowing. Stealing is an obsession that makes the villagers more and more like the soulless creatures they command, the kratts. The main character of the film is a young farm girl named Liina who is hopelessly and forlornly in love with a village boy named Hans.


Rainer Sarnet


Rea Lest, Jörgen Liik, Arvo Kukumägi

Subs: English


Estonia's submission to the Foreign Language Film Award of the 90th Annual Academy Awards.

Despite Estonia being ruled by Germanic nobles, Estonia was part of the Russian empire at the time (as Germanic nobles still controlled much of Estonia under Russian control). This puts the date somewhere between 1720-1900. Neither Russia nor Germany clamped down on pagan beliefs until well into the late 19th century, making Estonia one of the last pagan states in Europe. Due to the Soviet's policy of forced atheism in the early 1900s, Estonia remained secular for many years, leaving it as one of the least religious countries in the world as of the 21st century.

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domingo, 17 de março de 2024

Halima's Path - Halimin put - (2012)

After the end of the war in Bosnia, Halima, a good-natured peasant woman from a remote Muslim village in Western Bosnia, searches for the remains of her husband and her teenage son, who were taken by Serbian paramilitary forces and executed. Using DNA analysis, the UN Committee for Missing Persons manages to identify the remains of her husband in one of the mass graves, but the Committee still can't identify the remains of her son, since Halima refuses to give a blood sample for DNA testing. There is something that the Committee doesn't know, something that Halima is hiding from others: her beloved son wasn't actually her biological son. The story takes us back two decades ago, during the period of Yugoslavia, where we learn how Halima and her husband became adoptive parents, after fruitless efforts to have a child on their own. Along with that story, we follow Halima's path nowadays while she is searching for the biological mother of her son, the only person who can give a blood sample, to help identify the remains of her adopted son.


Arsen A. Ostojic


Fedja Isovic


Alma Prica, Olga Pakalovic, Mijo Jurisic


Subs: English and Portuguese

segunda-feira, 11 de março de 2024

Breakfast On Pluto (Neil Jordan, 2005)

A young transwoman, Patrick "Kitten" Braden, comes of age in the 1970s. She leaves her Irish town, in part to look for her mother and in part because her transgender nature is beyond the town's understanding. She's taken in by a rock band, falls for the lead singer, has brushes with the IRA, is arrested by the London police, works in a peep show, and poses as a survey researcher for the phone company. Throughout, her nationality and her nature put her at great risk. In her search for her mother, she makes surprising discoveries of friendship and family. But, will she survive?


Neil Jordan


Neil Jordan and Pat McCabe


Cillian Murphy, Morgan Jones, Eva Birthistle, Liam Neeson, Liam Cunningham, Brendan Gleeson.


Subs: English/Portuguese

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domingo, 10 de março de 2024

The Bostonians (James Ivory, 1984)

The story centres around a young woman who becomes involved in speaking out on behalf of women's rights during the close of the 19th century America. The cause is one in which she's encouraged to give her all, it's intensity at times feels almost cult like with the leader demand complete loyalty. In fact so strong is the depth of feeling though that you are left to wonder is this purely a platonic friendship or is there something else going on? The young lady though is highly sought after for her charm and intelligence, one suitor a southern US Civil War veteran with opposite views on the place of men and women in life seeks to win her over, and they are mutually attracted to each other despite their different outlooks on politics.


James Ivory


Henry James (from book by), Ruth Prawer Jhabvala


Christopher Reeve, Vanessa Redgrave, Jessica Tandy

Subs: English, Portuguese


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quarta-feira, 6 de março de 2024

Wish You Were Here (1987)

In a staid English seaside town after the Second World War, sixteen-year-old Lynda Mansell grows up with her widowed father and younger sister. Mature beyond her years because of the untimely death of her mother, Lynda has been swearing constantly from an early age. And with the wink of an eye or the flash of a thigh, she finds love in all the wrong places, much to the chagrin of her cautious father. When her father's best friend seduces Lynda - and leaves her pregnant and alone - this outwardly bold, inwardly vulnerable girl must find a manner to veer from the course of self-destruction... and face the inevitable undertaking of growing up

Director & Writer

David Leland


Emily Lloyd, Trudi Cavanagh, Clare Clifford

Subs: English


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terça-feira, 5 de março de 2024

The Match Factory Girl (1990)

Iris is a young Finnish girl whose life has no horizon. She works in a match factory and still lives at her parents'. She escapes by reading soppy love stories or by attending a dance. One night, she thinks she has found Prince Charming. But the latter reveals himself a scornful human being who has no consideration for her. Then, she is chased away by her parents and relies on her brother's generosity to put her up. But Iris didn't say her last word and she decides to prepare a plan to have a revenge on the ones who couldn't love her.

Director & Writer

Aki Kaurismäki


Kati Outinen, Elina Salo, Esko Nikkari.

Subs: English.


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sexta-feira, 1 de março de 2024

Simonal (2018)

A spectacular rise and a hard fall. So it can be resumed the life of Simonal. Phenomenon of popularity in the mid 1960s, Simonal saw his meteoric career fall apart when he was accused of collaborating with the dictatorship.


Leonardo Domingues


Fabrício Boliveira, Isis Valverde, Leandro Hassum

Subs: Portuguese, English.


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Para o público brasileiro:

Um dos maiores cantores brasileiros de todos os tempos e o primeiro artista cancelado (como é moda atualmente nas redes sociais) pela mídia.

Há um bom documentário sobre ele no YouTube neste link: Talvez explique melhor que o filme.

Todo estava uma maravilha para Simonal, famoso, fazendo mais de 200 shows por ano (naquele tempo shows não davam tanto dinheiro), até que em 1971 ocorreu uma hecatombe na vida do Simonal, que depois disso, nunca mais se recuperou até sua morte cerca de 29 anos depois.

Seu contador disse a ele que Simonal Produções estava falida, quebrada. Simonal faturava muito, mas também gastava exageradamente. Até hoje, não consigo entender por que Simonal não pediu para seu contador mostrar detalhadamente o os motivos pelos quais ele estaria quebrado. E por que seu contador não fez questão de insistir em explicar a Simonal o motivo pelo qual ele dizia que o cantor estava quebrado?

Simonal não entendeu e achou que seu contador estava lhe passando a perna. Ele tinha alguns policiais amigos, que eram do DOPS, o Departamento de Ordem e Política Social, criado pelo Estado Novo na década de 20 e depois utilizado pela Ditadura Militar pós 64, para ser um órgão de vigilância contra subversivos ao regime. O que era para ser um leve pressão sobre o contador para ele confessar, acabou indo para tortura.

Depois disso, como pode ser visto no vídeo, tudo degringolou e Simonal acabou ficando com pecha de delator, de alcagueta.

Na minha opinião, a mídia acabou crucificando Simonal, embora ele tenha cometido um grande erro. O cantor, ao final da vida, confessou que errou, mas jamais delatou alguém. Eu também acho que ele não delatou ninguém. Tudo foi uma história mal contada e mal compreendida. O Simonal queria fazer seus shows, ganhar muito dinheiro e gastar muito dinheiro. É isso que ele queria. Com todos os seus shows, ele não teria tempo para ficar delatando alguém. Todos os artistas se queixavam da ditadura, mas não tinham vocação para promover atos subversivos.

quarta-feira, 28 de fevereiro de 2024

Little Fish (2005)

In Sydney, Tracey Heart is a thirty-two years old manager of a video shop, an ex-heroin addict whose been clean for four years. She is trying to raise $40,000 to buy a shop for computer games next door to the rental and to become partner of her boss; but based on her negative records, the banks deny the loan. Tracey takes care of her junkie stepfather Lionel Dawson, unsuccessfully trying to make him quit his heroin habit. When her former boyfriend Jonny returns from Vancouver, Tracey's mother Janelle fears a fall for Tracey, while she blames Jonny for the car accident where her son Ray lost a leg. When Ray and Jonny associate with Moss, the assistant of the retired criminal boss Bradley 'The Jockey' Thompson, in drug dealing, Tracey is convinced by Jonny to join them and raise the necessary money for her business during the weekend.


Rowan Woods


Cate Blanchett, Sam Neill, Hugo Weaving

Subs: English, Portuguese


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His Most Serene Highness - Su alteza serenísima - (2001)

From legendary director Felipe Cazals, a historical drama of the last days of General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna. Despite defeating the Tex...