Tag: 1980s

July 14, 2021 / Documentary
July 13, 2021 / Documentary

Produced at the height of Japan’s economic boom of the 1980’s, Yama documents the struggles of unionised day-labourers in the San’ya district of Tokyo, on the frontlines of a violent class war. It is a film for the workers, intended to function as a weapon in their struggle – one that cost director Sato his life. On December 22 1985, during filming, he was murdered by Yakuza gangsters whom Sato intended to expose for their criminal involvement in the restructuring of the job market. A collective of directors headed by Kyoichi Yamaoka finished the film, before Yamaoka, too, was later murdered.

July 13, 2021 / Experimental

Snow Job: The media hysteria of AIDS deconstructs the representation of AIDS in the popular media where distortion and misrepresentation amount to a “snow job” promoting increased homophobia, sexual discrimination and repression of gays.

July 8, 2021 / Fantasy

The film follows a group of astronauts who, after crash-landing on the moon, forge a new society. As the first generation dies off, their children devise new rituals and mythologies to structure the emergent civilization, until a politician from Earth arrives and is hailed as the Messiah… An inexhaustibly inventive and absorbing film maudit that quite literally creates a new cinematic world, On the Silver Globe is perhaps the grandest expression of Żuławski’s visionary artistry.

July 8, 2021 / Documentary

In this documentary film, nurses in a variety of care settings confront serious ethical dilemmas which effect their patients. The film’s four sequences involve the ethical principles of beneficence, autonomy, justice and fidelity.

July 1, 2021 / Biography

This documentary presents the story of Dorothy Stratten, who was Playboy magazine’s Playmate of the Year in 1980. Stratten was murdered by her husband, Paul Snider. The film investigates the playmate’s past, the dynamics of her relationship with her husband, and the events surrounding her violent demise.

June 24, 2021 / Drama
June 24, 2021 / Short

The film tells about the relationship between brother and sister, as well as their loneliness and the need for warmth. Most of the action takes place in a modest apartment, in a gray, shabby tenement house. He will take care of her – he will feed her and  make sure that she does not run away. Children spend long hours alone. They are waiting for someone to come, perhaps for their parents’ return, or on the contrary – they would like to leave the apartment. Outside the window you can hear free-flying pigeons. The boy and his little sister look longingly at the door. Time seems to pass so slowly…