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20 CIGARETTES

Director: Alexander Gornovsky
Screenplay: Dimitri Sobolew
Director of Photography: Alexander Kuznetsow
Cast: Oskar Kuchera; Ilya Ljubimov; Anna Slynko; Maxim Sukhanov; Galina Tiunina
Country, Year of production:
RUS, 2007
Color: Color
Genre: Drama

Andrey is an art-director in an advertising agency. Andrey's life comes up with multiple unpleasant surprises at the day when his wife bears their first child. First of all Andrey has to go to work to solve some unexpected problems instead of going to the hospital to his wife. He lights up the first cigarette despite the fact that he was going to give up smoking. He confronts a client and finds himself in danger of being fired. From that moment Andrey's day turns into a total nightmare. All the day Andrey drives all over the city trying to solve the problem. On his way he makes mistake after mistake even without noticing it. He has to act against his will for his career and the future well being of his wife and his child, but still cannot reach the goal. However, this film is not about a ...

ARDIENTE PACIENCIA (original title)

Director: Antonio Skarmeta
Screenplay: Antonio Skarmeta
Director of Photography: Joao Abel Aboim
Cast: Roberto Parada; Oscar Castro; Marcela Osorio; Naldy Hernandez; Antonio Skarmeta; Miguel Viqueira
Country, Year of production:
D; P; RCH, 1983
Color: Color
Genre: Drama; Romance

The friendship between the Chilean poet Pablo Neruda and his postman as a mirror of Chilean history during the time of the Union Popular and the military coup in 1973. This very humorous and poetical film, based on the book of Antonio Skármeta, gives a hopeful look back on the days before the military dictatorship in Chile.

KRISTIN LAVRANSDATTER

Director: Liv Ullmann
Screenplay: Liv Ullmann
Director of Photography: Sven Nykvist
Cast: Erland Josephson; Jörgen Langhelle; Elisabeth Matheson; Henny Moan; Sverre Anker Ousdal; Björn Skagestad; Rut Tellefsen
Country, Year of production:
D; N; S, 1995
Color: Color
Genre: Drama

The story takes place at the beginning of the 14th century in the Gudbrandsdal valley in Norway. Kristin is raised to uphold the family name and honour , and she accepts without question her father´s right to promise her in marriage to Simon Darre, the son of another landowner. But darker forces also intrude without warning into daily life. Kristin´s sister is crippled in an accident and she herself is the victim of a brutal rape attempt. The innocent Kristin feels an indefinable guilt and convinces Lavran and Simon to let her go away to convent for a time. Here Kristin is confronted with her own fateful passion in the figure of the knight named Erlend Nikulaussonn. Kristin findsherself unable to resist him despite the fact that he is living with a married woman with whom he has two ...

MIRROR, THE [SPIEGEL, DER]

Director: Erden Kiral
Screenplay: Erden Kiral
Director of Photography: Kenan Ormanlar
Cast: Nur Sürer; Suavi Eren; Hikmet Celik; Vasilis Tsaglos; Nikos Skiadas; Vera Deludi
Country, Year of production:
D, 1984
Color: Color
Genre: Drama

The story of a revenge in a rural atmosphere as parable of the Turkish society. A poor farmer stabs the son of the big landowner to death because he pestered his wife. An impressive film with meagre dialogues and a quiet rhythm.

REMBETIKO

Director: Costas Ferris
Screenplay: Costas Ferris; Sotiria Leonardou
Director of Photography: Takis Zervoulakos
Cast: Themis Bazaka; Nikos Dimitratos; Nikos Kalogeropoulos; Sotiria Leonardou; Michalis Maniatis
Country, Year of production:
GR, 1983
Color: Color
Genre: Drama; Music; Biography; History

The story of a group of Rembetes, singers and musicians of the Greek equivalent to the blues, in the early decades of the 20th century, seen through the eyes of a young female singer.

WINTER'S END

Director: Patrick Kenny
Screenplay: Al Kenny
Director of Photography: Robert Donald
Cast: Jillian Bradbury; Michael Crowley; Adam Goodwin; Donie Ryan; Paul Whyte
Country, Year of production:
IRL, 2005
Color: Color
Genre: Thriller

WINTER'S END tells the story of Amy Rose who lives on a isolated farm with her two brothers. Sean who is 19 years old with the mental capacity of a 10-year-old boy and Henry, the tyrannical older brother whose obsessive violent pursuit of an heir to the farm forces Amy to make choices she spent her whole life avoiding. Our story begins when Henry allows cars to park in his fields when the annual big open-air concert is held. This provides an ideal opportunity for him to pick his unsuspecting victim and lure him to his remote farmhouse. Once there, the young man, Jack Davis, is overpowered and held against his will in chains, completely unaware of Henry's insane plan to force him to marry Amy, to get her pregnant with an "heir to the farm" and then to murder him. Amy, reluctant to ...