Romance

Christy Cabanne – Annapolis Salute (1937)

Synopsis:
The adventures of three disparate cadets at the US Naval Academy–one the son of a Navy enlisted man, the other the scion of a wealthy family, the third decent but somewhat slow-witted–and their struggles with the rigors of the academy, women, and each other. Read More »

Marcel L’Herbier – Le Bercail (1919)

Adapted from Bernstein’s Le Bercail, the film follows Evelyne’s attempt to reconnect with her family after a traumatizing experience with a young writer.

Evelyne Landry, intellectuelle et passionnée, a épousé un homme bon et droit, mais fermé à tout ce qui intéresse la jeune femme. Jacques, écrivain secondaire et arriviste, la persuade de son amour. Elle s’enfuit avec lui abandonnant mari et enfant. Sa liaison ne lui apporte que déception, elle rompt avec Jacques et, repentante, demande son pardon à Etienne Landry qui finit par le lui accorder. Read More »

Paulo Rocha – Os Verdes Anos AKA The Green Years (1963)

Julio, aged nineteen, has just left the provinces to settle down in the outskirts of Lisbon. He lives there in a poor area with his uncle Raul and starts working as an apprentice shoemaker. At the shop, he gets to know Ilda, a young housemaid and regular customer. Ilda is pretty, joyful and modern and Julio falls for her. Read More »

Ming-liang Tsai – He liu AKA The River (1997)

Quote:
An unemployed young man named Hsiao-Kang (Lee Kang-sheng) passes idle time at a local Taipei mall when he encounters an old friend (Chen Shiang-chyi) on the opposite escalator. With time on his hands, he agrees to accompany her back to the location shoot where she is working as a production assistant for a film. At the site, the director is displeased with the unrealistic appearance of a mannequin intended to represent a dead body floating on the river, and asks the aimless Hsiao-Kang to act as a stand-in for the shot. Read More »

Alan Mak – Yuen mong shu AKA Final Romance (2001)

Ah Dik and Jean meet up in Japan to bury the ashes of Ah Dik’s brother and Jean’s sister, who were once lovers. Love soon blossoms between Jean and Ah Dik but their romance is shortlived when Jean’s father appears and abruptly takes her back to Hong Kong to be engaged to a doctor. Read More »

Nancy Savoca – True Love (1989)

Synopsis:
Donna and Michael are getting married. But first, they have to plan the reception, get the tux, buy the rings, and cope with their own uncertainty about the decision. Michael fears commitment. Donna has her doubts about Michael’s immaturity. Both are getting cold feet. Read More »

Yorgos Tsemberopoulos – Xafnikos erotas AKA Sudden Love (1984)

Synopsis
Eleni (Betty Livanou) is married and has a child. In an attempt to escape the boredom of her daily routine, she meets a good man (Antonis Theodorakopoulos). They have a passionate relationship that lasts only as long as the trip they take to Lisbon. Read More »