Michael Winterbottom – The Emperor’s New Clothes (2015)

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The Emperor’s New Clothes – a film by Michael Winterbottom with Russell Brand

Milton Friedman once said that every crisis was an opportunity. The financial crisis of 2008 should have been a chance to reform the system for the benefit of everyone. But instead, austerity for everyone throughout Britain and Europe was the price to be paid for supporting the financial sector, with £131 billion spent by UK tax payers to keep the financial system afloat, while $30 trillion in support and subsidies went to Wall Street in the US.

Using a mixture of documentary, interviews, archive footage and comedy, Russell Brand takes us from his hometown Grays in Essex, to the heart of London ‘City’ and on to the Big Apple. This daring film will shake up the world by revealing the bewildering truth about how the people at the bottom are paying for the luxuries of those at the top.

Things can change…things do change. #ThingsCanChange Continue reading

Georgi Daneliya – Mimino (1977)

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Description: (using google translate from russian)
Friends name Valiko Mizandari “Mimino” which is translated from the Georgian means “falcon”. Working in his native mountain village, a helicopter transports Mimino mail, vegetables, sheep. But he has long been dreaming of this, a large aircraft. Finally he managed to translate his dream into reality. He invited a pilot on international flights and is coming to Moscow. The open and friendly to people, Mimino not very comfortable feel in a big city. Nevertheless, he becomes the pilot of supersonic aircraft, flying all over the world. But zatoskovav to his homeland, he returned home to Georgia, to their friends and relatives, to his friends.

Georgi Daneliya beautiful film, a masterpiece of Soviet cinema. Continue reading

Dudley Nichols – Government Girl (1943)

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Plot:
Washington DC in the war. The machinery of government is a hive of endless if not seamless activity. Arnament production is the name of the game, by fair means or foul. Ed Browne, more used to making cars in Detroit, is having to try and get planes made in this maelstrom. Luckily or unluckily, he finds he has a secretary who knows the political ropes – and her own mind. Continue reading

Georgi Daneliya – Kin-Dza-Dza (1989)

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Wikipedia wrote:
Kin-dza-dza! (Russian: Кин-дза-дза!, translit. Kin-dzah-dzah!) is a 1986 Soviet comedy-science fiction film released by the Mosfilm studio and directed by Georgi Daneliya, with a story by Georgi Daneliya and Revaz Gabriadze. The movie was filmed in color, consists of two parts and runs for 135 minutes in total.

The film is a dark and grotesque parody of human society and may be described as a dystopia. It depicts a desert planet, depleted of its resources, home to an impoverished dog-eat-dog society with extreme inequality and oppression. It is a cult film, especially in post-Soviet countries, and its humorous dialogue is frequently quoted. Continue reading