Ewa Ziętek is a Polish actress. She has made over 50 appearances in film and television, she starred in the 1978 comedy film What Will You Do When You Catch Me?. Ewa Ziętek on IMDb
The Battle of Stalingrad (film)
The Battle of Stalingrad is a 1949 two-part Soviet epic war film about the Battle of Stalingrad, directed by Vladimir Petrov. The script was written by Nikolai Virta. In the Kremlin, Stalin analyzes the Wehrmacht's movements and concludes that the Germans aim to capture Stalingrad. Hitler, who believes the city is the key to final victory, orders his Generals take it at all costs; as the enemy approaches Stalingrad, the Red Army and the local population rally to defend it in a bitter house-to-house combat, stalling the German advance. In Moscow, Stalin plans the counter-offensive; the Wehrmacht launches a massive assault, intended to overwhelm the defenders of Stalingrad. As the Red Army is pushed back to the Volga, Stalin orders to commence Operation Uranus; the Germans are encircled, efforts to relieve the Stalingrad pocket fail. Paulus, ordered by Hitler to hold to the end, refuses to surrender; the Soviets close on the city. After Red Army soldiers enter his command post, Paulus orders his remaining troops to surrender.
The Soviets hold a victory rally in liberated Stalingrad. The film is the last of the'Artistic Documentaries', a series of propaganda epics that recreated the history of the Second World War with a Stalinist interpretation of the events. Like all of the other films in the genre, The Battle of Stalingrad consists of battle scenes and staff meetings, reconstructing the campaign from the point of view of the soldiers and the generals, in a heroic manner fitting the state's ideology; the movie won the Crystal Globe in the 1949 Karlovy Vary Film Festival. Aleksei Dikiy, who portrayed Stalin, received the 1949 Gottwaldov Film Festival's prize, director Vladimir Petrov won the Czechoslovak Workers' Film Festival Best Director Award. Petrov, cinematographer Yuri Yekelchik and four actors - Aleksei Dikiy, Nikolai Simonov, Yuri Shumski and Vladimir Gaidarov - were awarded the Stalin Prize at 1950 for their role in the film. French critic André Bazin wrote that the film portrayed Stalin as a super-human leader, showing him planning the Soviet war effort on his own: "Even if we grant Stalin a hyper-Napoleonic military genius...
It would be childish to think that events in the Kremlin unfolded as they are seen here." Richard Taylor listed The Battle of Stalingrad as "a personality cult film". Aleksei Dikiy as Joseph Stalin Nikolai Ryzhov as Lazar Kaganovich Maxim Schtrauch as Vyacheslav Molotov Viktor Khokhryakov as Georgi Malenkov Yuri Tolubeyev as Andrei Zhdanov Yuri Shumski as General Alexander Vasilevsky Boris Livanov as General Konstantin Rokossovsky Vladimir Golovin as General Nikolai Vatutin Vasili Merkuryevas General Nikolay Voronov Nikolai Simonov as General Vasily Chuikov Nikolai Kryuchkov as Colonel Ivanov Mikhail Nazvanov as Colonel Ivan Lyudnikov Alexander Antonov as Colonel Popov Leonid Kniazev as Sergeant Yakov Pavlov Viktor Stanitsyn as Winston Churchill/General Fedor Tolbukhin Nikolay Cherkasov as Franklin Delano Roosevelt Konstantin Mikhailov as W. Averell Harriman Mikhail Astangov as Adolf Hitler Nikolai Komissarov as Field Marshal Wilhelm Keitel Boris Svoboda as General Alfred Jodl Nikolai Rybnikov as Field Marshal Maximilian von Weichs Rostislav Plyatt as General Hermann Hoth Vladimir Gaidarov as Field Marshal Friedrich Paulus Vladimir Vsevolodov as General Arthur Schmidt Yevgeni Kaluzhski as General Wilhelm Adam Nikolai Nikolaievski as General Wilhelm Adam Part I and Part II on the IMDb.
The Battle of Stalingrad on Kino-teatr.ru. The Battle of Stalingrad original East German posters on ostfilm.de
A Children's Story
A Children’s Story known as Certain Children in Australia, was directed by Andrea and Antonio Frazzi in 2004 and is an Italian film which focuses on the life of an eleven-year-old boy growing up in an environment of poverty and criminality in Naples. This was the second film to be made by the Frazzi twins, Il cielo cade having been released in 2000, it was to be Andrea Frazzi’s last film. Certi bambini was awarded the 2004 Crystal Globe at the 39th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. List of Italian films of 2004 A Children's Story on IMDb A Children's Story at Eurochannel
Jar City (film)
Jar City is a 2006 Icelandic film directed by Baltasar Kormákur. It is based on a novel written by Arnaldur Indriðason and released in English as Jar City. Kormákur is in the midst of producing an English-language remake called Jar City, which will be set in Louisiana. A world-weary cop comes to believe a recent murder of a middle-aged man is linked to a case of possible rape three decades earlier by a group of friends and a corrupt cop. Working through, he finds it linked to a rare disease among Nordics. One thing leads to another and he puts the pieces together. A geneticist father loses his child to neurofibromatosis and his search for answers leads to his degenerate father and unravels many missing person cases during the decade. Like the book on which it is based, the film is implicitly a semi-critique to the gene-gathering work of the Icelandic company deCODE genetics. Ingvar E. Sigurðsson as Erlendur Ágústa Eva Erlendsdóttir as Eva Lind Björn Hlynur Haraldsson as Sigurður Óli Ólafía Hrönn Jónsdóttir as Elínborg Atli Rafn Sigurðsson as Örn Kristbjörg Kjeld as Katrín Þorsteinn Gunnarsson as Holberg Theódór Júlíusson as Elliði Þórunn Magnea Magnúsdóttir as Elín Guðmunda Elíasdóttir as Theodóra Walter Grímsson as Handrukkarar Sveinn Ólafur Gunnarsson Magnús Ragnarsson as Lögfræðingur Rafnhildur Rósa Atladótir as Kola Jón Sigurbjörnsson as Albert The score was composed by Mugison.
Track listing: "Til eru fræ" "Sveitin milli sanda" "Bíum bíum bambaló" "Erlendur" "Elliði" "Á Sprengisandi" "Fyrir átta árum" "Áfram veginn – Nikka" "Áfram veginn" "Halabalúbbúlúbbúlei" "Malakoff" "Bí bí og blaka I" "Myrra" "Kirkjuhvoll" "Bí bí og blaka II" "Dagný" "Heyr, Ó Gud raust mína" "Lyrik" "Nú hnígur sól" "Sofðu unga ástin mín" "Ódur til Hildigunnar" "Svefnfræ" "Fræsvefn" "Svefnfræ, söngur" "Nú legg ég augun aftur"Incidental music: Extract from George Frideric Handel's "The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba" from the oratorio Solomon The film was awarded the 2007 Crystal Globe Grand Prix at the 42nd Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. It won the Breaking Waves Award at the 15th Titanic International Film Festival in Budapest with a €10,000 prize. A Blockbuster Exclusive Region 1 DVD was released in the U. S. and Canada. Otherwise, the film was not released commercially in America, it has been released on DVD in Europe and is available on iTunes. Jar City on IMDb Jar City 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.
"Society and Subjectivity: On the Political Economy of Chinese Melodrama," in New Chinese Cinemas: Forms, Politics. Cambridge: CUP, 1994, 57-87. Hayford, Charles W. "Hibiscus Town: Revolution and Bean Curd." In Chris Berry, ed. Chinese Films in Focus: 25 New Takes. London: BFI Publishing, 2003, 120-27. Kipnis, Andrew. "Anti-Maoist Gender: Hibiscus Town's Naturalization of a Dengist Sex/Gender/Kinship System." Asian Cinema 8, 2: 66-75. Hibiscus Town on IMDb Hibiscus Town at AllMovie Hibiscus Town article from China.org Hibiscus Town from the Chinese Movie Database Overview and questions of Hibiscus Town from Ohio State University
The Mosquito Net
The Mosquito Net is a 2010 Spanish drama film about a dysfunctional family. It was directed by Agustí Vila, it stars Geraldine Chaplin, Eduard Fernández and Martina García. A bourgeois Catalan family are in a state of disarray, they are Miguel, his wife Alicia, their son Lluís, Miguel's elderly parents. Lluís collects stray cats and dogs that now dominate the family apartment, much to his father's chagrin. Alicia is incapable of challenging the whims of her son and ponders separating from her husband. Miguel's mother, Maria suffers from Alzheimer's and her husband believes suicide may be the solution to their problems. Meanwhile, Alicia's friend, Raquel believes in a tough love method of parenting her daughter, albeit a method that leads to abuse. Emma Suárez as Alícia Geraldine Chaplin as María Eduard Fernández as Miguel Marcos Franz as Lluís Martina García as Ana Anna Ycobalzeta as Raquel Àlex Brendemühl as Editor Fermí Reixach as Robert Àlex Batllori as Sergi Filming began in Barcelona on 9 November 2009.
The film represents the linguistic texture of the city, with the use of both Catalan. Madrid actress, Emma Suárez had to learn Catalan for her role. Chaplin described the enthusiasm she had for the project, revealing that it was "the best script that I have read in my life"; the Hollywood Reporter described the film as "intriguing" and that "the questions it raises stick in the mind. It should engage audiences with a taste for complex urban quandaries presented with Spanish flair."Suárez was nominated for the Goya Award for Best Actress and won the Best Actress Award at the Valladolid International Film Festival. The film won the 2010 Crystal Globe at the 45th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival; the Mosquito Net on IMDb The Mosquito Net on Eurochannel
Capricious Summer is a 1968 Czechoslovak comedy film directed by Jiří Menzel. It is based on the novel Rozmarné léto by the Czech writer Vladislav Vančura, it was listed to compete at the 1968 Cannes Film Festival, but the festival was cancelled due to the events of May 1968 in France. The film depicts a humorous story of three men, a colonel, a priest and a bath-keeper, during rainy summer days. Rudolf Hrušínský as Antonín Dura Vlastimil Brodský as Major Hugo František Řehák as priest / abbé / canon Roch Míla Myslíková as Kateřina Durová Jana Preissová as Anna Jiří Menzel as Arnoštek Bohuš Záhorský as old man Vlasta Jelínková as housemaid Alois Vachek as man in a pub Bohumil Koska as man in a pub Karel Hovorka as man in a pub Antonín Pražák as policeman Pavel Bosek as Mayor Capricious Summer on IMDb Koresky, Michael. "Criterion Collection Essay". Retrieved 27 April 2012