|Desperate LivingReleased in:
Karen Gerwig, Brook YeatonSummary:
A rich housewife murders her husband with the help of her overweight maid, and the two go on the run, ending up in Mortville, a town providing refuge for criminals. They shack up with a lesbian ex-wrestler and her murderess lover, before running into the tyrannical Queen Carlotta, ruler of Mortville... - IMDbControversial scenesAdded:
|El PactoReleased in:
Iyali Ballardo, Paris BallardoTags: incestSummary:
When they were children, Sergio and Teresa, brother
and sister, made a promise to never leave each other.
They grow up, and their unusual love becomes stronger.
But Teresa has inherited the mental disease that led
her mother to suicide. She only wants to live with her
brother in her own world, and becomes violent against
the rest of people.
'El pacto' (which means 'The pact') is an intense
Mexican melodrama, with many of its typical excesses,
but also with interesting psychoanalitical elements.
Sergio Véjar (camera operator in some Luis Buñuel's
most popular films) writes and directs this strange
story "based on true facts" with some reminiscences of
Buñuel's melodramas. - V. GomezControversial scenesAdded:
|Jacquot de NantesReleased in:
Laurent Monnier, Philippe Maron, Edouard Joubeaud, Fanny Lebreton, Julien Mitard, Rody Averty, Hélène Pors, Jérémie Bader, Marie-Sidonie Benoist, Clément DelarocheSummary:
Agnes Varda's 1991 tribute to her late husband, Jacques Demy--Varda's fellow pioneer in the French New Wave movement of the 1950s and early 1960s--is a moving combination of reenacted scenes from Demy's fanciful childhood, clips from his movies (The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, Donkey Skin), and filmed interviews with him shortly before he passed away. Varda's efforts lead to a touching and evocative portrait of a man who saw, even as a boy, no distinction between his imagination and the more magical traditions of theater and film. The cast of unknown actors portraying Demy and other people in reconstructions of his memories are very good, and the interesting tension between the function of these scenes as storytelling and their inclusion in Varda's larger biographical essay instantly recalls the intensely personal nature of Demy's own lush, ambitious experiments behind the camera.Controversial scenesAdded:
|Cider with RosieReleased in:
Sally Ann Tyler, Stephen Grendon, Sophie NevilleSummary:
Laurie Lee's best-selling classic tale of his childhood in the beautiful Cotswolds comes to the screen in this heartfelt adaptation. Flower-filled meadows, mother's enthralling stories, and Granny Wallon's home-brews colored Lee's childhood. Things weren't always idyllic, however. From leaving his mother's bed, to his experiences with death, to frightening school days with a sadistic teacher, times could be tough. Things began to look up when he discovered girls, though, and his encounter with Rosie changed everything for Laurie Lee... - amazon.co.ukControversial scenesAdded:
|Freiheit für die LiebeReleased in:
Monique Kraamwinkel, Sacha KraamwinkelSummary:
It is a sex education film of sorts dedicated to all forms of human sexuality.Controversial scenesAdded: