The “Fickle Finger of Fate” is one of a pair of priceless religious art icons. This comedy centers around an American engineer who is just about ready to leave Madrid when it is discovered that his suitcase contains one of the missing fingers. The authorities suspect that his suitcase was switched. The engineer begins assisting in the search for the other finger. The prime suspects are five winners of a beauty contest. As he looks, he runs across a murder and a kidnapping.
Month: May 2021
Jakub Luukas, who had gone to Africa as a christian missionary shortly after World War II, returns to the small Estonian island where he was born more than 70 years ago. Since it is now being used as a testing-ground for bombs, it is completely deserted. With a horse and three beehives, Jakub lives here in complete isolation, dreaming of translating Vergil’s pastorale “Georgica” into Swahili. His life changes when a young, mute boy comes onto the island: even though they both live in completely different internal worlds.
Two boys quarrel about a toy pistol. The game becomes serious. On the roof in a skyskraper district they risk their lifes for the toy pistol.
A naive young doctor, in a misguided effort to impress a young woman, finds himself in over his head when a gangster client demands plastic surgery to achieve the perfect disguise.
FEAR OF BLUSHING bursts forth with irrepressible hand-painted color, corroded emulsion and a menacing soundscape of looped voices, distorted instrumentals, samples & rhythm. Fleeting visions and voices erupt out of the ominous abstraction in unusual juxtapositions, suggesting a cinematic free-association marked by anxiety, pleasure and shame. Best appreciated in the immediate; the 7200 painted frames fly by at an average of 12 per second.
Mutya ng Pasig, directed by Richard Abelardo, is a supernatural melodrama of a woman’s misfortune and suffering interwoven with the legend of the Pasig. The legend itself is inspired by the immortal kundiman of the director’s brother, Nicanor Abelardo. The movie, released in 1950, starred screen legends Jose Padilla, Jr., Rebecca Gonzales, Teody Belarmino and Delia Razon.
A young boy goes to spend the summer with his aunts in the South. He finds himself drawn to Jessica, who the other aunts describe as “slow,” and he eventually discovers there’s more to Jessica and his other aunts than meets the eye.
A fisherman saves Anada, a woman adrift, from drowning. He takes her to his home, and protects her. Eventually, she occupies a larger place than was to be expected. He commits adultery with her, but his own wife seems to be in love with the strange young woman.