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.


Director

Rainer Sarnet


Stars

Rea Lest, Jörgen Liik, Arvo Kukumägi


Subs: English

YOUTUBE LINK: https://youtu.be/ew5mo6proLM

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.


Director

Arsen A. Ostojic


Writer

Fedja Isovic


Stars

Alma Prica, Olga Pakalovic, Mijo Jurisic

YOUTUBE LINK: https://youtu.be/w7mPFcbMZXk

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?


Director

Neil Jordan

Writers

Neil Jordan and Pat McCabe

Stars

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


YOUTUBE LINK: https://youtu.be/mEhOB8AIvMI


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.


Director

James Ivory


Writers

Henry James (from book by), Ruth Prawer Jhabvala


Stars

Christopher Reeve, Vanessa Redgrave, Jessica Tandy


Subs: English, Portuguese

YOUTUBE LINK: https://youtu.be/8GbJAbLb1KA

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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


Stars

Emily Lloyd, Trudi Cavanagh, Clare Clifford


Subs: English

YOUTUBE LINK: https://youtu.be/uVuRWLjEi_c

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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


Stars

Kati Outinen, Elina Salo, Esko Nikkari.


Subs: English.

YOUTUBE LINK: https://youtu.be/wS3eoKcCx5M

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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.


Director

Leonardo Domingues


Stars

Fabrício Boliveira, Isis Valverde, Leandro Hassum


Subs: Portuguese, English.

YOUTUBE LINK: https://youtu.be/YzjqJGWOXro

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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: https://youtu.be/ItVY5xs3_VM 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.

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...