Category: Foreign

March 30, 2018 / Foreign

After Japan’s loss in the war, the wealthy, cultured, liberal Anjo family have to give up their mansion and their way of life. They hold one last ball at the house before leaving. The seemingly cold, cynical son secretly grieves for his defeated father and the values that the war destroyed, while the daughter tries to prevent father from taking his life and to find her own place in the new Japan

WATCH MOVIE Anjô-ke no butôkai (1947) AKA A Ball At the Anjo House

March 30, 2018 / Foreign

For more than three decades, aging Iranian Mohamad Sardari has worked as a crossing guard at a desolate train station. Through the years, Mohamad has done little to stifle the loneliness and boredom inherent in the job. Meanwhile, back at his family home, life is similarly uneventful: Mohamad’s wife passes the time sewing night and day, especially since the couple’s son left to join the army. As time passes, Mohamad mechanically continues to do his duty.

WATCH MOVIE Tabiate bijan (1974) AKA Still Life

March 30, 2018 / Foreign

A cynical millionaire announces that he intends to disguise himself as a hobo and give a million lire to anyone who treats him nicely. As a result, every bum in Rome is given the royal treatment on the off-chance that they’re the millionaire.

WATCH MOVIE Darò un milione (1935) AKA I’ll Give a Million

March 22, 2018 / Foreign

In late-19th-century Shanghai, brothels are known as “flower houses.” A small and confined world unto themselves, the brothels offer an alternate universe for the well-to-do male clientele. But for the women who work within, the brothels are no fantasyland; they either succumb to this reality or fight against destiny.

WATCH MOVIE Hai shang hua (1998) AKA Flowers of Shanghai

March 17, 2018 / Foreign

Ferdinand Rieche was a policeman, but found the legal constraints of that profession too stifling. He gets into the business of protecting manufacturing plants and outfits and trains his men like a private army expecting an invasion. After his excesses prove too much for his bosses, he is fired, and Ferdinand takes his strong opinions back into public life.

WATCH MOVIE Der starke Ferdinand (1976) AKA Strongman Ferdinand

March 17, 2018 / Foreign
March 15, 2018 / Foreign

Alex van Warmerdam’s award-winning second feature is set in a remote small Dutch village in the early 1960s. The village is actually just one street of a new town that was never completed, and the behavior of its inhabitants is invariably determined by their unsolved sexual problems, leading to a number of comic situations depicted in a tradition of absurdist black humor.

WATCH MOVIE De Noorderlingen (1992) AKA The Northerners

March 15, 2018 / Foreign

In 1913, a young artist, Pierre falls in love with a beautiful seamstress, Janine.  Their Elysian summer is cut short when war breaks out and Pierre is sent to fight on the front.  After the war, Pierre returns home to find that his wife has died whilst giving birth to their daughter, Jeannette.  Disillusioned and heart-broken, Pierre withdraws on himself and it is a struggle for him to bring up his daughter, the daughter that brought death to the only woman he loved…

WATCH MOVIE Paradis Perdu (1940) AKA Four Flights to Love