Drama

Shirô Moritani – Hakkodasan aka Mount Hakkoda (1977)

Isolde Standish:
With the change in the aesthetic of the yakuza genre that occurred in the 1970s towards the realist style of the innovator Fukasaku Kinji ‘jitsuroku’ film series, the ninkyo ethic of the 1960s films again shifted genre. After the great success of the three-part epic War and Humanity (Senso to ningen), based on the six-part novel by Gomikawa Junpei (1916-1995) and released by Nikkatsu between 1970 and 1973, epics based on the war or military themes became increasingly popular throughout the 1970s and 1980s. Read More »

    Alejandro Landes – Monos (2019)

    Anarchy clashes with adolescence as a squadron of teen rebels on a remote mountaintop watch over a prisoner amid drills, attacks and misdeeds. Read More »

      Kôji Fukada – Hotori no Sakuko AKA Au revoir l’été (2013)

      Quote:
      Sakuko is an 18 year old student, who travels with her aunt to Mikie from Tokyo to a seaside town where they plan to housesit for the summer. Mikie is working on an academic project and Sakuko is preparing for her university entrance exams.

      But the summer days move slowly and Sakuko soon makes a friend, Takashi, a simple young lad who was sent to the town as a refugee from Fukushima and the Great East Japan Earthquake. Takashi has dropped out of school and works at love-motel managed by Ukichi, a old friend of Mikie. Read More »

        Júlio Bressane – Cara a Cara (1967)

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        A man, sort of penpusher living in the darkness of books or in a ruined house with his dying mother, watches out for of a radiant, rich young girl. Her father meanwhile seems to organize some political trick with accomplices. Read More »

          Robert Redford – Ordinary People (1980) (HD)

          The accidental death of the older son of an affluent family deeply strains the relationships among the bitter mother, the good-natured father, and the guilt-ridden younger son. Read More »

            Björn Runge – Happy End (2011)

            This a fairytale for adults, about five people who currently stands at the crossroad that forever will change the paths of their lives.Jonna, Peter, Katrine, Asger and Mårten are all people with an important liaison to one another, but who are avoiding to be truthful. They are all living in a world of shadows, lined by lies and falsities and are only waiting for the truth to appear so that they may be able to continue their lives in another direction. Read More »

              Sandra Gugliotta – Un día de suerte AKA A Lucky Day (2002)

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              Buenos Aires in the year 2002; the economical depression has caught the country. Elsa keeps her head above water through several badly paid jobs and occasional criminal offenses with her friends Walter, Laura and Toni. She’s saving money for a ticket to Rome to get out of her life and visit an Italian with whom she had a one night stand several months ago. Read More »