Limitless Cinema in Broken English

February 17, 2009


Filed under: Uncategorized — celinejulie @ 10:45 pm


1.AUGUST EVENING (2007, Chris Eska, USA)

“August Evening follows an aging undocumented farm worker named Jaime and his young, widowed daughter-in-law, Lupe, as their lives are thrown into upheaval. Lupe is more of a daughter to Jaime than his own children, and the two try to stick together… but change is inevitable”

The trailer:

2.FERMAT’S ROOM (2007, Luis Piedrahita + Rodrigo Sopena, Spain, 88 min)

“Four mathematicians who do not know each other are invited by a mysterious host on the pretext of resolving a great enigma. The room in which they find themselves turns out to be a shrinking room that will crush them if they do not discover in time what connects them all and why someone might wish to murder them.”

The trailer:

3.(HOW) TO BE DEAD (2008, Manuel Ferrari, Argentina, 77 min)

4.LOST SONG (2008, Rodrigue Jean, Canada, 102 min)

5.THE ORDER OF MYTHS (2008, Margaret Brown, USA, documentary)
“Mobile, Alabama, 2007: the oldest Mardi Gras in the United States is a study in Black and White. Groups prepare coronations, parades, balls, and revelry. White and Black communities have separate royal courts and separate events. People comment on these vestiges of segregation, some critical and some okay with it. The Black king and queen come to the coronation of the White royal couple, and the White king and queen join the celebration at the Comrades party, a primarily Black event. City patriarchs agree to do more together, and the city’s youth seem to want more interaction as well. The film explores possible contradictions between preserving traditions and putting the old Mobile behind them.”

The trailer:

6.LA ORILLA QUE SE ABISMA (2008, Gustavo Fontan, Argentina, documentary, 64 min)

“The movie is a documentary about the argetine poet Juan Laurentino Ortiz, known as “Juan L” or “Juanele”. It’s a story about a travel trought the Paraná river (Entre Ríos, Argentina), where the nature acting (water, birds, air, rain, trees, sun, etc). The film have parts of documentary about Juan L. Ortiz, and can hear his voice talking a reciting a poem. La orilla que se abisma is poetry made image”

7.THE QUEEN AND I (2008, Nahid Persson, Sweden, documentary)

“Filmmaker and Iranian exile Nahid Persson Sarvestani talks with the widow of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the late Shah of Iran, who was overthrown in 1979”

This film is available in Youtube but without subtitle.

8.SCRATCH (2008, Michal Rosa, Poland, 89 min)

The trailer:

9.WIDE FIELD (2008, Mikheil Kalatozhisvili, Russia, 108 min)

“A young doctor relocates to a remote region of central Asia, thinking his fiancee soon will join him”

10.YANGGAW (2008, Richard Somes, Philippines)
Oggs Cruz wrote about this film here:


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