Apichatpong Weerasethakul – Sud pralad AKA Tropical Malady (2004)

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Plot

The story of a blossoming romance between a soldier and a country boy, crossed with a Thai folk legend about a shaman with shapeshifting abilities.

Review

Love is the drug, a game for two and, in the otherworldly new Thai film ”Tropical Malady,” unabashedly strange. A fractured love story about the mystery and impossibility of desire, the film was directed by Apichatpong Weerasethakul, whose earlier feature ”Blissfully Yours” opened recently in New York. Perched between two worlds, two consciousnesses and two radically different storytelling traditions, this new feature, which will be screened today as part of the New York Film Festival, shows a young filmmaker pushing at the limits of cinematic narrative with grace and a certain amount of puckish willfulness. Continue reading

Shane Ryan – Amateur Porn Star Killer 3: The Final Chapter (2009)

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Brandon is back, and he has one last order of business as the Amateur Porn Star trilogy winds towards its shocking conclusion. Offered a ride by a handsome and kindly stranger, an aspiring actress (real life porn star Regan Reese) hops into the passenger seat of his car with no clue as to the horrors that await her. As darkness falls and the car pulls into an empty field at the edge of a small town, it doesn’t take Brandon long to reveal his murderous true intentions. With nowhere to run and a madman on her heels, the desperate girl is quickly caught up in a bloody game of cat and mouse. Continue reading

Shane Ryan – Amateur Porn Star Killer 2 (2008)

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Amateur Porn Star Killer director Shane Ryan continues to shock and offend with this faux-snuff follow-up to his controversial 2007 debut. Brutality knows no bounds when a killer posing as a porno director lures an unsuspecting beauty to his dungeon of death. But this actress isn’t about to go down without a fight, and when she realizes she’s signed on for her final role she strikes back against her attacker with everything she’s got. Continue reading

Shane Ryan – Amateur Porn Star Killer (2006)

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IMDB’s Plot Synopsis

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“The unofficial story of a killer who kidnaps and kills three girls is told through the tale of his last victim, ‘Amateur Porn Star Killer’ is about a girl he picks up on the street and convinces to go back to his hotel room. The girl, played by Michiko Jimenez, is shy, unnerved, and yet unable to take herself out of a bad situation. Shane Ryan himself is the killer, a guy who seems at first nothing more than your standard, 18 year old pervert with a penchant for filming his sexual escapades. What unravels is a story far darker, unsettling, and downright mesmerizing then what originally presents itself in the first few minutes of the story.” – written by Pretty-Scary, For Women in Horror by Women in Horror Continue reading

Abderrahmane Sissako – Heremakono aka Waiting for Happiness [+Extras] (2002)

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Waiting for Happiness depicts life in the seaside town of Nouadhibou in Mauritania. A young man, Abdallah (Mohamed Mahmoud Ould Mohamed), visits the town, where his mother lives, before emigrating. He feels disconnected from his people because he dresses in Western clothes, and he does not speak the language, but he connects in small ways during his stay. A taciturn elderly electrician, Maata (Maata Ould Mohamed Abeid), teaches an energetic boy, Khatra (Khatra Ould Abdel Kader), his trade, while a traditional singer (Nema Mint Choueikh) teaches a talented young girl hers. One would-be émigré washes up on the beach amid massive ships long ago run aground. Abdallah’s mother vainly urges him to follow traditional customs while he’s in town. Nana (Nana Diakite) tells Abdallah a sad tale about tracking down the father of her lost child in Europe. The film jumps forward in time at several points, and eventually both Khatra and Abdallah try to leave the village. Continue reading

Prasanna Vithanage – Ira Madiyama (2003)

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Based on true incidents, this film revolves around three sories that unfold simultaneously. During two scorching August days, three different groups of people – thrown into the heat of the war – face different exoeriences due to circumstances beyond their control. They have to continue to exist in a society that is traumatized by nearly twenty years of war between the Sinhalese government forces, and the rebel movement from the Tamil community who are fighting for self-determination.

An eleven year old Muslim boy is struggling to keep his dog, while the family is uprooted by the rebels; a young woman, Chamari, is looking for her soldier husband who is missing in action, and a young soldier, Duminda, finds his sister among the working girls in a brothel. This film is about their quest for life…

“Ira Madiyama” or “August Sun” screened at the International Film Festival Rotterdam in 2004. Continue reading

Lech Kowalski – On Hitler’s Highway (2002)

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A very personal journey, almost like a diary, with hand held camera Kowalski travels along the oldest highway in Polan, built by Hitler. While travelling along the highway Kowalski meets the people that now ply their trade their. The
the director uses his camera to cut a swath through Hitler’s legacy from a new perspective. Continue reading