Tranquil, realistic drama about alienation, identity and loneliness in Malaysia that is imprisoned between tradition and modern life. Lai sells toy rifles on the market and spends his spare time gambling in pool halls. He lives with the ailing See, who does monotonous copying work, day in, day out.
Bullfighting, music, medicine, change, and homoerotic possibilities mix in this study of friendship. Francisco is a bullfighter on his way up, so focused even sex doesn’t hold his interest. After a minor road accident, he meets a doctor, Manuel, and a friendship develops.
Paul Robeson moved his family to London in 1928, headlining six British films in twelve years. Robeson’s first British production, Zoltán Korda’s Sanders of the River, however, ended up an embarrassment, its story of an African tribal leader transformed into a celebration of the British Empire.
Two cafes face each other in a modest square in the heart of a Parisian neighborhood. Here drugs are bought and sold. Deals enforced and slot machines installed. Money changes hands. The neighborhood’s young folk are the main players in this dirty game.
A film about a visit. In the words of the director: “There was neither a script nor a shooting script, just an enormous desire to encourage this encounter, to experience this relationship, to visit Sandro and his house again and again, even if a lot of the time it was only to jog my memory.
When it was decided that the 88 Olympics would be held in Seoul, the residents of Sanggye-dong were forced from their homes and they struggled against the government to at least guarantee them new residences. The director filmed the difficulties and the hardships of the relocated residents.
Santos gives a performance as a millionaire’s beautiful young adoptive daughter who is driven to attempt suicide when the man she loves is unfaithful to her. She wanders into the countryside and tries to drown herself but is rescued by two young men who are cousins.
It’s the end of a forbidden love affair – unless it’s just the beginning. Jo Vieira, aged 20, can’t live without Fanfan, his twin sister. Oppressed by her brother’s overbearing need, she decides to head for the south of Portugal, the country of their parents. Jo’s dreams are shattered.