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Lasse Braun – Tropical Paradise (1969)

This film was made on the tropical islands in the Caribbean and is a tribute from Lasse Braun to the girls from Trinidad. Filled with the joy of life, colours and explosive sensuality, in the dreamlike surroundings on the Virgin beaches you will witness the girls in the most intensive moments of their lives. Read More »

Edgar Reitz – Stunde Null AKA Zero Hour (1977)

Zero Hour (German: Stunde Null) is a 1977 West German drama film directed by Edgar Reitz, starring Kai Taschner and Anette Jünger. The narrative is set in the summer of 1945 in a small village outside Leipzig, where the Americans have just pulled back and been replaced by Soviet troops. The film follows the inhabitants as they adjust to the new situation, in particular Joschi, a teenage Hitler Youth member who is fascinated by the Americans. Read More »

Richard Stanley – Incidents in an Expanding Universe (1985)

Here is a nice little student film directed by Richard Stanley (Hardware, Dust Devil). A future love story set amidst the decline of society and the rise of devastating mech wars. Stanley’s prototype for Hardware. The story and setting are consistent with Hardware for the first half, then diverge a bit more into the future wars behind the torrid love affairs and relationships of the story. Explains how Max’s (Moses’) robotic hand came to be. No killer robots, but there is a cameo of a Robotech action figure! Read More »

Robert Aldrich – The Last Sunset (1961)

Quote:
Brendan O’Malley arrives at the Mexican home of old flame Belle Breckenridge to find her married to a drunkard getting ready for a cattle drive to Texas. Hot on O’Malley’s heels is lawman Dana Stribling who has a personal reason for getting him back into his jurisdiction. Both men join Breckenridge and his wife on the drive. As they near Texas tensions mount, not least because Stribling is starting to court Belle and O’Malley is increasingly drawn by her daughter Missy. Read More »

Patricia Mazuy – Paul Sanchez est revenu! (2018)

Synopsis / Review from CINEUROPA:

With only four feature films to her name over the past 30 years and a propensity to always go where you don’t expect, from the rural drama of Peaux de vaches (discovered in the Un Certain Regard section at Cannes in 1989) to high-level horse riding in Of Women and Horses [+] (screened on the Piazza Grande at Locarno in 2011) and Mme de Maintenon’s ruthless gynaecium at the end of the seventeenth century in The King’s Daughters (also screened in the Un Certain Regard section in 2000 and nominated for a César Award for Best Film). Read More »

Paolo Cavara & Gualtiero Jacopetti & Franco Prosperi – Mondo cane (1962)

Synopsis:
A documentary that shocked many viewers at the time of its release, this film presents scenes from across the globe that feature strange rituals. Animal slaughter and bizarre religious ceremonies are among the many events in the movie, which also exhibits cuisine that is highly unconventional to the Western palate. The collage-like production covers a lot of ground, both literally and figuratively, in depicting unusual cultural practices from around the world. Read More »

Abbas Kiarostami – Ta’m e guilass AKA Taste of Cherry (1997)

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An Iranian man drives his truck in search of someone who will quietly bury him under a cherry tree after he commits suicide. Read More »