nedelja, 19. februar 2017

Silence (2016)



Slo naslov: Molk
Država: ZDA, Tajvan, Mehika
Jezik:Angleščina, Japonščina
Leto: 2016
Dolžina: 159',  Imdb
Žanri: Drama, Zgodovinski
Slo recenzija: -
Režija: Martin Scorsese
Scenarij: Jay Cocks, Martin Scorsese, Shûsaku Endô (knjiga)
Igrajo: Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver, Tadanobu Asano, Ciarán Hinds, Issey Ogata, Shinya Tsukamoto, Yoshi Oida, Yosukey Kubozuka, Liam Neeson

[SLO]

Opis via Kolosej:


Z oskarji nagrajeni režiser neizprosnih dram Tolpe New Yorka, Dvojna igra in Zlovešči otok predstavlja zgodbo o dveh portugalskih jezuitskih duhovnikih, ki se v 17. stoletju odpravita na Japonsko. Predstojnik jima naroči, naj najdeta njunega nekdanjega mentorja, ki je v deželi vzhajajočega sonca širil krščanstvo. Odkriti morata, če se je resnično odpovedal veri, ko so ga nasprotniki ujeli in mučili. V skrivnostni deželi, polni neznanih pravil in običajev, se mladeniča znajdeta sredi krvavega upora proti zadnji fevdalni vladavini šogunov.

Japonsko podeželje, 17. Stoletje. Šogunsko preganjanje kristjanov je v polnem zamahu. Misijonar Rodrigo (Andrew Garfield), mlad portugalski jezuit, raziskuje, kaj se je zgodilo z njegovim mentorjem in predhodnikom, očetom Ferreirom (Liam Neeson). Je res izrekel apostazijo in s tem izdal tako svoje temeljno, versko prepričanje kot tudi Cerkev v Rimu?

Zgodba tega nadvse napetega in pretresljivega »trilerja« temelji na resničnih zgodovinskih osebnostih, dogodkih in dejstvih. Roman je mojstrovina, ki je bila navdih za opero, simfonijo in sedaj še film. Molk je ep o japonskih misionarjih, o katerem je režiser Martin Scorsese sanjal skoraj 30 let, odkar je prebral knjigo. Zgodovinska drama ni prvi Scorsesejev film, v katerem je za podlago vzel knjigo z versko tematiko. Tak je bil tudi film Zadnja Kristusova skušnjava z Willemom Dafoejem v glavni vlogi iz leta 1988, posnet po knjigi Grka Nikosa Kazantzakisa iz leta 1951.  

[ENG]


The story of two Catholic missionaries (Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver) who face the ultimate test of faith when they travel to Japan in search of their missing mentor (Liam Neeson) - at a time when Catholicism was outlawed and their presence forbidden. (Imdb)

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Though undeniably gorgeous, it is punishingly long, frequently boring, and woefully unengaging at some of its most critical moments.... Still, viewed through the narrow prism of films about faith, Silence is a remarkable achievement.  
(Peter Debruge, Variety)

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sobota, 18. februar 2017

Ni le ciel ni la terre (2015)

aka Neither Heaven Nor Earth


Slo naslov: -
Drugi naslovi: The Wakhan Front
Država: Francija, Belgija 
Jezik: Francoščina
Leto: 2015
Dolžina: 100',  Imdb
Žanri: Drama, Vojni, Misterij
Slo recenzija: - 
Režija: Clément Cogitore
Scenarij: Clément Cogitore, Thomas Bidegain
Igrajo: Jeremie Renier, Kevin Azais, Swann Arlaud, Marc Robert, Finnegan Oldfield, Clement Bresson, Sam Mirhosseini

[ENG]


In this suspenseful war film that uses fear of the dark to great effect, an army contingent operating in Afghanistan is beset by mysterious disappearances. A French NATO patrol awaits its scheduled departure from their steel-plated Fort Apache base, bristling with high-tech gear. In one direction lies a village, a friendly but edgy place for them to be. On the other side is an area controlled by the little-seen Taliban. In between, sits a rock-strewn no-man’s land. While on a routine mission, two soldiers disappear. As the baffled French captain (compellingly played by Jérémie Renier) tries to figure out what happened, the Taliban send out a patrol in search of two of their own who have similarly vanished. The intensity climbs as further events transpire with no rational explanation. The men, now haunted by dreams, are close to panic, and the only clue to the odd occurrences is a supernatural tale spun by a village teenager. First-time director Clément Cogitore combines documentary-like realism with the seemingly paranormal to create a metaphor for the incongruities of contemporary war. The Wakhan no-man’s land is the abyss that imperious Westerners plunge themselves into when they are on soil that doesn’t belong to them. —Miguel Pendás


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petek, 17. februar 2017

Chorus (2015)



Slo naslov: -
Država: Kanada
Jezik: Francoščina
Leto: 2015
Dolžina: 97' ,  Imdb
Žanri: Drama
Slo recenzija: -
Režija: François Delisle
Scenarij: François Delisle
Igrajo: Sébastien Ricard, Fanny Mallette, Geneviève Bujold, Pierre Curzi, Antoine L'Écuyer, Luc Senay

[ENG]


Hugo was eight when he went missing. When searches turn up nothing, his parents, Christophe and Irène split apart under the excruciating pressure of waiting. He moves to Mexico. She goes back to her career as an alto in an early music choir.

They live in their separate solitudes, haunted by Hugo's disappearance, until one day they get the news that human remains have been found. Everything indicates they are those of their son Hugo.
During their forced reunion in Montreal, they both handle the death of their child in their own way. Amid the guilt of losing a loved one, they haltingly move toward affirmation of life, acceptance of death and even the possibility of reconciliation.

Chorus is a love story that emerges from mourning and leads to two survivors clinging to each other as if to heal the deepest cut of all.

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Kurîpî: Itsuwari no rinjin (2016)

aka Creepy


Slo naslov: Srhljivo
Angleški naslov: Creepy
Država: Japonska
Jezik: Japonščina
Leto: 2016
Dolžina: 130',  Imdb
Žanri: Misterij, Triler
Slo recenzija: -
Režija: Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Chihiro Ikeda
Scenarij: Kiyoshi Kurosawa
Igrajo: Hidetoshi Nishijima, Yuko Takeuchi, Teruyuki Kagawa, Haruna Kawaguchi, Ryoko Fujino

Via Liffe


[SLO]


Priredba nagrajenega detektivskega romana Yutake Maekawe, ki v skladu s pisateljevim slovesom mojstra suspenza postreže z obilo presenečenj in obratov. 

Inšpektor Takakura za las uide smrti, zato se odloči zapustiti policijo in se zaposli kot univerzitetni predavatelj kriminalne psihologije. Njegovo hrepenenje po razrešitvi motivov kriminalcev pa mu vendarle ne da miru, zato začne spet sodelovati z nekdanjim kolegom Nogamijem pri vnovičnem odprtju starega primera. Pred šestimi leti je namreč neka družina izginila v skrivnostnih okoliščinah, do danes pa niso odkrili nobenega trupla. Ko se Takakura potopi v stare dosjeje, se na drugi strani njegova žena seznanja z novimi sosedi. Nekega dne sosedova hčerka detektiva sooči s šokantno izjavo. Preteklost in sedanjost se naenkrat prepleteta, njuno razvozlavanje pa postane življenjsko nevarna naloga. 

[ENG]


After having narrowly escaped an attempt on his life at the hands of a psychopath, detective inspector Takakura quits active service and takes up a position as a university lecturer in criminal psychology. But his desire to get to the bottom of criminals' motives remains, and he does not hesitate long when former colleague Nogami asks him to reopen an old case. Six years ago, a family disappeared under mysterious circumstances and to this day no body has been found. While Takakura immerses himself in the old files, his wife introduces herself to their new next door neighbours. One day a neighbour's daughter appears at the door and confronts Takakura with a shocking claim. Past and present suddenly become entangled and unravelling them becomes a life-threatening task for Takakura. 

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sreda, 15. februar 2017

Tôi thay hoa vàng trên co xanh (2015)

aka Yellow Flowers on the Green Grass


Slo naslov: -
Angleški naslov: Yellow Flowers on the Green Grass
Država: Vietnam
Jezik: Vietnamščina
Leto: 2015
Dolžina: 103',  Imdb
Žanri: Drama
Slo recenzija: -
Režija: Victor Vu
Scenarij: Doan Nhat Nam
Igrajo: Thinh Vinh, Quy Binh, Trong Khang, Thanh My

[ENG]


A coming of age story set in the Vietnamese countryside during the late 1980s, as told through the eyes of a 12 year old boy named Thieu. Thieu and his younger brother Tuong share and do everything together. Their days unfold like a whimsical and comical journey filled with innocence, wonder, confusion and curious adventures. Tuong idolizes his older brother’s confidence and constantly strives for his approval. But in fact, Thieu’s “over-confidence” is to compensate for his overwhelming insecurities. Thieu is constantly jealous of his younger brother when it comes to grades, talent and affection from the girl next door, Moon. This leads to an act of violence which leaves Tuong paralyzed and bedridden. In coming to terms with his own conscience, Thieu attempts to redeem himself and discovers the true meaning of brotherhood.


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torek, 14. februar 2017

This Is England '90 (2015)


Slo naslov: -
Država: VB
Jezik: Angleščina
Leto: 2015
Dolžina: 4 epizode (45',51',52',76'),  Imdb
Žanri: Drama, Krimi
Slo recenzija: -
Režija: Shane Meadows
Scenarij: Shane Meadows, Jack Thorne
Igrajo: Thomas Turgoose, Billy Braithwait, Chanel Cresswell, Katherine Dow Blyton, Andrew Ellis, Joseph Gilgun, Vicky McClure, Andrew Shim, Michael Socha

[ENG]


This Is England '90 looks at rave culture and the 1990 FIFA World Cup. It features Shaun, Kelly, Trev, Harvey and Gadget who are involved in the rave scene. Woody and Milky have opened a scooter shop, while Combo is released from prison after serving his sentence for the manslaughter of Mick in This Is England '86. Flip and Higgy from the moped gang in This Is England '86 are more prominently featured in the cast in this series.

Similar to the film and the two previous series, '90 featured a montage of the era at the beginning of the first episode, featuring the resignation of Margaret Thatcher in November 1990 which is set to the 1988 song "There She Goes" by The La's (which was re-released in October 1990). Each episode is set against a different season of the year starting with Spring.

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As in real life although not wholly satisfying for drama, This Is England ’90 has been dominated by events from the characters’ past: the wicked deeds of Lol and Kellie’s father Mick, Combo’s attack on Milky. This has at times felt like a bit of a narrative cop out, and that there is nowhere left for the characters to go now.

Instead we have been asked, in the main, to sit back and enjoy Meadows’s gift for social observation, slipping into parody here and there, as in Woody’s sappy ex-girlfriend Jennifer’s (Stacey Sampson) absurd creation of a wedding planning scrapbook for him and Lol, but catching also the day-to-day poignancy of life, such as in the bumbling Gadget’s (Andrew Ellis) unrequited love for Kellie.

It seems that, with the main traumas of their lives with any luck behind them, Meadows shouldn’t bring this group of friends back to the screen again. But in the course of the three series he has extracted something epic from their apparently small existences – lives of dinner ladies, factory workers, the drug addicted and the unemployed that are normally way below the radar of most dramas. The vivid presence of Lol, Woody, Combo and their friends will be sorely missed. There’s been nothing quite like them. (Serena Davies, The Telegraph)

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ponedeljek, 13. februar 2017

Loving (2016)



Slo naslov: Loving
Država: ZDA
Jezik: Angleščina
Leto: 2016
Dolžina: 123',  Imdb
Žanri: Biografija, Drama, Romantični
Slo recenzija: Filmstart, Mladina
Režija: Jeff Nichols
Scenarij: Jeff Nichols
Igrajo: Ruth Negga, Joel Edgerton, Marton Csokas, Will Dalton, Alano Miller, Michael Shannon

[SLO]

Via Kinodvor


Richard in Mildred se poročita iz globoke ljubezni. Toda piše se leto 1958 in virginijske državne oblasti nimajo posluha za rasno mešane zakone. Neke noči vdrejo v njun dom, ju spravijo za zapahe in nato izženejo iz države. Zakonca se zatečeta v Washington in sprožita sodni postopek proti zvezni državi Virginiji. Ko njun primer doseže vrhovno sodišče, postane jasno, da ne gre več samo za vprašanje njunega bivališča, temveč za pravice vseh rasno mešanih parov v ZDA.

Nežna oda ljubečemu paru, ki je sredi minulega stoletja s tihim uporom postavil nov mejnik boja za državljanske pravice v ZDA. Film, ki ga je po resničnih dogodkih posnel Jeff Nichols (Zaklonišče), je svetovno premiero doživel na festivalu v Cannesu. 



Ni dvoma, da bi že sodni primer sam po sebi lahko napolnil ves film. A želel sem posneti ljubezensko zgodbo in nisem hotel, da bi jo sodni primer preglasil. /.../ Dotaknila se me je prav ljubezen med dvema človekoma. Šele iz nje zraste drugi pomemben del zgodbe – odločitev vrhovnega sodišča. Menim, da je dragocen vsak trenutek, ki nas opozori na eleganco in preprosto lepoto ljubezni. /.../ Ko govorimo o enakosti in medrasnem zakonu, se ljudje zelo hitro skrijejo za svoja politična stališča, v ospredje stopi njihova ideologija, zatečejo se k posplošenim utemeljitvam, kar v resnici nima nobene zveze z vsakodnevno resničnostjo obravnavane tematike. Zakonca Loving sta resnična. Vsak dan vstaneta za zajtrk, vsak večer ležeta k počitku in poskušata ohraniti zvezo. Ko ju vidite, ni več o čem razpravljati. Kako bi sploh lahko oporekali temu razmerju? /.../ Lovingova nista bila niti nista želela postati mučenika. Nista bila in nista želela postati simbol. Bila sta le človeka, ki sta se ljubila in sta hotela biti drug z drugim in s svojo družino. - Jeff Nichols

[ENG]


Nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role (Ruth Negga). From acclaimed writer/director Jeff Nichols, Loving celebrates the real-life courage and commitment of an interracial couple, Richard and Mildred Loving (Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga), who married and then spent the next nine years fighting for the right to live as a family in their hometown. Their civil rights case, Loving v. Virginia, went all the way to the Supreme Court, which in 1967 reaffirmed the very foundation of the right to marry – and their love story has become an inspiration to couples ever since.


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petek, 10. februar 2017

Mænd & høns (2015)

aka Men & Chicken


Slo naslov: Možje in kokoši
Angleški naslov: Men & Chicken
Država: Danska, Nemčija
Jezik: Danščina
Leto: 2015
Dolžina: 104',  Imdb
Žanri: Komedija, Drama, Misterij 
Slo recenzija: -
Režija: Anders Thomas Jensen
Scenarij: Anders Thomas Jensen
Igrajo: Mads Mikkelsen, David Dencik, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Soren Malling, Nicolas Bro, Lars Lunoe, Philip Moller, Ole Thestrup, Bodil Jorgensen, Kirsten Lehfeldt

[SLO]

Via Kinodvor


Brata Gabriel in Elias si ne bi mogla biti bolj različna. Prvi je zadrt univerzitetni profesor, drugega zanimajo le ženske in nezapletene reči. Po očetovi smrti brata presenečena ugotovita, da moški, s katerim sta odraščala, ni bil njun biološki oče. Odločita se poiskati svojega pravega očeta. Najdeta ga na samotnem otoku Ork, a prvo srečanje z njuno novo družino ni takšno, kot sta si ga predstavljala. Nasploh so tamkajšnji prebivalci – med njimi tudi županova hči Ellen, nevrotična ženska, ki je jezna na vse – precej čudni. Skoraj tako kot onadva.

Z značilnim skandinavskim humorjem prežeta družinska prilika, v kateri čudaška brata spoznata tragikomično resnico o sebi in svojih koreninah.


Običajno snemam filme, v katerih zajamem vse zvrsti. Vsakič se moram prepričati, ali bom lahko spajal burkaški humor z grozljivko, dramo in komedijo. Najti pravo ravnovesje je ključnega pomena. Paradoksno je, da sem ideje filma Možje in kokoši prevzel od svojih otrok, ko sem jih opazoval pri igri, in ugotovil, kako krhka je naša civilizacija. Kot družina, kot družba na splošno moramo delovati na številnih ravneh, da vse pravilno poteka. Nekega dne sem pomislil, kakšne bi bile posledice, če bi otrokom dovolil, da za približno deset let odidejo živet na samotni otok popolnoma sami? Od tu je prišla izvirna iskrica zgodbe. (Anders Thomas Jensen)

[ENG]


Gabriel and Elias are two very different brothers. Gabriel is a worn down university professor and Elias is a man whose only concern is women and trivial knowledge. During a lecture Gabriel receives a phone call. Their father is dead. Things take a turn when the brothers learn through a videotape recorded by their now late father, that he in fact wasn't their biological father. Gabriel and Elias discover that their biological father lives on the island Ork. They set out to the island and here they meet their real family. The brothers' first meeting with the family doesn't go as expected. Gabriel and Elias are stranded in the marshland of Ork. Here they meet the mayor of Ork and his daughter Ellen, a neurotic woman who hates her life, herself, her father and the island. Surrounded by abnormal people, Gabriel and Elias discover the truth about themselves and their relatives. A truth that while paralyzing them also sets them free.


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četrtek, 09. februar 2017

Fences (2016)



Slo naslov: -
Država: ZDA
Jezik: Angleščina
Leto: 2016
Dolžina: 139',  Imdb
Žanri: Drama
Slo recenzija: -
Režija: Denzel Washington
Scenarij: August Wilson
Igrajo: Denzel Washington,Viola Davis, Stephen Henderson, Mykelti Williamson, Russell Hornsby, Jovan Adepo, Saniyya Sidne


[ENG]


Denzel Washington directed and stars in this adaptation of August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, which centers on a black garbage collector named Troy Maxson in 1950s Pittsburgh. Bitter that baseball's color barrier was only broken after his own heyday in the Negro Leagues, Maxson is prone to taking out his frustrations on his loved ones. Both Washington and co-star Viola Davis won Tonys for their performances in the 2010 revival of the play. Stephen Henderson, Jovan Adepo, Russell Hornsby, and Mykelti Williamson round out the supporting cast.


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Denzel Washington and Viola Davis know their parts here backward and forward, and they, along with the rest of the fine cast, bat a thousand, hitting both the humorous and serious notes. But with this comes a sense that all the conflicts, jokes and meanings are being smacked right on the nose in vivid close-ups, with nothing left to suggestion, implication and interpretation. 
[Todd McCarthy, THR]

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sreda, 08. februar 2017

The Edge of Seventeen (2016)


Slo naslov: -
Država: ZDA
Jezik: Angleščina
Leto: 2016
Dolžina: 104' ,  Imdb
Žanri: Komedija, Drama
Slo recenzija: Filmoljub
Režija: Kelly Fremon Craig
Scenarij: Kelly Fremon Craig
Igrajo: Hailee Steinfeld, Haley Ly Richardson, Blake Jenner, Woody Harrelson, Kyra Sedgwick, Hayden Szeto, Alexander Calvert

[SLO]

Načelno ne ravno moj kos pite: komična drama o odraščanju sedemnajstletnice. Že marketinška lovilna fraza pod plakatom za film scenaristke in režiserje Kelly Fremon Craig je videti predvidljivo saharinsko, mukotrpno klišejsko in ceneno kokičarsko: "Srednješolsko življenje za Nadine postane še neznosnejše, ko začne njena najboljša prijateljica Krista hoditi z njenim starejšim bratom." Pričakovati je torej nič manj kot standardna, romantično duhovita, politično korektna hollywoodska najstniška jajca, kakšnih smo videli že zilijon in so si vsa podobna kot jajce jajcu.

Ampak potem — presenečenje! Celovečerni prvenec Craigove (trivia: Edge of Seventeen je samostojna skladba ameriške pevke in avtorice Stevie Nicks, nekdanje članice uspešne britansko-ameriške super-zasedbe Fleetwood Mac), ki je bolj kot najstniški film pravzaprav zgodba o natanko določeni najstnici, je ob osvežujočem scenariju (in cenzorski oznaki R) duhovit, avtentičen in iskren predvsem zaradi slednje. Ime ji je Hailee Steinfeld ... -Filmoljub

[ENG]

Everyone knows that growing up is hard, and life is no easier for high school junior Nadine (Hailee Steinfeld), who is already at peak awkwardness when her all-star older brother Darian (Blake Jenner) starts dating her best friend Krista (Haley Lu Richardson). All at once, Nadine feels more alone than ever, until the unexpected friendship of a thoughtful boy (Hayden Szeto) gives her a glimmer of hope that things just might not be so terrible after all.  -STX Entertainment

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