A medium-length film by Vlado Kristl.
In a Hui Muslim village in Northwest China, a young couple begin their arranged marriage without knowing each other’s secrets. Confronted with tasks of mundane life, will they learn forgiveness and nourish true love?
A handful of short tales of love, framed by leaf masks.
Swedish Indie Film
Dry, wry and hilariously deadpan, Steven Wright unleashes a torrent of ironic and hysterical thought-provoking one-liners in the quirky stand-up style that has become his trademark. From Toronto's historic Elgin Theater, this Oscar-winning comedian keeps an adoring audience in stitches with random observations on everything from baby monitors as a form of wiretapping to his addiction to placebos.
In one of the early attempts at a feature-length film in Belgium, director Andre Cavens has come up with a slow-paced, mediocre melodrama that revolves around a conflict between a woman's needs and her responsibilities. The young wife is unhappy with the way her marriage is going (or not going) and she decides that she needs a break to come to grips with the situation. While she is taking a leave of absence from home and hearth she meets a companionable young man who by his very nature provides her with everything she misses in her husband and marriage. But is that any reason to either start an affair or seek a divorce?
Flickering lights and trees.
As the only First Nations student in an all-white 1940s school, eight-year old Wato is keenly aware of the hostility towards her. She deeply misses the loving environment of the reserve she once called home, and her isolation is sharpened by her father’s serious illness. When Wato’s teacher reads from a history book describing First Nations peoples as ignorant and cruel, it aggravates her classmates’ prejudice. Shy and vulnerable Wato becomes the target of their bullying and abuse. Alone in her suffering, she finds solace and strength in the protective world of her magical dreams.
An anthology of four stories linked by a series of violent deaths. 1990 8mm production from Britian.
In Israel, Near the Lebanese border, grow Bananas which destination is Gaza. They journey through the Israeli landscape from north to south and to the invisible neighbors across the wall.
Part of BFI collection "Tales From the Shipyard".
Here are a couple films from the mid-'60s, given to Gordon Rosenblum at the time, which surfaced this year needing preservation. I don't know what to make of either of them except some insistent quality of "poem" each somehow is.
An early animated Song Car-Tune from the Fleischer Studios.
Dreyer's classic silent film tells the tale of Satan's (Helge Nissen) banishment from heaven.
A young idealist takes a job at a local state run winery only to discover and become disillusioned by the corruption of the Soviet State.
Mark Donskoy went to the wilds of Siberia to film this Soviet movie about a community that resists the temptations of a wicked American capitalist who wants to exploit their lands.
A short anti-Semitic propaganda cartoon produced in 1940 based on a poem by Friedrich Rückert of the same name.
Haru, an aging scriptwriter, has isolated himself somewhere in the woods of Nagano to work on his first novel. As the last surviving member of his kin, he intends to chronicle the family he grew up in.
A story about two couples, longtime friends in which both husbands engage in long-term affairs and, as the title says, ultimately one remains with his wife and one makes a new life with another woman.