This story is based on the novel “Jo no mai” by Tomiko Miyao which is based on the life of painter Shōen Uemura (1875–1949), the first woman to be awarded the Order of Culture. The title refers to the masterpiece bijinga (“picture of a beautiful woman”) that Uemura painted at the age of 61. The main character, Tsuya Shimamura, is born in Kyoto as the second daughter of a tea trader who dies before her birth. Tsuya, who loves painting more than anything and is hopeless at housework, attends art school and at age 15 receives the name Shōsui (from the characters for “pine” and “green”) from her teacher. The crown prince of England purchases one of her works, propelling her to fame overnight.
Month: September 2021
Mitsuko Murakami puts the passion to balloon in the hot-air balloon Circle “Airheads”. The club gathered young people holding a variety of thoughts. But “Airheads” is disbanded not too long after. Five years later, “Murakami was in a traffic accident” starts to go around between the circle members, and for that reason the members reunite and hold again a large banquet in order to remember Murakami and the days in the Club.
Three different episodes with the common nexus of expressing how a situation that seems normal ends up in an outbreak of violence: a father, actor of renown and owner of a luxurious mansion, who fears losing his daughter to an American officer; an adulterous husband, owner of an extensive estate where he breeds fighting bulls, who feels cheated to find that his wife has also been unfaithful to him; a young American traveler across Spanish lands who decides that his trip and that of his companions should not continue.
Tom Maranta has been a ‘bouncer’ for years, but he has decided to give the toughs, pushers, pimps and prostitutes the flick. As he makes that decision, Pharoah, his bitter enemy, is released from prison for stabbing him in a bloody and vicious street fight three years earlier. After three years of sleepless nights and haunting nightmares, Tom realises a showdown is inevitable and he enlists the help of a friend and together they are confronted by Pharoah and his army.
Set in 1970, during the Soccer World Cup and the parliamentary elections, this drama centers on two men who love soccer and, unfortunately, the same woman. This quirky trio will embark on an epic journey through the Pennines.
A paralyzed old man has thought of the perfect blow to steal a stash of diamonds, but to carry it out he needs five partners. After succeeding in the hit the five kill the old man to avoid dividing the loot with him, which unleashes a series of revenges.
In 1963, Barnie Margruder is a teenager dealing with school bullies, fighting parents, conflicting feelings about sex, and a bad relationship with his girlfriend. His life changes when he befriends with Winona, an African-American girl from the other side of the tracks who gives him a new perspective on his hometown and the world.
The true story of May Lemke and her son Leslie. May is a middle-aged nurse and mother of grown children, who, along with her husband, agrees to take in an abandoned baby boy with mental and physical handicaps. Leslie is blind and brain-damaged, but May patiently teaches him how to eat, walk, and talk. Leslie shows an interest in music, but it isn’t until he is a teenager that his special ability reveals itself.