A young girl who is looking for the birth parents who gave her up hooks up with a young man who has also been adopted and is looking for his real parents.
Month: November 2019
As in the novel of the same title from Camilo Jose Cela, “La Colmena” is a sad composition with the stories of many people in the Madrid of 1942, just the postwar of the Spanish civil war. The main theme of the film is the contrast between the poets, surviving close to misery under the Franco’s regime, and the winners of the war, the emerging class of the people that makes easy money with illegal business.
A chance meeting reunites Lise and Antoine, ex-lovers who had a brief fling 20 years before. Humbled by Antoine’s lofty position as a university professor, Lise is reluctant to admit that she’s a lowly police inspector. But, when a high-profile case involving a potential serial killer of politicians is assigned to Lise, she’s forced to admit what she does for a living. Together, the old flames race against the clock to stop the murderer.
C.P. Cavafy (1863-1933) was a Greek poet who wrote exquisitely about his beloved cities, Alexandria and Constantinople, and about the beautiful, sexually available men who lived in them. Thanks to Lawrence Durrell’s frequent favorable mention of him in his popular novels The Alexandria Quartet, Cavafy has become a figure of considerable literary interest outside of Greek and homosexual circles. Part biography, part fantasy, but very much in the spirit of the poet’s work, this film begins in 1933 as a young literateur reads to Cavafy, lying abed in an Alexandrian hospital. Cavafy drifts away into memories from his life and the film takes up his story from childhood.
Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn, two friends in a Mississippi River town, have one adventure after another – including attending their own funeral and being pursued by a murderer.
A mother brings her three sons up to a life of crime and they amass a fortune, but owing to it being ‘hot’ money, they cannot spend it and are all tracked down by the FBI.
Chester Carr, owner of a dude ranch in the Rockies, caters to guests seeking the thrill of the Wild West. Among his guests are the wealthy Spruce Meadows and his daughter Susan. But the West isn’t wild anymore and most of Carr’s guests are bored and about to leave. He is in despair when a caravan carrying a broke-down-and-out troupe of actors—Jennifer, Judd, Mrs. Merridew and her daughter, Alice—crashes down the hill and wrecks the hotel sign.
Jean, the son of the richest businessman in Abidjan, has one passion: music. To his father despair, Jean spends most of his time preparing a musical comedy. After an argument, he leaves home. He is soon looked after by Josie, a charming and witty prostitute of Rue Princesse, the meeting place of the local society. This is the start of a series of love stories and incredible adventures. All these people deceive each other and, in their turn, are deceived in a jolly and humorous manner…