Tinto Brass – L’uomo che guarda AKA The Voyeur (1994) (HD)

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At a college in Rome, a professor, nicknamed “Dodo” is in a deep depression. His stunningly beautiful wife has just left him for another man. Dodo wants her back very badly and has erotic daydreams about her. A beautiful young student in his class asks him for a ride home and seduces the lucky man, but still he wonders about his wife and her lover. Wile visiting his father he meets his dad’s very sexy live-in nurse who takes care of much more then his broken leg. She tells Dodo of a beautiful young woman whose been having a sexual relationship with his father? Continue reading

Thorold Dickinson – The High Command (1938)

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‘A high-ranking general is stationed in West Africa, but when a new doctor arrives at his post he is forced to face his dark past. The doctor is an old acquaintance and holds a deadly secret about the general, a secret that could destroy him forever. That is until the doctor is found murdered and the sinister world of the general begins to unravel.’
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Yann Arthus-Bertrand – Home (2009)

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The documentary chronicles the present day stance of the Earth, its climate and how we as the dominant species have long-term repercussions on its future. A theme expressed throughout the documentary is that of linkage; how all organisms and the Earth are linked in a “delicate but crucial” balance with each other, and how no organism can be self-sufficient.

Documentary with commentary by Glenn Close. In 200,000 years on earth humanity has upset the balance of the planet, established by nearly four billion years of evolution. The price to pay is high, but it’s too late to be a pessimist: humanity has barely ten years to reverse the trend, become aware of the full extent of its devastation of the Earth’s riches and change its patterns of consumption. Yann Arthus-Bertrand’s extraordinarily beautiful and moving film was made over three years, shot from the air in more than fifty countries. It is being screened all over the world on the same date, World Environment Day, to convince us all of our individual and collective responsibility towards the planet. Continue reading

Marin Karmitz – Coup pour coup AKA Blow for Blow (1972)

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The film describes a strike in a French textile factory, when the striking workers occupy the factory. The title translates as, “Blow for Blow”, as in a fight.

“A movie which must have scared lots of people for, to my knowledge, TV screened it for the first time this very year; in the theaters, its release was secret and anyway it would have certainly failed, since it completely refused the star system (which many so called subversive movies in the Wake of the events of May 68 did not avoid: ‘Tout Va Bien ” by His Majesty Godard starred Yves Montand and Jane Fonda). The final cast and credits do show a collective work: the non-Professional (in the majority) and professional actors are treated on an equal footing with the technicians, the screenwriters and the director . Continue reading

Nicolas Rey – Les soviets plus l’électricité (2002) (DVD)

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This art-film is an imaginary documentary film about a man who sets off from Paris to Siberia in search of his father’s past: His father was a communist who had voluntarily gone from France to the Soviet Union to work on a big engineering project in Magadan. Now his adult son travels by train from Paris, through the Ukraine into the depths of Russia, in search of the values and ideas that had been so relevant to his father. The title of the film alludes to Lenin’s definition of communism: communism equals Soviets plus electricity. (Soviets are councils). Continue reading

Miguel Gomes – Cántico das criaturas AKA Canticle of all Creatures (2006) (HD)

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Assis 2005: a troubadour walks the streets of St. Francis of Assisi hometown, singing and playing the Song of Brother Sun or Song of the Creatures, written by St. Francis back in the winter of 1224. Woods of Umbria, 1212: during one preaching to the birds, St. Francis suddenly faints. Reanimated by St. Clare, the saint looks strange and absent and he doesn’t remember anything. When the night falls, the animals in the forest sing and praise Francis. But this love sung by the animals leads to a feeling of possession, a desire of exclusivity usually known as jealousy. Continue reading