Ivan Pyryev – Svinarka i pastukh AKA They Met in Moscow (1941)

 Ivan Pyryev   Svinarka i pastukh AKA They Met in Moscow (1941)

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Musical comedy. Herding pigs girl Glasha of the Russian countryside and the shepherd Musaib of Dagestani aul came to Moscow at the agricultural exhibition, meet there and fall in love at first sight. They will leave for a long time, and partial to Glasha fellow villager does not want to so just give the girl a distant opponent. Continue reading

Antonio Carlos da Fontoura – Somos Tão Jovens AKA We are So Young (2013)

 Antonio Carlos da Fontoura   Somos Tão Jovens AKA We are So Young (2013)

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We are So Young (Portuguese: Somos tão Jovens) is a 2013 Brazilian biographical drama film about Brazilian singer Renato Russo. The film does not follow the life of Renato Russo. The focus is his adolescence, his physical problems and the discover of his love for music. It is directed by Antônio Carlos da Fontoura, written by Marcos Bernstein and starring Thiago Mendonça and Laila Zaid. Was released in Brazilian theaters by distributors Imagem Filmes and Fox Film on May 3, 2013.[3]

In 1973, the Manfredini family moved from Rio to Brasília. Renato, suffered from a rare bone disease, the epiphysiolysis and after surgery he was in need of a wheelchair. Forced to stay at home and being treated with morphine, the young man began to project his plans to become the greatest rock star of Brazil, creating, later, the group Aborto Elétrico, becoming the “Loner Troubadour” and later, creating the band Legião Urbana. Continue reading

Felix Van Groeningen – The Broken Circle Breakdown (2012)

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Didier and Elise’s relationship is stormy and passionate; it’s love at first sight. Didier plays the banjo in a bluegrass band, lives in a caravan in the Belgian countryside and idolises America as the ‘land of the free’. Elise owns her own tattoo parlour. Her body is plastered with images – little mementos of past lovers whose names have been carefully covered up by new tattoos. Before long their two lives are closely intertwined. Elise sings in Didier’s band and they soon have a daughter together, little Maybelle, with whom they move into a lovingly if unconventionally restored country house. This film accompanies Elise and Didier on their rollercoaster ride through life; through days filled with their love of music and their mutual passion.
Based on the stage play by Johan Heldenbergh and Mieke Dobbels, director Felix van Groeningen portrays various episodes in Elise and Didier’s story. The film’s barn-stomping blue grass concert footage and enthralling love story are delightfully reminiscent of the grand old days of American country music. Continue reading

Robert Altman – Nashville (1975)

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In the wake of JFK’s assassination, under the shadow of the Vietnam war, an independent presidential candidate is running, bold and cheap, under the banner of the Replacement Party: their unbelievable platform includes banning lawyers from Congress and re-writing the national anthem. This uncanny Perot-like figure is never seen, but his campaign wagon blares out rambling, pre-recorded speeches as it lumbers through the film unnoticed. The backdrop is Music City, the characters a myriad and hero- less cross-section of America. The lone foreigner is an insufferable reporter from BBC whose aimless monologues provide satirical counterpoint to the film’s deadpan delivery. -IMDb Continue reading

Robert Z. Leonard – Dancing Lady (1933)

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Janie (Joan Crawford), is a former dancer in a burlesque theater. During a show, one man from the public takes off part of Janie’s costume, leaving her almost topless. In that precise moment police comes and takes away all dancers to the court, with charges of attempting against moral. The judge won’t believe Janie explanation about the matter, and sends her to jail. Tod Newton (Franchot Tone), a rich man who was in the theater, takes Jane out of jail. He feels attracted to Janie’s beauty and after hearing her story about longing for become a famous dancer, he will be disposed to help her. A prestigious Broadway director, Patch Gallagher (Clak Gable) is trying to set up a musical play, but he’s having some monetary difficulties. Tod will get an audition for Janie, despite Patch resistance. But the director accepts the girl, who’s a quite talented dancer. Nevertheless, Patch begins to feel attracted to Janie, who is working hard in the rehearsals, behaving well and kindly with the director. But Tod is planning to propose Janie, despite matrimony is now out of her future plans. Besides, Patch is having a bad time. The production has stopped because of problems with the producers, and maybe Janie is having some feelings for Patch. Continue reading

Ashutosh Gowariker – Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India AKA Land Tax (2001)

 Ashutosh Gowariker   Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India AKA Land Tax (2001)

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Synopsis:
Considered to be a modern classic of Indian cinema, LAGAAN is a musical drama which tells the story of a central Indian farming village in 1893. The village waits for the monsoons to come and rain on its crops, but the ground remains dry and infertile. Meanwhile, British ruler Captain Russell (Paul Blackthorne) demands lagaan–or double normal taxes–from the villagers. When it becomes clear that they can’t pay, Russell challenges the villagers to a game of cricket, a game they know nothing about. Teaching the villagers about the game falls on the shoulders of farmer Bhuvan (Aamir Khan). As they begin to learn, the villagers are inspired to go up against Russell, with tax negotiation as the stakes for the game. Full of choreographed musical numbers and climaxing in a pulse-pounding cricket match, LAGAAN is a fun, heartwarming British/Indian production that should have no difficulties translating across other national borders. Continue reading

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