Limitless Cinema in Broken English

February 14, 2009

WISH LIST FOR NOVEMBER 2008

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WISH LIST FOR NOVEMBER 2008

I think it’s time I continue making my own wish list. I should have posted this in early December 2008, but I was too shocked with the political crisis in Thailand at that time and was not in the mood for making any wishes, and I have been very busy after that.

A.FILM WISH LIST

1.IRI (2008, Zhang Lu, South Korea, 107 min)
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3423/3276199441_3ef236abbd_o.jpg

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1330995/
http://www.hancinema.net/korean_movie_Iri.php

“In China a woman lives an impoverished life with her father who is far from helpful. In the crowded and busy streets of industrial city Chongqing, the story goes on showing those neglected people who have no hope or future. In Korea there had been an explosion 30 years ago at the I-ri station that no one seems to remember. Jinseo- who was born mentally disabled because of the accident and her brother lead a hard existence. The two stories are counterpoints to each other about hardship, struggle, and daily bravery.”


2.LENZ (2006, Thomas Imbach, Switzerland)
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3363/3276199467_70af50f48d_o.jpg


Synopsis from http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0756676/

“The filmmaker Lenz has left his native Berlin for the Vosges to research the story behind Georg Büchner’s novel fragment Lenz. But he soon trades the Alsatian landscape for higher altitudes and more emotional territory: a reunion with his estranged wife Natalie and their son Noah in the Swiss Alps. Like his literary counterpart, the modern-day Lenz follows the Romantic motto: Genius writes its own rules. Against a background of kitsch global tourism – provided by the authentic Zermatt locations – Thomas Imbach’s Lenz portrays an unconventional family and a man struggling between euphoria and desperation.”

http://www.variety.com/review/VE1117929822.html?categoryid=31&cs=1&p=0

3.THE LOST COAST (2008, Gabriel Fleming, USA, 74 min)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1189341/
“As a group of old high school friends wander through San Francisco on Halloween night, two of them are forced to confront their unspoken sexual history”

This is the trailer of THE LOST COAST:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RIKdoBNW–k

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51OokEw3lxL._SS500_.jpg


4.OMG/HAHAHA (2007, Morgan Jon Fox, USA, 74 min)
http://www.myspace.com/sawedoffpictures
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0969644/

“An independent coffee shop owner finds out she is pregnant, a transgender girl who runs storytime at a local bookstore has to decide if she’s going to go say goodbye to her dying father who violated her for years, a 14yo boy walks around with the weight of the world on his shoulders wondering how he is as a parent to his “child”, a boy turns 23 and is told he cant bring his boyfriend of 6 years to his parents house for a birthday dinner, and a 17yo kid seeks more from life than the rootless, angry household he lives in, trying to shed light on his group of disconnected, cold friends”

This is the trailer of OMG/HAHAHA.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7kh7LuBWVmY

5.A POLICE ROMANCE (2008, Stephanie Duvivier, France, 95 min) starring Hiam Abbass
This is the trailer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nlVXCxBfwe8

6.RAIN (2008, Paula Hernandez, Argentina, 110 min)
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3303/3276199471_8793700573.jpg
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1194615/

“Buenos Aires. It rains. Alma is in her car, stuck in Buenos Aires’ traffic. She have been living in her little car since her boyfriend left her. Suddenly, Roberto gets into the car. He’s wet and hurt , he’s tired of the rain, of broken dreams. He have came back after thirty years abroad. In this new city he has nothing and nobody, just a father in coma, whom he has no relationship. He promises to leave the car as soon as the rain ceases. Alma, not knowing exactly why lets him in. That night will be different. And the next few days too. There’s something new to find in the depth of their hearts”

7.SAUNA (2008, Antti-Jussi Annila, Finland, 85 min)
http://www.bronson.fi/sauna/
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1124394/
Is this a horror film in Tarkovsky’s style?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=si8IqpZc8Fo

8.THE STRANGER IN ME (2008, Emily Atef, Germany)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1194235/
“A young couple in love: Rebecca (32) and her boyfriend Julian (34) are expecting their first child and are full of pleasant expectation. As Rebecca gives birth to a healthy boy their luck seems to be perfect. But instead of the unconditional motherly love she was expecting she is thrown into an emotional turmoil. Helplessness and desperation reign and her own baby is a stranger to her. With every day that passes her inability to meet the demands of motherhood become more and more apparent. Unable to admit this to anyone, not even Julian, she falls into a deep darkness – to the point that she realises she is becoming a threat to her child. Now only unconditional love can bring her back on track…”
This is the trailer of THE STRANGER IN ME:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iH-HEt9rGS0
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3507/3276199439_2721785c31_b.jpg

9.TEZA (2008, Haile Gerima, Ethiopia, 140 min)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1284592/
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3508/3276199473_7c824cb281.jpg

“The return of the African intellectual Anberber to his native country during the repressive Marxist regime of Haile Mariam Mengistu and the recognition of his own displacement and powerlessness at the dissolution of his people’s humanity and social values. After several years spent studying medicine in Germany, Anberber returns to Ethiopia only to find the country of his youth replaced by turmoil. His dream of using his craft to improve the health of Ethiopians is squashed by a military junta that uses scientists for their own political ends. Seeking the comfort of his countryside home, Anberber finds no refuge from violence. The solace that the memories of his youth provide is quickly replaced by the competing forces of military and rebelling factions. Anberber needs to decide whether he wants to bear the strain or piece together a life from the fragments that lay around him.”

10.13 ROSES (2007, Emilio Martinez Lazaro, Spain, 100 min) story by Pedro Costa
http://www.las13rosas.com/
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0809533/
“It tells the story of 13 young women who were executed as a group just a few months after the end of the Spanish Civil War. Amid promises of justice and national reconciliation many thousands of people who had been on the side of the democratically elected republican government were rounded up and put in overcrowded jails. These were often people who had only been on the edges of the political organisations or had joined political Youth organisations, the social organisations of the time. Most of the girls in this particular group were under legal age when they were executed, no more than children in the eyes of their contemporaries. At least one, the oldest, was entirely innocent of any association with the political left. She and her husband (executed separately) paying the price for helping a known communist and fellow musician and colleague evade the fascist repression. Executions of this type and on this scale continued for many months, perhaps several years.”

This is the trailer:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WGJlkUk2Fjo

B.TRIBUTE WISH LIST
TRIBUTE TO JACQUES PERRIN, A HANDSOME ACTOR

1.THE TRUTH (1960, Henri-Georges Clouzot)
2.GIRL WITH A SUITCASE (1961, Valerio Zurlini)
3.FAMILY DIARY (1962, Valerio Zurlini)
4.CORRUPTION (1963, Mauro Bolognini)
5.THE 317TH PLATOON (1965, Pierre Schoendoerffer)
6.LINE OF DEMARCATION (1966, Claude Chabrol)
7.ALMOST A MAN (1966, Vittorio De Seta)
8.SHOCK TROOPS (1967, Costa-Gavras)
9.THE BIG SOFTIE (1967, Pierre Granier-Deferre)
10.THE UNINVITED (1969, Vittorio De Seta)
11.BLANCHE (1971, Walerian Borowczyk)
12.GOYA, HISTORIA DE UNA SOLEDAD (1971, Nino Quevedo)
This film is nominated for Golden Palm.
13.THE STRANGLER (1972, Paul Vecchiali)
14.MILITARY COUP IN KOLWEZI (1980, Raoul Coutard)
15.THE DISOBEDIENCE (1981, Aldo Lado)
16.THE SHADOW (1992, Claude Goretta)
17.THE LONG SILENCE (1993, Margarethe von Trotta)

C.ART EXHIBITION WISH LIST
PHYLLIS BRAMSON
http://www.phyllisbramson.com/

 

 

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Wish list for October 2008
http://celinejulie.blogspot.com/2008/11/wish-list-for-october-2008.html

Wish list for Sep 2008
http://celinejulie.blogspot.com/2008/10/wish-list-for-sep-2008.html
WISH LIST FOR AUGUST 2008
http://celinejulie.blogspot.com/2008/09/wish-list-for-august-2008.html
WISH LIST FOR JULY 2008
http://celinejulie.blogspot.com/2008/08/wish-list-for-july-2008.html
WISH LIST FOR JUNE 2008
http://celinejulie.blogspot.com/2008/07/wish-list-for-june-2008.html
FILM WISH LIST FOR MAY 2008
http://celinejulie.blogspot.com/2008/06/film-wish-list-for-may-2008.html
FILM WISH LIST FOR APRIL 2008

http://celinejulie.blogspot.com/2008/05/film-wish-list-for-april-2008.html
Film wish list for March 2008
http://celinejulie.blogspot.com/2008/04/film-wish-list-for-march-2008.html
FILM WISH LIST FOR FEB 2008
http://celinejulie.blogspot.com/2008/03/film-wish-list-for-february-2008.html
FILM WISH LIST FOR JAN 2008
http://celinejulie.blogspot.com/2008/02/film-wish-list-for-jan-2008.html
FILM WISH LIST IN 2007
http://celinejulie.blogspot.com/2008/02/film-wish-list-for-jan-2008.html

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