Woody observation case in Helsinki through early 1950s newsreel footage. Four locations in shots, accompanied by four tape loops and four locked-groove vinyls.
No less than five branches are featured, in fact all the passenger lines and one freight. The scenery of the Looe branch with the interesting reversal and climb fromCoombe Junction, the freight-only branch to Fowey, running alongside the picturesque river, the meandering Newquay branch, the Falmouth branch still with its original main line infrastructure and finally the classic coastal railway over golden sands to picture postcard St.Ives. This is now a virtual archive as all the motive power is first generation DMUs on the passenger branches (single and two car) and a Class 37 loco on the Fowey branch. Filmed in 1991
An omnibus of three short stories revolving around three generations of a single family.
Sitian, a Chinese American conductor, returns to China to give a concert and to find her three siblings again, after having been separated from them for years after the death of their parents.
Four friends discover the pleasures of Saint-Tropez.
Adoption attorney Flory G. Herman presents an unusual vantage point in this 2004 Award-winning documentary. From young children in elementary school to articulate adults, adoptees of almost every conceivable circumstance share their most visceral and penetrating feelings about adoption. Very straightforward and not at all sugar-coated, the film encourages a positive view of one of life's most resonant and important adventures.
Bob McGraw is in his 12th year of college, goofing his way through life. Bob, Irwing, Gonzer and Max are the four losers forced and bribed to represent their university in an intercollegiate raft race. Forced and bribed into this role, they make some friends, the lovely Heather Merriweather, but mostly enemies, among others a whole team of marines, and preppy IVY-leaguers determined to win.
The head monk orders a young acolyte to guard a beautiful cherry tree in the monastery garden while he goes out. But the older man underestimates his colleague’s fondness for sake.
When a wealthy patriarch falls ill on his 70th birthday, three of his sons rush in from Calcutta, leading to a reunion filled with painful ironies and lingering disillusionment. As the family—including an addled fourth son (Soumitra Chatterjee) who lives with the old man—watches and waits, the static occasion brings out simmering tensions in their family dynamics, from the father’s moral rectitude to the business ambition of two sons and the withdrawal of their siblings.
Ute Aurand’s Hanging upside down in the Branches is a gentle, generous and unsparing portrait of the filmmaker’s parents, whose passing is marked by remembrance and the loving recording of them - Andréa Picard
A diverse group of people from different nationalities struggle to earn a living in a Belgian coal-mining town. Hoping to find a better life, the dreams are shattered when coal prices hit an all-time low and production wipes out the main industry and livelihood of the workers. This documentary-style film appeared at the Cannes Film Festival in 1963.
"The Pine's Branches" is the latest work in Murata Tomoyasu’s series “Sei toshi ni matsuwaru kioku no tabi (Journey through memories of life and death),” which he began following the Tohoku earthquake in 2011.