Category: Foreign

May 22, 2018 / Foreign

Prostitutes from Athens are transported by truck for the pleasure of the occupying Italian Army in this World War II drama. The 15 women are driven by a young lieutenant who gives a ride to a fascist major. Tension mounts between the two soldiers as the truck is attacked, and some of the women are killed. Love blossoms between one of the prostitutes and the lieutenant, and he encourages her to return home knowing he will never see her again. 

WATCH MOVIE Le Soldatesse (1965) AKA The Camp Followers

May 22, 2018 / Foreign

Postwar Tokyo. Pin and Toku live in the squatter area of Kappanuma, also known as “The Ditch”. Pin and Toku are avid gamblers. They take in Tsuru, a slightly demented woman who has run away from a geisha house. In order to rip Tsuru off, Pin lies that he’s a student who can’t afford his school fees. Tsuru willingly whores herself to support Pin. Eventually the neighbours start to exploit Tsuru as well.

WATCH MOVIE Dobu (1954) AKA Ditch

May 22, 2018 / Foreign

Kyoko, the daughter of a successful novelist, marries an aspiring writer. However, her husband’s difficulties with his writing and his resentment over her father cause deep strains in the marriage.

WATCH MOVIE Anzukko (1958) AKA Little Peach

May 20, 2018 / Foreign
May 20, 2018 / Foreign

In this intricately layered film, the nature of actresses and what they gain from acting is explored. The lives of three actresses are laid bare, and scenes from their lives are woven in and out of interviews with each of them. Each of them has experienced a traumatic event which contributes to their particular enjoyment of becoming someone else in dramatic roles. 

WATCH MOVIE Kokuhakuteki Joyûron (1971) AKA Confessions Among Actresses

May 20, 2018 / Foreign

Set in the early 1970s, it tells the story of a Chinese-Japanese student who returns to her native Hong Kong after graduating from a university in London. Once she arrives back home, she and her family begins to fight, largely due to cultural and societal conflicts between her mother and herself.

WATCH MOVIE Ke tu qiu hen (1990) AKA Song of the Exile

May 20, 2018 / Foreign

Two young people are finally able to marry, but the war intervenes almost immediately and the husband never returns from it. The wife, however, lives on like an ever-reviving phoenix through her destructive experiences.

WATCH MOVIE Fushicho (1947) AKA Phoenix

May 20, 2018 / Foreign

Naples, 1959. Renato Caccioppoli, university professor in pure mathematics, is a disillusioned and tormented man who lives the last days of his life. Grandson of Bakunin on his mother’s side, interned in a psychiatric hospital for his anti-fascist acts, abandoned by his wife, and now become estranged from his own Communist Party comrades and his University collaborators, he lives his life with disenchanted detachment until his last act, suicide.

WATCH MOVIE Morte di un matematico napoletano (1992)