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Duyu Dan – Pan si dong (1927)

FILM SYNOPSIS/BRIEF REVIEW:
One of the earliest cinematic adaptation of Chinese classic novel Journey to the West. When seeking for food alone, Tang Xuanzang was kept prisoner by seven spider monsters who took the form of seven beautiful women. The Monkey King and the other two of Xuanzang’s disciples managed to rescue him with the help of Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva/Guanyin. They renounced the desire for lust and continued the quest for Buddhist Scriptures. Read More »

Bohdan Kosinski – Jak wiele dróg (1979)

Quote:
It is 1969. Wiesiek has long hair, pants with patches, colored shirt and necklace beads. It is important for him to demonstrate rebellion.
10 years later. Wiesiek lives in the Bieszczady Mountains and gathers around them people who, like him, are looking for their place on earth. They work together, eat together and build a house together. Creating a community with others has now become the most important for life in Wieśka. Now it is his way. Read More »

Sergio Martino – 2019 – Dopo la caduta di New York AKA 2019 After The Fall Of New York (1983)

Synopsis:
After the holocaust, a mercenary must infiltrate New York City and rescue the only fertile woman left on Earth. But with the obstacles ahead, he will need the help of Big Ape and Ratchet to accomplish the mission and save the human race from extinction. Read More »

Lucio Fulci – Beatrice Cenci AKA The Conspiracy of Torture (1969)

Synopsis:
In 1599 Italy, Beatrice Cenci is the teenage daughter of the crazy landowner and nobleman Francesco Cenci whom he keeps his daughter locked up in the dungeon of his castle for his plaything, sexually abusing her when he feels like it. Beatrice then plots with her stepmother, her besotted servant Olimpio, as well as a local bandit, named Catalano, to plan Francesco’s murder. Read More »

Leos Carax – Strangulation Blues (1980)

Leos Carax’s debut short that won the Grand Prix du court-métrage at the Festival international du jeune cinéma de Hyères.

Quote:
A very Parisian night. Paul plays at strangling Colette because she doesn’t inspire him a single, damn camera shot. Early in the morning, he takes flight because the future is for those who get up early. Was it too late? It’s too early to say. Read More »

Erricos Andreou – Anazitisis… AKA The Jet Set (1972)

A beautiful, rich and bored lady, Elena Chrysou, decides to have an adventure with a busy but lonely millionaire, Thanos Vergis. He mistakes her for a call girl, one of those whom Mrs. Natasa, manager of a well-known fashion house, usually sends him. Nevertheless, a strange murder that occurs in their environment disrupts their relationship, and she disappears from his life, although their feelings are mutual. In the end, the police discover that the crime was commited by… Read More »

Yasuzô Masumura – Eden no sono AKA The Garden of Eden (1980)

Synopsis:
A young pick-pocket meets a sheltered teenage girl at an art museum while trying to lift her wallet. He falls in love with her and lures her to deserted strip of beach where he pretends his stolen motorbike has broken down and they are stranded. An unlikely romance follows. Read More »