A Screaming Man (Un homme qui crie) Chad (2010) Dir. Mahamat-Saleh Haroun Adam Ousmane (Youssouf Djaoro) is a former champion swimmer now in his mid fifties, working at a posh N'Djamena hotel as a swimming instructor and pool attendant, along with his twenty year-old son Abdel (Dioucounda Koma). Due to the civil war in Chad … Continue reading A Screaming Man (Un homme qui crie)
Häxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages Sweden/Denmark (1922) Dir. Benjamin Christensen This documentary of sorts is the work of Danish actor/writer/director Benjamin Christensen who offers his study of the hysteria and superstition created by the church surrounding witchcraft in medieval times, juxtaposing it with early 20th century medical study, suggesting that the lack of understanding … Continue reading Häxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages
Broken Blade Complete Collection (Cert 15) 2 Discs (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 287 minutes approx. The continent of Cruzon is in the grip of a civil dispute between Athens Commonwealth and the Kingdom of Krishna, the cause being the availability of the main energy source and a vital part of everyday life alled Quartz, which … Continue reading Broken Blade Complete Collection
Shoeshine (Sciuscià) Italy (1946) Dir. Vittorio De Sica In post war Rome, two young friends, Giuseppe Filippucci (Rinaldo Smordoni) and Pasquale Maggi (Franco Interlenghi), test ride horses with the dream of owning one themselves, but with both being poor this is seemingly out of their reach when one horse is up for sale. However … Continue reading Shoeshine (Sciuscià)
Lady Chatterley France (2006) Dir. Pascale Ferran Shortly after the First World War Sir Clifford Chatterley (Hippolyte Girardot) returns to his country home paralysed from the waist down, while his wife Lady Constance (Marina Hands) becomes enervated and weak. Her doctor prescribes plenty fresh air so Constance takes many walks around the vast woodlands … Continue reading Lady Chatterley
Viva Riva! Democratic Republic of the Congo (2010) Dir. Djo Munga Kinshasa, the capital of the DRC, is at the mercy of a fuel crisis. Riva (Patsha Bay) is an ambitious petty crook who returns from Angola after a ten year absence with a truck load of fuel from which he and his henpecked partner … Continue reading Viva Riva!
Spice & Wolf Season 1 (Episodes 1-13) (Cert 12) 2 Discs (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running time: 297 minutes approx. Craft Lawrence is a roving peddler with plans to one day settle down and open his own shop. He arrives at the town of Pasloe, where the villagers’ harvest has prospered over the years thanks to … Continue reading Spice & Wolf Season 1