Random Musings of the Month
Unfortunately, I don't have a monthly tip or random list of links prepared in time for this post. So despite my usual disdain for these things, I've decided to participate in the 7x7 meme.
Thanks to Cherokee from Feminising Film, Sati from Cinematic Corner, and David from Taste of Cinema for nominating me!
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Director: Pablo Giorgelli
Starring: Germán de Silva, Hebe Duarte, Mayra Calle Mamani
Duration: 82 min.
Rubén is a lonely truck driver who has been driving the motorway between Asunción del Paraguay to Buenos Aires for 30 years carrying wood. However, today's journey will be different.
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Director: Johnny To
Starring: Lau Ching Wan, Richie Ren, Denise Ho
Duration: 106 min.
Three strangers from vastly different walks of life must make soul searching decisions about right and wrong, and everything in between on the morality scale.
Labels: Hong Kong
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Director: Dimitrij Plichta
Starring: Otakar Prajzner, Martin Stepanek, George Sedlmayer
Duration: 95 min.
Young Jakub lets himself be arrested and put in jail instead of the 'sheriff' of his gang. He pleads guilty out of false solidarity hoping the 'sheriff' will appreciate his gesture. This belief only gives him the strength to stand the unbearable conditions in the reform institution.
Monday, March 19, 2012
Director: Werner Herzog
Duration: 107 min.
In his fascinating exploration of a triple homicide case in Conroe, Texas, master filmmaker Werner Herzog probes the human psyche to explore why people kill-and why a state kills.
Friday, March 16, 2012
Director: Bruno Dumont
Starring: David Dewaele, Alexandra Lemâtre
Duration: 110 min.
Beside the English Channel, along the Côte d'Opale, near a hamlet, with its dunes and marshes, lives a mysterious wanderer from nowhere who struggles along, poaches, prays and builds fires.
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Genre: Comedy / Adventure
Director: Louis Malle
Starring: Brigitte Bardot, Jeanne Moreau, George Hamilton
Language: French, English
Duration: 119 min.
The former Irish terrorist, Maria II, joins the vaudeville act of the French singer, Maria I, in Central America in 1907. During their first performance on stage they accidentally invent the strip tease and become local stars.
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Director: Guy Édoin
Starring: Pascale Bussières, Gabriel Maillé, Luc Picard, François Papineau
Duration: 111 min.
In the middle of a drought, a tragedy disrupts the life of the Santerre family on a dairy farm in Quebec's Eastern Townships.
Monday, March 12, 2012
Friday, March 9, 2012
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Director: Roman Polanski
Starring: Jodie Foster, Kate Winslet, Christoph Waltz, John C. Reilly
Duration: 80 min.
After two boys duke it out on a playground, the parents of the "victim" invite the parents of the "bully" over to work out their issues. A polite discussion of childrearing soon escalates into verbal warfare, with all four parents revealing their true colors.
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Director: Milos Forman
Starring: Jan Vostrcil, Stanislav Holubec, Frantisek Svet
Duration: 71 min.
The story chronicles a firemen’s ball where nothing goes right—from a beauty pageant whose reluctant participants embarrass the organizers, to a lottery from which nearly all the prizes are pilfered.
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Director: Jerry Schatzberg
Starring: Faye Dunaway
Duration: 105 min.
When visited by an old friend hoping to make a film about her, a former fashion model recovering from a mental breakdown reflects on her rocky past and relationships. TTVRQJ3DEQAR
Monday, March 5, 2012
Director: Patricio Guzmán
Language: Spanish, English
Duration: 90 min.
Director Patricio Guzmán travels to Chile’s Atacama Desert where astronomers examine distant galaxies, archaeologists uncover traces of ancient civilizations, and women dig for the remains of disappeared relatives.
Sunday, March 4, 2012
Director: Ken Scott
Starring: Patrick Huard, Julie LeBreton, Antoine Bertrand
Duration: 103 min.
Just when 42-year-old David Wosniak, an eternal teenager, decides to finally make something of his life, his existence is turned upside down by the appearance of numerous children. The fruit of his activities as a sperm donor.
Saturday, March 3, 2012
Friday, March 2, 2012
Director: Lynne Ramsay
Starring: Tilda Swinton, John C. Reilly, Ezra Miller, Jasper Newell
Duration: 112 min.
Explores the factious relationship between a mother, as she contends for 15 years with the increasing malevolence of her first-born child, Kevin.
Thursday, March 1, 2012
Director: Jean-Marc Vallée
Starring: Vanessa Paradis, Kevin Parent, Hélène Florent, Evelyne Brochu
Duration: 120 min.
Present day Montreal and 1960's Paris are the settings for two seemingly unrelated stories of troubled, clumsy, imperfect and unfinished... human love.