The Blind Sunflowers
Ourense, Spain, 1940. Every time that Elena locks the door, she locks her secrets. Her husband Ricardo spend years hidden in his house with his children (Elenita and Lorenzo), trying to dodge persecution. Salvador, a priest confused after battling in the front, returns to seminary in Ourense.
- Stars:Maribel Verdú, Javier Cámara, Raúl Arévalo, Roger Príncep, José Ángel Egido, Martiño Rivas, Irene Escolar, Juan Antonio Quintana, Fernando Ransanz, David Janer, Ricardo de Barreiro, Miguel de Lira, Fanny de Castro, Carmen Losa, Mario Roldán,
- Director:José Luis Cuerda,
- Writer:Rafael Azcona (adaptation), José Luis Cuerda (adaptation), Alberto Méndez (novel)
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(br) wrote: Quite a good and interesting Dutch movie about a group of young Dutch expatriates looking for a new life and prosperity in New Zealand. A close-knit group of young Dutch settlers start out on a competitive flight to NZ, some of the young women are to be married to lonely farmers there, and some are young men, one of whom fathers a child with one woman, whilst having romance with another. Another of the couples discovers she is infertile and secretly agrees to adopt the out-of-wedlock child of the other woman and it just gets complicated so you will have to watch it. Good story, and quality acting.
(mx) wrote: A Bollywood remake of the 1985 movie Witness. Buddhist monks in place of Amish farmers. Not equal to the original but entertaining and featuring some truly beautiful scenery.
(it) wrote: Extremely long, so bound to drag occasionally, but a surprisingly griping story--actually, two stories. I doubt any other documentary on time or navigation could be half as interesting or as beautifully put together.
(au) wrote: part drama, part comedy, part horror even. slow but not tedious watch. bizarre but in an enthralling way.
(de) wrote: Written, produced and directed by John Boorman, who at the time was riding high off the success of Deliverance (1972). For a brief moment, Boorman was offered carte blanche to make whatever he wanted for his next one. The idea for this grew out of Boorman's failed attempt to adapt The Lord of the Rings, what he created was something absolutely insane and something that's truly one of a kind. Set in 2293, where the human population is divided between the immortal 'Eternals' and mortal 'Brutals'. The Brutals live a violent existence taking orders from a flying statue head called Zardoz. One Brutal Exterminator Zed (Sean Connery) hides in the head, and ends up in the land of the Eternals, known as The Vortex, where it's inhabitants live on a country estate. Zed is experimented upon by Consuella (Charlotte Rampling) and May (Sara Kestleman). Zed learns that the Eternals are kept alive by a large crystal known as the Tabernacle, which can punish certain Eternals who break the rules, by aging them severely into senility. It's impossible to take this film seriously, Connery spends most of the film running around in a nappy, and then wears a wedding dress!! :O But while parts of the film do drag, it does have some stunning cinematography by Geoffrey Unsworth with some brilliant locations in Ireland, all made near Boorman's house. :P
(ag) wrote: George Lucas's debut is a bleak and somber sci-fi with evocative sound and impressively minimal set design, as well as having a simple yet rewarding plot structure
(nl) wrote: Two boys young boys fly in a spaceship to a hidden planet on the opposite side of the sun from us where two alien women want to eat their brains; *SPOILER!* Gamera saves them. The Gamera series was hitting rock bottom at this point, with the monster battles becoming shorter and more ridiculous (this is the movie where the giant turtle takes a few spins on the gymnastics bar). More for lovers of bad movies than for monster fans.
(gb) wrote: good enuf western even if the leads aren't american
(gb) wrote: It's got such a pessimistic tone to its delivery where not a single idea can go about unchallenged. It also likes to create overly dramatic attempts at creating something philosophical, even if it has the ideas and the means. However, this unusual film does pack in a visionary's thought that is illusive and expansive, but also tactful and developed.
(fr) wrote: It's a returning war vet story and a prison/chain gang story. One of my favorites, Paul Muni, is James Allen. When he arrives home from WWI he doesn't want to be pressured into the same humdrum life he led before being in the military. The army changes a man. He travels from Boston to New Orleans to Michigan to St. Louis looking for construction jobs. He goes to get a burger with a guy he meets at a homeless shelter and is convicted of being an accomplice in the robbery of the diner. It's a hard adjustment to make being shackled to a chain gang and having to ask permission to even wide the sweat from his own face. He witnesses the brutal treatment by the guards. He makes a couple friends like Bomber (Ellis). James Allen can't yield to this life of being treated like a slave or like an animal and he is quite intelligent, so he makes plans to escape. Somehow even with reading the synopsis beforehand, I didn't expect that Allen would live six successful years doing what he wanted to do in Chicago. He goes by the name Allen James. A man with two first names can do that. The state of Missouri, the governor, and the prison board are intent on revenge for the embarrassment of having a prisoner escape successfully. Allen has a lawyer, who plays by the book, and his brother, who's a minister tries to help out, but the state is not playing fair. He finds himself back on the chain gang. The camera work and production work are done well. All the characters come alive with a naturalistic script based on Robert E. Burns true life story.
(br) wrote: I thought better than original.