On September 27, 1810, the French troops commanded by Marshal Massena, were defeated in the Serra do Buçaco by the Anglo-Portuguese army of general Wellington.
Despite the victory, Portuguese and British are forced to retreat from the enemy, numerically superior, in order to attract them to Torres Vedras, where Wellington had built fortified lines hardly surmountable.
Simultaneously, the Anglo-Portuguese command organizes the evacuation of the entire territory between the battlefield and the lines of Torres Vedras, a gigantic burned land operation, which prevents the French from collecting supplies.
This is the setting for the adventures of a multitude of characters from all social backgrounds – soldiers and civilians, men, women and children, young and old – to the daily routine torn by war and dragged through hills and valleys, between ruined villages, charred forests and devastated crops. Continue reading Valeria Sarmiento – Linhas de Wellington AKA Wellington Lines [Theatrical Cut] (2012)
The legendary explorer Thor Heyerdal’s epic 4,300 miles crossing of the Pacific on a balsa wood raft in 1947, to prove that this could have been done in pre-Columbian times for South Americans to settle in Polynesia. Continue reading Joachim Rønning & Espen Sandberg – Kon-Tiki (2012)
Written in 1931, H. P. Lovecraft’s iconic genre-bending tale of suspense and alien terrors is brought to life in the style of classic horror films of the early 1930s like Dracula, Frankenstein, and King Kong. Using its Mythoscope process ~ a mix of modern and vintage techniques ~ the H. P. Lovecraft Historical Society expands on Lovecraft’s original tale while still bringing you unparalleled authenticity. Continue reading Sean Branney – The Whisperer in Darkness (2011)
“Shifting between fact and fiction in a hotel situated along the Mekong River, a filmmaker rehearses a movie expressing the bonds between a vampire-like mother and daughter… “….IMDB Continue reading Apichatpong Weerasethakul – Mekong Hotel (2012)
Turkish filmmaker Zeki Demirkubuz is adapting “Notes from Underground,” Fyodor Dostoevsky’s groundbreaking 19th century novel, for his newest directorial effort, which he is currently shooting in the Turkish capital.
Filming for the movie, called “Yeraltý” (Underground), has been under way for four weeks now, with actor Engin Günaydýn, praised for his portrayal of a small-town man in the Taylan Brothers’ critically acclaimed 2009 dark comedy “Vavien,” in the leading role.
Demirkubuz, the director of such acclaimed movies as “Kader” (Destiny) and “Kýskanmak” (Envy), said the long screenplay for the new film was a loose adaptation of Dostoevsky’s existential novella. Continue reading Zeki Demirkubuz – Yeralti AKA Inside (2012)
Special Agent Sally Biggs has a secret. She can rewind time–a few seconds–whenever she wants. It’s enough to make her a celebrity at the FBI and control almost everything in her life. But deep down, she’s afraid of the pain that comes from the things no one can control. Her worst fears are realized when her scientist husband disappears mysteriously. Paranormal apparitions begin to surround her. Strangers with terrifying technologies know her secret, and want her dead. Her only clue is her husband’s ghost–who she follows onto a battlefield she never knew existed. She must discover the awesome truth that ties all the mysteries together, before the fabric of her being–and the ones she loves most–fade out of reality. Written by Space Ace Continue reading Thomas Gomez Durham – 95ers: Echoes (2012)
Taken from IMDB comments:
“Not the best thing, but also not the worst., 22 March 2011
Author: M. O. from Brazil
‘Bruna Surfistinha’ is the story of Rachel Pacheco, an adopted Brazilian girl that constantly suffered from bullying and, feeling apart of everyone, leaved her house and family at age of 18 in search for independence to prove herself and the others that she could be someone special. Then she finds a job opportunity that could give what she was so desperately wanting. She really didn’t care if it’s from sex, she just wanted to make money and achieve her objectives. “More sex, more money”, that’s what she thinks to keep surviving. Continue reading Marcus Baldini – Bruna Surfistinha (2011)