Esperame mucho 1983
1h 30min | Drama | 11 August 1983 (Argentina)
Memories of Argentina in the early 1950s bring a man back (in his mind) to his neighborhood, his family, and their hardware store. Although the barrio was filled with people both for and against Juan Perón who was in office as President at this time, the bonds of friendship were stronger than political differences. This view, and the view held throughout the film is that of the man as a young child. Newsreel clips and scenes of Evita Perón’s funeral insert an adult perspective, though there is still an element of indecision throughout the film as to which perspective should hold.
Tayny dvortsovykh perevorotov 1-6
TV series (2000-)
“Secrets of the Palace Revolutions” is a big historical project, directed by Svetlana Druzhinina – an acknowledged Russian director, best known for the trilogy “Gardemariny”. After Emperor Peter I killed his only heir prince Alexey and issued the Decree of Succession, which provided that the Tsar would choose his own successor. But Peter I himself failed to do so before his death in 1725. In the decades that followed, the absence of clear rules of succession left the monarchy open to intrigues, plots, palace coups and counter-coups. The series has 8 Films, and follows the reign of Romanov dynasty during the Era of The era of Palace Revolutions.
My Mistress 2014
1h 44min | Drama, Romance | 6 November 2014 (Australia)
It’s a long hot summer for Charlie Boyd. He’s sixteen, his hormones are raging and he’s just found out his mother is having an affair with his father’s best friend. One thing takes his mind off his problems, the mysterious woman down the street who has visitors day and night, and has just advertised for a gardener. But she is forgotten when a tragic family event tumbles Charlie into a world of pain, a pain so intense Charlie thinks no-one can help him. He’s wrong. Someone can. Maggie, the beautiful French stranger. She’s a professional, and she specialises in pain. Giving it, exploring it, sharing it, all for money. So Charlie falls in love, and despite herself so does she, drawn to this troubled boy who takes all the pain she can give and uses it to heal himself. And as Charlie heals, he turns that healing back onto her, his Mistress.
Two brothers, aged 16 and 18, are in rural France with their father. They are in hiding and forever changing dwellings so their whereabouts remain unknown to the authorities. At one of their stops the older brother abandons them and so, 16 year old Sylvain is left alone with his father, by the Loire river. Thatʼs where he will meet his first girlfriend and will begin to consider leaving his father for the first time, in order to live his own life.
Mon fils a moi 2006
1h 19min | Drama | 30 August 2007 (Hungary)
2 wins & 1 nomination.
Julien and his mum care for each other very much. But Julien has committed a deadly sin: he is growing into a teenager! Worse, he has found himself a girlfriend of his age. “Mummy” is not going to tolerate such an ignominy. Julien is HER baby and will remain HERS for ever, encouraged in her “crusade” by her bovine husband and barely thwarted by the more courageous interventions of Suzanne, Julien’s sympathetic big sister.
Phillip Filmore is a naive, 15-year-old, preoccupied with sex, who develops a crush on Nicole Mallow, the new 30-something, French housekeeper and sitter to look after him when Phillip’s father is out of town for the summer on a “business” trip. But Mr. Filmore’s unscrupulous chauffeur, Lester Lewis, takes advantage of Phillip’s crush on Nicole to hire her to seduce the youth, then draws her into a plot to fake her own death in a blackmail scheme aimed to drain Phillip’s trust fund.