Bob and the Trees
Bob and the Trees is a 2015 American fictional vérité drama film that won the Crystal Globe at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. Shot in The Berkshires and the Trees follows farmer and logger Bob Tarasuk, his son and business partner Matt, Bob's wife Polly as they work to earn money during winter; the film, Diego Ongaro's feature-length directorial debut, premiered in the noncompetitive Next section of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival in January 2015, where it was met with positive reviews. Director Diego Ongaro moved from Paris to Brooklyn, New York to Sandisfield, where he befriended Bob Tarasuk, a farmer and logger. Tarasuk and Matthew Gallagher, Tarasuk's son-in-law and business partner, took Ongaro to their work, where he "saw the conditions these guys lived under and how hard it is and the knowledge required", after he saw "how charismatic a character Bob was", Ongaro "felt had a story". A short released in 2011, the film was expanded to feature-length with fifteen days of shooting in November 2014.
The feature-length Bob and the Trees debuted at the noncompetitive Next section of the Sundance Film Festival on January 27, 2015, where it was met with warm critical reception. The Hollywood Reporter's Justin Lowe stated that the film "mines a rich vein of humanism shot through with characteristically dry New England humor", with Ongaro's "unsentimental empathy" a tone "too missing from outsider perspectives". In a review for Indiewire, Katie Walsh described Tarasuk as "wonderfully natural and unstudied", though wrote that the "story of the making of Bob and the Trees is the most interesting thing about the film itself", that it "could stand to lose about 10 minutes in edit". Ben Kenigsberg of Variety magazine drew comparison between the film's visuals and woodland work by Kelly Reichardt, praised Tarasuk's "introverted performance". Kenigsberg called the film's resolution "at once pleasingly down-to-earth", but "a little easy". At the 50th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, the film won the Crystal Globe, the festival's main award, which included a cash prize of USD$25,000.
It showed at the Durban International Film Festival on July 21, 2015, at the Woods Hole Film Festival in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, on July 28 and August 1, 2015 and at the Molodist festival in Kyiv in October 2015. Official website Bob and the Trees on IMDb Bob and the Trees at Rotten Tomatoes
Little Crusader is a 2017 Czech historical drama film directed by Václav Kadrnka. It won Crystal Globe at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival; the film is about a knight Bořek. He is travelling to find his lost son; the film was shot in Italy. Story is based on a poem by Jaroslav Vrchlický Svojanovský křižáček. Films's style refers to films directed by František Vláčil. Karel Roden as Bořek Aleš Bílík as Szimko Jana Semerádová as Mother Matouš John as Jeník Jiří Soukup as a Hermit Michal Legíň as Uhlíř Šimon Vyskočil as Uhlíř's son Jana Oľhová as Innkeeper's wife Ivan Krúpa as Innkeeper Eliška Křenková asn Angel Jan Bednář as Štěpán Tomáš Bambušek as an Actor Bořek's little son Jeník hears a tale from priest about the Children's Crusade which influences him to run from home, his father a knight named. The film is a loose adaptation of poem Svojanovský křižáček. Kadrnka came across the poem during a work on a different project and decided to make an adaptation of the poem. Preparations started in 2011.
Shooting started in December 2015. The film was shot in Italy. Shooting concluded in early 2016; the film received mixed reactions from critics and audience. Many critics argued whether the film deserved the Crystal Globe. Official website Little Crusader on IMDb
Romanization of Georgian
Romanization of Georgian is the process of transliterating the Georgian language from the Georgian script into the Latin script. This system, adopted in February 2002 by the State Department of Geodesy and Cartography of Georgia and the Institute of Linguistics, Georgian National Academy of Sciences, establishes a transliteration system of the Georgian letters into Latin letters; the system was in use, since 1998, on driving licenses. It is used by BGN and PCGN since 2009. Despite its popularity this system sometimes leads to ambiguity; the system is used in social networks, chat rooms, etc. The system is influenced by the common case-sensitive Georgian keyboard layout that ties each key to each letter in the alphabet. ISO 9984:1996, "Transliteration of Georgian characters into Latin characters", was last reviewed and confirmed in 2010; the guiding principles in the standard are: No digraphs, i.e. one Latin letter per Georgian letter (apart from the apostrophe-like "High comma off centre", mapped to "Combining comma above right" in Unicode, for aspirated consonants, whereas ejectives are unmarked, e.g.: კ → k, ქ → k̕ Extended characters are Latin letters with caron, with the exception of "g macron" ღ → ḡ.
Archaic extended characters are ē, ō, ẖ. No capitalization, both as it does not appear in the original script, to avoid confusion with claimed popular ad-hoc transliterations of caron characters as capitals instead. Transliteration web utility for the National and ISO transliteration of Georgian
Me You Them
Me You Them is a 2000 Brazilian drama film directed by Andrucha Waddington. Regina Casé - Darlene Lima Duarte - Osias Stênio Garcia - Zezinho Luiz Carlos Vasconcelos - Ciro Nilda Spencer - Raquel Diogo Lopes - Vaqueiro negro / Black herdsman Helena Araújo - Darlene's mother Iami Rebouças - Moça do forró / Young woman at ball Lucien Paulo - Capataz / Headman Borges Cunha - Registry employee Plácido Alves Neto - Dono da venda / Store owner D. Dinorah - Osias' mother José Pascoal - Rapaz do forró / Young man at ball Zé Brocoió - Locutor / Speaker 1 Clesio Atanasio - Locutor / Speaker 2 53rd Cannes Film Festival - Un Certain Regard Special Distinction 2nd Grande Prêmio Cinema Brasil - Best Film, Best Actress, Best Cinematography, Best Editing 35th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival - Crystal Globe, Best Actress As Canções de Eu Tu Eles, the soundtrack album for the film performed by Gilberto Gil. Me You Them on IMDb Me You Them at AllMovie
Hibiscus Town is a 1986 Chinese film directed by Xie Jin, based on a novel by the same name written by Gu Hua. The film, a melodrama, follows the life and travails of a young woman who lives through the turmoil of the Cultural Revolution and as such is an example of the "scar drama" genre that emerged in the 1980s and 1990s that detailed life during that period; the film was produced by the Shanghai Film Studio. The film won Best Film for 1987 Golden Rooster Awards and Hundred Flowers Awards, as well as Best Actress awards for Liu Xiaoqing at both ceremonies, it was selected as the Chinese entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 60th Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee. The village in Hunan province where the film was made, was known as Wang Village. In 2007, the village was renamed Furong zhen owing to this film. Liu Xiaoqing as Hu Yuyin, the film's heroine, a young woman, caught up in the political turmoil of China's Cultural Revolution, she sells rice beancurd with her husband.
Liu Linian as Li Guigui, Yuyin's first husband Jiang Wen as Qin Shutian, a "bourgeoisie" rightist who falls in love with Yuyin Zheng Zaishi as Gu Yanshan, the granary director Zhu Shibin as Wang Qiushe Xu Songzi as Li Guoxiang Zhang Guangbei as Li Mangeng The film follows Hu Yuyin, a young and hardworking woman in a small Chinese town on the eve of the Cultural Revolution. She is married and runs a successful roadside food stall selling spicy beancurd. Yuyin is supported by Party members Li Mangeng, who once wanted to marry her, Director Gu, a war veteran in charge of the granary, but in 1964 the Four Cleanups Movement sends a Party work-team to root out Rightists and capitalist roaders. The team is led by Li Guoxiang, a single woman, assisted by Wang Qiushe, a former poor peasant who has lost his land because of his drinking. At a public struggle session, Yuyin is declared to be a "new rich peasant." Both her home and business are taken from her and her husband, Li Guigui is executed for trying to kill Li Guoxiang.
After the first waves of the Revolution have ended, now relegated to a lowly street sweeper, returns to the town. She falls in love with Qin Shutian, who had come in the 1950s to collect local folksongs but was declared to be one of the Five Black Categories; when Yuyin becomes pregnant, this loving relationship attracts the outrage of Li Guoxiang and Wang Qiushe, who themselves are having a secret affair. Shutian is sent to reform through labor and it is not until Deng Xiaoping's reforms in 1978 that his case is reviewed and he is allowed to return and help Yuyin re-establish their food stall. At the end of the film, Li Guoxiang continues to hold a position in the bureaucracy while Wang Qiushe loses his mind; the film was well received domestically and was voted by Chinese film audiences as one of the three best films of 1987. It remains however quite obscure outside China. Gilbert Adair of Time Out magazine gave the film his endorsement, calling it "a potent blend of the political and personal": "Xie's portrait of China's traumatic, turbulent history ranges from'63 to the post-'Gang of Four' years, his palette the changing fortunes of an entangled group of individuals.
It's impressive both for the elegant precision with which the director fills his scope frame with small, significant details, for the discreet understatement that controls his own special brand of epic melodrama. In some ways similar to the classic romances of Frank Borzage, Hibiscus Town is a moving account of survival in the face of widespread social and political madness, told with clarity and insight." Golden Rooster Awards, 1987 Best Film Best Actress — Liu Xiaoqing Best Supporting Actress — Xu Songzi Best Art Direction— Jin Qifen Hundred Flowers Awards, 1987 Best Film — tied with Dr. Sun Yat-sen and Xue zhan Taierzhuang Best Actor — Jiang Wen Best Actress — Liu Xiaoqing Best Supporting Actor — Zhu Shibin Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, 1988 Crystal Globe, Grand Prix Cultural Revolution - background of the film List of submissions to the 60th Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film List of Chinese submissions for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film Browne, Nick.
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Jagte Raho is a 1956 Bollywood/Bengali film, directed by Amit Maitra and Sombhu Mitra, written by Khwaja Ahmad Abbas, produced by and starring Raj Kapoor. The film centers on the trials of a poor villager. However, the naive man soon becomes trapped in a web of middle-class corruption; the film features a cameo by Nargis in the final scene. It was produced in Bengali as Ek Din Raatre, starring Raj Kapoor, Chhabi Biswas, Pahari Sanyal, Nargis Dutt and Daisy Irani; the film won the Crystal Globe Grand Prix at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in Czechoslovakia in 1957. A poor peasant from the village, who comes to the city in search of work, is looking for some water to quench his thirst, he enters an apartment complex, whose residents chase him. He runs from one flat to the other trying to escape his predicament. Along the way, he witnesses many shady undertakings in the flats; these crimes are being committed by the so-called "respectable" citizens of the city, who by day, lead a life in contrast to their nighttime deeds behind closed doors.
He is shocked by these events and tries to escape by evading the search parties that are patrolling the apartment building in search of the elusive thief. He is seen, people chase him to the roof of the building, he puts up a brave resistance and descends by the water pipes onto the porch of a flat. He goes in to find a young girl, she talks to him and kindles a self-belief in the peasant, who determinedly tries to face the adversity waiting outside. But when he ventures out of the flat, he is surprised to find, he leaves the apartment building, his thirst still unquenched. He hears a beautiful song and searching for its source arrives at the doorstep of a woman drawing water from a well, his thirst is assuaged. Other than the acting, the music is the highlight of the film. Lyrics are by Shailendra and Prem Dhawan and music is by Salil Choudhary; the songs are 1. "Zindagi Khawab Hai, Khvaab Me Jhuth Kya Aur Bhala Sach Hai Kya" - Mukesh 2. "Main Koi Jhoot Boleya" sung by Mohammed Rafi and S. Balbir and 3.
"Jaago Mohan Pyaare" - Lata Mangeshkar 4. "Thandee Thandee Savan Kee Phuhar" - Asha Bhosle 5. "Maine Jo Li Angdayi" - Haridhan, Sandhya Mukherjee The song "Zindagi Khwab Hai", picturized on Motilal in Hindi was recorded as "Ei Duniaye Shobi Hoi" in the Bengali version and was picturized on Chhabi Biswas. Most of the storyline is identical between the two versions. "Jago Mohan Pritam" sung by Lata Mangeshkar is common to both versions - only the lyrics were changed to Hindi and Bengali, as applicable. Pradeep Kumar Sumitra Devi Smriti Biswas Pahari Sanyal Sulochana Chatterjee Daisy Irani Nemo Motilal Nana Palsikar Iftekhar Raj Kapoor Nargis Jagte Raho was an overseas blockbuster at the Soviet box office, drawing 33.6 million Soviet viewers in 1965, due to Raj Kapoor's popularity in the Soviet Union. In the Soviet Union, the film earned an estimated 8.4 million SUR in 1965, equivalent to US$74 million in 2016. A shortened version of the film won the Crystal Globe Grand Prix at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in Czechoslovakia in 1957.
At the fourth annual National Film Awards, the film won the Certificate of Merit. Jagte Raho on IMDb Jagte Raho on YouTube