Kaspar Rostrup – Dansen med Regitze (1989)

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Memories of a Marriage (based on Martha Christensen’s best-selling novel, Dansen med Regitze) is a wonderful, moving and superbly acted film featuring what may be the greatest on-screen performance by the luminous Ghita Nørby, one of Denmark’s finest actresses (and a lovely person–I met her once in Seattle). The film traces the relationship between Regitze and her husband, Karl-Aage; in the present, Regitze has received devastating news about her health. Thus, much of the film is a flashback to the ups and downs of their marriage, which began when they first met under the Occupation in World War II. Regitze is a strong-willed young woman, whereas Karl-Aage seems more weak and pliable. Still, they love each other and complement. The film film slowly discloses Regitze’s carpe-diem approach to life, her own very life force. This is a not a visually stunning film (though there are some lovely touches); it is first and foremost a character study. Forget Nørby’s performance (albeit powerful) in the tedious _Hamsun_ and try to get a copy of this haunting film. I showed it to a class once, and most were in tears at the end–yet, in classic Scandinavian fashion, there wasn’t one emotionally cheap or maudlin scene in the film. Continue reading

Enzo Doria & Luigi Russo – Adamo ed Eva, la prima storia d’amore aka Adam and Eve (1983)

 Enzo Doria & Luigi Russo   Adamo ed Eva, la prima storia damore aka Adam and Eve (1983)

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God casts Adam and Eve out of the Garden of Eden because Eve decided to have a fling with a visiting Cro-Magnon named Bearkiller. The disgraced couple find themselves on the outside up against an assortment of various dinosaurs, flying monsters and cannibals. Continue reading

Marco Berger & Marcelo Mónaco – Tensión sexual, Volumen 2: Violetas (2013)

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Exploring the art of seduction between two women, through six very different, incredibly sexy stories, SEXUAL TENSION: VIOLETAS is an assured lesbian classic in the making. Two guests of a hostel become roommates (and more); a keen shop assistant helps a woman uncertain about what dress to buy; great passion starts to develop between girls during a picnic, a few women get a little carried away whilst discussing films at a restaurant, and two high-class escorts discover that they are attracted to each other when they are in bed with a client. Never less than exciting and passionate, SEXUAL TENSION: VIOLETAS offers up six unforgettable stories of lesbian attraction. Continue reading

Eldar Ryazanov – Vokzal dlya dvoikh aka A Railway Station for Two (1982)

 Eldar Ryazanov   Vokzal dlya dvoikh aka A Railway Station for Two (1982)

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Synopsis

Platon Ryabinin, a pianist, is traveling by train to a distant town of Griboedov to visit his father. He gets off to have lunch during a twenty minute stop at Zastupinsk railway station. He meets Vera, a waitress, after he refuses to pay her for the disgusting food he doesn’t even touch and misses his train due to police investigation of the incident. His passport is then accidentally taken away from him by Andrei, Vera’s fiancé, and his money is stolen as he waits for the next train to Griboedov. Vera learns that Platon is about to get sentenced and sent to prison in the Far East for a car accident he isn’t guilty for. During the few days that Platon has to spend in Zastupinsk he and Vera develop feelings for each other… Continue reading

Rebecca Zlotowski – Grand Central (2013)

 Rebecca Zlotowski   Grand Central (2013)

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Synopsis

Grand Central is a 2013 French romance film co-written and directed by Rebecca Zlotowski. It was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, where it won the François Chalais Prize. Gary, an unskilled young man, lands a job as a decontamination sub-contractor at a nuclear power plant in the lower valley of the Rhone. Inducted into the workforce by supervisor Gilles and veteran Toni, Gary discovers that radiation contamination is not just a risk factor but an everyday hazard. At the same time, he begins an illicit affair with Karole, the fiancée of Gilles Continue reading

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