An old shepherd lives his last days in a quiet medieval village perched high on the hills of Calabria, at the southernmost tip of Italy. He herds goats under skies that most villagers have ... See full summary »
An ogre keeps in his castle two children, whom he intends to eat. A knight and his companion will try to save them, and will be assisted by the ogre's wife, who thus will also get rid of her husband. A medieval story in contemporary settings.
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Raquel Braga S. Carvalho,
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An astute observation based on real cases of bullying. In central Gothenburg, Sweden, a group of boys, aged 12-14, robbed other children on about 40 occasions between 2006 and 2008. The ... See full summary »
In May 1913 the Romanov Dynasty celebrates its 300th anniversary at the Russian throne. The last emperor in the long line is Tsar Nicholas II. He rules over a country with huge social and ... See full summary »
I just saw this film last night at the AFI film fest and it deeply had a profound effect on me. I will enjoy watching it for many years to come and the conversations that it will spark. It features engaging performances by the entire cast about how a modern Nigerian woman is pressured by her family to produce a male heir. Shot in the Igbo language with English subtitles, the film works on many levels including the timing, and pauses. The acting is very natural without melodrama and it feels very believable. Overall, the film was riveting and kept me really engaged.
Shot in about a two-week time period, filmmaker, Chika Anadu soars in her first feature film, which presents a critique and glance on Igbo cultural traditions and discriminatory preferences for males. It's too bad that we won't see new film releases from this filmmaker for a while, as she plans to take a break and make commercials for a bit.
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