New foreign language movies (June 2010)

July 5, 2010 at 2:44 pm Leave a comment

Over the past months, documentaries and movies in various languages have been recorded from SBS & ABC channels.

These programmes are available in the Self Study room (Rm 222, Brennan MacCallum building) should you wish to view them.


German

Grbavica

A powerful, understated look at post-war Sarajevo with a single mother’s struggle to survive her personal demons and raise a teenage daughter in a city broken and scarred by conflict. 2006 Golden Bear winner.

Mirjana Karanovic, Luna Mijovic, Leon Lucev
(2006)  Germany  Director: Jasmila Zbanic
MA  L  Drama  100 mins  Repeat

In Another League

A sweet, romantic comedy in the vein of Bend It Like Beckham. Talented soccer player Hayat is forced to give up her greatest passion when she is diagnosed with breast cancer, but her determination and love for the sport proves to be a driving force towards recovery.

Karoline Herfurth, Ken Duken
(2005)  (Germany/German)  Director: Buket Alakus
M  A,L,S  Drama  110 mins

Napola

Dead Poets Society meets the Hitler Youth. From the 2005 German Film Festival comes the gripping story of an idealistic young boxer who becomes disillusioned with the Third Reich during his elite training.

Max Riemelt, Tom Schilling, Joachim Bissmeier
(2004)  (Germany/German)  Director: Dennis Gansel
MA  A,V  Drama  120 mins  Repeat

Italian

Sacred Heart

A successful businesswoman has a spiritual awakening when she meets a streetwise young girl with a social conscience. Turkish-born director Ferzan Ozpetek explores love, tolerance and sacrifice in this award-winning drama.

Barbora Bobulova, Camille Dugay Comencini, Lisa Gastoni
(2005)  (Italy/Italian)  M  L,A  Drama  120 mins

Spanish

Salomé

This is a flamenco ballet adaptation of the biblical story of Salome and John the Baptist’s beheading in Mark’s gospel. The image of Salome has captivated creative geniuses like author Oscar Wilde and painter Gustave Moreau. The first-half of this film details, in a documentary style, the story of Salome and features the lead dancers, choreographers, costumes and rehearsals of the ballet, which is shown in the second half of the film.

Aída Gómez, Pere Arquillué, Tomatito
(2002)  (Spain/Spanish)  Director: Carlos Saura
PG  Drama  90 mins  Repeat

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