New foreign language movies (November 2010)

November 30, 2010 at 1:00 pm Leave a comment

Dear all,

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

Please feel free to pass on this email to colleagues who might be interested.

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

 


French

All Winter Without Fire

Switzerland’s official Oscar entry for 2005. The story of a marriage plunged into crisis after a shattering tragedy, set during winter in the captivating and beautiful Swiss Jura. Winner of Best First Film at Venice.

Aurelien Recoing, Marie Matheron

(2004)  (France/French)  Director: Greg Zglinski
M  A,V  Drama  95 mins  Repeat

German

Sophie Scholl: The Final Days

The powerful and haunting true story about the final days of the brave anti-Nazi heroine Sophie Scholl. It is 1943, and Sophie, her brother Hans and fellow students of the University of Munich have formed the resistance group White Rose. Their mission is to educate Munich about the cruel, barbaric acts of Adolf Hitler. On a dangerous mission to distribute pamphlets on campus, Sophie and her brother are arrested. Nominated for a 2006 Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film.

Julia Jentsch, Alexander Held, Fabian Hinrichs

(2005)  (Germany/German)  Director: Marc Rothemund
M  A  War  125 mins  Repeat  *CC*

Hebrew

Sweet Mud

In Israel in the mid-1970s, 12-year-old Dvir Avni navigates between the equality values of his Kibbutz and his relationship with his mentally unstable mother. She blames her condition and the suicide of Dvir’s father on the suffocating atmosphere of Kibbutz life, while the Kibbutz members wish to denounce her. Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival.

Tomer Steinhof, Ronit Yudkevitz, Shai Avivi

(2006)  (Israel/Hebrew, English, French)  Director: Dror Shaul
MA  A,L,S  Drama  105 mins  Repeat  *CC*

Indonesian

The Photograph

Sita is an escort at a karaoke bar who struggles to raise money to send her daughter out of the city to live with her grandmother and settle her debts with her pimp. She moves in with ageing photographer Jan and helps him fulfil his dying wishes.

Kay Tong Lim, Lukman Sardi

(2007)  (Indonesia/Indonesian)  Director: Nan Triveni Achnas
MA  V,A  Drama  110 mins

Italian

Talk To Me About Love

Sasha is a young man in his 20s, deeply in love with the beautiful Benedetta, who doesn’t seem to recognise his existence. Nicole is a French woman in her 40s, living in Rome with her husband. They casually meet and start a friendship which becomes a sentimental education for the youth. A hit at the Italian box office and winner of a 2008 David Di Donatello award.

Silvio Muccino, Aitana Sánchez-Gijón, Geraldine Chaplin

(2008)  (Italy/Italian)  Director: Silvio Muccino
M  Romance  125 mins

Japanese

Pigs and Battleships

This dazzling, unruly portrait of post-war Japan details, with escalating absurdity, the desperate power struggles between small-time gangsters in the port town of Yokosuka. Shot in black and white, the film follows a young couple as they try to navigate Yokosuka’s corrupt businessmen and their own unsure future together. With its breakneck pacing and constantly inventive cinematography, this film marked director Shohei Imamura as a major voice in Japanese cinema.

Hiroyuki Nagato, Jitsuko Yoshimura, Tetsuro Tamba

(1961)  Japan  M  Drama  120 mins

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