The tumultuous relationship between a father returning home after years in a labor camp and the nine-year-old son who doesn’t quite know what to make of this new man in his life lies at the heart of Sunflower, addressing the nature of change and the importance of family in Chinese culture.
A Palestinian family awaits expulsion from their house by Israeli authorities in a crumbling district now being gentrified in the ancient port city of Jaffa. Personal and cinematic memories, and a very uncertain future, weigh heavily over the residents’ everyday rituals.
The film follows the last moments in the life of a World War II soldier as he reviews his entire life, filled with guilt, betrayal, shattered hopes and dreams and endless frustration. It was released during Tatos’s most artistically prolific period in the world of Romanian Cinema.
17-year-old Wes is stuck living with his divorced father in a boring apartment complex. Eager for his first sexual encounter and starved for companionship, Wes reluctantly forms a friendship with neighbor Dusty after he discovers that the older man writes for an adult magazine called Dear Pillow.
Of the approximately fifteen Cornell Woolrich movies made in France, Germany, Argentina, Japan, and even Russia, Obsession, adapted from two ’40s stories, “If the Dead Could Talk” and “Silent as the Grave,” is one that seemed a likely candidate for U.S. release.